Elmwood School - Samara Yearbook (Ottawa, Ontario Canada)

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SAMARA JUNE, 1940 ELMWOOD FROM THE GROUNDS Clmtooob ©ttauja Mademoiselle Y. Juge,.. Forms HEAD MISTRESS Mrs. Clement H.Buck Scripture, History STAFF Miss E. M. Mills Forms J V P ' ' " [VI Arts Miss M. Edgar Form VI Matric Mathematics, Science fV Matric French [V A Miss B. Adams Form V B Mathematics, Geography- Miss G. Estrup Form V C German, Latin, Enghsh Miss A. I. Firth Form IV B English, History Miss G. Russel Forms III A, III B, II, 1. Miss K. A. Neal Preparatory Junior School Miss B. Snell Physical Training Miss M. Graham Dramatics, Dancing Miss E. Hamilton Nursery School Miss D. C. Tipple House Mistress Miss A. McLean Nurse-Mairon Miss F. L. Stewart Secretary VISITING STAFF Miss H. M. May Mr. Myron MacTavish . . Art Music 2 SAMARA MAGAZINE STAFF Editor Mackie Edwards Secretary Mary Paterson Art Notes Gaye Douglas Dramatic Notes Muriel Inkster Lecture Notes Joan Daniels Music Notes Diana Warner Boarders ' Notes Winifred Cross Boarders ' Calendar Betty Massey Sports Notes Frances Bell Pl ' " " PryMciiSSnon Toe H. Notes Susan Kenny School Calendar Cynthia Sims Exchange Editor Anne Shaw Staff Adviser Miss A. I. Firth Advertising Staff: Manager Margaret Gerard Muriel Inkster Gaye Douglas Joan Creighton J. Somerville Adviser Miss G. Estrup We acknowledge with thanks the r eceipt of the Trinity University Review — Trinity Univer- sity, Toronto. The Ashburian — Ashbury College. Ovenden Chronicle — Ovenden. The Branksome Slogan — Branksome Hall. Lower Canada College Magazine — -Lower Canada College. Lmx Glebana — -Glebe Collegiate Institute. The Pibroch — Strathallan School. Trafalgar Echoes — -Trafalgar School. Hatfield Hall Magazine — Hatfield Hall. Bishop ' s College School Magazine — Bishop ' s College School. Edgehill Review — -Edgehill. We wish to thank Mr. Rowley Hooper for his ation of Samara. Without his experienced guii a much more difficult one. following magazines: St. Andrew ' s College Review — St. Andrew ' s College. In Between Times — Upper Canada College. St. Helen ' s School Magazine — St. Helen ' s School. The Study Chronicle — The Study. Intra Muros — St. Clement ' s School. The Beaver Log — Miss Edgar ' s and Miss Cramp ' s School. Bishop Str achan School Magazine — Bishop Strachan School. The Eagle — Rupertsland Girls ' School. The Ammonite — St. Hilda ' s School. Olla Podrida — Halifax Ladies ' College. Omnis Lucis Causa — Ottawa Ladies ' College. King ' s Hall Magazine — King ' s Hall. untiring assistance and interest in the public- ance, the task of the magazine staff would be THE OLD BUILDINGS FACING BUENA VISTA ROAD, SHOWING FRONT ENTRANCE AS ELMWOOD GROUNDS AT THE REAR USED TO LOOK A GROUP OF ELMWOODIANS IN 1916 THE FIRST DRAMATICS C. Dougherty, L. Crowdy, D. Kingsmill, H. Lambart, M. Fleming, J. Wilson, D. Kingsmill, L. Wilson, J. Southam M. Adams, L. Fitzhugh J. Dixon, I. Wilson, M. Hope, B. Saunders, L. Wilson, I. Philpot PRESENT BUILDINGS FACING BUENA VISTA ROAD SAMARA 3 Clmtuoob 3 octicUffe Barfe My dear Elmwoodians, Twenty- five years ago a gracious lady came to Ottawa with her husband and two young sons, and found in Rockcliffe, then an almost pastoral spot — cows grazed in Buena Vista — a rambling old homestead, part timber and part stucco, surrounded by leafy elms and grounds that trailed away into a swamp, the latter a veritable paradise for small boys and mosquitoes. Here she had a vision, a dream, or what you will. It was a lovely one, anyway, as all her dreams were. She visu- alized in that very spot a band of happy, carefree children, who would play in merry groups in those grounds; a place where they would learn about pixies and fairies, and fare forth in a world of their own making on ad- ventures like Arthur ' s knights of old, learn- ing the while of those lovely gracious qualities which little children must practise as well as grown knights who go in quest of the Holy Grail. The lady was Mrs. Philpot. The shady grounds were those which surround our school to-day. Thus Elmwood came into being. I have told you how I first saw the Rock- cliffe Preparatory School, as Elmwood was known then, in the fading light of an early evening in January, 1917. There had been a heavy fall of snow. All approaches to the house were obliterated. I could not see anything that even resembled a front door, but through the window there was a glow of firelight, which seemed symbolic. A light is a friendly thing, and I made my way towards that. Then I discovered a door, tucked as if by accident in a corner, and re- ceived a cheery greeting as I passed through. You all know why it was that we were at first known as the Rockcliffe Preparatory School. The oldest pupil then was not more than fourteen. In speaking of those days, Mrs. Philpot pays tribute to the generous interest of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Keefer. A warm sponsor, too, who must be men- tioned in connection with this period of the school ' s history, was Admiral Sir Charles Kingsmill, who was largely instrumental in interesting our present governors, and it was through him also that the now famous barn was converted and incorporated in the school buildings. Mr. Norman Guthrie and other parents were also most generous in helping to establish the school. Elsewhere in the magazine you will see pictures which will help you to recall the outward appearance of the school at that time. There is also a summary of the various changes the school has undergone. Here I want to dwell more especially upon what I believe to be the main characteristics that the school has developed during this first quarter of a century, and try to show how even in the beginning, in spite of badly constructed and ill-equipped buildings, many lovely things were planted, took root, and grew, inspired by the vital force of Mrs. Philpot ' s personality. To those days we owe our school colours and our emblem flower, the daffodil. In connection with this I should like to quote Mrs. Philpot ' s own words: " The daffodil became to me a symbol in its happy way of growing in merry companies and open spaces, joyous, strong, companiable and free. " Later when she presented the Philpot Token, which many of you have worn with pride, she said: " I ask that the Token may emphasize for you this way of living, and that its spirit may foster an open, kind and generous influence in the school. . . . and if you will,. Let it be called the dfeffodil spirit. I offer the Token to be awarded each year to the girl who best maintains the spirit and the ideals which, as well as high standard in scholarship ' achieve- ment in games, and charm of manner, I have 4 SAMARA always hoped may set their mark upon the School, i.e. the spirit of SERVICE, FELLOW- SHP, FREEDOM, FAIR-PLAY. " It was in this manner that we had our be- ginnings. One of my first impressions of the school was that atmosphere of joyous com- panionship, both in work and in play, and I should like to think that the spirit of friend- liness and comradeship still characterizes the school and impresses itself on all who come within its portals, for out of friendliness comes fellowship, the desire to serve, and many good things that this sadly torn world of to-day needs. Steadily the school grew. A bit was added here, and a bit was added there, to house our growing numbers — one bit a barn! Some of the old parts were very shaky. I remem- ber on one occasion when the Duchess of Devonshire (then residing at Government House) visited the school. So many people climbed the rather uncertain and creaky staircase in the old section of the house that we held our breath for fear the worst would happen and the vice-regal foot go through the stairs! However, all went well then, but later a less august foot, but equally important to its owner, that of the primary mistress, went through the boards, of her classroom floor, and Mrs. Harry Southam said, ' That decides it, " or words to that effect. " We must have a new building. " And we did. I should like to say a word about those years from 1915 to 1925, to tell you of the generous friends and benefactors without whom the school could never have survived. First of all Mrs. Edward Fauquier and Mrs. Harry Southam. From the very beginning they had taken a keen interest in the school, and in 1919 they, with the Hon. Thomas Ahearn, purchased this property, and so secured the future of the school. Very con- siderable improvements were made, after which the whole of the property was handed over for the use of the school free of all charges, a truly magnificent gift. Early in the year 1920 Mrs. Philpot ' s health neces- sitated her taking an extended rest which unfortunately did not have the desired effect and in June she resigned. At this time the Hon. Thomas Ahearn bought and presented to the School the entire equipment, and still further financial assistance was provided by Mrs. Southam and Mrs. Fauquier. I wonder how many of you know that it was through Mr. Wilson Southam that a very rough piece of ground was transformed into our present playing-field. Later the Hon. Cairine Wil- son associated herself with the school ' s progress, and completed our present Board of Governors, and ever since Mrs. Fauquier, Mrs. Southam, and the Hon. Cairine Wilson have been unfailingly behind everything that affects the welfare of Elmwood, giving generous financial aid and familiarizing themselves with all the problems of school management, and the welfare of staff and pupils. To their public- spirited attitude to- wards education, their broad vision, and their counsel is due so very largely the suc- cess the school has achieved. Another friend who gave much time and thought to the School ' s progress in the early nineteen twenties was Mr. F. W. White, father of three Old Elmwoodians, in whom I found an ever ready counsellor and helper when harassed and perplexed by the dif- ficulties that beset the School at that time. Of Mr Harry Southam ' s generosity we have daily evidence in the many pictures and engravings which hang on our walls and contribute greatly to our enjoyment and ap- preciation of art. The School Library owes much to the interest of Sir Arthur Doughty, onetime Dominion Archivist, who made many valua- ble contributions, while the athletic side of the school has always had a staunch sup- porter in Mr. Norman Wilson, who has not only presented many trophies for competition but, by his presence at Annual Field-days, instilled into us the elements of true sports- manship. And then there is that long line of builders which includes mistresses and prefects, and all those girls who have in various ways made their contribution and brought honour to the School. I should especially like to mention here one who for many years was our much loved dramatics mistress, Mrs. Odam. With her passing in September 1927 a personality of rare charm was removed from our midst. No one who came under her influence will forget her; vivid, sparkling and dynamic (she was a militant in suffragette days!) but gentle al- ways when gentle ways were needed. A very good friend or honorary member of the staff, as he was happy to be called, was Dr. E. Frank Salmon, now of Philadelphia, U.S. A., known to you better as the Dean of Christ Church Cathedral. For fifteen years through SAMARA 5 his Wednesday Scripture lessons to the Seniors and the preparing of girls for con- firmation, besides countless other ways, we had the benefit of his kindly guidance and wise counsel. This year we are saying good-bye, with sadness in our hearts, to two real builders of Elmwood, Miss Neal and Miss Tipple, the former after nineteen years, the latter eighteen years. They have given generously, good measure pressed down and running over, and it is difficult indeed to think of Elmwood without these two familiar figures who have become so much part of our life. Although Miss Neal ' s work was chiefly with the pre- paratory forms, she interested herself in every activity of the older girls, many of whom were just her own little people grown up. With a real affection for everyone in the School, it was to the boarders that Miss Tipple chiefly gave her heart and their constant remembrance of her at Christmas and other anniversaries, and their delight in seeking her out on every occasion that they visit the School as Old Girls, is suf- ficient proof of the place she holds in their hearts. Both have travelled with us through the years, winning for themselves our deep and abiding affection, and leaving behind them a great example of unselfish and de- voted service. There is much more regarding the story of our School which I should like to tell you, but I must not reminisce too freely. Mrs. Philpot now lives in a guiet little village in Oxfordshire where she continues to follow with loving interest our doings here. She is always delighted to see Elmwoodians who are visiting England, and to receive the yearly letters of the winners of the Philpot Token. And so in 1940 we look back over a guarter of a century, and we see in re- trospect the Elmwood pageant, girls in green tunics filing into the Hall for morning prayers, flying as if on winged feet to tennis courts and playing-fields, cheering themselves hoarse for Keller, Fry, and Nightingale, assembling for Speech Day in white and yellow, with some assumption of the dignity that the Day demands, the keen, eager faces and smiling eyes growing a little more serious year by year as the purpose of School as a pre- paration for life unfolds itself. At the end of twenty-five years we find Elmwoodians in every part of the globe, carrying with them we hope and believe, like the winged fruit of the elm tree, samara, something of the lessons we have tried to teach during their school days, the spirit of service, the beauty of usefulness, a readiness to meet what- ever testing times may come with a serene courage, going forth with fellowship and kindliness and a true sense of fair play, so that wherever they may be they will work for the common good. And it is thus I would have you " ' salute the past with reverence, as you march beyond it to the future. " Your affectionate friend and headmistress. June, 1940 1915 Founding of the School by Mrs. Hamlet S. Philpot, with four pupils. 1917 The famous barn converted into an Assembly Hall and three classrooms. 1919 Property acguired by Mrs. Harry Southam and Mrs. Edward Fauguier. 1920 Resignation of Mrs. Philpot. Mrs. Clement H. Buck appointed Headmistress. Flagstaff erected as war memorial. Eguipment presented by the Hon. Thomas Ahearn. 1923 New Assembly Hall through the gen- erosity of the Hon. Cairine Wilson and the original sponsors. The building was opened by Lady Byng. 1925 Old house entirely demolished and present building erected. Boarding school opened with five resident pupils. 1926 Accommodation extended to provide for twenty-four boarders. 1929 Assembly Hall still further enlarged and improved, with additional class- rooms. It was openedby His Excellency Viscount Willingdon. 1932 Residence built for the Headmistress. 6 SAMARA EDITORIAL THIS year we came back to school in September under very different circum- stances from those which had greeted our fellows for a generation, for our country was engaged in a war. So far we have been very lucky at Elmwood, for we have not been de- prived of any of our usual activities. But if and when the time comes to give up some of our comforts and luxuries, we will do our bit gladly. Miss Neal, after nineteen years of teaching at Elmwood, left us early in April. We were very sorry to see her go and we join with all her many " old girls " in wishing her the best of luck! We are also saying good-bye in June to Miss Tipple who has been with us eighteen years. We will miss her very much and we wish her every happiness in the future. This year we welcomed Miss Edgar, Miss Firth, Miss Graham, Miss Hamilton, Miss Russell, Miss Snell, and Miss Stewart, and we hope that they have enjoyed their first year with us. We thank Mrs. Buck and all the mistresses for having made this such a happy year for us. We hope that they have liked it as much as we have. Some of our senior girls attended First Aid and Home Nursing classes this winter and passed their exams with flying colours. The school has been called upon during the year to support many worthy causes, and we are pleased to say that every appeal has been most generously answered. We are especially proud of having collected enough to keep up our Nasic Cot in India, a fund which was inaugurated by Dr. Bostock, a sister of Ruth Bostock, an old Elmwoodian. We should like to thank everyone who has worked so hard to produce this " Samara " : the Committee; the advertising staff whose tireless and persistent efforts under Miss Estrup ' s guidance, are rewarded by the number of advertisements appearing in this issue; Miss Firth for her many suggestions and help concerning this magazine; all the contributors for the quantity and quality of their work; Muriel Inkster and the other girls who so kindly did " posters " for us. We are very grateful to them and hope that this magazine will be a reward for all their efforts. We hope that we have left for those re- turning next year, a torch which is still burning as brightly as when it was handed down to us. We who are leaving hand it to them and it is for them to keep it well trimmed to pass on again when the time comes. We shall say good-bye to Elmwood this June with not a little sadness. We know only too well the opportunities we have passed by, but we have many happy me- mories of our days here. And the lessons and ideals which we have acquired through- out the days we have spent at Elmwood will be a constant reminder of former times. We are starting out on our journey along the road of life with our school motto high in our hearts, May all Elmwoodians past, present or future live up to this our highest ideal: " Summa Summarum " " Highest of the high! " This year we have been called upon for many collections and the response has in every case been most generous. Besides our usual Community Chests and Poppy Day collections last fall, we had a collection for the Red Cross during its drive for funds to carry on its new wartime ac- tivities in addition to its usual peace time service. Our House Collections in December kept up their usual high standard and we sent donations of food, clothing and toys to the following: Christ Church Cathedral Parish, St. George ' s Parish, All Saints ' Parish and the Ottawa Day Nursery. Early in December we received a request from the teacher of the school in Clute, Northern Ontario for books and clothing. She said that many of her pupils had not sufficient clothing, and were therefore unable to attend school. We were very pleased to be able to send, from Our House Collections, clothing of all sizes, as well as some books. Throughout the year many magazines have been sent to the Royal Canadian Air Force station at Rockcliffe and several subscriptions are going to be sent in the near future. SAMARA 7 Our Nasic Cot collection, which is used to keep a cot in a Hospital for Sick Ch ildren in India, topped any previous record. We are very glad to be able to continue this, because the fund was inaugurated by an Elmwood old girl some time ago. We are at present collecting for the Refugees and we are sure that this appeal will be as generously answered as the pre- vious appeals have been. MATRICULATION RESULTS Abbreviations: 1st = 1st class honours; 2nd = 2nd class honours; 3rd = 3rd class honours; C = credit; R = recommendation. UPPER SCHOOL RESULTS Anne Bethune: English Composition, R; English Literature R; Latin Authors R; Latin Composition R; German Authors R; German Composition R; Modern History R. Frances Foster — Physics R; Chemistry R; English Composition C; English Liter- ature C. Muriel Inkster — English Composition R; Patricia O ' Donnell — English Literature R; Latin Authors R; Latin Composition R; French Authors R; French Composition R; English Composition C. Anne Shaw— English Composition R; En- glish Literature R; French Authors R; Modern History C; French Composition C. Jane Smith — English Composition R; English Literature R; French Authors R; French Composition R; Modern History R. MIDDLE SCHOOL RESULTS Frances Bell — Ancient History R; Algebra R; Chemistry R; French Authors R; Composition R; English Composition C; English Literature 2nd. Nancy Baker — Geometry R; Chemistry R; Latin Composition R; English Com- position C; Canadian History C; Latin Authors C; French Authors C; French Composition 3rd. Beatrice Black — English Composition R; Eng- lish Literature R; Ancient History R; French Authors R; French Composition R; Algebra 2nd; Physic C. Joan Daniels — English Composition 2nd; Can- adian History C; Latin Authors C. Gaye Douglas — English Composition C; Eng- lish Literature C; Algebra C; Geometry C; French Composition C. Mackie Edwards — Canadian History R; Geo- metry R; Latin Authors R; Latin Com- position R; Physics R; Chemistry R. Susan Edwards — -Ancient History C; Algebra 2nd. Margaret Gerard — English Literature R; An- cient History R; French Authors R; English Composition C; Algebra 3rd; Geometry C; French Composition 2nd. Gillian German — Canadian History R; Geo- metry R; Chemistry R; French Authors R; Latin Authors C; Latin Composition 3rd; French Composition 3rd. Muriel Inkster — Canadian History C, Geo- metry C. Susan Kenny — English Composition R; En- glish Literature R; Ancient History R; Algebra R; Physics R; French Authors R; French Composition R; Geometry R. Norah Lewis — French Authors R; Algebra 1st.; French Composition 3rd. Patricia O ' Donnell — Geometry R; German Composition R. Mary Paterson — Canadian History R; Geo- metry R; Latin Authors R; Latin Com- position R; German Authors R; German Composition R. Cynthia Sims — Geometry R; Physics R; Can- adian History 3; Chemistry C. Ann Shaw — Latin Composition C. Jane Smith — German Composition R; Algebra C. Joan Somerville — English Composition R; English Literature C; French Com- position C. Joan Thomson — Algebra C. Gloria Vaughan — Latin Composition R; Can- adian History C; Physics C. Chemistry 8 SAMARA FRY HOUSE NOTES LTHOUGH Fry has not been very f— I fortunate with regard to stars this year, we hope that our House members have hved up to the House Motto " Societas Humana " " Friendship to All. " We welcomed a number of new girls into the House. Among them were several quite young members whom we are very glad to have and whom we are sure will be a credit and good example to their House. We followed the Fry tradition and included every member of the House in the Christmas play which we were fortunate enough to win. Our House Collection too was especially generous, but Keller beat us! Last year many among us won prizes and we should like to congratulate them: Philpot Token Mackie Edwards Improvement Medal Pat. O ' Donnell 2nd Dramatic Medal Gloria Vaughan Physical Training Medal . . . Joan Daniels Senior Tennis, Doubles. . . .Joan Daniels Long Jump Cup Ann Shaw Inter. Tennis Doubles Susan Kenny Posture Girdles JP ' Thomson [Diana Giii Tennis Shield Fry Under the able guidance of Frances Bell our Sports Captain, and Susan Kenny our Vice-Captain, so far this year we are ahead in the Basketball series and are hoping to come out victorious. We were not as lucky with our Badminton, placing second to Nightingale, but everyone put up a good fight. The teams are as follows : BASKETBALL J. Daniels J. Thomson F. Bell S. Kenny M. Wurtele M. Edwards A. Shaw Shots Guards BADMINTON F. Bell — 1st. Singles J. Thomson — 2nd. Singles J. Daniels — 3rd. Singles F. Bell J. Thomson J. Daniels M. Wurtele 1st. Doubles 2nd. Doubles The Tennis team has not been chosen yet. We were very sorry to lose Miss Moore this year. We welcome Miss Stewart, Miss Russel and Miss Firth and we should like to take this opportunity of thanking them and Miss Mills for helping us with our Christmas play and House Collection, as well as for their help throughout the year. We appre- ciate it very much indeed. To those who are leaving us we wish every joy and success in the future. We ask those who are returning next year to con- tinue the fine traditions of Fry. The members of Fry are: Mackie Edwards Head of House Jean Daniels Head Girl Susan Kenny Prefect Ann Shaw House Senior Frances Bell House Senior SAMARA 9 Jeanne Bryson, Mary Blackburn, Nadine Christie, Diana Gill, Lois Lambert, Betty Morphy, Natalie de Marbois, Damaris Owen, Mary Osier, Nancy Shaw, Jean Stewart, Joan Thomson, Mary Wurtele, Margery Woodward. StaH: — Miss Firth, Miss Mills, Miss Rus- sel. Miss Stewart. M. Edwards. NIGHTINGALE HOUSE 1939-40 IT is with deep regret that Nightingale must say goodbye ' this year to Miss Neal. It is not an exaggeration to say that, in every sense, she lived up highly to our House Motto: " Non Nobis Solum, " " Not for Ourselves Alone. " We sincerely wish her happiness in the future. In welcoming new members to Night- ingale, and in taking leave of old ones, may we express the hope that they will carry on the fine tradition of our House patroness, Florence Nightingale. This year, our badminton team had the good luck to be as successful as last year, winning the cup without losing a match, but in the Inter-House basketball and the activities at Christmas, we were not so fortu- nate. BADMINTON TEAM First Singles — Margaret Gerard Second Singles —Muriel Inkster First Doubles " - pf — 1 M. Inkster Second Doubles -| M Paterson — 1 J. bomervilie BASKETBALL TEAM Shots Centre forward Centre guard Guards Margaret Gerard Beryl Cadogan — Mary Paterson — Muriel Inkster — f J. Somerville O. Blackburn As yet, our Tennis team has not been chosen. On Sports Day last June, Nightingale came off well, winning the Inter-House Relay Race, and the House Sports Cup, We owe hearty applause to the follow- ing, the prize winners of last year: Anne Bethune — Special Proficiency. Ogden Blackburn — Modern Languages. Margaret Gerard-JSenior Sports Cup. [Public bpeakmg. Ruth Osier — Junior High Endeavour. Mary Paterson Intermediate Sports Cup. Proficiency Medal. Cynthia Sims — Writing Improvement. Norma Wilson — Mathematics Prize. HOUSE MEMBERS Mary Paterson — Head of House, Prefect, Vice Sports Captain. Margaret Gerard — House Senior, House Sports Captain. Patricia Archdale, Priscilla Aylen, Ogden Blackburn, Pamela Booth, Margaret Bronson, Beryl Cadogan, Betty Caldwell, Dorothy Davis, Elizabeth Edwards, Joan Gillies, Muriel Inkster, Margaret MacLaren, Ruth Osier, Paula Peters, Cynthia Sims, Joan Somerville, Barbara Soper, Diana Warner, Diana Wilson, Norma Wilson. Staff: Miss Estrup, Miss Hamilton, Miss May, Miss MacLean, Miss Neal. We were very glad to have Joan Gillies back for the last six weeks of term, after such a long absence. ' Bon voyage ' to Beryl Cadogan, who ex- pects to sail in June for Merry England — and home. June is at hand, and we are determined to make a great effort to win the Sports Cup and the House Shield. Good luck. Nightingale! Mary Paterson. KELLER HOUSE NOTES LAST year Keller was fortunate in win- ning the House Shield and so far this year we are again leading in stars. At Christmas we maintained our high standard by winning the House Collections award and by coming second in the House Plays. So keep it up, Keller! 10 SAMARA We should like to congratulate last year ' s prize winners: Jane Smith — Summa Summarum. Susan Edwards — Photographic Prize. Nancy Doane — Art Prize. Beatrice Black — French Prize. Claire Perley-Robertson — Music Improve- ment Medal. Winifred Cross — Modern Languages Prize. Joan Creighton — Middle School Proficien- cy Prize. Gaye Douglas — HouseAward. Joan Creighton — Special Dramatics Prize. Ann Powell — Intermediate Tennis Cup. Susan Edwards — Senior Tennis Doubles Cup. Nancy Bowman ] Ann Votlu Posture Girdles. Ann Davies J Jane Smith — Dramatics Medal. Although we have been very unfortunate in Basketball and Badminton, we hope to redeem ourselves in Tennis in the spring under the guidance of Gaye Douglas, our Sports Captain and Nancy Bowman the Vice- Captain. The teams are as follows: BADMINTON First Singles — G. Douglas Second Singles — V. King First Doubles — G. Douglas and V. King Second Doubles — A. Davies and B. Black TENNIS First Singles — A. Powell Second Singles — G. Douglas First Doubles — A. Powell and G. Douglas Second Doubles — B. Watson and B. Black BASKETBALL Shots — A. Croil, J. Gilmour Centres — G. Douglas, A. Powell Guards — W. Cross, B. Black Subs. — A. Davies and M. MacCrimmon We should like to welcome the new girls to our house and we hope that they will live up to its ideals. To those who are leaving we wish the best of luck for the future. The members of Keller are: Beatrice Black — Head of House. Gaye Douglas — House Senior. Nancy Bowman, Jean Buckman, Joan Creighton, Winifred Cross, Ann Croil, Ann Davies, Janet Edwards, Jessie Gilmour, Joan Goodeve, Vivienne King, Marguerite Ken- ney, Mary McCrimmon, Rosemary McKeen, Ann Murray, Ann Powell, Penelope Sher- wood, Charlotte Toland, Jane Viets, Sarah Wallace, Barbara Watson. Staff: Miss Adams, Miss Graham, Made- moiselle Juge, Miss Edgar. ON SCHOOL SPIRIT IT is the one thing that above all else every school must have to unify it, but what specifically is school spirit? What must our ideals be if we are to have school spirit? Fundamentally, it is loyalty to one ' s school. Loyalty entails a great many different obligations, among which the most essential is a co-operative sense. Briefly this means a willingness to see other points of view, and to act accordingly. If a school lacks co- operation among the pupils or staff, the basis, the very rock on which the school is built, is threatened. School spirit means a readiness to live up to the ideals and rules of the school; that a pupil is sincerely devoted to her school. This can be manifested in every department of school life, whether it pertains to work or sports or duties. In sports, school spirit amounts to fairness, honesty and keen playing — that is, playing for the team and the school and for the enjoyment of the game. In work it amounts to an interest in lessons, completed homework, and a fresh mind. In both work and play, it amounts to an eager- ness to learn. It must include, (perhaps above all,) punctual performance of assign- ed duties, good attendance and punctuality. But even with this to our credit, we have not complete school spirit. We must make ourselves felt in the hundred-and-one small, considerate ways, the opportunity for which SAMARA 11 arises every day. We must be good-humor- ed, and not let difficulties annoy us, or stand in our way. Among Juniors, school spirit should be doubly emphasized, for they are the officers of the future. It is only real devotion to the school that makes a good officer and the younger children, with their school careers before them, should realize that. Finally — the pupil who has school spirit and who works always in the school ' s best interests, and with its ideals in mind, will not be the loser by it. Whatever life she enters after school — college, job or home — she carries with her the invaluable ideals of her youth — loyalty to her friends and her in- terests, and f airplay in all her dealings. Those ideals form her entrance fee to life. " To you. . . . we throw the torch; Be yours to hold it high. " Mary Paterson, Nightingale. TWILIGHT As we look along the country road At the hour before the night, We see the horse ' s heavy load But know his heart is light; The end of the day has come for him And his steps are trudging home, H e ' ll he glad to lay his weary limbs In the stall that is his own. And farther along, a climbing trail Leads up to the distant hill. And in the sky the pink clouds sail As they look on the turning mill. It lies in the valley far below With a clear stream running by. And over the dam the waters flow While the engines let out their cry. And now the birds chirp lullabies To their young ones in the nest. Their beaks stop opening with hungry cries, They ' ve settled down to rest. And now the sun behind the peak Has lighted the sky bright gold. And the Frogs come out of their muddy creek To chime their story old. — Sarah E. G. Wallace, Keller House. ENGLAND With apologies to Robert Browning Oh, to be in England, Now that April ' s there; And yet I doubt that England. Will be as it was last year. For someone in Europe has shattered the quiet. And forced us to rise up, to fight, and to riot; Instead of the farmhouse, the horse, and the plough, There are guns and black-outs in England — now. But there ' ll always be an England, Though wars may come and go; No one can change that England, The country that I know. The Spring can ' t be put off by bombs and by guns. And flowers will blossom in spite of the Huns, So while Hitler is marching and making a row. Summer is coming in England — now. — Marjorie Woodward, Fry House. YOUTH ' S REPLY The call has gone forth through our land For men who are brave and are strong. To flght with all might, For the truth and the right For the country to which they belong. From Canada ' s prairies and wilds. From her mountains, her vales and her hills, Youth answers the need. That the whole world be freed From the threat of dictator ' s ills. — Mary K. Osler, Fry. THE GOURMAND For breakfast he had Austria on toast. For lunch he had Sudetenland with cheese, Bohemia and Moravia for afternoon tea. And Memel for supper, cooked with peas. Poland was on appetizing dish, Served with Danzig and Russian caviar, Denmark proved as tasty as could be But Norway, most indigestible by far I —Mary Osler, Fry. 12 SAMARA LAST year we said good-bye to Miss Woolaver, and this year we say ' ' Wel- come " to Miss Snell, our new gym mistress. We have had a very successful sports year; enthusiasm has run high and more girls have turned out to take part in the various games. Basket ball still holds first place as the most popular sport, with tennis, badminton and others following very closely. SPORTS DAY From afar the lustry cheers of the dif- ferent Houses could be heard as their re- presentatives were victorious in the different events on the afternoon of June 7. Comedy was supplied by the train-race, in which girls tried to pull on skirts, button shirts, open umbrellas and then run to the goal, all against time. The main events were won by the fol- lowing: Senior Sorts Cup Intermediate Cup Junior Cup Preparatory Cup Long Jump Relays Tug-of-War House Sports Cup -Margaret Gerard -Mary Paterson — J. Gilmour — E. Paterson — E. Archdale — Anne Shaw — Nightingale — Fry —Keller BASKETBALL This is the sport of sports at Elmwood. Everyone likes to try to put the ball through the hoop, even when she discovers by ex- perience how much skill it reguires. The highlight of the basketball season was the trip to Kingston on November 4th, when we played against Hatfield Hall in the Queens University Gym. Though Hatfield gained the upper hand in the first half and held it throughout the game, it was a very exciting battle for both onlookers and players. The lack of absolute accuracy in shooting was our greatest handicap, and the score was 50-30 for Hatfield Hall. Later both teams had lunch at the LaSalle Hotel, the Elmwood girls acting as hostesses. Games with the Old Girls have become more frequent this year, continuing through- out the winter and taking place in the Ashbury Gym. Shrieks and howls issue forth from behind closed doors and quite a wild game of basketball takes place. The School Tea m has been victorious in all the games played, although they have not had it all their own way by any means. During the winter inter-House games have also been played at Ashbury, with Fry the winner. Scores — Fry vs. Keller — 28-12 for Fry. — Nightingale vs. Fry — 46-14 for Fry. — Keller vs. Nightingale — 18-16 for Nightingale. TENNIS After an absence of a year we were again able to enter a tennis team in the Inter- scholastic Tennis Matches, but were over- whelmed by Ottawa Ladies ' College in the first round. However, we managed to win one hard-fought game and tie another — which lasted twenty-seven games for two sets! The tennis team is composed of the fol- lowing girls: Joan Daniels, Nancy Shaw, Margaret Gerard and Frances Bell. As last year ' s Inter -house matches did not take place until the end of the term, only two games were played with Fry victorious in both. Last years ' s School Championships were won by Senior Singles — Joan Daniels. HOUSE BADMINTON TEAMS Keller: — Anne Davies, Vivienne King, Beatrice Black, Gaye Douglas. Nightingale: — Muriel Inkster, Margaret Gerard, Joan Somerville, Mary Paterson. Fry: — Mary Wurtele, Joan Daniels, Joan Thomson, Frances Bell. HOUSE TENNIS TEAMS Fry: — Frances Bell, Joan Daniels, Joan Thomson, Nancy Shaw Nightingale: — Joan Somerville, Margaret Gerard, Beryl Cadogan, Dorothy Davis. Keller: — Anne Pov ell, Beatrice Black, Barbara Watson, Gaye Douglas. SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAM Joan Thomson, Joan Somerville, Gaye Douglas, Anne Shaw, Mackie Edwards, Joan Daniels Mary Paterson, Frances Bell, Muriel Inkster. THE SCHOOL TENNIS TEAM Standing: — Nancy Shaw, Frances Bell. Sitting: — Margaret Gerard, loan Daniels. SAMARA 13 Senior Doubles — Sue Edwards and Joan Daniels. Intermediate Doubles — Sue Kenny and Joan Somerville. Intermediate Singles — Ann Powell. BADMINTON Badminton enjoyed more popularity than ever this year. Competition in the Inter- house marches was very keen. Once more Nightingale won the shield, with Fry second and Keller third. OTHER SPORTS Tnis winter many girls tempted fate and started to ski. With Dr. Kohr ' s very en- lightening instructions many who had never before been on skis became enthusiastic if not always adept pupils. The newest activity in the field of sport is fencing, taught by Miss Graham, and " En garde " is heard in the gym every Monday afternoon. No games in what we used hesitatingly to call hockey were played this year, although there were still the juniors and seniors who made great strides (pun!) on their fancy skates. At present on sunny afternoons many of the girls disappear over the open spaces of Rockcliffe on horseback and we are proud to have several very proficient riders among us. Swimming also has increased in popularity, especially among the boarders, and ar- chery still finds its place among the popular sports. GYM AND DRILL As the year progressed, jumping over the horse, climbing ropes, and swinging from rings has become easier for us all. In deciding the winners of the shield in the drill competition, the judges will have a very difficult task, as all classes have greatly im- proved. We wish to thank Miss Snell for a most successful year under her leadership and encouragement . Francis Bell. BASKETBALL REMARKS Francis Bell: Centre Forward — Francis has made a very willing and able Captain. Her work in the team has been steadly good, especially her passing which has held the team ' s plays together. Her shooting is inclined to be too cautious. Joan Daniels: Left Forward — Joan ' s playing has been very good. Her shooting is the most dependable of the forwards but she needs to work hard to improve her footwork. Joan Thomson: Right Forward — • Joan ' s game is fast and at times brilliant but she is inclined to be erratic, especially in her shooting. Muriel Inkster: Centre Guard — Muriel covers court well. She seems to play best when needed most, which is an asset for any team. Her worst fault is somewhat erratic passing. Gaye Douglas: Left Guard — Gaye is a hard worker and has shown great improvement. She is a steady dependable player and has speed; but needs to learn to stay in her own position. Mary Paterson: Right Forward — • Mary improved greatly after the first few weeks of play, she has good speed and plays hard; is sometimes erratic. Substitutes Mackie Edwards and Ann Shaw have played well together as substitute guards; only their lack of height keeps them from greater improvement. Joan Somerville has shown marked im- provement. She has great enthusiasm and ability. 14 SAMARA Conbolences! LORD TWEEDSMUIR With the death of Lord Tweedsmuir, Elmwood together with the rest of our fellows throughout Canada, lost a true friend. We at Elmwood feel that we knew him particularly well: many a time we had a glimpse of him as he walked around Rockcliffe Park; he visited us a few years ago and displayed a great interest in our work. We of the younger generation shall always have him before us as an ideal. He never left anything half done; what he attempted he finished. He worked hard and faithfully, even when ill, serving his King and Empire with deep loyalty. Lord Tweedsmuir travelled over all this vast country of ours, meeting at first hand the people who make up our land; in fact he knew Canada a good deal better than most Canadians do. We Canadians shall remember him as one of us, and we will pass on by word of mouth the ideals which he has left us. Elmwoodians will recall him always as an embodiment of our motto: " Summa Summarum " , " Highest of the High. " Once again we extend our deepest sympathy to Lady Tweedsmuir whom we knew well at Elmwood. She was especially interested in us because we were one of the first schools in Canada to contribute to and support, through our Toe H. Group her " " Prairie Libraries " . We pray that life may have many blessings in store for her and we should like her to feel that here in Elmwood as in the rest of Canada she has left behind a host of friends who will always feel the influence of her warm personality. We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to our founder, Mrs. Philpot, on the death of her husband. Many of the Old Girls will always remember with gratitude Mr. Philpot ' s warm interest in Elmwood during its early days. We were all deeply " grieved to hear of the death of Archbishop Roper. We appreciated his kindly interest in all our activities, and the many girls who were confirmed by him will remember his kindly words and helpful advice in the services which were arranged especially for us. To his sister, Miss Roper, we extend our sincerest sympathy. We should like also to extend sympathy to Miss Graham on the death of her brother and to Jessie Gilmour on the sad loss of her father. prefect j otesJ Joan Daniels: " Oh, for the sunshine of your smile. " Our representative from Montreal, spends only three days of the week doing work: the rest of the time is spent with the fifteen members of the nursery school. She is also capably running the school as head girl. After each visit home, she re- turns laden with ' eats " , which, needless to say, vanish in no time. She has been furious- ly studying First Aid and Home Nursing this year, and since her future is not yet decided, we may still find her overseas. She leaves us all breathless by her ability to tear through the latest novels, 50 per! We all hope that no matter what she at- tempts, the future will hold success for Joan. Mackie Edwards: As head of Fry and Editor of " Samara " , Max has been " busy as a bee " all year. She is forever either worrying about her House, or doing peculiar things in the Lab. (which, incidentally, she describes with relish!) The Air Force and the Cameron Highlanders have a very special place in her esteem, though we ' ve noticed that she doesn ' t look the other way when the " Mount- ies " are around! As an ardent McGill supporter, she freguently comes up against another member of the ' sitting room ' , and don ' t think for a moment that she has no argumentative powers. Next year. Max will be a resident of R.V.C., University St., Montreal. Just keep up the good work, girl! Susan Kenny: " would that my tongue could utter the thoughts that arise in me " . Our country cousin " Sukie " has amused us throughout the year, by reading us ' Odes " composed some time ago; (she ' s competing with Horace) and her occasional bursts of eloguence simply floor us! Ever since she played " Sir Toby Belch " in " Twelfth Night " she has been headed for Broadway (!) so we expect to be seeing half the shows in New York free! " Sukie " is an authority on laughing from a high soprano to a deep bass, to which all movie — goers will testify. Her ambition is to have an hour glass figure in spite of sodas, sun- daes, coca-cola, and cream puffs. She will be our sole representative next year and we wish her the best of luck. Mary Paterson: " Oil thigh na Banrighan, gu hrath; Cha ghell! Cha ghell! Cha ghell! {Queen ' s yell) Outnumbered by Fry 3-1 in the sitting-room, Pat nevertheless holds her own. Besides being Head of Nightingale she is Vice Sports Captain, and is writing her complete Senior Ma trie, (she is already three-quarters deranged by Modern History and Upper Latin.) She adores scribbling in class, scansion, jitter bugging, and ' ' Begin the Beguine " , and has a peculiarly soft spot in her heart for Scotland, about which she is always telling us. Next year, she will probably be found heading the cheers at all the football games at Queen ' s, for which University she has a terrific yen! Don ' t yell too loud, Pat ! Frances Bell: " A perpetual friction of good sensed Frannie is our Games Captain and on Mondays tears around trying to get people to go to basketball. She plays tennis, basket- ball and badminton and is very enthusiastic about skiing, although she usually ends up with a few additional bruises. Fran ' s great- est temptation is to get out and play with the nursery class. Next year, if she makes up her mind, she will go to MacDonald and graduate a competent dietitian (Maybe?) We know that she will go far in whatever she does, so good luck, Frannie! Beatrice Black: " She spik de Frangais au natural sam ' as habitant ' " ' ' Bea " hails from Buckingham and is head of Keller House. Nearly every morning she valiantly holds up some article of clothing and waits in the hope that someone will claim it. (She collects pound). On Mon- days and Thursdays Bea dons her fencing apparel and goes off to parry with Miss Graham. She also excels in French, Riding, Archery and Sleeping! Bea is known for her original ideas and you can always count on her to get the highest in general know- ledge. She does not know what she will do next year but photography will probably win out. Gaye Douglas: " She hits ' em straight, She hits ' em true, And when on the green One putt will do. " Gaye is our golfer, but her heart belongs to pussy, Charles. She finds Latin a trifle difficult (you know how it is) but she runs up to the art room to recuperate from the strain. Every morning she finds the hymns for the babies and on the days when she hasn ' t her watch on, she runs around frantically trying to find out the time so she can be punctual with the bells. This winter she electrified us by wearing her fuzzy red angora mitts and she had the misfortune to get the mumps in " Gone With the Wind " (Ed. Note — Probably the only person on the North American Continent to do so!) Like Bea, she doesn ' t know what the future holds in store for her but if a headline on the Sports Page mentions Gaye Douglas as a champion golfer, we won ' t be surprised. Margaret Gerard: ' ' Laugh and the world laughs with you. " " Gerdie " is managing the advertising and is she having difficulties! Last year she won the Senior Sport Cup. She toots to school every morning on Lulu, (her bicycle) and ' post tergum " is Curly. She likes dogs, chocolate cake and hot-dogs. Her writing is a mystery to everyone but herself. She is now experienced in proposing, as Collins in " Pride and Prejudice " (it ' s leap year too), and loves to prance around in her black stockings and shoes with little black bows. Fritz (the hero in her German book) and Gerdie are very close companions — a little too close to suit her. She is our " tuning- Fork " to start " Tipperary " for marching in Drill class. Next year she expects to return to Elmwood and take her Senior Matric. Don ' t work too hard, Gerdie! Anne Shaw: " Better late than never. " Anne is our representative from Six Upper where she is struggling with Latin. Her o ne objective is to arrive at school at least in time for break. She spends her time at home riding over the fields of Aylmer. Anne is eagerly awaiting next year when she will trip off to Queen ' s to take her B.A. Look for her (if you ' re ever in Kingston), in Room Four, Goodwin House (her room has gold and blue curtains). Have a good time in the " Limestone City " , Annie, and leave it as you found it! HEADS OF HOUSES Mary Paterson — Nightingale.Mackie Edwards — Fry, Beatrice Black — Keller SCHOOL GAMES CAPTAINS Mary Paterson, Frances Bell MAGAZINE STAFF Standing: — Mary McCrimmon, Muriel Inkster, Joan Daniels, Frances Bell, Betty Massey, Charlotte Toland, Joan Somerville, Winifred Cross, Gaye Douglas, Anne Shaw. Sitting: — Beatrice Black, Mary Paterson, Mackie Edwards, Margaret Gerard. Front Row: — Diana Warner, Susan Kenny, Joan Creighton, Cynthia Sims. SAMARA 15 SCHOOL CALENDAR TERM I September 13 — Boarders returned. September 14 — School opened. September 20 — In our first match for the interscholastic championship we lost to Ottawa Ladies ' College at the Rockcliffe Tennis Club. September 28 — For the first time this year we played Basketball against the Old Girls, and were victorious. Miss Tipple had tea ready for us after the game. October 12 — Miss May took the Arts form and the visiting English girls to the Museum, where they studied French painting. October 13 — A very enjoyable party was held for the English girls. Some clever skits were presented during the evening. October 16 — Mr. McTavish had the first Music Appreciation class. Mrs. Howe sang. October 27 — The Hallowe ' en party this year was a great success. Costumes were both beautiful and original. November 4 — Again this year our basketball team motored to Kingston to play Hatfield Hall in the Queens Gym. We lost — but enjoyed the game very much. November 8 — Major McKeand gave us an inspiring address on " Poppy Day. " November 10 - 14 — Long Weekend. November 16 — Miss May and the Arts form visited the Museum to study Chinese painting. December 14 — Dr. Hannes Kohr gave a very interesting and instructive lecture on skiing. December 18 — The House Collections, plays, and Christmas parties. December 19— School closed for the Christmas Holidays. January 10 — School opened after a very happy three weeks. January 19 — January Exams began. January 30 — Exams over. Hurray! January 31 — Free day. Everybody had a good time doing whatever she wanted to do, but the senior girls were not altogether sorry to lay down their temporary responsibility. TERM II February 1 — Second Term began. February 2 — We played Basketball against the Old Girls at Ashbury and won 28-16, We all went back to school for tea. February 8 — Mrs. Hertzberg and Miss McMahon spoke to the Seniors about the Guiders ' Training Camp at Fernbank. February 14 — A half-holiday on the occasion of Lord Tweedsmuir ' s funeral. February 16 — Long Weekend. February 26 — Present Girls vs. Old Girls played basketball at Ashbury. Present girls won 32-22. March 8 — The Art Exhibition was held. March 15 — School closed for the Easter holidays. April 2 — Back to school again. April 15 — We were again victorious over the Old Girls 37-16. April 18 — Presentations were made this afternoon to Miss Neal from the Governors, the Present Girls and the Old Girls. April 22 — At 3 o ' clock we all assembled to say good-bye to Miss Neal. We sang " For she ' s a joly good fellow " — and meant every word of it. April 26 — After two postponements the Senior Dramatics class presented " Pride and Prejudice. " May 10— Drill Competition— won by V Matric, VA, VB, and VC. 16 SAMARA NOTE THIS year we have had many surprises, so I will take them as they came. The first, and a very pleasant one, was the arrival of Joan Daniels, our Head Boarder and Head Prefect. We were all very glad to see her back again. Surprise number two was the new Nursery School made up of children from the ages of two to four years. Frequently on Wed- nesday morning during scripture we hear the patter (or rather thud) of tiny feet, and the crash of fal ling block castles echoing above our heads. During the winter very few of the boarders got out at eleven o ' clock for the full time, because they were busily engaged on trying to get pull-overs on right side up and rubber on the right feet. Then we had some " English Girls " as we always called them, much to Mrs. Buck ' s amusement, staying with us. For a while they come and went, as spring seems to be doing right now, and never stayed for more than two weeks. Finally, however, we managed to keep two of them. Beryl Cadogan, and Marjorie Woodward, and they are still with us. They have added a great deal to the Boarders ' life, and we have enjoyed having them with us. They have not " Lost their English accents " yet, but they have picked up some of our own inimitable Canadian slang. During the winter some of us took skiing lessons from Dr. Hannes Kohr, and a few of us made great strides. Factually, as well as metaphorically, speaking! We went skiing almost every Saturday for two months up at MacLean ' s Mountain Lodge, and, naturally, tried to do everything we had been told to do in our lessons, — in some cases, with a certain amount of success. Of course, on our way we always had to stop and buy " films " ! We have been to several movies and plays this year, one being " Tobias and the Angel " , which we enjoyed very much. We liked Maurice Colborne as an actor, even if he did not like us as an audience! This year, as in every other, the tradition of Christmas carol singing at Mrs. Buck ' s house was carried out. We all walked down armed with chairs! Mr. MacTavish played for us and as the recordings made were played back to us, we were pleased to notice that our voices showed signs of im- provement. Or, at least, so we thought. Apart from skiing, watching the nursery school, and wondering in the fall when the snow will come, and in early spring how soon it will go, our activities are as follows: gossipping, playing the gramo- phone and the radio and dancing to the same, studying (or is that to be taken for granted?) playing jacks, freezing in the winter and roasting in the summer, having rubber heels put on our shoes, counting stars and trying hard to dream nice Friday night dreams, being noisy and telling other people to stop being noisy, waiting for birth- day teas and Saturday outs. During the Easter term there were a few cases of mumps, and every morning for about a month, those who had not had them would wake up and nervously feel about in the region of their necks to make sure they had not got them (the mumps, not the necks!) SAMARA 17 But when we got back to school after Easter, this pastime no longer had any point, for the mumps were over. Towards the end of April Miss Neal had to return to England, and we saw her leave with a great deal of sorrow. She had been at Elmwood for nineteen years, and all the day girls as well as the boarders will miss her greatly. Before she left a reception was held for her at which the Governors of the school presented her with a silver jewel case containing a sum of money. The old girls gave her one of Miss May ' s paint- ings, and the present girls a quilted dressing- gown, in the hope that it will successfully shield her against the raw English winter. This has also been a memorable year in that it is the last one in which the boarders will hear at breakfast, " Everyone is to wear a coat, AND a beret — it ' s very cold this morning. " Miss Tipple, who has played such an important part in the life of every boarder at Elmwood, will not return to us next year. We shall miss her kindly in- terest in us and all our doings, and her ready sense of humour, and the way in which she found things for us when we lost them! Elmwood boarders, past and present, join in a chorus of affectionate regret at her going, and wish her every happiness in the future. We would like to thank Mrs. Buck, Miss Tipple, Miss McLean, and all the rest of the resident staff for having made this year such a wonderful one for us.. Further details of our activities during the year will be found in the Boarders ' Calendar. BOARDERS ' CALENDAR Sept. 13 — Boaders all returned to school. Happy days are here again! Sept. 16 — We all went to Wakefield with a picnic lunch. Miss Tipple and Miss Russell. What a hot day and what a lovely stream to wade in. Sept. 20 — Basketball, Elmwood versus Ot- tawa Ladies ' College. Score not to be mentioned! Sept. 23 — Treasure Hunt. — the treasure was good too. Rededication Ser- vice at St. Barnabas for Toe. H. Mrs. Edwards was with us. Sept. 30 — Saturday out, and everyone puts on her best bonnet. Oct. 7 — Kingsmere, what a high mountain to climb! Miss Neal waiting at the bottom with food, (tea) and Miss Graham climbing and cheering us on. Oct. 8 — Mr. Buck ' s moving pictures of the visit of the King and Queen. Some of us looked so sad! Oct. 9 — Thanksgiving. We were thank- ful for a holiday full of fun! Oct. 10 — English girls arrived to stay with us a while. Vera Anderson, Nancy Middleton, Aviril Miller. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. 11 — Another one — Dorothy Hunter. 13 — Our lucky day. We gave a party for all Ottawa. the English girls in 14 — Boarders were taken to see " Hol- lywood Cavalcade " — did we enjoy it? 15 — Mrs. Buck gave a tea for the Eng- lish girls at her house. 16 — Music appreciation started with Mr. McTavish. 18 — Eight boarders went to Govern- ment House tea for English girls of Ottawa. What hap- pened to the rest? ! 19 — Concert with Igor Gorin, ba- ritone Music lovers enjoyed going — all the rest went to bed at nine. 21- — Saturday out again, free for a few hours — ! 24— Had our first St. John ' s Ambul- ance lesson with Miss Woods. Enbalming is becoming a craze — room-mates beware. 24 — Hallowe ' en party. Come one, come all, from Angels to Devils. 18 SAMARA Oct. 28 — ' ' Spring Meeting " a play at the little theatre. Remember? Nov. 4 — Basketball again, with Miss Snell leading us on. Elm wood ver- sus Hatfield at Kingston. We non-players left at home kept our finger crossed and went to the Chateau to swim and have tea. — We lost. Nov. 6 — About eight boarders went to piano recital by Eleanor Brad- ford. Nov. 10 — Our long weekend — no words can express our feelings! Nov. 13 — We returned. Who said thirteen was lucky? Nov. 16— We all went to a Church bazaar at Lauder Hall. That tea was good! Nov. 18 — All went to Capitol to see com- plete movie of " Royal Tour " . A salute to their Majesties! Nov. 20 — Concert with Busch and Serkin violinist and pianist. Nov. 22 — Padre Essex of Toe H. came and showed us pictures of the World ' s Fair and talked about Toe H. Nov. 27 — Art lecture about Democracy and Art: eight of us went. Nov. 29 — All went to hear Duff Cooper speak on ' " Liberty " . Dec. 1 — Philharmonic Symphony Orches- tra with John Barbarolli con- ducting. We all went and will never forget the glorious music. Dec. 2- — " Liberty day " again. Our Sa- turday out and those left in took Ann de Dampierre to see " Remember " and to tea after wards. Miss Estrup was es- cort and it was a memorable day. Dec. 4 — Ten of us went to a lecture on Modern English Art by Roth- enstein. Our minds are being slowly broadened! Dec. 6 — Everybody went to see " The Lion Has Wings ' ' . What wonderful uniforms! Dec. 9 — Dollars and cents that don ' t make sense, — everyone went Christ- mas Shopping. Dec. 12 — Our First Aid exam. What a trying evening — but what a nice doctor! We salute Miss Woods on completing a dif- ficult job. Dec. 16 — More bustle and hurry, secrets and excitement as we go Christmas Shopping again. Dec. 17 — Cries of joy and pleasure; Christ- mas presents exchanged. Car- ols at Mrs. Buck ' s house with Mr. McTavish in attendance, and a lovely tea! 18 — Our Christmas party, House Col- lections and House Plays. Everyone s triving to do her best and everyone succeeding. 19 — HOME — Need more be said? 9 — Boarders returned, — another year again. Dec. Dec. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Feb. 13 — Skiing lessons with Dr. Kohr. Easy does it, girls! 17 — We all went to hear and see Alec Templeton. We heard about it for a long time after — it took us days to recover! 19 — " That ominous word " Exams " . Everyone is going around sprouting knowledge - we hope they are right. Good luck. 22 — We all went to see " Tobias and the Angel " with Maurice Colbourne but everyone fell in love with Toby! 24 — A few went to hear Thomas S. Mann lecture on Democracy. Hope we boarders will re- member it — ! ? 30 — All we boarders went to the Ice Follies. Lovely skating in every sense of the word. 31 — End of exams. Free Day, but don ' t misunderstand its mean- ing! It means student govern- ment, and we all work hard! 3 — Had wonderful tea of Coco Cola and Eskimo pies at home. Were they good — ! SAMARA 19 Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Mar. Mar. Mar. Mar. 5 — Some of the ' ' Arts " went to an Art lecture on Cezanne. 8 — Had a Toe H meetina with Major Hepburn as our guest. 10 — We went up to MacLean ' s Mount- ain Lodge to ski all day. Everyone had a wonderful time and no accidents! 13- 14- 16 -First Home Nursing Class. Miss Woods again took on the task. -All boarders listened to Lord Tweedsmuir ' s Funeral Service. Our long week end. How happy we all are to be home again. 19 — Back again! time marches on. 22 — We boarders ail went to hear Jan Kiepura, Polish singer. We all enjoyed the concert. 24— Everyone went to MacLean ' s Mountain Lodge again. Our bus got stuck so we outdoor girls dug it out! 2 — MacLean ' s again, everyone still intact! 8 — Art Exhibition and tea for parents, unfortunately only for parents! 9 — All the boarders went to " Dear Octopus " at the Little Theatre producedbyour Miss Graham. We were all very proud of her. 15 — We went home to-day instead of next Wednesday. Why? MUMPS! ! April 1 — April Fools day, but no fooling for us as we all returned again. April 4 — Everybody went to the Joos Bal- let and enjoyed it very much. April 6 — Pinochio was in town, at the Capital, and it was a rainy day — so what else was there to do? Jimminy Cricket stole our hearts. April 12 — Puppet Show given at school in Aid of the Red Cross Tea Room. April 13 — Swimming and tea at the Chateau, how we love those teas! April 16 — Home Nursing Exam! Miss Woods still standing by. April 18 — Miss Neal is leaving us to go to England. We had the Farewell Presentation, and now she is gone we miss her very much. April 19 — Some of us went to Art lecture by Mr. Rowan on murals. I am afraid a few got left behind! April 20 — Saturday out. Once more free- dom has been given — ! April 26 — The Senior Play. Hearts beating and hands shaking, but every- one doing a wonderful job. Our hats off to Miss Graham who pulled us through. NICE LITTLE ELMWOOD GIRLS Nice little Elmwood girls hold open every door. Nice little Elmwood girls must never, never snore. Nice little Elmwood girls must not walk three abreast. Nice little Elmwood girls are always warmly dressed. Nice little Elmwood girls must be in bed by nine. Nice little Elmwood girls wear tams in rain or shine. Nice little Elmwood girls must never cross their legs. Nice little Elmwood girls keep very tidy pegs. Nice little Elmwood girls don ' t ever laugh out loud. Nice little Elmwood girls aren ' t known in a crowd. Nice little Elmwood girls must go to basket- ball. Nice little Elmwood girls don ' t linger in the hall. Nice little Elmwood girls go skiing on the mountain. Nice little Elmwood girls are looking for the fountain. So this all makes it plain to see, That we are all we ought to be. Or does it? — Nancy Bowman and Sarah Wallace — Keller. 20 SAMARA FIRST we want to thank Miss May for all the happy hours we have spent in the art room. We are certainly fortunate in having her to teach us and help us with our paintings. This year the exhibition usually held at Christmas was not held until before Easter. Mr. E. W. Harold, in his criticism which appeared in the Citizen, said " at your first glance you were conscious of its elemental colour and bold freedom of line " — I believe Mr. Buck took some photographs of this bold freedom of line. The most striking thing of all, Mr. Harold said, were the murals. These consisted of murals of ships of older days, farm life and costumes. The III Form painted the mural on ships and the preparatory did one of figures on cotton wool snow. Nearly every- body in the art class had her dab in these murals. They were great fun to do and we hope to paint another for the exhibition in June. We want to thank Mr. Harold very much for coming to our exhibition and we ap- preciate his criticism. The subjects of the art class have been interesting and varied; land-scapes, animal studies, fashions, still-life and sea-scapes. We are all looking toward to going sketching in the Spring. Some of the art students are to be thanked for making posters for the Red Cross and in aid of the Refugees. Some who are not in the art class are to be thanked too. Paula Peters executed a poster, " Travel By C.N.R. " which is now in the C.N.R. ticket office on Sparks Street. Good work, Paula! Those in the arts form have made visits to the National Art Gallery, either to further them in their study of History of Art or to help them appreciate good art. Nancy Doane, last year ' s Art Prize win- ner, we believe, has been dividing her time between Miss May ' s art studio and the museum where she assists Miss May with her Saturday morning art classes. We also heard lately that she had been to Toronto to study art. In the Interior Decorating classes we learned about colour and colour schemes. Then we studied the evolution of furniture in England, how to plan a house and also how to design chinzes. It was all very interesting and pleasant. Miss Russel has very kindly given instruc- tion in handicrafts. The boarders were taught to make belts, baskets, woollen scarves and bed jackets. The III Form made a very life-like water-wheel under her guidance. We all feel that this has been a very progressive and productive year in the way of art. THE SEA The sea is a creature of quick-moving grace. With a laughing bright heart and chill em- brace. A creature of stillness and seething rage. Whose call rings out, wild, from age unto age. She spreads gleaming pathways for boats, men ' s dreams, And upsets in a moment their carefully laid schemes. She ' s gracious and smiling, heartless, possessed. Her beauty is that of a woman much blest. So men love her, curse her, — and somewhere their graves Are hid ' neath the music of gay lilting waves. — WiNiFRED Cross, Keller. REPRODUCTIONS OF STUDIES BY SOME OF THE ART STUDENTS Mural — The Farm by 3rd Form p. Aylen A Selection of Photographic Studies, submitted by the Students SAMARA 21 aiB fiiAif OTTAWA OLD GIRLS ' NOTES 1940 ENGAGEMENTS to John Bovey, R.C.N.V.R., Joan El kins Montreal. Louise Courtney to Paul Dillingham, Og- densburg. Gerry Hanson to Eric Mcmurtry, Montreal. Ruth Hughson to Gerald Strickland, Toronto. Irene Salmon to Rev. A.F.L. Caulfeild, Ottawa. WEDDINGS Ann Creighton to Robert Southam. Janet Southam to Duncan MacTavish. Joan Ahearn to Ian Dewar. Frances Bates to Robert Stronach. Peggy Crerar to Hamilton Palmer. Nini Keefer to Peter McDougal. Peggy Marr to Michael Webber, Royal Can- adian Signals. Jane Smart to D ' Arcy Masch. Nancy Toller to Murray Cleary. June White to Richard White, R.C.N.V.R. Rachel White to Graham Garvock. BIRTHS Mrs. Thomas McDougal [Christinia McNaughton], a son. Mrs. Thomas Wilson [Virginia Copping], a son. The Wilson ' s moved to Ottawa from Toronto this fall. The Debs of 1939-40 were Winsome Hooper, Gill German, and Nancy Doane. Nancy has been doing a considerable amount of art during the year. Two more old girls have gone to McGill this year — Sue Edwards and B. B. Eraser. Genevieve Bronson, Mary Marjorie Blair and Shirley Geldert are at the University of Toronto, and Peggy Clark is at Queens. Ann Bethune and Mimi Boal are at Bryn Mawr College, and Sheila Skelton has the honour of being an Ann Radcliffe fellow at Radcliffe in Cambridge, Mass. Penelope Duguid is taking a course in Domestic Science at MacDonald College, and Glen Borbridge and Alison Cochrane have taken Business Courses. Melodie O ' Connor is in New York, and is studying singing. Mar- jorie McKinnon is fulfilling her ambition by taking a course in dramatics. She is study- ing in California at the Pasadena Playhouse. Several of our old girls have started to work since the last magazine was published. Hope Gilmour returned from England not long ago, and is giving facials in Freiman ' s Beauty Parlour. Barbara Fellowes is in Senator Lambert ' s office. We have two representatives in the Foreign Exchange Control Board — Mary Malloch and Barbara Ross. Sybil Doughty is also working. Elizabeth MacMillan and Peggy Law are back in town again. Elizabeth has been in Toronto for some time, and is now continu- ing her art study. Peggy has been in England, and has just returned to Canada. Joy Armstrong is once more in Ottawa, having been in Montreal for the last few years. Mimzy Cruikshanks was home for Christ- mas, and now has returned to Chili. Muriel Crocket arrived back in Ottawa this fall after staying with Maria Petrucci in Persia for several years. Joan Eraser has been in France for some 22 SAMARA time, and was doing war work but has just returned. Mrs. Gordon Lennox [Diana Kingsmill] has been teaching skiing during the past winter season, the proceeds of which are for the Refugees. Betty Smart has gone to Mexico. Pene- lope Sherwood spen two months in Win- nipeg. Jean Perley Robertson went to Ber- muda, and Ethel Southam, Jane Toller and Lilias Ahearn all went to Sea Island in Georgia. Nancy Haultain and Janet Hill are both in London, and we hear that Janet has been married. Lorna Fisher — Rowe [Blackburn] is living in England, but is expected home for a visit in the near future. As usual there are many representatives in the May Court club, and Betty and Win- some Hooper, Pam Erwin, and June White Jean Castonguay, Elizabeth MacMillan, Joan Elkins, Jane Toller and Bobby Gray were in the cabaret at the annual ball. Marion Monk danced with Paul Pelletier. Others doing valuable work are Jocelyn White, Barbara Hopkirk, Jane Toller, Glen Bor- bridge, Jean Perley-Robertson, Eleanor Car- son, Ethel Southam, Nancy Cleary, Ruth Monk, Joan Elkins, Alison Cochrane, Janet MacTavish, Margaret Carson, Rosemary Clarke, Cairine Wilson, Anna Wilson, Betty Davis, Julia Murphy. — Pam Erwin, Barbara Ross, Ottawa Representives. MONTREAL OLD GIRLS ' NOTES, 1940 ENGAGEMENTS Pamela Wilson to Bob Armistead. Barbara Hampson to Jimmie Alexander. WEDDINGS Janet Dobell to Ronald Bennett. BIRTHS Mrs. Cresthwaite [Olga Brown], a son. Mrs. Miller Hyde [Ann Coghlin], a son. Mrs. Bill Eakin [Margaret Symington], a daughter. Mrs. Bill Bowen [Dawn Ekers], a son. Mrs. Barclay Robinson [Ruth Seeley], a son. Mrs. Wilson McConnell [Marjorie Wallis], a son. Mrs. Jack Cudahill [Anna MacKay], a son. Mrs. Fred Heubach [Margo Graydon], a daughter. Mrs. Francis Gill [Betty Fauquier] is still living in Montreal, also Mrs. Ryland Daniels [Kay Grant]. Mrs. Robert Craig [Evelyn Cantlie] is the first vice-president of the Junior League. Others active in the League are: Mary Lee Pyke, Helen Mackay, Jean Heubach, who is the treasurer of the Red Cross, Junior League Branch. Mrs. Ted. Price [Mary Hampson] is now over in England. Betty Brown is very busy with Settlement Work. Mrs. Kenneth Thompson [Mary Lyman] is living in Calgary, and from her we hear news of Barbara Kennedy. Janet Hutchison and Prudence Dawes are busy with Red Cross work. Jane Russel is in her last year at the Montreal School of Interior Decoration. Gloria Vaughan is taking a partial at McGill and has been doing some work with the M.R.T. Joyce Tetley is attending Art courses at the Art Gallery. Mary Fry and Beatrice Norsworthy are in their third year at McGill. Beatrice is honouring in Bio-Chemistry. Pamela Wilson is engaged to Bob Armistead and she is to be married next month, in Jamaica. Ailsa Mathewson is in Montreal and pays freguent visits to Kingston to visit her sister, Mrs. Peter Wilson [Pamela Ma- thewson]. Margaret Main is in her second year at McGill. We hear that Kay Warner who frequently comes up from New York, is engaged to be married. She is working in The New York Hospital. Betty Heubach has been laid up for most of the winter with bad knee the result of a skiing accident. We wish her good luck and a speedy recovery. SAMARA 23 Clair Wilson and " Di " Saunders have been attending Madame Ritchie ' s. Mrs. Bob Dunn [Kay Lawson ] is living in Montreal. So is Mrs. Gordon Forbes [Mary Riorden]. Our last news from Mhairi Fenton was from " Somewhere in England. " Rosa Johnson is doing Lab. work at the R.V.H. Mrs. O. A. Gratias [Betty Plaunt] has re- turned to us from Glasgow. Dosia Bond is living in Toronto most of the time. Margot Seeley is another active Junior Leaguer. Barbara Hampson who is engaged to Jimmie Alexander, has recently sailed for England where they will be married. Barbara Whitley is in her fourth year at McGill and has been doing some radio work. Susan Edwards, Jane Smith, Pat Spendlove and Pat Gait are others who are at McGill. Mrs. Rocke Robertson [Roslyn Arnold] is in Scotland with her small son. Another former Elmwoodian is also creating a name for herself in the world of the theatre. Word comes from Montreal that Gloria Vaughan is playing the lead in the Montreal Repertory Theatre ' s pro- duction of " Madchen in Uniform. " Mrs. Fred Heubach [Margo Gray don] is now living in Toronto. Mrs. Larrat Smith [Harriet Mathias] and Mrs. Bobbie Coristine [Elizabeth Syming- ton] are both living in Montreal. TORONTO OLD GIRLS ' NOTES 1940 Red Cross and Canteen work is occupying nearly everyone ' s time these days; and yet the engagements and weddings are nu- merous, and the majority of Elmwood Old Girls are certainly keeping right up with the times in that direction. ENGAGEMENTS Peggy McLaren to Paul McGooey, with no definite plans for a wedding in the im- mediate future. Barbara Barrett to Stan Biggs with plans for a wedding in June. WEDDINGS Mary Palmer to Robert Worts, in November. Mona Morrow to John T. Band, in October. I Mary Scripture to Edward R. Deiks, in Fe- bruary. Mary Dunlop to " Jock " Spragge, April 6. BIRTHS Elaine [Ellsworth] Holton has a brand new baby daughter called Anne. Deb. [Coulson] Armstrong has sailed for England to join her husband who is in Aldershot. Louise MacBrien and Mary Baker are at the Ontario College of Art. Jane Smith is in her first year at McGill and is living at the R.V.C. Barbara McClelland is at Varsity this year taking an Arts course. Marion Ellsworth is doing Red Cross work — • and is also taking cooking lessons! ! Barbara Brown is doing Canteen work. Peggy Waldie is another doing a great deal of voluntary work for the Red Cross. Peggy McLaren is in her final year at Var- sity and is also president of the Delta Gamma Sorority. Elizabeth McClelland is doing stenography work for the The Citizen ' s Committee for Troops in Training and Canteen work. Janet [Wilson] Burns is in Toronto and in addition to bringing up her small son and daughter has been busy with Red Cross work. Mabel [Dunlop] Hees is also at Toronto — The elder of her two little girls attends Windyridge School. Jeanne Dunlop is at home and recently was Maid of Honour at Mary ' s wedding. This year news comes from Hollywood that an Elmwood " Old Girl, " Betty Sifton, has become a movie actress — our first contribu- tion to Hollywood! Betty played featured roles in Hart House productions while attending the University 24 SAMARA of Toronto. Her professional debut was made th ree years ago with a Toronto stock company when she played in " Parnell " and " Sailor Beware. " This and success on the air resulted in her going to New York for further training under Maria Ouspens- kaya. She was discovered by Alexander Korda, British film producer, and he signed her for a part opposite Leslie Howard in a film slated for London production last Au- tumn. This film was suspended on the outbreak of war and Betty returned to New York, where she was rediscovered by a Hollywood scout and brought to the coast by Warner Brothers. She arrived there in January and since then has played in " Saturday ' s Children " and " The Sea Hawk " . Neither of these pictures has as yet been released. Betty is at pre- sent working with Wayne Morris and Vir- ginia Bruce in a film tentatively entitled " Flight Eight. " We wish Betty every success and we are all eagerly awaiting the release of her pictures. MEMORIES OF A NORTHERN JOURNEY JUNE, 1939 Iceland, Reykjauik. A dreary city, the day was dull and foggy, but even through this the good will of the charming guaint people penetrated, untouched by our modern glamour and sophistication, living poorly but happily with fishing their whole living and concern. Norway, Hammerfest. Oddly pictures- que, wooden houses tinted yellow, ware- houses filled to the rafters with drying fish, weather beater fishing boats gently rocking in the bay with the slow, easy swell of the sea. A lovely little Catholic Church stands on a hill alone, and below it a public park, little more than a patch of shrubbery. The town hall is proud of its basement, for it contains the norther most movie house in Europe. Hyngseidet. A little town dependant on a Lapp colony, living in coneshaped huts, surrounded by half-tamed reindeer. The solid but not unfriendly Lapps offer you native doUo or some hand made trinkets. They are surrounded by green, grassy slopes and lovely mountains. Trondhiem. Ancient grandeur still dwells here, and certains a kingly beauty, all its own. A grey blue cathedral, a white royal palace, and low houses with dark tiles. Street cars and smart shops abound, full of tempting curiosities. Aandalanaes. Peaceful Aandalonaes nest- les to the shore and looks up at impressive Pamodalshorm, a tower of majesty and rock. A railroad is skilfully built up the sides of the rocky mountains, and the view was glorious of the surrounding country. Berger, An ancient Hanseatic city, a maze of narrow streets. A twelfth century church with its German spires and a fish market with tanks of live fish, with a flower market in all its glorious array next door. At the harbour a fleet of shipping craft and old-timbered warehouses attract you as if by magic and invite you to stay. Oslo, Essentially the most modern city on our visit yet. A lovely gate connects the House of Parliament and Royal palace. An open air museum containing ancient peasant dwellings and phantom like Viking ships of long ago. The streets are dotted with modern shops, and business thrives. In the market square gaily costumed pea- sants bring their handicraft to sell. Denmark, Copenhagen. A delightfully peaceful port of call. The Round Tower with its spiral causeway, the National Mu- seum with Danish and Eskimo artiquities. Beautiful porcelain in the Royal Copenhagen China Works, and beautiful silver of George Jersen. The Rasenborg Castle with the royal jewels are magnificent. The Tiuoli, a deluxe amusement park is always crowded with happy Danish people at their recreation hours. The beaches crammed with happy- families on a holiday, not far outside the city. APRIL, 1940 Iceland, Reykjauik. Their mother country taken by an invading neighbour years ago Vikings fighting men of this island were too SAMARA 25 proud to become subject to the Danish king, they made Iceland a repubUc, the first in the Western Hemisphere. To-day it is in danger again, maybe to bodily fight against Canada contrary to its will. Hammerfest. The stout people of this little town are hanging on, in spite of their difficulty in hearing news, and procuring food. Fishing is difficult as all their familiar waters are mined to prevent any passage to another country. Lyngseidet. The Lapps are hemmed in, and probably defending their freedom. Their waters are also mined, and peaceful homes turned into barracks. Trondhiem. German transports fill the town, the key to Norway. Harbour is mined by Germans, who march east. British sink German battleship in harbour and bomb air bases. Struggle rages around Tnondheim. A ahdalanaes. An excellent spot for soldiers, railroad ideal to transport food and men, harbour mined and town bombed. Berger. Full of German soldiers harbour scene of sinking of German cruiser, town bombed by British planes, and attack re- newed. Oslo. Transports landed there, German planes reconnoiter, four German warships arrive in Oslofjord, mine harbour. British Air Force raid sea and air bases, loses eight planes, German motorized units start out. Copenhagen. German army invades Den- mark. Transports and ferries land Germans on Danish islands. Government decides not to resist. Betty Massey, Fry. MORNING PRAYER When I awake from slumbers deep I thank Thee, for refreshing sleep, I thank Thee for the place we live, Far from misery, care and strife; And daily pledge myself to he All that is good and true in life, To do my best in work and play, And be like Thee, the live-long day. — M. Gerard, Nightingale. NOSES From a fly ' s point of view Now take that nose of Uncle John It ' s a very nice nose to walk upon. Much nicer than that of little Bob He calls it a nose but it ' s just a knob! And then there ' s that nose of cousin Clyde It would make such a lovely toboggan slide! And Oh! that nose of sister Grace When she laughs it spreads all over her face! And then there ' s that nose of Baby Jim Can anyone find a nose on him? Now to all stories without fail There ' s always a moral and so my tale, Now people all the whole world o ' er Don ' t envy anyone and what ' s more You can copy the style of a person ' s clothes But you ' ve still got to keep the same old nose! — M. Gerard, Nightingale. TO " HOPE " When all alone and wrong we seem to be, And gone are all the joys we used to know, Suddenly a golden dawn breaks, sets us free, Shading the unhappiness we had let grow. For never in this life are outward things So desperate that this great faith could cure all. No matter what bitterness around us clings. We shake it off, advance toward the call. That dream, the torch that shines on our poor way. Forever captures us from endless sin And when we had succumbed — -e ' en ceased to pray — In triumph we rise again, for Hope bursts in! — Mary Paterson, Nightingale. ACADIAN OXEN Lumbering up the hill At a slow and even tread Patient oxen draw their load By a fisherman-farmer led. Straining beneath their yoke They are matched without a flaw Powerful shoulders heaving hard As they answer to ' ' Gee " and ' ' Haw. " — Mary Osler, Fry House. 26 SAMARA MUSIC T the end of last year Clair Perley- (— Robertson and Sarah Wallace success- fully passed their elementary pianoforte examinations of the Associated Board. The silver music medal was awarded to Clair Perley-Robertson for honours in this ex- amination. We wish to welcome Mr. Myron McTavish to Elmwood, and to thank him for all the help he has given towards majdng this such a successful year in our musical activities. The Singing Classes started the Autumn term by taking the Seashore Tonal Memory Tests, to select those with the most musical sense for a school choir. We then went on to study a great deal of old folk music of England and Ireland; also to practicing a new version of the School Song which Mr. McTavish wrote for us. All of these we are planning to sing at the school closing in June. The Arts Form has been taking a very in- teresting course in Music Appreciation under Mr. McTavish. Before every Trem- blay concert, many of us have attended special lectures on the programme of se- lections to be played. In this way we all had egual opportunity of getting great pleasure from the Tremblay Series, though not pretending to understand the finer points of ihe music as the well-informed Appre- ciation Class would! This year brought six outstanding concerts to Ottawa, all of which we were fortunate in hearing. The first was by the well-known baritone, Igor Gorin, who gave a very brilliant and inclusive pro- gramme ranging from simple folk songs to opera arias. His rendering of the ' " Largo al Factotum " from " Barber of Seville, " one of his most enthusiastically re ceived se- lections, showed what richness, depth and perfect control of voice he has. The highlight of the series was a concert by the complete New York Philharmonic NOTES Orchestra, which we all enjoyed immensely. The Beethoven Seventh Symphony and Elgar ' s Variations ( " Enigma " ) were beauti- fully conducted under the baton of John Barbirolli; with other selections as Men- delssohn ' s delicate Scherzo in G. minor. Busch and Zerkin, the world famed violinist and pianist, were next, and gave a very delightful concert. Here we heard some of the finest duets modern musicians could offer. We piano lovers had two remarkable op- portunities of improving our knowledge and interest in this instrument through the con- certs given by Vladimir Horowitz and Alec Templeton. For the classic art of the piano, Horowitz was complete master, and in that one concert showed us how many years of devotion to piano from childhood can bring such rich results as it has to that finished artist, whereas Alec Templeton ' s natural gifts ins- pired us all with a new light on how to appre- ciate the piano in its classical as well as modern form. The last concert was by the Polish tenor of opera and motion picture fame, Jan Kiepura. He gave a very fine demonstration of his wonderful voice with a most varied pro- gramme of mostly foreign songs. We par- ticularly enjoyed some selections from his national operas. A few of us heard a piano recital given at the Chateau Laurier by Miss Eleanor Brad- ford, once a pupil of Mr. Puddicombe. Her delightful and distinguished style encouraged those of us who are now studying under her former teacher, Mr. Puddicombe; we wished we might follow her example and felt more confident of learning this art of piano interpretation under Mr. Puddicombe ' s guid- ance. In closing, we want to thank all who made it possible for us to attend these concerts: SAMARA 27 we have greatly appreciated it, and now have many happy memories to look back on due to their efforts in furthering our musical education. Diana Warner. THE TOC H REPORT THIS year we got off to a good start, as Mrs. Edwards was here to help. us. Under her leadership we chose our offi- cers and learnt how things should be done. Ever since then we have run our own meetings and Mrs. Buck, who formerly took them, has been made our honour ary president, although many are the times that she comes to our aid with her help and good advice. Altogether we number about twenty-five including all the boarders and a few day- girls. At each meeting we have a different chairman, but the positions of secretary, treasurer, job-mistress and the job-mistress ' assistant are permanent. We usually take light and prayers although sometimes the guest speaker is asked to do this. Business and fun are always combined, as well as some reading which is not necessarily entirely serious. Our meetings are not held regularly, but about once every three or our weeks. Sister Ella, who acts as padre of the L.W.H. in Ottawa, has attended most of our meetings and Padre C. G. Hepburn and Mrs. Hepburn were our guests for one evening. Sister Ella gave us a most inspir- ing talk before Christmas for which we were all very grateful. Needless to say, we not only thank Padre Hepburn for his talk which so clearly explained the thought behind Toe H, but also for his many jokes and stories which caused much laughter. Be- fore the year is out we hope to have Mr. MacTavish play for us and also Mrs. Skinner and Mrs. Greene to talk on the Protestant Children ' s Home, for which we have been knitting. Once again we made a drive for books for the Lady Tweedsmuir Prairie Libraries with the same success. At the end of April we made plans for an enter- tainment — a short comedy, charades and refreshments — the funds of which were also to go to the Libraries. This was later can- celled owing to the death of Lord Tweeds- muir. As was mentioned above, we have been busy knitting for the Protestant Child- ren ' s Home, and with the collections taken at our meetings we have sent apples to the soldiers in barracks here at Ottawa. Padre Essex arrived one evening at the beginning of November to show us some moving pictures which he took at the New York World ' s Fair. A collection was taken up, the proceeds of which went to the fund he is making for a full-time worker in Can- ada. The well-known pianist, Guiseppi Moschetti with Madame Moschetti, also an accomplished musician, came with Padre Essex. Signer Moschetti played for us which we all enjoyed very much. A short time ago three of us had the privilege of meeting and talking with Mr. Ian Eraser who is a real Toe H-er. We all feel that we have gone ahead considerably this year and we hope to continue to do so. Quite a number of us are returning next year. Here ' s to the future! Let us again pledge ourselves To think fairly. To love widely. To witness humbly To build bravely. LECTURE NOTES LECTURES are intended to be instructive, interesting and somewhat amusing, and this year as in former years we have been fortunate in hearing a few lectures of this type. In November Major McKeand again very kindly gave up his time to come and talk to us about the " Poppy " and this year it meant a great deal more to us as we now realize the greater necessity for Peace. On November 22, Padre Essex who is connected with Toe H came and told us about its work all over the world, and also showed us excellent coloured slides of his several trips to the Worlds fair and various other places in the U.S.A. Due to a motor accident by which Padre Essex was delayed the Day-Girls were unable to hear this lecture. On December 14 when the snow was just at the right stage for skiing, Dr. Kohr came and gave us a very interesting lecture on the Art of Grace on skiing. We were 28 SAMARA all given the opportunity of asking guestions and so learned a great deal about ski eguip- ment. Our last lecture was given by Miss Mahon and Mrs. Hertzberg who came to talk to us about Guiders. It was very in- teresting to hear all about the guides sum- mer camp and their activities. I think some of us feel that we have missed a great deal by not belonging to guides. Looking back on the list of lectures it appears that we have had fewer lectures than in previous years, but those that we had were very interesting indeed. STAMP COLLECTING THE collecting of stamps is a hobby that is both interesting and instructive. Then, too, a fine collection of thousands of stamps, issued by different countries, is a thing of artistic beauty, for many of them are finely designed and engraved. Many people indulge in this hobby, old and young alike. King George V formed a great collection worth over a million dollars. This collection is now in the possession of his son, George VI, who is himself a great philatelist. During the visit of Their Ma- jesties to Canada last year, the Canadian Government presented the King with a complete collection of our stamps. It is now gathering together another such col- lection that will be kept among the other treasures of Canadian history in the Archives at Ottawa. There is always a story behind postage stamps; that is what makes them a liberal education as well as a delightful pastime. Stamps-issuing countries use their stamps as a means of telling the world about their industries, their culture, and their great men; they also use them to celebrate im- portant events in their political history. So, while a stamp collector is enjoying the pleasures of his hobby, he is also storing up knowledge concerning the whole wide world. The sorting out of stamps into their different countries, fixes into his mind a great deal of geographical knowledge. Through the stamps, the collector learns a number of foreign words; for instance the names by which the countries are known inside their borders, and their coinage which is re- presented by the values set forth on the stamps. He also learns much history from them, for it has become the custom in many countries to enlarge the stamps, and print on them various scenes and incidents in the history of the nation. From stamps, he finds out what many of the countries are like, for they sometimes show mountains, lakes and wild animals. A stamp album is a picture gallery of kings and presidents, for a picture of the ruler of the country is the most usual design on a stamp. The collecting of stamps is a facinating hobby and it brings many people enjoyment. But it is not only a pastime, for there are great companies such as Stanly Gibbons, London, and Scotts, New York that employ hundreds of men for the sole purpose of buying and selling stamps. Stamp collecting is a universal hobby enjoyed by men, women and children the world over. It is looked on by many as a good financial investment as a stamp col- lection is exempt from taxes, and the value of the stamps increases yearly. — Mary Osier, Fry. AND THAT WAS THAT One early morning out I went To try and make the hill, It was a lovely morning And everything was still, So still I heard my thumping heart As I, with staring eyes, Tried to get the nerve I lacked And make off down the rise. I gave a push and down I went, Before I ' d change my mind. I sailed along just like a bird, The top, I left behind. And just as I was feeling proud, And thought I ' d made the hill My ski — went in a little hole And threw me for a spill, I thought I ' d broken all my bones I hit with such a bump My skis were buried in the snow And one was just a stump. I ' d broken the top right off my ski Which ended skiing this year for me. — Gave Douglas, Keller. SAMARA 29 l fje Senior Section ON BEING BACK AT SCHOOL " Back at school! — and after a year at University — how queer! " For the first few days this was all I heard. Yes I am indeed back at school after thinking it was a closed book a year and a half ago. I am back in the uniform of tunics, cotton stockings and no make-up; no more saddle shoes, skirts and sweaters, (and lots of make up) for me now. I am back again to the routine of bad marks and good stars — someone to check me up when I feel obstreperous. Again I must do my homework every night; I can no longer wait until I feel inspired to make my notes. Worst of all I can no longer just not appear for classes as I used to, because I didn ' t feel like taking them. Yes, I miss the free life of University but strange as it may seem — I like Elmwood. Joan Goodeve, Keller. MY HOBBY IS KING CLAPPING KING Clapping " is used for lack of abetter word. This is a hobby which requires a great deal of courage and attention. The beginners at this sport are advised to start out by going to their neighbourhood theatre, preferably with a loyal friend. The approach is this: as soon as the news-reel is announced you sit forward expectantly, and nudge your friend. You say " Clap when the King appears " . Then, as soon as you see His Majesty ' s face, you clap your loudest. At first you will probably be a bit timid about breaking the theatre ' s silence, but if you hesitate, your chances of getting in the first clap, and thus rousing the whole theatre, are slim. For the more advanced in this hobby, I would suggest the United States as a good field. It takes much more courage to clap a " foreigner " , but you may count one hundred percent if you manage to make several hundred Americans follow your example. There is one distinct advantage here, though, as no one knows you, and this does away with any " red-hotness " that may cree p to the roots of your hair, after finding your families ' most dignified acquaintances sitting in front of you. Therefore, if you are looking for a new and different hobby, I would suggest " King Clapping " for you next trip to the theatre. — Nancy Bowman, Keller. FIRE! IT was almost mid-night of one of the cold- est nights of the year as I walked with only the moon and the stars to guide me through the narrow, ghostly streets of a town which seemed to be fast asleep, except for an occasional spark of light peeping from under a half-drawn blind which showed that a few stragglers were still up. But this spell of night was soon broken as the firebell ringing loud and sharp through the clear night awakened the slum- bering town. The darkness and calmness was swept away as the town burst alive with activity. Blinds flew up, curtains pulled apart, bright lights flashed on, heads popped out of open windows to see the screeching fire-tanks drawn by swift horses, go clanging down the street over the cobble stones. It was a rare occasion and everybody, old or young, was going to join in the ex- citement. Children in their night attire scrambled out the front doors with nothing on their tiny feet to keep them warm. Old men slipped their coats on over their long, white night gowns and wrapped warm mufflers over their ears and bald heads as they rushed out in order to do their part in helping to put out the flames which could now be seen rising above the dark ever- greens in the distance. In the meantime frightened women stood shivering on the door-steps shouting after their husbands to be careful, just as a young mother reminds her child to keep out of mischief every time he goes out to play. Sometimes young ladies could be seen hanging out of windows at dangerous angles trying to get a glimpse of the fire which always seemed to be just out of their view, but a more probable reason for their daring acts was to look at the handsome young men busily working in the streets below. 30 SAMARA By this time, the sky was aglow with the beautiful soft red hue reflected from the fire, blending perfectly with the dusky blue of night. As time went on and anxious wives saw the red glow grow pale and the darkness once again cast its shadows on the town, they knew that their men had conguered the flames and would soon come marching home, singing and happy, victorious over the evils of night. Then heads retreated from the windows, blinds were lowered, lights dimmed and flickered till they finally went out and once again the town went to sleep. Ann Davies, Keller. BALLET RT enjoys now a popularity not known f— I since the middle of last century; a few years ago, ballet was a seasonable and expensive luxury while to-day it has gained a great new public. It is possible to be carried away by the beautyof a ballet without possess- ing any background of knowledge; but only the trained spectator will reap the maximum of pleasure from a performance, the one man capable of enjoying and understanding the spirit of choreography and the reasons behind it. Ballet is a modern art while " dancing " is prehistoric. " Ballet is a form of theatrical entertainment telling a story or suggesting an atmosphere through the orchestration of a group of returned dancers trained ac- cording to strict rules, guided in tempo by the spirit of music against a decorative background; " this definition is given by Arnold Harkell, one of the foremost au- thorities on ballet in the world to-day. The germ that was to develop into " ballet " was brought from Italy into France by Ca- therine de Medici to divert her sons. It was first mounted by her valet, de Beaujoyeux, very capable in his production, and he laid the development of a new art form. Its origin in the court is a thing to remember, for always ballet has been an expensive art under all respects. Under Louis XIV the dance made new progress, but still at this time when an illusion of flight was reguired, machinery took the place of physical effort; Nijinsky could not show then as he did later, what human elevation is, ' for he could remain motionless in the air for a considerable number of seconds. The first ballerina to enrich the ballet was La Camargo in 1721. The art flourished under Nouerre in 1727, when his precepts were remembered. He stressed on the importance of a knowledge of painting and sculpture for a dancer; his modern counterparts to-day, Fokine and Massine, are museum men, as revealed by their compositions. The well composed bal- let should be a living painting of mankind, acted so that it can speak to the soul. The most notable ballerina, or " premiere danseuse, " of this later period was Made- leine Guimard. In France, the ballet was considered graceful, while in Italy it was more technical. The French Revolution brought a tempo- rary halt in the development of Ballet in France and the centre interest turned to Italy; Vigano developed the " corps de ballet " as it is to-day, on ensemble of individuals rather than merely a background. In 1837 a great Academy of Dancing was founded in Milan; nowadays a great number of modern schools in Paris, London or Berlin, have been more or less modelled on this first Academy. In the latter, pupils were not admitted be- fore the age of eight, or fourteen in case of boys, so that each pupil may be old enough to have some conception of the dignity and history of art. They had to be medically sound and of good stock. The training con- sisted of ordinary schooling and of three hours practice a day and one hour mime. They were generally attached to the school for eight or ten years, with a future assured by ascending salary. A great development in ballet has been the use of tip--toes " les pointes " always used when speaking of modern ballet. But like other arts ballet has had its falls, though never could it be affected by any wave, in Russia, Russians were borne artists and the Russian Ballet always existed and always will. The Russians received the ballet from bankruptcy in its work and have remained in occupation ever since. Ballet in Russia be- came " Russian Ballet " through Marius Petipa a Frenchman, Johaunsen a Dane, and the famous Eurico Cechetti an Italian; the great ballet started by private troups emerging in central organizations. Let us now consider the dancers in the SAMARA 31 Modern Russian Ballet. The difference be- tween the dancer and the acrobat lies in that the former performs the steps, however com- plex, concealing the difficulties and guided by music; the later performs the steps in such fashion as to underline the difficulties. The audience murmurs in the first case: " " How beautiful! " and in the second case: ' ' How clever! " Ballet dancers vary enormously in phy- sique, type and tempe rament; but the first essential is physique; with this the dancer must possess technique and talent if not per- sonality and genius. The dancer must be completely expressive from head to foot, her character should be revealed in all her movements; each artist has her or his in- dividual physique that must be studied and especially fitted into the classical framework. The pupil must also possess an ear for rhythm, this being a reason why musicality of dancers is considered and piano must make part of a dancer ' s education. The music should speak to the dancer and the dancer inter- prets the music to the audience; though she interprets the choreographer ' s idea with movements divised by him, she must convey a particular atmosphere to the public with a guidance from music. The dancer must not be trained only physically, but she needs a strong education for if she is to survive as an artist, she requires a background of her own; also the artist doesn ' t think in terms of steps but conceives the dance as a whole, melting one steps into the next. A dancer who has none of the benefits of a State Institution should take about two classes a week during the ordinary school age from eight to sixteen, from sixteen to eighteen she will take a lesson every day or other day including private lessons. By that time she is, according to modern usage, ready to join a company; thousands of girls pass through dancing classes every year, of these only one hundred may have the ambition to join a ballet company. There are some three companies with perhaps six vacancies altogether and the Russian com- panies have the entire world to supply their wants; they have more offers than they can consider, even girls wishing to join under apprenticeship conditions; therefore exceptional gift and luck are required for the candidate. Once she is chosen for the corps de ballet, the dancer may be paid on an average of thirty-five dollars a week, the ballerina receives a higher salary. Each dancer will be given a pair of shoes every eight or twelve performances; she must provide her own tights, without which she is not allowed to appear in public; a lucky pair of tights may last a year, but she needs two pairs going. She also buys her own make-up and pays for her meals and hotel when travelling with her company; she does not pay her costumes nor her tra- velling expenses. The dancer in these hard conditions must obviously have a very genu- ine vocation. When with a Russian com- pany she will acquire great experience and education through their travelling, because they have contracts signed months ahead of time in all parts of the Globe. The best known ballets now are Colonel de Basil ' s and Rene Blum ' s Russian Ballets, there are also American ones such as Mardkin and Jooss. The ballet dancer should be capable of performing Spanish, Greek or Oriental dances, where the toe slippers are not at all used. The history of dance technique is closely bound up with the history of costumes, and dancers spend many free hours in museums to find the exact fashion of wearing the costumes of different periods. As ballet expresses a theme, story or at- mosphere, it is clear that literature must play an important role. Before the music is composed or chosen, the ballet exists as an idea, this idea is the common meeting ground of the musician, the choreographer and the painter. Each ballet has its own literary plot, very often with a French title, such as: Les Sylphides, Le Spectre de la Rose, Le Lac des Cygues, Carnaval etc. (All names of steps and ballet expressions are French). The ballets just mentioned are traditional ones danced by all great bal- lerinas. The new Russian Ballet is as rich in names as any previous company: Alex- andra Danilova, Samara Soumanova, Latiana Riabouchiviska, Trina Baronova are famous modern artists in ballet to-day. — Aline Dubois. 32 SAMARA MISTAKEN IDENTITY SALLY, a wee Scottie, loved to spend the few spare moments of her very busy days on some elevated spot providing a vantage point for surveying what was going on about her. Once, early this spring, Sally, finding it to be such a lovely day, decided to go for a walk. She trotted along through the pas- ture, stopping now and then to sniff the spring air. In the course of her short jaunt she arrived at the pig enclosure, unused during the winter months, but recently occupied by two huge pigs. These pigs, tired from rooting and running about had lain down in the mud in a sunny spot to sleep. Sally crawled under the fence and made straight for what she thought was a large rock near one end of the field, from which she would have a perfect spot to inspect both the yard which she was in and also, something which was perhaps more interesting, the chicken pen. To her great consternation the supposedly firm rock be- gan to twitch, then to heave and utter the most unmannerly noises. She tumbled to the ground, sguealing with astonishment and fear, while her large muddy rock turned out to be a very indignant white sow. Re- alizing her precarious position, Sally jumped to her feet and dashed to the safety of the other side of the fence. I imagine that Sally will do well from now on to remember that old saying, " Look before you leap. " — Anne Shaw, Fry. TO SAVE HER REPUTATION CLEVER as she was, this crisis neces- sitated skill. Brains would be of no use without dexterous fingers. Joint by joint she flattened herself to the floor so as not to cause the slightest jar. Carefully she moved her head this way and that while her clear, calculating eyes looked over the situation. Just as efficiently she arose and made her way over to the other side. Once again she slipped to the floor, causing not a board to creak. However this was no better. Disgust clouded her face as she crept to her feet. Even from above the predicament did not improve. But something had to be done and quickly! Her reputation was at stake. Suddenly as she stood contemplating, a light slowly spread across her face like a beam of sunlight gradually rising in the early dawn. Sparks flashed from her eager eyes. She had found the method! Quick as a butterfly she stooped, picked up a stick from the floor, with it she flicked up one of the remaining two and picked up the last one. She had won! Her reputation was saved! Ever since she had learnt to play Pick-Up-Sticks she had never lost a game. — Susan Kenny, Fry House. THAT ' S LIFE PACKING up and leaving seemed an endless task to Bill Halliday and his wife after they had been at their summer home for three months. Mrs Halliday, who usually attended to things, want back to the city a week before her husband and left him to do the final packing and closing of the cottage. As the days rolled along, Bill, who was an artist, now and then picked up a few things and put them leisurely in the trunks, but most of the time he sat on the side porch reading a novel which held his interest for most of the week. Two days before he was to leave, he decided to clean up, but went he saw how much there was to do he rapidly became exhausted. The last day in utter dispair he called in a man who did most of the work. After the trunk was packed, it was so wobbly that the man crated it. Finally all was done and Bill was at the station surrounded by his boxes and the crated trunk. He had not time and was pleased to think that he had had the forsight to buy his ticket the day before. He climbed wearily aboard, took his seat in the rear of the car and soon fell asleep. An hour or so later he was awaken- ed by a large bulky conductor shaking him lustily by the shoulder. ' " Ticket please, " he said harshly. " Huh! What ' s that? " was the sleepy re- ply. " Ticket? Oh, yes. " Feeling about in his pockets Bill Halliday remembered then that he had packed his ticket in his wallet with all his money in the trunk which was in the baggage car. " Well, you see, — I— er — accidently left it in the pocket of my other suit which I packed in my trunk that is in the baggage car — " . SAMARA 33 " No excuse, now, " snorted the conductor,; " give me your ticket or get off at the next station. " " But I ' ll give you the ticket if you ' ll just wait until — . " But the artist was unheard because the conductor had disappeared around the corner of the car. Quickly the train sped on its way into the darkness of the hot summer night, rolling the sleeping passengers from side to side as it rounded each sharp bend. One by one the lights were turned off, leaving the un- lucky Bill HoUiday in the dark alone with the thought of how he was going to manage to pay for his ticket before the conductor lost his temper and threw him and his belongings off the train at some deserted village. Suddenly the train stopped, awakening almost everyone who was trying to sleep on this little out-of-the-way line. The conductor passed through the car again and on en- tering the day coach where Bill was dozing, said coldly, " Your ticket, or off the train you go. " The artist awoke with such a start that he hit his head against the window. Finally he became wide awake and realized what the conductor was saying. He started to ex- plain again the cause of his present plight. The conductor refused to listen and forced him to collect his boxes and get off the train. " But what about my trunk? " protested the unhappy man. " Don ' t worry about that, — it will come off directly after you do. The next time you tell that story to anyone, change it a little, " said the conductor. Just as the train was pulling out of the station, leaving the artist standing on a deserted rise in the ground which one might call a station, the baggage car door flew open and out into the night flew the crated trunk. As it hit the platform, the crating broke apart and the bulging sides split, revealing everything packed in the trunk. On seeing his hard work completely ruined and his things all over the platform. Bill sank down on a bench and stared into the unknown. What was he going to do now? At least he could get his wallet and ticket out of his coat pocket, but where would he put his clothes? After he retrieved his wallet, he decided the best thing to do was to look for a box in which to put all the contents of the trunk. At last he found one, half hidden under the steps of the station platform. He was forced to crawl under the steps and get the box out. This done, he dragged it across the rough platform and slowly started to drop his belongings into the empy box. When he finally finished his packing once more. Bill sat down to mop his brow and wait for the morning train. He reached into his pocket for his handkerchief, and as he drew it forth a piece of paper fluttered to the ground. He picked it up. It was a one-way ticket to the city, carefully placed in a con- venient pocket in order to save himself the trouble of looking for it in his wallet. — Joan Thomson, Fry. HE ALSO SERVES WALLIE ' S friends and his friend ' s friends were away at colleges or boarding school. He was looking for work, but the fishing port offered few opportunities. He wanted something that would permit him to go to night school to study engineering. But although he was keen and eager to learn, jobs were scarce. He had left home and gone to the air-force recruiting office in Halifax. " How old are you? " said the officer. " Almost eighteen, sir, " replied Wallie. " Have you had any mechanical training? " " Well, no sir — but all I need is the op- portunity to learn. " " I ' m sorry, son, " said the officer, " but I ' m afraid we can ' t use you. " It was the same at the naval office. Home again Wallie in desperation took a job help- ing to load cases of fish into freight cars. That was better than nothing, and perhaps he could save enough money to go to Technical School. Then what the fisherman feared, happened. The cold storage company announced that they would buy no more fresh fish, and nearly six hundred men were thrown out of work. With so many experienced men unemployed, who would want a young lad without train- ing? Then a recruiting officer came to town, and 34 SAMARA in a short time there were six hundred men in kahki. But Wallie had other ambitions. He sent in a application to see if the Naval training ship would accept him. In the meantime his friends came home for the Easter holidays. There were parties and dances just as always. But for the first time, Wallie felt as if he were on the outside looking in. His friends all knew where they were going — he was just waiting, waiting. Clair and Balf, Sally and Frances were at school, John was at Military College, Ken, Archie and Syd were at University. Cy worked in the bank, and Ted was a cub re- porter on the way to becoming a star jour- nalist. Why must he, who had always been their leader, be the odd one? The night everyone went back to school, Wallie lay awake thinking. What kind of war was this anyway? There he was prac- tically breaking his neck to help his country in some constructive way, and all they said was ' " Perhaps, later. " Well, he ' d show them. Next time the recruiting officer came, he ' d lie about his age and enlist in the army. Oh, what was the use? The army already had more boys like him than it needed. If only he would hear from the navy! It was nearly a month since he had sent in his papers. Next day he walked out on Sam ' s Point — all alone — just to think. He sat on a big flat rock, looking out to sea as he had often done before when he was troubled. The scene was the same as always. Gull Rock Light was looming through the fog; the rocks forming the Gap were cold and grey. Two schooners from the co-operative plant were anchored a few miles out, their dories swing- ing in the waves. Suddenly, all was not the same. What was that sinister black object float- ing just below him in the channel, heading directly for the harbour? It was about the size of the marking buoy off Cranberry Island, but — " Tt ' s a mine, a floating mine — broken loose from its moorings! " At once he was in the icy water. Almost paralysed with cold he breasted the waves. How did you handle the deadly things, anyway? He pressed the palms of his hands against its smooth surface, avoiding any of the projecting con- tact points. Slowly he pushed it past the breakwater into the centre harbour toward the old lobster cannery. His legs were numb; he could not hold out much longer. It was an effort to keep his hand on the mine. " I ' m not going to make it, " he thought desperately, " I ' m not! — " Next morning, the front page news told of the brave lad who had successfully brought a floating mine to shore, and had been picked up exhausted by a motor-boat. Wallie had often delivered telegrams, but that morning he had the thrill of his life — receiving this message; " Report for duty, wireless school, H. M. S. Stadacona, Halifax. Signed Lieutenant- Commander Peter Thomp- son. " — Nancy Bowman, Keller. BOOMERANG THEY were walking down the platform together, towards the ski-train which was going to leave in a few minutes. They were both in ski clothes, so well cut that you realized that they must have had good tailors. She was of medium height with a slender supple figure and dark hair that swung loosely at her shoulders. He was blonde and tall, with a tanned face and a white, flashing smile. At the moment he looked rather bewildered at what the girl was say- ing. " Jack, darling, Roy just told me that you can ' t ski at all, and I want you to know that it doesn ' t make any difference to me. Of course, you did give me the impression that you were a good skier — " " But, Diana — " " The only thing I ' m sorry about is that we won ' t be together as much as I had hoped, because, naturally you won ' t be able to ski on the same trails as I and the rest of the crowd do. " " The rest of the crowd! What crowd? " " But you will be able to get wonderful instruction, because Paul Schwitzer is the instructor up there. " " Paul Schwitzer? " " Yes, darling — is anything the matter? " " Oh no, nothing. It ' s just that I hadn ' t realized that he was up there. I ' ve idolized him all my life. " SAMARA 35 ' ' It ' s a wonder you aren ' t a better skier, then. " " What? Oh yes, I suppose it is. Diana, a Uttle while ago did you say something about a crowd? " " Uh-huh. A whole gang of people I go around with are coming too. I don ' t know if you know any of them except Roy. " " Yes, I know Roy. And by the sound of things he seems to know me, too. " " And then there ' s Hugh Canning — I think he ' s the one that told Roy about you. " " Hugh Canning! Good Lord, I thought he was still in Switzerland! " " No, he came back when war broke out. Things began to get a little hot for dear old Hugh. " At this point the two reached the train and got on. Diana walked into the car and there were cries of " Hi, Diana " , " Your last trip must have laid you out — I haven ' t seen you for weeks! " and so on. Somebody noticed Jack and shouted " Who ' s the Viking? " A long lanky figure unwound himself from around a pair of skis and drawled, " I know him — he ' s Ha — " But he was interrupted by Diana, who called, " This is Jack Swinton, everybody! " After the general noise had subsided and the train had started, the lanky one, who was Hugh Canning, made his way over to Jack, dug himself a place at his side and asked curiously, " Since when has your name been Jack Swinton? " Jack laughed. " Ever since I arrived in this country. Diana hasn ' t yet realized that I have a slight accent. If she has, she pro- bably puts it down to my European up- bringing. And by the way, if you didn ' t know I ' d changed my name, how were you able to tell Roy that I couldn ' t ski? " " I was talking about somebody else al- together. I told him that Hank Lindon wasn ' t proficient in the flat-board art. Roy had had a drink at that point, so he didn ' t notice the difference. So Diana thinks you can ' t ski. She ' s going to get a terrible shock. " " I don ' t know about that, " said Jack, " I think I ' ll take her down a peg or two. " " All right, but it ' s on your own head; Diana ' s apt to be dangerous when aroused. " At last the end of the first day came. Jack realized that he had worn himself out com- pletely pretending to be a poor skier. He also realized that it was going to be difficult to pretend not to know his brother. Fortu- nately he had been able to take Paul aside when they had arrived at the hotel, and had told him about the trick he was playing on Diana. Then Diana herself had come up and he he had said, " Diana, this is Paul Schwitzer. " " Paul Schwitzer? " gasped Diana. " The famous skier? " " Yes, I am Paul Schwitzer. " " Oh, I ' ve heard so much about you, " and Diana took Paul by the arm and started to lead him away. " Hey, wait a minute, " Jack cut in. " What about me? " " Oh, cortxe on, darling. " Now Jack realized that what he had fore- seen was coming true. Diana was fascinated by Paul and his wonderful skiing and his popularity. Jack decided to do something about it. As he went down stairs he heard Diana say to Paul, " Did you really go over Devil ' s Lip at night? " " Why, yes, I did. " " How wonderful! " Diana was looking at Paul with an unmistakeable gleam in her eye. Jack knew that look, and began to feel rather sorry for his brother. Before Diana could get any further, he asked Paul, " Where is this Devil ' s Lip? " " Across the first two hills behind the hotel and to the left. As a matter of fact, you can see it from here. Do you see that flat piece of ground? " " Yes. " " Well, keep on looking up and you ' ll see the Lip. " " It ' s guite a drop, isn ' t it? " As Jack looked at it an idea suddenly came to him. Quietly leaving the group gathered around the fire, he went outside, whispered some- thing to one of the hotel employees, and putting on his skis, made his way towards Devil ' s Lip. A few minutes later the group around the fire was startled when a man came rushing into the room shouting, " Mr. Swinton is going down Devil ' s Lip! " Paul, forgetting that Jack was supposed to be a poor skier, merely said, " Oh? " 36 SAMARA Diana, however, let out a cry. " He ' ll be killed! Paul, you ' ve got to stop him! " " I ' m afraid it ' s too late. Look! " They all stared fascinated, at a small black speck which stood out very clearly on the moonlight snow. Suddenly the black speck faltered and fell, rolled over and over in the snow, and then lay still. Paul said softly to himself, " 1 don ' t un- derstand it — Hans could take that hill blind- folded, " but his remark passed unnoticed amid the general confusion. Diana was calling for a pair of skis so that she could accompany the doctor and the guides. As the party approached to figure lying in the snow it stirred slightly. " Thank God he ' s still alive, " said the doctor. Diana took off her skis and knelt down beside Jack. He opened his eyes and she gave a gasp of relief. " Darling, are you all right? " " Yes, I think so. Were you really worried about me? " " Oh, terribly worried — why, of course I was, darling! " The doctor interrupted to ask if he could have a look at Jack ' s injuries, and as he bent down Jack whispered something to which the doctor nodded. Soon he straightened and reported that it was only shock and a twisted ankle. But in the meantime Diana had been looking around her, and her eyes narrowed as she noticed the single trail left by Jack ' s skis. She turned to him. " Jack, did you really come down from the Lip? " " Why — didn ' t you see me from the lodge? " " Jack, you couldn ' t possibly have come over the top, because there are no ski tracks over it. You know it snowed to-day and all the other tracks are covered over. I don ' t believe you are hurt all at " " I didn ' t think you were so observant, " murmured Jack under his breath. Louder, " Well, doctor, our conspiracy fell through. Now I ' ll have to go to all the trouble of climbing up that hill and really coming down it. " " You couldn ' t ski down a small ant-hill, " said Diana rudely, and made her way back to the hotel. Jack took no notice, but started up the slope. At the hotel Diana was greeted by eager questions, but she remained silent. Silent until Paul Schwitzer casually remarked, " My brother has always been quite a lad for practical jokes. " Diana whirled round to face him. " Your brother! " " Yes. You see, when he came to this country he changed his name to Jack Swinton instead of Hans Schwitzer, because he wanted to go into business. He thought that a German name would make it harder for him to get a job. Because I teach skiing, I left mine the same. " " But how is it that Jack doesn ' t ski? " " Doesn ' t ski! Why, he ' s a champion skier. Better than I am. " " Then he was fooling me all the time? " " He certainly must have been! " " And he ' s a wonderful skier! Oh, I think he ' s cute! " In the meantime Jack had reached the top of the Lip and had started on his way down. A crowd of people had gathered at the window and were watching him with in- tense interest. The small figure slipped over the lip and shot down into a pool of darkness. Soon it reappeared in the moonlight, and a sigh went up from the spectators. " He made it! " But suddenly, for the second time that night, the figure faltered, fell and lay still. This time it was Paul who made a dash for his skis. " Don ' t be a fool! " called Diana. " Can ' t you see that he ' s only trying to trick us again? " Paul shouted back as he frantically hur- ried out of the lodge, " Hans never plays the same trick twice. " When the second party reached Jack he was lying in the snow with his leg doubled under him. " I think he ' s broken it, " said the doctor. " We ' ll have to get him back to the hotel im- mediately. " " What happened to you? " asked Paul of his brother. Jack groaned. " I was laughing and I didn ' t see a half-covered rock. " " What on earth were you laughing at? " " I just happened to think what Diana ' s face will be like when she finds out I ' m en- gaged to Hugh ' s sister Peggy! " — Winifred Cross, Keller. SAMARA 37 THEN AND NOW The following reprint from the Samara of 1930 shows that in some ways Elmwood changes very little in ten years. It is by Betty Gordon, then of V Matric, now Mrs. Reid Salmon. THE LAWS OF ELMWOOD (With apologies to Rudyard Kipling) Now these are the Laws of Elmwood, and many and mighty they are; The child that shall keep them shall prosper, but others will get a Black Star. Wash daily, but leave some hot water, so fill not the bath-tub too deep. And as soon as the lights are extinguished, remember the night is for sleep. The Lair of the Boarder is sacred, so where she has made her a home, Only the Council may enter, and no other boarder may come. But if ye should be very noisy, and there should be knocks at the wall. Take warning and lower your voices, and let not your heavy shoes fall. If ye bring to the school some nice candy, or anything tempting and sweet. Hand it in to Nurse, O Boarder, before ye grow wolfish and eat. Astonishing rough are your manners, when all round the table ye sit. If ye ask not for that which ye covet, but grab impolitely for it. Keep peace with the Prefects of Elmwood, of Nightingale, Keller, and Fry. By wearing green bloomers, and tunic, besides a respectable tie. Look well that ye mark all your clothing guite clearly with owner ' s full name. Keep tidy the drawers of your bureau — with regard to your cupboards, the same. The Junior may follow the Senior, but cub, when your heels are grown high. Wear the kind that ' s not French but called Cuban; remember this rule when ye buy. Let not your mood become cliquey, in groups ye must not congregate. As a very mild hint to some Day-girls, be early on Monday, not late! Now these are the Laws of Elmwood, and many and mighty are they; But the Chief Law of Mistress and Prefect, and that of the Head, is OBEY! FORM III Names Ambition Probable Destiny Favorite Sport Saying Mary Blackburn To be a good rider Too sore to do much Hockey Matches Oh, Momma! Margaret Bronson To have dancing les- sons every day To suffer from corns Gruesome Movies Jimminy Crickets! Natalie De Marbois To grow up To be a giant Everything going Oh, alright! Rosemary Mackeen To be an actress Hollywood Missing School I don ' t believe you! Margaret MacLaren To sv im like a fish To get swallowed by a whale Being a bookworm Oh, Fooey! Ann Murray Never to grov too big for her pony The pony to ride Ann Writing Plays Is it ever perfect! Margoi Peters To be a day girl Matron of a Girl ' s School Reading Comics Heyi Babs Soper To be an artist Too much war paint Making plasticine horse heads Heavenly days, dearie! Jane Viets To be a circus Rider To land on her head Anything horsey Can I go now? 38 SAMARA DRAMATICS LAST June we bade good-bye with regret to Miss Barbara Eason who for the last three years taught us dramatics and dancing. We were sorry that she was leaving us but we knew that she had pleasant plans for the future. We are fortunate this year in having for mistress of dramatics, dancing and fencing Miss Miriam Graham, who sailed from England on the day war was declared last September. At the Christmas party the Three Houses again presented their short plays of the year. Fry won the competition for the fourth con- secutive year with the play, " Perchance to Dream, " and succeeded very well in creat- ing the atmosphere of a transcontinental train with its varying types of passengers. Keller thrilled us with a horror play, " The Inn of Return, " in which the performance of the ghost by Bea Black haunted many dreams that night. " Op ' O Me Thumb, " Nightingale ' s contribution to the bill, pro- vided the comedy in a very enjoyable evening ' s entertainment. On the following morning a Christmas play, " The Three Kings, " was presented by the Juniors, followed by a spirited rendering of " The King ' s Breakfast. " At the present time the Senior Inter- mediate class is working under Miss Graham ' s direction on " Echo and Narcissus " and scenes from other plays. Plans for the an- nual Dancing Recital are also going forward. As usual, the play given by the Senior Dramatics Class was one of the notable events of The Elm wood year. Presented on the twenty-sixth of April, after an un- avoidable postponement, the dramatization of Jane Austen ' s novel, " Pride and Pre- judice " by Helen Jerome was a very suc- cessful production. We were all disap- pointed that Sue Kenny was unable to play the role of Mrs. Bennet after working so hard and so ably taking the part during rehearsals. But we all appreciated greatly the very fine performance given by Mary McCrimmon, who assumed the role on two days ' notice. Since Mr. Kendal MacNeil has again given us such a detailed criticism we re- print his review here, with many thanks to him and to the Citizen for allowing us to do so. Elmwood School ' s Senior Dramatic Art Class Upholds High Standards In Por- traying Jane Austen Classic Looking back over eleven years and drawing upon our memories of each of the annual productions of the senior dramatic art class of Elmwood school, we can recall some excellent presentations and many really notable individual performances. This year ' s play, " Pride and Prejudice, " which was given last evening before a highly appre ciative audience at the school, will take an honorable, if not the leading place among SAMARA 39 them all. There were two reasons for this but of them, later. Let it suffice for the moment to say that Elmwood school fully- maintained the high standards of other years. Charming Romance It is one of the tributes to the genius of Jane Austen, the daughter of an eighteenth century rector, that the charming romances which came from her pen are amongst the treasurers of the English language. So long as that language is spoken, we suppose, they, and most of all " ' Pride and Prejudice " will live and preserve their charm for many generations to come. Steventon rectory is a shrine of English literature. Helen Jerome ' s dramatization of this classic novel preserves all the attractiveness of the story and is responsible for a renewed in- terest in the works of Jane Au sten by this modern and sophisticated age. It was a deserved stage success and, we fancy, will be just as big a success on the screen. Before the performance last evening, the able head mistress of Elmwood school, Mrs. Clement Buck, had an apology to make to the audience. Perhaps we are wrong in saying it was an apology and call it an explanation but nevertheless it did make one expect that the players might have to be forgiven if they did not measure up to the standards expected of Elmwood girls. Any fears we might have had after Mrs. Buck ' s speech were entirely dispelled from the first moment of the action of the play. It is true that in the preparation for the production, unlocked for events occurred which first of all necessitated a postponement of the date of the presentation and then two days ago prevented Susan Kenny, who was to have played the important role of Mrs. Bennet, from appearing, another girl having to learn the part at a moment ' s notice. So little were the effects of these difficulties apparent they would never have been noticed by the audience had not Mrs. Buck told us of them. Remarkable Feat At the outset we said that two things made the presentation of " Pride and Prejudice " outstanding. One of these was the remark- able feat of Mary McCrimmon in learning and playing the part of Mrs. Bennet, perhaps the heaviest of the whole play, at two days ' notice. Not only was she letter perfect but she threw herself so completely into the role of the rather impossible, fussy, matchmaking mother with such a true perception of its possibilities and insight into the character drawn by Jane Austen that her performance deserves the highest praise. The second thing was the playing of Elizabeth Bennet by Mackie Edwards. It is no exaggeration to say that her perfor- mance of the heroine of the novel was the most sincere and intelligent of any we have seen in all the eleven years we have visited Elmwood School. Any girl in her teens who can act with such sweet authority and assurance, with such charm and understand- ing is a credit not only to herself but to her teachers and her school. She has ability which must not be neglected. Unlike the productions of other years, " Pride and Prejudice " did not have its leading characters played by several girls. As training for the members of the dramatic class, such a plan has its benefits for the girls themselves but sometimes it has been rather hard to orient oneself as different players appeared in successive acts. From the point of view of the audience, last night ' s presentation was therefore more enjoyable. There were defects, of course, but taking the presentation as a whole, the girls did something of which they could indeed be proud. Difficulties Overcome Again we have to congratulate the girls who played masculine roles. This has al- ways been one of the difficulties the young ladies of the school have to surmount. It is hard to make them convincing but again they succeeded. In particular was this true of Frances Bell who played Mr. Bennet and of Mary Paterson as Mr. Darcy, the aloof hero. What was missing, we thought, was the elegant air and manners affected by fashionable gentlemen of the 18th century. If these had been captured there would be very little fault to find at all. Some of the girls did not put sufficient life into their voices or assume that air of all importance when they were relating some tremendous piece of information. Audibility, however, was excellent throughout. Plays Part On Short Notice Betty Massey deserves a special mention for her playing of the haughty Lady Catherine 40 SAMARA de Bourgh. She too learned the part at 24 hours ' notice and, except for one or two hesitations, was realistic. Joan Daniels was the sweet Jane Bennet depicted by Jane Austen and Muriel Inkster, an understanding Mr. Bingley. Nancy Shaw did very well as the dashing, if scheming, Mr. Wickham. Just because we have not mentioned her until now does not mean that we have for- gotten Joan Somerville ' s playing of the flighty youngest daughter of the Bennets ' , Lydia. She put vitality into her acting and was not unmindful of the humor of the lines. Margaret Gerard too, as the sycophantic and conceited Rev. Mr. Collins, made her every speech and action a delight. We are sorry we have not time nor space to mention individually the rest of the cast. But all did well. Beryl Cadogan played Hill, Beatrice Black, Lady Lucas; Anne Shaw, Charlotte Lucas; Damaris Owen, Amelia; Winifred Cross, Captain Denny; Nancy Bowman, Belinda; Nadine Christie, Amanda; Ogden Blackburn, a young man; Gaye Douglas, Miss Bingley; Norma Wilson, Agatha; Elizabeth Edwards, a young man; Anne Davies, Maggie; Marguerite Kenny, Mrs. Gardiner; Charlotte Toland, Colonel Guy Fitzwilliam; and Barbara Watson, Mrs. Lake. Lighting was good and the settings gave a sense of depth to the small stage. Cos- tumes as usual were excellent. The play was produced under the direction of Miss Miriam Graham, the mistress res- ponsible for the training of the class. Too much credit cannot be given to her for the splendid results of her work. Incidental music was by Myron McTavish, Mus.B., F.C.C.O. and John Gibson, L.N.C.M. Stage managers were Marjorie Woodward, Betty Massey and Joan Goodeve. M. MUMPS Advice to those yet unafflicted Rule-of -thumb: Don ' t be glum. Keep your hands Off your glands. Every lump ' S not a mump. — Blinkie. LIBRARY NOTES THE books presented to the library this year have been many and varied and I know that everyone has appreciated them tremendously. The following goes to prove how much the popularity of the library has increased: from September to Christmas thirty-five books were taken out and since 11 January and the present time one hundred and fifteen books have been taken out. We wish to thank Miss Firth for her valiant assistance in the upkeep of the library, and I should like to add that Miss Firth is cataloguing and numbering every book in the library. This will be of the greatest help and will lighten our task of finding lost books immensly. The library is well eguipped, although more books on Art and Drama would be most gratefully received. We have received the following new books this year: " A Treasury of Art Master Pieces from the Renaissance to the Present Day ' Edited by Thomas Craven. " Disraeli " by Andre Maurois. " The Scent of Water " by Susan Buchan. " Inside Europe " by John Gunther. We should like to thank Miss Neal very much for her gift of the following books: " Adam ' s Brud " — " Messer Marco Polo " by Don Byrne. " Stories from the Operas " by Gladys David- son. " Travellers Library " compiled and with notes by W. Somerset Maugham. " Woods Natural History " by Reverend J. G. Wood. The Library Staff: Charlotte Toland Joan Daniels Joan Somerville Nancy Shaw Mary McCrimmon. Excerpt from the Samara of 1926 The school started with only four pupils, but the numbers steadily increased. The first year was enlivened by an exciting fire in the kitchen, which was seen by the mem- bers of a neighbouring college. They gal- lantly rushed to the scene and greatly as- sisted by throwing the contents of Mrs. Philpot ' s wardrobe out of an upper window. SAMARA 41 Kf)t Smiov Section POPPET GREEN JACKET IT was a bright summer ' s day, and under- neath a smart new toadstool with its shining orange roof, sat a Uttle man, This Uttle man was sitting on his door step leading into his house. It was a toadstool house. Now no one reading this story, would quite know what I meant. Well, do you see, this little man was not like us. No! he was a little wee man. This little man lived all alone in a toadstool. Toadstool! toadstool, TOADSTOOL, toadstool! Toad- stool! ! doesn ' t a Toadstool House sound funny? Well, this little man lived in one, and he was sitting on his door step smoking a pipe which was really a dandelion stem with the flower part picked off. Well, he was Thinking, he was thinking that soon his lovely shiny orange roof would be spoilt, with all the snow, rain, etc. " Whoo-oo, " he sighed, as Mr. John Caterpillar went by on his clover-wheel bicycle. He turned to look at Poppet Green Jacket, as was the little man ' s name. ' ' Where are you going? " cried Poppet Green Jacket. ' T am going to see about a new home, for the winter, " ' ' Oh! " cried the little man, " Can I come with you? " " Oh, yes! " cried Mr. John Caterpillar, " Climb on " . So Pop- pet Green Jacket climbed on behind Johnny, and off they went. " There ' s a good house for me and you! " shouted Poppet Green Jacket. " No! " shouted John Caterpillar, " I want that house for myself. " " You do, do you?. Well, I ' ll have it all to MYself! " " Ho! no, you won ' t! " shouted Mr. John Caterpillar, " I will so! " " You will not! " " I will so! " " You will not! " The noise got so terrific that all the little animals on the road- way came out of their houses to see what all the noise was about. " Well, " said Mr. John Caterpillar, " So I am having this house " . As he swung himself and his bicycle and Poppet Green Jacket up beside a big tree, and began to dig his way down to the roots of the tree, and he made a sweet little house and lived happily ever after. " Now, " said Poppet Green Jacket, " I will take Johnny ' s bicycle (I guess he won ' t use it any more) and I will go and look for a nice (new!) house. " So off he went and he whistled as he went! bump! — bump! — bump — " There is a sweet! little house for me. " He got off (his!) bicycle and (he thought he could have the bicycle for his very very own) he knocked at the door once or twice, and no one answered so he went in. It was a sweet little house. That is all I know about the little old man. Poppet Green Jacket but we think he lived happily ever after. — Rosemary Mackeen. A DAFFODIL THE daffodil is our school flower. This is the story of one of them. I started life as a little browrn bulb I was in a shop with many of my friends, when a gardener came and said, " I would like to have some daffodil bulbs, please, and nice ones too. " Then I and some of my friends were put into a bag. We were wondering what was going to happen to us, and a friend of mine shouted, " I think I know where you are going. " " Oh, do you? Tell us quickly, " cried all the others. " Well, I ' ve found a hole in the bag — look! see outside. " All of them (including my- self) peeped at once, and saw that they were in a garden. Not only that, but the gar- dener was talking to a lady and saying, " I have bought a dozen daffodil bulbs as you said, madame, and I will plant them to- morrow morning. " In the morning after he had finished his breakfast, he came and picked us up gently one by one (still whistling) and placed us in the sott warm earth that he had prepared. When the winter came, the gardener put leaves over us like blankets, and the snow made a lovely white eiderdown to keep us warm. One day I did not feel sleepy any more, so I pushed up and up and up, till I saw the daylight, and felt the nice warm sun. I grew and grew until I had a pretty green dress. 42 SAMARA Finally I found that I had a dear little bud wrapped tightly in a brown sheath to keep it warm. When this burst a lovely yellow daffodil appeared and raised its head to the sunshine. One morning a little girl came along with the lady and said, " Oh, Mummy, what pretty daffodils! May I pick some of them? " ' Tes, dear, you may, " replied the lady. The girl came and picked my flower and five others and took them into the house. After this I soon began to feel sleepy again; my leaves died down and I started to look forward to my winter nap again. I hope that next year I shall have another beauti- ful yellow daffodil for the little girl and her mother. — Ayako Tomii. THE RANCH OF PONIES IT was dawn on the ranch as the children crept out to saddle their ponies. When they got down to the roughly built barn and one of the children who was Tony saw that his grey pony was gone, at once he saw the door left ajar. He then realized that last night he thought it was all right to leave it unlocked and a bit open because it was very hot, but how his pony was gone, and probably stolen. As soon as he had got over the awful thought he asked to borrow his brother ' s horse who was very fast. Tony started off at a fast canter along the rough turf, when he went a few miles he came to some soft turf which was rather wet, and, left some foot-prints, and he got off to examine them. To his great joy he found the foot-prints of his pony Sancho. He knev them because when he was young he got scared at a rattle-snake that rattled in front of him and when he was going at a gallop he jammed his left forfoot out in front of him, and cut it on a sharp gueer shaped stone. It left the mark even after and that is the only way Tony could have told his foot- print. Tony got on again and trotted ahead. When he had gone for about five hours he saw, down in a valley, ten or twenty cow ponies, and at the head of them was a grey pony eating nervously. It was Sancho that was eating nervously. Tony was ter- ribly happy. If only he could capture him! He thought he would wait till night. " But " he thought, " where is the man? " Again he looked around, and then out of one of the thick gorse bushes, half hidden by an out jutting rock came smoke. At once Tony thought it was the man who stole his horse and as he looked at the other horses he recognized then to be some of his fathers. How surprised he was. Tony waited until night and in the meantime he hunted in the saddle bags for the food and oats he put into them. He gave the oats to the horse he was riding, and saved a bit for Sancho, and he ate a bit of food himself. Tony crept out of the hiding place when the moon was hidden behind a cloud, and slipped down the side of the valley which took him about ten minutes, but the moon was not even a guarter of the way across the cloud, because h e could just see a glimmer slowly passing. At the bottom he crept over to tiie place where the man was asleep. Quick as lightning he sprang on him with a rope and then grabbed his gun. The man woke up and was scared stiff, because he thought it was the sheriff or someone like that, but when he saw by the light of the moon, (it was passed the cloud by now) it was only a boy of about twelve, he wasn ' t so scared. He reached for his gun, but he couldn ' t get at it because he was tied and it wasn ' t there any way. Tony told the man to get up. Doing so he was walked over to a tree and there he was tied up. Sancho at hearing his Master ' s voice whinned and stamped. Soon Tony had all the horses untied from the rope corral and galloped them home, it took two days, when he get home his mother and father and sister and brother were over joyed to see him safe and sound. The sheriff was riding across the country and saw the bad man whose real name nobody knows but his nicknames were Slippery Jim, Ugly Horn. Tony was offer- ed a reward but he would not take it. The other horses were given back. Ugly Horn was wanted for three robberies, two murders and five times for stealing horses. — Jane Viets. SAMARA 43 KIDNAPPED IT was dawn on the ranch as the children crept out to saddle their ponies. The sun was coming out from behind the hills. It was the start of a beautiful day. Betty and Tony, the twins, had got up for an im- portant reason. Their little brother had been kidnapped. Only yesterday he had been playing by the house, when, a man came galloping past, and, before you could say, " Jack Robinson, " he swept the boy off his feet and, putting him in front of the saddle galloped off. Their mother was in the state of a nervous breakdown and already their father and some men had gone to search the neighbourhood. Although the twins were only eleven they thought they might help. The night before they told their mother they were going on a picnic. At first, as you might well expect she would not let them go, but, with a lot of persuasion she finally allowed them. But, she made them promise on their word of honour not to go more than about three miles away from home. Tony and Betty had been born on the ranch and lived there all their life so they were excellent riders. A few days ago a strange man came and asked where their father was. Soon he came out very angry and swearing under his breath. They asked their father what the man wanted and was told them the man wanted the ranch and when he was told he could not have it he stamped out. The twins believed that the same man had taken their brother in revenge. All that morning they asked everyone they saw if they had seen the man. They had spent nearly all the morning and had had no luck. They came to the last ranch which had been deserted for years and looked as if a cyclone had struck it. It was old and battered down. Betty and Tony pushed open the creaky door and went in. Just as they were going to search they heard someone crying, they were very startled. Suddenly Tony gave a cry, he had been looking for his torch when stepping backwards he had fallen down some rough wooden steps and landed unhurt but very suprised. Then he heard the crying close to him and switching on his torch foi:i,nd their little brother bound hand and foot! Later when their brother was safe at home, their father said laughingly, ' Tou are quite detectives for finding Jack. You deserve a cheer " , and everyone joined in " Hip hip hurray! " — M. Peters. A LITTLE LONELY HOUSE THE little house looked lonely that evening, and as though it was waiting for a friend. Every night fairies came and had feasts in it, but they hadn ' t come that night and it was getting very late. The little house was very worried. At midnight they usually came, but now it was about one o ' clock. The house asked himself, " Oh dear I hope nothing has happen to them, but the fairy queen has a magic spell that will not let anything happen to any of them! " Then he sighed and fell asleep. When he woke up, he heard lovely fairy music and fairies were dancing round the queen, and others, playing games. " Wake up, you lazy house, you ' ve been asleep so long, we want to know if we can come in, and have another feast? " said the beautiful fairy queen. " Oh! I am sorry your majesty, but I just fell asleep, you may come in when ever you like, " he said in a very low voice. " Come on, my fairies, he is awake. " She said, " Now hurry up, we haven ' t got much time you know. " So they marched in and sat down around a great big table, in a great big hall. They ate till they were full, and then danced again and enjoyed themselves. But the sun was coming up now and the fairies knew they had to go. The fairy queen said, " Goodbye little house, and thank you for letting us have such a nice time, " and she waved goodbyes, there was a chorus of little , " Goodbye, " from the other fairies. The old house was very happy and con- tented now. The End — Ann Murray. 44 SAMARA MR. SQUIRREL MR. Squirrel had on a new fur jacket which made him feel very proud and puffy. He went around hopping and trying to show off. But! as he was jumping he fell right into a BIG! BIG! slimy spot and spoilt all his lovely jacket. He went home and took it off. He thought he could wash it but he could not. He went every where to see if he could get it cleaned but he could not get anywhere. As soon as he had gone about a mile he seemed to be back at his own home again and so he was very angry about that. He FLEW! up in a rage and came down with a BANG! ran us into his room and put on the old jacket that he hated and flew! down! stairs! He bumped his head on the ceiling and, well, he hurt his head pretty much and felt rather sick, so, he went up to bed. Soon he got well again, but! still! he was angry about that fur jacket of his. But dared not to fly up in a rage again. O! no, for he had been taught not to do that. That night after Mr. Sguirrel got better he was asked out to a Mr. Bunny ' s. Mr. Squirrel had meant to wear his fur jacket so he said he could not go. But after he got his fur jacket cleaned and was so glad he went to balls and dinner parties and was so happy, but! for his fur jacket he never! thought himself proud or puffy again, so he lived a happy life ever after. The End — M. Mackeen. SPRING THE weather is changing and that means spring. It means that the birds come back, flowers bloom, the trees make buds and get fresh leaves so green. The robins wake you early in the morning. The tips of the new green grass show on the fresh soil that the gardener has just put there. The little stream gets so high that it bubbles and gurgles over its sides; then the old frogs and young ones come out and jump and swim in it, and tell their winter dreams when they talk to each other. The sun shines hot on your back while it helps the young new plants come up. The squirrels come out from their winter homes and look for fresh food to eat. The pussy-willows poke their furry heads out to say " Hello " , the catkins on the trees come out and then the leaves. We went out into the country, and oh, what a beautiful spring smell — the new soil, the plants, the crocuses and blue-eyed grass and the birds help to make it spring, and these are the birds we saw out there. Robins, red-winged blackbirds, sparrows, crows, meadow-larks, and the small tits. It was so lovely and everyone wished they didn ' t have to go home, but that never could happen. — Ann Murray. CASTLES IN THE AIR The clouds stand like castles in the sky, Racing through space Like some connection or some tie To this place. Like new lambs fleece In blue green fields Amid the peace Which summer yields. And on the cool grass, So happy I lie, Watching them pass So far, so nigh. — Diana Gill, Fry House. Form IVB. SEA SCAPE I love to see the sea lashing With vigorous beats on the shore, The foam of the waves And the echoing thunder Its beautiful color With large sea gulls soaring And fanning their wings in the spray. — Ruth Osler, Nightingale. Form IVB. SAMARA 45 " BROWN MARE " THE ears of " Brown Mare " and " Judy " pricked foreward and heard the field-gate creak as two men walked through it and into the field. " Brown Mare " knew one of the men but the other was a total stranger. The two men halted close to the horses and " Brown Mare " moved slowly forward to take the expected sugar, then she stopped with neck outstretched, and sensed that something was wrong. The stranger then walked up slowly to " Brown Mare, " and looked the mare over with an appraising eye, taking in her fine head, deep chest, and her strong, slim legs. He was very pleased with " Brown Mare, " and said to her master. " Hov much is she? " " I ' ll hate to lose her but I ' ll give her to you for Five hundred dollars, - she ' s a thoroughbred you know, and so is " Judy, " her foal. " After the two men had talked for a while about " Brown Mare, " they walked back to the farm house from which they had come, to get supper and to get oats, hay, and water for the horses. Late that night the gate at the end of the field creaked. " Brown Mare " pricked her ears and looked towards the gate, but instead of seeing her beloved master, " Brown Mare " saw, instead, her old master, who, was one of the most cruel men that ever handled a horse. He was a short stout man and had a very red face. The man walked up to " Brown Mare " and grabbed her by the halter and said to her in a rough voice. " Well, my beauty, I have found you again, and now I ' m going to take you back with me to my stables in the next village which is five miles from here. Come on. " Then he lashed " Brown Mare " over the hind guarters with a long hunting whip. " Brown Mare " hung back, then she let out a piercing whinny as the whip cut deep into her flesh. Then she fought more desperately to get free from this menace to horses and also to stay with her foal. Soon " Brown Mare " trampled on the man ' s foot and he went home hopping on one leg and groaning, while " Brown Mare " limped up to " Judy " and muzzled the small, fuzzy, animal. The next morni ng when the farmer came to see his horses, he found that " Brown Mare " was limping and had two deep gashes on her hind guarters. So he took her into the barn and washed out her cuts and put salve on them. In a few weeks " Brown Mare ' s " cuts were all healed, and she and " Judy " played to- gether in the fields and were never bothered by " Brown Mare ' s " cuel master, who, be- cause he was caught whipping and lashing horses for nothing but cruelty, had to pay a heavy fine and was put in jail. Then the stranger that was going to buy " Brown Mare " decided not to because he knew that the farmer loved his horse too much to accept money for her. — Barbara J. Soper Nightingale. Age 12 Form III. APRIL April is a lovely time; All things are bright and gay. The bluebirds and the robins, Have all come back to stay. The days are getting longer, For spring is in the air; The sun is getting stronger, And everything is fair. The Daffodils are peeking Above the dampened ground. Where they have slept all winter So snug and warm and sound. — P. Sherwood, Keller. Form IVB. KINDNESS A little thought, a little deed, A kindly little word. May make this world a better place, Althotigh it sounds absurd. A kindly look, a smiling face, A thoughtful little deed. Though it may take your precious time It may fill someone ' s need. —Ruth Osler, Nightingale. Age 12 Form IVB. 46 SAMARA THE STORY OF A LITTLE ELF IT was a bright summer ' s day, and under- neath a smart new toadstool with its shining orange roof sat a httle elf. He had on a green jacket and red trousers with little pointed shoes, and a little orange cap. His name was Nutkin, he had a friend called Shirtkin. Sometimes Shirtkin and Nutkin go out for walks together. They take their lunch with them. Then after they come home, they have their supper and then go to bed. But they have their exercise to do. They are having their breakfast now, but Nutkin says, " T want some more milk, " The servant says, " There is no more Nutkin, " Nutkin says, " What do you think of that, Shirtkin. " " I do not like it Nutkin, Why didn ' t you get any Yesterday? " " I did not have time, you goof. " " You dope " " You You. " The End — A. Maynard. IVB FORM NOTES In songs Janet Edwards. " Small Fry " Diana Gill. " Scatter Brain " Jean Stewart. " Reaching To The Clouds " Jean Bryson. " Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair " Pat Archdale. " Careless " Ruth Osier. " Faithful Forever " Penny Sherwood. " Pennies From Heaven " Ann Goodeve. " Soldier Boy " Jessie Gilmour. " Baby Me " Paula Peters. " I Didn ' t Know What Time It Was " Joan Gillies. " Goody Good Bye " Miss Firth. " An Apple For the Teacher " ■ — Diana Gill, Fry House. Form IVB. A PRAYER FOR PEACE Oh God, the gracious father of us all, Who looks upon our shameful war torn world, Please let these Battles, deaths, and blood- sheds cease And bid thy blessed flag of peace unfurl. —Ruth Osler, Age 12 Nightingale House. THE REAPER The reaper ' s task from day to day, Does not give much time for play In the fields from early morn. Light finds him always tired and worn. Is he discouraged? No, not he. He ' s much too wise as you shall see. Whistling and singing he works, There is never a task he ever shirks. By his example we should see It pays to be a busy bee. — Jessie Gilmour, Keller House. Form IVB. THE REFUGEE CHILD Away from Mother, Away from Home, Out of my country, And all alone. No old playmates, And no old toys. Only new playmates And new girls and boys. No large buildings. And no dirty street, Only a cottage Where everything ' s neat. I ' m just sitting here, And longing for home, This country ' s so big. And I ' m so alone. — R. OSLER, Age 12 Nightingale. ERSKINE Erskine is a silly pup, He ' s never learned to sit up, He loves to go for walks. But when he ' s out, he sits and balks. And when it comes to food. He ' s really very, very, rude. He leaves his food upon his plate. And eats the cat ' s at an awful rate. — Anne Goodeve, Fry House. Form IVB. SAMARA 47 48 SAMARA SAMARA 49 50 SAMARA SCHOOL DIRECTORY Mrs C H Buck Eln wood, Rockcliffe, Ottawa. Residence: 231 Buena Vista Road, Rockcliffe, Ottawa THE STAFF Miss Betty Adams — 68 Fairmont Avenue, Ottawa. Miss E. M. Edgar — Harriston, Ontario. Miss G. Z. Estrup — 59 Yates Street, St. Catharines, Ontario Miss A. I. Firth— 305 Main Street West, North Bay, Ontario Miss M. Graham — Elmwood, Rockcliffe, Ottawa Miss E. Hamilton — 70 Crescent Road, Toronto, Ontario Mile. Y. Juge — Elmwood, Rockcliffe, Ottawa Miss E. M. Mills— 308 Clemow Avenue, Ottawa Miss H. M. May — 218 MacLaren Street, Ottawa Miss A. McLean — Elmwood, Rockcliffe, Ottawa Myron McTavish, Esq. — 45 Tyndall Street, Ottawa Miss K. A. Neal — 24 Manor Way, Beckenham, Kent, England Miss G. Russel — 641 Argyle Avenue, Westmount, P.Q. Miss Betty Snell — 650 Rideau Crescent, Ottawa Miss D. C. Tipple— 660 Gilmour Street, Ottawa THE NURSERY SCHOOL Archdale, Dominic Edward Wolseley — Ashbury House, Rockcliffe Bleakney, David George Boville — 550 Fairview Road, Rockcliffe Chapman, Susan Weldon — 152 Cochrane Street, Rockcliffe Charleson, Barbara — 15 Belvedere Crescent, Ottawa English, Ann Dufor — 270 Park Road, Rockcliffe Gordon, Michael Huntley — 241 Hillcrest Road, Rockcliffe Hardy, Arthur Max — 359 Buena Vista Road, Rockcliffe Irvin, Joseph Sedley — 431 Roxborough Road, Rockcliffe Maclaren, Margaret Jean — 117 Howick Street, Rockcliffe Macey, Cynthia Jane — 110 Russell Road, Ottawa Mann, Michael Andrew — Balmoral Apts., Balmoral Ave., Toronto Mansur, David Michael — 161 Carleton Road, Rockcliffe Matthews, Wilmot Leslie — Aylmer Road, Hull, P.Q. Maynard, Joan Alison — 382 Mariposa Avenue, Rockcliffe Rhodes, Edgar Nelson — 118 Acacia Avenue, Rockcliffe Stone, Ellen Alexandra — Roxborough Apts., Ottawa Thomas, Shirley Laura — 140 Howick Street, Rockcliffe Watson, Gurney — 17 Belvedere Crescent, Ottawa SAMARA 51 Allen, Elizabeth Frances — 290 Mariposa Avenue, Rockcliffe. Archdale, Patricia June Helen — Ashbury House, Rockcliffe. Archdale, Elizabeth Russel — Ashbury House, Rockcliffe. Aylen, Priscilla — 91 Cartier Street, Ottawa. Bell, Frances Caroline Louise — 103 Howick Street, Rockcliffe. Black, Beatrice Elizabeth — P.O. Box 246, Buckingham, P.Q. Blackburn, Alice Frances Ogden — Blackburn House, Box 232, Ottawa. Blackburn, Mary Lennox — Blackburn House, Box 232, Ottawa. Booth, Pamela — The Roxborough, Laurier Avenue, Ottawa. Bowman, Nancy Ann Elizabeth Haddon — 446 Cloverdale Avenue, Rockcliffe. Bronson, Margaret W. — Waterstone, Rockcliffe. Bryson, Jeanne — 345 Stewart Street, Ottawa. Buckman, Helen Jean — 164 Gilmour Street, Ottawa. Cadogan, Beryl — 43 Grosvenor Place, Jesmond, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Caldwell, Katherine Elizabeth — 615 King Street, Prescott, Ont. Christie, Nadine — 101 Admiral Road, Toronto, Ontario. Creighton, Catherine Joan— 325 Stewart Street, Ottawa. Croil, Ann Arnold— 81 Buena Vista Road, Rockcliffe. Cross, Winifred Marion — Gleneagles Apts., Apt. D. 52, 3940 Cotedes NeigesRd., Montreal. Daniels, Margery Joan — 3250 Cedar Avenue, Westmount. Davies, Ann Constance — 900 Maclaren Street, Ottawa. Davis, Diana — Mariposa Road, Rockcliffe. Davis, Dorothy Louise — 170 Laurier Avenue, Ottawa. De Marbois, Natalie Theresa — 31 Butternut Terrace, Ottawa. Douglas, Gaye — 226 MacLaren Street, Ottawa. Dubois, Aline — 46 Daly Avenue, Ottawa. Edwards, Mary Maxwell — 55 MacKay Street, Ottawa. Edwards, Elizabeth Gordon — 55 MacKay Street, Ottawa. Edwards, Janet Cameron — 55 MacKay Street, Ottawa. Gerard, Margaret Ann — 49 McKinnon Road, Rockcliffe. Gill, Diana Thistle— 190 Somerset Street, Ottawa. Gillies, Joan Margot — The Roxborough, Laurier Avenue, Ottawa. Gilmour, Jessie Louise — 240 Charlotte Street, Ottawa. Goodeve, Joan Enid — 40 Balckburn Avenue, Ottawa. Goodeve, Elizabeth Anne — 40 Blackburn Avenue, Ottawa. Hadley, Andrea Katherine— 28 Alymer Road, Hull, P.Q. Inkster, Muriel Fairbanks — 18 Rideau Terrace, Ottawa. Jackson, Leslie Ann — 316 Acacia Avenue, Rockcliffe. Kenney, Marguerite Judith — 143 Sherwood Drive, Ottawa. Kenny, Susan Ann — Buckingham, P.Q. Key, Marjorie- 280 Park Road, Rockcliffe. King, Vivienne Margaret — 352 Stewart Street, Ottawa. 52 SAMARA Lambert, Lois — 240 Coltrin Road, Rockcliffe. McCarter, Sarah Jane Thackray — 64 MacLaren Street, Ottawa. McCrimmon, Mary Isobel — Ave. Visconde de Albuquerque, 189 Rio de Janeiro. MacKeen, Rosemary Ann — Aylmer Road, Hull, P.Q. MacKeen, Marjorie — Alymer Road, Hull, P.Q. Maclaren, Margaret Hodgson — 224 Buena Vista Road, Rockcliffe. Maclaren, Ann Carol — 224 Buena Vista Road, Rockcliffe. Mann, Florence Shirley — Balmoral Apts. Apt. 405, Balmoral Avenue, Toronto. Ont, Massey, Elizabeth Caroline — 34 Alexandra Wood, Toronto, Ont. | Maynard, Mary Ann — 382 Mariposa Avenue, Rockcliffe. I Morphy, Betty — Fernbank, Rockcliffe. I Murray, Margaret Ann Gladstone — 408 Buena Vista Road, Rockcliffe. Nesbitt, Judith Edith Merritt— 44 Rockcliffe Way, Rockcliffe. Osier, Mary Kate— 303 Stewart Street, Ottawa. Osier, Kathleen Ruth — 303 Stewart Street, Ottawa. Owen, Damaris Enid Hendrie — 3467 Ontario Avenue, Montreal, P.Q. Paterson, Mary — 275 MacLaren Street, Ottawa. Paterson, Elizabeth MacBride Kerr — 275 MacLaren Street, Ottawa. Peters, Paula Jane — Lindenelm, Rockcliffe. I Peters, Margot Carol — Lindenelm, Rockcliffe. Powell, Ann Murray— 290 Coltrin Road, Rockcliffe. Roseveare, Janet Mary — 456 Buena Vista, Rockcliffe. Shaw, Anne Gordon — Deschenes Farm, Eardley Road, Aylmer, P.Q. Shaw, Nancy Marie — ' " Gladacres " , Chester Springs, P. A., U.S.A. Sherwood, Penelope Rush — 50 Delaware Avenue, Ottawa. Sims, Cynthia Mary Evelyn — 46 Marlborough Avenue, Ottawa. ' Somerville, Joan — 631 Carleton Avenue, Westmount, P.Q. Soper, Barbara Joan — Marchmont, Coltrin Road, Rockcliffe. Stewart, Jean Elizabeth Lumsden — 42 Stanley Avenue, Ottawa. Thomson, Joan Elizabeth — 100 Lisgar Road, Ottawa. Toland, Charlotte Ruth— Cedar Run Farm, Malvern, R.D.I., Penn., U.S.A. Tomii, Ayako — 192 Daly Avenue, Ottawa. Viets, Elizabeth Jane — 641 Acacia Avenue, Rockcliffe. Wallace, Sarah Elizabeth Gwendoline — 153 Acacia Avenue, Rockcliffe. Warner, Diana — " The Lexington, " Continental Avenue, Forest Hills, Long Island, N.Y., U.S.A. Watson, Barbara— 333 Manor Road, Rockcliffe. Wilson, Diana Mary — East Augus, Quebec. Wilson, Norma — The Manor House, Rockcliffe. Woodward, Marjorie — 15 Beverley Gardens, Cullercoats, Northumberland. Wurtle, Mary Tryphena — 116 Howick Street, Rockcliffe. Yamazi, Hiroko— 448 Daly Avenue, Ottawa. SAMARA 53 CECIL BETHUNE ALFRED C. BETHUNE DEWAR 6P BETHUNE Insurance 304 OTTAWA ELECTRIC BUILDING Telephone 2-9409 54 SAMARA THORBURN ABBOTT LIMITED BOOKSELLERS and STATIONERS Waterman and Sheaffer ' s Fountain Pens 115 SPARKS STREET - OTTAWA SAMARA 55 FRIGIDAIRE Refrigerators and Ranges, Radios, Fine Furniture, Pianos CONNOR WASHERS Gurney Ranges, Even-Heat Blowers, Victor Records, Public Address Systems ORME LIMITED ' " - sparks street Keep Youthful with Milk The PRODUCERS DAIRY LTD. J. FREEDMAN SON Limited Wholesale Grocers and Produce Merchants ESTABLISHED 1891 43 GEORGE STREET OTTAWA, ONTARIO 56 SAMARA Compliments of an Interested Oganization ART SUPPLIES FOR THE ARTIST and STUDENT Oil and Water Colors, both for the Artist and Student, as well as Brushes, Easels, Palettes, Palette Knives, Charcoal and Art Papers of all kinds, Canvas, Stret- chers, and other Art Material too numerous to list here. THE ONTARIO HUGHES OWENS CO. 527 Sussex Street OTTAWA Telephone 3-8461 W. F. JONES President Comfjliments of C. H. McCreery GROCER ★ 40 CREIGHTON STREET OTTAWA Established nearly half a Century Dial 2-5874 204 BANK STREET FRANK JARMAN Limited F. W. HILLS, Manager OTTAWA, ONTARIO ★ Cleaning, Varnishing, Restoring Oil Paintings, Old Engravings and Prints, Etc., Pictures, Picture Framing, Artists ' Materials and Supplies LAPOINTE FISH COMPANY Wholesale and Retail Dealers FISH - GAME - POULTRY Phone 3-9309 BY WARD MARKET OTTAWA JAS. F. CUNNINGHAM, F.C.A. CAN., C.A. G. DE H. CUNNINGHAM, C.A. Cunningham Co- Chartered Accountants Phone 2 0664 210 BOOTH BUILDING 165 SPARKS STREET OTTAWA Compliments of SHELL OIL COMPANY OF CANADA, LIMITED Compliments of OLD GIRLS Olive, Janet and Catrine Wilson Compliments of JAMES HOPE SONS Limited ★ BOOKSELLERS STATIONERS and PRINTERS ★ Phone; 2-2493 AR A 65 FASHIONS thdt will endear your young charms -in captivating frocks for juniors — in fastidious formal fashions — in comfortable, [correct sport attire Shown at the popular rendez-voua , for Ottawa ' s younger set harlex Ogilvy Limiled-? FKITH ' S FLOWERS 200 BEECHWOOD AVENUE PHONE 4-1008 Member of the Florists ' Telegraph Delivery Association Incorporated 66 M Kenneth A. Greene I. Perley-Robertson GREENE ROBERTSON All Lines of Insurance Government and Municipal Bonds Telephone 2-3576 53 METCALFE STREET OTTAWA, Canada J AS. R. Bennie, Manager Compliments of SUTHERLAND PARKINS Prescription Opticians Phone 2 0866 • 113 SPARKS STREET OTTAWA L i The Popular Shop for Gifts McINTOSH WATTS China and Cut Glass SUITABLE for SHOWERS WEDDINGS and ANNIVERSARIES Latest Novelties and Kitchenware Telephone 2-6383 CHINA HALL 245-247 BANK ST., OTTAWA, Can. Calderone, Grieves Co. Phone 3-9303 Night 3-6833 GROCERIES, FRUITS and VEGETABLES ★ CRAIG WEST LIMITED Fancy Baskets a Specialty ★ Florists ★ Phone 2-7358 215 BANK STREET OTTAWA Corner SPRINGFIELD ROAD and RIDEAU TERRACE OTTAWA - - CANADA 66 M Kenneth A. Greene I. Perley-Robertson GREENE ROBERTSON All Lines of Insurance Government and Municipal Bonds Telephone 2-3576 53 METCALFE STREET OTTAWA, Canada J AS. R. Bennie, Manager L G. T. GREEN Decorator 7-0235 750 BANK STREET COLDERAIR Air-Conditioned Ice Refrigerators Ask about our complete Refrigeration Plan Ottawa Artificial Ice Co Ltd. Makers of Germ Proof Ice Phone 3 9317 387 NICHOLAS STREET I


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