Elmwood School - Samara Yearbook (Ottawa, Ontario Canada)

 - Class of 1956

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SAMARA JUNE, 1956 " SUCCESS IS NAUGHT; ENDEAVOUR ' S ALL " — Browning ELMWOOD FROM THE GROUNDS S OW-77 ? MRS. BRUCE WITH CO-HEAD BOARDERS - l ONTON DARRICADES, BARBARA KENNEDY, AND HEAD GIRL - FRANCES WOOD. S A jM A R A 3 Dear Elmwoodians: iVIy first year as your Headmistress is drawing to a close. As I look back upon it, I am full of gratitude for the challenge it has brought and for the wonderful spirit of co-operation that has been developing among the staff, the officers and the students of Elmwood. What has been accomplished has been due, in no small measure, to this. The support and encouragement of all my former students who have written this year have been much appreciated. I think particularly of Gillian Neville and Bobby Bradshaw in England, the former showing talent and promise at the Douglas-Webster School of Dramatic Art and the latter at Veterinary College. I think, too, of Alary Fisher-Rowe at the University of Rome, Sheila McCormick excelling at McGill and Jennifer Woollcombe at Queen ' s, as well as of the many others who are carrying on their Elmwood training at institutes of higher learning. It is my sincere wish that Elmwood Old Girls will become a more active group for they can contribute much to their Alma Mater. If Elmwood students are to make their mark in the world, it ill be because they have learned to put first things first, to give rather than to expect from life and to develop those intangible integrities that characterize a purposeful existence. It has been rewarding to watch you this year as you accepted responsibility and learned to make the sacrifices that develop character. I have been proud of you as you struggled to work consistently and discovered that hard-earned accomplishment was a much more satisfying experience than merely being- entertained. I have been proud of you as you struggled to live up to your ideals, and I am convinced, noting these things, that Elmwood must and will go forward and that the finest elements of her spirit will never die. You may not always succeed in the way that the world counts success. Does this really matter? Robert Browning has said, " What I aspire to be and am not comforts me " , and again, " A man ' s grasp must exceed his reach, else what ' s a heaven for? " Our school motto puts it this way, " Success is naught, endeavour ' s all. " Our Lord taught us to remember that " iMan looketh on the outside but God looketh on the heart. " Live to glorify God and everything in your life will fit into place like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. You must do this, for " You are not your own. You are bought with a price. " If you keep these things in mind, you will live happily and have true success, for you will be given the strength to overcome your difficulties and reach eternity, which is your goal. A ' lay I offer you my best wishes and those of the staff in all your future endeavours. Sincerely and affectionately. 4 S A A R A S€Ut ntal ALL that remains of this eventful school year are schoolbooks, empty desks, report cards, and most important — memories of many happy days, • echoes of school lessons, and .Mrs. Bruce ' s guiding talks at Prayers. Among the memories are the excitement and gaiety of spooky ghosts at the House Dance, " La Splendeur de Paris " at the formal, and the tension at basketball, soccer, and volleyball games which provided such exciting moments to cheering on-lookers. This year will prove to have been a year of happy welcomes and sad farewells. Mrs. Bruce was welcomed by all to her difficult role of replacing Airs. Graham as headmistress. We also greeted many new teachers and sadly said good-bye to those who are not returning next term. We thank them all for having been so patient with us. While we go to school, we think it unnecessary and hope for the time to pass quickly; but when we have graduated and have passed to other institutions, we shall remember the little things we have learned both morally and scholastically. Perhaps it is only then that we shall realize how lucky we were as Canadians, to grow in a healthy atmosphere of freedom and prosperity, to have the right to think, feel and act as we desire. These rights could be dangerous. They are like a dangerous weapon which does not become safe until the possessor learns how to handle it correctly and even then it has to be handled with care. At home, church, and school we are trained to use these liberties properly. As Elmwoodians we shall realize how helpful our headmistress, teachers, and parents have been. They all realize that we are " the future citizens " and, because of liberty, have a responsibility. Upon what we are like depends the future of this resourceful young nation of Canada. Let us all strive to learn what Elmwood offers us so that we may fulfil our role as future citizens. This year we were grieved to hear of the tragic death of Mrs. Cornelius Laderoute, nee Myrna Badham. She attended Elmwood from 1952 to 1954 and was liked by everyone. Aiyrna was a cheerful young person who was full of fun. The boarders knew her best and remember her better as " Myrt " . She was always seen helping other people rather than burdening them with her own problems. Alvrna was down to earth but, nevertheless, always ready with a playful quip. We all feel the loss and extend our sympathy to Alyrna ' s husband and family. SAMARA 5 Frances Wood: " can resist everything hut te7)iptation " . Fran is our popular Head Girl this year, who in addition to a winning smile and pleasant manner has a keen sense of responsibility. She can be seen each morning heading the entire school as she organizes the girls for the day ' s routine. Having the co-operation of officers and girls alike, Fran is heard with her word of authority just when she is most needed. In addition to her many duties as Head Girl, Frances finds time to take part in other phases of school life. She is a swift moving forward on the Ijasketball team and heads the active dance committee. Despite the fact that Fran is a day girl, she keeps in touch with the boarding school and frequently accompanies the boarders on their " sprees " , her green Dodge a welcome addition. Frannie is partial to Mounties, the West, and smooth Europeans, but one can say she holds the same opinion of receiving lines (especially when she ' s in them), French (?), and Ottawa in general. This summer will see Fran off to Europe, and everyone wishes her all the luck possible. Susie Brain: " Lajigbter, giggle, titter, chuckle, cheer, shout, burst of laughter " . Susie is in Six Upper, one of the few Prefects of the school and the only Prefect of her house. She has been the treasurer of various dances, which has given her many a headache and embarrassing moment. She has been in two plays, always in the role of a man, which really does not suit her at all! In spite of many absences and her terribly infectious laugh (especially in Latin class), she is coming out on top again this year. Next year, she will take a year off, then probably go to University unless she lands in a modelling school. Susie will always be remembered for her great help in school and her wonderful cheerfulness. All our best wishes go with her. Susie, stay clear of Westpoint and beware of Quebec. Tonton Darricades: " Little brown head and eyes so blue, O where will your wisdom lead you to? " Tonton Darricades came to Elmwood from Chile two and a half years ago, and has been very helpful in trying to teach us the " Cha Cha Cha " and the " Hokey Pokey " , in some cases with marked success, in others ! This year, besides taking her Senior Matric, Ton is Co-head Boarder, Prefect and mainstay of the Dance and Decorating Committees. Ton is well known for her happy disposition, and so, of course, she has many friends; she thinks one of them is real George! In the main role, as Marie Jenvrin, in the Senior Dramatic Arts Class play. Ton showed her true acting ability. Next year. Ton is off to the Royal Vic. in Montreal, to become a " healer of all ills " — we wish her the best of luck, and we will all miss her sunny streak(!) and cheery smile. 6 SAMARA Esther Prudham : " f yoli can keep your head when all about yon are losing theirs " . Esther is one of those rare people who never fail to get out of bed on the right side. In her three and a half years at Elmwood she has thrown herself with such energy into all she has undertaken that this year she was made a Prefect and Sports Captain of Nightingale. She is also the efficient editor of " Samara " . Esther, who comes from Edmonton, is an ardent Eskimo fan and has been living in clouds for the past two years — Need we ask why? This has not prevented her, however, from making wonderful marks in her exams. Esther plans to come back to Elmwood next year and we know she ' ll sweep all the glories in front of her. Good luck, Es! Audrey Ashbourne: " Her figure is lovely: she has very fine eyes, And her talk is a mixture of foolish and wise " . " Audo " is delicate-featured and dainty (a Limoges product). She ' s gentle, calm, and very even tempered; however, occasionally two bright pink spots appear on her cheeks indicating her determination. This year she has shown her capability in her responsible position of House Senior and Co-Head of Keller. For the past four years Audo has migrated between Elmwood and New- foundland, having had a summer and a winter home like a bird. This last year, with Audrey as Co-Head of Keller, has been very bus.v, although she still manages to find time for poetry, letter writing, and fudge failures! Recently Audo became an aunt for the third time, and as a result she is much envied by the rest of us, her classmates. When Audo leaves Elmwood for Toronto it will seem as if a stuffy room has lost its only fresh breeze. We wish Audo the best of luck in the future, and instead of good-bye we say " Hasta la Vista " . Barbara Kennedy: " Play up, play up! ajid play the game! " If you want to find Barbara Kennedy, five foot four, blonde hair, blue eyes, just go upstairs to the boarding school. Barbara is Co-head Boarder with Tonton Barricades and has done a most efficient job in this position. Barb has risen to the top quickly in her three years at Elmwood. She is a House Senior and President of the Debating Club for the second year. I have been told that Barbara ' s interests are in the air. Who knows — maybe someday she will be a parachutist? Getting back to earth again, Barbara not only travels as a guard on the school basketball team but also is going to travel this summer when she goes to England and Scotland for seven whole weeks! If you are in the dining-room second period each afternoon, beware, because Barbara will be travelling through the dining room with R.C.A.F. jet power to arrive at her grade thirteen Biology class on time, with her Biology assignment in hand. We will miss Barbara next year, but we wish her the best of luck in nursing. S A iM A R A 7 Mickey Maiiion: ' ' She holds her little thoughts hi sight, Though gay they nin and leap " . Mickey, christened Margarede, is our ready, able and always smiling Fry House Head. She directed Fry with a firm hand to victory in the house plays and house collections. Mick originated in France, as one can immediately tell (chic!) and she plays a mean game of tennis. Ottawa and insurance companies beware! Mick has her temporary licence and aids in the general " burning up " of Canadian and U.S. roads. Mickey has nimble fingers as well as a nimble brain and excels in practical as well as intellectual fields. Much to the envy of us all, she sews her own clothes and holds ton position in her form. She is the bubbling member of our form, with her big white smile, and we won ' t be able to imagine life without Mick ' s cheery " Hi " early in the morning. Though we don ' t know what Mickey intends to do next year (as a matter of fact neither does she!) we do know that whatever she does will be done to perfection. Wherever she goes (and it was prophesied that she was for the Far East) and whatever she does, we all send our love and best wishes for success. Andrea Rowley: " I perfect njoomav, nobly planned To warn, to comfort and conrinand " . This year Andrea, or Andy, as she is better known to all her friends, rose from the ranks of her form to become a House Senior and Co-Head of Keller. Besides being such an extremely efficient officer (one of the cherished few!), Andrea plays a tremendous game of basketball for the school team and works extremely hard on the dance committee. To top it all off she is an exceptionally good student; and French being her specialty, Andy may often be heaid carrying on a gay conversation witli Madame Krupka, much to the envy of the other girls! Elmwood is not the only school that interests Andy, though; it seems Carleton College holds quite a fascination for her. This summer Andrea bids adieu to Elmwood and is off to Germany. Andrea ' s cheerful smile, and pet remarks such as " Hey Gracie! " will be sadly missed around the halls of Elmwood, but we all wish her the best of luck in the future. Sally Trueman: " That spoke so sweetly and so well " . " Sal " is a busy girl as she is Head of Nightingale, a House Senior, librarian and is combining grade twelve and grade thirteen subjects. If you need some extra energy, just ask Sally for her secret formula, for as yet we do not know how she does it all. If you chance to hear of a iilay that is to be presented, just ask who is acting in one of the leading roles, and you will most undoubtedly hear the name " Sally Trueman " . Sally is quite a sports enthusiast and this year graduated from " Pee- " Wee " to " Morts " in skiing. Congratulations! Maybe next year she will be skiing down Mount Allison? Sally is returning to her home province next year, namely New Brunswick, but I think she will miss the Gatineau slopes and her brother ' s motorcycle. Looking at Sally, tall and fair, one might think she is a graduating model, but really she is one of our best students. If you find an old bone, take it to Sally and she will label it with some scientific name, for she is " tops " in Biology. We think Mount Allison will welcome our talented leading lady but I fear Nightingale ' s loss. FRY HOUSE NIGHTINGALE HOUSE S A M A R A 0 THIS year Fry has added twelve new mem- bers to her Hst. Thev have all shown their wondei ful House spirit so quickly acquired. In November Fry was very fortunate to win the House plays with " The Happy Jour- ney to Trenton and Camden " by Thornton Wilder. The cast of the play is to be con- gratulated. We were also very happy to win the House Collections in December. I must say that all three Houses were very close in these competitions. Although we tried very hard, especially our Sports Captain, Frances Cabeldu, we lost out in the sports field. We do hope, however, to do much better in the Badminton tourna- ment and on sports day. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the girls for their good work and good spirit. I hope they will always remember their house motto " Friendship to all. " Head of House: House Senior: Mickey Man- ion. Prefect: Susan Brain. Monitors: Betsy-Jane Davis, Diana RadclifF, Helena von Numers, Jane McDowell, Sandra Graham, Audrey Fell, Libby Bogue. Sports Captain: Frances Cabeldu. Basketball Team: Forwards: Betsy-Jane Davis, Sandra Graham, Ruth Petrie, Diane Manion. Guards: Diana RadclifT, Heather Petrie, Eliza- beth Bogue, Susan Petrie. House Members Elizabeth Bogue, Susan Brain, Frances Cabel- du, Pamela Cawdron, Linda Chauvin, Betsy- Jane Davis, Penny Devlin, Audrey Fell, Joanna Garland, Susan Garland, Jean Gar- vock, Sandra Graham, Pat Gillies, Thale Gunneng, Anne Gilbert, Elizabeth Hay, Margo Hay, Gail Lacharity, Lauretta Landymore, Jane McDowell, Diane Manion Jane Mac- Tavish, Helena von Numers, Laragh NeeUn, Eleanor Patrick, Heather Petrie, Susan Petrie, Ruth Petrie, Ginny Price, Diana Radchff, Pat Slemon. T ellen. acc e ate KELLER received a great many new girls last fall. As this year has progressed each member has shown excellent House and team spirit. Our entry in the annual inter-House drama competition was a play called " Do Unto Others " . Although we did not win, we tried hard. For the House Collections many useful articles were received for needy people. A great interest was shown in the collections even though Keller did not have the largest number of collected articles. With Joan Yates as our able and keen Sports Captain, Keller came first in the Basket- ball games and second in the Volley Ball. We would like to thank all of Keller for working hard and upholding our motto " Fair Play " during the year. In January we were very sorry to lose Camille and Nikki Beaudry. Heads of House: House Seniors: Andrea Rowley, Audrey Ashbourne. Monitors: Camille Beaudry, Sally Boyd, Car- olyn Bruce, Sandra Drew, Jane Murphy, Joan Yates. Sports Captain: Joan Yates. Basketball Teavi: Foru-ards: Lynne Castonguay, A ' largaret Barr, Joan Yates, Rosemary Findlay. 10 SAMARA Guards: Carolyn Bruce, Andrea Rowley, Dale Stevens, Sally Boyd. House Memliers Lilias Ahearn, Christine Ashbourne, iVlargaret Ann Barr, Susan Belcourt, Joan Berry, Wendy Blackburn, Susan Campbell, Lynne Castonguay, Jean Cundill, Frances Drury, Mary Findlay, Rosemary Findlay, Donalee Forbes, Eleanor Garson, Mary Gratias, Janet Ann Hair, Louise Hayley, Heather Hyndman, Jane Johnson, Efi Malamaki, Martha Rogers, Jane Rowley, Kit Sampson, Nancy Scott, Susan Southam, Jana Stepan, Dale Stevens, Mardi Thompson, Merida Woodburn. NIGHTINGALE lost many of its old girls this year, but in welcoming large numbers of new girls, we have more than ade- quately filled the gaps. In the late fall Elizabeth van Schelle joined the House in time to help splendidly with House Collections, and at Christmas time Beverly Mitchell Mas moved up from pre-House ranks on a surprise pro- motion. The girls put a great amount of effort into our house play " Miracle at Blaise " which came second, but we didn ' t quite come up to Fry. The House Collections were also won by Fry this year, despite the tremendous House spirit that prevailed towards the deadline. We did win the Soccer this year under the super- vision of our Sports Captain, Esther Prudham, but fell back to second place for the Inter- House Basketball. This year for the first time only one House team was organized and the Intermediates, Linda Nueman, Bonnie Wood, Sally Sadler and Linda Redpath played a tre- mendous game of Basketball. Head of House: House Senior: Sally True- man. Head Girl: Fran Wood. Co-Head Boarders: Prefect: Tonton Darricades. House Senior: Barbara Kennedy. School Sports Captain: iAdolly Sutcliffe. House Sports Captain: Prefect: Esther Prudham. Monitors: Mimi Cave, Gail Dochstader. Basketball Team: Forwards: Fran Wood, A4olly Sutcliffe, Esther Prudham, Sally Sadler, Linda Redpath. Guards: Barb Kennedy, Bonnie Wood, Linda Nueman, Sally Trueman. House Members Vicky Brain, Elizabeth Bratton, Julie Carroll, Susan Cleary, Susannah Clark, Wendy Doch- stader, Judy Dowd, Sheena Ewing, Joan Francis, Lesley Gait, Lee Gobeil, Heather Hayley, Sue Hamilton, Sarah Jennings, Diana Lawson, Beverly Mitchell, Sandra Moffat, Linda Nueman, Linda Redpath, Sally Sadler, Katie Schell, Judy Toller, Elizabeth van Schelle, Mary Watt, Judy Wilson, Bonnie Wood, Ruth Wansbrough. Junior Hallowe ' en Party Friday, October 28th, we had a Hallowe ' en party at Elmwood. In the Gym hung lots of apples from strings. A girl played music and when it stopped everyone tried to bite an apple without using hands. The first person to take a bite won. After that we had costume judging. There were all kinds of costumes. Some were bunnies, old ladies, gypsies, cats, devils, kings and queens. Prizes were given for the prettiest costumes, the most original, and the funniest. Then came the food. We had sandwiches, lemonade or chocolate milk, cookies and ice SAMARA cream in the dining room where there were many fascinating Hallowe ' en decorations. I think that this year ' s Hallowe ' en Party at Elmwood was one of the best. Our Hallowe ' en Dance This year our Hallowe ' en Dance was the first of what, we hope, will be an annual dance. We were welcomed at eight-thirty by Mrs. Bruce, Captain Bruce, Fran Wood and her escort. The decorations were impressive, bright Chinese lanterns, orange and black streamers, dim lights and two lonely skeletons who, by the end of the evening, still had not discovered each other. Many kinds of dances, old and new, were tried; one was the Hokey-Pokey by Tonton Darricades. The records were very enjoyable with a few Latin American tunes to warm up the atmosphere. We bunny-hopped into sup- per and ate some delicious sandwiches and cakes, made by the girls, and then returned to the dance floor to take advantage of the remaining moments. Many thanks are due to the girls who made up the escort list. A few minutes before midnight the last couple disappeared around the corner and everyone seemed to have enjoyed our first Elmwood dance of 1955-56. The Intermediates and Juniors have been pleased with Art classes because of the var- iety. The year got off to an interesting start with Mosaics, which were completely new to us. With the approach of winter, we paint- ed winter scenes, which were followed by stencils for dress materials and book covers. Then we did a group project, painting murals of jungle and under-the-sea themes. Later painting classes included life drawing with one of the girls as a model, spring scenes of flowers, abstract designs, self-portraits, and outdoor sketching. The year seemed to pass quickly because of Miss Hale ' s many sug- gestions for Art classes. Crafts have again been interesting as our Craft ' s teacher, iMiss Danhof, had many new ideas for us. We started the year by making some comical paper masks and then Ave went on to embroidering some very pretty tray cloths. One of our winter projects was making marionettes and puppets. Some forms tried linoleum cutting while others wove baskets, and many of the girls found making stuffed animals a favourite craft. We used our own ideas in building miniature stages with attrac- tive backdrops. Two of the most practical ideas for Crafts were slippers and aprons. We feel we have become more skillful in our Craft work. Special Art This year, special art classes were held every Thursday afternoon at the home of iMrs. IgnatifT, the classes consisting of draw- ing, painting, ink sketching, sculpturing and making mobiles. The pupils could choose any of these subjects, and models were frequently available. The only two girls from Elmwood taking these classes were Linda Nueman and Diane Manion, who feel that they have learned a great deal and are completing a successful year in this field. Debating Club Notes This year ' s Debating Club was again headed by Barbara Kennedy, with Esther Prudham as vice-president and Andrea Row- ley as secretary. At the first meeting the guest speaker was iMr. von Numers, who spoke on his native country, Finland. It was a most interesting and informative address. Next on the agenda was an informal de- bate, the subject being " Resolved that Christianity should be propagated into so- called heathen lands. " Speakers for the affirm- ative were Barbara Kennedy, Betsy-Jane Davis and Joan Yates; those for the negative were Tonton Darricades, Mickey Adanion and Susan Brain. Mrs. Wilgress was chairman, and Mrs. Bruce and Madame Krupka were judges. The debate was an active one, and the affirmative came out ahead by only one point. The best speaker of the day, the judges and chairman agreed, was Susan Brain. 12 SAMARA At the third and last meeting, Mr. O ' DriscoU, in an informal discussion, put forth such subjects as " Social Drinking " , " Can Anyone be a Christian and a Politician " , and " Segregation " . This was a most interesting and thought-provoking discussion. The Debating Club enjoyed a large mem- bership and attendance at the meetings, both of which added up to an enjoyable and suc- cessful year for the Club. The Junior Skating Party The Junior Skating Party was held on January 27th. We went out to skate right after school, when we played games on the rink. Later we came in to see some movies which were " The Three Bruins in a Canoe " , " The Hare and the Tortoise " , and one on Eskimos. After the movies, we were served hot dogs and hot chocolate in the Gym. It was then time to go home after another good party at Elmwood. The Square Dance On the evening of Friday, February 3rd, the Elmwood girls held their annual square dance. For the night ' s entertainment we had Ian Conn from Lisgar as the caller and Molly Sutcliffe as the M.C., and I think we all agree they did a wonderful job of entertaining us. It was a delight to see the girls whirling around the room on the arms of their hand- some escorts. When we were all out of breath from the good old-fashioned hoe-downs, we gathered in the dining room to have soft drinks and sandwiches. After this intermission we returned to the hall for a few more dances, to end the evening. Tired, but happy, we re- turned home from a delightful, but strenuous evening. The Formal Friday, the day before the formal, was a day of utter confusion. The teachers tried to get the attention of the girls who weren ' t decorating but whose thoughts inevitably fluttered away to boys and dresses. The decorating committee worked furiously at finishing the huge project they had started. They scurried around in the Gym among scissors, paper, nails, paint brushes and a high rickety ladder, to the inspiring music of some- body ' s radio. Everything turned out perfectly. We want to congratulate the decorating committee, who for so long had been busy covering the walls with Paris scenes. They did extremely well, transporting us to a Paris street as we sat under the awnings looking into a patisserie, a restaurant, or a clothes shop exhibiting Parisian evening clothes. We also want to congratulate the decorat- ing committee on their new idea of having tables, cafe style, along the walls. We danced to the music of Wilf Steabner and enjoyed refreshments of cakes, cookies, soft drinks and ice cream. We here want to thank the Mothers ' Guild who donated part of the re- freshments. I think we all agree that it was a most successful evening and that we all enjoyed ourselves very much. Our thanks go to the teachers and everyone else who helped it turn out so well. Carleton College A rainy and dreary day was brightened by the high spirits of a group of Elmwood girls setting out for Carleton College. It was again time for Ashbury and Elmwood to visit the college and observe the campus life. The previous week Dr. McLeish, the registrar of Carleton, came to the school to arrange with the girls the lectures they wished to attend. Arriving at nine, each girl was able to attend two lectures of her choice and spend one spare hour visiting the different parts of the building. Included in the tour were visits to the new modern hbrary, the students ' union, and the cafeteria for coffee and a chat with some of the students. At twelve the guests were treated to a luncheon attended by Dr. Gibson and mem- bers of the student council. Dr. Gibson made an inspiring speech and was thanked by the visiting students, Tonton Darricades thanking him on behalf of Elmwood. S A iM A R A 13 The day proved to be most interesting and an opportunity for many to see the type of life led by students of a university. Library This year has shown a tremendous iin- provement in the library, due to the Mothers ' Guild. They have spent a great deal of money buying new books of all kinds. Much time was spent by Airs. Jennings and iVIrs. Landy- more in the difficult task of reorganizing and sorting books. The girls are extremely grate- ful to them. The new books include the useful Colum- bia Encyclopaedia, some excellent histories, collections of poetry, essays, biographies and interesting novels. The addition of these books has greatly increased the number taken out by the girls. The Choir The Choir was formed by Miss Shand and Miss Hale at the beginning of the autumn term. It consisted of fourteen boarders, and Linda Chauvin was elected as choir leader. We started by leading the singing in morning assembly, with an occasional descant. At Christmas time, during the carol service, we sang " The Song of the Crib " , and " The Holly and the Ivy " , with soloists. During the winter term we began to sing anthems on Friday mornings. We sang during the Epiphany season " Three Kings from Persian Lands Afar " and also " Eternal Father " , with a new descant. In the following weeks we sang " Thanksgiving " , (a Rhenish folk song) " Brother James Air " , and " Lead Me Lord " . In February more day girls joined the choir, and we now number twenty-two, eleven altos and eleven sopranos. During the Lenten season we have been able to concentrate on two part songs, and we have rendered " The Legend " to a setting by Tchaikovsky, " Lord Jesus Hath a Garden " , " The Sussex jMummers ' Carol " , and " Over Yonder ' s a Park " . " In Thee is Joy " was sung as a duet by Linda Chauvin and Katie Schell, and six girls sang a two part arrangement of " Ave Verum " in Latin and English. Our first piece of work in the Easter term will be an Easter Carol. We are most grateful to Miss Moseby for typing many copies of words for us. During the winter term we spent an en- joyable evening at a concert given by the International Music Club of New Canadians. We hope to have several more outings before the end of the year. We should welcome new members at any time. So come and join us! Choir: Sopranos — Linda Chauvin, Katie Schell, Judy Dowd, Pat Gillies, Margo Hay, Joan Francis, Sandra Moffat, Maritza Pacheco, Rosemary Findlay, Penny Devlin, Sue Bel- court. Altos— Beth Hay, Linda Nueman, Linda Redpath, Elizabeth Bratton, Gail Dochstader, Jane MacTavish, Susan Southam, Anne Gil- bert, Sarah Jennings, Jane Johnson, Janet Hair. Public Speaking Contest The annual Public Speaking Contest has not taken place at the time of this article, since the finals are to be held May 10th, but we are eagerly awaiting the outcome. The juniors, as well as seniors, will be represented. In the junior classes, each girl makes a speech and from these, the mistresses pick the outstanding ones to be entered in the final contest. The seniors volunteer and may pick their own subject. The contests of former years have proved extremely interesting and encouraging, and we are eagerly anticipating the outcome of this year ' s contest. Free Day Free Day came as usual on the last day of January. Once again the girls continued the annual tradition of assuming positions as teachers and officers. New time-tables were made by each class and a wide range of sub- jects taught. Apart from some noisiness, a bunny hop through the court yard, and a few mark-happy monitors appointed for the day. Free Day was carried on successfully. 14 SAMARA The Drama for this year began on the evening of November 10th with the three highly successful house plays. Keller put on a cheerful comedy called " Do Unto Others " about a family in early New England. In it were Rosemary Findlay, Sue Belcourt, Frances Drury, Jane iVIurphy, Sandra Drew and Dale Stevens. Nightingale ' s play was " A l 4iracle at Blaise " . Vicky Brain, Tonton Darricades, Bar- bara Kennedy, Esther Prudham, Sally True- man and Katie Schell took the parts. Fry ' s successful play, " The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden " by Thornton Wilder, earned the most points this year due to the acting of Gail Lacharity, Beth Hay, Fran Cabeldu, Lauretta Landymore, Helena von Numers and Susie Brain. The Junior Dramatic Art Classes took over the Christmas entertainment and gave the parents a delightful afternoon. Adrs. Davis both wrote and directed the pantomime " The Sleeping Princess " . The leading parts were taken by Georgia Gale, Johanne Forbes, Rita Browning, Susanne Book, Beverly Mitchell and Marilyn Ross, while many others also gave good performances. The play was pre- ceded by a charming Christmas Pageant in French presented by Transition and Form I, under Mrs. Wilgress. On iVIarch 9th the Senior Dramatic Art Classes put on two plays directed patiently by Mrs. iMeiklejohn. Six Matric presented " The Boy with the Cart " by Christopher Fry with parts taken by Sally Trueman, Vicky Brain, Esther Prudham, Helena von Numers, Pat Slemon, iVIildred Cave, Molly Sutcliffe, Frances Cabeldu, Gail Dochstader, Lee Gobeil, Susannah Clarke, Andrea Rowley, Carolyn Bruce, Joan Yates, Jane Murphy, Elizabeth Bogue, Sandra Drew, Diana Radcliff and Mrs. Meiklejohn. Six Upper presented an amusing- comedy of the far north called " The Courting of Marie Jenvrin " by Gwen Pharis. Sally Boyd, Frances Wood, Tonton Darricades, Susan Brain, Audrey Ashbourne, Dale Stevens and A4ickey Manion took the parts. Transition and Form L under A-Irs. Wil- gress, gave us another short play in the spirit of Easter just before the Easter holidays. Last year ' s opera, " The Magic Flute " , proved such a success that it was decided to present another one this year, the choice being " Martha " , by M. Louise Baum and David Stevens, with music by Friedrich von Flotow. The leads were taken by Jane MacDowell as Martha, Joan Yates as Nancy, Linda Chau- vin as Lionel, Margaret Ann Barr as Plunket, Beth Hay as Tristam, and Leslie Gait as the sheriff. iVIembers of the chorus were Judy Dowd, Eleanor Garson, Joanna Garland, Linda Nueman, Pat Gillies, Katie Schell, Jane Johnson, Jana Stepan, Joan Francis, Elizabeth Bratton, iMargo Hay, Linda Redpath and Sandra A ' loffat. Helen Heighington took the part of the footman. We owe the success of " Martha " chiefly to iVIr. MacTavish, who directed and con- ducted the production. Thanks also must be extended to Adrs. Meiklejohn for her help in the staging, and the scenery lent itself won- derfully to the staging, thanks for which are due to Esther Prudham, who spent much time painting. We all had a great deal of fun doing this opera, and we only hope the audience enjoyed watching it as much as we enjoyed presenting it. MOM I ORS S A A I A R A 17 Sports Day 1955 On June 3, 1955, Elmwood held the annual Sports Day. The weather was fine, many friends were present, and the enthusiasm was at its peak. It was organized under the direc- tion of Miss Dubrule and everyone enjoyed the various activities (fortunately the mos- quitoes were not active that day.) The winners ivere: Senior Sports Cup— Gillian Neville Intermediate Sports Cup— Lynne Cas- tonguay Junior Sports Cup— Seddon Ryan Preparatory Sports Cup— Angelica Ruiz School Sports Captain Molly Sutcliffe was the popular choice for this honoured position. She has worked hard and successfully in this capacity and has help- ed Mrs. Rideout to learn the rules of Canadian games, which she learned so aptly and quickly. Molly ' s job has been to organize House Tournaments and to coach the Basketball team, and we all wish her luck as she launches further into this field in the future. Her helper this year has been Carolyn Bruce whom we are looking forward to seeing next year. Basketball During the long winter months, spirits were livened by exciting Basketball games. In the House games. Nightingale defeated Fry, and Keller defeated Nightingale with a close score of 16-15. The players certainly kept the timer and scorer busy! Under the supervision of Mrs. Rideout, with the help of Molly Sutcliffe, we played several interschool games but most of the time we found ourselves unlucky. We played such schools as Hull High School, Fisher Park High School, Carleton College and the Elm- wood Old Girls team which we defeated only by 1 point. School Basketl)all Team Guards Barbara Kennedy Andrea Rowley Diana RadclifT Carolyn Bruce Forwards Joan Yates Frances Wood Betsy-Jane Davis Aiolly Sutcliffe Siibtsitutes Sally Sadler Heather Petrie. Lynne Castonguay Bonnie Wood Linda Redpath Many thanks should go to the school Basketball team for their time, enthusiasm, sportsmanship and co-operation. Each individ- ual worked hard and did her best. We really appreciated the spirit which they showed. 18 SAMARA We would like also to thank the Sports Captain of each house, Joan Yates, Frances Cabeldu and Esther Prudham for their work and enthusiasm. Our appreciation goes to Mrs. Rideout who has taught us many new games and stunts and for her assistance in all our sports which were new to her. Soccer This year Soccer was played just before the snow began to fall, and with numerous bruised shins, Nightingale was the winner, having defeated both Keller and Fry by the same narrow margin 2-1. Since last year some of us have learned to use our heads — in hitting the ball that is! Volley Ball Volley Ball provided exciting entertain- ment after the Easter holidays. Keller defeated Fry in a series of " best of 3 " games. Keller went on to challenge Nightingale but were defeated in the third game. AH the teams were evenly matched and the games were close. Badminton One of the main features in the Sports program of the last term was the Badminton play-offs. Enthusiasm was high among board- ers and day girls alike as the eliminations took place. After worthy competition, the follow- ing girls won in the finals: Senior Singles— Barbara Kennedy Senior Doubles— Lynne Castonguay, Sandra Drew Intermediate Singles— Lynne Castonguay Intermediate Doubles— Linda Redpath, Sally Sadler. Baseball The fine days following the Easter vacation were an incentive for the House Sports Captains to organize Baseball games. Each House showed fine sportsmanship and played well. After several close games, Nightingale House emerged as the champions. Skiing Each snowfall of the winter term was heartily welcomed by the ski enthusiasts. The main event of the ski season, as usual, was the week-end at A-Iont Tremblant where the girls benefited greatly from the instruction of the pros. With Captain and Mrs. Bruce as well as Mrs. Rideout and other staff members to organize the week-end, everyone had an enjoyable time. On several other week-ends, Mrs. Rideout took the skiers to Camp Fortune and Adountain Lodge. rT MWOOD S A A I A R A 19 In keeping with Elmwood ' s tradition, we initiated this year ' s new girls and teachers at the picnic on the grounds of Lac Philippe. We welcomed back A4iss Shand as Head of the Boarding School, and from her we have gained all sorts of advice. New arrivals from the international scene were A-Iiss Danhof and Miss Hale, each teaching primary grades, the one from Holland and the other from Eng- land. The lower floor has grown to love iMiss A4oseby who has been Junior House Adother. On the Upper floor was A4rs. Bye, filling her busy role in our whirlwind organization. We were sorry to see her leave at Easter, but we have in her place A4rs. Edwards, who in her short time here has won our affection, for she has taken a real interest in us. At Christmas time we all sang ourselves into hearty appetites for the Christmas turkey and trimmings prepared by our favourite chef, " A4rs. Adac. " At the end of the week Santa made his yearly visit adding merriment to our Christmas party. Saint Nick this year bearing a slight resemblance to Joan Yates! Hits of the evening were poems portraying the characteristics of each girl and staff mem- ber as seen in the eyes of the Head Boarders! This gave us a gay start to the holidays. The next term was a long one for all, but one which we managed to get through with- out any major calamities, although there were some close calls, as usual! For excitement and change from the routine of classes, there were the formal dance, the senior plays, and the debating club. Each was a real success. A4rs. Bruce added to the " succes du Ball " by giving us extra time for pre and post dance parties. This last term is always a memorable one, especially for those about to leave who haven ' t another year to which they can look forward but have for the rest of their lives the un- forgettable memories of their school days. We wish them success, for " all ' s well that ends well! " VI Upper and VI Matric Officers: Head Girl: Frances Wood. Prefects: Susan Brain (VI U), Tonton Darricades (VI U), Esther Prudham (VI Ad). House Seniors: Audrey Ashbourne (VI U), A Iickey Adanion (VI U), Sally Trueman (VI U), Barbara Kennedy (VI A I), Andrea Rowley (VI A4). VI Upper Sally Boyd— ' K merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance. " Margaret Ami Barr— ' Let a smile be your um- brella " . Jafiey McDowell— " She was a phantom of de- light " . Dale Stevens— ' hike Twilight ' s . . . her dusky hair " . VI Matric Camille Beaiidry— ' ' Theve isn ' t a train I wouldn ' t take, no matter where it ' s going " . Libby Bonn e— ' P daughter of the gods, Divi nely tall and most divinely fair " . Vicky B ' r Vz— " Handsome and witty, yet a friend " . Carolyji Bruce— ' A dancing shape, an image gay " . Mildred Cave— ' Life has loveliness to sell, A Iusic like a curve of gold " . Betsy -Jane Davis— ' Like music on the waters Is thy sweet voice " . Sandra Dreau— " A lusic . . . vibrates in the memory " . ' Audrey Fe " Nor know we anything so fair As is the smile upon thy face " . Jane Murphy— ' Her voice was ever soft and low, An excellent thing in woman " . Diana Radcliff— " ' No anger ever arched her back " . Pat Sleuion— " She walks in beauty like the night " . 20 SAMARA Molly Stitcliffe— ' Sport that wrinkled care de- rides And laughter holding both his sides " . Helena von Nimiers— ' Her eyes as stars of Twilight fair " . Joan Yates— ' Oh to be in England " . Form VA Ruth Wansbroiigh— the doll who drives the Jaguar. Thale Giinneng—a new member of our class in the fall who has become a very good Elmwoodian. Sue Garland— V A ' s sunlamp queen, and a weekly boarder who makes up for it on the week-end. Sue Belcourt—ont of those lucky girls who can eat so much, and gain so little. Sheena Eivhig— our scientist, who likes to ex- periment on her hair. Saiidra Graham— tht girl with the car, the smile, and Ashbury ' s head boy. Lee Gobeil— ' Aw but, Mrs. Chater, how could you? Four black marks? " We ' ll sure miss Lee and her " nerves " next year. Nancy Scott— a trip with Madame Krupka this summer, n ' est ce pas? Sue Clarke— Hey, Sue, did you say your TV set was a Rodger (s) Majestic? Heather Petrie— when the class has just begun, look out the window and there is " Peaches " coming into the home stretch. Branny Cabeldu— Fry ' s Sports Captain and a good little player too. Elizabeth van Schelle—hreak ' mg her ankle ski- ing this year didn ' t stop Liz from partici- pating in class. Rosemary Findlay— the girl who hates any kind of football to do with Herb Trawick; need we ask why? Gail Dochstader— her nemesis, Mrs. Wilgress— " Now do you understand that, Gail? " Judy Wilson— mother gal from Glebe who did a good job as Vice-Form Captain. Mary Gratias—m exams, Mary writes so little, but says so much that she comes up with a wonderful mark. Mrs. Stephen— the mainstay, and best friend of V A for the second year. Form VB This year, since our class is so large, we have decided to write our form notes under the titles of name, ambition, favourite pastime, and probable destination. Mrs. Chater— to leave V B; teaching Math, to Transition and I; teaching V A next year. Lauretta La !dy7nore— Literature teacher; read- ing in class; teaching at Elmwood. Jean Garvock— to go to college; getting into trouble ( ? ) ; breeding budgies. Sue Campbell— to be silent for five minutes; laughing; charwoman. Eleanor Garson— to be an author; talking (?) to sailors; Editor of " True Romance " . Ellie Patrick— to be a surgeon; going to Ash- bury; dissecting frogs. Wendy Dochstader— to be tall; eating; a singer (?)• Sally Sadler— to go to McGill; eating and sleeping; Olympic star. ' ' Libby ' " Bratton— to be a nurse; Latin (?); teaching Latin. Gail Lacharity— to be an actress; not doing her homework; kindergarten of the air. Nikki Beaudry— to make watch sticks; chang- ing schools; firebug! Lyjine Castonguay— to get home before Dad; I wonder! old maid. Lilias Ahearn— to be head girl; sitting in Mrs. Bruce ' s office; principal of reform school. Franny Drury— to fail a subject (?); being up at Tremblant; deaf grandmother. Mardi Thompson— to be a horse breeder; rid- ing; cowpoke. Sarah Jennings— to be a Vet; riding and music lessons; eating horse meat. Bonnie ' ' Tex " Wood— a Mountie ' s wife; liv- ing; a bee-bopping cop! Beth Hay— to go to University of Toronto; censored! getting married. Judy Dowd— to be a dietitian; knitting; manu- facturing head bands! Jane Johnson— to be a French scholar (?); blushing; teaching French. S A Ad A R A 21 Sue Petrie—not to be a doctor; skiing at iVIount Tremblant; ski pro. Ja7M Stepan— to marry a neighbour; daydream- ing; playing tiddlywinks. Lh dci ' ' Moe ' ' Redpath-W.H.L., Big Four, Ski pro, etc.; in and out the windows; vaude- ville. Form VCI Since there are a greater number of girls in our class this year, we have decided to write our form notes under the titles of names, favourite expressions, favourite occupation, ambition and destiny. Mrs. Dm7;z77Z(977(i— " terminological inexacti- tudes " — dissecting; scientist; teaching VC I science. Margo H y— " Where ' s my Seventeen " — curl- ing her hair; someone tall, dark and hand- some; someone short, f air and gruesome. Ruth Petrie— ' Hi, doll " ; skiing; pro skier; Pat Slemon ' s bridesmaid. Diana Lawson— ' on, Nueman " ; fooling around; amare pueros! Puella musera. Linda Nueman— ' Some people live to eat, but I eat to live " ; basketball practices at Ash- bury; gym teacher; push-ups at 7.00 a.m. Diane Manion— ' Vm Hving " ; special art classes; Dare; Gerrard! Linda Chauvin— " Sugar beets " ; trying to get out to ski; to be on a ski patrol; ski instruc- tor. Sue Cleary— " Aw, Julie, don ' t " ; looking out of the window during 8th period; to look down on someone; sore neck. Christine Ashbourne— ' Oh, chee whiss! " ; not talking; nurse; charwoman. Judy Toller— ' Oh., no! " ; staying away from school; nurse; patient. Mary Watt— " S all, hear all, know all " ; phoning people; housewife; fishwife. Joanna Garland— " YoicksV ; riding; vet; paint- ing dog houses. ]ane Rowley— " Tiorit be so juvenile " ; watch- ing for Charley at lunch hour; to get mar- ried; marriage counsellor. Wendy Blackbuni— " He p ' ; riding; jockey; stable-boy. J ' ulie Carroll— " HeW Bells " ; asking questions; dance; flagpole sitter. Form VC II As I sat staring out the window one after- noon I thought to myself, what would VC II ever do without: Kit Sampson ' s good temper; Pat Gillies ' fluent French; Pam Cawdron ' s love for gym; Jean Cundill ' s laugh; Efi A4alamaki ' s hard-earned stripe; Mary Findlay ' s late marks; Donalee Forbes ' imagination; Martha Rodger ' s love of dogs; Sue Hamilton ' s constant babble; and last, but not least, Mrs. Wilgress ' charming personality. Form IV A We are writing our Form Notes under the following headings: Name, favourite pas- time, saying, ambition, probable destination. Laragh Neelin— stamp collecting; " Ruddy " ; secretary to her father; licking stamps in her father ' s office. Susan S ou th a? n—skung, " Gosh " ; veterinarian; raising " Sou-Mac " horses. Ja72e MacTavish— Horsing around; " For crum sake " ; veterinarian; having an animal or- phanage. Anne Gilbert— Drawing; " beastly " ; ambas- sador; raising Basenji. Joai2 Francis— Listening to records; " For Gosh sakes " ; housewife; spinster. Maritza Pacheco— knitting; " That ' s beautiful " ; doctor; raising polo ponies. Ginny Pr ' cc ' — making butterscotch toffee; " Ohhh " ; nurse; patient. . A. Hair— skating; " Holy cow " ; nurse; ma- tron. Heather Hayley—riA mg; " Same difl . " ; veter- inarian; stage hand. Katy Schell— riding; " Mercy Maude " ; doctor; actress. Penny Devlm— riding; " it ' s just not funny " ; veterinarian; breeding Siamese cats. 22 SAMARA Lesley G r — collecting China dogs and horses; " is it ever keen " ; secretary; keeping bulls out of the China shop. Merida Woodbum— riding; " Oh, I do not " ; doctor; wife and have three children. Heather Hy 7? d777mi —stamp collecting; " I dun- no " ; nurse; doctor ' s secretary. Joa7i Berry— drawing models; " Shoot lamar " ; astronomer; model in Mars. Beverly Mitchell— reading; " Oh, brother " ; policewoman; head of the force. Mrs. D vw— telling stories; " stop fidgeting " ; to go back to England; teaching in England. Form IV B One night the IV B Form mistress was dreaming of her class of angels when suddenly all their sparkling halos turned to little white horns, not the really bad horns, just the mis- chievious kind. Here are some of the things IV B were doing instead of writing their last exam. The Form captain, Margaret Laidler, was practically falling out of her chair reaching for the pencil sharpener. Behind her Cathy Mc- Ilraith was trying to munch her peanuts quietly while Elsa Frayne was adjusting the Venetian blind and busily braiding the cord. On the Lower IV B side of the room, Wendy Cromar seemed to be solving problems by exercising her " snap-back " pencil. Judy Reid was having trouble reading the mystery book on her lap with one eye on the teacher. Sisser Bunch had again forgotten her glasses and was creeping up to the board to see what the exam questions asked. Sandra Comstock, the only boarder, was being very secretive behind her loose-leaf binder. In the front seat of the next row. Sheila MacTavish was trying for marks by designing a new time-table. Behind her, Rita Browning was twirling her pencil like a baton while Margot Toller, the Assistant Form Captain, was setting back her watch hoping for more time. Georgia Gale was feeling artistic and was doing an inky finger painting on her exam. On the far side of the room, Marjorie Feller was creating a new hair style, much to the interest of Sarah Price who was making elaborate fiourishes on her paper just trying to make her pen work. Writing exams seemed to be making Helen Heighington hungry for she was chewing her new eraser. Back in the far corner, Johanne Forbes was frantically scanning the map of Europe in search of Ot- tawa. Five members of the form weren ' t among the " fallen " angels, for Susanne Book, Cristina Plate, Brenda Saunders, Ann and Judy Scharf had left for various other parts of the world. Suddenly iMiss MacCallum awoke, hoping that her class didn ' t really have the white horns! Form IV C Nine little girls were in Form IV C Nine little girls, as happy as could be. Then, one fine day, sad to relate, Lindsay went away and then there were eight. Eight little girls learned " 6 times eleven " ,— Then A-larta left, and so there were seven. Seven little girls, full of funny tricks, Sisser went to IV B, and then there were six. Six little girls, as busy as can be— ( ' Tis said they ' r e working very well in Form IV C). Angelica, Teresa, and Anne, Elizabeth, Caroline, Jane,— These are the six, The jolly little six, The happy little six, That remain with Miss Shand. Forms II and III Grades III and IV— they are busy all day. They do lots of work but there ' s still time for play. Roxie on skates smoothly glides o ' er the ice, Alex made a basket which looks very nice, Audrey ' s improving her reading a lot, Antonia ' s the only boarder we ' ve got; Debbie is always qijick changing for gym, Cynthia lustily joins in each hymn; SAMARA ELMWOOD 23 Jennifer tries very hard as a rule, Lynn ' s dog called " Darkie " comes with her to school, Claire ' s writing ' s improving, I ' m happy to tell, Marilyn loves acting and paints very well; Margot is growing up beautifully tall, Miss Danhof is there to look after them all. Transition and Form I Transition and I is the youngest form With only eleven enrolled; Their ages range from 4 to 8 Excepting Miss Hale, I ' m told. Ann ' s a terrific form captain. Always in a wonderful mood, And Diana is also busy, (But usually at eating the food!) Janet ' s a first class singer. And may some day enter the " Met " , While Evva ' s a little more shy. And her heart on good marks is set! Georgina ' s our skating champ. And is always in the pink, While Judy of the twinkling eyes Is helping Miss Hale on the rink. Jane is always willing to help And loves to make others smile, While Valerie is beaming bright Or fixing the books in a pile. 6tf f£. (LisiN b eeccf Martha ' s a welcomed addition. Whose reading is certainly good While Linda ' s just as kind as can be And would help everyone if she could. Belinda is quite the youngest. Although she ' s grown so tall; The others just adore her. And Miss Hale loves them all. 24 SAMARA The Lucky Charm Now I do not want you to think that I beheve in Fairy godmothers, but the story of a young Arab boy named Zuhab certainly fascinated me. There was nothing very outstanding about him. His father was poor and his mother had an endless job of keeping their goat-hair tent clean. She was busily engaged with her num- erous children. Nor were the surroundings of their meagre home outstanding. The tent was pitched amongst gypsy tents in a grove of umbrella pine trees. Zuhab ' s father, Shamman, for the sake of his family decided against leading a nomadic life. The family home was, therefore, usually near the Syrian-Lebanese boundary, not far from Damascus. Unfortunately Shamman had to con- descend to begging from the well-to-do. Zuhab, therefore, learned the art of begging at an early age. He used to wander up and down the cobblestone streets, by the mosques and through the noisy bazaars begging from every well-dressed English or American tour- ist he saw. Nothing made him more angry than a parsimonious tourist, with more money in his pockets than Zuhab could ever dream of possessing. The young boy had a special treatment for this type of tourist. He would follow and pester the particular traveller until he would succeed in annoying the poor chap out of a few cents. However, he would never fail to give his best smile of thanks to the tourist. Then the young man of the world, looking every minute of his nine years, would strut down the aisle of bickering money changers to exchange the coins for Syrian currency. He had to be careful to choose a kindly money changer who would not mind exchanging the small sum of money. Then off he would go to the open bazaar to buy some sweetmeats. One day when Zuhab was busily begging, he felt suddenly very sleepy. I guess it was because the sun was especially bright and he had sat the previous night outside the tent, trying to count the stars. Anyway he sat down on the step of a public fountain and began to practise smiling. First he would smile normally, then he would crinkle his eyes and tilt his head, looking up at an imaginary tourist, through the corner of his eyes. This smile seemed to have the most results when he was begging. While he was busily practising his smile, he heard a laugh. Zuhab looked up rather sheepishly as he realized he had been sitting by the fountain for fi ve minutes. His eyes came to rest on an American lady. Somehow Zahub did not feel like begging from such a fine and gentle looking lady. He just could not take his eyes off her. Suddenly he realized her guide was asking him to pose for a picture which the lady wanted to take. Apparently Zuhab ' s favourite smile had won her heart. At first he looked a trifle dubious, but when he saw that the lady had something for him, he promptly obeyed. Anyway, he liked all the attention he was attracting from the people passing by. When the picture was taken, the lady handed Zuhab a small charm on a chain. The guide translated the lady ' s words to him. " Keep this, my smiling friend, and some day, in some way, you will be famous " . Zuhab did not quite understand the mean- ing of what the kind lady had said, but he always kept the small charm fastened around his wrist. He was still wearing it when he began working on his first job on his fifteenth birthday. If you had looked at Zuhab, it would have been hard to distinguish him amongst such a sea of goats ' heads and backs. Yes, his job was tending goats. Each morning, at sunrise, he would gather the goats from his various employers ' homes and take them to the hills to graze. Some day he hoped to have his own herd of goats which he would walk to market. By the time they vould reach the market some fifteen miles away, his goats would be healthy and fat. (This is a common S A A R A 25 practice in Syria. If the market is far enough away, the young goats grow to adult size in the time it takes to reach the market.) The long trek would give Zuhab a chance to ponder over the beauteous things around him. Of course, he could dream about what fame the little charm would bring him. Now, to talk of the present, Zuhab started off merrily one morning on his new job. All the neighbourhood goats were starting the climb up the hills with him. Of course, he would turn around every five or ten minutes to look at the view. There were beautiful green groves of olive trees growing in rich red soil. He could see gypsies picking grapes on the terraced hillsides, and above all he could see and hear the rippling streams making their way down the rocks around him from unknown sources. If he looked hard enough he could make out the border between Syria and Lebanon. It was marked by a customs and immigration office on the narrow winding road. Zuhab was also fascinated by the differ- ent makes of cars he saw passing by on the road below. The majority of cars were Eng- lish and American but none which were made in Syria. Higher and higher they climbed. Finally they reached the grazing grounds. The goats playfully nipped at Zuhab ' s lunch sack. His mother had given him what she could spare. His lunch consisted merely of a salted fish and a piece of bread. (The bread is unleavened. One piece is as large as an ordinary dinner napkin and, in the process of making, is rolled very thinly.) Zuhab ignored their hungry nips and climbed onto a flat-topped rock to eat his lunch. Upon finishing the food, he was going to count the goats to make sure none had strayed en route. Meanwhile he munched on the fish while looking down dreamily at the Caza centre of Quanta. Since he was finished his lunch, he began to count the goats. The young herdsman found the youngest of his herd was missing. By quickly scanning the surroundings, he could make out the shape of a little goat further up the hill. Quickly Zuhab scampered up the rocks, but at the same time wondering how the small creature had managed to climb such difficult terrain. When Zuhab reached the goat, he dis- covered it had its little hoof caught in a small hole. Quickly and gently, he freed the young animal ' s foot. Then he packed the hole with earth so nothing else could get caught in it. Suddenly the earth around him gave way from his weight, and he fell through into a large hole. When he had had time to catch his breath he saw that a short tunnel branched ofl from this hole. Being adventurous, Zuhab could not resist following the tunnel. He could feel the air becoming cooler and damper as h e progressed. Suddenly he beheld a sight far too beautiful and breathtaking to describe. Lit by the sunlight entering by the short tunnel was a cave. There were beautiful frosty spikes rising from the floor of the cave and hanging from the ceiling of the cave, like icicles. AH the walls were covered with beads of milky moisture. There was a glimmering inky pool at one end, fed by a small rushing waterfall. Zuhab could scarcely think of what to do the sight was so magnificent and different. Finally he just sat down and drank in the beauty. He sat there for some time trying to de- cide what he should do. He sat fingering his charm which, he noticed, was wearing thin. Finally he decided that he, of course, could not keep the discovery to himself. Out he scampered onto the hillside, and with the goat under his arms, he ran as quickly as possible to deposit the goat amongst the rest of the herd. Then he continued down the hillside to the road where he ran as fast as his legs could carry him to the border. Once there he told of his discovery, breathlessly. Now Zuhab is twenty-six years old. How often he brings out the newspapers, eleven years old at that, and looks at his picture and reads the headlines. " Native Arab boy finds cave " . The old grazing ground is no longer there. It is replaced by a road frequented by thousands of tourists each year who visit " the 26 SAMARA beauty spot of the hills " . What about Zuhab? He runs his own tourist guide agency in Damascus. It is a flourishing business and Zuhab sits back, but he instructs his guides to take the tourists to see " Zuhab ' s Cadisha " . As for Zuhab ' s family? Through his fame, the father, Shamman, received an excellent job and retains it still. As for the lucky charm? Zuhab still wears it and thanks it for his success. Now, my good reader, I hope you under- stand why I am a little inclined to believe in fairy godmothers. Esther Prudham, VI Matric The Man in the Library He stood in the middle of the floor in the vast dark room of the library. He was tall and thin but bent. His head was pulled in between his shoulders as if he were afraid the walls covered with books would close in on him. His suit was threadbare and baggy at the knees and elbows. It had once been navy blue, but many years of wear among dusty books had faded it to a dull grey. He had a big beak-like nose on which a pair of horn- rimmed glasses were perched. His cheeks were hollow and of a yellow colour. But his eyes, seeming very big through the thick glasses, had a keen glance. He looked around at the walls, paused a moment to think, and then looked through all his pockets for something. At last he pulled out a piece of paper, read what was written on it and walked over to the astronomy books. Helena von Numers, VI Matric My Dog When school is done I walk my dog To give him exercise; And in return he shows his love With soulful, upturned eyes. They say the dog is man ' s best friend. He ' ll comfort and defend; Without our dogs what would we be? We ' d be at our wits ' end. Martha Rodger, VC II Faith The wind rustled softly through the pines and the birds chirped happily. Before the rain the air was heavy and oppressive, without movement. The birds waited expectantly, uttering only a few necessary chirps. The ground lay dry and cracked. All the country- side waited and prayed. The drought which had lasted for over two months was coming to an end, at least so everyone and everything hoped. The crops which had been planted so long before were dried and withered. If rain did not come soon they would be ruined. If only the rain would come and relieve the terrible pressure in the hot, humid air. The word " rain " was on every farmer ' s lips, the topic of all conversation. Then one August day, the farmers awoke and failed to see the hateful, hot, blistering sun shining so unmercifully on their poor withered crops. All they could see were dark, threatening but oh-so welcome clouds. All day they waited and prayed for relief from this drought which threatened their very lives. The air grew more oppressive as the hours ticked by: nine o ' clock, ten, eleven, twelve, one, two, three, four o ' clock. Finally at five o ' clock they began to give up all hope. But suddenly the thunder rolled, lightning streaked through the grey sky, and the heavens opened, pouring forth what had been prayed for day and night. It lasted for two soHd, heavenly hours. At seven o ' clock the sun broke through, but this time the farmers did not curse it, they welcomed it. As the Angelus rang out, everyone sank to his knees and thanked his God for what he had sent. The grass was greener; the crops seemed to lose their withered look; flowers opened out and at last there was no more worry or anxiety. Rain had come. Life would start anew. These farmers had faith. They knew that their God would not fail them if they be- lieved, trusted and prayed. Susan Belcourt V A SAMARA 27 The Golden Age Most people, despite the misfortunes of this world, have at least one period in their lives that they can look back upon with something more than the usual fond recol- lections. These days seemed to be full of happiness, with no worries, no discontent, no responsibilities, just carefree happiness. This period could, in fact, be called their Golden Age. My own " Golden Age " seems to me to have been from the time I was five years old until I was about ten. Before I was five I was incapable of being happy and after I became ten the moments of complete happiness dwindled. Perhaps I should say at this stage that what I mean by happiness is not the glowing excited happiness that comes when somebody has just told you that you passed an exam you thought you had failed, or that your uncle has left you a million dollars with which to do what you want. No, rather it is that state of contentedness that comes when no strong emotions of unhappiness or happi- ness possess you. Puring my golden years the time-con- suming tasks such as school work, chores around the house and all the other unavoid- able responsibilities that everybody must take on with advanced age had not put in an appearance. I with my friends of the same age could spend long hours learning the supposedly useless arts of climbing trees, building snow forts and making ditches in the spring. But if they were of no use, think how much peacefulness and fun they brought. Think of being able to spend hours draining a puddle that did not need to be drained! There was also much time wasted, if you could call it that, when I watched, fascinated, the work my mother did around the house. In those days one could accept, unquestioned, the hours of effort that Mother spent in look- ing after the family. During that golden age also was the time that I could draw a terrible picture and proudly show it to someone or unselfcon- sciously put my skirt on backwards. The art of being unselfconscious about such things at all times is lost later and then learned again painfully as one becomes what the experts call " sophisticated " . Thus I recall these times with pleasure, and think how lovely it would be to go back to that oblivious state. Then I think of the new pleasures and the new interests and also the new privileges that go with being older, and I am content. Sally Trueman, VI Upper Gypsies Here come the gypsies skipping by, In colours bright as a summer sky. With ragged children tagging along. Knowing nothing ' bout right nor wrong. Mangy dogs and scrawny cats Who ' ve never slept on fireside mats, Run along behind the carts Ne ' er afraid of wooded parts. Steadily on the horses plod. Leaving imprints in the sod. The only time they stop to rest Is when the birds flock home to nest. The caravans all green and gold Hide many a secret yet untold. Underneath these roving homes Hang pots and pans an ' ol ' chicken bones. At night one sees the campfire ' s light. And hears a song that ' s bright. But ne ' er is there a brawling throng Which makes things all go wrong. Their caravans of green and gold. The dogs and cats which children hold. Are disappeared before the morn For gypsies rise at the break of dawn. There go the gypsies far away Clothed in many colours gay, And as the sun sets in the sky We see no gypsies trooping by. Jane Rowley, VC I 28 SAMARA How the Lark Got Its Song Deep in the Rocky Mountains of Canada lies a valley. This isn ' t just an ordinary valley. It has the high mountains all around it and on its floor shimmers a lake. By day the water reflects the colours that are so lovely and the blue, blue sky. By night it holds an ominous shadow but only until the moon rises and the stars come out. There is a meadow on the valley floor as well. The tall grasses are dotted by an odd red poppy or a wild tiger lily. Why do I call this an unordinary valley? It has all the qualities that any other might have, but to make it difl erent, it holds a secret. One day the wind in the trees told it to me. There was a time long ago when the earth was inhabited only by the animals, fish and birds. Each of these creatures had a voice and some sort of song which it could sing. All, that is, except the lark family. Conditions for larks in this valley were ideal. There was water to drink and to bathe in, much room to fly about in, and many other birds for com- pany. Aiany of these winged creatures chose to build their nests in the grass or trees. There was a section on the meadow set aside for larks especially and there was one happy fam- ily with many children which lived on Lark ' s lane. The youngest of the family was a boy named Flip. As you can imagine, he was a rascal. He loved to play tricks on all the other animals and found life very wonderful and so much fun. That was until the night of the great concert rolled around. This concert was held on the shores of the lake and every animal came. Some came from the high slopes; the fish rose from the deep underwater caves of the lake and even King Eagle came down from his lofty perch. There was great con- fusion all that day. While feasts were laid out, strange noises could be heard from every nook and cranny. These sounds, as you may have already guessed, were the tuning up exercises And so the evening came on. The sun set, twilight fell, and the moon rose. The moon seemed to have put on his brightest light for the occasion. The singing began. The old mama bears loved to sit in a group, put back their heads, rock to and fro, and harmonize. Little FHp was feeling the gaiety, but was perhaps a little sad too. You must remember that he didn ' t have a song. As the voices rose, the rhythm chang- ed; the peak of the music was reached. It was twelve o ' clock, the witching hour. A black shadow crossed the moon. Little Flip got very excited. He hopped up and down, then he beat his wings and rose to investigate that cloud, but it soon passed and the music grew softer. Flip began to sail downward but he was halted in mid-air. What could have stopped him? He was in the path of an echo. Flip was so surprised that his jaw dropped open. All of a sudden he felt a terrible jolt. The echo had gone into his mouth. He swal- lowed hard but the lump stuck in his throat. As the singing stopped he fell head over heels to the ground. He went over to the crowd that had been watching him, opened his mouth and out came the most beautiful sound. He could sing, and as he sang all the other larks joined in. The singing swelled as all of the creatures sang with them to praise God until the dawn made them aware that they were tired. All M ' ent to their homes while Flip just tucked his head under his wing and went to sleep, a tired but happy little lark. Barbara Kennedy, VI Matric SAMARA 29 What the Cat Saw I am the cat, and what I saw is a tale which has never been told. But since my mistress has to write a story, she decided to tell my own experience. Why she couldn ' t use one of her own, I really don ' t know, but anyway, here it is. You ' ll have to excuse any exag- gerations, because she, that ' s my mistress, has to make it sound good. I ' ll tell you when something isn ' t exactly right. After all, I ' m telling this story, even though she ' s writing it. It all began one day when I decided to have a snack and began to wander up to the attic. Mice were plentiful there, and my favourite dish happens to be these creatures. No one noticed me as I slunk up the stairs, pausing only to chase a fly or bat a flower in a vase. Life seemed so dull, and to think I was to live at least nine of these so-called lives. This really doesn ' t matter, though, because I do have fun. Back to the subject of those delicious monsters in the attic. At this thought I began to go a little faster. Then before me lay the attic and my snack. Something was different about it all, though. What was it? Oh! someone had taken away my favourite box. Even though it M as full of old newspapers and magazines, it was really quite comfortable. I figured that the search for a new napping place would just have to wait; for, you see, those tiny animals I was drooling for were now right before my eyes. Then the chase began! Knocking over an old chair, a cracked purple vase, which wasn ' t too pleasing to look at, I finally caught my snack. Quite pleasant it was, nice and plump, too. " Smack " , that did taste good. Oh, oh, there comes mistress; guess she heard the vase fall. It was too late; she was bending over me, scolding me for breaking such a gorgeous antique. Slowly I crept away into a dark corner. The memories of my snack had faded away. Now I was in trouble; this meant being locked up in the kitchen, with no freedom at all. Suddenly, mistress gave a cry of surprise; this made me jump back to my senses. In the midst of the broken chips of the vase lay a beautiful shining round thing. As I found out later, it was an old ring, inherited from my mistress ' s Granny. What ever was done with it I really don ' t mind, because I doubt that I ' ll ever find any more. For, you see, it ' s been a long time since I ' ve been in the attic, either looking for mice, or a comfortable napping spot. For now, I sit upon a satin cushion and I ' m fed shrimps a la carte! Eleanor Patrick, V B The Calf He was a little calf with wobbling legs and a shaking head. He looked rather like a pinto pony with the softest brown eyes. While he was drinking from a pail placed under a running tap his front legs gave way, and he landed on his knees, his head up to his eyes in water. There was a great deal of spluttering, but the little fellow came to and continued to drink from the overflowing pail. He drank for so long that it was almost possible to see his stomach expanding with every gulp. Finally when he was about to explode, he staggered off and fell on his stomach to rest in the shade of the nearest tree. Andrea Rowley, VI Matric The Fight The sun was just sinking behind the purple mountains, when suddenly high on the ridge above, there appeared the magnificent figure of a golden staUion. His coat shone as if made from the rays of the sun. Suddenly, from the forest, there came a shrill challenge and through the trees came the running form of a brown stallion. Rearing high, the golden stallion rose to meet his combatant and the two horses locked themselves together kicking and biting in the life and death struggle of the wild. Finally under constant blows the challenger began to weaken, and with a final rush the golden stallion knocked him to the ground. It was only a matter of seconds be- fore the final spark of life was crushed out. With a triumphant scream the stallion once more rose above his enemy then whirled and was gone. o t ° Sarah Jennings, V B 30 SAMARA The Daydream I gazed unseeingly out of my sixth floor office window. It was a hiot, humid, sticky day, the kind of day that the sun broils down on the pavement, making Hfe almost unbearable. Slowly my mind drifted from my stuffy office, farther and farther away, until suddenly I was back at our farm. It was just sunset as I sat on the crooked rail fence that ran about the apple orchard. It was cool and peaceful, no blaring city noises, no cars, telephones, aeroplanes, trains or any of the other numer- ous noises, just the contented " grunt " of a bullfrog and an occasional " tonk-tonk " of a cowbell. The sun had set now, and slowly the pale moon sailed up from behind a thicket. Humping and sprawling between the branches of the pine trees, finally the round pale ball appeared in the Eastern sky. A whip-poor-will called faintly from afar and suddenly the weird, mournful cry of a loon rang out. Again and again it echoed across the lake and died away. Startled, an owl hooted as the silence descended. The sharp report of an automobile frightened me, and I awoke with a jump to my stuffy office and the sticky overpowering heat. I sighed heavily and re- turned once more to my work. Sue Hamilton, VC II Uninspiring He was a small, indistinct man, the sort who does the shopping for his wife. He wore a brown tweed suit, with leather elbow- patches and crepe-rubber-soled shoes. He had a small paunch, sloping shoulders and un- naturally short arms. His face was a perfect " type " , the sort that belongs to " the vast army of little grey men " , typified by its peculiar ex- piression, that of constant apology, as though he were forever trying to justify his existence. His eyes were brown and slightly, just slight- ly, bloodshot. His nose ran dejectedly towards a pursed, rather old-maidish mouth. His hair was a nondescript brown, which he smoothed continually with well-mannered, but nervous hands. „ Vicky Brain, I VI Matric Composition Deadline No longer was I able to put it off; so with a final sigh I took out a sheet of paper, filled my pen and sat down all prepared. Prepared for what? Such was the thought that buzzed through my head as I ransacked my memory for an unusual personal experience. The ticking of the clock seemed to mock me as I gazed at the list of suggested titles: " Beware of Dogs " was one; since I value dogs highly, it did not appeal to me. Another was " Green Apples " . I could think only of an unpleasant, far from unusual experience with green apples. On the next page I found this title, " Achilles Heel " , which intrigued me, however, I was not in an imaginative mood. Some of the other titles were " Muskie " , " Dead Adan ' s Run " , " Fear is a Black Panther " , and " One Came Back " . In vain I continued to search for something suitable, but no title brought any inspiration to my mind. A glance at the clock told me a half hour had gone by wasted. If I could only put it off until later, but I had no alternative since it was due the following day. I was seized suddenly by a feeling of panic as I th ought of the French, Spanish, and Biology yet to be done, when my eyes came to a stop at one of the suggested titles. What was it? That is right; you guessed it, " Composition Deadline " . TONTON DaRRICADES, VI Upper Penitence There is no longer the excited frenzy of our pup as he plays joyfully about the yard. The happy and once carefree personality has suddenly disappeared, and we see standing before his towering master a small shivering form. His tail, which is usually wagging con- tinually behind him, is sagging between his legs, and the expression in his eyes is one of hurt and pathos. He dares not turn away although he would like to, and a low whimp- ering tone is heard in place of a loud bark. We do understand, though, for this is a dog which has just been scolded by his beloved master. „ Pat Slemon, VI Matric SAMARA 31 Les Preparatifs et le Jour de la Danse a Elmwood Voici le jour de la danse a Elmwood! Depuis trois semaines nous discutons les de- corations, le buffet, les paroles entendues dans les corridors, dans les chambres ou sur les levres de chaque fille. " Qui amenez-vous? Qui avez-vous invite? " Ah, ces pauvres g " ar9ons! lis n ' ont aucune chance de nous echapper . . . nous aucune . . . Quand les fiUes leurs telephonent et leur disent, " Voulez-vous venir a la danse avec moi? " Eux, ils n ' ont guere la chance de donner une bonne excuse. Alors, ils sont obliges de balbutier, " Qui merci beaucoup. " Les filles manquent leurs classes pour pre- parer les decorations: Paris, ses cafes, ses boulevards . . . II y a de la peinture sur les uniformes, et personne ne fait le moindre effort ni en latin ni en frangais! Mais, enfin le jour arrive et maintenant tout est vraiment pret . . . II ne nous teste qu ' a nous laver les cheveux, et nous faire une beaute pour ces pauvres garcons. „ -,r ° Barbara Kennedy, VI Matric Un hombre en la libreria Estaba de pie en el centro de la gran sala obscura de la libreria. Era alto, pero encor- vado. Su cabeza sobresalia entre los honibros como si tuviera miedo de que las paredes, cubiertas de libros, fuesen a caer sobre el. Su traje estaba rai ' da y abombado en las rodillas y en los codos. Tenia una nariz aguilena, sobre la cual se sentaba un par de anteojos. Sus carrillos eran huecos. Pero sus ojos, que pareci ' an grandi ' simos detras de los gruesos lentes, eran muy vivos. Echo una ojeada a las paredes, se detuvo un mom ento para pensar, y despues empezo a buscar algo en todos los bolsillos. Por fin saco un papel, leyo lo que esta escrito en el y se dirigio hacia los libros de astronomia. tvt Helena von NuiMers, VI Matric INTERAIEDIATE ART by Jane MacTavish INTERMEDIATE ART by Joan Francis JUNIOR x R I by Cynthia Stewari 34 SAMARA Mr. Smith ' s Tragedy A door was shut, a key turned, and Mr. Greenly made his way down the snowy street towards his home, to relax in front of a crackling fire, leaving his shop dark and silent until the early morning when he would return to start another day. Mr. Greenly owned the only toy shop in the village. He sold nearly every toy you could possibly think of, from a small wooden soldier to the largest panda bear you ever saw. The thing Mr. Greenly liked the most was a funny little man named Mr. Smith. A4r. Greenly ' s shop was not an ordinary one. It was far from it. For every night when the clock struck twelve every toy in the shop would come to life. The toy soldiers would parade up and down the counters. Blacky bear would march around and around in small circles, playing his brass drum. Spot, the black and white Dal- matian would bark five or six times, then someone nearby would have to wind him again. A4r. Smith would tear around the floor in his racing car. Mr. Smith and his car! These words always went together, for it seemed impossible to separate them. For if you saw Mr. Smith, there would be his car right beside him. Or if you saw his car, Mr. Smith would not be far away. Mr. Smith was a marionette which A ' Ir. Greenly had made all by himself. He had a perfectly round face with two blots of red paint to form his cheeks, and a piece of red wood to form his nose. His hat and boots were made out of black plastic, and his coat was a bright red the same shade as his car. Mr. Smith was a jolly fat fellow but there was only one thing wrong with him. He loved to show off. What he wouldn ' t do to get someone ' s attention. One day while Mr. Smith was showing off, the steering wheel of his car came loose and fell off. He tried to stop his car but Mr. Smith ' s car wouldn ' t stop. It scooted around trying to dodge the counters but then all of a sudden it hit the corner of one, and then crashed with Mr. Smith in the car. The next morning Mr. Greenly thought to himself " Now where could Mr. Smith and his car be? Oh dear, I ' ve been absent-minded lately? Must have sold him without knowing it? " He continued with his work while Mr. Smith and his bright red car lay among chips and splinters of wood in the trash can. JoHANNE Forbes, Lower IV B The IV C Club Last September we formed a club. We called it " The IV C Club. " We have been knitting squares for an afghan. Caroline Nicholson was made president, Elizabeth Raymont, secretary, Teresa Chi- cheri, treasurer. We formed the Club to help poor children of other countries. So far we have got over seven dollars. This year we are hoping to get twelve dollars. Each week the president makes out a pro- gram, then she calls the meeting to order, and the secretary calls the roll. After that, the treasurer takes up the collection. Then we play games, knit, recite poems, and now and again we make decorations for our classroom. One of our nicest meetings was our Doll Festival. We enjoy our club very much. Caroline Nicholson, IV C My Pel A4y cat ' s name is Boots, and on Easter morning I came downstairs and she was sniffing at my Easter presents. She is gray and I love her very much. Ann Bick, Transition S A A I A R A 35 My Greatest Wish Mv greatest wish was to travel around the world; I wanted to go especially to England. I did not know how I would like to do it or when, but I always did want to travel around the world. One day my wish would come true, I believed. It did come true. In bed one night strange things began to happen. I was travelling around the world- France, China, Germany, Canada, Turkey, Japan. All these places just flashed through my head. Then I came to the British Isles, England, London. There I visited Buckingham Palace. I saw the Guards changing; I saw the two royal children at the window waving at the crowds and watching the changing of the Guard also. Then my mind flashed on to West- minster Abbey, the place where so many kings and queens had been crowned and the place where royal functions were sometimes held. Then again my mind took me on to the Tower of London where many people through the past ages had been executed, and where all the Crown jewels were kept. Then next I found myself in St. Paul ' s Cathedral where in the crypt there were the tombs of the most famous soldier and sailor. On then I went to the British Museum where all the historic books and weapons were. Then all of a sudden my dream started to fade away; it had been a pleasant dream. Again I found myself back in my own room. I was sorry to find myself still lying on my bed. I thought I was still travelling around the world. Well that was my greatest wish come true, even though I could not have done it in real life. „ GiNNY Price, IV A Spring Spring is the season I like best. When the flowers begin to grow- After they wake from a winter ' s rest Underneath a blanket of snow. When all the birds begin to nest. And the cold winds cease to blow. Margaret Laidler, Upper IV B The Doll Festival On A4arch 3rd in our IV C Club we had a doll show. Everybody brought some dolls and Caroline brought some furniture. The President, Caroline, and the Secretary, Eliza- beth, did most of the entertainment. We had dolls from Spain, France, Italy, India, Japan, China, and from the far north. We also served cakes and tea. The flower which belongs to the Festival is the cherry blossom. The Doll Festival belongs to Japan. We tried to copy it as much as possible. We had a large picture of Mount Fuji and we made cherry blossoms out of pink paper. We learned many things about Japan, and we had a lovely time. Elizabeth Raymont, IV C Mr. Popplewick and the Runaway Engine Once in a little town called Jamesville there lived a man named Mr. Popplewick. He was very friendly and everyone liked him. Most of the people in Jamesville were poor and so was Mr. Popplewick. Although he was poor, he was also the fastest runner in the country. Everyone who saw him thought that he was very good. Every morning he got up at five o ' clock and practised running around the train track. Often, many of the people from the town came to watch him run. Mr. Popplewick was becoming quite well known for his fast running, and soon he had so many trophies that he did not know where to put them all. One day, when Air. Popplewick was run- ning around the track, a big engine came whizzing along. He jumped off the track quickly to get out of the way. A few seconds later a man came running up. He was puffing and panting and he looked very tired. " Catch that train quickly, " he said; " it ' s a runaway engine! " When Mr. Popplewick realized this he started to run as fast as he could, but the train had had quite a head start. A4r. Popple- wick thought how luckily it was that he had practised running so often. Soon he started to catch up with the train. He got closer and closer to it. All of a sudden he took a big leap and landed on a 36 SAMARA large pile of coal. He got up and brushed himself off a little (for A4r. Popple wick was also a very tidy man). Then he jumped into the engine and turned the train onto the next track which would take him to the station. As he came into the station all the people of Jamesville were cheering. When iMr. Popplewick got out of the engine, the mayor presented him with a medal and the people cheered even louder than before. At last it was time for i Ir. Popplewick to go home, and that was the end of his adventure. Wendy Cromar, Lower IV B What the Tide Brought In When I left the house and as I walked down towards the beach, I thought it was a perfect day for an adventure. Right then the tide was coming in. As I walked around a small cove, I spotted a bottle. I became very excited and tumbled a few times trying to climb over the rocks to get to the bottle. Finally I made it. Pulling the bottle out of the water, I realized that it had a note in it! Upon opening it I found I was very disappointed and decided never to look in bottles again. All that it said was " Dear Mr. Milkman, I would like the following things: one pound butter, one dozen eggs, two bottles of milk. " It was from a lady on the other side of the beach! Ann Scharf, Upper IV B The Little Frog A little frog once lived Upon a lily pad; He had a happy home But still was very sad. This little frog was sad- He couldn ' t swim, you see, And so the froggie said " My friends will laugh at me. " Sarah Price, Lower IV B The Chinese Boy Once in a faraway land called China there was a little boy named Cha-ling. Now Cha-ling ' s father was a very rich man. Cha-ling, you might think, was happy, but he was not. At night he would lie and wish, yes, wish. Do you know what he wished? Well, he wanted the moon. Now you may think that was a strange thing to wish for. But it was said that the moon was made of blue cheese and Cha-ling liked blue cheese very much. One day his father said: " The moon is not made of blue cheese. " From that time on Cha-ling never wanted the moon again. Cynthia Stewart, Form II The First Robin Swinging on a small branch sat the first robin with a bit of stick in her beak. " What is she doing? " asked the gray squirrel in the next tree. " Building a nest, of course, " said his friend. That was just what Mrs. Robin was doing. She was very busy; but doing his best to help, Mr. Robin was working hard too. About two days after the nest was finished, Mrs. Robin laid four lovely blue eggs. After sitting on her eggs for three weeks Mrs. Robin had four babies. Taking turns the parents fed the young birds and watched for enemies. By the end of the summer the babies could fly. They had orange breasts like their mother. After working so hard Mrs. Robin de- served to have a good family, and she did. Margot Toller, Lower IV B A Holiday I am going away to Calgary and I am going to the stampede. We are going to wear blue jeans and a check shirt and red sandals, and we shall see cowboys, cowgirls and Indians. Then we are going to Victoria and Quebec and we shall see the band. Then we are coming back to Ottawa. Jane Massey, Form I SAMARA 37 A Strange Journey One day while I was in the garden, an old woman came up to nie and gave me a note. She didn ' t say a word but vanished away. The note read: " Go through your forest at the end of your garden, and turn left at the biggest oak tree. There facing you will be a cave. At the back of it you will find a table cloth. Take it home with you and put it on your table. " Mother had told me never to go through the woods because it was dangerous, but this made me so curious I just had to go. When I was about half way through the woods, it began to get colder and since we were very poor I didn ' t have very warm clothes. The trees began to creak and leaves flutter- ed down. I was very frightened, but at last I was facing the cave. Inside, it was very dark, but when I turned a corner a candle was alight and was sitting on a table. Beside it was the table cloth. I picked it up and ran all the way home as fast as I could. When I arrived home. Mother gave me a scolding for going through the woods, and when I showed her the table cloth she thought I had stolen it and sent me up to my room. In an hour I was allowed to come out and while iVIummy wasn ' t look- ing, I spread the table cloth on the table. She turned around and saw food on the table. After she stared at it for a few moments. Mother asked me where I had got the table cloth, so I showed her the note. She was very happy and she apologized for getting so cross, but then she realized that it wasn ' t hers so she couldn ' t keep it. Just then the old woman appeared from nowhere and said: " It is yours and every time you lay it on the table it will bring forth the most marvellous food " . With that she vanish- ed, and Mother and I rejoiced and had a big feast. Now I have the table cloth at my house and my children all want to hear the story. Joan Francis, IV A Snow . The snow is snowing all around— It snows on grass and trees; The little flakes have funny shapes. As funny as can be; They twirl, they whirl, they swirl In many big and little places— They say, " Hello! Hello! You know We ' ll soon be little snowman faces. " Teresa Chicheri, IV C My Bear I always love to cuddle my bear With his soft yellow fur and his button nose— iMy bear with his round little curly tail And his five little stubby pink toes. Susanne Book, Lower IV B Bushy Tails I have some nuts at home and I have two squirrels and they come down the tree to my house for nuts. They are brown and they have got brown eyes and bushy tails. Gf.orgina Crefield, Transition My Puppy I waited for my puppy— At last the good day came! She ' s very sweet and frisky. And Nippy is her name. She is a little mongrel— Her coat is shiny brown; She yaps for her food- Then gulps it all down. Rita Browning, IV B Spring The butterflies are flying And the winter is dying, Away. The wind is blowing. The grass is growing. Today. Anne Rowley, IV C 40 S A A I A R A Sue Belcourt Carolyn Bruce Frances Cabeldu Mildred Cave Esther Prudham, Editor Vicky Brain, Literary Editor Literary Committee: Sandra Drew Barbara Kennedy Advertising Committee: Betsy-Jane Davis Gail Dochstader Audrey Fell Andrea Rowley Sally Trueman Diana Radcliff A4oLLY Sutcliffe Miss iMacCallum, Stajf Adviser Arta Ridleana— Ridley College, St. Catharines The Ashbiman— Ashbury College, Ottawa Balmoral Hall Magazine— Winnipeg The Beaver Log— Miss Edgar ' s and Miss Cramp ' s School, Montreal Bishop ' s College School Mag azine— Bishop ' s College School, Lennoxville Bishop Strachan School Magazine— Bishop Strachan School, Toronto The Blue and White— Rothesay Collegiate School, Rothesay Collegiate, N.B. The Branksome Slogan— Branksome Hall, Toronto Edgehill Review— Edgehill, Windsor, N.S. 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DOCHSTADER, Gail; 380 Roxborough Avenue, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. DOCHSTADER, Wendy; 380 Roxborough Avenue, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. ' DOWD, Judith; Osgoode, Ont. DREW, Sandra; 541 Acacia Avenue, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. DRURY, Frances; 124 Manor Avenue, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. EVANS, Janet; 68 Anderson Street, Ottawa, Ont. EWING, Sheena; 368 Lisgar Road, Rockchffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. FELL, Audrey; 858 Echo Drive, Ottawa, Ont. FELLER, Marjorie; 179 Bank Street, Apt. 1, Ottawa, Ont. FINDLAY, Mary; 180 Manor Road, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. FINDLAY, Rosemary; 14 Belvedere Cres., Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. FORBES, Donalee; 426 Cloverdale Road, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. FORBES, Johanne; 426 Cloverdale Road, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. FRANCIS, Joan; 60 De Lavigne Road, Westmount, P.Q. FRAYNE, Elsa; 25 Renfrew Avenue, Ottawa, Ont. GALE, Georgia; 72 Buena Vista Road, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. GALT, Lesley; 258 Morrison Avenue, Town of Mount Royal, P.Q. GARLAND, Joanna; 475 Richmond Road, Ottawa, Ont. GARLAND, Susan; 475 Richmond Road, Ottawa. Ont. GARSON, Eleanor; 10 Ellesmere Avenue, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. GARVOCK, Jean; 741 Acacia Avenue, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. GILBEitT, Anne; 132 Lisgar Road, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. GILL, Debbie; 170 Lansdowne Road, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. GILLIES, Pat; " The Retreat " , Arnorior, Ont. GOBEIL, Lee; 41 Cooper Street, Ottawa, Ont. GRAHAM, Sandra; " Five Oaks " , Aylmer Road and Island Park Drive, Hull, P.Q. GRANT, Margot; 152 Minto Place, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. GRATIAS, Mary; 235 Chester Avenue, Town of Mount Royal, P.Q. GUNNENG, Thale; 160 Lisgar Road, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. HAIR, Janet; 1 Ava Road, Manor Park, Ottawa, Ont. HAMILTON, Susan; Aylmer Road, R.R. 1, Hull, P.Q. HAWKESWORTH, Jennifer; 16 Rockcliffe Way, Ottawa, Ont. HAY, Beth; 5 Oriole Parkway, Toronto, Ont. HAY, Margo; Hawthorne Farms, Prescott, Ont. HAYLEY, Heather; 21 Westmount Street, Ottawa, Ont. HAYLEY, Louise; 21 Westmount Street, Ottawa, Ont. HAZELL, Judy; 20a Rideau Terrace, Ottawa, Ont. HEIGHINGTON, Helen; 165 Lakeway Drive, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. HERNANDEZ, Martha Helena; Embassy of Venezuela, London, England. HYNDMAN, Heather; 21 Linden Terrace, Ottawa, Ont. JENNINGS, Sarah; " Broad Acres " , Broad St., Aylmer, P.Q. JOHNSON, Jane; 40 Dunvegan Road, Manor Park, Ottawa, Ont. " KENNEDY, Barbara; Box 220, Beaurepaire, P.Q. KIRBY, Belinda; 17 Charlotte Street, Ottawa, Ont. LACHARITY, Gail; 470 Piccadilly Street, Ottawa, Ont. LAIDLER, Audrey; 33 Lambton Avenue, Ottawa, Ont. LAIDLER, Margaret; 33 Lambton Avenue, Ottawa, Ont. LANDYMORE, Lauretta; Chartwood House, R.R. 1, Aylmer Road, Hull, P.Q. LAWSON, Diana; 300 Acacia Avenue, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. MacTAVISH, Jane; 280 Thorold Road, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. MacTAVISH, Sheila; 280 Thorold Road, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. MALAMAKI, Alex; 621 Echo Drive, Ottawa, Ont. MALAMAKI, Efi; 621 Echo Drive, Ottawa, Ont. MANION, Diane; 540 Manor Road, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. MANION, Mickey; 540 Manor Road, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. MARLER, Claire; 120 Lansdowne Road, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. MASSEY, Evva; Rideau Cottage, Government House, Ottawa, Ont. MASSEY, Jane; Rideau Cottage, Government House, Ottawa, Ont. McDowell, Janey; Box 146, Shawville, P.Q. McILRAITH, Catherine; 515 O ' Connor Street, Ottawa, Ont. MITCHELL, Beverly; 21 Kippewa Drive, Ottawa, Ont. MOFFAT, Alexandra; 433 Lazard Avenue, Town of Mount Royal, P.Q. MURPHY, Jane; 440 Oak Hill, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. NEELIN, Laragh; 604 Besserer Street, Ottawa, Ont. NICHOLSON, Caroline; 30 Wayling Avenue, Kingsview Park, Ottawa, Ont. NUEMAN, Linda; 4121 Marcil Avenue, Montreal, P.Q. PACHECO, Maritza; 169 Manor Road, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. PATRICK, Eleanor; 58 Pacific Avenue, Senneville, P.Q. PETRIE, Heather; 470 Acacia Avenue, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. PETRIE, Ruth; 470 Acacia Avenue, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. PETRIE, Susan; 470 Acacia Avenue, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. 42 SAMARA PLATE, Christina; Aiaoz 2911, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America. PLATE, Marta; Araoz 2911, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America. PRICE, Sarah; 118 Lisgar Road, Rockchffe Park, Ottawa, Out. PRICE, Virginia; 118 Lisgar Road, Rockchffe Park, Ottawa, Ont PRUDHAM, Esther; 8 Jackson Avenue, Ottawa, Ont. PULKER, Valerie; 840 Bronson Avenue, Ottawa, Ont. RADCLIFF, Diana; 6 Crescent Road, Rockchffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. RAYMONT, EHzabeth; 2 Maple Lane, Ottawa, Ont. REDPATH, Linda; 436 Strathcona Avenue, Westmount, P.Q. REID, Judy; 75 Landry Street, Ottawa, Ont. RITCHIE, Roxanna; Apt. 106, 150 Driveway, Ottawa, Ont. RODGER, Janie; 430 Thessaly Circle, Ottawa, Ont. RODGER, Martha; 430 Thessaly Circle, Ottawa, Ont. ROSS, Marilyn; 6 Madawaska Drive, Ottawa, Ont. ROWLEY, Andrea; Hill Top House, Korbecke, Kreis Soest, West Phalen, Germany. ROWLEY, Anne; 10 Maple Lane, Ottawa, Ont. ROWLEY, Jane; c o British High Commissioner, 2 King George Avenue, New Delhi, India. RUIZ, Angelica; 457 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa, Ont. SADLER, Sally; Brae Manor, Knowlton, P.Q. SAMPSON, Catherine; 587 Besserer Street, Ottawa, Ont. SAUNDERS, Brenda; 928 Island Highway, Langford Lake, Victoria, B.C. SCHARF, Ann; 25 Birches Croft, Birches Road, Codsall, England. SCHARF, Judy; 25 Birches Croft, Birches Road, Codsall, England. SCHELL, Katherine; 625 Brookside Drive, Oshawa, Ont. SCOTT, Martha; 2244 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, Ont. SCOTT, Nancy; 395 Ashbury Road, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. SLEMON, Patricia; 275 Buchan Road, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. SOUTHAM, Susan; 550 Prospect Avenue, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. SPRIGINGS, Linda; 227 Remic Avenue, Ottawa, Ont. STEFAN, Jana; 7 Lambton Avenue, Ottawa, Ont. STEVENS, Dale; 106 Chestnut Drive, Bale d ' Urfe, P.Q. STEWART, Cynthia; 208 Montreal Road, Eastview, Ont. SUTCLIFFE, Molly, 33 Powell Avenue, Ottawa, Ont. THOMPSON, Mardi; 400 Acacia Avenue, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. TOLLER, Judv; 102 Park Road, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. TOLLER, Margot; 102 Park Road, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. TRUEMAN, Sally; 407 Wood Avenue, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. VAN SCHELLE, Elizabeth; 161 Marinosa Avenue, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. VON NUMERS, Helena; 318 Lisgar Road, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. WANSBROUGH, Ruth; 504 Driveway, Ottawa, Ont. WATT, Mary; 45 Lakeway Drive, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. WILLIAMSON, Lynne; 392 Ashbury Avenue, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. WILSON, Judy; 310 Clemow Avenue, Ottawa, Ont. WOOD, Bonnie; 238 Buena Vista Road, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. WOOD, Frances; 238 Buena Vista Road, Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, Ont. WOODBURN, Merida; 56 Strathcona Avenue, Ottawa, Ont. WRIGHT, Antonia; 8 Maitland Street, Kingston, Ont. YATES, Joan; 16 Second Street West, Cornwall, Ont. September 9— School opened October 8-11— Thanksgiving and Queen ' s holiday October 28— Hallowe ' en party and dance November 4— Parents ' tea November 10— House plays November 12— Long week-end November 18— House dance November 30— Examinations began December 11— Carol singing and tea December 13— Junior Christmas play December 14— School concert and Christmas supper December 15— House collections and boarders ' pyjama party December 16— Carol service— Christmas vacation began January 10— School re-opened January 20— Mont Tremblant ski week-end January 27— Junior skating party January 31— Free day February 3— House dance February 18— Long week-end February 25— Elmwood formal March 9— Senior play March 19— Senior Matriculation Easter examinations began March 29— Easter vacation began April 17— School re-opened April 26-Opera May 14— Fry day May 16— Nightingale day May 18— Keller day May 21— School holiday May 22— Final examinations began June 1— Sports day June 5, 6— School closing exercises June 12— Departmental examinations began SAMARA 43 44 SAMARA SAMARA 45 man ' s best friend Bank of Montreal JO I miiioi cuuim dpi WORKING WITH CANADIANS IN EVERY WALK OF LIFE SINCE 1817 FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION WRITE TO THE REGISTRAR L cir eton OTTAWA L ollege ONTARIO STUDY IN THE NATION ' S CAPITAL People living in Ottawa hove educational and cultural opportunities unique in Canada: departmental libraries of government, the Archives, the National Museum, the National Gallery and many more. 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