Elmwood School - Samara Yearbook (Ottawa, Ontario Canada)

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SAMARA JUNE 1947 " SUCCESS IS NAUGHT; ENDEAVOUR ' S ALL " — Broivning ELMWOOD FROM THE GROUNDS THE LATE HON. THOMAS AHEARN. SAMARA SJj ®l|0maB Alj arn illmonal Wing Last September, Elmwood staff and pupils returned with eager antici- pation to find the new Thomas Ahearn «emorial Wing which had been started aarly last spring approaching coci; pletion. The great ' moving in came in November. Looking at the school as it stands now with the vonderful new wing, equipped with :harming rooms for juniors and with a modern laboratory, it is interest- jing to note the advances made since the school was founded by Mrs. Hamlet . Philpot in a rambling frame and (tucco house thirty-two years ago. Mrs. Philpot, a charming English lady, gave Elmwood the daffodil as its emblem; our colours, green and gold; and established the tradition of " ' Service, fellowship, freedom and fair-play! The Rockcliffe Preparatory School, as it was then called, began with four pupils all under the age of ten; the surround- ings were certainly a marked con- trast to those of today. At that time most of Rockcliffe was part of the Keefer estate; there were cows in the field opposite the school and a swamp behind it. A potato patch 6 SAMARA struggled to survive where Mrs. Buck ' s house now stands, and the whole vicinity was noted for- its mosquitoes. The school survived various mis- chances and handicaps. Two years after it began, a near-by red barn was joined to the house. This served as an Assembly Hall and the upstairs was divided into three class-rooms. People in the class- rooms above were able to see, through various holes in the floor, those in the Hall below; this arrangement, they thought merely unique and they did not complain. In 1919, Mrs. Edward Fauquier and Mrs. Harry Southam purchased the property and presented it as a school; they became its first gov- ernors. When, in 1920, financial difficulties threatened, and Elmwood was in great danger of being closed, Mr. Thomas Ahearn bought all the school furniture and equipment and presented them to the school. Thanks to this generous action, Elnwood was able to continue, and its future was assured. Grateful Elmwoodians realize that our school might not exist today if it were not for the Honourable Thomas Ahearn in whose memory our splendid new wing is named. From 1930 to 1938 he was our helper and friend. A prominent Canadian citizen, Mr. Ahearrt ' s name is widely known as that of the first man in North Arlaerica to say that electric street-cars could be run throughout the winter in Canada, In Ottawa he proved his statement to be t rue . In 1923, a generous gift by the Honourable Cairine Wilson, who be- came a governor that year, enabled the school to make considerable improvements so that the Barn- Assembly Hall became a really fine school building. Further gifts on the part of the governors made poss- ible various extensions and inprove- ments. In 1925, the original build- ing was completely demolished and the present main building erected as a boarding school. In 1929, the Hall was still further improved and en- larged. The climax of this devel- opment came last year when Mrs. Harry Southam and Mr. Frank Ahearn presented tlie school with the Thomas Ahearn Memorial Wing in memory of their father, Elmwood ' s great friend and benefactor. The wing is, indeed, a wonderful gift. Downstairs, the nursery school and kindergarten enjoy many happy hours as the little children work and play busily in the spacious- rooms. These rooms which are attractively coloured and well lighted seem to welcome the children and invite them to be happy. Up- stairs V D is the envied form that has been assigned the cheerful southeast corner room with its wide windows and new freshly-polished desks. Across the hall from this room is the new laboratory. This room, large and airy like the whole new wing, would be a joy to any teacher or pupil, but it can be fully appreciated, perhaps, only by those who in former years have t ried to perform experiments in a THE OLD BUILDING miniature cupboard- 1 ike room with poor lighting and inadequate equip- ment which in comparison with our present accommodation would be like the Black Hole of Calcutta compared with a marble palace. Indeed we often had to carry the experiment out of the room in order to complete it. The new lab possesses seven Bun- sen burners instead of two, seven sinks (providing for twelve workers) instead of one, a fume cabinet where before there was an old chim- ney pipe and lots of coughing, fluorescent lighting instead of one yellow bulb, a quantity of cupboard space and separate cupboards for the equipment of each student. There is also a wonderful microscope presented by Mrs. F. W. White. There is a demonstration desk on a raised platform and behind it a very adequate blackboard. The walls are pale green with matching wood-work. Next term we are prom- ised specially constructed lab- oratory chairs a gift from Mrs. Edward Fauquier; and further science equipment is being provided by a generous gift of the Old Qirls. Altogether it is a lab worthy of a young chemist ' s dream, and we great- ly appreciate its inclusion in the new wing. iJrs. Buck had her moment of triumph when she ushered the departmental inspector into a real lab at last. Elmwood is, indeed, most grate- ful to the donors and very proud of this marvellous gift - The Thomas Ahearn Memorial Wing. 8 SAMARA Two years ago, unrestrained joy burst forth in all the victorious nations of the world as celebrations marked the end of six years of the most destructive war in history. Even yet, the world is struggling to raise her head above the debris. Now, at last, conditions in most parts of the world are slowly re- turning to normal. Last September as we Elmwoodians again donned our green uniforms and embarked on an- other school year, we were made aware of this trend by the more regular conditions prevailing in school life. For one thing, we found ourselves confronted with many new faces; the intermediate and junior ranks particularly are filled almost to capacity. The boarding school, too, has been crowded this year. However, all the new girls quickly fitted themselves into the Elmwood pattern and now can be called true Elmwood- ians. During the war years, our school uniforms were not always everything that could be desired. With the shortage of materials, we had to be satisfied with whatever we could procure. This year, however, almost all the girls are wearing the regu- lation brown Oxford shoes and fawn- coloured blouses with their green tunics. Although we had to wait several months for them, most girls rial have both house and school pins. We are even hoping to have school bla- zers by next September. Also, a very attractive white uniform for special school functions was intro- duced this year. This takes the place of the famous ' white and yellow x ich has been worn by many generations of Elmwood girls on countless festive occasions. This will be very useful, too, as it can be worn outside school as an after- noon dress. These improvements will, we feel, inspire more of that all- in rtant trait school spirit. If one can be proud of the uniform she wears, she can be more proud of what it stands for. Elmwood has always had a tradi- tional leaning toward Dramatic Art. Until 1945, when our talented drama- tics mistress, Miss Miriam Graham, returned to England, we presented an annual senior play. Now this practice has been changed somewhat. It is becoming a yearly custom and a very good one, too, in our opinion to present a play in co- operation with Ashbury College. Although, in most aspects we are returning to peace-time customs, one war-time tradition has been re- tained. Believing that the proceeds from our Christmas bazaars have done some good in the past, we organized ourselves and held ' tea and enter- tainment ' this year. Parents and (Continued on Page 31) Junior Badminton Team Senior Badminton Team SAMARA 11 Fry House Notes 1945 - 1946 and 1946 • 1947 In September, 194 5, we welcomed in- o Fry House many new members both eniors and juniors, and one member f the staff, Miss Harries. At Christmas, Fry was lucky enough o win both the • ' clothes drive ind the House Collections. Our play ' The Little Red School House ' )Ut here the other houses had the )etter of us. Our other achieve- ments have been the winning of the enior badminton cup and also, last jut not least, the House Shield, iwarded to the House with the most tars. This was won by Fry the second year running. In September, 1946, Fry started out vith 22 members; we lost five during the year, but finished up with 29 in June. We were very sorry to lose Luciana Kershaw-Casati and also Flor- ence Gherardi when she returned to Jew York; also Eugenia Castelblanco who returned to her home in Chile and Mary Pa tteson and Henrietta Scott both of whom went back to England. We were very glad to receive these new members during the year: Judy Hargreaves and Margaret Howard of Ottawa, and Judy McCulloch return- ing to Elmwood after a year and a half in New Zealand. We also wel- comed one new staff member - Miss MacLelland. In the House play competition at Christmas, Fry won by presenting ' ' Thirty Minutes in a Street but unfortunately we lost out to Keller and Nightingale in the cloth- ing collections. HOUSE MEMBERS 1945 1946 Head of tbuse Margot Peters Head Girl Janet Caldwell House Senior Barbara Christmas Monitors Carol Maclaren Mary Patteson Sports Captain Margot Peters Vice Sports Captain Ann Edwards Martha Bate, June Bingjiam, Dsra Borja Persis Brunet, Eugenia Castelblanco, Helen Claxton, Ann Edwards, Florence Gherardi, Marianna Greene, Sandra James Luciana Kershaw-Casati, Millicent Struthers, Luella Wills. Staff: Miss Chappell, Miss Dixon, Miss MacAskill, Miss Harries. TEAMS 1945 - 1946 aSMCR BASKEIBALL Janet Caldwell Margot Peters Dora Borja Florence Gherardi Mary Patteson Carol Maclaren centre forward centre guard forward forward guard guard JUNIOR BASKEIBAIX Luella Wills centre forward Ann Edwards centre guard Martha Bate forward Nferianna Greene forward June Bingham guard Persis Brunet guard SENicR BmamrcN Margot Peters Janet Caldwell Carol Maclaren and Ann Edwards first singles second singles doubles JUNICR BA»,IINrcN Marianna Greene first singles June Bingham second singles Sandra James and dotiDles Persis Brunet HOUSE MEMBERS 1946 - - - 1947 Head of House Margot Peters Head Girl Barbara Christmas House Senior Mary Patteson fvbnitors Louise Williamson Ann Edwards )orts captain Margot Peters Vice Sports captain Ann Edwards (Continued on Page 22) KELLER HOUSE SAMARA 13 Keller House Notes 1945 The members of Keller House ex- tend a warm welcome to Miss MacLean and Mrs.Hahcock and also to all the new girls and juniors who have join- ed our ranks in the past two years. During the school year 1945-1946, we were somewhat handicapped by the small number of senior representa- tives in our House. The same was true this year. Our senior basketball team, in 1945, defeated Nightingale but was in turn beaten by Fry. Unfortunately we also lost the badminton tourna- ment, but we had more luck in the House plays. Our presentation of scenes from " 1066 and All That ' ' obtained first place. We were beaten by Fry and Nightingale in both the House Collection and on Sports ' Day. but we did manage to win the tennis shield. Incidentally it was the fifth year in succession that the name • ' Keller • appeared on that shield. In 1946 , although we were not lucky enough to come first in either the House Plays or the House Collections, we did obtain second place in each. This year.weputon Rose Latulippe " a French Canadian play by E. W.Devlin. In both 1945 and 1946, every member of Keller co-operated to the fullest extent, with the head of the House in plays and collections. At the time of writing, basketball, badminton and tennis have not yet been played off, but we are going to do our, very best. - 1946 and 1946 - 1947 HOUSE MEMBERS 1945 - 1946 Fhrlippa Maclaren Head of House Suzanne Mess Prefect Daphne Wbrtele House Senior Peggy Edwards, Lois White, Mercedei George, Barbara Tobias, Rose Alexander, Betsy Alexandor, Averil Eaton, Shirley Heintzman, Margot Leonard, Mary Jane Mamder, Phyllis Mayburry, Shirley Smith, Joan Toller, Bernice Cowling, Christine Meyj es. Staff: Mademoiselle Juge, Miss Adams, Miss Maclean, Mr. McTavish. TEAMS 1945 - 1946 SENIOR BASKETBALL Centre forward Fhilippa McLaren Centre guard Suzanne Mess Forwards D hne Wurtele Mercedes George Guards Lois White B ggy Edwards JUNIOR BASKETBALL Centre forward Barbara Tobias Centre guard Shirley Heintzman Forwards Margot Leonard Betsy Alexandor Quards Phyllis Mayburry Shirley Smith SENIOR BADMINTON First singles Riilippa McLaren Second singles Mercedes George Doubles Dbphne Wurtele Peggy Edward JUNIOR BADMINTON First singles Margot Leonard Second Singles Shirley Heintzman Dbubles Mary Jane Maunder Betsy Alexandor TENNIS Fhilippa McLaren, Peggy Edwards, Daphne Wurtele, Mercedes George. HOUSE MEMBERS 1946 - 1947 Daphne rtele Ifead of Hause Ffeggy Edwards fanito Barbara Tbbias Monitor Sascha Mavor ?.k)nitor (Continued on Page 22) NIGHTINGALE HOUSE Senior Badminton Team Junior Badminton Team SAMARA 15 Nigktingale House Notes Last year (1945 - 1946), Night- ingale, much to our joy won the sports shield. Also, in spite of stiff opposition, we won the bad- minton cup. By coming second in both House Collections and House plays (our play was T ho Murdered Who) we took second place in stars at the end of the year. This year (1946 - 1947) with a large increase of members, we were able to capture the most stars for our very well- turned-out collection. Our play, The Prince Who Was a Piper, showed that we had some budding actresses. We hope they will carry on the good work in future years. In the bad- minton matches, we were unfortun- ately beaten, but there were some extremely close and interesting games. Although, at Christmas, Nightingale had the most stars, Fry and Keller have been working well, and it looks as if there would be a very close race for first place at the end of the year. HOUSE MEMBERS 1945 - 1946 Head of House - Stephanie Hale Monitors - Wendy Hughson, Angela Chcistensen, Shelagh Nolan. Sports Captain -Elizabeth Patterson Mar got Avery, Nor ah Cameron, Heather Cumyn , Mary Code, Judy Nesbitt, Lexia Clark, Pat Burns, Sally McCarter, Ruth Kilgour, Valerie Wood, Deirdre Collens, Jacqueline Nothnagel. Staff: Miss Harding, Mrs Smith, Miss Jones, Miss MacDonald, Miss Johnston, Miss May, 1945 - 1946 and 1946 - 1947 HOUSE MEMBERS 1946 - 1947 Head of House - Wendy Hughson House Senior - Angela Christensen Monitors - Margaret Maclaren, Eliza- beth Paterson, Deirdre Cbll ns Sports ' Captain Elizabeth Paterson Margaret Sleeth, Leslie Ann Jack- son, Sarah Grant, Jane Hamilton, Bunty Mavor, Jill Hodgkin, Sheila Hughes, Pamela Fulford, Halcyon Bar cant .Alice Out ram, No rah Cameron, Mary " Cbde, Judy Nesbitt, Lexia Grant, Sally McCarter, Ruth Kilgour, Valerie Wood, Jacqueline Nothnagel. Staff: Miss Johnston, Miss Carr, Miss Beckwith, Miss May. TEAIS 1945 - 1946 SENIOR BASKETBALL Angela Christensen, Norah Cameron, E)i«abech Paterson, Wendy Hughson, Stephanie Hale, Shelagh Nolan. JUNIOR BASKETBALL Judy Nesbitt, Ruth laigour, Deirdre Collens, Jacqueline Nothnagel, Heather Cumyn, Sally McCarter. SENIOR BADMINTON Wendy Hughson, Norah Cameron, Angela Christensen, Elizabeth Pat- erson. JUNIOR BADMINTON Judy Nesbitt, Pat Burns, Ruth Kil- gour, Jacqueline Nothmigel. TEAMS 1946 - 1947 SENIOR BADMINTON Wendy Hughson, Stephanie Hale, Angela Chri stensen , Elisabeth Paterson. (Continued on Page 22) 16 SAMARA MAGAZINE STAFF EDITOR ASSISTANT EDITOR ART NOTES BAZAAR NOTES CADET NOTES CLOSING DANCING AND DRAMATICS NOTES EXCHANGES MUSIC NOTES PHOTOGRAPHY SPORTS NOTES TOC H NOTES CONVENOR ADVERTISING COMMITTEE ADVERTISING COMMITTEE MAGAZINE ADVISERS DAPHNE WURTELE ANGELA CHRISTENSEN ANN EDWARDS LOUISE WILLIAMSON MARGOT PETERS DAPHNE WURTELE MARGOT PETERS PEGGY EDWARDS SHIRLEY MANN BARBARA CHRISTMAS ELIZABETH PATERSON DEIRDRE COLLENS WENDY HUGHSON ANGELA CHRISTENSEN PEGGY EDWARDS PAMELA FULFORD BARBARA CHRISTMAS ANN EDWARDS DAPHNE WURTELE MISS CHAPPELL MISS MacASKILL A MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD GIRL I should like to take this opportunity to thank Mrs Buck and the staff for everything they have done to make this such a successful school year. And also, I should like to thank those who have given up so much of their time to make the Boarders ' year a full and happy one. BARBARA CBRISTMAS SAMARA 17 Tragedy Narrowly Averted or Ckeers for Sainf John PROLOGUE We cannot say if this is fact or fiction. But hope you ' ll like our ei gh teen th- century diction THE INCIDENT At first streak of rosy fin gered dawn The nymphs of Elmwood rise up with the gong; They leave their bowers and go to break their fast, A holiday has come their way at last. When famished frames are satisfied again, Out to the glassy mirror sweeps the train,— The mirror, newly freed of fluffy load By toiling swains who care for this abode, And lightly trip the joyful maidens there Like gamboling lambs, who dispossessed of care Prance on the green on sunny, summer days. Expectant of a loving mother ' s praise. Upon this happy train the genial sun Shines from the azure frame to bless the fun. Exuberance overflows, as with great lee They trip so lightly, so fantastically , Each gleaming dagger s blade performs its feat Of %agle, tea-pot, spin and spiral neat. But stay, oh hapless Girl! Beware thy Fate! Prithee be cautious e ' er it is too late. Alas, the gliding nymph, twirling too fast, Unheed ful of a maiden swi r 1 ing past Stumbles amid the wildly clamouring train; Their frames collide upon the gleaming plain. Vainly she clutches air to halt her spin; A knee she rudely bumps, and then a chin. Upon the icy brink she feebly flops And stains the shining white with ruddy drops. Up rush the stalwart cohorts of Saint John And even Mascot Trixie comes along They carry in their hands the linen white To bind up that sad wound, oh luck less sight! Long bandages unroll, and iodine Pour ' d o ' er the wound brings forth a mournful whine. The awe-inspiring Ambulance Brigade Alleviates the anguish of the maid. While mindful of the damsel ' s erstwhile moan One lightly trips inside to telephone, A doctor soon arrives to brin relief. And cheerfully dispels the maiden ' s grief. At last the noon ti de sun draws to a close; The weary nymphs do seek their sweet repose, EPILOGUE So, gentle friends , each day do your good deed. And prove a friend in need ' s a friend indeed. V I UPPER. 18 SAMARA CROSSWORD PUZZLE ACROSS 1«. Our school magazine. 6. The matron ' s pet. 8. A book all girls should read (minus e). 10. United States Marines (abbr.) 11. Our head gir l. 13. Best Island in the West Indies 16. Girl ' s name. 17. It has been raised to five cents 18. For example (abbr. ) 19. ItsmDttois ' Friendship to All " 22 e We hate to find one in our clothes 24. One of our Governors. 25. Also 28. Doctor (abbr. ) 29. At the back of. 31. Old way of spelling old ' ' . 35. Where we meet every morning. 36. Uniformed. 39. A weather condition. 41. Instrument for measuring. 43. Anno Hegirae (abbr. ) 44. Street-car. 45. Yankee soldier. 46. Its motto is. " Fair Play ' ' . 49. Independent Labour Party. 50. French for " water " . 51. Means of travelling (abbr.) 53. Electrical Engineer (abbr. ) 54. Alabama (abbr.) 55. Robert Louis Stevenson. 56. Branch of the American Service. 57. Wednesday afternoon at three- thirty. DOWN 1. Donor of new music room. 2. Nickname for Mary. 3. Authorized version (abbr.) 4. Ouick. 5. An article. 6. Frog- like reptile. 7. A period of time. 12. Give in return. 14. Its motto is. " Not for Our- selves Alone. 15. Our school flower. 18. French for " and " . 20. Royal Academy (abbr. ) 21 « In the northern part of Canada. 23. First thine to do when spoken to by an officer. 25. Perfect. 27. Preposition. 29. Short for British Guiana. 30. His Majesty (abbr. 32. Girl ' s name. 33. An instrument. 34. What we receive when our name is read out three times. 38. Leave undone. 40. The new wing is named for him. 42. Slang for " all right. " 47. Spanish for ' she. ' 48o what we should never break. 52. Fishing pole. 54. Abbreviation for " morning. " Deirdre Col lens V A Nightingaleo 20 SAMARA MUSIC NOTES Thii year there is a great deal to write about in " Music Notes. In the first place, our school musicians are working like mad at their music; and since at least half the school is mad (or pretends to be) about music, Mr. McTavish has had to get a ' ' deputy to take care of the extra inflow. Mrs. Middle ton has come to the rescue - and, believe us, she has both hands full taking care of the younger generation of musicians at Elinwood. The most exciting and most won- derful thing to happen to us this year, in this branch at least, has been the entire remodelling of the old nursery school, ' Open Sesame, into a most artistic music school, containing twin grand pianos. The room has been beautifully decorated, with gay chintzes and many care- fully-chosen colourful paintings; besides these there is a new radio- phonograph - all donated by Mrs. Harry Southam. The phonograph is a ••post-war dream. " Frequently in off hours the strains of a Sibelius symphony or the favourite Chopin • ' Polonaise • can be heaj-jd behind the doors of • ' Open Sesame . In other ••off hours. that is, when Mr. McTavish is not within sight or hearing (luckily) a different type of strain is heard - more easily called a ••strain on the ears. It is the sound of scales, arpeggios and chords. They continue up and down, up and down, as if they never intend to stop. Anyone within hear- ing distance is apt to think of a Model T Ford, rattling along a bumpy road, uttering every now and then, some explosive backfires and ••Beep Beep s. Ah, well, I suppose there is SOME use to it all. When we come to think of it, there are bright spots here and there from the lis- tener s point of view. When the pupil arrives on the scene appro- priately shined and polished, we know that again we are going to hear the determined thumping of an up- and-coming pianist who is going to get through the piece in spite of all difficulties, and who is doing her part in that celebrated event, • •Playing for Mrs. Buck. Our closing words will be that this has been a most important and eventful year in the nusical history of Elmwood. If we are inclined to forget our budding geniuses of the present, we all have confidence in the dream that some day- -who knows? we shall have an Elmwood virtuoso touring the country with encores, cheers and flying colours. Even in the direction of Europe - Someday??? 22 SAMARA FRY HOUSE NOTES (Con ' t from Page 11) Joan Adamson, Persis Brunet, Barbara Campbell, Eugenia Caste Iblanco, Ifelen CI ax ton, Florence Gherardi, Jane Graham, Judy Kargreaves, Margaret Ifoward, Sandra James, iXiciana Kersnaw-Casati, Carol Mac lar en, Shirley Mann, Marion Mackenzie Judy McCLil loch. Panel a Itogers, Henrietta Scott, Mi llicent Struthers, Luella Wills Staff: Miss Chappell, Miss Dixon, Miss MacAskill, Miss MadLelland. TEAMS 1946 - 1947 SENICR B SKEIBALL Carol MacLaren Mar got Peters Judy McQiUoch Ann Edwards Barbara Christmas Shirley Mann centre forward centre guard forward forward guard guard Pamela Rogers Mi llicent Struthers Marion Mackenzie Sandra Janes Joan AdamscHi Helen Claxton JUNICR BASKEIB centre forward centre guard forward forward guard guard SENICR BAMTNICN Judy McQilloch first singles Carol Mac lar en seccwid singles Margot Peters and doubles Atyn Edwards JUNICR BmUNTCN Pamela Rogers first singles Marion Mackenzie second singles Sandra James and doubles Mi llicent Struthers KELLER HOUSE NOTES Lois White, Audrey MacDonald,Shir ley Heintzn»n,Mareot Leonard, Aidrea Hadley, Averil Eaton, Shirley Snith, Phyllis f.5ay- burry,Joan Toller, Betsy Alexandor, Sofia Setton, Mavis Hothersall, Christine ivlayjes Elizabeth Wilscxi, Rose Alexander, Diane Boyd, Helen Miles, Suzette de Wfolf. TEAMS 1946 - 1947 SENICR B KEIBALL Forwards: Lois White, Audrey P cDonald, Margot Leonard. Guards: Pega Edwards, Daphne Wurtele Sascha Mavor. (Con t from Page 13) JUNIOR BASKEIB Forwards: Diane Boyd, Elizabeth Wilson, Suzette De Dfolf. Guards: Helen Miles, Mavis Hothersall Sofia Setton. SENICR BADMCNICN 1st singles: Margot Leonard 2nd singles: Phyllis Mayburry D: ubles: Daphne Wurtele, Rsggy Ed rds JUMCR BAMNICN 1st singles: Mavis Hothersall 2nd singles: Rose Alexander Doubles: Helen Miles, Elizabeth Wilson NIGHTINGALE HOUSE NOTES (Con ' t from Page IS) SENIOR BASKETBALL Angela Christensen, Elizabeth Pater- son, Dei rdre Col lens , Wendy Hughson, Judy Nesbitt, Lexia Clark. JUNIOR BASKETBALL Ruth Kilgour .Bunty Mavor, Jill Hodg- kin, Sarah Grant, Alice Outram, Leslie Ann Jackson. JUNIOR BADMINTON Jill Hodgkin, Alice Outram, Bunty Mavor, Ruth Kilgour. Prefects 1946 1947 BARBARA CHRISTMAS ' V ' hy take life seriously? You ' ll never get out of it alive, ' V e were not sure whether to expect Xnas back at Elmwood this year or not, but liappily, she rejoined our ranks as Head Girl, and she has proved to be a most efficient one. As usual slie will return to Qiester this sunmer -- and coffee-making though we understand she is more proficient at Ix iling water. One of her minor achievements is %he art of sneezing. We are reminded of this frequently as we hear her sneezing anywhere from three to six times in rapid succession. Congratulations, Xnas ! In the middle of the year we were astonished to see her appearance greatly changed by a fringe of hair knov n as bangs. Very becoming, too we might add, though we suspect she copied HilXIE, the natron ' s dog. lier fate for next year is unsettlcvi, but we wish her health and happiness what ever she does. M ARGOT PETER S I love work it fascinates me, T could sit and look at it for hours hours " Marg is once more our able head of Fry lixjse and has now Ijecome one of the exalted members of the ' Perfect s sitting-room. She is more proficient in her favourite task of preparing prefect ' s tea each Friday afternoon. 7 e wish she were as proficient at washing dislies. We are glad to say that that puzzled expression has left her face; she has discovered the loca- tion, of Manchukuo, Rather a long way from Ethiopa, eh Marg? She has far out-distanced us all in one respect -- that of setting up house- keeping. We hope her father survives her ex- periments. Next fall will see Marg leaving the shores of Canada on her way to England. Best of luck, larg. DAPHNE WURTELE • Lau i and the world laughs wi th you ' Dap ' , our little ray of sunshine, is not only our esteemed head of Keller, but also Vice -Sports -Captain of the school. Every after- noon we can find her in the senior class-room, supervising detent ions, quieting the unruly ones with an iron hand. As ' Uaph ' discovered siz- able chunks of her monthly allowance being withheld every time she was late for school, we proudly report a perfect attendance record for the past few months. Keep it up, Daph! This year she is the sole mathematician in VI Upper -- her classmates finding competition against her too keen. Next year will find our Daph brightening the halls of McGill, from where she hopes to graduate in four years with a Bachelor of Science degree. Lots of ludc, — Dopey. • • House Seniors 1946 - 1947 ANGELA CHRISTENSEN E en though vanquished, she could argue still, ' ' Angus is the life and love of •Vim, Vigor and Vitality . Hsr shining face cheers tne poor Juniors every morning as she straightens their ties and tunics and informs the Seniors of their half-hour detentions. Her sports, second to her studies amaze us all in their perfection. We hope the streets of Ottawa will survive Angus driving, as she has just learnt the art of not starting like a kangaroo. Anyway, - Pedestrians, beware! She is one of the two oil painters in the sdiool and is doing extremely well and is showing her talent. Although Angus has been with us seven years, we hope that she will accompany us throi h the struggles of one more year - Senior Matric. WENDY HUGHSON " Where glad innocence reigns ' Beefer is our exceedingly busy head of Nightingale and is certainly doing a wonderful job of It. She shines from zooming down Camp Fortune s hills (lucky hills!), to her power- ful shots in tennis and badminton. During the course of the day you will, no doubt, notice Moe ' or aiother of her pet drawings vidierever you go. Beefer is definitely showing her skill as an artist, as well as a cartoonist. An other characteristic of Wendy is Frankie and by that we don ' t -mean Sinatra, but her car which is a Franklin ' 27. Myhow, we all hope V endy will be back again next year. MARY PATTESON Variety is the spice of life ' Life hasn t been the same for Elmwood since Mary left us at Easter, when she sailed for England. There we hoptf she will take up her duties in her new school as well as she did i here. She amazed us all with her talent for Dramatics and we re sure that Fry will miss 1 her greatly next year. We wonder if Mary is carrying on her foreign policy with as much success as in Ottawa. Her enthusiasm, for history books certainly floored us. Viihether i she fulfills her desire to be a dress- designer or to be an actress or even to model hats in Paris, we all wish her the best of luck and hope to see her socn again. Prefects 1945 - 1946 JANET CALDWELL " There is a garden in her face where roses andvihite lilies grow ' ' , R,Alison, Jan, our capable and active head girl is renowned for her johnny hat, hairbands, coloured pyjamas, curling her hair in socks, big blue eyes, and an angelic countenance which is at times deceiving. Saturday at noon finds her in the Koney Dew with Pip enjoying a ritz, raisin pie with ice cream and black coffee. Her hidden talent is mimicry v hich blossoms forth within the sacred portals of the sitting room; she is also a master of subtlety and diplomacy. Two of her- contributions to the sitting room are " DCG ' and a picture of the sea, at which she spends a period each day gazing with awe and admiration. Although Jan possesses an envi- able personality she can never resist an argu- tn©Rt just for the sake of arguing. When not (Cbntinued on P ge 31 PHILIPPA McLAREN " I ' m No Angel " - Thackeray, Vanity Fair, PHTT.TPPA DC McL REN better known as PIP -- and what we would have done without her is hard to say, not only because she was the means of Prefects ' teas , but she was our only source of news frcxn the outside world. What news! She is noted for varied and profuse nicknames orange bloomers, school -bag, bangs, and a plaid hat. She likes music, salt water, the smell of a cellar and red shoes; dislikes hens, and I Dream of Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair ' ' . Pip, constantly puzzled by school stockings lack of durability is forced to bear a needle and thread to school, and every day between classes finds her frantically mending stockings in an effort to remain respectable. Although she portrayed several characters in the school (Gbntinued on Page 31) SUZANNE MESS The secret of life is in art " , Oscar Wilde Messy is a busy prefect v iose duties run from inspecting the juniors every morning to making out the church list on Sundays. She is the proud possessor of a waspish waist and an acro- batic eye-brow which expresses her opinion with greater clarity and force than mere words. We associate her with two expressions Don ' t be silly ' and ' That ' s not the point ' both of which are supposed to squash us but don ' t ? Sue is well informed on a variety of si±)jects includ- ing the ballet and James Mason career. Sie has little time to enjoy our Prefect teas as she rushes in late from dancing classes to give us a demonstration of her newly learned steps and then dashes, in turn, to a music lesson. Me ssy s clever fingers have made many beautiful dolls (Oontinued on Page 31) House Seniors 1945 - 1946 BARBARA CHRISTMAS " I must go dbwn to the seas again Barbara ' s favourite topic of conversation is Chester, Nova Scotia -versus the world. Her specialties are Karson ' s strawberry ice-cream- sodas and sailing --at Chester. Her great ability was running the fiction library smooth- ly, and her proudest moment came at the end of the year when she reported a prof it- of $12.23. Whenever strains of Clair de Lune ascended from the music room, we were assured that Barb was doing her regular ' two-hour stretch. She was regarded by her success in the senior music ekaoL Best of luck, for the future, Barb. STEPHANIE HALE ' Like a nymph wi th dishevelled hair. ' Steph, our efficient head of Nightingale House, managed to take lessons with three dif- ferent forrns. Consequently we would sometimes see her wandering in and out of VA, Six matric and Six Upper, wondering what class she was supposed to be having and with whora. Her weak- nesses are the art -room cup board during exams and coffee out of hot water bottles. She never failed to fill us with admiration for her amaz- ing new hair- o ' s and could, if she tried, ap- pear with seven different ones in as many days. Wiien asked about her future plans, Steph re- plies, I am going out into the world. ilave fun, Ste|: " i. M ARGOT PETERS " I Love Life Margot was the busy head of Fry this year; incidentally Fry was the house that won the house shield. Nice work, Fry! Ohe of Margot ' s better-known accomplishments is the art of arguing. She had a fondness tor h Ated class- room discussion and at other times the rest of us are often disturbed by lively arguments between Marg and Barb over the virtues of their respective suimer habitations, Portland,Qitario and Chester, Nova Scotia. Though Margot some- times hesitates between the rival attractions of Englaxi and Canada, we hope she will return to Elmwood for Senior Matriculation. DAPHNE WURTELE " Better late than never " Daphne is the fcholattic pride and ioy of Six Matric, and hat realized one of her ambitions by getting firsts in all her junior matric subjects. She showed one of her talents by winning a prize in a nation-wide atomic energy essay contest. Congratulations Daph! Her weakness are aspiring young doctors and tomatoes. Summer finds her down on the farm picking up same - tomatoes, we mean. A usual early morning sight is that of Daph tearing up Buena Vista with coat, flapping, one minute - not before - but after the bell. Next year you ' ll be a senior and you ' ll have to reform Daph! MONITORS I9U6-I9U7 Top Row - Margaret MacLaren. Sasclvi !avor, Ann Edwards, Lcuise Williamson. Front Row - Deirdre Col lens. Elizabeth Paterson, and Pteggy fidwards. WINNERS OF THE PHOTOGRAPHIC CONTEST 5 MONITORS 19 U 5 - I 9 U 6 (L»tt toRiiht) SHELAGH NOLAN, ANGELA CHRISTENSEN MARY PATTESON, CAROL McLAREN. WINNERS OF THE PHOTOGRAPHIC CONTEST (Stt photographs on opposite pttg ) SENIORS FIRST PRIZE (1) SECOND PRIZE (2) INTERMEDIATES FIRST PRIZE (3) SECOND PRIZF (4) LOUISE WILLIAMSON MARGCT PETERS MARGOT LEONARD AVERIL EATON FRY FRY KELLER KELLER JUNIOR (5) LESLIE ANN JACKSON NIGHTINGALE SAMARA 31 EDITORIAL (Continued from Page 8) friendi thronged to the school and, once Again gave us their unfailing support and helped us to make the event a success « We were very pleas- ed • and proud, too, we confess - to be able to haod over to the ' Save the Children Fund the sum of one thousand dollars The staff of Samara feel that we owe our readers an apology for making them wait so long for their magazine. Owing to several printing difficul- ties, it was impossible to print the magazine at all last year. But, feel- ing it was important to have a record of last year, we have endeavoured to combine in this copy of Samara the school reports of both years. This year it is impossible to print Samara in the usual way. We are, therefore, experimenting with a new process of printing. We hope it will meet with the approval of all our readers. In the past we have been given invaluable assistance in printing Samara by Mr. Rowley S. Hooper. Since our last publication, the Photo Gel- atine Engraving Co. has moved from Ottawa to Toronto, and so the time has come to attempt a magazine with- out his help. All former magazine staff members will remember with grateful appreciation the keen in- terest and extremely helpful support that Samara has received over a period of many years from Mr. Hooper. For this we all owe him our most sincere thanks. Grateful thanks are also extended to Miss Chappell and Miss MacAskill for their cooperation and hard work which made this magazine possible. The time is fast approaching when some of us will be closing the door of ElnNvood behind us for the last time as Elmwoodians. But, no matter how far away our various paths of life lead us, Elmwood and all con- nected with her will always hold a cherished spot in our hearts. To those who remain, we say only that we hope you will find as much hap- piness and pride as we have in attending Elmwood. JANET CALCWHELL (Con t from Page 25) chasing mice in her room, she spends a great deal of her time feeling a- round to turn off alarm clocks going off elsewhere, but we understand, Jan senior metric affects people that way Her future is indefinite but Elmwood will feel a great loss with her guid- ing influence removed. The best of luck always, Jan. PHILIFPA McLAl (Con t from Page 25) plays this year she considers her star performance that of the chicken, Jan being the King. In an illustra tion of • ' Chicken a la Kinc for the Hallowe ' en Party. As well as be- ing the school Sports Captain Pip is this year ' s busy head of Keller and we would especially like to con- gratulate her on her marvellous Production of 1066 AND AUL THAT, ip-s immediate future rests with McGill. Lucky McGill! SUZANNE MESS (Con ' t from Page 25) and we know that if all else fails she can make her living selling these hand-made articles. Her pet aversion is work. Next year will find her do- ing what she enjoys most at Art School in Toronto. We expect a lot of Sue and we know she will live up to ex- pectations. 32 SAMARA 1 Ckristmas Tea and Entertainment In aid of the " Save The Ckildren Fund " If there is one day when Elmwood shines, it is the day of the Annual bazaar, for that is the day when the when the projects which the girls have been working on for weeks come to their fulfilment. This year, because of the scarcity of certain materials and other diffi- cult conditions, we decided to call our fete, " Tea and Entertainment. We wanted to be per feet ly fair to our visitors and not to lead them to expect too much; however, in the end the bazaar was fundamentally the same as it has been in previous years. Last year (December 1945) nine hun- dred dollars were j aised for the ••Save the Children Fund. In spite of handicaps, this year (December 1946) Elmwood was able to send one thous and dollars to the same cause. Miss MacLean again managed the sale of tickets, assisted by Angela Christensen and form representatives. Miss Chappell headed the raffle comnit tee with Daphne Wurtele assist- ing. Many lovely raffles were dona- ted and the school would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who presented gifts. Miss Dixon resumed her post of tea mistress and with the aid of the senior girls, made that department a great success. The sale of candy and jam was led by Miss Adams with the help of Margot Peters. As usual this department was one of the most popular. Mademoiselle Juge directed the hand-craft table; Miss Johnston and Miss MacAskill helped in the very successful organization of this com- mittee. The white elephant table was super- vised by Mrs. Hancock. Mary Patteson and form representatives assisted her. Thanks to the many donations and to efficient cooperation throughout the school this table made a good profit. The book-stall, under the able management of Margaret Maclaren, did a brisk trade in second-hand books. The upper cloak-room was turned into a check-room which was effici- ently operated by Wendy Hughson and her committee. The small check-room fees added up to a substantial con- tribution to the FUnd. During the afternoon, the child- ren of the first and second forms presented a Nativity play; the lead- ing roles were taken by ■ ' lar gar et Gill and Judith Kelloch. The play, which was charming in its child-like sim- plicity and reverence, was directed by Viis s MacAski 11. Fo 1 lowi ng this , Fry House presented the winning House play, ' Thirty Minutes in a Street. ' Elmwood is indeed happy to think that in the past two years, the whole-hearted efforts of staff and pupils combined with the generous response on the part of parents and friends has made it possible for us, through these two events to give one thousand nine hundred dollars to the cause which all of us realize is so deserving of our supp ort. SAMARA 33 ANNUAL DANCE On Saturday, May 10th, we had a school dance. Preparation were going on for some time before that red- letter day and every table and chair in the prefect ' s sitting room showed some evidence of this - either a note a list, a record or decorations. The night before the dance a busy bevy of girls was seen in the hall - hang- ing yellow and green streamers from the ceiling and the curtains, wrap- ping yellow crepe paper around the lights and doing their best to trans- form the hall with its ' ' schooly " atmosphere to one of gaiety and colour. On the stage curtain were the school and house crests and on the window were ingeniously-made paper daffodils, which added to the effect. For these we have Angela Christensen and Halcyon Barcant to thank. Then the great day arrived. Elm- woodians donned their prettiest dresses and arrived at school feeling and looking far different from usual. The school echoed with dance music issuing from a fiercely-coloured ob- ject known as a juke-box. To add variety to the evening we had a Paul Jones, an elimination and a spot dance. At about half past ten supper was announced and the dancers flock- ed into the dining room to be refresh- ed with the most delicious sandwiches cakes, cookies , ice-cream and punch. At twelve o ' clock ' " God Save The King ' was played, (on a somewhat squeaky gramophone). The dance was over. Satisfied and happy we filed out of the school. This last lap of the school year is always the most worrying and the most tiring, with exams looming close and all of us discovering the things we don ' t know. It is a good thing to have one ' s mind taken off school for a little while and the dance certain- ly accomplished that. All those pres- ent will surely agree that it was a great success and will want to join in thanking Mrs. Buck and all the staff for making it possible. OUR HEAD GIRL Barbara Christmas is our head girl. She tells us to be good. She tells us what we shouldn ' t do. She tells us what we should. When things are awfully gloomy When things are looking blue. She comes along and cheers us up. And tells us what to do. At times when we are very bad. And there ' s been an awful fuss. And all the world looks black. She comes and comforts us. Sometimes when we play jokes on her. She tries to be so cross. But in her eye there is a twinkle. Because she knows she ' s boss, Helen Claxton V C Fry Millicent Struthers V C Fry Sandra James V C Frj 34 SAMARA 0lh U BIRTHS Hope (Gilmour) Buchan Son Barbara (Watson) Ferguson Son Sue CKenny) Howe Second Daughter Janet (Southam) MacTavish Son Nancy (Haultain) Nation Daughter Eleanor (Leggett) Revel Daughter ENGAGEMENTS Joan Gillies to David Tupper of Vancouver, B.C. WEDDINGS Pamela Booth to Mr. Douglas L. Breit- haupt. Barbara Fellowes to Lt.Col. R.M. (Dick) Ross O.B.E. Mary Esther MacFarlane to Mr. Oliver Rendell Arton (In Bermuda). Li lias Van Buskirk nee Li lias Ahearn to Mr. Lionel Massey. Sarah Wallace to Mr. Roger Nairn. GENERAL Anna Cameron is now in Toronto after spending some time in New York. Many of Anna ' s friends in the Lounge and in the Staff -room lis- tened with much interest to her contribution to the radio program- me, Stage Forty-Seven ' on May 11th. Helen Christie is graduating in Science at McGill this year. Ann Croil has graduated from the Montreal General Hospital. Gaye Douglas and Elizabeth Newcombe are assisting in the Elmwood Nurs- ery School and Kindergarten re- spectively. Lois Davidson, after spending one year at McGill has had a year at Vassar where she has completed the work of the second year. She hopes to return to Vassar to continue her work majoring in English. Elizabeth Edwards graduated from McGill this Spring. Frances Bell is working in the oper- ating rocxnof the Veterans ' hospit- al, Queen Mary Road, Montreal. Frances won First Prize in her graduation Class and led the Pro- vince of Quebec in the examinations for Registered Nurse. Betty Caldwell made the European trip as a companion to Barbara Anne Scott this winter. Janet Caldwell is at MacDonald Col- lege. Joyce Haney has an interesting ap- pointment in the bacteriology department in McGill University. Noreen Haney won the Intercollegi- ate Tennis Championship this year. Noreen is graduating in Science from McGill this year. Mackie Edwards Hertz is living in Montreal. She is working as the Secretary of the Arts and Handi- craft Guild. (Continued on Page 38) SAMARA 35 CLOSING 1946 Last June, we were greatly honour- ed vihen Viscountess Alexander graci- ously consented to present the prizes at our closing ceremonies. We were also indebted to the Very Reverend Howard H. Clark who dnce again was kind enough to act as chairman. The Assembly Hall was filled with our parents and friends. Two of our youngest Elmtt dians, Sally Fauquier and Brenda Hill, from the Kinder- garten presented Her Excellency with a basket of roses and spring flowers. After Dean Clark had made his open- ing comments, in which he welcomed Her Excellency, Nfrs. Buck read her annual report. She outlined school I activities, and thanked the staff and pupils for their part in making the year a happy and successful one. Of the prefects and other officers she said, " They have upheld the creed that the school is greater thao. any- one or all of us put together. ' Mrs. Buck announced that a new wing would be built during the sumoqer months, and informed us that this wing was presented by Mrs.H.S.Southam and her brother , Mr. T.Franklin Ahearn in mem- ory of their father, the Honourable Thomas Ahearn. Mrs. Buck spoke with deep appreciation not only of the money gift but also of the • ' good counsel and understanding of the many and varied problems of school manage- ment " on the part of the donors. Her E ellency presented the prizes and then gave us a very gracious ad- dress, expressing her pleasure in being present and extending to us her best wishes. 1 The following were the prize winners SlMiA SUMiARUM Philippa McLaren PHILPOT TCKEN Deirdre Collens JUNIOR HIGH ENDEAVOUR Sandra James OXJSE MOTTO Martha Bate(Fry House) SCHOOL PKFICIENCy Daphne Wurtele GOOD GENERAL IMPROVEMEMI Judith MacLaren PRCFiaENCY Sheila Nolan Betsy Alexandor Sandra James Christine Meyjes Marion Mackenzie GOOD PROGRESS Gail Thorson GOCD PROGRESS Gail Thorson Diane Boyd Jennifer Woollcombe Patricia Heeney Lucinda Layborne IMPROVEMENT Margot Peters Persis Brunet Helen Claxton FRENCH Stephanie Hale ART Ann Edwards Heather Cunyn MUSIC Barbara Christmas Suzanne Mess PUBLIC SPEAKING ftergot Peters CURRENT EVENTS Philippa McLaren PfflrSICAL EDUCATION Philippa McLaren H3USE SHIELD Fry (Continued on Page 38) 36 SAMARA DRAMATICS During the school year of 1945- 1946, we enjoyed our work in drama- tics and dancing under the excellent teaching of Mrs. John Ruggles for dramatics, and Mrs. H. Rogers for dancing. In dramatics , the senior forms put on, at the annual bazaar in December, a delightful Christmas fantasy, ably written and directed by Mrs. Ruggles. The juniors formed a choir which as- sisted the play with carols. Ihe House Plays were given, as usual, and Kel- ler ' s choice. ••1066 and All That » » was lucky enough to win first place. Four t enior girls took part. j.n ••The Late Christopher Bean» • , jointly put on with some Ashbury Col- lege boys. This play, when presented on March 16th at the Technical School direction of Mrs. Rogers, whose pro- fessional name, Helen Priest, is well known in the dancing world. Mrs. Rogers not only taught the art of the modern dance, but also at the recital on April 5th, gave a most interesting talk on its development. At the beginning of the present won much favourable criticism. Elm- wood f half of the proceeds wag turned over toward the cost of a sound movie projector, which we had wanted for a long time. Our dancing classes were under the school year, the senior forms took dramatics under the direction of Mrs. Mae Coffey until illness unfortunate- ly pre vented her from continuing. We were indeed glad that Mrs. Daphne Thompson was able to go on with the work. Under her we took lessons in correct breathing, posture and walk- ing; we then progressed to mime work and elocution. The joint El mwood -Ashbury play, ••Captain Applejack ' was given at the Technical High School and was directed by Mr. Delcher of Ashbury. The girls also received valuable coaching from Mrs. Thompson. This play was enthusiastically received by a large audience and won favour- able comments from the press. SAMARA 37 The past two years have certainly been among the fullest years that we have ever had in the Art Department. Miss May has had all the juniors every week and also two large special art classes for the seniors twice a week. The classes have been larger than in any previous year, taxing all avail- able space in the art room. We look forward to a time when the Art De- partment, like the Science, can be provided with more adequate accom- modation. Last year, all the juniors did papier mache masks which they thought were great fun. Four B and Pour A did some work on design, experimenting in shapes and colours. Four A also started doing figure work (drawing from a models Four B are now work- ing on two murals; and some of the seniors are working in oils. We should like to extend our thanks to all the girls who sat for us in our art periods. Posing is not much fun, so it was very kind of the models to do this for us. We should also like to thank Mr. H. S. Southam for his gift of silk- screen reproduction of paintings done by well-known Canadian artists. They have been hung in the dining room and add an air of distinction to that room. In January 1946, an exhibition of paintings done by High School pupils of Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa was held in Murphy -Gamble ' s in fiid of the ' •Save The Children Fund. " Her Royal Highness, the Princess Alice opened the exhibition and bought two paint- ings, both of which had been done by Elmwoodians, Jane Viets and Martha Bate. The system, started last year, of having the most commendable examples of our work hung in the dining room for periods of from one to two weeks has, we feel, been a distinct success, and has been a real incentive to us all. We are very grateful to Miss May for her kind and understanding guid- ance, which has made the past years outstanding and most enjoyable. Elm- wood i an art has made great strides forward under Miss May; we extend to her our thanks and felicitations. 38 SAMARA OLD GIRL NOTES (Continued Lette McGreer has graduated from the Montreal General Hospital. Suzanne Mess, at the end of a year at Toronto School of Art, passed with first class honours.She won a schol arship,and eig t of her pictures were hung at exhibition in Art Gallery. Mary Osier graduates f rom Uhiversity of Toronto this Spring. She has been chosen to give addres,s on year ' s activities of St Hilda ' s College to Governors of Trinity at Convocation. Joan Pater son graduated from McGill this Spring. Mary Pater son will graduate from a Journalism Post Graduate Course at Columbia University in June. Nancy Paterson has completed train- ing as an interne in Physiotherapy this year. from Page 34 ) Paula Peters has recently returned to Ottawa after spending a year in England, Scotland and France. While in England she took a course of flying lessons at Fair Oaks Aero- drome and her efforts were rewarded by a Pilot ' s ••A License conferred by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. Ann Powell graduates from the Uni- versity of Toronto this year. During her senior year she has been presi- dent of the Trinity Dramatic Club. Cynthia Powell is at Handed Trapha- gen School of Fashion and Design in New York. Mary Wurtele graduated from the Montreal General Hospital and won an award in Gynecology and Obstet- rics. CLOSING 1946 (Continued from Page 35) SPORT PRIZES SENIOR SPORTS CUP Elizabeth Paterson INTERMEDIATE SPORTS CUP Judith Nesbitt June Bingham JUNIOR SPCRTS CUP Moira Nolan PREPARATORY SPORTS CUP Jill Woods INTERMEDIATE TENNIS SINCiLES Mar i anna Greene INTERMEDIATE TENNIS DOUBLES Marianne Greene June Bingham SENIOR BADMINTON DOUBLES Wendy Hugh son Philippe McL.aren INTERMEDIATE BADMINTCN DOUBLES Mar got Leonard Shirley Heintzman SENIOR BAEMINTQN SINGLES Fhilippa McLaren INTERMEDIATE BADMINTON SINGLES Marianna Greene INTER-BOUSE BASKETBALL Fry INTEK-HOUSE BADMINTON Nightingale FORM DRILL CUP IV A and IV B INTER-BOUSE SPORTS Nightingale BEGINNERS ' TENNIS SINGLES L,eslie Ann Jackson INTER-BDUSE TENNIS Keller SAMARA 43 ATOM REX PRIZE-WINNING ESSAY (CLASS 3) IN COMPETITION SPONSORED BY THE MONTREAL STANDARD . APR IL . 1 94 6 The other day I looked up the definition of " atomic in the dic- tionary. What was written there under the heading of ••atom made me real- ize how ignorant we were, merely a year ago, of the tremendous danger that loomed before us. Said the dic- tionary: • ' An atom is the smallest particle of iQttter in any scientif- ic compound. Times have certain- ly changed. Now it seems as though that " smallest particle of matter ' has turned, in significance if not in actual physical magnitude, into the largest particle of matter in the world. It rules over us all; we have paved the way to its throne and placed the crown upon its head. Will it be a good King? If it rules well, its effect on my life will be wonderful. Per haps the terrific atomic power will be used to melt the Polar ice-cap or heat the Great Lakes, thus changing Canada s climate. Gigantic aeroplanes and ships will carry us at unimaginable speeds to far off places. Travel posters will urge: ' Take the Atomic Air Line ' s week-end cruise to Hong Kong, to Paris, to Quito and the moon ' ' . All our work will be done by atomically controlled robots ; " tLirry with the dishes Frankenstein, I want I want you to do my homework ' . The world, like Alice, will step through the looking-glass into a luxurious wonderland. However, man will soon return to a normal life, for he was not made to be completely free from work and responsibility. Neverthe- less, our days will be far more care- free than they are now. It has to be that way; an atomic war must never be waged. On the other hand, if some ignor- ant brute kidnaps our regal atcxn and forces it to work as a power for evil, it will destroy us all. That will be that. There will be no flags no parades nor even soldiers in that war. The day it starts it will be over. And I would rather be blown to pieces with the ninety-nine percent of the world ' s population to whom that horrible fate will come than remain here, alone and desolate. In Canada we have been too smug and self-satisfied for a long time, thinking that we were nicely remote from the quarrels in Europ e and Asia. Even when the Wright Brothers flew the first plane and the world began to shrink, we just shrugged our shoulders and smiled indifferently. Right up to the beginning of the Second Great War, the Atlantic and Pacific, although they were getting smaller, portected us. During the early part of the war we had a few scares. Long-range planes? Bombs over New York? Enemy submarines near our Shores? Impossible. We tried to laugh it off but the laugh was a nervous one. Then came Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Continued on Page 54) 46 SAMARA PICTURES I SHOULD LIKE TO PAINT There are so many beautiful and glorious scenes in the world, that I would like to scoop them up into my hands, and weave them all into one glorious masterpiece of loveliness. If I had the power, I should like to paint the delicate, shimmering rays of a spider-web, as I found it one morning, glistening with dew and revelling in the sweet smell of the rose bush on which it had spread its arms. I should liketopaint the full sweet song of the robin in the spring- time as he sings to his mate, full of the jubilance of youth. I would paint the heavenly rainbow as it sweeps in a glowing arc across the sky, burying its face in the silent shadows of the hills. Then I would picture the angry sea, foaming and lashing its defiance at the cliffs; throwing itself against them, and - hurling itself away in mad, crazy anguish at its stalwart foes. I would picture it at peace, sighing, sleep- ing, lulling the drowsy spray to sleep; caressing the soft white pil- lows of its waves, and sliding down the smooth furrows of its hills. Far in the distance, the sun is sinking to rest, leaving its radiant painting for the clouds to play in. And now it is winter. Up on the mountains, the snow is sparkling with laughter. The soft swoosh! of skis passes like a happy song.over its sur face- - ' Away ! Away! We re wild, and free! ' ' Now the skier is going to race. I would capture him as he stands at the top. His face is tense with the emotion of the moment. He is like a mountain -goat , poised on the edge of a precipice, looking down in- to the vast greatness of infinity. He is away! On, on! --There! I would catch him like that; fading into the distance, with the deep snow swirling out on each side of him, and the long straight tracks behind-- - If I could paint all these things, I would be the greatest painter in the world. Men would stop, and gaze in awe at my picture, and the won- derful thing they found there. But no painter could attempt such a feat. He can only stand and look and listep, and marvel at the symphony of God ' s never-ending picture. 5. Mann V B Fry, Tke Long and the Short of it «How short life seems. Compared to a rock. The rising tide, the golden sun. We are but dresms Compared to one Of these eternal things, " -And yet , the path of li fe seems long When a butterfly, A soft white cloud, the whispering breeze, A silver song. Flies o er us-- gone! And life stays yet another day, Shirley Mann V B Fry. SAMARA 43 A SUMMER HOLIDAY It is now many months since we left Southampton on the Aquitania for Canada, but it seems like yesterday. We have done so much, and seen so many things and places in this coun- try since our arrival. The many in- teresting things we have done and seen have been the Calgary Stanpede, the Rocky Mountains, a pulp and paper factory, and a trip up the. Pacific coast in a destroyer to Prince Rupert. But I must not forget the Red Indians at Vancouver, who gave a wonderful ceremony to my father when he was made an Indian Chieftain with the name of : - • ' Nakapuu Kim ' which means ' Great Warrior After leaving British Columbia, we spent three days at Jasper, one of the most beautiful places I have many wild animals there I think I liked the black bears most A very kind man offered to give us a little black bear cub, but sad to say, we were not allowed to have it, which all goes to show what strange ideas some parents have! From Jasper we went to Quebec, where we stayed three weeks in the old fortress called the Citadel. I loved Quebec with its quaint old houses and narrow little streets. After leaving Quebec my father and mother went on to the Maritimes Prov- inces. I hoped to go, but as the holidays were over, we had to return to school- — so here we are!! Rose Alexander V C Keller TOC H NOTES " To think fairly. To love widely. To build bravely. To wi tness humbly. ' The regular work of school has prevented us from holding many TOCH meetings this year; however, the ones we have had show that many of the girls are very interested in this group. Many of the beautiful TCC H prayers are used frequently in our school services. We have TQC H read- ings and Mrs. Buck recalls charming memories of Mrs. Edwards who writes often and whom we all wish to meet. During the year we were fortinate in having Miss Johnstone from the Ottawa Central Division of TOC H, who told us how the work of TOC H has been spreading. As in previous years, on December the eleventh we joined in the world chain of light. Last year Canon Michael Coleman visited us. He told us about the his- tory of All Hallows Church in London where he had been the wartime rector. He returned this year and told us about the good work Brother Douglas had done in England and also out in British Qdlumbia. Brother Douglas is now in Germany. The work we do in TOC H meetings is to try and make the girls of Elm- wood familiar with this wonderful or- ganization so that wherever they go they can carry on its highest ideals. " Service is the rent we pay for our room on earth, D A N C E ra 6 fiUfaJ A V w o ■ . 1 Pi 1 ' ' f J — 1 -i • i 5 SFX, 46 SAMARA Wky At omic Energy Is Important To Me PRIZE-WINNING ESSAY (CLASS 3) IN COMPETITION SPONSORED BY THE MONTREAL STANDARD . APR IL . 1 94 6 Recently we have been hearing a great deal about atomic energy - both about the wonderful inaprovements and about the terrible destruction it can bring to mankind. It is important for some reason to everyone on this unsettled globe. To me, personally, it is important, first, because some- day I hope I shall become a mother and, perhaps, it will be my sons who will fight the next war. Secondly, I am a Canadian and Canada has play- ed and will continue to play a lead- ing role in the development of this potential p)ower. Moreover, I am very interested in the study of Science. Also, I may be able, in some way, to influence the leaders of the future. Lastly, since I am young I will re- ceive the benefit or the harm from atomic energy. To begin with, for as long as I can remember I have looked forward to the day when I shall have children of my own - sons and daughters over whose minds and bodies I shall have complete control for an all too short period of time. But now, it seems, I shall bring up my sons merely to fight and perhaps die in the next war in which atomic energy undoubt- edly will be one of the most de- structive i f not the most destructive weapon used. If, then, my sons and, to a lesser degree, my daughters are to fight with and against atomic power, it is important to me. In the second place, Canada is one of the three nations who possess the secret of atomic energy. Perhaps, there are other countries who, with- out our knowledge, have discovered the secret and whose method is super- ior to ours. Nevertheless, it is def- initely known that Canada, along with Great Britain and the United States, has the secret. Besides, she has engaged, to a large extent, in the research and experiments in con- nection with atomic energy. Further- more, in Canada ' s Eldorado mines are found deposits of the precious uran- ium ore used in its production. There- fore, Canada is destined to share, to a high degree, in the development and control of atomic power. Since I am a Canadian and intend to remain a Canadian, it is important to me. development of atomic power. As a student and a possible worker in Science, Atomic energy is important to me. For another thing, I am keenly interested in the study of Science. Certainly, the fission of the atom is a fascinating scientific study and I am sure that as I graduate to a course of higher learning and am more able to understand the principles of nuclear physics and their applica- tion, this study will become increase- ly interesting. Someday, perhaps, I shall have some small share in the Continued on Page 54) SAMARA 47 Cabet JSotess This year the activities of the Rockcliffe Cadet Nursing Division of the St. John Ambulance Brigade have been both numerous and interesting. There was a membership of thirty- three cadets in the division; Mar got Peters and Judy McCulloch were ap- pointed sergeants; and Margot Leonard Sascha Mavor, Jacqueline Nothnagel and Millicent Struthers, corporals. On the eleventh of November , Wendy Hughson represented the division at the Remembrance Day service on Par- liament Hill, and was chosen to lay .the wreath on the cenotaph. As participants in the campaign to raise money for the St. John Am- bulance Brigade, five cadets averag- ed from four to five hours duty in several Ottawa stores on February eighth. On April twenty-eighth, all the cadets attended a demonstration and party given by the cadets of the Lady Sherwood Nursing Division, at the kind invitation of the Lady Divisional Superintendent, Mrs. S.U. MdLaren. The demonstration was in connection with a Child Welfare course just completed. Afterwards an entertainment was given and delicious refreshments were served. Courses taken this year at Elm- wood were First Aid, Home Nursing, and Care of Animals. First Aid and Home Nursing lectures were taken by Miss Audrey Philbrick and Mrs. E.N. Rhodes; the good results of the exam inations taken under Dr. Hewlett justified the hard work done in these courses. We were very sorry that Mrs. Rhodes found it necessary to give up her duties as second officer of the division, but we welcome Miss Phil- brick to that position. The Care of Animals lectures were given by Mrs. Alan Horwood, of the Ottawa Humane Society; we also had one lecture each from Dr. Keeley and Dr. Cherry. Here again the high marks attained in the examination showed how great an interest the cadets had had in learning to take care of their animals. At the end of these lectures, eleven cadets with Miss Dixon, took part in the Satur- day morning radio broadcast of the Humane Society over C.K. CO. It was a completely new experience for most and a thrilling one for all. We feel that a great deal has been obtained from the cadet work this year. Those returning to school next year will, we hope, continue this valuable training. We hope, too, that those leaving will be able to put to good use the knowledge they have gained. AT WORK m THE 1. MISS DIXON AND V.B 2. MISS DIXON AND V.B. 3. MISS MacSKILL WITH KINDERGARTEN ArJD TRANSITION 50 SAMARA SPORTS NOTES For the past two years Elmwood has experienced very satisfactory seasons in the field of sports. We were all very sorry to bid good-bye to Mrs. Palmer but Mrs. McLellan, who followed in her footsteps, or- ganized and instructed us so that the year 1945 - 1946 proved very enjoyable. During the year we were introduced to a number of new games among them, ' broom ball. ' The intermediate girls had great fun when basket-ball matches were ar- ranged with Rockcliffe Public School. This year we are fortunate in having a resident games ' mistress, inMiss Philbrick who came to Canada from England in September, and un- der whose direction the physical education, both gym and games, is reaching a very high standard. Our basket-ball games were in- terrupted last fall by the cold weather, v» iich forced us to hold over the finals till the spring. Badminton tournaments began shortly after the Christmas examinations and progressed throughout the win- ter until spring. As for skiing, conditions, this winter, were exceptionally good and on Saturdays the boarders went a number of times to Mountain Lodge at Kingsmere and to Wakefield. After school, we all often went to Rock- cliffe Park. The junior skaters have been particularly enthusiastic this winter, and have put the rink to good use. The younger children also enjoyed tobogganing on the grounds. The sports winners for the year 1945 - 1946 were announced at Clos- ing. The complete list of awards may be found in " Closing Notes. ' SAMARA 51 I ACCEPTANCE 1 11 live with you and be your love, j And we will all the pleasures prove That hills or valleys, dales or fields, [ Wood, or craggy mountain yields. Upon a bed of flowers, I ' 11 lie And watch the beauteous butterfly; I Listen to the bluebirds sing, I While from t he distant wood, bells ring. And we will wander through the dell ! Where strains of heavenly music swell, I And then towards the silent lake I A winding path we ' ll often take. We ' ll be together from mom to morn. Singing gaily with each dawnt Should we each other lose some day. The other must fore er be gay, Judy MdCulloch V C Fry, CAMPESINO Un llano, un rio, un bos que yunacasa, panorma tranquil© y sosegado, la brisa inpercept iblemente pasa, llevando los balidos del ganado - Es un romance el canto del arriero, comprenden su lenguaje las ovejas, proque saben cuan sencillo cuan since ro es el mozo expresandole sus quejas. En el rancho lo espera ya la moza, la vianda, una sonrisa y unite quiero! una flor se yergue en un florero sonriendo a la moza mas hermoza.- La luna ya ilumina la pradera, el mozo retornando hacia su hogar, la moza que loquiere y que lo espera y la noche que lo invita a descansar. Maria Eugenia Castelblanco VI M Fry MON VOYAGE Un jour ma mere a recu une lettre. C ' etait decide que nous devions aller fiu Canada. Alors on est parti pour Paris, et, on a pris 1 ' avion, Quand on est arrive en Anglejterre, on a pris l auto-car jusqu a Londres. On a du rester un mois a Londres avant de pouvoir avoir un bateau. Enfin on a pris l Aquitania. Toutes mes soeurs etaient malades. Quand on est SiTTivfi a Halifax on a pris le train jusqu a Ottawa. La maison me semblait tres grande. Jl y avait beau- coupdeneige. AJors j ai fait du ski. Mais comne je n en avais jamais fait je tombais tout le temps. J ' aime beaucoup le Canada. Isabelle de Hauteclocque IV c ATOMIC AGE The red sun hangs in the livid skiea. Oceans, dried to lakes. Expose the dried ' ' out wonders of the undersea. Bleak expanse of desert and charred remains of nature Cover the earth. Nothing but scalding sun and scarred rock. Nothing lives Did I say nothing? Somewhere in the shade between Two burned out, fossiled tree trunks, A violet in faded purple mourning Shrivels and dies, Jane Qraham V A Fry 54 SAMARA WHY ATOMIC ENERGY IS IMPORTANT Fourthly, someday I may be in a position to influence the leaders of the Canadian government or even of some more powerful international authority. My husband, perhaps, or one of children or even I, myself, may become one of those who will be faced with the tremendous problems arising from the discovery of atomic power. If ever I am to have any power either direct or indirect, in solv- ing these problems, atomic energy is important to me. But the foremost reason making atomic energy important to me is the fact that since I am still in my ad- olescence I and my generation will be affected by atomic power far more than those who are older. A great many devices, which will make our lives very much easier and more com- fortable have been promised. Perhaps, some of these amazing inventions I shall never see; however, the exten- sive experiments now being carried on will undoubtedly produce results ME (Continued from Page 46). whose effects I shall feel. If, then, atomic energy is to make my life more pleasant, it is important to me. Although to me and to others like me the realization of the tremen- dous possibilities of this recently awakened power does not strike as deeply as to those who are older and more able to grasp its full meaning, nevertheless its significance is recognized to a large extent by the youth of today. Perhaps, atomic energy will be the cause of the destruction of our children and, perhaps, even of ourselves. On the other hand it may be the instrument which will en- able us to enjoy our lives more fully. It has the potentialities to become both. If it is kept rigidly under control, I believe that it will prove to be the latter. There- fore, atomic energy is exceedingly important to me. Daphne Wurtele VI M (1946) Keller. ATOM REX (Continued from Page 39) By then the war had gone far enough to make immediate atomic bomb at- tacks on Canada unlikely. But such attacks can and will be made,prob- ly during my lifetime. If we allow the atomic monarch to become a tyrant. There is no hope for the world if the boys and girls of today do not grow up to be excellent chief advisers to King Atom. If we can become his parliament, his prime - minister and his cabinet, we can see that our King works continually toward the happy eoal of a perfect civilization. Altnough it may not be my personal fate to weave even a small thread into the royal banner of Atom Rex, some of us who are now in our teens will definitely have to do so. It is absolutely imperative that we shall be wise counsellors. If we fail, the world is doomed. Thus, to me, atomic energy is something either to fear or to use to better civilization. It need be feared only if we are too cowardly to control it; it will certainly better civilization if we force the regal atom, no matter how power- ful a monarch he turns out to be, to do our will and sign our own Atomic Age Magna Chart a. Shelagh Nolan V A (1946) Nightingale. SAMARA 55 Solution to Crossword Puzzle by Deirdre Collens» Nightingale. RUMMY ' S PORTRAIT A little dog named Rtrnmy Oh a day all bright and aunny Sat to have his portrait done And seemed to think it all great fun His mistress bribed him with some steak Which certainly was a great mistake. For wagging tail and dripping tongue In a portrait can ' t be done, A little flattery kept him quiet And things went on with no more riot. And now little Rummy ' s wistful face Looks down from over the fire place. Norah Cameron Nightingale. V B V A B QEIB H Em ©110151913 BBSiaB B U 1 fsm BB ft omc 56 SAMARA WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF Corporation Counsel Consultants 205-207 The Plaza Building OTTAWA. ONTARIO TELEPHONE - 2 ' 230Q 19 2 S PAR KS ST. LIMITED Ottawa ' s Ultra - Smart Fashion Shop " TELEPHONE - 4-3505 168 RIDEAU ST. SAMARA RlTT S IdIMITBD 97 ' i01 iRideau Street Ottawa,, Ontaria The Gainsboro Shoppe LimiteJ Exclusive Specialty Shoppe 202 SPARKS STREET GEO. H. NELMS PRESCRIPTION OPTICIAN TELEPHONE 3-1132 89 SPARKS STREET OTTAWA 187 Sparks Street Phone 5-1481 SPORTS AND ATHLETIC EQUIPMENT 58 SAMARA Best Wishes Fro: Mr. Riddal (asleep) and LarMqae (Ottawa) Ltd Ottawa Fruit Supply Limited Importers and Distributors PHONE 3-5661 28 NICHOLAS STREET OTTAWA. CANADA CAMP OCONTO A Private Camp for School Girls (90 Miles from Ottawa) For furrier information address MISS FERNA GRAHAM HALLIDAY 100 Garfield Avenue ' Moore Park TORONTO SAMARA 59 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, Stretchers, and other Art Material too numerous to list here. THE ONTARIO HUGHES-OWENS CO. 527 Sussex Street OTTAWA Telephone 3-8461 Compliments of OTTAWA DAIRY COMPANY DIVISION OF THE BORDEN COMPANY LIMITED F. J. Reynolds, General Manager 60 SAMARA A. J. FREIMAN LIMITED The Shopping Centre of Canada s Capital young girls fancy Yes, young girls fancy their Freiman sportswear, their Freiman dress wear! Younger girls find the clothes they want in the Girls ' Wear Department ... teens flock to the Young Ottawa Shop. See the gay collections of girls wear, now... at Freimans! freiman ' s girls wear department, freiman s young Ottawa shop, second floor SAMARA 61 Greene Robertson Insurance of all kinds 53 Metcalfe St. Phone 2-3576 Frank Jarman Ltd. F. W. HiUi, Mgr. Fine Art Dealers for Nearly Half A Century 243 Bank St. Phone 2-5874 The Sport Shop FnuBk J. Ritchie Sporting Goods Cleveland Bicycles Ottawa ' s Moat Popular Sperti Centre 98 Bank St. Phone 2-6278 See TOPPS Far Smart Dresses 205 Sparks St. Phone 3-4944 DOREEN S Smart Clothes for Young Women Dresses, Suits and Coats 137 Sparks St Phone 2-9950 62 SAMARA CUNNINGHAM CO. ACCOl NTANTS PHONE 2-0664 413 BOOTH BUILDING I65 SPARKS STREET OTTAWA Sutherland Parkins Prescription Opticians DARYL H. DIER, Manager Oculists prescriptions accurately dispensed in our own factory on the Premises. 113 Sparks St. Tel. 2-0866 SHOES FOR SMART YOUNG WOMEN The Shoe Box 199 Sparkt Street LAPOINTE FISH COMPANY LTD. Wholesale and Retail Dealers Phone 3-6221 BY WARD MARKET OTTAWA SAMARA 63 Ottawa ' s Distinctive Shop for FURS and APPAREL 72 - 76 Sparks St. 71 . 72 Queen St Telephones 2-2341 Childrens Books See, our gallery for display of Childrens Books and Amusements for all ages, also Jig-Saws and Games. A. H. JARVIS The Bookstore 157 Bank St. Compliments of a Friend 4 SAMARA IT ' S A JOY BEYOND WORDS TO OWN AND TO HAVE A PRETTY FUR CX)AT To be eff icient . . ♦ . to be industrious ....to be gifted .... is not enough. Girls must be all this and lovely too. . A fine fur coat goes a long way to provide vital aid to beauty. Try one on. . . see if it doesn ' t lift your spirits and pro- vide loveliness that will last for years. Burkholder Furs Ltd« Dependable Furs 119 Bank St. OTTAWA SAMARA 65 G. T. GREEN Decorator 750 Bank St. Phone 5-1833 Calderone, Grieves Co. Fancy Bas ets a Specialty Phone 2-7358 215 BANK STREET HARPER ' S Dress Shoppe Dresses for the Smart Young Woman 101 Bank St. Phone 3-6783 Shaffer ' s Shoe Shop Alluring Footwear for Women 265 Bank St. Phme 4-3786 The European Art Glass Co. Agents for B-H Paint Products 364 Bank St. Phone 2-2510 Old Curiosity Shop, Limited Furniture - China - Silver - Btc Visitors Alwiva WeleomA 484 King Edward Ave. LAZARUS Tailor and Furrier 397 Bank St. Phone 2-8546 KOFFMAN ' S Apparel Shop Ji acsovs ouitv o§PvaiBTfWa Lingerie-Hoaicry 92 Bank Si Phone 2-0612 66 SAMARA Molot s Drug Stores Prescription Specialists Prampt Mirerjr Always 3 STORES Phone 3-1151 Phone 2-0252 Phone 3-8587 460 Rideau St. 586 Bank St 580 Rideau St OTTAWA Compliments of REID Stove, Furniture Hardware Store 224 Bank St. Phone 2-3721 " OtUma ' s Largest Furniture Store " Colonial Furniture Co. Electrical Appliances Floor Coyerinffs Lamps Quality Furniture Phone 2-9463 403-5-7 Bank St. OTTAWA ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON UMITED Shoe Specialists Phone 3-1222 79 Sparks St. Ottawa SAMARA STEIN ' S A Distiniuished Name in Women ' s Clothes Famous for Qualit y over 28 Years Stein Bros. 149 Bank St. COMPLIMENTS of Ottawa Theatre Managers Association T orman W. Cambhell Phm. B. Chemist and Druggist Telephone 3-3132 71 SPARKS STREET OTTAWA, ONTARIO • Don ' t be a martyr to tired, aching feet! Soothe them with Zam-Buk ' s pene tratine herbal oils. Every night bathe your feet in hot water. Dry carefully. Then gently massage Zam-Buk into ankles, insteps, soles and between the toes. You will be amazed how quickly you get relief. Don ' t suffer Joot-torture another day. Get Zam-Buk from your druggist at once and enjoy perfect foot comfort. UseZAM-BUKNightly 68 SAMARA The Evening Citizen Published Daily at Ottawa, In The Citizen Building, Sparks Street by THE SOUTHAM COMPANY LIMITED The Citizen Aims To Be An Independent, Clean Newspaper For The Home, Devoted To The Public Service Beyeloping Printing Enlarging WHEN we do yonr photo finishing you may expect better snapshots— especially if you start with Kodak Verichrboie Film in your camara. Give us a trial next and see for yourself Photographic Stores limited 65 Sparks Street OTTAWA I I SAMARA 69 FOR THE BEST in Dairy Products Clark Dairy Limited An Ottawa Institution ' ' 634 Bronson Ave, Phone 5-1811 COMPLIMENTS OF GEORGE BOURNE Reg ' d Sporting Goods OTTAWA Dial 3-8407 Smart Teen Agers Flock to our CAMPUS CORNER Third Floor when choosing shoes for fun in the sun 70 SAMARA DUFORD LIMITED Wall Paper — Paint and Glass Decorators Phone 3 4031 269J Dalhousic St. OTTAWA 70 Ridcau St. COMPLIMENTS OF A. BEDARD Meats and Groceries Phone 4-0207 67 CRICHTON STREET Morrison " Lamo the Bakery, Limited ' Ba ers Caterers OTTAWA HULL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS OF ALL KINDS and THE BEST EDITIONS OF CLASSICAL MUSIC McKechnie Music Co. LIMITED 175 SPARKS STREET OTTAWA THORBURN 6? ABBOTT LIMITED BOOK ' SELLERS and STATIONERS Waterman and Sheajfer s Fountain Pens 115 SPARKS STREET. OTTAWA Phone 2-6269 Compliments PAUL HORSDAL PORTRAITS 72 SAMARA T A X I RED LINE TAXIS Our policy of paying the highest wages in Ottawa attracts the most courteous and dependable drivers. 3-5611 Compliments of BRYSON GRAHAM COMPANY, LIMITED SAMARA 73 McDOUGALL 6? COWANS MEMBERS MONTREAL STOCK EXCHANGE MONTREAL CURB MARKET 520 St. Francois Xavier St. 14 Metcalfe St. MONTREAL 1 OTTAWA Compliments of HENRY BIRKS 6? SONS LIMITED OTTAWA 74 SAMARA FRITH ' S FLOWERS 200 BEECHWOOD AVENUE Phone 4 1008 " Member of the Florists Telegraph Delivery Association Incorporated Clothes take on HEW LIFE through the Magic of SANITIZED dry-cleaning and give you that LIFT The Ottawa Sanitary Laundry Co. Limited Phone LAUNDERERS MM t EXPERT DYERS DRY CLEANERS OIIJ CARPET CLEANERS COMPUMENTS D Kemp Edwards Limited OTTAWA EASTVIEW I SAMARA 75 The Producers Dairy Ltd. Quality Guarded Dairy Products Ottawa JAMES DAVIDSON ' S SONS Everything in Lumber 8 214 OTTAWA ONTARIO Compliments of LEECH ' S REXALL DRUG STORE 131 CRICHTON STREET TELEPHONE 31122 By Appointment to their Excellencies THE LATE GOVERNOR-GENERAL AND THE LADY TWEEDSMUIR 76 SAMARA Shoes for the smart modern For Sport ' Play ' Street and Dancing SAXE ' S LIMITED Creators and Desigtiers of Women ' s Exquisite Shoes 162 SPARKS STREET OTTAWA WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF JAMES HOPE SONS LIMITED BOOKSELLERS STATIONERS BOOKBinPERS and PRmTERS 61-63 SPARKS STREET OTTAWA, CANADA Tour food dollar goes farther with GERM PROOF ICE in an Air-Conditioned Ice Refrigerator Ottawa Artificial Ice Co., Ltd. 387 Nicholas St. Phone 3-9317 Mcintosh watts Headquarters for Wedding, Birthday and Anniversary Gifts in China, Tea or Dinnerware, Silver, Cut Glass, Cutlery, Etc. We Specialize in J ovelties for Showers CHINA HALL 245-247 BANK ST. SAMARA 77 This Takes Practice Practice makes perfect - in sport - and in money management too. Good practice in isoney management is to spend less than you earn, and bank whatever you can regularly, till it becomes a habit. We welcome your •CCOUflt. THE ROYAL BANK OF CANADA Compliments of THE OTTAWA ELECTRIC RAILWAY COMPANY SAMARA 79 The The DIFFICULT we do immediately IMPOSSIBLE takes a little time I •PHOTO-OFFSET PRINTING • 4 5 Q I) EEI ST,, 0 TTIW I • P H 0 II E 3-7433 GATINEAU BUS COMPANY LIMITED Regular Service to: AYLMER, CHELSEA, KINGSMERE, BUCKINGHAM, SHAWVILLE From Bus Terminal Comer of George and Dalhousie Streets. OTTAWA TERMINAL Phone 4-2149 HULL TERMINAL Phone 3-7727 80 SAMARA AS WE DONT LIKE IT (With apologies to All the school ' s a stage And all the girls merely players! They make their exits and their entrances (none too quietly) And one girl in her time plays many parts, Her acts being in the seven periods of school. At first the sleepy schoolgirl Creeping like snail ursvillingly to school; Then the math class with work so hard Mi then the Latin class, sighing like furnace With a woeful ballad raede to the Second declension. A lit class next Full of strange oaths and peculiar sonnets And we, jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel Seeking a gxxxl bluff THE EMIGRANT The warm morning mist. As I walk across the heather. Closes in around me Like a blanket - to protect me. How I love my Scottish weather f A tiny breeze is blowing And the curtains of the mist Raise, and show me pictures,- Mist ' framed, Scottish pictures William Shakespeare) Even in the cannon ' s mouth. After that The history class, crammed with many dates The mistress with eyes severe, full of wise laws and modern instances, And so she teaches her lesson. The fifth period shifts Into the lean and difficult geometry class With spectacles on nose and books in hand Their youthful pose well sav ' d,a world too Wide for their attention, (in class)! After that French, turning again towards The third and fourth conjugations. Last period of all That ends this strange eventful Elnwood day Is geography, and mere oblivion With marks, with detent ions, with everything. forgot Leonard V B Keller. SNOW PICTURES The highlands in the dis tance all sun- kissed. And I crush the dewy heather With my sturdy Scottish shoe As I run across the lowlands. The cat tie- studded lowlands. The heather- covered lowlands all purply and blue. And here the fog has parted On a golden patch of marigold. And with the purple heather. The purple, Scottish heather, I see the royal colours of my Scotland as of old. But now the mist has lifted And I know without delight. That I am far away from home. My only, only Scottish home. I have journeyed into ni " t. ane Graham V A ry The sun looked down with smiling eyes Upon the world that the snow had made. In all the vhite wilderness , nothing moved — A rabbit darted, or tree- branch swayed — But a shimmering shower of sparkling snow Fell with a laugi to its sisters below. Early that morning, when the Sun Had slowly opened her ' star-bri git eyes. And thrown her pink blanket of cottony clouds On the yielding floor of the azure skies, The wind had arrived with a boisterous shout. And with cauldrons of ink had blotted her out. She ' d hidden, tis true, but her pleadingst prevailed, And soon the rough wind lost his icicle heart; His blustery billowing finally failed. The. sun pulled her gossamer curtains apart. And shone with her grace on the sparkling snow. Which weighted each bow in a miniature bow. Shirley Marm V B Fry SAMARA 81 MISTRESSES MRS. BUCK Elmwood ' s head mistress, Mrs Buck, For many years has brough us luck. In Scripture class we dare not slack, Alack! MISS CHAPPELL Miss Chappell knows all parts of speech. And where to use the:n, each and each. And as for Lochinvar and Horatius, Goodness Gracious! MISS ADAMS Miss Adams is Elmwood ' s wizard in math, For our future life she lays the path But if she went away and left me. Oh Gee! MISS DIXON Miss Dixon is our Latin prof, Last week she had an awful cough. And that developed into flu. Boo Hoo! MRS. HANCOCK Mrs. Hancock reigns over the Science lab. With the H20 Mq GAB But if Mrs. Hancock hadn ' t come here. Oh Dear! MISS JOHNSTON Miss Johnston full of history fills us With all the Kings and dates, just kills But if Miss Johnston dropped our class, Alas! MADEMOISELLE JUGE French with Mademoiselle Juge est bon With a venez-ici and a qui , quelle, quand Mademoiselle allows no folly. Oh Golly! MISS PHILBRICK Miss Philbrick keeps us all in trim With the horse, mat, rope and ring. If to England she went back. Alack! APOLOGY To all the mistresses we have pity, Wio should read this silly ditty. Please excuse this awful bosh. . . Oh Gosh! Valerie Wood V C Rose Alexander V Nightingale Keller M OSS on a Rock Moss on a rock. Nothing is more cormnonplace. More ordinary " -yet there a nymph Would sit and talk She spoke of many vx ndrous things: A little breeze, a growing twig Happy , gushing, laughing springs Or where the cloud- clb ft sky was blue, And how the skylark soars and sings, I ' d like to talk To her, and see If any wonder was in me, Would she find a gold i heart. That greater grows As I in wisdom and in stature grow. And like a rose, unfold, To give its all to life? I f of this bhe could not talk, I would he more commonplace Than moss on a rock, Shirley Mann V B Fry SPRING POEM The woods are buzzing noisily. The bears are waking up; The flowers are in bloom again. The sap is in the cup. The world is free from snow once more With blossoms new and strange, And lots of fun and cheer in store,-- God ' s made a lovely change. Sheila McCormick IV C Age 10.

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