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FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR 1933-1934
On July 25th. 1909 M. Louis Bleriot, the Frenchman, made the first journey above
the English Channel in a heavier-than-air machine ascending from Les Baragues near
Calais, and alighting at a point near Dover Castle. This historic flight, accomplished,
in a small twenty-five horse-power monoplane lasted thirty-seven minutes.
In August of the same year the world's First flying meeting was at Rheims, in France.
A giant Handley biplane flew over London carrying forty passengers in November
In June 1919 Sir John Alcock and Sir Arthur W. Brown, in a twin-engined Vickers-
Vimy-Rolls biplane, won a 510,000 prize by a non-stop flight ofone thousand eight hundred
and ninety miles from St. John's, Newfoundland, to the west coast of Ireland, covering
this distance in sixteen hours twelve minutes, the average speed being one hundred and
eighteen miles per hour. This was the first trans-Atlantic crossing.
Sir Alan Cobham's five thousand miles' air-tour of Europe, was accomplished in
three weeks in the year 1921.
Lieut-Commander R.E. Byrd in 1926, starting and returning to Spitzbergen, flew
over the North Pole and back in a three motored Fokker's plane, being in the air fifteen
and a half hours and covering one thousand three hundred miles.
Capt. C. Lindbergh flew alone from New York to Paris in a small monoplane, doing
three thousand six hundred and thirty nine miles in thirty-three and a half hours in 1927.
In 1928 Flt-Lieut. S.N. lvebster won for Britain, the International Schneider Trophy,
at a speed of two hundred and eighty-two miles per hour.
In the same year Mr. Bert. Hinkler flew from England to Australia in fifteen and
a half days in a thirty horse-power light aeroplane.
Flt-Lieut. lYaghorn on September 7th, 1929 won the Schneider Trophy at a speed
of three hundred and twenty-eight miles an hour.
Flt-Lieutenant George H. Stainforth held the world's speed record from 1931 to
1933 for Great Britain, when he created a speed of four hundred and fifteen miles per
hour. This record, however. has recently been eclipsed by an Italian oflicer.
Amy Johnson, born in Yorkshire, England, is probably the greatest woman who
ever took the air. She flew alone from London to Australia in 1930, and in November,
1932, broke the record of the fastest time from England to South Africa by flying from
Lympne to Cape Town, 6220 miles, in four days, six hours and fifty-four minutes. Her
husband, Captain Mollison is also one of the best and most popular aviators living.
I-Ie has many air records to his credit.
Perhaps the most outstanding aviator of our day is Air-Commodore Kingsford Smith.
He has broken record after record in his air-mail flights. I-Ie has recently flown from
England to Darwin, Australia, in the remarkably short time of twelve and a half days.
He has since been knighted by the King for this marvellous feat.
R.C., Form -1.
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SELWYN HOUSE SCHOOL MAGAZINE
Christmas Day falls on the twenty-fifth of December annually, and is the feast of
the birth of Christ. The use of holly, mistletoe and the Yule log for decorative purposes
at Christmas was probably a Pagan, rather than a Christian, custom.
Christmas was celebrated on the sixth of January until the new calendar was in-
troduced, but now we call the sixth of January " l.ittle Christmas ". ln most countries
Christmas Day is a public holiday.
The custom of giving presents at Christmas dates back to an old heathen usage.
The sending of Christmas cards by way of friendly greeting and remembrance commenced
only in the last century.
The Christmas-tree originated in the days of the Romans, and went from Germany
to Great Britain, and now is common in a great many parts of the world.
Santa Claus is an imaginary person who is supposed to fill Children's stockings
with presents at Christmas. Often at a cliildren's Christmas party some one dresses
up as Santa Claus and distributes toys from the Christmas-tree. The name Santa Claus
is derived from Saint Nicholas, a rich young man who tried, because he so much admired
the kind and gentle character of Christ, to make his money give other people happiness.
He went about placing coins and gifts in the homes of the poor, and when he died people
called him Saint Nicholas.
XY. B., Form 5.
bor hundreds of years men have had a great desire to fly. blany attempts were
made, with various kinds of mechanisms but with no success.
In l7S'l and V733 two Frenchmen named Montgolfier made balloons, which rose
high in the air. They were inflated with hot air produced by burning straw. Two men
dared to go up in one of these in 1793 and afterwards many voyages were made in several
countries. Soon, however, hydrogen gas was found to be better than hot air, and large
balloons were built.
John Stringfellow in 1843 built the first power-driven model aeroplane to achieve a
short free Hight. The motive power was a tiny steam engine.
Then in l896 Otto Lilienthal, known as " the father of aeroplanesn, was killed in
an accident, after a series of motorless gliding experiments in Germany, which paved the
way for the power-driven, man-carrying aeroplane.
lt was in 1900 that Wilbur and Orville Wright, in America, began their motorless
gliding experiments. When, on December l7th, i903 Wilbur and Orville Wright actually
Hew with a power-driven aeroplane, they undoubtedly did the greatest thing that had
ever been accomplished in flight. That first flight lasted for just twelve seconds, four
trials in all were made that day and the fourth Hight was a matter of only fifty nine seconds.
It was not until September 26th, 1905 that the Wright brothers Hew thirty eight
minutes and covered in one flight, a distance of twenty-five miles without alighting.
Santos Dumont achieved short flights, with a fifty horse-power biplane in France in
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SELWYX HOUSE SCHOOL MAG.-KZINE
Reading, of course! We have all heard of the three R's- Reading, wRiting and
aRithmetic- and the first of these, at least since the use of printing, is Reading. It is
indeed an open road to knowledge, however obstructed to-day by the misuse of such devices
as " the movies ", the gramophone and the radio.
XYhat would be your state if you could not read ? Of how much pleasure and profit
would you be deprived F For the profit, the terse words of Francis Bacon, in his essay
on " Studies ", have surely made that clear. It is rather of the pleasure that we shall
iYell, then, having learned to read, what shall we read and how shall we read F
Let us read the truest, the best-written, and the most pleasing cf written words
in all languages. Parents, teachers, and true friends Cboth public and privatej will help
ycu in your choice. Do not be afraid of poetry or plays.
For the " how ", read lst. correctly, 2nd, clearly, 3rd, as intelligently and beautifully
as you can.
There are, of course, three modes of reading: - Cab reading to yourself fthe French
call it " le lire des yeux "J, Cbj reading aloud, CCD reading from memory, which we often
call reciting or, from stage or pulpit, Flocution. You had good examples of the last in
the charming performances of the plays, " The Merchant of Venice " and " As You Like
Now, as soon as you have learned to read, in the usual sense, you should learn to
scan. By this I mean that you should learn to recognise and use certain groups of syllables
which have come to be universally used by prose writers and by poets: we call them " feet "
and have kept their Latin and Greek names. For example there are the spondee, with
2 long syllables- such as " undone ", " forlorn "g the dactyl, which has 1 long and 2 shorts,
e.g. " gracefully "4 the trochee, 1 long and 1 short, e.g. " leaping ", " nearer "g the iambus,
1 short and 1 long, e.g., " to strive ", " away "5 the anapaest, 2 shorts and l long, " at a
bound ", and others all of which great writers have found most useful in adding to the
meaning of their words the beauty and force of fitting sound.
Now feet fall into rhythm and often rhythm brings about set lines in set groups,
as in the beautiful Spenserian stanza and the wonderful works of Yergil, Shakespeare,
de Heredia and other immortals.
Looking then for feet and rhythm, give yourself the pleasure of reading not only
English, but Latin and French- even before you can fully grasp the meaning of these
latter two. Look, too, for similes, metaphors, sound echoing sense, and other pretty tricks
of skilled writers.
Caj And here you'll often find a happy sense of help. For many of your Mothers,
rightly proud of their accomplishments in French at school, at college or while travelling
abroad, take such strong interest in the tasks you're set that they are but too glad to help
you read, and if, in doing so, they carry back their memories to the times when they ex-
celled in reading French or Latin poetry, these memories will certainly increase the pleasure
that they find in helping you. Selwyn House Mothers shine in this respect, as boys,
and masters too, have often found. fbfb Clf you will read with care from fab to fbi it
may be that your ear will find for you a sort of rhythm in those sentencesl.
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