Elmwood School - Samara Yearbook (Ottawa, Ontario Canada)

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SAMARA JUNE, 1935 SUCCESS IS NAUGHT: ENDEAVOUR ' S ALL ' ' — Browning ELMWOOD FACING BUENA VISTA ROAD ELMWOOD FROM THE GROUNDS TENNIS AND ARCHERY €lmh)aatr Mrs. C. H. Buck History A i VI Upper English Miss D. M. Thwaite, Forms jyj metric Miss A. Elliott, Form V A French, German Miss N. E. Barrow, Form V B Classics Miss L. J. Colling, Form V C Mathematics, Science Miss B. Adams, Form IV A Mathematics, Geography Miss Neal, Form III Junior and Middle School Miss A. Belford Preparatory Forms Miss Evelyn Mills History, Latin, German Miss D. C. Tipple Singing, Music, French Miss E. Booth, Form Special Arts A and B Art and Handicrafts, Geography Mademoiselle L. Bertheny, Form Special C French Miss L. Blackburn Dancing, Drill, Games Miss M. MacCallan Nurse-Matron Miss M. Bartram Domestic Science Miss M. Carver Secretary Miss Julia MacBrien Dramatics Miss F. Cottee Science Mrs. F. Letts English Mr. H. Puddi combe Music Miss E. Bradford Music The Very Rev. E. Frank Salmon, D.D Bible Study MAGAZINE COMMITTEE Editor Genevieve Bronson Secretary Ethel South am Treasurer Sheila Skelton Advertising Betty Hooper (Manager) Anna Mackay AiLSA Gerard Literary Contributions M. Leathem A. Cochrane Sports and Photography Barbara Kennedy Lecture Notes Patricia Galt Drama Notes. . . Cecily Sparks Art and Music Notes Gvi yneth Young Boarders ' Notes Janet Dobell The Secretary acknowledges with thanks the following magazines received since May 1934: The Ashhurian, Trinity University Review, The Branksome Slogan, The Beaver Log, The Pibroch, Hatfield Hall Magazine, The Crof Ionian, Lower Canada College Magazine, The ' ' Ovenden ' Chronicle, The ' ' Queen s Review. SAMARA 5 CONTENTS V PAGE 2 Frontispiece. 3 Elmwood Staff. 4 Magazine Staff. 5 Contents. 7 Extract from King ' s Speech. 8-9 Pictures of Their Majesties. 10 Poet Laureate ' s Jubilee Hymn. 11 Account of Jubilee A. MacKay, Arts A 12 Mrs. Buck ' s Letter. 13 School Notes. 19 House Notes. 23 Prefect Notes. 27 Sports Notes. 31 School Calendar. 33 Boarders ' Notes. 37 Lecture Notes. 39 Drama Notes. 44 Music Notes. 44 Art Notes. 46 Old Girls ' Notes. 51 " Elmwood » » Clare Borbridge 52 Toe. H. Service. 54 Joy in the Working Day 54 Mountains 55 A Roman Holiday 56 Marionettes 57 His Spurs 58 Atlantic Storm D. M. Thwaite D. M. Thwaite M. PONSONBY E. Newcombe, Form III J. RussEL, VIb A. Bethune, Vc 58 The Creator S. BouRiNOT, Form III G. BrONSON, VI UPPER 59 Eventide 6 SAMARA PAGE 60 The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. 64 Form VI Upper S. Skelton, VI upper 65 Poor Little Rich Dog C. Sparks, VI a 68 Young Peter Brown P. Mathewson, Fb 69 Four Sale and Illustrations . . .Household Management Class 70 Spring P. Clark, Vc 70 Bedtime. . J. Daniels, IV a 71 At the Bend of the River B. Whitley, VI a 74 The Sail Boat A. Cochrane, VI a 74 I Have a Little House t ttt 74 The Winds Blackburn, Form III 75 How I Learned to Drive a Car A. Cochrane, VI a 76 Elmwood School Days B. Hampson, Arts b 77 On Leaving Elmwood A. Gerard, VI a 77 Our Cherished Hour B. Kennedy, VI a 78 Crossword Puzzle L. MacBrien, Vb 79 Geography M. Paterson, IV a 80 A Story without a Name. . B. Hopkirk, Vb 80 The Fountain t ttt 80 The Sky . J- Vernon, Form III 81 Answers to Puzzles. 82 Clippings from Here and There. 83 " Suffer Little Children " (Prize Story) B. Whitley, Fia 88 Autographs 91 School Directory. 94 The End. 95 Advertisements. The King ' s Jubilee Message to the Young To the children I would like to send a special message. Let me say this to each of those whom my words may reach. The King is speaking to you. I ask you to remember that in days to come you will be citizens of a great Empire. As you grow up always keep this thought before you, and when the time comes be ready and proud to give to your country the service of your work, your mind and your heart. PHOTOGRAPH BY VANDYK. LONDON. ' ttis Majesty the King " PHOTOGRAPH BY VANDYK, LONDON. ' Hep iWajesty the Qcieen 10 SAMARA John Masefield, our present poet Laureate, has written a beautiful hymn appropriate to the occasion of the King ' s Jubilee. A PRAYER FOR KING AND COUNTRY O God, whose mercy led us through The years of war into this peace. Grant that the world may make anew Man ' s spirit, that his quarrels cease. O Power, hear us as we sing. And bless this Country and her King. O Son, whose fellowship consoles All lonely mortals in despair, Help us to brother human souls To lovely issues everywhere. O Power, hear us as we sing, And bless this Country and her King. O Spirit, who art infinite In Wisdom, Beauty, Joy and Truth, Come down into our minds with light. Renew our Nation into youth. O Power, hear us as we sing. And bless this Country and her King. SAMARA 11 THEIR MAJESTIES ' SILVER JUBILEE ON Monday, the sixth of May, we celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of King George ' s accession to the throne. Twenty-five years ago our monarchs were crowned king and queen of The British Empire in Westminster Abbey. Now, twenty-five years later, King George and Queen Mary hold the undying affection and loyalty of their people. On Parliament Hill, Ottawa, there was an impressive ceremony marked with as much enthusiasm, joy and devotion as in any other part of The Empire. The great crowds, the colour of military uniforms, the gay flags, the booming guns and patriotic music has all disappeared ; but the spirit of love and faith which animated the celebration remains as strong as ever. The King, speaking by wireless to all people flying the British flag, thrilled his listeners with a heart-felt message. His speech ended with the words of Queen Victoria, used after the Diamond Jubilee thirty-eight years ago, which, he said, could not express his own deep feelings more truly or simply " From my heart I thank my beloved people; may God bless them " . Canada ' s contribution to the Jubilee is in the form of a fund, inaugurated by their Excellencies to fight the deadly disease of cancer in the Dominion. We wish this movement all the success that such a worthy cause truly deserves. 12 SAMARA is with great pleasure that we print the following letter instead of the usual editorial — g.b. My dear Elmwoodians, This brief letter is in response to a request from your representatives on the Magazine Committee that I should write a foreword to the Magazine. The request was so charmingly put that I just could not find it in my heart to refuse although all sorts of excellent excuses came to my mind! If what I want to say gets somewhat mixed up with examinations, Matriculation Forms and the many other end-of-the-year matters, do not be surprised! Actually I have had rather a guilty feeling myself for a long time that I ought to do something for the Magazine besides exhorting others to write for it. First, I want to thank you all for the happy year you have given me — because it has been a very happy one — and I should like to think each one of you can say the same. Here are some of the things that have made it specially happy for me: — All the friendly smiles I receive during the day; the special ones at Morning Assembly; those that greet me at the door, or escort me down the path. My lessons in the Senior Form room: My visits to the Preparatory — and to everyone in between! The times when you rise to the occasion in the true Elmwood way. The stripes and decorations you wear which tell the story of your Service. The look in the eyes of so many girls which makes me know that Elmwood is safe in their hands, and — The letters I receive from many of you who no longer wear the green tunic, but keep the Elmwood spirit. Thank you again for it all! Writing this as I do during these Jubilee days, I cannot be unmindful of that wave of loyalty and affection, which is sweeping through the Empire and being carried literally to the utmost corners of the earth. As I think of that wonderful procession and those cheering thousands all the way from Buckingham Palace to St. Paul ' s, the picture that stands out most clearly before my eyes is the Royal figure passing by. The figure of one who has for twenty-five years devoted himself to ' Kingly Service , doing bravely and unfalteringly a King ' s work and by his side the Queen, both regarding their lives as belonging wholly to their people and bearing about with them wherever they go " the infection of a good courage " . What a tradition of Service! I would ask you to remember that it is given to you " to make traditions as well as to uphold them, " and to do this you must keep the vision splendid ever before your eyes, so that when the opportunity comes you too may be ready to offer to your generation the service of your lives, and carry on that great tradition — " save he serve no man may rule " — which is perhaps the most enduring quality of the British character. My love to you all! Affectionately yours. SAMARA 13 Retool iSoteg CHIS is Jubilee year. Elmwood, through Samara, voices its loyal homage to Their Majesties King George and Queen Mary on the completion of twenty-five years of their reign. The concluding lines of " A Prayer for the King ' s Majesty " written by John Masefield, the Poet Laureate, most fittingly express the desire of all our hearts : — God, vouchsafe him many years, With all the world as Britain ' s friend; And Britain bright among her peers With wisdom that can never end. ' ' Long live the King! We should like to thank Her Excellency the Countess of Bessborough for her kindness in coming to give away the prizes at the School Closing last June. We are also most grateful to her, in view of her busy life, that she should have spared time this year to attend the performance of March 11th by the senior dramatics class. Her Excellency has shown a keen interest in Elmwood since first coming to Ottawa; for the past two years Lady Moyra has attended classes here, and she has frequently entertained groups of the girls; may we here thank them for all their kindness, and assure them of our regret at their leaving Canada, and our vivid remem- brance, in years to come, of their happy connection with Elmwood. Before commenting on this year ' s events, we should like to mention that an extremely enjoyable School Dance was held at Elmwood last June, at which our guests numbered about 80. All the arrangements were carried out most efficiently by a committee of the girls, with Mrs. Buck as Advisor-in-Chief. We give hearty welcome to all those who have joined the staff this year: Miss Elliott, Miss Belford, Miss Bartram; Miss Mac- Callan, who returned to Elmwood as Nurse-Matron; new visiting teachers, Mrs. Letts, Miss Cottee, and Miss Bradford; and Mr. H. Puddicombe, who, since Miss Tipple is now devoting herself to us as House-Mistress, instead of directing our musical studies, has become our revered professor of music. Miss MacBrien, our highly gifted dramatics mistress, is to be married in June to " Pat " Murphy. We wish her every happiness, and we are delighted to know that she will still be available to train our efforts in the histrionic art. Some months ago we were given a most delightful addition to the school reference library. This was twelve volumes on the Smithsonian Scientific Series, presented by Lady Kemp, in the name of Cynthia and Virginia Copping. They make an imposing array, and are a mine of interesting information. We shall value highly this generous gift from Lady Kemp and her daughters. 14 SAMARA Mr. R. S. Hooper most kindly presented us with several pictures, which now adorn the walls in the form rooms. They include groups of all the Governors-General of Canada, the Prime Ministers since Confederation; the Pantheon of Great Composers; a reproduction of Magna Carta, and a portrait of Jacques Cartier; The historical value of these gifts is obvious, and we are most appreciative of Mr. Hooper ' s thought of us. Yet another trophy for annual award has been presented most generously by James Murdoch, Esquire, of Toronto. This is a handsome medal to be awarded for fluency in speaking before an audience, and is intended to encourage ease of manner and self- confidence when one is suddenly asked to " take the floor. " With regard to school work, girls working towards matricula- tion are hoping that they will be recommended in some of their subjects, at any rate. Last year ' s matriculation results were as follows: — UPPER SCHOOL Upper school examination results at Elm wood school : Abbreviations are 1, first class honors; 2, second class honors; 3, third class honors; C. credit. Genevieve Bronson — English Composition, 1st. Miriam Cruikshank — English Literature, C. ; French Authors, C; French Composition, C. Betty Davidson — English Composition, 2nd; English Liter- ature, C; Trigonometry, C; Latin Authors, 2nd; Latin Composition, 1st; French Authors, 2nd; French Composition, 1st; German Authors, 2nd German; Composition, 2nd. Hope Gilmour: English Composition, C. Helen Gordon: English Composition, 3rd. Katherine Inkster: English Composition, C. MoiRA Leatham: English Composition, 1st. Eleanor Leggett: English Composition, 2nd. Mary Malloch: English Literature, C; Modern History, 3rd; Algebra, C; Latin Authors, C; Latin Composition, 3rd; French Authors, 3rd; French Composition, 3rd; German Authors, C. EsME Thompson: English Composition, 2nd; English Liter- ature, 3rd; French Composition, C. ELMWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL EXAMINATION RESULTS Abbreviations are: 1, first class honors; 2, 2nd class honors; 3, 3rd class honors, C credit. Elizabeth Alguire, English Composition, C; Canadian History, C; French Authors, 3rd; French Composition, 3rd. Marjory Barron, English Composition, C; English Liter- ature, C. Genevieve Bronson, Ancient History, 1st; Algebra, 2nd; Geometry, 1st; Latin Authors, 1st; Latin Composition, 1st; French Composition, 1st; German Authors, 1st; German Composition, C. SAMARA 15 Barbara Barrett: English Composition, 2ncl; English Literature, 3rd; German Authors, 3rd; German Composition, 3rd. Alix Chamberlain: Latin Authors, C; French Authors, 3rd; French Composition, C. Eleanor Clark: English Literature, C. Alison Cochrane: Ancient History, 2nd; French Composition, 2nd. Helen Collins : English Literature, C ; Ancient History, 3rd ; Algebra, C; Physics, C; Latin Authors, C. Miriam Cruikshank: German Authors, C. Janet Dobell: English Composition, C. ; English Literature, 2nd; Canadian History, 3rd; Algebra, 1st; French Authors, 1st; French Composition, 2nd. Katherine Dunning: Canadian History, C; Ancient History, 2nd; French Authors, 2nd; French Composition, 3rd. Dawn Ekers: English Composition, C; Ancient History, C; Algebra, 1st ; Geometry, 2nd ; Latin Authors, 3rd ; Latin Composition 3rd; French Authors, 1st; French Composition 2nd; German Authors, 3rd; German Composition, C. Mhairi Fenton: English Composition, C; English Literature, C. Joan Eraser: English Composition, C; English Literature, 2nd; Ancient History, C. Patricia Galt: English Composition, C; English Literature, 2nd; Algebra, 3rd; French Authors, 1st; French Composition, 1st. Alexandra Greening: Ancient History, C; German Authors, C. AiLSA Gerard: English Composition, C; Ancient History, 3rd; Geometry, C; French Authors, C; French Composition, C. Hope Gilmour: Ancient History, 1st; Latin Authors, 2nd; Latin Composition, C; French Authors, 1st; French Composition, 2nd; German Authors, 2nd; German Composition, C. Esme Girouard: English Composition, C; English Literature, C; Canadian History, C. Helen Gordon: English Literature, C; Ancient History, 1st; Physics, 3rd; Latin Authors, C; Latin Composition, C; French Authors, 2nd; French Composition, C. Margo Graydon: English Composition, 3rd; English Liter- ature, 2nd; Canadian History, C; Algebra, C; Geometry, 2nd; French Authors, 1st; French Composition, 1st. Betty Hamilton: English Literature, C. Mary Hampson: English Composition, C; Ancient History, 3rd; Geometry, 3rd; Latin Authors, C; Latin Composition, C; French Authors, 1st; French Composition, 2nd; German Authors, C. Betty Hooper: English Composition, C; Ancient History, 3rd; Geometry, 3rd; Latin Authors, C; Latin Composition, C; French Authors, 1st; French Composition, 1st; German Authors, C; German Composition, C. 16 SAMARA Katherine Inkster: Ancient History, C; Algebra, 2nd; Geometry, 2nd; Latin Authors, C; Latin Composition 3rd; French Authors, 2nd; French Composition, C; German Authors, 2nd. Barbara Kennedy: English Composition, C; English Liter- ature, C; Canadian History, C; Algebra, C. Dorothy Laidlaw, English Literature, C. MoiRA Leatham, Ancient History, 3rd; Algebra, 2nd; Geo- metry, C; Latin Authors, 2nd; Latin Composition, 2nd; French Authors, 1st; French Composition, 2nd; German Authors, 1st; German Composition, C. Eleanor Leggett: Ancient History, 3rd; Geometry, 2nd; Latin Authors, 3rd; Latin Composition, C; French Authors, 3rd; French Composition, 2nd; German Authors, 1st; German Compo- sition, C. Anna Reay MacKay: English Composition, 3rd; English Literature, 3rd ; Canadian History, C. Patricia Macoun, English Composition, C; Ancient History, 2nd. Sheila Skelton : Ancient History, 1st; Algebra, 3rd; Geometry 2nd; Latin Authors, 1st; Latin Composition, 1st; French Authors, 2nd; French Composition, 2nd; German Authors, 2nd; German Composition, C. Ethel Southam: Ancient History, 2nd; Latin Authors, 3rd; Latin Composition, 3rd; French Authors, 2nd; French Composition, 2nd. Elizabeth Symington: English Composition, 3rd; Ancient History, 3rd; Geometry, 3rd; Latin Authors, 3rd; Latin Composition, 2nd; French Authors, 3rd; French Composition, 2nd; German Authors, 3rd; German Composition, C. EsME Thompson: Geometry, C. Hope Wattsford: English Composition, C; Geometry, C; Latin Authors, 3rd; Latin Composition, 2nd; French Authors, 3rd; French Composition, 3rd; German Authors, 3rd. June White: English Literature, C. Gwyneth Young : English Composition, C; English Literature, 2nd. Genevieve Bronson completed her Middle School Examina- tion: having achieved in the two years a 1st Class in 10 out of 12- papers, and a 1st Class in Upper School Composition, into the bargain! Congratulations, Genevieve! At Closing the following awards were made: Summa Summarum Miriam Cruikshank The Philpot Token Ethel Southam Senior Proficiency Prize Mary Malloch Special Proficiency Prize Janet Hutchison Senior Improvement Medal Eleanor Leggett Junior High Endeavour Award Marion Monk Music, Proficiency Medal Alix Chamberlain Improvement Miriam Cruikshank SAMARA 17 Physical Training Medal Barbara Kennedy (Presented by Mrs. Edward Fauquier) Dramatics Medal Margaret Graydon (Presented by F. E. Bronson, Esq.) Dramatics Prizes G. Bronson J. Eraser Art Prize Gwyneth Young (Presented by Mrs. Plunket Taylor). Short Story Medal Virginia Copping (Presented by Mrs. Marling Gordon.) Speech Prize Rosemary Clarke (Presented by Dr. Wodehouse.) Writing Prize Diana Vernon (Presented by Major McKeand.) House Award Peggy Waldie (Keller) The various awards in Sports and Athletics are given in detail elsewhere. Our School reference Library continues to grow both through the generous donation of friends and Old Girls, and Mrs. Buck ' s wise choice of suitable additions to it. The following books have been presented in the course of the year: — A History of Scotland presented by Mrs. C. M. Edwards. " Crumbs are also Bread " presented by the author Hon. Martin Burrell. " Ottawa Lyrics " and " Pattering Feet " , presented by the author, Arthur S. Bourinot. The Smithsonian Scientific Series, in 12 volumes, presented by Cynthia and Virginia Copping. Other additions include the New National Encyclopaedia in 10 volumes; Popular Science in 10 volumes; " Theatre and Stage " 2 volumes; Dickens ' Life of Our Lord, and several volumes of the Romantic poets; also some books on art, and on various historical topics. Indeed all things in Heaven and earth seem now to be comprised in our school reference library. We thank the librarians who have looked after it so efficiently this year. A very handsome gift was made by a group of senior girls who left Elmwood last year, which we and succeeding generations will treasure highly. It consisted of three record books, one for each House, beautifully bound in green morocco embossed with the name and the school crest ; in these will be inscribed all the items of interest connected with each House, and they will be of permanent value. We are most appreciative of the thoughtfulness that prompted this gift. The generosity of the Old Girls provided us with a stand for the Bible Box in which their records are kept. It is carved in harmony with the designs on the box itself, and has an honoured position in the School Entrance Hall. 18 SAMARA At Christmas, the House Collections reached the highest standard yet attained, as regards the usefulness of the contribu- tions; indeed the Keller Collection was quite outstanding. The Old Girls joined us too this time, and had a special display of their own ; we were delighted to have their co-operation in this way. The sum voluntarily raised for the Federated Charities ' Campaign was much higher than in previous years; $262.00 was contributed by Staff, girls and the domestic staff; our donation to the Poppy Day Fund amounted to $25.00. During the past year girls taking the Arts course have also studied the essentially practical arts of housekeeping — cooking, household science, and dressmaking, and have paid visits of in- spection to a steam-laundry, and a large dairy. SAMARA 19 NIGHTINGALE HOUSE NOTES HAST year Nightingale enjoyed one of her most successful years. For the fifth successive time we won the House Shield, and by mutual consent had four members less than the other Houses, at the beginning of this year. Although we all did our level best to maintain our previously high standard, we found it very difficult, and up to the time of ' ' Samara ' s " going to press, we had the least number of stars. Never mind, Nightingale — the year isn ' t over yet! We were very thrilled and honoured to have Lady Moyra Ponsonby join our ranks as an honorary member just before Christmas, and we hope that we have proved to her that she joined the right House. At Christmas, Margo Graydon left us, as a House Senior, and a generous contributor of stars, her presence was greatly missed. But at the beginning of the second term we were fully compensated for our several losses, by receiving four new and very enthusiastic members from Form HI — Ogden Blackburn, Jane Edwards, Jacqueline Vernon, Norma Wilson. We were proud to have among our members last year Mary Kingsmill, who as Games Captain of the House, was responsible for the great improvement in our Basketball, Badminton and Tennis teams. We would also like to congratulate Elizabeth Symington and Mary Paterson on winning the Senior and Junior Sports Cups (resp.). It was largely due to their efforts that our winning the House Sport ' s Cup was made possible. We were more than usually successful in our tennis last year. Shirley Geldert won the Junior Singles, and Winsome Hooper, paired with Louise MacBrien, won the Junior Doubles. Also Ethel Southam and Betty Hooper (Fry), won the Senior Doubles. 20 SAMARA Other prize winners were Ethel Southam, who won the Philpot Token; Marion Monk, the Junior High Endeavor; Margo Graydon, the Dramatics Medal; and Genevieve Bronson and Joan Eraser, dramatic prizes for notable individual performances. Some more of our achievements last year were winning the Basketball and Sports cups. Never before have we been so com- pletely successful, and sincere congratulations are due to Virginia Copping who piloted us skilfully through the year. Nightingale House members this year are — Ethel Southam . . . Senior Prefect and Head of House Genevieve Bronson Senior Prefect Ruth Creighton House Senior Margo Graydon House Senior Ails A Gerard Monitor Katherine Inkster Monitor Anne Bethune, Ogden Blackburn, Suzette Bourinot, Olga Brown, Eleanor Clark, Jane Edwards, Pamela Erwin, Barbara Fellowes, Shirley Geldert, Esme Girouard, Barbara Hampson, Geraldine Hanson, Winesome Hooper, Nancy Martin, Marion Monk, Helen Murdoch, Patricia Murphy, Elizabeth Newcombe, Mary Paterson, Jane Toller, Cecily Sparks, Jacqueline Vernon, Norma Wilson. Mistresses — Miss Neal, Miss Booth, Miss Belford, Miss MacCallan. KELLER HOUSE NOTES IT has been a long time since Keller has succeeded in winning the House Shield but at present we rank first in red stars. Let ' s keep it up, Keller, to the very end! We should like to congratulate Alix Chamberlain, our energetic leader last year, on winning the gold Music Medal. We were also proud of Peggy Waldie who won the award for the girl who best lives up to her house motto ; and of Dorothy Leggett who won the Improvement Medal. Muriel Crocket upheld Keller ' s prestige in Sports by winning the Intermediate Cup. Another of our achievements on Sports Day was winning the tug-of-war. Although we were most unfortunate in the Badminton tourna- ment this year, we hope to redeem ourselves in Basketball. In the Fall we succeeded in winning more matches than the other two houses. Janet Dobell as Sports Captain and June White as Vice have been largely responsible for the enthusiasm and co-operative spirit of the two teams. At Christmas we maintained our high standard with regard to the House Collections, receiving three stars for having the greatest number of clothes and supplies for the poor. We were sorry to lose Mhairi Fen ton at Christmas. She made a good contribution in red stars, and gained distinction in our house play at the Christmas party. SAMARA 21 We are glad to welcome Nancy Doane back to Keller, and a new member from Form III, Esther Wilkes. Rosemary Clarke, Peggy Clark, and Elizabeth McClelland have greatly contributed to our star record this year for which we thank them sincerely. We welcome the new girls to our house, hoping they will live up to its ideals, and wish the best of luck to those who are leaving. The members for this year are : — MoiRA Leathem House Prefect Alison Cochrane House Senior Anna MacKay House Senior Janet Dobell Monitor Helen Gordon Monitor Jane Russel Monitor Eleanor Carson, Peggy Clark, Rosemary Clarke, Muriel Crocket, Nancy Doane, Gaye Douglas, Susan Edwards, Mhairi Fenton, Betty Hamilton, Elizabeth Hanson, Nancy Lane, Dorothy Leggett, Louise MacBrien, Peggy MacLaren, Pamela Mathewson, Elizabeth McClelland, Maria Petrucci, Mary Lee Pyke, Jean Perley- Robertson, Penelope Sherwood, Diana Vernon, June White, Barbara Whitley, Esther Wilkes, Pamela Wilson. Mistresses — Miss Elliott, Miss Colling, Miss Adams, Miss MacBrien. FRY HOUSE NOTES LTHOUGH Fry has not won the House Shield for a good many years we are still hoping to win it this year, as at the time of going to press we are in second place and each member is trying hard to bring our position up to first. Fry is indebted to Mary Hampson, who last year through her untiring efforts piloted the House through a very successful year. We are especially proud of Mimsy Cruikshank, Fry ' s shining light last year, for having won the coveted Summa Summarum award. We should also like to congratulate Barbara Kennedy for winning the Physical Training medal and Betty Hooper who won the Singles tennis championship and the tennis Doubles with Ethel Southam. Our house tennis team composed of Barbara Kennedy, Betty Hooper, Sheila Skelton, Mary Hampson, Mimsy Cruikshank and Hope Wattsford won the Interhouse Tennis Shield for the second time. We should like to take this opportunity of thanking the members of the team for duplicating the success of the previous year, and we hope that this year ' s team will make possible a three years ' consecutive win. Fry has also two members of the school tennis team this year, Barbara Kennedy and Betty Hooper; we were very glad to see that the school team reached the finals for the Interscholastic Tennis Trophy. 22 SAMARA Fry was victorious in the Badminton matches this winter and we should like to thank our Games Captain, Barbara Kennedy, for her unfailing energy and able leadership in the games this year. The Christmas collections for the poor, although very generous, did not quite come up to the standard established by the other two houses, but our Christmas play " The Slippers of Cinderella " was very successful and Sheila Skelton, Joan Dean and Susan Kenny were given honourable mention. Members of the House this year are: — Betty Hooper Senior Prefect and Head of House Barbara Kennedy Prefect and Head Boarder Sheila Skelton Prefect GwYNETH Young House Senior Patricia Galt School Monitor Betty Baird, Mimi Boal, Glenn Borbridge, Heather Collins, Margaret Curry, Joan Daniels, Joan Dean, Marion Ellsworth, Bebe Fraser, Mary Fry, Barbara Hopkirk, Susan Kenny, Dorothy Laidlaw, Norah Lewis, Peggy Marr, Barbara McClelland, Mary McColl, Marjorie McKinnon, Melodie Willis O ' Connor, Margaret Parkin, Anne Perley-Robertson, Kathleen Warner, Anna Wilson. Mistresses: — Miss Thwaite, Miss Barrow, Miss Mills, Made- moiselle Bertheny. ON THE PIER AT BRITANNIA HOUSE PREFECTS Ethel Southam (Nightingale); Betty Hooper (Fry); Moira Leathern (Keller) SAMARA 23 ' We must all hang together or assuredly we shall all hang separately. ' — Benjamin Franklin Genevieve Bronson. — ' ' Her smile is sweetened by her gravity. ' ' Denny, who is a Senior Prefect, came to Elmwood in her infancy and has ever since spread her gracious influence throughout the school. She finished her Middle School Matric at the ripe age of fifteen, with the scandalous record of ten firsts. She sounds like a studious bookworm, but ask us! ! ! ! She is a master of the finer arts, music, singing, dramatics. . She likes Yardley concoctions, wind on her face, pink Kleenex, lilies-of-the-valley and red tennis balls, but the less said about fish-bones the better. Next year she will be back with us, struggling with sauce-pan, needle, paint-brush, iron and spot- remover as she finishes her education with the arts course. May she not acquire dish-pan hands! Betty Hooper. — ' ' My feet are heavy hut on I go. " Hoop, one of our Senior Prefects, is head of Fry, Captain of the School Tennis Team, besides play- ing a very active game as roving center on the school basketball team. This is her eleventh and last year after a varied career at Elmwood and we shall miss her buoyant personality very much when she has gone. Her chief characteristic is her hair which is a source of worry to the prefects, especially after its weekly wash, since we question how much sleep the necessary curlers allow our blonde colleague. Next in importance come her walking " apparati " which behaved exceedingly badly this winter, necessitating much care as well as our deep ( ?) sympathy, but we are pleased to note that both are progressing favourably at the time of publication. When she is knitting, her face is the cynosure of all eyes as it is put through its eccentric contortions. Her tastes include pop- corn, Hetty, see-saws, high heels, angel cake and skiing au soir. SAMARA Ethel Southam. — ' ' Founded upon a rock. ' ' Cool, calm and collected, Hetty is a Senior Prefect and Head of Nightingale. She also aspires to great heights on the Tennis and Basketball teams as well as in the kitchen, while her happy nature helps us whenever we discover that " life is not a bed of roses. " Her latest acquisition is her jaunty car " Tantrum, " in which she often conveys the " weakly " cookingclass to further its domestic accomplishments at Oakhill Lodge. Her chief pastimes are valiantly upholding and defending the family newspaper, practising to be a boarder and drawing windows and painting curtains much to the fascination of the unartistic VI upper. Among the objects of her affection, are sleep, her little watch, Hoop, tennis and " chiens chauds. " Barbara Kennedy. — ' ' A beam that smiles the clouds away. ' ' Head Boarder is Ken ' s title and well she lives up to it and from morning till night she worries over her brood like the old woman who lived in a shoe. She is fittingly Sports Captain of the School and also of Fry, and plays energetically on the basketball and tennis teams besides trying her skill at many other games. As our secretary, she sprinkles crumbs between the pages of our precious red notebook in which she keeps the notes of our prefect meetings and good- ness knows what else. Her gifts of story telling and imitating greatly amuse us in " Our Cherished Hour. " Of any Elmwoodian, Ken has hailed for the past six years from the farthest point west, and admirably advertises " Sunny Southern Alberta " as the spot in Canada. Among her various pastimes are making lists, struggling with matric, tidying the sitting-room, keeping a diary, and making time, and she is crazy about treaclepie, Jasper, bulldogs, hot baths, golf, and her camera from which issue streams of peculiar pictures. She evidently believes in " See yourself as others see you. " SAMARA MoiRA Leathem. — ' ' Laugh and the world laughs with you. ' ' Minnie (Haha!), the competent head of Keller, has been most successful in raising the standard of her house. She is forced to be mercenary on Thursday afternoons, when she endeavours to extract from us our reluctant contributions for our weekly tea. Of the prefects she has travelled most, in England, Ireland, Scotland and last but not least — Tennessee, where she fell in love with the darkies. She may have no equal in manipulating windows during Modern History lessons, but — put her in a kitchen and we won ' t vouch for the consequences! She likes the sea, corn on the cob, hugging cushions, Katherine Hepburn and water-melon. Sheila Skelton. — ' ' Variety is the spice of life. ' Susie, Hooper ' s lieutenant in Fry and our star badminton player, maintains her apple-cheeked complexion by her daily perambulation to school on a two-by-four bicycle. Her booming voice and subtle wit arising from the floor, enliven our pre- fect teas every Friday afternoon. Her superior knowledge of current events puts us to shame. We find she is fond of guides, Greek, good arguments and toasted marshmallows. Her future wavers delicately between soap box oratory — a ' la Tim Buck — and a parliamentary career — a la Agnes MacPhail; but first we are counting on her to continue to bring honour to her school in her- ' studies at Queens. Alison Cochrane. — " She ' s little but she ' s wise, she ' s a terror for her size. " Allie, our Puck-like house senior, has done much to help Min in Keller. Her sympathetic nature ( — expressed in the words " I feel sorry for — ) " is well known. Allie spends her time retrieving library books and pacifying the babies before prayers, while her leisure hours are divided between elaborate washings of Duff, her dog, struggling beneath the weight of German- books twice her size and attempting to drive a car. Allie takes the wind out of our sails regularly with her penetrating remarks. At last she has mastered the difficult art of adjusting the tilt of her beret. 26 SAMARA Anna MacKay. — ' ' Sits in a foggy cloud. ' ' Fish is Minnie ' s faithful lieutenant in Keller and is the advisor to the fiction loving boarders. She is an acknowledged book-and-magazine worm. She dotes on Wednesday ' s mail, Scotland, French-toast, fresh air, ice-cream cones and back-brushes. She still has a fervent desire that she may some day learn to wield a needle with maidenly grace — perhaps Paris will teach her this next year when, she tells us, she is going to finish — (what ?!) GwYNETH Young. — ' ' She lives in noble sim- plicity. ' ' Imagine Fry ' s elation when Gyn gained her House Senior Badge after a fleeting period as a Monitor. Her agreeable nature makes her a popular peace-maker. Art is her forte and she is the outstanding exponent of it in the school. She likes horses, cornfritters, simplicity and pink under- wear and her ambition is to be an aviatrix and to see her great grandchildren. She profitably em- ploys her time trying to remember what she has forgotten. Periodically she is to be found playing " eenie-meenie-minie-mo " w ith the map of Europe, in attempts to settle her plans for next year. Ruth Creighton. — " Handle with care. " Our Nightingale boarder House Senior is still recuperating after appendicitis. Her worthy contributions to the Art class will be greatly missed next year — not to mention her sympathetic nature. She has been one of our long- suffering librarians and often used to be seen accompanied by a large volume of Scott — (for appearances ' sake ?). Is fond of caviar, taxis ' , suede shoes, pretzels and Maxie Baer. Margo Graydon. — " A well-graced actor. " At Christmas we were sorry to lose Margo, a House Senior of Nightingale. She contributed greatly to her house star board as well as being an out-standing actress and a bright light of VI Matric. She is working as hard as ever, and we wish her the best of luck in her Matriculation. 1 [»1 PREFECTS AND HOUSE SENIORS Top — Sheila Skelton, Anna Reay MacKay, Alison Cochrane, Moira Leathern, Gwyneth Young Middle — Barbara Kennedy Bottom — Ethel Southam, Betty Hooper, Genevieve Branson THE SCHOOL MONITORS Katherine Inkster, Patricia Gall, Helen Gordon, Janet Dobell, Jane Russel, Ailsa Gerard SENIOR TENNIS TEAM Top Ethel Southam Bottom — Barbara Kennedy, Betty Hooper (Capt.), Ailsa Gerard SAMARA 27 CHE enthusiasm with which the sports have been pursued has greatly increased in every way this year and we would Hke to take this opportunity of thanking Miss Blackburn, our energetic physical training mistress, for having devoted so much of her time to helping and coaching us with our games. She has concentrated on instilling a more general team spirit throughout the school, of which we all feel the benefit. SPORTS DAY Sports day dawned torrid and ' ' mosquitoey " last June, but regardless of these trying circumstances an original and varied programme was successfully completed, with the result that the inter-house sports cup was again won by Nightingale after some very stiff competition put up by Fry and Keller. Other cups were won by the following: Senior Championship, E. Symington; Intermediate Championship, M. Crocket; Junior Championship, M. Willis-O ' Connor and B. B. Eraser; Long Jump, B. Kennedy. The Tug-of-war was won by Keller and the Relay Race by Nightingale. BASKETBALL This game has been even more keenly worked at than in former years, for we are all striving to reach the goal of school or house standard. This year the school first team made two trips to Montreal to play " St. Helens " of Dunham, Quebec, — a new and thrilling experience in the history of Elmwood which we hope will become an annual event. It must be confessed that we did not come home victorious either time, but, due to diligent practice, our second attempt was much better than the first. We also had the pleasure of playing two matches against the Ottawa Ladies ' College during the winter term. Both results were in their favour after hard fought struggles. House matches are in full swing at the time of publication and all the houses are striving very hard to win the Inter-House Basketball Cup, which was won by Nightingale last season. An annual event which we always look forward to with great glee is our match against the Old Girls in the fall. This year was no exception to the rule, and we had a very spirited game, which ended victoriously for us with a score of 26 to 2 0. We are hoping to play a return match in the very near future. 28 SAMARA The teams are as follows: — First: E. Southam, M. Ellsworth {forwards); B. Hooper, B. Kennedy {captain) {centres); J. Dobell, E. Clark {guards). Second: E. McClelland, D. Leggett {forwards); L. Macbrien, J. White {captain) {centres);]. Russel, P. McLaren {guards). TEAM CRITICISMS— 1st Team. Barbara Kennedy, Captain. — More reliable as attack than guard which latter is very necessary to jump centre. Passing accurate. Very agile and combines excellently with Betty Hooper. Betty Hooper. — Developed excellently as a shot and played some brilliant Basketball particularly in the last match in Montreal, when her opponent was almost completely baffled by her through- out. Pleasant to watch, as everything she does is so neat. Ethel Southam. — Began year very well but had a relapse in the middle, though she completely recovered in the spring House matches. Field play very good but shooting not sufficiently accurate. Marion Ellesworth.- — Another player like Betty Hooper who can be everywhere at once. I should hate to have to guard her. Shooting very erratic and had a bad mid-season. Eleanor Clark.- — Has played well and improved throughout the season. Janet Dobell. — Has a habit all her own of aiming the ball hard at an empty space or the wrong person. But recently she has improved immensely. The visit to Montreal seemed to inspire her to hitherto unknown heights (literally!). Was once dropped for half a match, but has made quite certain that it shall never happen again. 2nd Team. Very promising players. 1st and 2nd teams are very evenly matched and the latter has been known to win. June White, Captain. — Played very well throughout season but is still a little slow off the mark on occasion! Elizabeth McClelland. — Has played very well and has a remarkable facility for keeping her head when most necessary. Rather apt to under-estimate her ability. Dorothy Leggett. — Could make more use of her height and needs control both of limbs and voice, but has played well, though erratically throughout. Will make a good shot when she steadies down. Louise Macbrien. — Promises to become a first class player when she has learnt to time her jumps better. Jane Russel. — Has played steadily throughout, but must conquer tendency to overguard. Peggy McLaren. — Promises well and was tried in the first team at one period. Needs a little more speed to make most use of her powers. SAMARA 29 Barbara Hampson, substitute. — Must not be forgotten as she proved herself a capable, willing and versatile player, whenever we were short-handed for practices. She will undoubtedly be " one of us " next season. Thank you, Barbara! — L. M. Blackburn TENNIS. Tennis plays an important part in the sporting activities of the school and there is a great deal of good material in the middle and lower forms — Beware, seniors! Last spring the school tournaments were widely competed in and after many close and exciting matches; the victors were as follows: Senior Singles — B. Hooper; Runner-up, E. Southam. Senior Doubles — B. Hooper and E. Southam; Runner-up, B. Kennedy and P. Waldie. Intermediate Singles — L. Geldert; Runner-up, W. Hooper. Intermediate Doubles — W. Hooper and L. Macbrien; Runner-up, M. Monk and S. Geldert. House Shield — Fry. Elmwood again played in the Inter-Scholastic Tennis Tourna- ment to defend the shield for the second time. We succeeded in reaching the finals after winning the first round against the Ottawa Ladies ' College with a score of four matches to one; and also the second against the Glebe Collegiate with three to two matches in our favour. But our next opponents, the Lisgar Collegiate, defeated us thoroughly — thus capturing the much coveted trophy. They have a splendid team and certainly deserved to win, though we hope to have the pleasure of competing against them a little more successfully next year. Team. — First Singles, B. Hooper; Second Singles, E. Southam; Third Singles, B. Kennedy; First Doubles, B. Hooper and B. Kennedy; Second Doubles, E. Southam and A. Gerard. BADMINTON. Again this popular sport was followed enthusiastically during the winter months. This year Fry was successful in gaining the Inter-House Cup after several exciting matches and, though we have lost some of our star players, it w as interesting to note the all-round improvement in the standard of play as compared with former years. GYM AND DANCING. It is generally felt by all that we have accomplished much in dancing, gym and drill this year under the able guidance of Miss Blackburn. One of the most varied and interesting dancing recitals ever presented at Elmwood took place on April 5th, for which Seniors and Juniors alike are to be highly commended. Keen co-operation on the part of each form entered in the drill competition was evident this year, and we waited with breathless anxiety to hear the winners proclaimed by Mr. Buck, our compet- ent judge. They proved to be Forms VI B. and V A. 30 SAMARA Betty Hooper, Barbara Kennedy, Dorothy Laidlaw and June White now hold the much coveted gym stripes — an award inaugurated by Miss Green as a partin g remembrance before she left us last year. Elaine Ellsworth was the sole recipient of a posture girdle last June, but three more have been awarded so far this year to Ethel Southam, Gwyneth Young and Ailsa Gerard. MISCELLANEOUS ACTIVITIES. Under the expert tutelage of Major Chapman, the Archery season has begun again with renewed vigour and enthusiasm. The Swimming Pool of the Chateau Laurier Hotel is still a favourite haunt of both boarders and day-girls, whose splashes are to be heard frequently on free afternoons. The Minto Skating Club is regaining its popularity among the boarders and several of them took part in the " Follies " this year. Regarding other pastimes, there are many ardent ski-ers in the school, and Riding is still a much sought-after recreation among many of the girls; we feel confident that we have several very good horsewomen in our midst. — Barbara Kennedy SAMARA 31 SCHOOL CALENDAR TERM I September 12th. — School reopened. October 8th. — Thanksgiving Day. School holiday. October 10th. — Miss Ament ' s lecture on " The Zenana Bible and Medical Mission. " November 2nd. — School Hallowe ' en Party. All the guests wore fancy dress and were masked, and it was great fun trying to guess who different people were. Several short skits were put on by groups of boarders ; and a prize was awarded to the best. This was won by " Sleepy Head " , a delightful interpretation of the well- known song. A grand march ' round the hall, games, and lobbing for apples, comprised the chief entertainment. After the distribu- tion of prizes refreshments were served, and then to bed. The evening was a great success from beginning to end, and we heartily thank all those who were responsible for making it such a happy one. November 8th. — Major McKeand ' s talk on " The Armistice " . November 9th-13th. — Armistice Holiday Week-end. November 14th. — Lecture at Elmwood by Miss Hendry, on " Old Quebec. " November 28th. — Lecture at Elmwood on " Eskimos " by Major McKeand. November 29th. — Prince George ' s Wedding Day. School holiday. December 11th. — Elmwood Confirmation Service at Christ Church Cathedral, Ten girls were confirmed by Archbishop Roper, at this beautiful service. December 17th. — School Christmas Party. The Christmas parties are always great successes. The party for the Juniors was held from 4 P.M. -6. 30 P.M. Games were played and tea was served later on; the thrill of the evening was the appearance of Santa Claus, with a sack full of presents on his back. There was something for everyone in that sack of Santa ' s and cries of " Please, please stay " followed his retreating figure. The Senior party commenced at 6.30 P.M. Each house put on a One Act Play, and during the intervals, many games such as musical chairs were played. We had supper in the dining-room and then returned to the hall to make more noise and thoroughly enjoy ourselves. December 19th. — Christmas holidays. January 8th. — School reopened. January 30th. — Captain Wilson ' s lecture on " English Schools. " TERM II February 16th. — School basketball team played St. Helen ' s School, Dunham, in Montreal. February 23rd-27th. — Mid- Year week-end. 32 SAMARA March 11th. — Senior Dramatic Production. March 20th. — Lecture at Elmwood by Commander Curry on " Ships. " March 23rd. — School basketball team played St. Helen ' s again in Montreal. March 28th. — Lecture at Elmwood by Miss Tudor Monti- zambert, on " London. " April 5th. — Dancing Recital and French Plays at Elmwood. April 9th. — Easter holidays. April 24th. — School reopened. May 6th. — Jubilee Day. School holiday. May 10th. — Senior Intermediate dramatic production — " Prunella. " May 17th. — Junior Intermediate dramatic production — " Monsieur Beaucaire. " May 24th. — Empire Day. School holiday. May 28th. ' — Junior dramatic production — " Make Believe, " and Euchorics Performance. June 10th.- — Sports Day. June 11th.- — School Closing. June 17th. — Toronto Matriculation Exams begin. SAMARA 33 ONCE more we are at the close of another happy year, and it is with a feehng of warmth that we look back on the many opportunities it has presented. We were very sorry to hear at the end of last year that Miss Higgins, who had been our nurse-matron for three years, was not returning. She is now engaged in doing Social Service work in England. We all wish her the best of luck, and welcome her successor. Miss MacCallan. May we add a word of appreciation of the way in which Miss Bartram as dietitian — a new addition to the boarding estab- lishment — has succeeded in satisfying all our desires. We are especially grateful to Mr. Puddicombe for his generous donation of a twelve-record gramaphone to the school. The gramaphone has been a great pleasure to us, especially on Tuesday evenings, when we have our weekly concerts. We would like to thank Mr. Buck who is responsible for these entertaining evenings. During the year, Mrs. Buck has entertained various groups of girls at tea. These visits are always appreciated greatly, as every- one loves and looks forward to those happy hours spent in her charming home. One evening, shortly before we broke up for Christmas, the boarders all went down to Mrs. Buck ' s house to sing carols. Mr. Buck made recordings of one or two carols, but I must admit we were somewhat surprised to hear how we really sounded! The evening was a very jolly one and it was with reluc- tance that we said " goodnight. " We all look forward to the visits of Hon. Martin Burrell to the school, and appreciate his interest in us all. Mr. Burrell has made 34 SAMARA a wide circle of friends at Elmwood and, to our amazement, never forgets a name. The inauguration of a week-end lounge aroused the interest of all those who sought a haven of absolute quiet in which to write letters and read. We are most grateful to Mrs. Buck for having provided this attractive place of retreat, especially as two other lounges were already available. A pleasant diversion have been the " Current Events " talks which have been held among the boarders at various times through- out the year. Due to the fact that " Samara " had already been published, we were not able to express in it our thanks to Mrs. Gemmel for entertaining many of the boarders one afternoon last June at Arnprior. We appreciated her kindness very much, and the visit was a most enjoyable one. Through the kindness of Hon. Cairine Wilson, we were pri- vileged to view the Celebration on Parliament Hill on Jubilee Day. From the front offices of the Main Building, it was a most impressive sight. We also thank her for allowing the boarders to visit her sugar-bush in April. To many of us it was a new and delightful experience. Many varied and interesting events have occurred through the year; the following calendar will give some idea of our activities. TERM I September 15th. — Swimming at the Chateau, followed by tea in the Cafeteria. September 22nd. — Through the kindness of Mrs. Harry Southam, we all went to " Treasure Island " and then on to Mrs. Southam ' s for tea. October 6th.- — The first trip of the year to Wakefield. We left before lunch and had it at the Wakefield Inn. The whole day was a great success. October 11th. — Vocal recital by Lawrence Tibbett at the Capitol Theatre. October 12th. — The David Garrick Players at the Little Theatre. October 27th. — Ottawa Symphony Orchestra concert. October 30th. — Lecture by Sir Percy Sykes on " Turkestan " at the Glebe Collegiate. November 6th. — Vocal recital by Miss Pattie Price at the Glebe Collegiate. November 17th. — Through the kindness of Hon. Cairine Wilson, we all went to the Horse Show. November 22nd. — Vocal recital by the Don Cossacks at the Capitol Theatre. November 27th. — Lecture on " The Highlands " by Miss Joyce Brown at the Glebe Collegiate. On this occasion, the most delight- ful moving pictures were shown, illustrating the industries and life of the people. SAMARA 35 November 29th. — Prince George ' s Wedding Day, and a school holiday. We were taken to see " The Count of Monte Cristo " , in the afternoon, having spent the morning doing Christmas shopping. We greatly appreciated the kindness of the mistresses who gave up their holiday to us. November 30th. — Lecture on " The Holy Land " by Mr. Haboush at the Stewarton Church. December 5th. — Members of the Science Classes attended a most interesting lecture on the manufacture of Viscose Rayon, at the National Gallery. The interest was further increased by the moving pictures illustrating the manufacturing process from beginning to end. December 8th. — We were all invited to Laura Wilson ' s birthday party, at which we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. December 13th. — Piano recital by Harold Bauer at the Little Theatre. December 15th. — The Intermediate Drama League production of " Madchen in Uniform. " December 15th. — Ottawa Symphony Orchestra Concert. January 10th. — A small group attended an illuminating lecture on " Modern Art " at the National Gallery. January 10th. — Swimming and tea at the Chateau. January 15th. — Violin Recital by Ephraim Zimbalist at the Glebe Collegiate. January 30th. — Dancing recital by Harold Kreutzberg at the Little Theatre. TERM n February 9th. — Swimming and tea at the Chateau. February 16th. — A group of boarders went to see the prelimi- nary tests for the Dominion Drama Festival. A special interest was taken in the Dfama Festival as Miss MacBrien produced the monument scenes from " Antony and Cle opatra " in which Miss Barrow played the title role. February 19th. — Lecture by General MacBrien, on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. This lecture was enjoyed by all, as the subject is one about which we all desire to know more. General MacBrien gave many interesting details about the life and organiza- tion of this splendid force. February 20th. — Visit to the National Gallery. These visits are always looked forward to by all Art-lovers. February 20th. — A group of boarders went to the Missionary Exhibition in St. George ' s Parish Hall. February 21st. — Vocal recital by Madame Giannini at the Glebe Collegiate. March 2nd. — We went for a sleigh ride, and for two hours let loose our spirits and tumbled about like infants. Thanks to Miss Bartram, coffee and hot dogs awaited us on our return, and just ask us if we appreciated them. 36 SAMARA March 9th. — About twenty boarders went to the Drama League production of ' ' Elizabeth the Queen. " This was of special interest to Elmwoodians as Miss Barrow played the title role. We were all enthralled by her portrayal of that complex character. March 9th. — A group of boarders went to see " David Copper- field. " March 16th. — The Minto Follies. This year the carnival more than lived up to our expectations, and the feats of the European Champions filled the more " ice-minded " among us with boundless ambition. March 16th. — A group of boarders went to the " Ashbury Play " at the Little Theatre. March 17th. — We were privileged, through the kindness of Mr. Wright, to attend the rendering of the " Lauda Sion " at Ash- bury. ' A number of us took part in the singing, together with a few of the day girls. March 22nd. ' — Piano Recital by Horowitz at the Glebe Col- egiate. March 30th: — Swimming at the Chateau, followed by tea in the Cafeteria. April 3rd. — Through the kindness of Hon. Martin Burrell, a group of boarders were taken to the Parliament Buildings. We all appreciate Mr. Burrell ' s generosity in taking us through the Buildings, and can only hope that he derives as much pleasure from it as do his guests. April 27th. — We all went to Britannia and after spending some- time on the pier — where wind blew all the cob-webs from our brains — we returned to the Wayside Inn for tea. May 6th: — Jubilee Day. Mention has been made of Mrs. Wilson ' s kindness in permitting us to view the Celebration from the Parliament Buildings. In the afternoon we went to Wakefield, and had tea there at the Inn. May 11th: — Ottawa Symphony Orchestra Concert. May 11th. — We paid a visit to the Dominion Archives, and were thrilled with the hundreds of interesting relics to be seen. In closing, may we warmly thank all those kind friends who have been our hostesses at various times throughout the year, and give three cheers for Mrs. Buck and the Staff, for making it such a happy one. SAMARA 37 l ecture Mottsi HIS year Elmwood has been afforded the opportunity of hearing a number of interesting lectures given in the school hall. The subjects have been very varied, and they are always welcomed as a novel form of education. The first of these lectures was given on October 10th by Miss Ament on the work of the Zenana Bible and Medical Mission at the Nasik Hospital in India. Miss Ament was accompanied by Miss Foster, who has given us many previous talks on the Nasik Hospital. Elmwood is particularly interested in the work of this mission since it supports a cot at the hospital, and Miss Ament gave us some very interesting information accompanied by lantern slides. On November 8th, Major McKeand came to talk to us on ' ' Armistice " as he has done in several previous years. His talks never fail to arouse enthusiasm for our Poppy Day collection, as well as explaining to us more fully the meaning of Armistice. On Wednesday November 14th, Miss Hendry gave us a delight- ful talk on " Old Quebec " , also illustrated by lantern slides. She gave us some of the history of the province, and showed us many excellent pictures of the Habitants and their life. I think we all felt afterwards that we knew very much more about Quebec than we did before this lecture. Major McKeand very kindly consented to pay us another visit on Wednesday November 28th, and this time his title was " The Eskimo. " This lecture was especially interesting as Major McKeand brought with him a collection of Eskimo clothing, mats, seal- spears, hunting weapons etc. ; which we were allowed to examine afterwards. He also very patiently answered numerous questions that were asked him after the lecture. A lecture by Captain Wilson, an Old Wykhamist on " English Schools " was arranged for us on January 30th. Captain Wilson accompanied his talk with some very interesting moving pictures which showed us the life in some of the larger boys ' schools in England, as well as the buildings and grounds themselves. Our next lecture was given on March 20th by Commander Curry on " Ships " . Commander Curry dealt only with warships as time would not permit him to tell us every phase of marine craft. He showed us lantern slides of ships of every period from before William the Conqueror right up to the modern H.M.S. " Hood " . He explained to us in detail the advances made by the ship-builders of every period, and I am sure we all learned much about ships from this lecture. On March 28th, we heard a most delightful lecture given by Miss Tudor Montizambert on " London. " She illustrated her talk by some excellent moving-pictures of that city, taken by herself. She took us on a visit to the Zoo, Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, 38 SAMARA and many other well-known places, as well as showing us pictures of several interesting and famous buildings. Miss Montizambert ' s vivid and arresting talk roused in us the keen desire to visit these historic scenes. We all appreciate very much Mrs. Buck ' s kindness in arranging these lectures for us, and we should like to thank her for enabling us this year to hear such a varied and interesting selection. THREE LITTLE MAIDS FROM SCHOOL Mary Blackburn, Babs Soper, Lynelle MacBrien SAMARA 39 CHIS year the Senior plays were presented on the evening of Monday, March eleventh, in the distinguished presence of Her Excellency the Countess of Bessborough and Lady Moyra Ponsonby. Every girl appreciates so much the interest Their Excellencies have taken in dramatic work at Elmwood and it causes us sincere regret to realize that next year we shall not have the honour of acting before these kind and cognizant critics. As in the previous year the cast of the Senior production was chosen by elimination, but every girl was given an opportunity of playing at least one of the roles on which she had worked all year. The type of play and scenes varied greatly and ranged from Shakes- pearean tragedy to light serio-comedy, including " The Princess Marries the Page; " Act II, Scene I of the ' ' Merry Wives of Windsor " ; a scene from " Hamlet " and one from " Julius Ceasar " ; Act II Scene I of " The Taming of the Shrew " ; and " The Gods of the Mountain " . To use the school-girl lingo we had simply tons of fun preparing these Dramatic efforts, and due to the very competent direction of Miss Julia MacBrien the plays were really quite a success. Early in the Spring, Miss MacBrien underwent an appendicitis operation but now she is back at school working hard on the forth- coming productions of the Intermediate and Junior plays. The girls are rehearsing feverishly now and everywhere you find people quietly mumbling lines to themselves. I have heard snatches from these plays from time to time and evidently they are all going to be most entertaining. " Prunella " will be presented on May tenth by a group of the Intermediates and on May seventeenth another 40 SAMARA group will offer that well-known and amusing play, " Monsieur Beaucaire " . The younger girls ' production is to be " Make- Believe " and it will take place on May twenty-eighth. At the Christmas party each House presented a little playlet. These plays were prepared in a few frantic rehearsals and were by no means perfect examples of Dramatic work but, nevertheless, we all enjoyed them a great deal. " Cinderella ' s Slippers ' which was put on by Fry House was decided upon as the best play; Nighti- gale ' s " Lost: One Lunatic " ranked second; and Keller ' s offering was the colourful " Mimi. " So our theatrical work for the year will soon be over, but everyone who has participated in it feels, I am sure, greatly benefit- ed by the excellent training received. THE SENIOR DRAMATIC ART CLASSES Under the distinguished patronage of Her Excellency, The Countess of Bessborough present Part I THE PRINCESS MARRIES THE PAGE BY EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY The Page Genevieve Bronson The Princess Alison Cochrane The King Patricia Galt The Chamberlain Joan Dean [Sheila Skelton Soldiers | Esme Girouard [ Muriel Crocket Part II THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Act 2, Scene 2 Mistress Page Betty Hamilton Mistress Ford Betty Hooper One of the aims of Dramatic training is to encourage pupils to prepare and produce Scenes of their own selection and the two following are given as an example of this phase of the work. Apart from a few suggestions regard- ing inflection and gesture these Scenes are the unaided efforts of the pupils themselves. HAMLET Act 3, Scene 1 Ophelia Genevieve Bronson Hamlet Cecily Sparks JULIUS CAESAR Act 4, Scene 3 Brutus Ethel Southam Cassius AiLSA Gerard SAMARA 41 Part II — Continued THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Act 2, Scene 1 11 Anna Reay MacKay The Shrew |2 Cecily Sparks BiANCA Katherine Inkster Petruchio Jean Perley- Robertson Gremio Elizabeth Hanson LucENTio Helen Gordon HoRTENSIO ESME GiROUARD Tranio Janet Dobell BioNDELLO Peggy MacLaren Baptista June White Servant Alison Cochrane Part III THE GODS OF THE MOUNTAIN BY LORD DUNSANY A Play in Three Scenes fl MoiRA Leathem Agmar 2 Janet Dobell [3 Ethel South am Slag Sheila Skelton Ulf Mary Fry Oogno Peggy MacLaren Thahn Barbara Whitley Milan Katherine Inkster A Thief Dorothy Laidlaw OoRANDER Eleanor Clark Illanaun Mary Lee Pyke Akmos Ails A Gerard 1st Citizen Helen Gordon 2nd Citizen Muriel Crocket One Helen Gordon Man Betty Hooper Dromedary Man Muriel Crocket Scene: The East UNDER THE DIRECTION OF JULIA MacBRIEN {Diplomas of The Royal Academy and London University in Dramatic Art) Accompaniment on the Flute by Miss Colling. 42 SAMARA Reproduced from The Citizen, March 12th, 1935. ELMWOOD ' S SENIOR DRAMATIC ART CLASSES IN ATTRACTIVE PROGRAM REVEAL SOUND TRAINING IT is always a pleasure to attend the annual productions by the girls of the senior dramatic art classes of Elmwood School. For a number of years now, it has been the fortune of this reviewer to witness these presentations and each year one has been freshly impressed by the sound training the pupils of the school at Rockcliffe receive in the arts of self-expression, proper speech and correct diction. The program presented last evening before a distinguished audience graced by the presence of Her Excellency the Countess of Bessborough, was of a more varied nature than for some time. In addition to the general extracts from classical sources, it included a pretty little sketch of a fairy tale character and also one of Lord Dunsany ' s fanciful pieces, " The Gods of the Mountain. " The very variation of the plays seen seemed to bring out more forcibly the value of the excellent training in dramatic expression given by Miss Julia MacBrien who is the mistress responsible for this branch of the school work. « One new and very commendable feature of last evening ' s pro- gram as distinct from those of other years was the two scenes from Shakespeare presented and produced by the pupils themselves. The value of encouraging the pupils to apply for themselves the lessons learned in the classes was amply demonstrated. Each year it has also been a delight to notice some new pupil possessed of distinct natural ability. Last evening proved no exception to the rule and it is a pleasure to commend highly the work of Genevieve Bronson and Cecily Sparks, who were each seen in two of the presentations, and also of that of Janet Dobell, Sheila Skelton and Barbara Whitley who appeared in the Dunsany play. In all the scenes and plays given, the costumes were colorful and excellently designed, the settings effective, particularly that of The Gods of the Mountain. " The grouping was good and the lighting, though defective in certain cases, generally good also. One of the most noteworthy points was the fact that the girls, with one or two minor exceptions, were audible in all parts of the auditorium. Their speech, too, was expressive although one or two were lacking in tone variation. « « The opening play was " The Princess Marries the Page, " by Edna St. Vincent Millay. This was the fairy tale with the proverbial happy ending. Genevieve Bronson, whose excellent playing has already been commended, gave a very bright performance as the page. Alison Cochrane made a captivating and charming princess. Other members of the cast were Patricia Gait, Joan Dean, Sheila Skelton, Esme Girouard and Muriel Crocket. Betty Hamilton and Betty Hooper did very well indeed in the scene from " The Merry Wives of Windsor, " in which Mistress Page SAMARA 43 and Mistress Ford received identical amatory epistles from Sir John Falstaff. Both girls gave a lively performance. Their costumes were attractive. Genevieve Bronson and Cecily Sparks, the former as Ophelia and the latter as Hamlet, gave a thoughtful presentation of the scene in which Hamlet spurned Ophelia ' s love. Ethel Southam, as Brutus, and Ailsa Gerard, as Cassius, were seen in the quarrel scene from Julius Caesar. ♦ ♦ ♦ Eleven girls appeared in the courtship scene from ' The Taming of the Shrew. " Two Katherines were seen, one in the first part of the scene and the other in the second and longer part. Jean Perley- Robertson made an impressive Petruchio and Cecily Sparks showed commendable originality in the part of Katherine. The other members of the cast were Katherine Inkster, Anna Reay McKay, Elizabeth Hanson, Helen Gordon, Esme Girouard, Janet Dobell, Peggy MacLaren, June White and Alison Cochrane. Lord Dunsany ' s Oriental phantasy was very well done indeed and theseven beggars who impersonated " The Gods of the Mountain " and were ultimately turned into stone by the avenging gods them- selves all gave good performances. We liked especially the Agmar of Janet Dobell and the Slag of Sheila Skelton. Barnara Whitley as the gluttonous beggar also stood out. The members of the cast were Ethel Southam, Mary Fry, Peggy MacLaren, Katherine Inkster, Dorothy Laidlaw, Eleanor Clark, Mary Lee Pyke, Ailsa Gerard, Helen Gordon, Muriel Crocket, Helen Fordon, Moira Leathem and Betty Hooper. — M. 44 SAMARA ONCE again, with another school year quickly drawing to a close, we have many events of interest to all music lovers to record. Before commenting on the various concerts that have taken place this year, we should like to welcome Mr. H. Puddi- combe and Miss E. Bradford, who joined the " music staff " last September, when we regretfully said goodbye to Miss Tipple ' s music lessons, after her twelve years of patient, kindly, and inspiring teaching at Elmwood. Her activities are now largely directed to our welfare in other directions. Mr. Puddicombe most kindly presented us with a handsome gramaphone, the use of which is quickly widening our knowledge of famous compositions. During the year we were fortunate enough to have the opportu- nity to attend a number of concerts by celebrated artists, given in Ottawa. The most notable among these recitals were those of Horowitz, Giannini, Lawrence Tibbett, Zimbalist, and Harold Bauer; the Don Cossack choir, and the Hamburg Trio. Horowitz, by his inspired playing, made us realize the heights which it is possible to reach in musical interpretation, especially in his conception of Brahms ' 15th Waltz, in A , and Chopin ' s ' ' Minute " Waltz. Zimbalist is a violinist, also of world-wide renown, who makes magic with his bow. The perfection of tone and finished artistry of Lawrence Tibbett ' s singing is always a delight; while the charmingly flexible voice of Madame Giannini appeals to everyone. The Don Cossack Chorus is a perfectly trained male choir, capable of amazing vocal feats. Harold Bauer proved himself a master of pianoforte technique. The Hamburg Trio, celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of their first per- formances in Canada, gave us an interesting evening of Chamber music. We have also heard the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra under Mr. Jack Cavill, their final concert of the season being held in the Auditorium. This was notable for the performance of Schubert ' s " Unfinished " Symphony, and Gershwin ' s " Rhapsody in Blue " , a highly popular composition. SAMARA 45 As in previous years, we joined Ashbury in singing a sacred cantata. " Lauda Sion, " by Mendelssohn, was chosen, and was given on March 17th, in the chapel at Ashbury. It was less familiar music than Stainer ' s " Crucifixion " , which we have sung in previous years, and we were glad of this opportunity to learn it. In closing may we thank those who make it possible for us to hear concerts of such variety and excellence during the school year. URING the last two years an increasing interest in all I branches of art has been shown in the school. The syllabus for this year holds many varied and interest- ing subjects. One of the courses of study has been the history of costume design, including that of modern costume. Early this year we went to see a poster exhibition at the National Gallery, and since then we have tried our hand at producing posters of various types, including those advertising school events. Many black-and-white studies have been done, specializing in the design of bookplates. In these, we expressed our favourite pastimes. A certain number of snapshot portraits have been made, and recently we have done sketching outdoors. Another interesting study this year has been the designing of stained-glass windows to illustrate various subjects that appealed to us as capable of expression through this medium. We have also made attempts to interpret music; a record was played, and the pupils then illustrated the ideas that it had conveyed to them. During the year we have visited the National Art Gallery on several occasions; we have also attended some very interesting lectures on art and architecture, thus deepening our appreciation and widening our knowledge of these entrancing subjects. An interesting feature of the Arts course is the study of Interior Decoration. We have held discussions on colour, and colour values, the curtaining of windows, wall decoration, how to read and understand an architect ' s plans and working drawings. We have studied also the surroundings and interior decoration most suitable for log cabins, besides the decoration and furnishing of halls, sun- rooms, and porches. As regards the boarders ' craftwork much interesting work has been done. We hope to show examples of all forms of expression work at the June Exhibition. 46 SAMARA ELMWOOD OLD GIRLS ' ASSOCIATION OFFICERS Patronesses Hon. President President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Hon. Dramatics Convener Dramatics Convener Sports Convener Ottawa Representatives . . . Montreal Representative Toronto Representative. . Mrs. H. S. Philpot Mrs. Harry Southam Mrs. Edward Fauquier Hon. Cairine Wilson Mrs. Buck . .Catherine Macphail Rachel White Sylvia Smellie Morna Peters Julia MacBrien Marjorie Borden Cairine Wilson Hope Gilmour Jean Workman Mary Craig . .Margaret Symington . . . Mrs. Charles Burns LMWOOD Old Girls are scattered in many parts of the globe. Some are travelling, others are living abroad. With varied interests and in different places, school time chums are apt to lose touch with each other as the years go by. It is hoped that these Old Girls ' Notes will renew memories of happy days at Elmwood and be of interest to past and present Elmwoodians. The Old Girls ' Association grows in numbers and strength year by year. Its purpose is to further the best interest of the school, to keep in touch with Elmwood and to promote the Drama. Since the innovation of the Dominion Drama Festival we have had no Old Girls ' play, for The Drama League and Festival plays have claimed our talent in that direction. We should like to congratulate most heartily Julia MacBrien, who has been teaching Dramatic Art at Elmwood for the last four years, on her production of the monument scenes from " Antony and Cleopatra " which was entered in the Festival and was one of the plays chosen to go to Kingston. Sylvia Smellie was responsible for the costuming which was highly effective and also acted in the play, as did Nini Keefer. Julia also produced " On the Spot, " one of the most successful Drama League plays of the year. We should like to take this opportunity of congratulating Nancy Barrow, also a member of the Elmwood staff, although we cannot claim her as an Old Girl, on her work as Queen Elizabeth in Maxwell Anderson ' s play " Elizabeth the Queen. " Vals Gilmour and Sylvia Smellie are well known to be accomplished actresses and both took part in several plays this year. Others who acted in one or more Drama League productions are SAMARA 47 Marjorie Borden, Nini Keefer, Morna Peters, Florence Coristine, Lorraine Bate and Catherine Macphail. The Bible Box, presented to us by Mrs. Philpot two years ago, is our most treasured possession. This copy of a Jacobean Bible Box holds the records of the Association and the Philpot token. Carved on the lid is the inspiring motto " Pactum Serva " — Keep Troth. This year we had a special table made for it, and it now stands in the entrance hall of Elmwood. We see it every time we visit the school, and it is an ever-present reminder for us to keep troth with the ideals we learned there. On several occasions throughout the year small groups of former prefects were invited to tea with the present prefects. We were entertained delightfully in every way and these afternoon teas proved a source of great interest and pleasure to us as well as a means of strengthening the bond between the Old Girls and the school. Former members of Nightingale, Keller, and Fry Houses were invited to the morning services in the school hall on their own House Days. We consider this a great privilege and should like to congratulate the House prefects on the excellent way in which they conduct these services. This year for the first time we sent in a collection of knitted articles for the poor, to be added to the Christmas Collection made annually by the school. We hope that next year everybody will find time to make some contribution to this collection. We are preparing for basketball matches again and hope that we shall give the school better competition than we did last autumn. Tennis matches will also be arranged. There are doubtless many who are disappointed that we have had no Annual Reunion Week-end this year. It was neither for- gotten nor neglected. It is always difficult to find a suitable time for this reunion — that is when the majority of Old Girls are free to attend. With the Minto Follies and Drama Festival occupying as they do so much time during February, March, and April, the Executive found it inadvisable to hold the Reunion during these months as in previous years. Later than that brings us too near to the closing activities at Elmwood. The Executive suggests that next year we should hold the Reunion in October or November, and at that time it should be possible to produce a play of our own. However, we are having a Reunion this year at the time of the school closing. There will be a Service on Sunday, June 9th, conducted by the Very Reverend E. Frank Salmon, a Dance at the Country Club on Tuesday, June 11th, and the Annual Meeting and Dinner at the school on Wednesday, June 12th. We hope that all who can will attend these events and by so doing help to make this Reunion the happy occasion it is meant to be. We extend a very hearty invitation to all Old Girls to be present. — (Signed) Catherine Macphail, President. 48 SAMARA OTTAWA OLD GIRLS ' NEWS TRAVELLERS Elmwoodians who have crossed the high seas this year include : Betty Fauquier, who with Maryon Murphy, was cruising in the W. Indies during January and February ; OHve and Cairine Wilson and Janet Southam who have been on a Mediterranean, South African, and South American cruise. Vals Gilmour has been in Cairo since February, and Hope spent the winter in Paris, but will be in England for the Jubilee celebrations. Rachel White is another who has been abroad all winter; Letty Wilson is in England taking a course in Dramatic Art. Joan Ahearn has been in England; Molly Houston is in Cairo. Nancy Haultain and Jean Workman are sailing for England this spring. Dorothy Hardy has visited the West Indies and Florida ; Louisa Fauquier spent the winter in California. Two recent visitors in Bermuda were Mrs. Henry Gill and Joan Eraser. It was nice to see Betty North again. Betty was in town for Their Excellencies ' Drawing Room. Diana Clark is now living in South Africa, where her father is British High Commissioner for the Union, and the Native Pro- tectorates. ON THE STAGE We have several budding actresses among the old Elm- woodians. Their activities have already been recorded elsewhere in these notes. DEBUTANTES It has been a gay season for the " debs, " of whom nearly half were old Elmwood girls. Those who are now " out " include Christina MacNaughton, Ruth Hughson, Betty Plaunt, Bobby Gray, Lorraine Bate, Dorothy Hardy, Ethel Finnie, Peggy Crerar, Elaine McFarlane, Isobel Bryson, Dorothy Blackburn, Hope Wattsford, Patricia Macoun, Betty McLachlin, Gladys Carling, Mary McCarthy and Mary Craig. Those who contributed to the round of entertainment by giving dances were Dorothy Hardy, Ruth Hughson and Elaine McFarlane. Peggy Crerar gave a tea-dance. SAMARA 49 OTTAWA HAPPENINGS There have been several weddings since the last issue of Samara. Isabel Wilson has become Mrs. Elliot Rodger; two of her bridesmaids were Elmwoodians, Betty Smart and Ruth Hughson. Catherine Bate is now Mrs. Sampson; at her wedding she was attended by Cecil Bate, Sybil Doughty and Claudia Coristine. Another new bride is Mrs. Bertrand (Dorothy Blackburn). We have just heard of Marian Gale ' s marriage to John Cum- mings Charleson. Julia MacBrien is being married in June to Pat Murphy. Audrey Gilmour (Mrs. Cuthbert Scott) has a son, and Diana Kingsmill (Mrs. Victor Gordon-Lennox) a son ; also Mary Rosamond (Mrs. Salisbury) is another proud mother. The May Court Club, the Red Cross a nd other similar organ- izations are represented by enthusiastic Elmwoodians: Jocelyn White, Catherine Dougherty, Sylvia Smellie, Cynthia Hill, Jean Burns and many others. Betty Harris and Mary Malloch have been taking business courses at the Jeanne d ' Arc Institute. Betty Carter is working in the Central Bank. Marjorie Borden is working hard at her painting. Elizabeth MacMillan is studying art in Toronto. Others interested in art are Ruth Eliot who is studying in Montreal, and Christina MacNaughton and Peggy Crerar who have a small studio together. Enid Palmer and Hilda Salmon are graduating this year. Elaine McFarlane and Betty Gordon are at Toronto University, and Jane Smart and Charlotte Bowman are at McGill. Irene Salmon is training for church work at St. Christopher ' s College, Blackheath, London. Mimsy Cruikshank is taking a secretarial course in Boston. Mary Blackburn has started a beauty parlour in Ottawa. Old Girls who have spent the winter in Ottawa include — Edith Baskerville, Mary Devlin, Betty and Nancy Toller, Luella Irwin, Betty Hogg, Marian Gale, Ella MacMillan, Frances Bates, Morna Peters, Sue Houston, Vivien Palmer, Sybil Doughty, Clare Bor- bridge and Ann Gorrell. — Mary Craig TORONTO NEWS Kitty Gordon is travelling in Europe, and does not expect to be back until the end of the summer. Betty Sifton won two scholarships at Varsity last year — ■ instead of taking her third year here, she is studying languages in the different universities in Europe, and returns to Toronto next year to graduate. Mary Dunlop is working at the University of Toronto Library. 50 SAMARA Jeannie Dunlop is studying singing, and is singing in the New Canadian Grand Opera Company. She is also taking an active part in the organization of the young Conservatives in Toronto. Barbara Beck is having great success with her dancing — she is to give a recital here in the spring. Mabel Dunlop married George Hees last June. Her brides- maids were Mrs. Charles Burns, Kitty Gordon, Mary and Jean Dunlop. Mr. and Mrs. Hees went abroad for their honeymoon, and are now living in Toronto. Mabel has been active as a board member of the Junior League. Mrs. Charles Burns (Janet Wilson) has moved to her new house on Old Forest Hill Road. She has been the very successful chairman of the Junior League Provisionals. Deborah Coulson and Cynthia Copping were debutantes this year — both gave very gay ' coming out ' parties. Mary Kingsmill left last month to spend the summer abroad, with her parents. Peggy Waldie, Elaine Ellsworth, Virginia Copping and Mary Baker spent the year at School in Paris. The first three are to be presented at Their Majesties ' Court. EsME Thompson has been taking Art at Toronto University. Barbara Brown has been at school in England. Betty Davison is completing her first year at Toronto University. ELMWOOD OLD GIRLS MONTREAL RosLYN Arnold. Working hard for the Junior League and is the treasurer of its Superplenty Shop. Marjorie McConnell — (Nee M. Wallis) had a son in January. Ruth Seely — Capably filled the position of 2nd Vice-President of the Junior League. Announced her engagement to Barclay Robinson and is going to be an autumn bride. Jean Brodie — Working in the Montreal General Hospital. We extend sincere sympathy to her on the death of her father. Kay Grant — Working for League. M argot SeelY ' — In her last year at McGill. Jean Heubach- — Debutante and working for Junior League. Anne Coghlin — Debutante and working for Junior League; also t aking art. Rosa Johnson — At McGill. Harriet Mathias — Studying art and is going to England. Betty Brown — Studying art and interior decorating. Helen Mackay — Working for League and is adding another trip abroad to her extensive travellings. Theodosia Bond — Continuing literary and dramatic work. Mary Lyman — Debutante, art and Junior League work. SAMARA 51 Elizabeth Symington — Madame Boissier ' s School in Paris. Janet Hutchison — Madame Boissier, Paris. Mary Hampson — Les Cretes, Suisse. Dawn Ekers — Paris, studying at the Sorbonne. Betty Heubach — Studying here and is at present visiting in Winnipeg. Margaret Symington — Still skating and working for Junior League and other charities. OLD BOYS We have just heard of the recently announced engagement of John Philpot, Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, to Flora Ogston, of Ewell, Surrey. The marriage will take place shortly. We are always glad to consider literary matter submitted by Old Girls ; the following verse is by Clare Borbridge. ELMWOOD E is the Emptyness — what should I give ? L is the Longing — to know why I live. M is the Moment I took to remember: We are now in Life ' s seed-time of May for December. O— Opportunity ; how can it enrich us ? O is, of course. Open Road, to bewitch us. D is our Duty to be as wise as we can, Education, our weapon, defends every man. 52 SAMARA On May 11th we three very fortunate boarders had the privilege of attending a most beautiful and moving service at All Saints ' Church, Ottawa. It was the re-dedication of the Lamp of " Toe H " , an organization formed during the Great War, for the purpose of encouraging fellowship and service among men of all ranks. It was founded by the Rev. P. B. (Tubby) Clayton at the request of Neville Talbot, then a Divisional Chaplain, and now the Bishop of Pretoria, and eventually named as a memorial to his younger brother, Gilbert, whose death was significant of the many gallant youths who sacrificed their lives for their country. This movement which was destined to spread its light through- out the world was started in a shell-shot house in the small village of Poperinghe, France, and derives its name from the army signallers ' pronunciation of the letters T. H. Above the door of this building, Padre Clayton nailed a sign bearing the words ' ' Abandon Rank all ye who enter here " ; it was in the small downstairs canteen that wearied soldiers were welcomed with sincerity, whilst in the little upper room, where a crude wooden altar (a carpenter ' s bench) had been erected, they could receive spiritual refreshment. In 1920 many of those who had benefitted by the atmosphere of the " Little Upper Room " as it came to be known, prevailed the Rev. P. B. Clayton to re-establish the spirit of " Toe H " in our civilian life and now, fifteen years later, its light burns in many corners of the earth. At the stirring ceremony, in the dim stillness which penetrated the Church, the lamp of faith was re-lit, kindling again in the hearts of its members the ideals created in that tumble-down shelter so near the front, and even we could not help feeling the deep reverence and humility in this ritual, and in the beautiful hymns and prayers which are characteristic of " Toe H. " The following Sunday all the boarders attended the morning service at which the Rev. A. J. F. Holmes, regional padre of Toe H. for Eastern Canada, explained to us something of the meaning of the movement — its history, its aims and its ideals. It is the only social fellowship which welcomes to its membership both young and old from all walks of life and of every creed, extracting from them only the fee of service. The youth of to-day is considered one of the most important factors of the association and all were very pleased to hear that owing to the enthusiasm and interest shown by women " Toe H " is becoming a brother and sister movement. We were also very proud when we recognized their quotation " Service is the rent we pay for our room on earth " as being one we have heard many many times at Elmwood, and we feel that the four points of their compass are ideals for us all to try to live up to — Think Fairly„ Build Bravely, Love Widely, Witness Humbly. — G. Young A. Mackay B. Kennedy SAMARA 53 We give below an extract from an interesting Article printed some time ago in the English ' ' Radio Times " on All Hallows by the Tower, Barking, London. The Rev. P. B. Clayton, founder of Toe H, is vicar of this Parish, and in the Church the first Lamp of Maintenance, lighted in 1922 by the Prince of Wales, is kept constantly burning: — " Up above, on ground level, standing in the nave, one has a lovely aspect of All Hallows by the Tower. A sense of space, and of dark beauty; even of quiet in spite of the rumble of the traffic outside. The white Norman columns stand out in relief against the shadows, and in the dimness are suspended little models of old sailing ships, among them Drake ' s ' Golden Hind, ' each with floodlights in hull illuminating sails and rigging. Look up and you see Nelson ' s flag at the Battle of St. Vincent, hanging from the roof of the centre aisle; look down and you see coats of arms of Poperinghe and Ypres on the far columns; and it comes to you that Service and Sacrifice by Land and Sea are commemorated in this Church. For thirteen centuries it has been associated with the shipping of the Thames; nearby stands the Empire Memorial of the Merchant Marines; and the Port of London Authority are the chief parishioners. All Hallows once possessed a Mariner ' s Chapel of St. Nicholas — not only the Saint of Christmas, but Patron Saint of Sailors — and it is to be restored in the South Aisle. This old church by the Tower was a Guild, or Brotherhood, church in the fifteenth century. Now it is a Guild Church once more. In the Lady Chap el — crusading chapel of the Edward princes — is the central shrine of Toe H, ' outcome of a later and greater crusade, and dedicated to a Crusade of the Spirit greater still. ' Relics not of centuries but of less than twenty years ago are here. Youth ' s sword; its Rugby cap; its Wooden Cross. None can look without emotion at the one that stood over a grave in Flanders, with its brief, poignant epitaph: ' Gilbert Talbot— Hooge— 30-7-15. ' In his memory a rest-house for all ranks serving in the Ypres Salient was opened at Poperinghe on December 15, 1915; it was called Talbot House. Toe H is merely the signallers ' way of pronouncing the initials T. H. In a Casket in the Lady Chapel of All Hallows reposes the first Lamp of Maintenance, given in 1922 by the Prince of Wales. That lamp, which the Prince lighted over ten years ago in honour of all the Talbots and all the Wood- ruffes and all the Forsters who gave their lives, has never gone out. Before the altar steps is a sculptured bronze recumbent figure with Alfred Forster ' s face. But there is purposely no name on it. It is a symbol of Youth that fell in the war. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We shall remember them. Nobody has remembered them better than Tubby Clayton, the padre who lived under shellfire at Poperinghe and cheered their spirits — Tubby Clayton, M.C., vicar of All Hallows and founder of Toe H. " 54 SAMARA JOY IN THE WORKING DAY Joy in the working day, Laughter or tears; Be the skies blue or grey, Joy in the working day. Banish all ugly fears, Doubt and revolt away; Joy in the working day. Bring the task what it may. Laughter or tears. (ii) Love with your utmost power All lovely things: Loyalty, Faith ' s bright flower, Love with your utmost power Friendship ' s triumphant wings: Though storms and tempests lower Trust Love ' s transcendant power, Till, in the last grey hour Love, mounting, swings. — D. M. T. MOUNTAINS ii) Mountains of morning, lift your gleaming whiteness. And cleave the blue with rosy peaks of snow. Radiant with sunrise. (ii) Mountains of noon, serene above man ' s turmoil, Across your velvet slopes, cloud shadows pass, Grey in the sunlight. (Hi) Mountains of evening, as the darkness deepens. Your summits burn against the waning sky. Crimson with sunset. (iv) Mountains of midnight, dreaming in the silence, A strange cold glory floods your sleeping heights, Silver in starlight. — D. M. T. SA MARA 55 A ROMAN HOLIDAY CHE Colosseum was crowded. Young and old alike swarmed through the streets and took their places around the arena. The chief struggle was to be between a well known gladiator who had never been beaten, and a young Roman. Every- one knew that the gladiators would fight until one died. From the beginning they had all backed the favourite. A shout of applause announced the gladiators ' arrival. The Emperor, leaning back on his seat, scarcely looked at them when they shouted ' ' Hail Caesar " for like the rest he was anxious for the fight to commence. Two of the gladiators stepped back awaiting their turn but the third and the favourite walked towards one another. They stepped warily, now forward, now back until with a sudden rush they closed in on one another. The crowd gave a gasp, the struggle was so short, in less than half a minute the unknown gladiator was down with the favourite ' s foot on his neck, butchered to make a Roman holiday! The same thing happened to the second man and the favourite scarcely pausing turned to meet the young Roman. The new- comer, Antonius, had made good use of his time while awaiting his turn. He had watched each fight carefully, he had watched his enemy ' s feints and tricks, saw where his weakness lay and how he protected himself. Also he was determined to win; unless he did his loved one, Calpurnia, would be lost to him forever, as her father said: " Unless you win the fight to-day my daughter can never be your wife. " Calpurnia ' s father Marcus had for many years been in deadly feud with Flavian the favourite so he had decided that to win his daughter Antonius would have to beat Flavian in the arena. Now the time had come. Antonius rushed at his assai lant, taking him almost by storm, Flavian stood this sudden attack well but Antonius was never still for one moment; the sand whirled around his head in a cloud so that the crowd could see nothing for some time then suddenly, before they could recover from their astonish- ment they saw their favourite lying on the ground, entangled in his own net! Antonius, with his foot on his fallen opponent ' s body, stared up at the crowd, tier upon tier of angry spectators, full of disappointment and scorn, had leapt to their feet, furious with their favourite for having betrayed their hopes. With angry jerks they thrust down their thumbs and shouted Let him die, let him die! " But Antonius was happy as he could see Calpurnia and her father in the mass of people in front waving to him and he knew that the fight was not the only thing he had won that day ! — MOYRA PONSONBY 56 SAMARA MARIONETTES ARIONETTES are dolls whose arms, heads, legs, and feet, III moved by strings, or wires, so they can be made to act ml r the parts of living people. No one knows where this sort of play first began, but there is no doubt that there were Marionettes in the time of the Roman Empire, and even earlier in Egypt, Greece, and India. About three hundred years ago Marionette theatres in which real plays were acted while the parts were read by people behind the stage. These were very popular in Italy, and from there they spread to many parts of the world, and they became so successful in England that the actors and showmen complained that they were stealing their business away. Finally they managed to have the marionette shows prohibited from theatres and halls so that they had to be put on in the open air in places where they would not interfere with the traffic by causing crowds to collect. Since then they have become very popular again and the marionettes have become so perfect in the way they are made that they can be used to act very difficult plays and do all sorts of dances and other acts just as one would see them in a variety show put on by real people. In Italy they even do operas and the people who work the strings do it so perfectly that one forgets that the marionettes are not alive until the show is over and those who work them step out to acknow- ledge the crowd ' s applause. The Italians who live in New York have always had a good Marionette theatre, but it was only a few years ago that this was discovered by the rest of the people and those visiting there. Since then this New York Marionette theatre has played to crowded theatres all over the United States and Canada, and Tony Sarg, who runs these shows, has become very famous. There are a good many other marionette theatres in the principal cities of the United States, and some private ones as well, owned by people who find it a very interesting hobby to write their own plays, and make their own marionettes to please and amuse their friends. I have tried to tell you something about the marionettes, but the best way to appreciate them is to see one of their shows the next time there is one in town. — E. Newcombe — Form III SAMARA 57 HIS SPURS ' ' Show him in, ' ' the Colonel said, " must speak with him awhile. They tell me the first brigade he led, As it conquered the tribes of the Nile. ' ' ' ' Ah " ! he said, as the youth appeared, " I think you ' ll do for this perilous flight. Courage is wanted, and I feared The news would not reach Bodel before night. " " It is a matter of life and death For the whole of the garrison, my son. If you can arrive in time, " he saith, " A noble deed you will have done. " Booted and spurred a rider was seen Vanishing into the Western sun, Over the desert he galloped serene Not to be stopped till his aim was won. Save for the thud of his horse on the sand As it sank beneath him, stiff and cold. No sound was heard, nor any hand Seemed to fire that shot so bold. A party of bandits came into view, " Hold up your hand, " they harshly cry " Your life will pay, your knowledge too, Both will be ours before you die. " They took the dispatch, but could not read So threw the note into the sand. The way to a tree they made him lead And bound him to it foot and hand. There they left him, the moon arose. He twisted and turned in the ropes, A nd then awakening out of a doze A stealthy noise aroused his hopes. A voice said, " Hush, your ropes I ' ll untie You will be safe within an hour " . The ropes undone, they swiftly fly And soon in the friendly shadows cower. The legion was saved from a terrible doom ; He ' d delivered his note, his deed was done And as he came out of the Colonel ' s room He carried the honourable spurs he ' d won. J. RussEL, Form VI b 58 SAMARA AN ATLANTIC STORM A threatening sky and wind-tossed waves, The wind ' s low moan in the hollow caves A grey mist rising, determined to he. And no far horizon left to see. A heavy rain and a foggy day, White-caps show in the murky hay, Waves rolling in upon the rey shore. And receding again, just as before. The crash of surf on the towering rocks. An echo from the repeated shocks. And no single boat has dared the foam. They all are moored in their harbour home. — Anne Bethune, Form V c THE CREATOR God seems wonderful to you and me. Living high above the tallest tree. He does such wonders, never seen. He made the stones. He dug the streams. He gave us the darkness ; then followed the light. To take off the shadows, that fell in the night, He made the first bird, he grew all the moss. He gave us his Son who died on the Cross, God is so loving, so good, and so kind. And wants us to think of these things of His mind. — SUZETTE BOURINOT, FORM III SAMARA 59 EVENTIDE E stood bareheaded upon the hillock: a tall figure, bent but not broken by much hardship and toil, yet still of considerable strength, as the broad shoulders and square build showed. A slight breeze lifted the white hair and toyed with it gently for a moment. Serious, gray-blue eyes, slightly faded now, looked forth from beneath bushy white eye- brows and gazed dreamily at the sinking sun. The strong features and tell-tale wrinkles of the lean face revealed the character of the man far more than could mere words. Authority and tenacity of purpose denoted by the firm chin, the straight nose speaking of aristocratic descent, knowledge and experience written in the lines across the broad brow, twinkling eyes full of feeling and kindly humorous mouth — such was he. At his feet lay fields of grain, which having yielded up their harvest lay peacefully awaiting the soft snows of winter: those very fields in which in his youth he had so despised working. He had been ambitious then, not content with the simple life of a farmer; he had longed for education, for wealth, power, influence, for a chance to do his part in furthering the happiness of mankind. These he had striven for, and finally, after defeats, disappointments and disillusionment, had gained. Now, looking back in the even- tide of his life, surrounded by the calm of the countryside, he wondered whether it had been worth while. Would he have gained more of those important things of life — contentment, peace of mind, happiness , had he ramained a humble, simple farmer and continued in the road mapped out for him by his father ? Or was that harder road, beset by perils, the right one to have followed ? Were not its compensations, perhaps greater, more worth striving for, more satisfying in the end ? Did it not bring one, hardships yes, but if not in this world yet in the next, greater peace and happiness than the other ? At the back of his mind this question lingered, un- answered. The soft lowing of cattle being led home from pasture broke the silence ; and in the village below, the bells of the little church of his boyhood were chiming the vesper hour. Behind him stood the old farmhouse, with friendly candles lighted at its open windows. Dusk had descended upon the world and against the last rosy reflection of the sun on the distant horizon was outlined sharply the cross of the traveller ' s shrine beside the road leading into the distance. His question was answered. He turned back, satisfied. — G. Bronson, VI Upper 60 SAMARA tribe eben onliergof tf)e Ancient Wotih THE MAUSOLEUM AT HALICARNASSUS HIS magnificent monumental structure was raised by I Artemis in memory of her husband Mausolus, a Persian ' satrap, who held independant sway in the Greek city of Halicarnassus about the 5th century B.C. Of this monument, once considered among the seven wonders of the world, no remains now exist, but from the description of those who saw and wrote about it, it seems to have been nearly square in plan. The building was 111 feet in circumference, and 140 ft. high ; it consisted of five parts, a basement, an enclosure of columns, a pyramid, a pedestal, and a chariot group. The basement was built of blocks of green sand-stone, encased with marble. Around the base ran groups of statuary. Above this rose thirty-six columns of the Ionic order, enclosing a square " cella " . Between the columns stood single statues. The whole was lavishly decorated with friezes, the principle of which re- presented combats between the Greeks and Amazons. Surmount- ing this rose a pyramid, mounting by twenty-four steps to an apex or pedestal. On the apex stood the chariot of Mausolus himself, with an attendant. The height of the statue of Mausolus in the British Museum, is 9 ft. 93 " , without the pHnth. The hair rising from the forehead falls in thick waves on each side of his face and descends nearly to his shoulders; the beard is short and close, the face square and massive, while the eyes are deepest under over- hanging brows, the mouth well formed, with a settled calm about the lips. The drapery on this statue is grandly composed. Many proposals have been made for the reconstruction of this famous tomb, but I doubt if any would do justice to that erected by this great queen. — A. Cochrane, VI a. THE PYRAMIDS The mighty pyramids of stone That wedgelike cleave the desert airs When nearer seen and better known A re hut gigantic flights of stairs. CHE Pyramids, primarily erected as the royal tombs of Ancient Egypt, have been in existence since the early period of human history. The most famous, a group of three, are to be found near Gizeh on the border of the Libyan Desert. The largest of these, the Great Pyramid, was built by King Cheops, an ancient Ruler who probably lived twenty-nine centuries before the Christian era. Herodotus, the Greek historian, is authority for the statement that it took 100,000 men 20 years to erect this massive structure. SAMARA 61 Its base covers thirteen acres, and its triangular sides rise to a height of 451 feet. Originally the Pyramid had an outer casing of polished stones, all carefully fitted together, but this has long since dis- appeared, leaving exposed the central cone of rough-hewn blocks. The apex has lost some of its crowning blocks, and one finds, on reaching the top, a level platform thirty-six feet square, from which a magnificent view of the surrounding expanse of desert can be seen. The entrance leading to the interior passage is in the north side of the structure, about forty-eight feet above the ground. This passageway descends gradually to a horizontal corridor which opens into an underground chamber. From this room a dark sloping passage leads to an ascending corridor which opens into the Chamber of Queens and the Great Hall. The latter a high, narrow vault terminates in another narrow passage which leads to the King ' s Chamber, the most magnificent of the interior rooms, containing the crumbling stone coffin of the king. The formation of the interior is that of an intricate maze, and the extreme accuracy of the con- struction is seldom equalled in building operations today. There are in existence about seventy-five Egyptian pyramids, arranged in groups that extend north and south on the west side of the Nile. Many of these are in ruins, but all are interesting sights to the hundreds of tourists who visit them. — Ethel South am, VI upper arts THE PHAROS OF ALEXANDRIA IN the reign of Ptolemy II, 283-247 B.C., Sostratus of Cnidus finished the building of a great tower which had been begun when Ptolemy I still ruled. Situated on a small island near Alexandria, this pure white marble structure, on the summit of which fires were lighted at night, could be seen from far out at sea, and directed sailors in the bay which was dangerous and difficult of access. It consisted of several stories raised one above another to a height of four hundred feet, and adorned with columns, balustrades and galleries of finest marble, wrought with most skillful workmanship. It was built at the total cost of eight hundred talents or about $850,000.00. Upon it was inscribed ' Sostratus the Cnidian, son of Dexi- phanes, to the gods, the preservers, for the benefit of mariners. " Pliny speaks of the magnanimity of Ptolemy in allowing the name of Sostratus and not his own to be inscribed upon the tower. However, Lucian tells us a difl erent story which although probably an inven- tion of his own since it seems rather incredible, is none the less interesting. He maintains that Sostratus, wishing to enjoy in after ages all the glory of the achievement, cut the above inscription upon the marble. This he covered with cement upon which he wrote another inscription to the honour of the author of the deed — Ptolemy. In time the cement decayed, bearing with it to the dust the name of Ptolemy, leaving only the name of Sostratus visible. 62 SAMARA This mighty tower was destroyed by earthquake in the thirteenth century but its ruins remained as late as 1350. Now, however, the site of the actual lighthouse has been weathered away by the sea. Pharos, from the Greek meaning to shine or be bright, or from the Egyptian " pharez " meaning watchtower or look-out place, was the name given probably first to the tower, then later to the island upon which it stood. And Pharos, the prototype of all lighthouses, has become the general name for them, the term " pharology " being used for the science of lighthouse construction. — G. BrONSON, VI UPPER THE HANGING GARDENS OF BABYLON CHESE gardens, once famed for the unique quality of their beauty, had a romantic origin. Amytis, the wife of Nebuchadnezzar, felt weary of the fiat plains of Babylon and her heart was sick with longing for her native Median hills. To alleviate in some measure his Queen ' s unhappiness, Nebuchadnezzar constructed the lovely hanging gardens destined to become one of the seven wonders of the world. Situated within the grounds of the magnificent Babylonian palace, they were in the form of a square and consisted of several acres of gorgeous flower-gardens, groves and avenues of trees, interspersed with fountains. The gardens were raised terrace-like on tiers of masonry arches to heights varying from seventy-five to three hundred feet above the plain. They were irrigated by a reservoir situated at the top and supplied with water from the Euphrates by means of a screw. The trees were especially notable for their great size, and the black palm trees threw into relief the brilliant semi-tropical flowers. The whole picture must have been a gay and gorgeous one, all the more so in contrast with its dull and dreary surroundings, and might well have gladdened the eyes and heart of Queen Amytis. Nebuchadnezzar was amply repaid for his labour and thoughtful planning, for not only did it bring joy to his wife, but for many generations following men were to come from many nations and countries to gaze in appreciative wonder at his beautiful creation. — MOIRA LeATHEM, VI UPPER STATUE OF ZEUS AT OLYMPIA ONE of the most magnificent of the seven wonders of the Ancient World is gone beyond recall. It is the gold, ivory and ebony statue of Zeus, The Greek equivalent to the Roman god, Jupiter. It stands about forty-feet high on a pedestal of bluish-black stone, in the innermost part of a Temple dedicated to this god, who had obtained general recognition as the chief deity in the court of Olympus. SAMARA 63 This masterpiece of Greek Art was designed by Pheidias, the famous sculptor of the Parthenon Freize, and Cicero expressed his admiration of it by saying that it had been designed not after a living model but after that ideal beauty which the creator saw with the inward eye alone. Dito Chrysostom gave still more impressive testimony to this crowning glory of Olympia when he said, " Me thinks that if one who is heavy laden in mind, who has drained the cup of misfortune and sorrow in life, and whom sweet sleep visits no more, were to stand before this image, he would forget all the griefs and troubles that are incident to the life of man. " It is uncertain whether the statue perished in the fire which destroyed the Temple in the beginning of the fifth century A.D., or was carried to Constantinople and consumed in a conflagration which took place there in 475 A.D. — Anna Mack ay, special arts a. COLOSSUS AT RHODES w HAT is the Colossus ? and where is Rhodes ? " — are the ■ questions we ask about this wonder of the world. m W The Greek colossus means a statue of great size (though now we have the adjective applied even to a circus). The famous one was a bronze statue of the sun-god Helios, whom the people worshipped. It was made from the spoils left by Demetrius Poliorcetes when he raised the siege of the city. Charles, of the school of Lysippus which was the promoter of these colossal figures, was the sculptor. This giant figure took twelve years to finish and stood seventy cubits high, — its little finger was longer than a man. As to the second question — Rhodes is an island in the Aegean sea lying off the South corner of Asia Minor. Throughout the ages it has been a commercial centre, and even to-day is an import- ant naval base. The belief grew that the colossus was mounted on towers, and that its mighty legs spanned the harbour. In its hand was a beacon to guide ships in and out. About 224 B.C. an earthquake destroyed it. After lying broken nearly 1,000 years, the shattered pieces were bought by a Jew from the Saracens. Thus this peaceful wonder was probably made into weapons for war. — S. SkELTON, VI UPPER 64 SAMARA TEMPLE OF DIANA AT EPHESUS M HE magnificent Temple to the goddess Diana, or Artemis m as she is more commonly known, was built in the sixth J century B.C. during the reign of King Croesus. There is a small model of this temple, for which Ephesus became famous, in Scillus. Croesus, the wealthy king of Lydia, was the donor of the sculptured reliefs which encircled the Ionic pillars and fragments of the three words which recorded the gift " Dedicated by King Croesus " , can still be read on the bases of the columns. Inside the temple stood the image of Diana fashioned in gold. In 356 B.C., the temple was burnt by a man called Herostratus who was desirous of acquiring fame if only by evil deeds. This act is said to have been committed the same night that Alexander the Great was born while the goddess Diana was absent. Besides the ruins of this temple there are interesting remains in the vicinity of a fine theatre, an odeum and a stadium. These buildings are believed to have perished in 262 B.C., when the Goths destroyed the entire city of Ephesus. — A. Mackay, special arts a. FORM VI. UPPER We are a form of specialists For this is how it starts — Six of us are Matric — ists, And one of us is Arts. To make for us a timetable You see is quite a tricky For our two Art — ists are able Also to try Matric Nor are the Matric — ists content With what that doth prescribe. For every Monday they are sent To cook on Oak Hill side. Then there is only one of us Takes chemistry at five. And one poor soul, though with no fuss, At German must she strive. There are two who take Geometry, And one who doth Bookkeep, Now to this varied company Add one who tries some Greek. No wonder we are never sure If we are here, or there. But after many a weary tour We usually end up — where? S. SkELTON, VI UPPER Note. " — Obviously these are the seven wonders of Elmwood. D. M. T.J SAMARA 65 POOR LITTLE RICH DOG CHE long grey Duesenberg rolled through the wrought-iron gates, up the gravelled drive and stopped before the pre- tentious door of the red-brick mansion that the Willoughby- Smithers called Home. Hughes opened the car door and Mrs. Willoughby-Smithers got out. So did something else. At first glance it might have been taken for a ball of fawn angora wool, but as it proved more animate than an ordinary ball of wool, one supposed it to be a kitten. It was neither. It, or rather he, was a small, bewildered Pomeranian. Hughes coughed significantly. " What shall I do with the .... er ... . animal, madam ? " Don ' t be obvious, Hughes, take it to its room, of course. And you had better instruct cook about preparing its food. You have the pamphlet, I hope ? " " Yes, madam. " " That is all then, " said Mrs. Willoughby-Smithers, as she billowed up the steps and into the house. Mrs. Willoughby-Smithers owned the largest estate, the most luxurious yacht, and the finest jewels of any of her wealthy friends but she had never owned a prize dog. Therefore Golden Dawn. He had a long line of champions on both sides of his family and even though he was just one month old he already showed signs of following in their foot-steps. His new mistress had had one of the smaller rooms in the back of the house redecorated for him. The floor had been painted brown and the walls and ceiling two shades of green. On a raised dais at one end of the room was a large green satin cushion which was his bed. Other furniture in the room included a walnut cupboard containing ribbons, brush, comb, towels etc., an ornamental electric heater, a water-bowl and a feed dish. It was really a very complete little room but it lacked a homey atmosphere. Hughes deposited Golden Dawn in the centre of this bare, unfriendly room and closed the door. The puppy remained in exactly the same position for several minutes with a slightly con- stricted feeling in his heart. Finally the ever present curiosity of young animals asserted itself. He stood up and began to explore the room walking with a gait like a drunken sailor Two months later Golden Dawn was no longer Golden Dawn. He was Truffles. Mrs. Willoughby-Smithers had never seen a golden dawn, in fact she had not seen any kind of a dawn for a great many years, so she cast about in her mind for another name, a more practical name, and as she was Mrs. Willoughby-Smithers she decided on Truffles. Mrs. Willoughby-Smitherses always call their dogs Truffles (or Fluffy or Toodles) . Truffles was getting used to being washed and combed and brushed, and then washed and combed and brushed all over again. He was getting used to being fed exactly the same amount at exactly the same time each day, to being taken out for short, prim, little walks at the end of a leash. He was getting used to it, yes, but he still hated it. He even hated sleeping on the satin cushion because it was slippery and it was perfumed. 66 SAMARA One day when Sophie was taking him out for his short, prim walk she met a friend and stopped for a moment to chat. While the maid and her friend were discussing the merits of a certain movie they had both seen, a big mongrel dog approached Truffles in a friendly manner and spoke to him. " Say, lissen, buddy, " he said, " I been watching you an ' I figure yuh aren ' t havin ' much of a life. Your kind are mostly sissies but you seem different somehow. I ' d like to get the lowdown on the high life some of you pups lead. " " You seem to be psychic, my friend, " Truffles replied. " I am unhappy but I don ' t really know why. I ' m well-fed and I ' m never beaten or ill-treated. I guess I should be satisfied but I ' d like a little more freedom. " " Yeah, an ' if you take my advice, pal, you ' ll try to get it. " At this point Sophie started to walk again, and Truffles went with her perforce. After his talk with the friendly mongrel. Truffles began to meditate, and he decided to fight for fun and freedom. He trotted quietly ahead of Sophie until they were a few feet away from the door. Then he rushed forward quickly and jerked the leash out of Sophie ' s hand. She screeched and started after him, calling to cook and Hughes and all the other servants for aid. Around to the back he tore, with his feathery tail streaming straight out in the wind, and his ears flat against his head. Swift as a swallow heading south he ran, glorying in this exciting race. When he was winded he stopped and teased them. He ' d let them almost catch him, and then he ' d twirl around and be off again. Once they nearly caught him and the only avenue of escape was the house. The back door was open and he made a dash for it. On the way he went through a large mud puddle which had been caused by the lawn sprinkler and for the first time in his life his little paws made muddy tracks on the polished floors. He ran through various rooms and finally reached the drawing room where Mrs. Willoughby-Smithers and some of her intimates were having tea. Truffles careened into this peaceful tea-party and made some of Mrs. Van Meerick ' s hairs turn white under their henna dye by galloping right between her legs, causing that dignified lady to sit down most ungracefully. He crashed into the flimsy tea-table thereby scattering cake, sandwiches and tea in all directions. As soon as possible he scooted outside again and soon left all his pursuers far behind. By the time it was safe t o stop he was rather tired. Up until now he had been too excited to think and when he did realize that he was completely lost it gave him a rather un- comfortable feeling. However, he told himself not to be silly and trotted bravely down the avenue. He wandered about the city all night and in the morning it was a worn out and bedraggled Truffles who found himself in the market square. Early as it was many of the farmers had already spread out their wares about their carts and were awaiting customers. Truffles noticed a collie pup lying under one of the wagons and he went up to him timidly. In a very short time the two young dogs were fast friends and the collie had heard Truffles ' story. SAMARA 67 " I ' ve got an idea, " exclaimed Rex, the collie. " If you hang around here all day, then when my folks are going home you can sneak onto our rig with me and get into the country. I ' m sure you ' d like it much better than the city if you could find some nice people to stay with. What do you say ? Will you take a chance ? " " I might as well. I ' ve never been in the country but my prospects here don ' t seem any too good. " Thus it was that that evening a wondering little Pomeranian puppy sat in a field of short oats sniffling the cool fresh air and gazing at the moon drowsing between the trees like a great yellow moth. Truffles had never dreamed that there could be such a wonderful place as this or that there could be such wonderful things to do. Just in the few short hours he had seen five cows and chased some chickens (with perfectly amicable intentions) and barked at a tramp. When Sara woke up that sparkling June morning she felt as if something nice were going to happen. As soon as she was dressed she ran out to see if her favorite rose vine had bloomed. It hadn ' t but at its roots there lay the dearest little tan-coloured dog asleep. " 0-o-o-oh! " she breathed, " Oh, you darling, darling puppy! Are you a fairy dog or are you really real ? " Truffles proved his tangibility by opening two bright brown eyes and thumping a curly little tail. Sara ' s mother readily consented to let her keep him and he began a life of Elysian content- ment. He slept in a snug little dog-house on fragrant hay and he drank fresh warm milk from Jersey cows. He and Sara had long joyous runs together and he often played with his collie friend who lived on the next farm. His new friends called him Michael to his great relief, and he left unhappy Truffles behind forever. And all Nature rejoiced and was exceedingly glad when it beheld the emancipation of Michael. — Cecily Sparks, form VI a. JOKES Slipping — Rev. Robert Jones of Centerville supplied the pulpit of the United Church last Sunday. The church will now be closed three weeks for repairs. Miss C. to Student. — " Please define ' space F-R-Y. — " I can ' t tell you just what it is, Miss C, but I ' ve got it in my head. " Miss C. — " Correct, sit down. " — M. MacKinnon. 68 SAMARA YOUNG PETER BROWN (Apologies to W. Scott.) 0, young Peter Brown came down from the west. Through all Cincinnati, his car was the best, And save for his pop-gun, no weapons had he, He drove like a flower, his car was the bee. So faithful in war, and so dauntless in love There was never a man like Peter, {the dove!) He stopped not with brakes, for of brakes he had none. The Mississippi he crossed, where few could have swum. When at last he drove up to Amelia ' s gate — His love had consented, our hero is late! For a dastard in love, and a laggard in war. Was to wed fair Amelia, no less, and no more! Right boldly he entered Amelia ' s hall Midst servants and bottles and brothers and all. Then up spoke her father, his hands on his Text; {For the poor haggard bridegroom knew not what to do next.) " O, come you in peace, or come you in war. Or to dance with the bride? {I shall tell her you snore!) ' ' " long loved your daughter, but you said me nay. One ' s love ' s like a bubble; or vanished sea-spray! And so I have come to my lost love . . . for wine. To dance but one Rumba, and imagine she ' s mine. There are women in Orleans, though Amelia may frown, Who would gladly be wife to the young Peter Brown. One pinch of her hand, one word in her ear, They reached the hall door, his coupe was near. So swift to the seat his young lover he swung. So light to the wheel beside her he sprung. ' ' She is won! we are off, over hill, and through town. They ' ll need good cops to follow " , said the young Peter Brown. The horrid old father was stricken with grief. But our poor haggard bridegroom found naught but reliefs As they raced and they chased over many a lea. But the dear, sweet young bride ne ' er once did they see. — 0 so dauntless in love, and so daring a clown — Have you e ' er seen the likes of this young Peter Brown? — P. Mathewson, form V|b. SAMARA 69 FOUR SALE EOUR capable, agreeable (guaranteed never to lose their tempers) and altogether charming young females. Care- fully trained in sewing, cooking and household manage- ment. Excelling particularly in darning socks, mending sewing-machines, washing bath-tubs, scrubbing floors, removing stains, (it is advisable to try the cleaners first) cooking muffins, (which may turn out as tea-biscuits, the method is somewhat similar) spring cleaning, walking the dog, tying an evening-tie (guaranteed for one hour only.) Being a cheery homemaker is a special feature with your purchase. Slippers laid out, children and animals removed from your favorite chair. The soft melodious tones of the radio will be advising you on the menu for the day. Aunt Jezebel corner, setting up exercises, Muskee-kee hour, and last but not least, the cuckoo hour. What could be more pleasant, what could fill a man ' s desires more satisfactorily — Think the matter over carefully, (don ' t exhaust your brains, you ' ll be needing them afterwards). When decision has been reached apply to ' ' Home for Imbeciles " — Cognawaga. Anna Mackay GwYNETH Young Mary Lee Pyke Jean Perley-Robertson — (household management class) 70 SAMARA Ohj isn ' t Springtime gorgeous With the flowers coming out; And all the tiny little leaves Are just about to sprout. The snow is melting swiftly; The streams are breaking up; And everyone is happy, And frisky as a pup. Bicycles are gliding Up and down the lanes; And lovely horses trotting. Tossing gorgeous manes. Many go a-walking, And, suddenly they meet, And have a little gossip In the middle of the street. Others take to riding In large open cars; Sometimes they go slowly. To gaze at misty stars. The birds are all returning, The robins and the crows; The sun is shining merrily. And the young grass grows. — Peggy Clark, form V c. BEDTIME Juniors " Oh do I have to go to bed ? . . . . Please let me finish this chapter, it ' s so exciting and I won ' t be a minute! . . . Oh thank you, you ' re a pal. Oh go on, please let me stay a minute .... Oh all right I suppose I ' d better go. All right I am hurrying but I ' ve got to brush my teeth, haven ' t I ? . . . . Oh I ' ll come, wait till I wash my face. .... I ' m just getting in, but I ' ve got to finish putting up my hair, . . . .Oh I ' m in — good-night. " Intermediates It isn ' t eight thirty yet, I know it isn ' t . . . Well why can ' t I go to bed at a quarter to nine ? I ' m only two months younger than Barb .... all right, I ' ll go as soon as I have collected my pound. Yes I ' m ready, just going to get washed, won ' t be a jiffy. . . . . Yes I ' m in, good-night. Senior (counsellor) Well have we at last got those kids to bed ? Whew, what a job .... I am just longing to get to my bed, my feet are so sore . . . Oh how nice it feels, good-night everybody. — Joan Daniels, form IV a. SAMARA 71 AT THE BEND OF THE RIVER QESTLED between the flowing river, and the high mountain behind it, lay the tiny farming village of Ste. Marie. A smaller village could hardly be found. Little grey stone cottages lined the rough gravel road running through, and back of the cottages up to the foot of the mountain, were sunny fields. In front of the cottages were sunny fields too; these were inhabited by an occasional horse or cow. The richest man in the village, Pierre Landrais, the cure ' s brother, owned some sheep as well, which wandered peacefully around the bright pasture, and occasionally went down to the sparkling river to drink. Old Mere Elizabeth possessed a flock of geese, which cackled incessantly all day as they wended their way, flapping vigorously, through the street. It was in this little community that old Jacques, called Jacques the Blacksmith, to distinguish him from Jacques the Butcher and Jacques the Barber, lived. Here, too, his father and grandfather had lived and farmed ; all of these had been blacksmiths too, in deed both had been named Jacques, as the family pointed out with great pride, for a name handed down from generation to generation was truly a thing to be proud of. Old Jacques had a son, young Jacques they called him, to distinguish him from his father. Young Jacques was a very good farmer, and a good blacksmith too, and on the day he married pretty Therese, the baker ' s daughter, old Jacques gave him the farm and the forge as his wedding gift, as it had been done in the family for years. Jacques and Therese worked hard on the farm; they bought a new cow the first year they owned it. Their happiness was marred by the death of old Jacques, who died, one day, as quietly as he had lived. His duty was done, he had carried on the tradition of his forefathers, tended his little farm, lived peacefully in the little grey house and had left a son to carry on his work. The year after old Jacques died, young Jacques and Therese had a son. They named him Jacques, of course, and his second name was Paul. As he grew up, Jacques and Therese managed to send him to school just outside the village. They had two other children, daughters, Marie and Jose, but it was chiefly on their son that they lavished their affection. When the boy was home, his lessons done, his father would take him over the fields to inspect the land, the land that would some day be his, as his father kept re- peating. But the boy would ask what went beyond the fields of the little village. Where did the river go, as it flowed round the bend ? ' ' That is the city, mon ami, " Jacques would tell him, " there is a big place now! And so very hot and busy. Not a happy life do they lead, those ones, they work, work all day, in hot rooms and dark offices. I have been there once, mon fils, but never will I go again! " " But the men there are rich, are they not ? And with plenty of money, surely one can be happy. " 72 SAMARA " No, my son, do not think that. Mon Dieu, who can be happy who is never outside ? We habitants, we farmers, are we not the happiest of people ? " But the boy would not answer; would turn away his head full of dreams. When he finished school he came back home. Not to work in the field or at the forge, but to read great books that he brought back with him, and to sit and dream in the twilight. Therese would comfort Jacques, when he worried about his son. " Paul, (they never called him Jacques at school, it was always Paul, and so it had become at home). He is so young, mon ami, she would say, " he will settle down soon, but look, he is only seventeen. " " When I was seventeen, I could shoe a horse, " said Jacques, " and fashion a shoe, and milk a cow, and handle a plough too, but what can he do ? Nothing. Alas, Therese, it was a mistake our sending him to school. " " Don ' t say that, mon bonhomme, see, I talk to him for a while, and tell him all your plans for him, he will understand. " But it was with a worried face that she met her husband that evening. Jacques tired and hot from his ploughing, sat on the little cottage gallery. Therese sat in a chair beside him, knitting a sweater for Jose. " Well, ma mie, what of our son ? I wish that I could have more time to talk to him myself, but oh, this work in the springtime, how it tires one. " " Jacques " , said Therese, " I have something to tell you. Oh! try not to be too disappointed. " " Therese, what is it, this dreadful news ? " " Our son is going to the city, Jacques, now don ' t interrupt me, until I tell you everything. You remember Yvon, his friend at school ? Well, Yvon ' s father is a lawyer, and . . . well, he has a place for Paul-Jacques, and since the boy has been studying the law — those big books of his, Jacques, he is going — next week. " " Mon Dieu, next week! Well I cannot oppose the boy, but Therese, the land — what will become of us ? " " Mon ami, don ' t take it so badly! He will come back to us, surely he cannot stay away. " Alas, he did stay away, for five years, and in the little house by the river life went on as before. But there was an emptiness in Jacques ' heart now, he was wont to wander down to the riverside in the evenings, staring down into the mysterious depths, trying to find an answer to his problem. Everything he had lived for, had been brought up to, was shattered. What would his grandfathers think ? Those honest old farmers who had built up their land, and prepared it for this errant son of theirs, who had wandered away from the path set out for him. He would gaze at the river, hardly daring to look at the bend ; it was around this bend that his son was breaking down old traditions. SAMARA 73 It was strange, he mused, that the river, usually straight as a new silver ribbon, should curve so sharply at this point. At the curve were dark shadows, mysterious eddies and currents. Then, one day, Paul came home. His new straw hat, blue suit and diamond tie pin, rather overawed his family. His assurance and worldly knowledge astonished them, and his ideas! Ma foi, what ideas! " The first thing I ' m going to do, mes cheres, is to move us all to the city. We can all live there. I make enough money, and Papa, and Maman need no longer work so hard. " Marie and Jose were thrilled at the idea. They sat gazing at their big brother as if they did not dare miss a single word he said. " But what of the farm ? We can not leave it, " said Therese. " Oh, Maman, that is the best of all. The house can be sold; it ' s mine now, isn ' t it ? I am of age, n ' est ce pas ? and I am selling it to be made into a tea-house. " " A tea-house ? Our farm, the farm that has belonged to us for generations — a tea house ? " " Yes, Papa " . The father got up slowly and walked down into the field. Down to the water ' s edge he went, and there he stood for a long time. When he came back, Paul was telling them about the city. Even Therese was excited at the thought of a new home ; she hurried up to Jacques as he came in, exclaiming: " Oh, Papa, he says we must pack tomorrow " . Jacques did not reply, but sat down slowly in his chair, and as he filled his pipe, he watched the flaming sun setting at the bend of the river. — B. Whitley, form VI a. 74 SAMARA THE SAIL BOAT The white of the sails, the blue of the sky, The darky dark blue of the seas; The flight of the gull as she circles by, The song of the fresh cool breeze. The splash of the foam as it hits the bow. The tang of the salty spray; The long even waves when the boat dips low. And the vast sea ' s endless sway. — A. Cochrane, VI matric. I HAVE A LITTLE HOUSE I have a little house With windows and a door. Two chimneys on the top And a plot of grass before. I have a little house With curtains and a blind Two chimneys on the top And a plot of grass behind. I have a little house Where I go in and out Two chimneys at the top And a garden all about. Ogden Blackburn, form III THE WINDS North Wind, North Wind, where do you go ? Over the mountains to bring you some snow. East Wind, East Wind, Why are you here? To sweep out the sky -room and keep it clear. West Wind, West Wind, What do you bring The showers and flowers that come in the spring. South Wind, South Wind, what have you got? A capful of sunshine all nice and hot. — O. Blackburn, form III SAMARA 75 HOW I LEARN TO DRIVE A CAR HT last I was really going to drive. I was so excited ! When I told my friends I was learning, they didn ' t seem parti- cularly enthusiastic, — but never mind, Td show them! I wondered what kind of a car it would be, something big and shiny, I hoped, so I could drive past everybody ' s house, and honk the horn. But, alas! When I saw the car, I decided I ' d stick to the back roads! It really seemed ridiculously simple, — one held the steering- wheel, kept a foot on the accelerator, (or the brake, it just depended.) There was something about gears too, but I guessed I ' d learn about that later. I was off! Going quite fast, about ten miles per hour, whew! Almost up to fifteen miles now. " Kindly keep your eyes on the road, " said my instructor. " Bother the road! " I thought, I wanted to see how fast I was going. After that, things went smoothly for a while, but going up a hill, the car seemed to act very strangely. We began to go backwards instead of forwards. I was really going quite fast, but as I was going the wrong way, that wasn ' t much consolation. " What do I do now ? " I asked, " Put it into second, " the instructor gasped. He didn ' t seem very much at ease. " Second what ? " (I did wish he could be a little more explicit). " Second gear, of course " . " But there is only one of these gear things ? " Rather fortunately for me, he took control then, but I rather resented his manner. After all, not every- one can go down a hill backwards at the rate I was going! Rather reluctantly, my instructor resigned his place to me, and I gingerly held the wheel. " Better go more carefully, " he said. Well, that was alright as far as I was concerned. But for some reason, I did not seem able to maintain a steady pace. I was going faster and faster. The instructor was shouting something at me, but the car rattled so loudly I could not hear him. I pressed my feet firmly on the car floor, and tried to keep my head, but I did wish I could stop. I could see a sign-board in front of me, it was approaching at a terrific pace . . . that sign-board seemed so very large, and the road so very narrow A deafening crash ! Well ! . . . any way the car had stopped! I felt rather shaken, and looked up at the sign- board in a dazed and dreamy way . . . " The Pause that Refreshes. " — A. Cochrane, VI matric 76 SAMARA ELMWOOD SCHOOL-DAYS Elmwood, Elmwoodj highest of the high Summa Summarum, hear our cry; These are our colours gold and green Which uphold their standard wherever they ' re seen. Each girl has duties to do each day By service, fellowship and fair play. When new girls ' names in the school are enrolled, They feel friendly spirits from our school unfold. Mrs. Buck, staff and girls do their best To make the new girls at ease and at rest, Soon the school year is on its way And into games and work we sway. First as juniors full of fun. Full of life our school-days run; Each new day brings joy and sorrow But we have always another tomorrow. As we grow older day by day We begin to take life in a different way; Each new trouble is bravely borne In the course of duties we must perform. Prefects all we wish to be To hold a place of authority; Work we must and work we will To try some higher place to fill. When Elmwood school-days come to an end, We will always remember our school as a friend; We hope to obtain in all we ' ve tried All that ' s expected of our school ' s pride. — Dorothy Leggett, form V, and Barbara Hampson, arts b. SAMARA 77 ON LEAVING ELMWOOD Fm just a lonely Senior about to leave this school, Where I have studied hard to learn The Golden Rule; But before I leave there ' s one thing I should like to do. So to the members of the school Vll raise a toast or two. Here ' s to the many new girls that came here this year, May their laughter fill the school with happiness and cheer; Here ' s to the Intermediates, may they soon come to know, That they will take the places of those who go; Step into their shoes and hold the standard high. And keep the Senior name where no other can draw nigh; Here ' s to the Seniors; may their health and luck increase, May they be blessed with happiness and their prosperity not cease. Mrs. Buck and teachers I will remember thee, When gossiping in later years over cups of tea. Now sadly I must leave you, my glad school days are o ' er But I ' ll think with pride of the dear old School Now and forevermore. — AiLSA Gerard, form VI a. OUR CHERISHED HOUR On Thursday at lunch the fight begins And, as a rule, majority wins. In the question of ' ' What is the cake to be At the Friday afternoon Prefects ' Tea, — Will it be chocolate, maple, or white? — Or Angel-food so fluffy and light? How about orange, sponge, or spice — think a jelly -roll might be nice! Don ' t forget the odd brandy snap — They ' re useful to fill in the empty gap! " So it goes on till our choice is made A nd the moderate weekly fee is paid; Then we wait for the time to arrive When we to the sitting-room all make a dive And there first discuss our business affairs — Who ' s talked in the cloak-rooms and on the stairs; And then at last the meeting adjourns, And into a playful gathering turns For now that the work of the week is done Our cherished hour has just begun When we can eat our tea and chat Of ' ' so-and-so " and " this-and-that, " Of what ' s gone by, and what ' s to be, Of where to go, and what to see, Until good-bye we have to say Till our next prefect-meeting day. — B. Kennedy, form VI a. 78 SAMARA ■ l 1 3 o 10 ■ 1 1 r . ' : -ji — li u i V ' X u t. ill A. V V U 6 ; i t T t - CROSS HORIZONTAL 1. Among men; a state of distinction or conspicuousness. 11. Place where the listeners sit. 12. Clefts in rock. 13. 3rd word in old rhyme. 14. Abbreviation for Connecticut. 15. 16. Latin verb to prepare. 18. Expressing similarity. 19. Girl ' s name. 20. Weighty. 25. A heap. 28. Unwavering. 34. 3rd note of scale. 35. Level, flat. 36. Abb: for Order of Crown of India. 37. Opposite of Wholesale. 39. Dashing. 40. Correct. 41. Beating of heart. See solution on page 81. WORD VERTICAL 1. Father. 2. Brutal person. 3. Quality of being odious. 4. Remove last letter from Miss. 5. Possessive pronoun. 6. — 7. To go astray, 8. Opp. of nephew. 9. Confinement. 10. Printer ' s measure. 17. Genuine. 19. You keep your photos in this. 20. Abb. of power of engines. 21. Abb. of East India. 22. 1st word of Caesar ' s most famous remark. 23. A large growth, often on trees. 29. Cry. 30. — 31. Bring up. 32. V + a metal reversed. 33. North Carolina— (Abb.) 37. Abb. of Royal Society. 38. Suffix. — L. MacBrien, Keller SAMARA 79 HERE ' S SOME GEOGRAPHY! fi.A4-. K A peninsula in Northern Europe. — E The longest river in the world. L An important steel manufacturing city in England. Q-Q-L I - - An explorer in XV century. E £LS Cl A continent. L R A very useful metal. F A country in Europe close to England, li g Zr R Made from a beet. A cereal. — AN D — N -Oi - The longest river in Europe. Ut fiL I An Italian city. S !1 West of Spain (a country.) H -£ A -6 The animal of burden. UiiilAx A cereal. ■ - I S x A P P L The longest river in the United States. — — N The country north of the United States. G xhe opposing country in the Great War. • A A Scotch River. L -5 What sheets are made of. 0 N r Q — — E — A great Roman general. See solution on page SI. 80 SAMARA A STORY WITHOUT A NAME IT ' S an Old Southern Custom " to ' ' Take a Number from One to Ten " in order to " Stay as Sweet as You Are " , " Now and Forever. " And " Soon " when " It ' s June in January " and we are " Down by the River, " I ' ll sing, " The Lullabye of Broadway, " because " It ' s Easy to Remember, " and I ' ll bring " A little White Gardenia. " You ' re " So Lovely to Look At " , that " I Won ' t Dance, " although I have " College Rhythm. " I think of you " With Every Breath I Take. " — " The Words Are in My Heart, " set to " Sweet Music, " and " Every Day " " Life Begins With Love. " " Yesterday " , I went to see " The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze, " who is " The Object of My Affection, " " Pop goes Your Heart, " when " he floats through the air with the greatest of ease. " But " Fare-thee-well, Annabel, " for I ' m " Flying Down to Rio, " and " The Isle of Capri. " — B. HOPKIRK, V B. THE FOUNTAIN There is a fountain of sparkling colours That throws a glistening spray About the morning grass, And when the sunshine comes The sprays of sweet water melt away. THE SKY think the sky is like a patch work quilt And at eventide when the sun fades behind the hills, The moon comes out and shines upon the glorious world. — Jacqueline Vernon, form III SAMARA 81 ANSWERS to Puzzles on pages 81 and 82 HORIZONTAL 1. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 18. 19. 20. 25. 28. 34. 35. 36. 37. 39. 40. 41. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 17. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 37. 38. Prominence. Auditorium Fissures. FO. C. T. Pareo. As Ann Heavy. Pile. Unswerving. Me. Even. C. I. Retail. Sporty. Right. Pulse. VERTICAL Pa. Ruffian. Odiousness. Mis. Its. Err. Niece. Custody. Em. Real. Album. H.P. E.I. Veni. Fungi. Weep. Rear. Vnit. N.C. R.S. Ly. DenmarK NilE Leeds CoLumbus Europe I Ron France SugaR RYe — AND — DaNube Venice PortuGal Horse WheaT Mississippi CaNada Germany TAy Linen CaEsar — Mary Paterson, IV a. 82 SAMARA CLIPPINGS FROM HERE TO THERE An adult is a person who has stopped growing at both ends and has started growing in the middle. " From what I hear your wife is a bit of an angel " . " Oh, rather. She ' s always flying up in the air and harping on something or other. " College Boy (to father at foot-ball match) — " Now you ' ll see more excitement for your $2 than you ever saw before. " Father: I don ' t know about that. — That ' s all my marriage license cost me. With all their speed the 1935 cars can ' t run away from the instalment plan. " I hear your son is at college. " " Yes. " " How is he doing ? " " Pretty well I think — He ' s taking three courses. I ' ve just paid out ten dollars for Latin, ten dollars for Greek and a hundred dollars for Scotch. " The weary traveller arrived at the Inn, and asked if they could put up with him for the night. " " The horse broke into a lively decanter. " Question: Name three relative pronouns. Pupil ' s answer: brother, sister, and cousin. This is the year of the King ' s Jublibee. SAMARA 83 SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN ONE day long ago, a little boy and a little girl set out on a long journey. They got into a canoe, with their mothers and fathers, and were paddled down a big, broad river. They left their homes a long way behind them, passed by woods and meadows, villages and towns, to find a new place to live. Pierre was the little boy ' s name, and Annette, the little girl ' s. Their mothers and fathers were French-Canadian habitants who were leaving their comfortable homes in Quebec, to begin a new life, in a new village that was to be built. With the party were many priests, good pious men whom every- body loved. They, too, were going to settle down in the new village, and try to convert the Indians round about them. Pierre and Annette were the greatest of friends. Pierre was the leader of the two, and Annette followed him faithfully every- where, trusting in his superior knowledge and experience to get them out of any difficulties they might fall into. When the travellers reached the end of their journey, they set about pitching tents to sleep in, and tents to keep their food and blankets in. Pierre rather missed his nice soft little bed that was at home, and his comfortable little chair, that was just like Papa ' s and Grandpapa ' s, only not so big. But Annette didn ' t mind, she hadn ' t had as nice a bed as Pierre, and she hadn ' t had her own chair at all, so she just ran about the camp, very excited, following after Pierre. The spot they had chosen for the new village was in a little valley, well sheltered. There was an island opposite a little way out from the shore, separated from the main land by tumbling rapids that the Indians only could get over. The island was very woody. It looked very beautiful standing alone out in the river. There was a little wood too, not far from the valley, just up on the hillside. They chose this hill to be the site of the new church. Annette wanted to know why. " Perhaps, " said Pierre wisely, " to be nearer heaven. " The grown-ups were very busy that autumn. After the big ship came down the river from Montreal, bringing with it all the nice familiar old furniture, and all sorts of things, from Quebec, the settlers set about to build new houses for themselves. Pierre and Annette ran about the woods and meadows, near by. All day long they played, sometimes Pierre was a knight in shining armour, rescuing Mile la Princesse Annette, from a villainous looking tree-stump dragon ; sometimes he would be a priest, teaching the Indians (Annette) about Le Bebe. Pierre and Annette weren ' t quite sure about Him; if He loved them so much, why had He gone away ? Why wouldn ' t He come back again, if everybody loved Him so ? It was very puzzling. Even to Annette, who had begun to learn her catechism, and could tell her prayers on the tiny Rosary that one of the Jesuits had given her. They didn ' t quite know what Indians did; they had seen Indians in Quebec, and often out here, but although they were very odd looking people, who wore clothes of leather, and feathers in 84 SAMARA their hair, Pierre and Annette saw nothing else out of the ordinary about them, and thought Indians nice, but very dull. Most often they played being hunters — coureurs de bois. Pierre ' s uncle Pierre was one, and Pierre knew all about them. When uncle Pierre came to Quebec each year he brought back wonderful presents. Strings of bright beads, shoes made of leather, bows and arrows, little pelts to hang on the wall, and once, what a wonderful present! an Indian headdress, made just the right size to fit a boy like Pierre. Sometimes they went out into the woods with a priest, to trap little animals, and find good things to eat. They liked doing this, especially when they went with frere Lalemant, who was not very old, and would play with them. They loved frere Lalemant, and he loved them, too. It gave him great grief to kill the little living creatures that they trapped, and when they went out with him, they brought back mostly roots and herbs. Frere Lalemant knew the most wonderful stories. He told them about Charlemagne, and Roland, and the good king Saint Louis. He told them the sad story of Jeanne d ' Arc, and wonderful exciting stories like these. Annette always wept at the story of Jeanne, and Pierre would cry. ' ' Oh, if I had been there, no one would have harmed her then; I would have fought them! " and his voice sounded very fierce. With frere Breboeuf they had good times, too. He did not tell them stories, but he showed them how to find little hidden bird ' s nests, and how to know which bird owned the nest, by the color of the tiny eggs inside. He never let them take the eggs, and when Pierre wanted to know why, he told them that it was because a baby bird was inside, and that he would die, if the egg was taken away. ' ' God would be displeased with you, if you harmed one of his little friends, " he said very seriously. " He loves that little bird, just as much as He loves you. " He would take them along the sandy shore, and show them beautiful shells and sea-plants. They would run along the shore, with the salty wind playing in their hair, and singing in their ears. Frere Breboeuf taught them to love the sky and the clouds, the sun and the wind, and all loving things. One day, when they were out in the forest with frere Lalemant, they saw a little bird ' s nest lying on the ground, with a broken egg-shell beside it. " Oh look, " said Pierre, sorrowfully, " what would fr re Breboeuf say ? " " Tell us, frere Lalemant, " said Annette, " does the good God really love the little birds as much as us ? " " Yes just as much, ma bonne amie,but perhaps not in the same way, " replied the priest smiling at her. This brought up the perplexing subject of Le Bebe. Annette asked very shyly : " Tell us, frere Lalemant, why does He stay away? Why doesn ' t He come back to live with us ? No one would hurt Him now, we would all love Him so dearly. I would show Him my Rosary, that P6re Martin gave me. I say my prayers to Him on it every night, and I always beg Him to come back. " SAMARA 85 " I ' m sure He listens, ma petite, " said Lalemant softly with a faraway look in his eyes, " Perhaps He will come back soon when we have made the world a better place, more fit to receive Him. " Now Pierre and Annette understood; they were to be very, very good, then maybe the darling Bebe would return once more. And so the autumn passed. The houses were finished and the church too though it had taken all the wood in the little hillside wood to build them. Many of the priests had gone to live in Indian villages for the winter, to teach the wild superstitious savages about Christ and his gentle kingdom. Pierre and Annette said goodbye cheerfully, little knowing that they would never see some of their friends again. The settlers had made no plans for the winter. They had no wood laid ready to burn all during the long days and nights, no food stored up to keep them. They were just preparing to store up supplies. They had a great service at the little church to celebrate the naming of the new village. They called it Ste. Anne. Ste. Anne de Beaupre, because of its beautiful surroundings. Everybody was very happy and gay. Then the first snow came. Winter was very early that year. Annette and Pierre, dressed in furs that Indians used for trading, loved the snow. They played in it all day long. They made forts and snowmen, they ran through the snowflakes like busy laughing squirrels. They were always very hungry and tired at night too. Perhaps that was why they did not notice the tired anxious faces of their mothers and fathers. The villagers were very worried. Most of the wood available had been used for building the church and the little cabins. The priests had taken most of the stored-up food, and in the broad fields by the settlement, there were no trees left to burn, and no little animals to kill for food, except an occasional rabbit, which was not food enough for a settlement of busy, hungry people. Right across the river there was the island, with plenty of wood on it, and probably plenty of food, too. But how to get at it ? The rapids were dangerous now, filled with ice floes, and they had black wicked looking rocks, peering out between the floes. Young Yvet, the cure ' s nephew, had set forth in a light canoe, in a desperate attempt to reach the island. His overturned canoe was tossed back to the people, and next day, the cure, in a trembling voice said a mass for his soul, and a sad little party wended its way down the hill from the little church with nothing but despair and grief left in their hearts. They had all learned to love the little community and their fellow adventurers. How could they pack up and leave their new home ? How could they go back to Quebec, after promising such glad and wonderful results that summer ? Even so it would be impossible to go back over the cold snowy path to Quebec, full of danger from lurking Indians. By this time Pierre and Annette knew what was wrong. Papa looked grave, and did not play with them any more in the evenings. 86 SAMARA Maman tried hard to laugh and be cheerful, but it was very hard! And they missed Yvet, who had carved them little t oys from wood, and had often given them rides on his shoulder. Oh, but the winter would soon be over. Maman and Papa would find a way, and le bon cure, he would help them; he always did. Besides — there was Le Bebe, He listened to everybody ' s prayers, frere Lalemant had told them so. They wished He would come back, He would cheer everybody up, and probably find a way out of the trouble too. He always did. And — it was a lovely day, and there was the new port they were building — and the snow was just right — and ' ' Let us go and play! " said Pierre and Annette. Le bon cure wished he had as much faith as the children. Night and day he prayed and fasted, praying that God would send, them the grace to live for another winter. No matter what he tried to do, he could think of no way to provide for his little flock. He began to lose faith in himself, and to think that it was his fault that his people were so miserable. Pierre was not very worried about it all. So long as he had his ' potage ' and his ' tartine ' everyday, it didn ' t seem to him that much could be wrong. But Annette had seen her Maman weeping in the corner of the cabin, and her papa could say nothing that would comfort her. So Annette began to think. Frere Lalemant had told her that Le Bebe listened to people ' s prayers, so that afternoon instead of going out to play with Pierre, she would go up to the little church, that they had built on the hillside to be nearer heaven ' . She had her precious Rosary clasped in her hand, and she was thinking of a prayer to make, so that Le Bebe would understand how hard it was for everybody. Then perhaps He would tell Le Bon Dieu, about it, and then everything would be settled. Quiet as a mouse, she crept into the little wooden church, built by such loving hands. She knelt down by one of the big pillars and began to pray. She heard another voice murmuring prayers too, and peeping behind the pillar she saw the cure on his knees. This gave her courage, and she told Le Bebe about the trouble. How Maman had cried, and how Papa had not been able to comfort her; how the cure had prayed, and now Yvet had tried to do his best. She told him how hungry the people were, and how cold. Oh please, help them, she would be very good — try to be in time for dejeuner, try to remember to come home as soon as the sun went down behind the mountain. — How pretty it was then. The snow became a beautiful gold, barred with great black shadows, and the mountains were purple; she wished that it would always stay like that — 0h pardon! I had forgotten! " And she would tell Pierre too, and he would try — though sometimes he would not do as she asked — but she was sure he would this time — though only yesterday she had begged him not to go down by the river, and he had. She was afraid of the river now that Yvet — oh please Bebe, bless Yvet, look after him, and love him as much as we did. Oh please listen to her prayer, blessed Bebe, and help them! SAMARA 87 She stood up, and suddenly, a terrible thought came to her! She had not brought a single thing to give to Le Bebe in return. Not even one sou. What would she do! How ashamed she felt! She only had her Rosary. How she loved it, her Rosary, the beautiful beads, and the pretty cross, and it was her very own, and yet — . She went slowly to the cure ; he seeing her, stood up and said, " What do you want, my little one ? " " Oh, M. le cure, I have made a prayer to the blessed Beb6, and I didn ' t bring anything to give Him — so I thought He would like my Rosary, it is such a pretty one! Pere Martin gave it to me, when we left Quebec. See how pretty it is! Don ' t you think that perhaps He might like it too ? " People said that what happened next day was a miracle. Perhaps the cure knew differently. That night he had prayed, not so much for help for the town, as for such faith as he had witnessed that day. The mira cle that the tired, discouraged villagers woke up to see was a bridge to the island! A real steady strong bridge. The ice floes in the river had jammed and piled up forming a natural path- way over to the island, a firm frozen pathway. That night there was food enough in the little village, and warmth enough too. The face of the cure was like a light that night, as he gazed on the devout people, kneeling in thanks to their Lord. He had seen a miracle performed, a miracle of faith among his own people. To Annette that night, as she said her prayers by the bedside, it had been the obvious thing to happen. As she snuggled down in her cosy bed, tired out after playing with Pierre, she told herself that she knew it was going to happen. After all Tt was such a pretty Rosary. " N.B. — This is hi storically inaccurate. BARBARA WHITLEY. SAMARA 89 AVTOGRAPUS— Continued 7 90 SAMARA SCHOOL DIRECTORY Mrs. C. H. Buck — fElmwood, Rockcliffe, Ottawa. Residence: 231 Buena Vista Road, Rockcliffe, Ottawa. THE STAFF Miss B. Adams — 68 Fairmont Ave., Ottawa. - Miss N. E. Barrow — 43 Belsize Rd., Worthing, Sussex, Eng. Miss M. Bartram — 91 MacLaren St., Ottawa. Miss A. Belford — St. Anne ' s Rectory, Richmond, Quebec. V Miss L. Bertheny — Elmwood, Rockcliffe, Ottawa. Miss L. M. Blackburn — Aruba House, Burnopfield, Newcastle- on-Tyne, England. v- Miss E. Booth — Elmwood, Rockcliffe, Ottawa. Miss E. Bradford — 155 Glen Avenue, Ottawa. Miss L. J. Colling — 148 Stapleton Hall Rd., London N. 4, Eng. Miss Cottee — 80 Vaughan St., Ottawa. Miss A. Elliott— 94 McKinnon Rd., Rockcliffe Park. Miss J. MacBrien- — Aylmer, Quebec. Miss E. Mills — 363 Island Park Drive, Ottawa. Miss Neal — Hollanden, Gordon Hill, Enfield, Middlesex, England. Mr. H. Puddi combe — 409 Queen St., Ottawa. The Very Rev. E. F. Salmon — The Deanery, 436 Sparks St., Ottawa. Miss D. M. Thwaite — 61 Hornsey Lane, Highgate, London N. 6, England. Miss D. C. Tipple — Elmwood, Rockcliffe, Ottawa. Betty Baird— 417 Russel Hill Rd., Toronto, Ont. Anne Bethune — " Berkenfels, " Rockcliffe, Ottawa. MiMi BoAL — 30 Goulburn Ave., Ottawa. Glen Borbridge — 290 Clemow Ave., Ottawa. SuzETTE Bourinot — 202 Cloverdale Rd., Rockcliffe. Ogden Blackburn — ' ' Blackburn " House, Box 232, Ottawa. Mary Blackburn — " Blackburn " House, Box 232, Ottawa. Genevieve Bronson — " Waterstone, " Acacia Ave., Rockcliffe. Olga Brown — 131 Acacia Ave., Rockcliffe. Eleanor Carson — 286 MacLaren St., Ottawa. Eleanor Clark — 295 Manor Rd., Rockcliffe. Peggy Clark— 295 Manor Rd., Rockclifle. Rosemary Clark — 90 Park Rd., Rockcliffe. Alison Cochrane — Coltrin Rd., Rockcliffe. SAMARA 91 ( iiEATHER Collins — 464 Springfield Rd., Rockcliffe. v URiEL Crocket — 329 Chapel St., Ottawa. Ruth Creighton — 4320 Montrose Ave., Westmount, P.Q. Margaret Curry — 245 Lansdowne Rd., Rockcliffe. Joan Daniels — 3250 Cedar Ave., Westmount, P.Q. OAN Dean — 362 Stewart St., Ottawa. Nancy Doane — 652 Rideau Crescent, Ottawa. Janet Dobell — 1300 Redpath Crescent, Montreal. aye Douglas — 226 MacLaren St., Ottawa. Susan Edwards — 407 Wilbrod St., Ottawa. - Jane Edwards — 407 Wilbrod St., Ottawa. Marion Ellsworth — " Glenalton " Ridley Park, Toronto. Pamela Erwin — 138 Daly Ave., Ottawa. Barbara Fellowes — R. R. No. 1, Hull, P.Q. Beatrice Eraser — 524 Acacia Ave., Rockcliffe. Mary Fry — 789 Upper Belmont Ave., Westmount, P.Q. Patricia Galt — " Raithmuir " , Arnprior, Ont. AiLSA Gerard — 49 McKinnon Rd., Rockcliffe. Shirley Geldert — 272 Somerset St. W., Ottawa. EsME GiROUARD — 412 Daly Ave., Ottawa. Helen Gordon — 517 O ' Connor St., Ottawa. v ETTY Hamilton — 706 Echo Drive, Ottawa. Barbara Hampson — 1501 McGregor St., Montreal. Elizabeth Hanson — 456 Buena Vista Rd., Rockcliffe. ' Geraldine Hanson — 456 Buena Vista Rd., Rockcliffe. Betty Hooper- — " Selborne, " Elmwood Rd., Rockcliffe. Winsome Hooper — " Selborne, " Elmwood Rd., Rockcliffe. Barbara Hopkirk — 14 Monkland Ave., Ottawa. Katherine Inkster — 18 Rideau Terrace, Ottawa. Barbara Kennedy — " Riverview, " MacLeod, Alta. Susan Kenny — Buckingham, Quebec. Dorothy Laidlaw — 295 Cooper St., Ottawa. Nancy Lane — 450 Laurier Ave. E., Ottawa. t MoiRA Leathem — 46 Delaware Ave., Ottawa. Dorothy Leggett — Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa. Nor AH Lewis — 35 McKay St., Ottawa. 92 SAMARA Louise MacBrien — Aylmer, Quebec. Lynette MacBrien — Aylmer, Quebec. Anna Reay MacKay— 1578 McGregor St., Montreal, P.Q. V Pamela Mathewson — 3057 Trafalgar Ave., Montreal. v Peggy Marr— 347 Stewart St., Ottawa. Nancy Martin— 237 Oxford St., Winnipeg, Man. x Elizabeth McClelland — 258 Warren Rd., Toronto. 1 Barbara McClelland — 258 Warren Rd., Toronto. vXMary McColl— 140 Forest Hill, Rd., Toronto. . Marjorie McKinnon— 323 Metcalfe St., Ottawa. Peggy MacLaren — 1 Chestnut Park, Toronto. Marion Monk — 112 Argyle Ave., Ottawa. Helen Murdoch — 30 South Drive, Toronto. Elizabeth Newcombe- — 585 Acacia Ave., Rockcliffe. Margaret Parkin— 290 Park Rd., Rockcliffe, Ottawa. Mary Paterson— 275 MacLaren St., Ottawa. v Jean Perley Robertson — Acacia Ave., Rockcliffe, Ottawa. Anne Perley-Robertson — Acacia Ave., Rockcliffe, Ottawa. Clair Perley-Robertson — Acacia Ave., Rockcliffe, Ottawa. Maria Petrucci — Roxborough Apts., Ottawa. Mary Lee Pyke — 3238 The Boulevard, Westmount. Jane Russel — 607 Clarke Ave., Westmount, P.Q. Penelope Sherwood — Crescent Rd., Rockcliffe Park. Sheila Skelton — Edge Hill, Buena Vista, Rockcliffe. Barbara Sober — 203 Clemow Ave., Ottawa. Ethel South am — ' ' Casa Loma, " Rockcliffe Park. Cecily Sparks — 544 Driveway West, Ottawa. Jane Toller — 62 Powell Ave., Ottawa. Diana Vernon — 319 Stewart St., Ottawa. Jacqueline Vernon — 319 Stewart St., Ottawa. Kathleen Warner — The Lexington, Continental Ave., Forest Hills, Long Island, N.Y. June White — 603 Besserer St., Ottawa. Barbara Whitley — 4339 Westmount Ave., Westmount, P.Q. Melodie Willis-O ' Connor — " Byng House, " Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa. Esther Wilkes — Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa. Anna Wilson — The Manor House, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa. Norma Wilson — The Manor House, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa. Pamela Wilson — 3566 Peel St., Montreal. Gwyneth Young — " Auchmar House, " Hamilton, Ont. AT THE SUGARBUSH CYOUNC THE END OF THIS SAMARA NORMAN W. CAMPBELL Chemist and T ruggist Telephone: Queen 159 71 SPARKS STREET : OTTAWA, Ontario RITH ' S FLOWERS FLOWER SHOP 69 SPARKS ST. Fhone QUEEN 5600 CONSERVATORIES 200 BEECHWOOD AVE. RIDEAU 1100 Member of The Florists ' Telegraph Delivery Association Incorporated. Engagingly lovely fashions HATS for campus schoolroom COATS and parties. DRESSES LINGERIE ACCESSORIES CHARLES CRAIG Florist FLOWERS FUNERAL DESIGNS BEDDING STOCK POT PLANTS RIDEAU 5 6 6 Rideau Terrace ALL KINDS OF FLORAL WORK Announcing .... ROLLEICORD By the Makers of Rolleiflex Literature on Request ROLLEICORD represents the most remarkable achievement in present day camera construction for it uniquely combines the advantages of a precision mirror reflex camera of the Rolleiflex type with exceptionally moderate price. It is equipped with a high speed focusing finder lens which shows a sharply defined image in actual film size and a powerful magnifier which aids you in obtaining ultra-sharp focus. It is also equipped with an eye-level finder and is compensated for parallax. It has a single lever compur shutter with speeds up to 1 300 second and is provided with a Zeiss Triotar F:4.5 lens. It is staunchly constructed and of elegant all-metal finish. Takes 2H inch roll-film giving twelve 2}4 pictures. $50.00 COMPLETE With Carrying Case PHOTOGRAPHIC 65 SPARKS STREET STORES LIMITED OTTAWA, ONTARIO ASSETS OVER $750,000,000 DEPOSIT ACCOUNTS DENOTE CONFIDENCE BANK OF MONTREAL Est«bUaM i i7 There Are Six Branches in Ottawa and District USE MILK from Tested Cattle — Properly Pasteurized BUTTER Choice and Freshly Churned ICE CREAM of Quality and Flavour FOR MILK AND BUTTER Phone Queen 1188 FOR ICE CREAM Phone Queen 161 GERM PROOF ICE Made from Filtered Water MANUFACTURED BY Ottawa Artificial Ice Co., Ltd. 387 NICHOLAS ST., OTTAWA Phone: RIDEAU 266 K W ETH MCDONALD 6 SO JS Seeds PLAjVTS Bulbs Seedsmen S ,Aarsejy1nea JkarAet So.. OTTAWA, Canada, Catalogue on JFeouest Geo. T. GREEN Decorator Telephone Carling 235 750 BANK STREET : OTTAWA, Canada THEY ' RE ALWAYS " JUST RIGHT " Choose whichever you like best, Assorted, Soda Wafers, Arrow- roots, Sultanas, Cream Crackers . . . they are all delicious. Christie ' s Biscuits are always crisp and fresh . . . always just right for the impromptu meal or for special occasions. Chru»lie s Biscuits there ' s a Christie Biscuit for every taste " THE NEW and FINER SCHOOL SHOE Sold in OTTAWA only by • ARMSTRONG and 241 SLATER STREET T T XT A T T C XT (Just off Bank) JtVll ITI V IV JLI l3 W IN JACKSON BUILDING Formerly Cantelever Shoe Shop THORBURN ABBOTT LIMITED BOOKSELLERS and STATIONERS PARKER and WATERMAN ' S FOUNTAIN PENS 115 SPARKS STREET : OTTAWA The Popular Shop for Gifts McINTOSH WATTS lii ' XT-M C l cc SUITABLE or SHOWERS Kjnina ana KjUI kjiuss weddings owd anniversaries Latest Novelties in Silverware and Kitchenware Telephone: Queen 4049 CHINA HALL, 245-247 Bank Street, OTTAWA, Can. Compliments of OTTAWA SYMPHONY K ORCHESTRA J. F. CUNNINOHAM G. DE H. CUNNINGHAM R. RUSSELL SPARKS CUNNINGHAM SPARKS INSURANCE Representing — Mercantile Fire Insurance Co., Northern Assurance Co., Phoenix Assurance Co., of London, Eng., Canada Accident and Fire Assurance Co., Boiler Inspection Insurance Co. Phone: QUEEN 2173 210 BOOTH BUILDING - 165 SPARKS STREET - OTTAWA Yellow Cabs Rideau 3600 THE CITIZEN PUBLISHED DAILY AT OTTAWA, IN THE CITIZEN BUILDING SPARKS STREET, BY The Citizen Publishing Co. LIMITED THE CITIZEN AIMS TO BE AN INDEPENDENT, CLEAN NEWSPAPER FOR THE HOME, DEVOTED TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP LIMITED Furniture, Silver, China, Bric-a-brac, etc. Visitors Always Welcome 484 KING EDWARD AVENUE, - OTTAWA T A X I Elmwood Blazers The Official Elmwood Blazer, tailored in England, from fine flannels, with the Elmwood crest embroidered on the pocket. Murphy-Gamble Limited Employ Skilled Tree Surgeons to care for your Trees PRUNING, SPRAYING, PLANTING, CAVITY TREATMENT and FERTILIZING of TREES WE RENDER A SERVICE THROUGHOUT ONTARIO AND QUEBEC Estimates freely given without obligation CEDARVALE TREE EXPERTS TORONTO ONTARIO J. FREEDMAN SON LIMITED Wholesale Grocers and Produce Merchants ESTABLISHED 1891 43 GEORGE STREET OTTAWA, ONTARIO HOWE CO. Sporting Goods QUALITY MERCHANDISE at Moderate Prices TENNIS RACKET RESTRINGING- Specialty 146 BANK STREET : Queen 3244 POWELL ' S Cleaners y Dyers Ladies Tailor REMODELLING AND FUR WORK DRESS CLEANING OUR SPECIALTY EXPERT AND INDIVIDUAL HANDLING OF ALL GARMENTS ' ' Cleaners to the Elite ' CALL QUEEN 613 WITH CONFIDENCE 93 O ' CONNOR STREET - Corner Slater WE COLLECT AND DELIVER Compliments of Z t Pank of i oba Scotia B. G. CRABTREE LIMITED Grocers 333 Elgin Street Queen 3600 Cash and Carry Service Department booksellers stationers bookbinders and PRINTERS James Hope © Sons Limited 61 SPARKS STREET : OTTAWA With the Compliments of Drummond, McCall © Co. Limited MONTREAL, Quebec BIRKS DIAMONDS Keepsal e Gifts in Birks Sterling NEW EDINBURGH MARKET 67 CREIGHTON STREET PURVEYOR TO HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR GENERAL ALSO TO ELMWOOD SCHOOL A full line of choice quality meats, canned goods, fruits, vegetables, butter and eggs, always in stock. Three deliveries daily, E. B E D A R D 9 and 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Phone RIDEAU 417 AUTOMATIC Heating and Refrigeration BLOWERS : STOKERS : OIL BURNERS WELCH JOHNSTON LIMITED 474 BANK STREET : OTTAWA JAS. F. CUNNINGHAM, F.C.A. (CAN.). C.A. G. DE H. CUNNINGHAM, C.A. CUNNINGHAM 6c WW. CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS ♦ 210 BOOTH BUILDING - 165 SPARKS STREET OTTAWA PHONE: QUEEN 2173 O. E. R. BUS DEPT. OTTAWA ' S DE LUXE MOTOR COACH SERVICE Operates sightseeing buses throughout the Capital District during the summer months, starting from the Chateau Laurier Private Motor Coaches or Limousines of the Most Comfortable Design Provided at Reasonable Rates for Local an4 Out-of-Town Trips Telephone Night Calls QUEEN 72 or 1894 QUEEN 72 D. KEMP EDWARDS LIMITED LUMBER and MILLWORK 25 Bayswater Avenue BUILDING 30 Victoria Street OTTAWA MATER I AL eastview Sherwood 4064-5-6 Rideau 183 We specialize in wood for carving and for the home workshop. COMPLIMENTS OF THE SCHOOL WHOLESALE DIVISION UNDERWOOD ELLIOTT FISHER LIMITED Makers of 35 VICTORIA STREET UNDERWOOD I Toronto Type writers J. J. S E I T Z J. L. S E I T Z President Vice-President Stables: 162 Beech wood Ave. 26 7 RIDEAU STREET (Rockdiffe) OTTA WA Phone RIDEAU 33 Residence Phone: RIDEAU 629 CARDINAL RIDING SCHOOL FIRST CLASS SADDLE HORSES Riding Paddock in connection with Stables Private Lessons Given Compliments of SUTHERLAND PARKINS resicrtption ©ptitiani Queen 1057 113 Sparks Street Ottawa, Canada Welch Johnston . LIMITED JtLngmeers Automotive Electrical Service oil burners stokers refrigeration 474 BANK STREET OTTAWA THE ONTARIO HUGHES-OWENS CO., LTD. You are Cordially Invited to Inspect our Stock of Artists ' Materials at any Time, Prompt and Courteous Service is our Specialty, An Experienced Colour Man is at Your Service, who will he only too Pleased to Advise You, 527 SUSSEX STREET : OTTAWA TELEPHONE RIDEAU 1138 MARTIN ' S BAGGAGE TRANSFER ESTABLISHED 30 YEARS FURNITURE and BAGGAGE HANDLED WITH CARE Two Men Sent on all Baggage Calls WE SOLICIT YOUR PATRONAGE W. H. S. MARTIN Proprietor 213 YORK STREET Telephone RIDEAU 1171 A. E. MORELAND Importer of Foreign and Domestic Fruits HOT HOUSE VEGETABLES A SPECIALTY Telephone: Rideau 559 120 RIDEAU STREET : OTTAWA, Canada Other ordinary methods 3.00 up when the Magic Hand is here in our f salon to wave your hair into perfect waves, ringlets and curls. No human hand can wave hair equal to it. Do not inquire elsewhere as the Magic Hand is exclusive to the Laura Thomas Salon. The home of De Luxe Ariel and Eugene Permanents. lO.o. - " 12. 00 Laura Thomas BEAUTY SALON AND COSMETIC SHOP Phone Queen 2246 151 Sparks Street Sheet Music and Musical Instruments OF EVERY DESCRIPTION McKECHNIE MUSIC CO. ORME ' S LIMITED 175 SPARKS STREET Phone: Queen 6105 Compliments of Canada Bread Company LIMITED SHERWOOD 600 OTTAWA NERALCAM FARM BUCKINGHAM, Que. ALEXANDER MACLAREN Owner DUAL ' PURPOSE SHORTHORNS and SUFFOLK PUNCH HORSES BUCKINGHAM, Que. We DO Give SERVICE Prompt ROCKCLIFFE Delivery DRUG LEECH ' S STORE BY APPOINTMENT TO GOVERNMENT HOUSE 128 CRICHTON STREET 8S6 The Bronson Company MANUFACTURERS of GROUND WOOD PULP OTTAWA Canada Compliments of Hon. W. A. Gordon, K.C. M.P. WHERE QUALITY COUNTS COURTESY SERVICE DOMINION STORES LIMITED 20 STORES IN OTTAWA CATERING TO YOUR FOOD REQUIREMENTS SUPPLYING HIGH CLASS MEATS A Complete Line of Fancy and Staple Groceries FRUITS • VEGETABLES • POULTRY • FISH This Issue of " SAMARA " Produced by the PHOTOGELATINE ENGRAVING COMPANY LIMITED Fine Illustration Printers without the Need of ' ' Cuts ' QUALITY CATALOGUES SCIENTIFIC ILLUSTRATIONS PICTORIAL SOUVENIR GOODS CHRISTMAS CARDS CALENDARS Etc. , 469-473 WELLINGTON STREET OTTAWA

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