Sydney Academy - Record Yearbook (Sydney, Australia)
- Class of 1950
Page 1 of 140
Pages 6 - 7
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Pages 8 - 9
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Text from Pages 1 - 140 of the 1950 volume:
Compliments of Compliments of
P- P-.4fTfnlHQwf1,W1L J. A. Wilkinson
BARRISTER Special Representative
B"---'EI THE ROBERT SIMPSON
Court House Sydney, N. S. Edifefh l.il'l'lif8d
COMPLIMEN TS OF
R. J. LCGUE, LIMITED
i- Distributors of -
GENERAL MDTORS PRODUCTS
GI-I.EVRO'LET -:- OLDSMOBILE
Cadillac and Maple Leaf Trucks
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DI.AL 4491 SYDNEY, N. S.
Compliments of ........ Compliments f
Gbarm Sho e '
pp gHHacgB una Ih 5
386 Charlotte St.
"Smart Clothes for Smart if-Qpfnellprg
COMPLIMEVN TS OF
M0fflS0ll'S HUGKUZIB 5f008l'y
Choice Groceries, Meats,
Good Luck to Class of '50
lVIen's 85 Boys' Clothing
300-302 Charlotte St.
Best of Luck to Class of '50
SYDNEY, N. s.
Dial 6143 Sydney, N. S.
210 CHARLOTTE' ST.
and BEAUTY PARLOR
SYDNEY, N. S.
Compliments of ........
New :: Rebuilt :: Rentals
76 Dorchester St. Dial 6131
Best XViShes Class of '50
.l800llSOII'S l.HIllBS' WSH!
' 'Where Tomorrow 's Styles
Are Featured Today"
Sydney, N. S.
T H E
Lunches Milk Shakes
Sydney Nova Scotia
'UHDB BIBIUII U3lfymBII'S
U0-UDBIHHVB S00lBlY UU.
Charlotte St. Sydney DIAL 8296
CHARLOTTE STREET SYDNEY
Vogue 8: Paramount Theatres
LISTEN TO C J C B '
FOR NEVWS OF YOUR MOVIE FAVORITES AND
FOR OVER FIFTEEN YEARS
CTE THI TIES TD TIT A TNT A
HAS BEEN THE EENDEZVOUS FOR STUDENTS
The Smart Place To Greet And Meet
"RefreShingIy Different ' '
OOMPLIMENTS OF ............
THE WHITE CIRCLE CO., LTD.
LAUNDERERS AND CLEANERS
HUGH ST. SYDNEY , N. S. DIAL 4478
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,II 619112211 5 iinmrrmty
K1NosToN - oNTAR1o
Incorporated by Royal Charter 1841
DEGREE -COURISIES in Arts,'CoIm1merce, Applied Science, Medicine,
Nfursfing Science, Physical ramd ,Hiealtlh Eduoation.
SUMMER SCHOOL - Jufly 3 to August 16, 1950.
Arts-iS.ix weeks' Iinstzrwction in seilectedl courses' :of Arfts curri-
cuiuum, supplementing correspondence work and fssatiisffydng resi-
dence requirements in whole or part.
Fine Arts-six weeks' instrumction in Art, iB1al1et, Drama, Music,
English for French-speaking students-five weeks' Icourse.
Refresher Course in fEnglish-fthree vweleksr' course.
EXTTRIAIVIURAIL WORK -in Arts and Commerce up to 4 courses yearly:
registration April 10 and September 17. Bpy oaurehul selection of
clalslsles a Pass Clours-e or tlhree years of an II-Ilofnfowurs 'Cfofurse may
be completed through extrfaumiurfal and summer school study.
The following will be sent on reque-st: Queen's in Pictures, Scholl-
arslhrip Pamphfletg Uanlendfafr of any faculty desired or of the Slum-
rmer School, or tlhe Suchool of Fine Arts.
YOUNG MENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION
SYDNEY, N OVA SCOTIA PHONE 6330
SWIMMING GYM CLASSES
LIFE SAVING RECREATION
STUDY GROUPS HI-Y CLUBS
CRAFT GROUP HIGH SCHOOL
BASKETBALL PARTIES and
BADMINTON OTHER "Y"
KNOWLEDGE IS VALUABLE-CHARACTER IS ESSENTIAL
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Canadian Air Force
sincerely hopes thai the rest of
your climb will be fast!
Burchell Agencies Limited
Contractors 85 Dealers
in Masonry Products
Arena Bldg. Sydney
Success to Class of '50
Stevenson Sz Co.
4'The 'Wholesale Fruit Men"
So Handy on Charlotte St.
Better Than Ever Qualified
to supply the Academy Boys
and young men with Whatever
they require m Wearables.
At Unbeatable Prices
TEL' 5549 CAK HALL LIMITED
SYDNEY "The Home of Good Clothing"
we-H , ASHBY NURSERIES
FLOWERS FOR ALL OCCASION
Florists Telegraph Delivery Association
DIAL 8 1 6 2
ASHBY ROAD SYDNEY, N. S.
Compliments of ........ Compliments of
Sydney Transfer and D. J. BUCKLEY
Sydney, N. S. Cl1a,rl0tter St. SYDNEY
Compliments of ........ Compliments of
Victoria Furniture Store Fred Merchant
Dave Nathanson, Prop. . Limited
H 338-340 Charlotte Street
U9 FURs AND
XVhit11ey Pier FUR STORAGE
Compliments of Compliments of
Brooks Store Jeff s Lunch
Cor. George and Townsend Sts. SOFT DRINKS
SYDNEY, N. S. FISH AND CHIPS
You will soon be doing your own buying with your own money.
We invite you to maker CROWECLL'S your Shopping
Headquarters and we feel you will like our fine
- Assortment and Fair Prices.
Good Luck to Class of '50
CROWELL' S LIMITED
FIT REFolRM CLOTHES
335 Cliarlotte St. Sydney
Hugh L. MacLeod
Cliarlotte St. Sydney
Prescriptions Come FIRST
PUIIBII Drug SIOIBS Limited
3 Rexall Drug Stores to
Promptly and E'fficie11tly
The Rexall Stores
G. E. Leslie cYz Co.
Dorchester St. Sydney
J . Smith Mclvor
195 Charlotte Street
Macllliyfe 80 M30K9llZi8
Sydney Nova Scotia
Good Luck to Class '49-'50
TOBIAS 81 JOSEPH
Formerly Moraff 's
Billiards 80 Smokers Supplies
Novelties 85 Magazines
Sydney Nova Scotia Watches
UNIVERSITY OF KING'S COLLEGE
in association with
DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY, HALIFAX, N. S.
The Church of England University, Faculties of Arts, Science and
Divinity, pre-professional courses in Medicine, Dentistry and Law,
also la Schovol of Journalism. Residence accoinniodation for men and
for Women students.
For particulars of Entrance and Scholarships apply to
THE REGISTRAR, King's College, Halifax, N. S.
reefimgs vom .
Local Union H564
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omp unen s 0 Compliments of
F. 0. Bezanson 81. Go. Wolfsonfsud.
J EVVELLERS DIAL 5 4 0 9
Established 1900 , 98 Townsend St.
331 Charlotte St. Phone 6219 Sydney Nova Scotia
lt is debatable whether the world we live in is headed toward mass de-
struction or international harmony, we all hope and strive for international
harmony, but there are those in the world who, either because of ignorance or
selfish desires, make the balance lean in the opposite direction.
In such a world there is a great need for education - education of the
individual and of the people as a whole. This education should teach us not
only to live in our own society but it should foster universal fraternity.
VVe see, then, the importance of getting this education, and the folly ot
wasting time and opportunity. This does not mean all work and no play, but
it means that we must be careful to mix work and play in the right proport-
The students at our Sydney Academy form but one small unit- in the vast
machinery which is striving to produce international harmony. But as this
unit we must do our part, we must not be lax. For it takes only one broken
part to put the machinery out of order.
The past few years have been very successful at Sydney Academy. ln
dications are tha.t this year will be no exception. These successes have been
both scholastic and athletic. XVe must be careful, however, in the light of ath-
letic successes, not to be negligent in scholastic activities. The right proportf
ion of play is necessary in our recipe for success, but too much will give a sour
This year Mr. G. G. Camp-bell. our principal, has been selected to repre-
sent Canada at a Seminar. sponsored by U.NESf'0, the object of which is "The
lmprovement of Text Books, Particularly History Text Books," to be held at
Brusselsin the Summer. This is. besides being' an honor to Mr. Campbell.
an honor to the Academy students and to the flity of Sydney. NVe are proud
of our Principal.
When Words Fail
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utt1e's Flower Shop
svnnnv, N. s.
T Q D A Y ,,,, Compliments of ........
is cz good time
to start your
Savlngs ACC0ZL1Zt Nexi fo Lyceum Theafre
T H E DELICIOUS
ROYA I. AND
BAN K STEAKS
QF Telephone 7094
3 Branches in Sydney George Shea'
ILK AND CREAM
NEY, N. S.
LIMENTS OF ............
THE SPCRT. MART
ALL TYPES OF SPORTLNG Goons
L. Gaum 8: Son
816 Victoria Rd. Phone 3722
COMPLIMENTS OF ............
Best Wishes to Class of '50
810 Victoria Rd. Phone 8298
Eooie Ilbcibonalo motors
DODGE AND DBSOTO DISTRIBUTORS
FOR C. B. ISLAND
PHONE 8400 SYDNEY, N. S. P. O. BOX 300
Sherman's N. ' H. Gillis
Grocery G-ROCERIES 8a IVIEATS
838 Victoria Rd. Phone 6175
1381 Victoria Rd. Phone 5487
KEN'S GLASS SHOP
Ken MacPherson, Prop.
Windows, Table Tops, Shelves,
Show Cases, Etc.
Specializing in Auto Glass
Compliments of ........
168 Dorchester St.
WE SERVICE ALL MAKES
Installation OF CARS
Dorchester St. Sydney, N. S. TUNE UP FRONT END
' Quaker State and
DIAL 6384 Veedol Oils
Compliments of Dial 6306 648 Victoria Rd.
ll. T. llamernn 81. Suns Ltd.
SANITONE C. I. L. PAINTS
CLEANERS C. C. M. BICYCLES
AC' I 1 S R S
344 Esplanade Sydney CES 0 IE
794 Victoria Rd. Sydney, N. S.
After you graduate from the Academy, you will be thinking of
Building a New Home .... Naturally your thoughts will turn to
J. W. STEPHENS LIMITED-"The Home Builders" and Sup-
pliers of Building Material of all kinds.
Most Modern Dry Kiln in the Maritimes
Plate Glass Installed
J. W. Stephens Limited
DIAL 5554 SYDNEY, N. S.
F. R. STEPHENS W. J. STEPHENS
Director and Construction Director and Business
Compliments of Compliments of
MZGKBHZWS MllSi0 STUIB
LATEST RECORDS Book Store
Assortment of Musical
Instruments - Sheet Music Charlotte St. Sydney
WOLFVILLE, Nova Scotia.
Gradutarte courses leading to degrees off M.A., MJSC., Mus.M., and B.D.
Four-year Icrolurses leading to degrees in Artis: amd! Science, Home Economics.
Industrial Arts, Mlusiic :and Tihleology.
Special comrses leading to 'Honorsf' and "Advanced Course Honors"
One-year special -eofurse in Efdncfation for lgrlaldluatels in Arts uamd Science to qua-
lify for the Te4ather's License of the Province of Nova Scotia and the de-
gree of Blaiclhellor of Education.
Three-year colurlsee leading to la Licemntiate lin Music.
Three-yeasr course leading no a IOerti'fi-cate in Secretarial lScien-ce.
Three-year co-urse in Engineering, with diploma, leading to finial years in !Nov'a
Scotila Teddhlnicall 'Collegve sand McGill University.
Two-year course lefaldling to Diploma in Home Econo-mics.
Pre-liIed'ieal, Pre-Dental, LPre-Law and Pre-Nursing C.ourses
Loarge and Oarefullry S-elected Flaleultgy Up-to-Dlalte Lilbrary 6863000 vo1s.J
Well lE'qau1iplp-ed Laboratories Ideal Lddatlilon
Excellent Gymnasium and Swimming Pool
Standlard Skating Rink fArti.fioia1 Ifcej
For Information Apply to THE REGISTRAR
AGRICULTURE IN NOVA SCOTIA ............
A 550,000,000 BUSINESS
............DEMANDfS TRAINED MEN
Men whose tna.in,in1g will liiit tihnecm for tihie fII'1l31I14Y complex duties
they will be expected to perform. :It stiaxnds to reason, therefore
that 'mlen who intend to mlalke agriculture their life Work sshould
flearn what the NSAC hlas to offer before enrolling for studies
Degree Courses-September 27th.g Farm Courses-October 25th.
Tlhe record of INTSUMCI graduates is sufficient proof tlhlat 'counses
offered at tlhis institution fit men -and women to make sa. -suleeess
of tlheir chosen profession. College 'Calendar aavaliliable on re-
Nova Scotia Agricultural College
T R U R 0
COMPLIMENTS OF .......... ,.
CHIASSON 8g MCICDONALD
Marine Engineers - Fitters Acetylene 85 Electric Welding
Boiler Makers, Machinists, Blacksmiths, Etc.
DIAL 8 1 1 4
KINGS ROAD SYDNEY, N. S.
SYDNEY PLUMBING 81. HEATING UU. ITIJ.
OIL BURNER SALES AND SERVICE
, "We Give Free Estimates"
153 PITT STREET
DIAL 8287 I SYDNEY, N. S.
COMPLIMENTS OF ............
FEDERS JEWELLERY ST ORE
"The Small Store with the Big Reputation"
FINE CHINA - SILVERWARE - DIAMONDS
834 VICTORIA ROAD PHONE 8460
FRI-INK KINGS BUS SERVICE
CHARTER BUS SERVICE
-- Agents for ---
McKENZIE COACH LINES INC.
Sydney - Boston
DIAL 8391 SYDNEY, N. S.
Sampson Motors ltd.
407 George St. Sydney, N. S.
- Dealers -
AUSTIN - HUDSON
Argyle St. Sydney, N. S.
DIAL Q14 Sydney, N. S.
Join Our Home Furnishing
Good Luck Class of '50
Charlotte St. Sydney
Choice Meats, Groceries
627 George St. Dial 5447
Compliments of ........
BERT'S BARBER SHOP
466 Charlotte Street
All Registered Barbers
Dalhousie University HimX, swa
THE FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
Bachelor of Arts iBsaIchelo.r of Nursing Science
Bialdhelor of -Covmlmerce lBlachiei1o'1' of Scieince
Blachelioir of iE'duc'artion Mjalster of Arts
Bfachelfoii' of Music l1VIlEliS'tGl' of Science
Education Mining Geology
Engineering Physics Nursing Education
Food- Technology Plhuarmaicy
Hospliuall Phanmlacy Public I-Iealltlh Nuvsing
PRIE-PROFIESSIONAL COURSES REQUISITE FOR
LAW, MEDICINE and DENTISTRY
Tche Faculty .of Gfraduia-te lSFtudfies 'Olffering Master's Degrees
In Manny Depfartinents
THE FACULTY OF LAW, granting the degree .of LL. B.
THE FACULTY OF MEDICINE, granting the degree of M. D., C. M.
THE FACULTY OF DENTISTRY, granting the degree of D. D. S.
L ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS
Twenty-four Sldliollarislliips, each of Ia fmaximlufm vlalue of SIG-OOVJOO will be avail-
lable to students apiprlying for iatdlniissioin from tl-lligh Schools or Junior 'Colleges
of Cil'GlllTE11'ltl'llllC Pl'lO'VII1CBlS, and will b-e awarded -on the lblasis of educational at-
WRITE TO THE RlEGISTRAR'lfor full infoirmlation as to Fees,
Courses, IRes'idence iiacilities and dlates of regiilstriation.
St. Jfrancis Xavier University
ANTIGONISH, Nova Scotia
St. Marthafs Hospital Training School
Courses leading to degrees in Arts, Science, Commerce, Home Econo-
Certificates in Educatiloii recognized by the Department of Education
of Nova Scotia as fulfilling the requirements for the Superior
First Class License.
Engineering certificates admitting to the third year of applied science
at the Nova Scotia Technical College and McGill University.
Pre-incdical and Pre-dental certificates accepted by the leading
For Further Information Apply - The Registrar
Cfoinplime-nts of ........
MU NN BRGS.
Cioinrpliinents of ........
Victoria Rd. Whitiiieg' Pier
Ashby Radio Sales and
A11 Work Guaranteed
Pickup 85 Delivery Service
752 Victoria Road A
712 Victoria Road A
S. David Sz Son
574 Victoria Rhoad
GI-OVER,S JOHN H. WALKER Sl SON
CLEANERS a DYERS GRUCERIES AND
381 George St. Sydney MEATS, ETC-
Phone 8333 -ff-
105 Union St. Glace Bay 29 Ferry St. Sydney
Phone 402 Phone 8177
Indeed, Mr. Campbell heads a teaching staff which has been a great
blessing to the students of the Academy.
This year, an Academy student, Roy MacKeen has been chosen as one
of three b-oys from N ov-a Scotia among a group of fifty from Canada who will
visit Great Britain this summer. The purpose of the to-ur, s-ponso-redby W. G.
lVeston, a Canadian-'born British industrialist, is to promote closer relations
between the youth of the two countries. Congratulations! Roy.
NVe should like to take this opportunity to welcome back to the Acad-
emy Mr. J. Chiasson who, during a leave of absence, spent a year at Laval
working towards an M. A. degree.
It was with regret, and best wishes for continued success, t-hat the Acad-
emy said farewell to Mr. J. A. Chisholm, who filled in for Mr. Chiasson during
the latter's absience. Mr. Chisholm gained many friends during his stay in
As this eventful academic year rapidly draws to a close, let us all re-
solve to do our part in making the world a better place to live in. Although
we are students, not yet attained to man's estate, we have a vital part to play
in the days to come. Let us play our part well.
-.. GL le ,.-
HON OR FORTHE ACADEMY
United Nations Education and Scientific Organization, commonly
known as Unesco, is to hold a Seminar in Brussels during the summer of 1950.
The Seminar' will have as its chief purpose "The Improvement of Textbooksg
Particularly History Books." Seventy delegates from the member nations of
Unesco will attend the Seminar. Mr. G. G. Campbell, Principal of the Acad-
emy, will represent Canada.
It is indeed a great honor to the City of Sydney and to the- Sydney Acad-
emy especially that such recognition has been paid to our principal. It helps
us realize how lucky we are to have a leader of such noteworthy qualities and
one who is such a credit to his eonimunity.
Since coming to Sydney in 1935, Mr. Campbell has well proved his
worth to the community and to the students in particular. He is one of the
most esteemed residents of Sydney. Mr. Campbell is the author of a recently
published book on the HHi-stlory of Nova Scotia."
The whole student body join in congratulating Mr. Campbell on the
honor done him in being selected as the Canadian delegate to the above men-
COMPLIMENTS OF ............
S GIIQV SMD SIIIJDW 0.
Cor. Victoria Rd. 8a Dominion St. Sydney, Nova. Scotia.
--- Dealers in -- I
PROVISIONS, DECK, ENGINE, CABIN, GALLEY STORES
CIGARS, CIGARETTES, SPIRITS, ETC.
Phones 5425 or 5378
EXCISE CUSTOMS - BONDED WAREHOUSE
Home FU RHISHIFIGS
Q i. Sf
WRITE, PHONE OR CALL
SYDNEY GLACE BAY
DIAL 4 4 5 5
Gifts For Every Occasion
PHONE 6243 Alleys
Charlotte St. Sydney SYDNEY, N S.
Compliments of ........ Compliments of
I. RADIO STATIONS
Metropo ltan C J C B
C J C X
SYDNEY, N. S. SYDNEY
S H 9 S Compliments of
GROCERIES AND J' A'
534 GEORGE STREET A
SYDNEY, N. S. Charlotte St. Sydney
Compliments of ........
M n fa,eturer's -
3' u Krng's Road Motors Ltd.
AR E UIPMENT STORE
WHOLESALE DRY F M Q
GOODS -- and-
3T3 George St. Sydney, N. S. SERVICE STATION
"Everything We Sell - We Service Cheerfu11y"
Sane Breton Battery 81. Vuloanizingoflomoany,
416 GEORGE- STREET SYDNEY, N. S.
-- Distributors of --
AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL 86 CARBURETOR EQUIPMENT
P. o. Box 259 PHONE' 6150
of --"---- oooo. SHERWOOD'S
H3IIlS3Y'S SEWER Sfaiillll TRANSFER
Cor. Argyle and Alexandra ' GENERAL TRUCKIN G
Sis- FURNITURE MOVING
SYDNEY Phone 8356 Sydney
5 PRINCE STREET
FRESH : FISH : OF : ALL : KINDS
COMPLIMENTS OF ...........
LeVaHe Consiruciion Company
STEEL CITY MOTORS LTD.
PONTIAC 1: BUICK :: VAUXHALL
G. M. C. TRUCKS
PHONE 5401 CORNER GEORGE Sc PRINCE
COMPLIMENTS OF ............
B EC-.TCTTE R
LIVING Radio and Appliances Ltd.
Q Your HWESTINGHOUSE ' ' Dealer
.We,Stingh0use, 202 oHAR.EoTTE' STREET SYDNEY, N. S.
Compliments of ........
C. C. M.
42 FERRY SPT.
Cfomjpliments of ........
Phones 6446 - 4029
W. H. Peckham
85 Townsend St. Sydney
Compliments of .....
Compliments fof ........
ASHBY SALES Sz SERVICE
WILLYS CARS 86 TRUCKS
SEIBERLIN G TIRES
55 Victoria Rd. Sydney
Compliments of ........
"Cape Breton's Centre of
Owned and Operated
Compliments of ........
Havelock-Home Bottling Ho.,
Compliments of ........
Q "Five Barbers to Serve
Dial 6333 Dial 7028 Coinplilnents of ........
PROIVIPT SERVICE GROCERIES U
134-1----wif 440 Prince Street
451 Charlotte St. Sydney Phone 4434
Compliments of """" Clovmplinlents of ........
55 St. Peter 's Road
Compliments of ....... , .
M. F. MacLean
C b B HARDWARE
amp e rcs' BUILDING SUPPLIES
MEATS AND Cor. King's Road and
GROCERIES Sydney, N. S.
Whitney Pier Sydney Of. Phone 6339 Res. Phone 5235
Compliments of ........
J. W. HUDUEHHAM
885 Victorian Road
C'Cor. Bryan St.D
Bus. Dial 6263 Res. 3106
Jnan's Dress Shop
Everything in Ladies. Wear
VVe specialize in
Sizes 9-20, 185- to 2621, 36 to 52
M0llBI'll UIBZIIBIS lllllllell
FOR FINER CLEANING
Sydney, N. S.
Compliments of ........
H. H. Marshall
Compliments of ........
Drug S,to res
J. D. Smyth8zSon
131 Townsend St.
PLUMBING - HEATING
Compliments 'of ........
Atlantic Spring 8: Machine
Sydney Nova Scotia
Compliments of ........
ROOFING AND SHEET
Phone 6253 137 Pitt St.
Sydney, N. S.
BEST XVISHES TO CLASS OF '50
New VVaterford Sydney Antigonish
FRED PIERCE LTD.
ENTERPRISE .STOVES and
and Original Enterprise
257 Charlotte St. Sydney
Compliments of ........
Sydney Gu-operative Society
W. R. Bolton
Phone 6245 Sydney
HOME 81 AUTO LTD.
Your Friendly Firestone
1000 and one items for
Car and Home
374 George St. Phone 6460
COMPLIIMEN TS OF
PAN DANDY BREAD
INSIST ON THE BEST
ASK FOR LYNCH QUALITY PRODUCTS
BDIHSUIIIEBS BUTILE BD.
TOWN SEND ST. I SYDNEY
O COMPLIMENTS OF
SYDNEY, N. S. S
C. P. MOORE, LTD.
63 Ch ltt St t :- SHDNEX IN S
H. A. W. McCoubrey
PRINCE STREET SYDNEY
J. R. MacDonald
W H O L E S A L E
TOXVN SEND STREET SYDNEY
CAPE BRETON BUS Sz TRAM
SYDNEY AND GLACE BAY
7 Compliments of
J. W. KELLY
A. R. MacDonald, Prop.
KELLY 'S STUDI
267 Charlotte St. 0
D131 8344 Sydney, N. S. Frames Made To Order
The Family Shoe Store" SYDNEY, N. S
G. G. CAMPBELL, B.A., Principal
flbount Ellison University
In Arts, Siciernce, Home Economics, Music, Fine Arts,
Ei CERTIFICATE COURSES
In Engineering, Finance and Counmercxe, Secretarial,
Teaecher Trlatininig, Fine famnfd Appliieldf Artis, Music.
In Miedi-eine, Dentistny, Law and Theology
Senior Matricmttllation CGrade XI-IJ accepted for first
5 f year credits.
I I A Residential College
'Illia' Excellent Library Modern Laboratories
Most Valwable E-ntran-ce and Uniwerslity Schloilarships aaytailiable ilnfclluding five
Loud Beaverlbrook :Entrance Schol'a.rshipsg of five hundred diollars renew1able for
four years, and five Viscount Bennett Scholarshipvs for three hundred dollars
eraioh. See Galendiagr 130-r compilete liisft 'of Scholarships.
Offered for the tirts time in 1950, 'five OVGFSCIHIS Postgraduate Sdhollarships pro-
vide for one yea1r's study abroad With alll expenisves p'a1ildf. These Scholuanships, a
further magnlifioent gift from LordKBelayerbrook, are aylasilfafble only to gradu-
ates of Mlofunt Allison.
Of -fo-ur C. 'F. U. W. graduate sldhuollamrshifps awlarded in open 'competition in Gan-
adian Universities in tlhle last two years, thrfee have 'been won bry Mouint Adli-
For Calendar write to THE REGISTRAR, Mount Allison University
'Sackville New Brunswick
'Goinplinnents of Coinplinients of
Ma""mjm'jfj'1f'S UU- Peters Nash Sales
Rubber Footwear S3163 and Ser-Vice
Leather F00'vw'ear THE NASH AIRFLYTE
Shoe Findings THE MORRIS
DTY Goods MIN OlR - OXFORD
Auto Accessories IMPERIAL SIX
Cormier 8z MacPherson
MERCURY, LINCOLN AND IVIEATEOR
"The All-New Cars Which satisfy the taste of the most dis-
eriniinating' student and top flight value for the Whole
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PRINCIPAL 'S MESSAG-E '
Students who read this, the Record for 1.950, will be interested to know
that the students of the year 1900 also published a Record. Even then the
Record was an institution of some year 's standing.
The Academy of 1900 could well be proud of its initiaitive and enter-
prise. The school was small. Twenty-two pupils were enrolled i11 Grade Ten.
CThis year's enrolment is 258.D The Grade Eleven class numbered eight.
QThis year's class numbers 211.5 T'here were no Grade Twelve students, but
thirty-two students in Grade Nine were of the student body. Small though it
was, the Academy of 1900 could publish a school paper that will bear compar-
ison with this issue of 1950.
Tfo students of today the year 1900 may seem incredibly remote in time,
and the Academy of that year to have more in common with Plato 's Academy
than with Sydney Academy of 1950. But I suspect that the student of 1900
was much like his mid-century counterpart. At any rate, I am sure the Editor
of 1950 could rightly have written the following, taken from his predeccssor's
Editorial written fifty years ago.
It would be a good practice for our students to favour the
Record with contributions to a greater extent, and not leave the
whole work to be done by the Editors.
The Editor of 1900 had something to say o11 Athletics. The following
extract has a modern ring: I
In Athletics we miss one- thing in particular. NVhen will
we have a gymnasium? When will some enthusiast come forward
and suggest, and agitate and get us a gymnasium?
'When indeed! And when will it cease to be argued, as a contributor of
1900 forcibly argued, that
Apart from the physical, the intellectual training derived
from football playing deserves notice.
l like that phrase "intellectual training" as applied to football. The
same contributor ends his article as follows:
We had a very good team out of the Academy last year and
the year Ibefore. There is no reason to believe that, witlisuch a
large number of able-bodied students as we have this year, we
should not have a still better team next summer. Let everyone
play who can, there is no better cure on earth for that attack of
the blues which are so liable to seize one after a long day 's grind
in sclhool than a lively game of football.
The sentiment, the grammar, the sentence structure - all alike point
to the Academy student of 1950 as the probable author. But in truth the article
was written by his grandfather, fifty years ago. One is reminded of an un-
translatable French proverb ........
Plus ca change, plus c'est la 11161119 chose.
Let us hope as we mark the half century that the year 2000 A. D. will
find Academy students still playing football, still arguing that the game can
provide "intellectual training," and still making plans for next season's
game. And - who knows? The Academy may by that time have a gym-
nasium. ' Q
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THE PART THAT OUR SCHOOLS PLAY IN THE DEVELOPING
OF G-OOD CITIZENS FOR OUR COUNTRY
Velma Williams, XID
Schools play a very important part. in the developing of good citizens
for our country.
Schools prep-are us for the business world and teach us the things to ex-
pect from our fellow workers and citizens. First of all the purpose of school
is to teach ns to think, so that when we have finally settled in our place in the
business world, we will be a4ble to meet our problems with patience and under-
standing. It should also help us to enter a university or learn the trade which
will be our final training for the business world.
Schools also teach us co-operation so that we may work and live togeth-
er with other people. Sports help to do this for they teach us the great value
of co-operation and thought for our fellow men.
In schools we learn of our country, of its developments and of its indus-
tries. NVe learn of its trade and commerce, things which good citizens should
know. Schools teach us, too, of our government so that we may be able to vote
for proper men to help govern our coun,try. We learn of other countries and
the difference of leadership and dictatorship, so that we, as good citizens, may
h-elfp to keep a free Democratic country. '
In school we learn to spe-ak and write English properly. We also learn
other languages, so that we may have a better understanding of the foreign
countries. They he-lp us, to-o, if we visit these countries to speak the proper
language and thus learn the custo-ms off the other countries too.
. We learn in school to appreciate good music and books which is so es-
sential in the life of every citizen.
All these things and many more, which we learn in scfhool help us to be-
come better citizens, and so to live together efficiently and happily in a better
d Mr. Johnson was giving a demonstration on the properties of acids one
"Now," he said, "I am going to drop this fifty-cent piece into this
glass of acid. Will it dissolve or not H
"No, Sir," replied Bud C.
"Then perhaps you will explain to the class why it won't dissolve,"
replied the teacher.
"Because,7' came the answer, "if it would you wouldn't drop it in."
One day John was chewing gum in school and was sitting with his feet'
sprawled out in the aisle.
VVhen the teacher saw him, she roared out, "John! Take that gum out
of your mouth and put your feet in.
THE VALUE OF PHYSICAL ED.
Gene Forde,XIA I
Boys and girls, men and women, should at all times keep themselves in
good condition and health by physical training. High .school boys and girls
are now reaching the age where they are most likely to be taken by some dis-
ease. The teen-age is the time in life where incurable diseases such as Tuber-
culosis and Cancer are most likely to come upon a person. Good training
means good healtnh, and a person who is in good health usually d-oes well in his
studies at school. Since physical t.raining aids health, and health is a very im-
portant factor in high scho-ol life, the school curriculum should leave some
space -open for gym periods. Every high school student, both boys and girls,
should have at least two hours each week of physical training.
Good exercise is good for the body and muscles and adds graceful car-
riage and charm to the appearance of a person. Good exercise, to-o, teaches
good posture and good posture is an eye-catcher to people. Physical instruc-
tors say that "Boise" is more essential to true beauty than perfectly- moulded
features. Incfhes of bulgy fat can be lost without strenuous exercise and this
should ad-d to the appearance of high school students. Therefore, it should be
compulsory that high school students be given physical training, and that a
regular programme of such training be introduced into all our schools.
THE I. O D. E. BURSARY
The I. O. D. E. Bursary for the 1948-49 term was awarded to Margery
Jean MacLean, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. A. Frank MacLean, of 262 Bentinck
Street. Educated at Fredericton High School, she came to Sydney Academy
where she completed her studies. A leader in -debating, choir, sports and Edi-
tor-in-Chief of the Academy Record, Margery was also active in social group
The conditions governing the award and holding of the Bursary are as
1. The awarding of t.he Bursary to a graduating student is to be in the
hands of the Sydney Academy Sta.ff in full session.
2. The Bursary is awarded with a view to encouragin-g students to con-
tinue their education.
3. The Bursary shall not necessarily go to the student who achieves
the highest standard in his school work, but shall be awarded, so far as poss-
ible to the most worthy student. A high scholastic standard, shall however, be
insisted upon, and no candidate will be recommended for a scholarship who
does not show himself to be a student who will profit exceedingly from Ga uni-
4. The Candidate shall be a British subject.
5. Any student, boy or girl, in regular attendance in Grade XI or
Grade XII shall be eligible for the Bursary.
6. When the candidate is awarded t.he Bursary he shall be permitted
C15 to choose his own university, C25 to choose his own courses.
ST. F. X. ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP
For the year 1948-49 the St.. F. X. Alumni Scholarship was awarded to
Roderick Bernard MacDonald, son of Mr. and Mrs. Angus C-har-les MacDonald,
26 Glebe Ave. Coming to Sydney Academy from St. J osep-h 's School. Rod
entered the Knights of Pythias Puiblic Speaking Cfompetition last season, rep-
resenting Sydney Academy. He was also valedictorian of his graduating class.
Regulations governing awarding -of Sydney St. F. X. Alumni Club Scho-
larship for Sydney Academy are:
1. The Scholarship shall be awarded by a committee of the Sydney St.
F. X. Alumni Club consisting of five members, three of Whom shall be teachers
of Sydney Academy.
2. The Scholarship is awarded with the view of encouraging students
to continue their education.
3. The Scholarship shall not necessarily be awarded to the student
who achieves the highest standard in his school work, but shall be awarded, as
far as possible to the most worthy student. A satisfactory scholarship- togeth-
er with manliness and good sportsmanship shall be essential, and no candidate
shall be recommended whose school record fails to show proof of ability or fill
all university requirements. ,
4. The Scholarship shall be open to any male student who has been in
attendance at Sydney Academy for two years or more, who selects St. Francis
Xavier for his studies.
ENTRANCE SGHOLARSHIPS T0 DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY
For the past tlhree years, Dalhousie University has awarded ten scholar-
ships, of a maximum of S600 each, to students registering for a degree in Arts
or Science. These are paid at a rate of S150 per year, provided a satisfactory
academic record is attained. These awards are made on the basis of merit,
which will be appraised by a special committee of the University.
Scholarships were awarded to the following members of the 1948-49
Douglas Campbell Brow11, son of Mrs. and the late Rev. C. N. Brown, 58
Falmouth Street, Sydney. He received his schooling at Campbellton High
School, New Brunswick and came to Sydney Academy in Grade XI. President
of the Students' Assembly, member of the basketball team, Doug also played
the leading role in Uhe highly successful student presentation, H. M. S. Pina-
fore. He was a very active leader in group work, Hi-Y and Air Cadets.
William James Skinner, son of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Skinner, 74 Atlan-
tic Street. Bill came to us from Central School and maintained a fine scho-
lastic record as well as being an active member of the Sydney Academy Cham-
pionship Hockey Team. He was awarded the Dalhousie Scholarship for King's
Margery Jean MacLean, daughtefr of the Rev. and Mrs. A. Frank Mac-
Lean. Margery, winner of the I. O. D. E. Bursary, was also awarded a Dal-
GATHER YE KNOWLEDGE
Louise Bio-utilier, XID
Gather ye knowledge while ye may
The old year i.s a-flying,
And your light 'heart that laughs today
Next June might be a-crying.
Your age is best., it's time for fun
But look you here, my sweet,
Time spent in waste, work done in haste,
May -cause you to repeat.
Be not coy, but use your wits
And while ye may, go learn,
And please don 't cause your parents fits
With marks yo-u'll get next term.
THE GLEE CLUBS
The Academy Glee Clubs have been very active during the past few sea-
sons and this year is no exception. '
There are two groups, the Grade 10 Glee Club and the Senior Glee Club,
consisting of approximately forty voices each. Formerly there had been a
boy 's group, too. However attendance was not 'good and it was allowed to die
out. Efforts to revive the club are underway. -
Under the direction of Miss Catherine Allison, who is Director of School
Music for the city, .both groups had a very successful and busy season last year.
The Senior Glee Club, directed by Miss Allison and Mr. Clark staged a
very successful ope-retta, Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pinafore," the first of its
kind attempted by the Academy.
The Junior Gilee Club made an excellent showing in the 1949 Festival,
taking the award in their class.
Both clubs plan on entering the Festival this year.
This season the CBC Maritime School Bro-a.dcast is the major event un-
dertaken by the Glee Clubs. ' Consisting of a group of twenty voi-ces chosen
from both Glee Clubs these programs are under the- direction of Miss Allison.
The broadcasts are heard every Friday at three o'clock and are carried to all
parts of the Maritime Provinces.
Mr. Clark: "What does the first sentence say?"
Student after reading it: "J e ne connais pas."
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION
For many years the Knights of Pythias have sponsored a public speak-
ing competition for Senior high school students throughout North America.
Interest in this 'co-mrpetition was suddenly revived when Sally Newman entered
and placed second ifn the Eastern North American finals held at Boston two
Last year Rod MacDonald, winner of the St. F. X. Scholarship partici-
pated and made an excellent showing for Sydney Academy.
THE ACADEMY HOME AND SCHOOL ASSOCIATION
Continuing through its most successful year s-o far, the Academy Home
and School Association is much in evidence in 1949-50. T'hough general inter-
est in the " Home and School" is not as keen as it should be, tfhe group of will-
ing workers and the unselfish officers have comlbined to give the Academy
financial and other aid, bringing to the school several necessities and improve-
Bouquets are in order for the e-Xecutive of the organization:
President-Mr. J. A. Russell
Vice-President-Mr. Frank Cahill i
Secret-ary-Mrs. Alice MacDonald
Treasurer-Mfr. Clem LeBlanc
The various committees, Membership, Social, Program, Ways and Means
and Grounds, also deserve congratulations for their activities.
One of the Home and School 's long hoped for projects was completed
in February with the installation of the new shower room in the boys' base-
ment. Thus a crying need of the various out-door teams has been fulfilled.
The Home and School embarked on another big venture with the decis-
ion to form an Academy Brass Band. Though no "toots" have yet :been heard
plans for raising the necessary funds have been discussed, and next Fall will
see the definite beginnings of the Band.
Meeting every month, the Home and School Association enjoys an in-
teresting programme and a lively social hour, as well as carrying on a business
Besides their material contribution, Home and School paves the way
for closer co-operation and understanding between teacher and parent.
The Home and Slchofol Association is one of the best things that has ever
happened to the Academy. It wields great influence, and can do much towards
improving our present educational system. It srhould not be forgotten, how-
ever, that the power and usefulness of our "Ho-me and School" depends upon
the act-ive participation 'of each and every parent. So remember, fathers and
mothers, this is your school, training your children, helping to mould the nat-
ions destiny. Co-operate by joining the Academy Home and School Associa-
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MR. GEORGE HADDAD
One of Canada's most gifted pianists, Mr. George Haddad, arrived in
this city in November and consented to perform for the students. This con-
cert, held in St. Andrew 's Memorial Hall, consisted of selections requested
the students. '
Mr. Haddad swept through the opening 'fMilitary Polonaise" with
much energy, following which he played the beautiful "Jesu, Joy of Man's
Desiringf' His "Ritual Fire Dance" was truly superb. Mr. Johnson con-
sented to assist the pianist in a piano duet in which Mr. Johnson tinkled and
Mr. Haddad played. Th-e students were delighted to find Mr. J olhnson such
an "adept" musician. The concert closed with the 4'Warsaw Concerto" as a
' HOW TIMES HAVE CHANGED
James Campbell, XIA
As I sit here 'by the fireplace .reading the evening paper, I can 't help
but reminisce on the things I have seen and the people I have known. Since
I have turned seventy-five I have not been 'El.lbl6 to get around very much and
so I have plenty of time to day-dream.
How well I remember my first trip into town with my father from our
old home. Sydney was the town and our old home was in J ohns-town. Thirty-
five miles in those days was a tremendous distance. It w1ould take about three
days for us to reach Sydney, sell our produce, and return home again.
We left in the ea-rly evening, planning to travel all night and have the
next day free in Sydney. The hors-es had a hard time pulling the rickety wag-
on over the muddy, narrow roads. Sydney was only a small town. There
were no steel plants for plants. of any kind then. People went over 'dhe unpav-
ed streets in horse-drawn .carriages and even on horseback. Everyone worked
hard, went to church, and was happy.
To a wide-eyed country boy like me, everything looked strange and ex-
citing, but I was glad to get back to the quiet farm the next day. I didn't
make another trip to Sydney until thirty years later. I sold my beef, potatoes,
dry codfish, and wool to another who was a sort of wholesaler. When I saw
Sydney again I found that things were quite different.
My older brother, Angus, had made quite a name' for himself in Sydney.
I was very surprised to see him stop at the gate one day driving a horseless
carriage. He was one of the first on the Island to get one, he told me. Natur-
ally, he invited my wife and me to see his lovely home and the mio-dern conven-
iences of the town. We got as far as East Bay over the rough gravel roads,
and a farmer towed us the rest of tlhe Way.
I had heard of the big steel plant in Sydney, but its size and complexity
amazed me. Since it was built, Sydney had grown rapidly. Many of the
streets were paved. I was beginning to feel jealous of my brother on account
of his beautiful home and the wonderful things in it.
I went back to the farm to stay for many more years. Most of my fam-
ily grew up and went away to live. Bill, my second son, stayed 'li-ome with
Jessie and me to run the farm. We 're expecting Annie home from California
for Christmas. She 'll fly no doubt. Mike comes down from Toronto with his
family every Summer, and Murdoch comes in from Sydney every weekend.
Sometimes he takes me to town for a day, but his reckless driving frightens
me. Give me the slow but sure wagon of my father 's or even my brother's
horseless buggy. I guess times have changed too much for me.
Barbara Styles, XIB
Timmy hated the school. He hated everything about the city-ihis new
home, the kids-but especially the schofol. Back in Arizona he had grown up
with the gang with which he went to school, and they didnft think he was a
curiosity because they were used to him. But here! He could feel the eyes
of the kids on either side of him looking queerly his way, wondering 'how he
managed to get his 'overly long legs under his desk, secretly laughing at the
way his wrists dangled from his coat.. The desks were made for a normal fif-
teen year old boy-not one six feet six inclhes tall.
"Timothy Matthews." The teacher's voice exploded in the room and
yanked him from his thoughts. "Since our geography lesson is centred about
the West.," she continued, "perhaps you can give us a first hand description
The oountry - his country - Arizona! Sure, he'd tell them. He 'd
paint a picture for the kids in the class that would make- their heads swim.
He 'd tell them of the sun setting behind the hills drawing the land with its
golden splendor, making purple shadows behind the trees and then creeping
up to t.he house.
On the other hand, why should he describe all the beautiful things about
Arizona? They wouldn't believe him anyway.
Tim never got the chance. He attempted to move from his cramped
position behind the desk. His legs got stuck. He tugged, then squirmed a bit
and there was a loud sound of cloth ripping. The entire class broke out in un-
muffled laughter, laughter dire-cted at him. His face flushed with embarrass-
ment, then deeper with anger. Finally he got to his feet.
"Arizona is-," he stopped. No! He wouldn't tell them. They 'd
laugh at his country as they did at him.
"Arizona is dry, the people are mostly farmers and cowhands, and work
at raising cattle and crops," he said, then sat down.
The bell rang, ending his reverie. An upper classman, approached him
selling tickets for the basketball game that night. Tim fished out a quarter,
more to get rid lof him than anytlhing else.
He had nothing to do that evening so he decided to go to the game.
The game was a ripper. Pickney was all over the court with the ball.
The groans of the city rooters were drowned out by the cheers of the students
of the Pickney section. Pickney had a twelve point edge and were still going
strong. The city team grew more despoindent wit.h every basket.
Just before the whistle -sounded for the half, the ball was knocked free.
Four players charged after it. They met at the sidelines. with a sickening
thud of bodily impact. Th-ey fe-ll together and when they were untangled only
two arose. On the floor lay the two city men.
There was a gasp from the stands. The doctor and the coach ran out.
During the half there wasn't much noise. The game would have to be halted.
Timmy h-eld his breath - then decided. He walked to the coach and
tapped him on the sho-ulder. "I can play, coach," he said. "l've played lots
before and know all the positions."
"Very well," the referee agreed, "Go ahead and good luck."
"Who was this new fell'ow'?f' "Never saw him before! Can he play?"
"Maybe - let's hope so-" "Is he in school here H "Yeah - in my history
class. What a giant!" g
Not only was Timmy big, but he was a good player. He got right in
there and played. He broke and ran, pivoted on a pinpoint and flipped the
ball with amazing accuracy to his teammates and let them score.
Time after time he snagged the ball in mid-air and converted it intci a
basket. He was the swpairkplug. His team drew fire from him. The score went
up and finally they led with fourteen points.
The next day his teacher called on him again. "Timmy, do tell us more
about Arizona. I'm sure the class would like to h-ear about it." He looked
around. No longer did the many eyes hold laughter and ridicule. Instead,
there was a new respect, a new friendliness. He slid from his seat carefully
and stood up. He cleared his throat.
Now he could tell them and they would listen!
Mr. D. W. MacD.: "What were the Venetians noted for?"
Farmer Macl. : ' ' Blinds. ' '
Teacher: 4'Young man, are you the teacher of this class?"
Student: "No, sir." D
Teacher: "Then don 't talk like an idiot!"
BATTLE OF THE SNAKES
Karl Butler, XA
One evening in summer several years ago, I set out to look at my nets set
for fish i11 the North Platte River. As I passed my sheep herd, I noticed a com-
motion amounting there. I could hear the rattles and knew it was a rattle-
snake. A moment or two lat.er, I heard a different noise by the bank of the
river. Hurrying fover, I found a large bull :snake shaking his head furiously,
trying to disgorge an overgrown toad.
Knowing that rattlesnakes and bull snakes are deadly enemies, I secur-
ed the snake and put it in niy buirlap bag. I then hurried toward the place
where the rattler had been. He was a huge, six-foot snake.
I dropped my bag and out came the bull snake, free from the tload. The
bull snake advanced toward me threateningly, but then the rattler sounded
his rattles and the bull snake turned. The bull snake raised his head and an-
other buzz sounded axbout twenty feet away. The bull snake started toward
the rattlesnake, who, seeing the bull snake, turned and fled. The bull snake
quickly gained on him. The snakes stopped about six feet apart. Then the
rattlesnake drew himself into a coil and the bull snake started to circle his
quarry. Gradually the bull snake went faster and faster and getting closer
to the rattler.
Finally, the bull snake drew himself into a coil. Suddenly, the two
heads of the snakes came together with a resounding smack. Then the snakes
moved so rapidly that one could not distinguish o11e from the other.
The movements became less violent and I could see that the bull snake
had the rattlesnake about two inches behind the head. The rattler was vainly
trying to sink his one-inch fangs into his adversary. Suddenly, the bull snake
made a terrific lunge, which carried his body to the other side of the rattler.
For a moment all was still and then the bull snake moved slowly away. The
rattler, with his head be11t double, writhed in his death throes.
I followed the victor. He had not gone- far when he stopped, drew him-
self up into lumps and turned on his back. By the fading light, I could see the
small pricks, dark with blood, wfhere the venomed fangs of the rattler had
pierced. I returned to the scene of the struggle. The rattler was dead. The
overgrown toad, the unwitting cause of the fight, was the sole survivor of the
Mr. Glasgow: "You in the back, when was the Magna Carta signed?"
"VVho was Bonnie Prince Charlie?"
"You don't! I assigned this stuff last Fridayg what were you doing?',
"I was out having a coke with some friends."
"You were! What audacity to stand there and tell me such a thing.
How do you ever expect to pass this course " c I n
Janitor: 'WVal, I don't, Mister. You see I gust come in to fix the rad:-
John Hugh Campbell: "John H." is one of
fhwe star athletels of the Academy, being co-
captain of the blalsketzblall tefam and fa -mem-
ber of the footbrahl squad. A quiet and
modest chap he is fpopular with teaclhers
and students alike. .Best of luck in the fu-
Norman Ma-cDonalld: "Actaive" is another of
the Pier "bo-ys of XIIA. He is ua diligent
student and is plopullafr witlhtpufplils and
teachers alike. He its undecided about the
fillvULll'G but we wish him the best of luck in
wlhlatlever the does.
Angus Smith: Angus is a quiet clhap who
may be adfepended upon to always Ihave his
11'0I11'8W'Ov1'k done. .He is Ian excellent stu-
dent, espefcially in Math. We know .he will
do Well in the future. l
Allan Sullivan: Allan is a great ladunirer of
the fialir sex bnut does not uallow this to in-
terfere wiitlh lhis shudies. He .aflso phays
basketball and hockey. Alllann is off to Dal
next year whlere he will studly law. Best of
John JIa,cDougall: John is .a quiet, ldlepend-
alle studcent wilro larrivlelsv at 'dhe Academy
on the !Plier bus. LHis unlalssxuming manner
h-as won hilm manly friends. Best of luck
ill the future, John.
Eileen Young: Eileen 'comes to Aus from
South Bar Oafter lhavzing considerable dif-
ficulty catching the buasll land is a member
of the XlllIA class. She has -achieved great
success as a student, only finding it hfard
getting soineone to llaugh lat her jokes. Al-
though lier future is lundlecided we know
success is hers. The best of luck to you
Graham Bagnellg An all-round good stu-
dent, Graham is an ardent Northside fan
C?J. His main interests are sports and
school t?J. Graham is off to Dal next year
to study Theology. Best of Luck.
Christine McLeod: Chris is one of the more
studious girls of XIIB, always ready with a
helping hland. Her future plans are as yet
unknown, but we wish 'her the best of luck.
Eddie Bereta: A strong supporter of East-
mount A. C.'s. Eddie spends most of his
time hitch-hiking to the Pier. His main in-
terests are skating, baseball and Social
Problems. Best of luck, Eddie.
Peter Russell: Pete is la good student of
XIIAB, who hails from the hill. His main
interests are cars and music. We wish
you every success in the future, Peter.
Charlie Ardelli: Another one of the Pier
gang, Charlie is la. player on the Senior In-
terscholastic Hockey team. His other in-
terests are baseball, skating 'and lhitch-hik-
ing. Charlie has la good sense of humor
land we wish him success in the future.
Gordon Chiassonz Known to all as "Bud."
possessor of a. sunny disposition he has
made friends with both students and teach-
ers. He 'has been a. starry member of the
Senior Football and Track teams. Besides
these he has a general interest in dancing,
skating and pool! We know that whatever
next year may bring for him-and he factu-
ally doesn't know himself yet-it will be a
Reynold fadogen: Reynoldls ready smile
a.nd genial but quiet personality has been
felt since he entered XIIB. An individual
with thoughts of his own. XVhatever it is.
Reynold will do it well.
Velma Tuba: Velma's an avid student from
the Pier, whose hobbies are dancing and
skating. Her chief interest is in making
and keeping friends. and we know she is
doing pretty well. Velmafs great ambition
is to graduate.
Ted Snow: Ted hails from the Shipyard
district and loves to crack fa joke. He has
proven himself to be a fine fellow and a
good friend. .His great ambition s to be on
the stage of the Lyceum around the middle
Mary Presutti: "She's little. but she's wise
-shes' a terror for her size." Mary's laugh-
ter can be heard anywhere in the Academy.
Her greatest ambition is to get the front
seat on the 'School Bus. Her favorite pas-
time is writing letters to la certain male in
Chicago. She's planning to enter Normal
Sonia Wrolrlewskiz Sonia shails from the
Bier and is ia popular studient with both
lboys and girls. Besides 'Sftl1ld'lGS, she 'spends
a good deal of time wiith Bernie. An indus-
trious student, Sonila hopes to be a doctor s
Secretlary. Best off luck in the future.
Sally McLeod: Sally hlails from Baddeqk
and can always be seen with Betty in a
Ford or a Nlauslh, at Pfark Stneet. She spends
her spare time learning to. pivot with Tri-
vett or minfddng Luckyfs pups. Her future
plans are set towlards becoming a Medical
Stenographer. Best of lufck in the future.
Rosaline McKenzie: ,Ls a good athletic stu-
dent, fa member of the "A" baske-ball team.
She can always be found with Helen Slade,
her 'one and only. Besides spending her
splare time lat lM:acDonalIdf'1s Garage, she can
D6 folund at the T. D. and IH. guy. Her
chosen ciareer is as yet undecided, but we
wisfh iher the best of luck.
Mildred Herbert: Millie is one of the bright-
est girls in the X'lID class. She can always
be found with Stella, or at the Pier Stad-
iuim. Her future pflrans 'are indefinite, but
we know she will sufcwceed in the future.
Verna Gallant: Alias '7S'ohmoe," Vern1
comes from the Esplanade and is lost in
the Academy without her frielnd, il-Ielen.
Vernla has a ready smile, is witty and fun-
liofving. Future plans are :in the field of
nur-sing and We wish yolu the best of luck.
Stella Ford: Comes from the Pie-r and is a
good Worker and Presidlent of the VlID
cllass. Her personal charm and friendliness
have made her 'an indispenlsuable member of
her cla.ss. We know you will succeed,
Michael Kucyniak: Mike, 15 foot 2 full of
sunshine is the Pier's contribution to the
XIID Academy cllass. Mike likes to be sur-
rounded with women, women and more
women. His one ambition is to keep out of
tro-uble, and to be la court reporter. We
know he will succeed and we wish him luck
in Ehis future plans. X
Eunice Mclieigan: Eunice is another quiet
student of the XIID class. Her interests
lie in North Sydney. Closuld it be Aubrey??
Best of luck in the fluture, Eunice.
Melda Jones: Melda is a quiet and industri-
ous student. Alwlays ready with ia smile.
she can be depen-ded upon when you need
her miost. She ,hopes to becomie a Secretary
and we 'are sure she will succeed.
Blanche N0v'ak: Blanche hails from the
Pier. She :arrives on the 8.45 bus every
morning with Sonia. Her pleasing person-
ality and ready smile have won her many
friends. Blanche is un1d'ecided as to her
future plans, ibut we know that she will
succeed in anything she attempts. Lots of
luck, Blanche. l
Thomas Gray: Tom is an earnest and hard
wlorkzing lad and his quiet air has won 'him
many friends here. lHe is sure to is-u-cceed
in ihis -cfhosen ciareer and we wislh him the
best of luck.
Hugh MacQueen: 'The "Hoo" is an out-
standing mefntber ion the Academy foot-ball
and hockey teams. Hugh lall'SO finds time
for a little lsftuidy, 'amd fhis good nature and
humor are sure to wiin htm .success in his
future career. Good Luck.
Fred Dean: Fred is a member of that illus-
trious XIIC lcliasis, wltose 'mialin interest lies
in his studies??? lHlis wlit has won him
many friendis at the Academy. Best of luck
Ray Pierrynoski: "Sir, the 'bus was late,"
is 'his 'old dependable excuse ras he walks ,in
fat 9.10. Another outstanding athlete. His
future is -ass yet undlelcidefd, 'but the best of
luck to you.
Hadden McCarthy: This yelal-'s plhotograph-
er for the Riefcord. May be seen most any
ti-me with the icraimena. An faictive all-round
student, "lRtp" plialns to attend St. F. X.
next year. We wish him lots of luck in the
Carl MacDonald: "Jeep", outstanding play-
er on the Shipylards team. may be seen any
time around the Azcademtv with Jane. His
plans for the future are uncertain. G-ood
Alex lIacSWeen: Ackie is one of our out-
stanfdling iathiletes and one of his maain in-
terests is women. His plans for the future
are uncertain, but we know he will succeed
in 'anfything he lulndertakefs. Best Wishes
for thfe future.
Gerald Hardy: Gerlallidl oomes to wus from In-
gonish land during his stay lat the Acuademy
he 'has won many friends. He plans to join
the JR. C. M. P. and we wisih hium every suc-
cess for the future.
James MacDonald: Jim lh.ails from West Bay
Road. IHis activities are centered around
the Shlipyard. His studies take up ia. good
deal of his time???'? We Wislh him success
in the future.
Charles MacDonald: "He-re todlay gone to-
ntorrowf' ins CVh!ar1l!ie's slogan. Another
happly-go-lucky person of XIIC with a
cheery smile. Cdl3,l'lll9'S studies-rare not neg-
lected and we know he will achieve success
in anything he undertakes.
Michael Campbell: "Diker" is one -of the
joayoeus joksers o-f the XIIC iclass. Mike also
finds time to mix stufdlies :and outside activ-
ities. He's off to St. F. X. next year and
his good nature and humor wafre sure to w-in
him success. .Best wishes.
Teresa liIaoNeil: A nuture R. N. whose good
looks anfdl lively personlaliity will surely win
the hearts of her patients. Teresa is off to
St. 'Marthja's next year and XIDCY wlishes her
Rod MacCarron: Rod fhlails from the Ashby
dlistliilcit land has prlofved himself .a .good mstu-
dent as well as a friend. 1R1od's future is
indefinite, but we wish him suiocess.
Donald Ward: 'llhis y1ear's lPre-sident of the
'Stuidlent's Assewmzbly, "Don" is eorne of
the 'liveliest ends of XII+C. His fond humor
is enjoyed by all. He plans to 'be a drtalfts-
mian, and w-e wish him every success sin the
Clara Burns: IC'11ana -hails from SN. W. Arm
amd is a member of that XIDC' cllasss. A good
fall-round studernt and member of the G'le-e
Club. She intends to go in trlaiining next
year -and we wisih 'her the best of luck.
Ron Noble: The great loyvier of XIIJC. His
main interests llie in the iiaiir sex. He is 'a
good studlent and Lmiaiy be useen .alny time at
the Academy idiafnoes. .He was Ia -member of
the Academy tll3nCk team. We wish 'him lots
of luck in the future.
Jillmes Hickey: One of the quulieter members
of XIIvC who always fmfa.nfa.ges to giet shi-s
lhormewfork done. Private life unknown ........
We wonderr if there is someone srp1ecia!1?Q'?
His classmates wish him the best of luck.
Ray 'Pe-ters: Ray is the Nature Boy of XfI'IC
with the petit waist of eighteen which all
the girls swoon -over. Rialy is one of our
best students wlho alwvays riiiinds tlirme for his
studies. Alvofng with tlhrinkirrg up excuses to
skip ??? His 'main zaembition is to become
an artist, and we wislh him tlhe best.
Ralph Morrison: Ralph is lan 'ardent stu'-
dent and he mixes his s-tudiess with outside
laictifvities. He has proved himself za good
student, and 'his quiet Wit thas won him
mmany aa friend in Ihis stay ,alt the Academy.
Best lof luck.
John M-acKeen: An auctive member of Army
Cadets. Jkaiekie is one of tlre talkative
'Ill!9JIll'bf9l1'S of XIIIC. Euature restaurant man-
ager, we know you will come out on top.
James MacDonald: Jim hails from West-
mount. -His interests' lie in thae fine art of
uhe cue, ourlling and folotblall. An -excellent
student and very popular with his class-
mates, he is :sure to be a success in wlhat-
ever he undertakes.
Hughena MacLean: The pride and joy of
XIIA, Hugihena cis tops on tlhe popularity
lfifst. A good student na-nd ppal, she intends
to be la teacher Ulucky kid1s.J With your
attitude towiards life Hulgihen-a, suicess is
Sam Newman: Sam is one of the better
brains -of XIIA. He is ra good student 'but
alwaymsu Hinds tifmle for na joke or two land is
an energetic lcurler. His pllans are -indef-
inite but in whatever he does, he is sure to
Patsy MacLean: Platsfy is an active member
of the XllI.A olaass and her slplarkling wit
rfates her tops with everyone. She is liter-
eary edlitlor of tlhilsl yea.r's Record and Vice-
Reg-ent of the I. O. -C. E. Although club ac-
tivfities .claim 'most of her tilme, her cfhief
interfe-st lfies in 'music f?J. Patsy ies still
undlecided in her future profession, but
whatever it may be, we know she' will suc-
Alex Maclsaac: Allex is la. quiet, well-liked
member of XIIA. 'His clhief interest is blas-
ketlblall land his ready simile sand qfuiet hu-
mor have wlon lhim many friends. His fu-
ture plans are indefin.ite but we wish him
the best of everything.
Barbara Gerrard: -President of the Gfirls'
Hi-Y and a member of the Sooial 1C'om1mit-
tee, .Blafrb is a happy combinsaltion of fun and
felllowslhlip. A fine student and Ia popular
dance partner, Barb pllmanfs to fill th-e place
left 'vacant by .Florence Nightingale. All
the best to you.
Bill Matllesong 'Bsilll is 'one of the 'almbitious
boys of XIIA. lH1e is' aln ardent and consci-
entious student. His qlu-iet disposition and
pleaswing perlsonality halve won 'him many
fnienlds land ar-e bound to be an asset to fu-
ture success. Best of luick, Bill.
Sydney Mifflin: Svyd is editlor of this year's
Recordl, la member of the "A" blasketballl
team and the tnafck tealm and yet still hc
find-sl time to studny. Syd plans la career i11
E-ngineeriing and is olff to St. F. X. next
yelalr. 'Belslt of luck, Syd. ,
John Colin Campbell: John is the efficient
business :man-alger of this year's Raecordi. A
member of XlIIA class, he is an excellent
student and an ardent crulrler. A good
friend to uall, he is off to St. F. X. next year
wlhere he -is sure to fdlo well.
Malcolm Maclnnisz Nlature boy of XIIA,
whas taken :an IE11CtlVr6 part in sport.s. Flarvorite
with teeachlers and students alike. a good
student in Frenclh land best to you i11 the
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L.ouise Boudreau: The Pier's gift, Lou loves
to giggle. Her ready smile land sunny dis-
position have won her many friendis. Don't
you think so, Ray? Best of luck in the fu-
Hettie Bannister: Cfatches the Westmount
bus and is -one of the industrious students
of the XIID cllass. Sihe is ian laotiwe 'memb-
er ouf the A. Y. P. A. Besides spending
a great delall of time studying slme falso day-
dreafms about the St. F. X. Could it be E.
Sf? Her future is undecided, but we know
slhe will succeed. -Best of luck, Hettie.
Vera Polley: Who comes from 'George Street
and is one of tlhfe giggling girls of XIID.
Her vmlain interests lie in Brruce 'and the
lrorckey games. Best of luck in yvour chosen
career as fsfbenofgiiapher. We know you will
Velma Peters: Vel oofmes to us from Cox--
heath and is ra very indlustrilofus student.
Her pleasing personality has wvon her many
frienldls. Ve1mIal's -mlafin inte-rest lie in North
Sydney. Could it te Morgan? Good luck
in your lcrhos-en oareer.
Mildred Nymark: Another "y1ard-gal." She
spends fa. gfood deal of time walking -around
with a gleam in 'her eye and watching for
letters from Engilland. Cofuld it be la certain
Johnnie D.? Her main .aimibition is to be-
come a srulocessful stenolgrrapher. iPerhaps
in the Dunhill Flalctory, Engllandj Besft of
luck in the future. ,
Thelnia Andrews: One of the better students
of the XIID clllass, Tlhelie spendas her time
with Bernie or shorthand C?J She is a qluiet
student ianid very indfustrliovus. We know she
will sfucceed :als a 'good Secretary. Best of
Ray Mortimer: Ray is from the Asah.by dis-
iirict but wishes it was the Pier. He's al-
ways ready witlh ta jokie. ?Hiis main inter-
ests .are basketball, skating, and, oh, you
girls! Best of luck in the futlure, Ray!
Gertrude Holbeche: Gertie oovmes from
Ashby and is 'a student of tlhie Student's As-
sennbly, and is: 'very popular with her many
friends. lHer favourite puastiime is dancing
and-??? Her chosen claneer is that ot'
a stenognapher and we know slhe will suc-
ceed.. Best of luck in the Eutlure "Indepen-
Marjorie Horton: Comes to ns from Ashby.
Her favourite pastime is the hockey games.
Could- it be the players?'? Marge can al-
ways lbe found with Vera Polley. Best of
luck in the future.
Joan McLeod: Co-mes from the Bar. An
active nieinber of Leader's Corps: her
plelasing pfersonallity hlas Won Iher la host ot
friends. Her main interests 'are skating
:and B. or G. Her future plans are uncer-
tain. 'Good luck, Joan.
Eric MacKay: Eiric is the musician of XIIA.
Besides' this music, his chief interests are
curling, driving, the Pontisac and ua certain
young 1-afdyi -.-' ion Kinig'.Roa.d. A kright future
as a .conceirt pilalnist- is nalsisured for Eric.
Charles MacLellan: Chiarlles is another
member of the XIIA claisfs. During his stay
at the Aolaidlemy the has made a large num-
lb'61'lOf friends. A good student, his nqaime is
always nefar tlhe top of the prasss llist. Good
luck in the future, Chlairlie.
Mike March: Mik-e is another of the North
End contributi-ons to A class. Hi-s. chief in-
terest lies on Victoria Roald and hockey.
His good nature and quiet disposition lhas
won him many friends. Mike is otlf to St.
F. X. next year and we wish ihlim tlhe best
Cyril Dalton: One of the illustrious boys
frionl the Plier, Cyril always t?J nznanvagersi to
pay -strict attention in cllamss. Little is
known of his outside valctivities, a girl per-
hlaps, fClyril's pllanvs for the future :arte in-
definite. The best of luck to you in the
future "Bud." A
Tllomas Roach: Tom is one of the -ambitious
boys iof XIIA and is especially fond of his
back selat in Room 11. An ardent student,
he 'mixes his sports and studies well. He
plans to attend St. F. X. wfhere the is bound
Harold Strug: "lHal" is one of tlhe wits of
XIIA cllaiss and its' also la well-kno-wn cue
uartist rand curler. He may 'be seen at any
time with his pals Slandy and Alan. G-ood
luck to you, Harold, in your clhosen career.
Vincent Campbell: Better known as "San-
dy", he is one of tihfe live wires of XIIA. He
tlakes an Iactive part in sports, plartiicul-arly
hockey and always f?l 'mfasnages to get his
work done. His plans are unc-ertlaiin., but
best of luck to you, wS1andy.
Walter Leonard: Walter is one of the
"'SlllJHl1'9'l"' blofys of XFIA. One of 'his fiavlorite
pastimes is simlashing up the Stlwdlebaker.
Wlalter lhlas many outside interests but still
'hl3lS time :for study. His plans are indef-
inline, ibut we know the will suroceed in what-
ever he does.
Christine Raptis. Chris is aa bundle -of en-
'ei-gy, ilsi an all-rou-nd sport and exception-
ally good studentg she can always be de-
pended 'upon to have her homework done.
Her main interests ware lblavsketball and
teialchiing. With her ahiility land. deterlniniat'
ion slhe is sure to succeed in future life.
Florence Epstieng Diminutive Flossie pos-
sesses ai splarkling personality and is al-
ways filling the air with laughter. A good
student, she pla.ns to leeome a nurse and
we kniow she'll succeed. All the best to you,
June Mortimer: Another Ashby student who
is falwlalys seen with Agnes. June is a. quiet
and efficient student. Best of lluwck in your
chosen career as a stenographer. We know
you wlill succeed.
Lily Edwards: 5 ft. ZV2 full of sunshine.
wh-o climbs over the hilll -is -our Lily. A good
and efficient student, Lilly always has a
ready smjrlfe for a friend in need. She
spends a. good deal of her spare time at the
Brook. We wonder why?? Hfas she plans
for tlhe future? Yes, to 'be a stenographer.
We know she will be la success.
Eunice Nymark: Who comes from the Ship-
yafrd. Shfe spends .a good dlelal of her time
skating, dlancing sand witlh Roy. Eunice is
a. very .industrious girl and we know she
will succeed in her type-writing pounding.
William MaeQueen: A Shfipyiardaur! Popuue
liar witih the boys. He can .always be found
with Buns and his interests llie in J. B. tori
Y. O. t?J Best of luck in the future, Bill.
Louise Melntyre: Louise comes fnoun Mira
Road and is one of the quiet, efficient stu-
dents of the XIID clauss. Her ambitions
lie in Antigonislh. Brest -of lluck in your fu-
ture plane, Lou.
Helen Bonavisky: Tlhie Jill from tlhe hill.
.She is one of the lbrli-ghter 'studfe-nts of the
IQIPD class. Most of her spare time is
slpent rant the Junior Millionlafire games.
Gould it be tlhe plfayers? fR'ayJ. Her future
plans are to be a stennogrrapfherpafnd we're
not worrying for her sake. U
Alex Hoban: Onfe of the He-'men of the
XIID cllralss, and a Pierite. He has made wa
nlusmiber of f1'iends at the Alcwaldemy. Spenfds
a great dlelal -of time at thue Sydney Florum.
His plfaxns for the future are indefinite, but
we w+is'h hi-m success in :his undertaking.
Tenn Pyke: "Better late than never" imost-
ly nevverl, thatis our Tfenla.. Heir 'main in--
terests are Leo t?J and her motto is the
three "Lis", love, 1-aulglh afnd live. Best of
luck in the future, Tenla..
Agnes MacNeil: An Ashhyite, she is a. fine
student and can always 'be found with June.
Hler .interests lie in North Sydney. Loads
Camilla Monahan: A Shipyarder and a good
all-rfound sport. .Her pleasing personality
has won her fa host of friends. An active
me-mbfer of 'Leader's Corps, fa HiY'-er and va
member of the "A" basketball tea-rn. Be-
sides liking a 'Day in Boston, she likes a
Muise in Sydney. Her future is unknown,
but we hople she gets tha.t trip to Boston.
B-est of wishes, Cam.
Gerald Boudreau: 1Gerald's chief interests
are curllirng lalnd Hughena.. One 'of the more
talkative stu-dents of XIIA he .always man-
ages to 'pany xarttention lin Flrenclh clauss t?J.
U-Ie is off to St. F. X. next year where we
wish him the best of lulck.
Betty MacLe-nnan: OOlII1!iIl.g' from South Bar,
Bettly' ranks tops both as la student wand a
friend. She plossesuses a pileasant pension-
amlity :and shie is popular with everyone.
Betty is the Treasurer of the I. 0. C. E. .and
we know she will succeed 'in anything she
William Florian: Bill is the only redlhead
of XTIA. His interests lie in cwurling, the
Hudson and a certain lady in XIID. A great
flalv1orite witlh teadhlers fafnldl students' alike,
Bill is rbound to siueceed in the future.
Charles Ferguson: Charlie is one of the
most actirve members of XIIA. He is a
memlber of tlhe Stludent's Assembly and al-
so san active culrler. He is fa good stu-dent
and very popullar with his cllalss-mates. His
plans are indefinite but we know that he
will suocneed in wvhlatever he undertakes.
James Campbell: Jim is a firm lbelie-ver in
asking questions 'and his "but why?" is a
iflamililalr plh-rase in XIIA. A good student
he hransl wlon himself fa host of friends. Jim
nis off to business colllege next year, wlhere
we know he will succeed.
James Hallohanz Jirm is 'another addition
of tlhe Pier to the XHA. Of la lhappydgo-
lucky disposition he is well liked buy all who
know hiiin. Success is assured in wlhlatever
Shirley Young: Another of the illlustrious
XIIA'1s1 :and a South Bar Mliss, who fhas 'HJ
fine lsfoholastic showing. Shirley enjoys
outdoor sports, especially skiin-g 'and takes
a great interest in her Art fless-ons. She
hlopes t.o attend: Art College in the near fu-
ture. .and we know slhe will su-cceed. Good
Roy Turnbull: Roy, better known .as "Turk"
follows the maxim of "Better late than
never." Hiis ambition is to 150101 Mr.
O'Keefe. Liked 'by all, we know he will
succeed in wliatever h-e undertakes-. Best
of luck, ""I?urk."
Vera Tassel: pA popular member of the
XIIA clwalss, Vera hiails from the Pier Quen-
joying" her dlaily trip on the school busl
and can be seen anytime witlh Jullie. An
ardent moviegoer, she is la fine student as
well, and pllans to take 4u'p nursing in Ham-
ilton. Nwith your cheerful disposition, Vera,
you'll make Ia wonderful nlurse.
Dave Rogers: Dave takes an active part in
sports: especially fhlazskletbaill. curling .and is
also interested in radio. Whille his inter-
ests are varied he lll2llll3'f-'Q-QS to keep up in
his school work. His future plans are in-
definite b-ut we know success is assured in
wlheaterver he does-.
Carl Coates: Onle of the livelier wits of
XIBDB, Clarl always hras an Iansw-er ready.
His 'mlain lintereslts are in flying, :badminton
and roo-m 12. We wish Cfarl ialsrmuufoh suc-
cess in Uhle futnure as he has had in the past.
Frank Nogy: Fnank comes to me Academy
fro-m the Pier and a fhit with ia certain Ter-
ry. Heis .an all-around stuldbent -and plans
to .attend Michigan State University next
year. Good luck, Frank.
Dorothy Stevenson: Dot may 'be seen run-
ning for the 5 to 1'2 "Clipper" wlith Velma
at her side. A goold puall :and student, Doro-
tihy has many -a friend. Her 'olrief anrbition
is to go to Normal. We'1'e positive you'll
Charles Wilson: Clharlie hails from across
the harbor and is a fine -student. I-Ile is
more of tlhe quiet type, but is sure to be
heard from in the lfutu-re.
Sheila Brown: One of the good looking girls
in XHB. Sheila greets -everyone with a
cheery smfile, espelcilally Mr. O'Keefe. Her
main interests are in music Ianldl 'L-loyd.
Best of luck, Sheila, in your future endeav-
Donald McMillan: "Duck" is known to- :all
for his quzick wit an-d sense of humor. He
is diligent in his stludfies, Sci-ence being his
specialty. A great guy with Ia great future
ahead. Duck plans to pursue his stufdies at
St. F. X. ,
Marjorie McKenzie: 'President of the Gir1's
Llelad1er's Corps, Msarj may be seen 3.1'i0illI1d
the HY" any time on Sialturday. She's' a.
mlelmlbler of the "A" girl's has-ketball team
and her favourite pastime is writing letters
to Movunt UA." Dlestinfation, Aloadia!!
Don Nicholson: Don is tlhwe shlort ?? bnoy of
XII'B. His quiet and oolnsfcientionus manner
has made hilm many friends rat S. A. We
know little of Dvon's fl1'tll1'l'6 plans, but we'r4e
sure h.e'l'1 be la success.
Bessie Buchan: "She has a wfary alll her own
and won't tell us." Beslsie is an all-round
good student Wlhen she attends slcihool. Her
favourite pastime is dancing, "skipping"
land 1'9l3ldll'lg twenty-plage letters from Ted-
die. 'Good luck at 1Nor1mal next year.
Arthur Mclsaacz Art is Duck's other half
and inlay often be heard -cracking his corny
jokes. Beclalusle of his jovial nature, Art has
many friends. He's off to iS't. F. X, next
Rochelle Gaum: "Fond of sports 'and laugh-
ter, Pleasure first and Business after."
Shelly as she is better known to us, comes
from Nlew Waterford but is rareilry seen
around the "big town." Slhelly is ian avid
student land Ia. strong supporter of tlhe foot-
blall and hockey teams. She's off to Mac-
Donald College next year.
Cyril Davis: Many b-e seen with Eddie any
time of the dlay. .He is another joker of
XIIB. ,His main interests are sklatling and
girls f?J. Good rlufck in th-e future, 'Cyril.
Ray Barrett: An iactive inembler of the Air
Cadets sifnce coininwg to the Academy, Ray
is also an active member of the Y. P. U. His
other interests are versatile. XIIB wishes
him the best of luck.
Murray Fewer: One of the good-looking
boys of XYIIB, Mulrrfay is well liked by ev-
erylone, especially the girls! He is the star
.pitcher of the Aeadfezmiy lBI3iSGlfEll1 team. His
other interests are hockey and the Pier. We
are ,sure Nlufrray will succeed in whatever
Victor Gillis: "The silent type wiho lrates to
waste words." Victor hails from the North-
side. We know littlle of this private and fu-
ture life, but we are sure he will succeed
in this chosen ocoupfation.
Ruth Howatsonz "Five foot two of sun-
shine." The onily girl in XlIlB to brlave the
dreaded Matlh course. Riuth vc-annie to us
Uhiis year from Brvas d'O1' and has earned a
host of frriendns. Her oiutstlanding charac-
teristic ds ther literary ability. Good luck,
Whitfield Grant: Better known to ev-eryone
as "Whit", he hlas won Ia fhost of friends
throughout tlhe Academy. tHe is always ready
with ia quick answer. Whit's inter-ewstls lie
in 'dl3'llC'lIlIg and sports.
Betty Lewis: "lBetter late than never" is
Betty's slogan. She likes to idlanice 'and
especially to sklate land hier pet interest is
in the Air Force. Althofuvgh Betty's plvans
for the future are uncertlain, we're sure
she'll succeed in whlartever work she under-
Gwen Pledge: "I chatter, chatter las TI flow.
for linen inlay come and lmien may go." Gwen
is Secretary of the S11udent's Assembly and
her wonderful sense of humor 'hlas won for
her a host of friends. IShe may be seen
anywhere, 'anytime with Theresa and Hugh-
ena. Gwen plans tlo attend Normfal next
yea-r. Good luck, Gwendolyn.
Marjorie Lane: "1 chlatter, chlatter as I go."
Mlarge is known to everyone for her cihfeer-
fulness and ability to see the sunny side of
life. She is an iardent mein-ber of the C. B.
U. girls 'and her time is divifcled between
school and Charlie. Best of luck in your
career as a teacher.
951 ' : ' "j1E1?1E5E": - :FFP :If-2 :27
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Alan Robertson. Al uhsails from Goxheatih.
He -may 'be seen sat any time laround the
halls with Rip :and Roy. LHle enjofys dancing
and the hockey games, but his mialin inter-
est is his future oar. Futiure is undec.ded
but we wislh him lulok.
Mary Garland: -Good things come in small
pialckageasl, that's 'oawr Maury, of cheerful dis-
position 1a.nd stlufdious manure. She likes
everylonfe, pfavrtli-culailly Ron. We know you'1l
make la fine telaloher. '
Dorothy Nicholson: Dot hlaeils from the
Slhipyard district and her .mlain interest lies
at D1a1???. XlZl1C -loses anotlhuer girl to th-e
nursing field. Best of luck to you Dorothy.
Norma Sparling: Norma is one of the quiet-
er -members of XII1lG and has va fine sense
-of hlumnor. We know she will lsaulcceed in her
future cfareer as a pedagiogue. Good lllulck.
Marjorie Smith: May comes to the Acade-
emy from Cloidheath. Of studious nature
and goodl diisaposition, sfhe is well liked by
all. S'he plans to attend Mount A next year.
Elaine Cluett: Elaine is another member of
tlhe bellowed "C" lcllass whose favorite snub-
ject is chemistry t?J. President of the
girls lHIi-Y, Ellafine is one of those girls who
lcvontinumaillly fhass a smile on her face. We
wish you sfuccesis in your 'chosen caireer of
Francis Crossman: Flarithfull im-ember of
XJIITC. We c-am fall depend on her to hlalve
her lessons done. Slhe plans to be a future
llaldy in white. Good luck from XIIC's.
Ottis Waldrond: Hail-s from tlhe Pier and
has a very creditlalble record.. Her friendly
personality has won her many friends.
Need we say mrore? Lufck in your ohoslen
Jean McPherson: Jelan is one of the XIIB
gwirls who oan be counted uplon to have her
homework done. Slhe m1auy be -sleen on the
Soutfh Blar 'bills every morning between 8
and 9 ofclock.
Judy Hnlford: A top 'student and all-round
fgirl, Judy hias gained 'mrany friends' during
her stay lat the Academy. She is la regular
pfarsfsenger on the Waterford bus. An-other
:Florence Nwightlingzaulve. Everyone gives her
best vwisihes for success.
Gecil Forrcstals Cecil hails from the Pier
and is fa member 'of the X1'IiA clasls. A quiet,
infdfustrious student, llittlle 'is knlown of his
olutsridle activities - a woman perh1apLs.????
His plants fare in-definite, but best of luck in
wlha,te1ver fy'o-u do, Cece.
Joseph MacKinnon: Better known as "Joe"
He is a good sport 'and ia good uswtudent. His
quiet disposition 'hlals won him many friends.
He -hlas not yet mialde 'up his rmlind for the
future but he will be a success in wlmatever
Evelyn MacRitehie: 'Comes to ws from Eng-
lishtown. She is ual quiet -and efficient stu-
dent. Her interests lie in fE'nglishtown???
Brest of lufck in your future work as a sten-
Fritz Reid, XID
Leadership is many things. It cannot be reduced to any one formula.
but there are many things which can be said albout it.
We may read any number of books and pamphlets entitled "Leader-
ship," but we often miss the b-ooks which will aid us most in leadership. Many
of the best of these blooks and pamphlets are not entitle-d Le-adership, but are
biographies and histories. Any person who understands the Value of such
reading is wise. A person is not able to follow any particular course in Lead-
ership despite the aids and materials he may read. It is not easy to be a strong
and capable leader, e-ither inside or outside of the home. Leadership must be-
gin in the h-ome to be of excellent quality. It has been said many times that a
leader is a 1na11y sided personality. He has many and varied duties to perfoim.
People want to work unde.r a strong a11d capable leader. They do this
because they wa11t to enjoy life. They want to get satisfaction from their ac-
tivities of which the most important is work. The satisfactions and dissatis-
factions a person finds in his work influence his entire life.
T'he job of the leader is not an easy one. Many people think it is, but
these people know little of the work which he is doing. The betlter the leader
is, the more he must work to hold his position. Once- a person is a successful
leader he cannot lie down on the job.,
Among the many qualities a leader must possess, ten are most import
These are :
1. Competence: There is no alternative for competence. A leader
must know his Job both backwards and forwards.
2. Unselfishness: A leader 's first thought is to help his fellow people.
which he cannot do if he is constantly thinking of himself.
3. Absolute Integrity: Everything tlhat a leader does should be done
honestly and wi-th the best intentions, because if a leader uses in any way a
dishonest method, he will not be trusted again, no matter what he does to re-
4. Gfood Judgment: A leader must be able to dete-rmine what is right
and what IS wron.g a11d when it comes to making a decision, he must make it
quickly, alld in most cases, correctly.
5. A Gifted Trainer: A leader must be able to communicate ideas,
skills alld enthusiasm.
D 6. lndustriousness: A leader must be willing to pitch in and 'help in any
way m NVll1Cl1 he IS able.
7. Good Health: Must be in good health and endurable so as his fol-
lowers will take his example.
8. Understanding of People. He must be able to understand people in
9. An Able Organize-r: A leader must be able to organize people to
the best advantage.
10. Foresight: A leader must be able to see ahead so as to avoid any
A good leader must also know and use several key words, which are
Col. I-' ' Drives' ' Col II-J'
' ' Authority ' '
C6 I , ,
' ' Fear ' '
4 4 G0 , ,
Coaches ' '
Let 's Go ' '
The words in Column II should be used, instead of the Words ln Column
1, because they are more encouraging.
Stubborn as barbed wire,
Mocking me there,
Dried as a thatched roof-
That 's my hair!
Toiling with brushes
Will not make it bright,
It still isn't right..
I've tried to snnelak up on it,
Armed with a few
All known as "goo."
Though it's spread thickly
And with a frown,
My hair 's like tlhe British,
You can it keep it down.
Please somebody, tell me,
Do you also find
And palm trees behind?
ACADEMY GUIDANCE SERVICES
This service was introduced to Sydney schools in February, 1948, under
the direction of D. M. MacAdam, with offices at Sydney Academy.
Guidance as a formal service is new in this area, and has suffered from
its newness in that there have been many misconceptions about it. Tlhese vary
from that of Guidance 'being a supernatural type of crystal--biall fortune tell-
ing, to its being just a repository into which individual family units dump
such responsibilities. Tlo forestall growth of such erroneous concepts, Guid-
ance service in its earlier years must concentrate on explaining its principles,
aims, methods, and also its limitations to those concerned.
Thanks to the whole-hearted co-operation of various cfofmmunity groups
it is felt that much progress has been made in explaining Guidance to the pub-
lic. Several of the more successful means to this end were:
1. A Radio review of Guidance during Education Week.
2. Numerous visits to Home and School Associations for discussions
on Guidance topics..
3. A sho-rt course on Guidance princinples-held on six consecutive
Monday nights with parents representing various branches of Home Sa School
4. Visits to local service clubs--a contribution of particular value to
Guidance resulted from this activity. Rotary Club, with its diversified mem-
bership, has set up a Guidance Committee to work in close co-operation with
the school Guidance Office. Tlhe Committee arranges interviews, whenever
requested, for any student who would profit by such pe-rsonal contact with a
successful worker in the -particular field of the studentls vocational interest.
5. The local branch of Engineering Institute has made permanent ar-
rangements whereby two senior students from Sydney Academy who expect
to enter Engineering Schools are invited to attend the monthly luncheon
meeting as guests of the Institute. By rotating individual students concern-
ed, it will be possible to have 'each attend a minimum of one such meeting and
thus have an opportunity to discuss his vocat-ilonal plans with persons already
successful in the Engineering field.
6. A highlight in Sydney Guidance year was "Dosco-Academy Day"
which was staged last Spring by the Industrial Relations Department of Do-
minion Steel and Coal Corp., Ltd. The thirty-two highest Executive posit-
ions on the S-teel Plant were "taken over" by a like number of Academy stu-
dents who became- "bosses" for the day. Program included a tour of the
plant in operation, luncheon, Junior Executive B-usiness Meeting, and finally
a complimentary formal dance. Results were judged so successful that this
"Dosco-Academy Day" is to be an Annual event.
In-school developments of Guidance have been largely confined to sen-
ior grades to date. Establishment and improvement of Cumulative Record
files, expansion of available Occupational Information beginning at Grade IX
Occupations Course Level, standardized testing surveys, individual interview-
ing and initiation of placement work are phases of Guidance in which pro-
gress is being made.
Here at the Academy the physical fea.tures of our Guidance program
are first, private interviewing cubicle and second, somewhat larger Guidance
Reading Room in which is gathered together a wealth of information on thou-
sands of Occupations. Here, also, may be flound reliable directives on other
matters pertaining to high school interests and developments which may not
be purely vocational in their nature. The-se services are open to any student
at any time. Requests for individual interviews are always welcome.
John Brown, XIA
Last spring saw the inaguration of a new Academy activity, Dosco-
Academy Day. For a -day Academy students took over executive positions of
the steel plant and got a first-hand view of the nerve centres of a great indus-
try at work. An outstanding success, it was the sincere hope of all participat-
ing that HDosco-Academy Day" would become an annual event.
Preparations for the momentous event began about the first of April.
Four boys were ele-cted from each class as candidates for the positions in the
affairs of that occasion. At a meeting on April 14, Robert Marks was elected
to the post of General Manager, and Dennis Connolly and Earl Ripley were
voted to the positions of General Superintendent and Assistant General Super-
intendent respectively. At the same time Mr. P. J. Po-wer of the Industrial
Relations Department spoke to the other potential executives and handed out
briefs on the Steel Plant.
The other positions were soon filled out and on the 24th. the programs
for the great day we-re distributed.
, At.last the 29th. of April came and the Senior Executives introduced
their Junior counterparts to their respective offices. At this point there was
a bit of clowning on the part of the lb-oys, who pompously seated themselves in
the big swivel chairs, stuck their feet urp on the desks, rang for their secretar-
At 9.30 all the Jr. Erxec's. gathered at No. 1 gate- and began their tour
of inspection. General Manager Marks made a dramatic entrance upon the
scene in the plant car driven by a chauffeur.
A bus took the boys through the Coke Ovens area to the docks and the
power house. The group left the bus here, splitting up into three parties.
Guides took them through the power plant and the boileir house, where they
were shown the furnaces and the many gauges and indicators.
Next to the Blast Furnace, to watclh the tap off, then they went through
the Open Hearth to the Heavy Mills to watch the rolling of the steel ingots.
By the mad scramble when some hot steel bars passed lbeneath them, it was
indicated that they thought the bars would make a first class hotfoot!
The groups cuontinued on through the Rail Mill and then t.o the- Wire
and Nail Departments. It is said that Roger Ofann is still meditating on the
prospects of selling ear-plugs there, because of the terrific noise. There was
some more fooling here, as the boys engaged in long conversations without
hearing a word they said.
'd t occurred While the inspection party Was in the Wire Mill,
An acci en T . .
but fortunately no one was hurt. A length -of hot Wire Jumped a roller and
' h b the re-a-
Went Whizzing across the floor. This really brought home to t e oys
son for the many safety signs a.nd precautions throughout the plant.
The last stop on the tour Was the machine shop Where the Workers were
making mo-ulds to cast steel parts for plant mac inery. ,
While on this tour all the boys Were impressed by the courtesy and con-
sideration shown them by plant employees.
Th Executives both Junior and Senior, were then taken to the Navy
League Centre Where a fine luncheon was served. At the hea.d table were all
' 5 A M . G. G.
the dignitaries. Short addresses were given by Mr. C. M. nson, r
Campbell, Mr. D. J. MacL-ean, Mr. Edward Corbett, and, last 'but by no means
least Bob Marks. It Was the general wish of these speakers that this would
be the first of a long series of Dosco-Academy Days.
Next on the program was a jump back to the plant and an inspection of
the Gene-ral Office. The intelligentia, hunting for souvenirs and posing for
pictures, kept the Work of the employees down to nil at this point, while cov-
'A thin from tlhe Drafting Department to the Accounting Offices.
ering every g A A
Several of the Juni-or Executives made an unscheduled visit to a conference
in Mr. Anson's office and rather disrupted proceedings there.
At 3.30 the Execs. saw movies of Dos1co's Newfoundland mines. Mr.
Power addressed the boys, and after this a recording was made of the impres-
sions of some of the boys, for broadcast later.
This was the finale of this part of Dosco Day, and until the last Waltz
of the Dosco-Academy Ball was played, the "Bosses for a day" lived through
an experience that will be one in a lifetime.
AMATEUR SPORT TODAY
Redmond O 'Keefe, XC
There are many definitions of Amateur Sport. This was shown at a re-
cent sports conference at which representatives of many countries were pres-
ent. Each had almo-st an entirely different definition of the Word-+armate-ur.
The only term common to nearly all definitions was that an amateur was a
player who was paid nothing for his servicesto a sport.
This definition applies to all sports, but there are many ways in which
this definition has been altered. To fully study the question of Amateur
Sports We must take e-ach sport individually.
First, We Will cfonsider the sport 'of organized hockey. There are many
hockey leagues now operating in Canada which have amateur status. These
leagues operating under this banner claim to be amateur, but players in this
league are paid from fifty to one hundre-d dollars per Week. In my opinion
this is 11Ot an amateur league, but is fully professional. The original definition
of amateurism does not fit this league.
Another sport which seems to be getting away from the amateur rule is
boxing. If a 'boy fights on a Pro-fessiolnal Boxing Card, he loses his amateur
status and must remain a professional. He must do this be-cause he has receiv-
ed money for appearance as a p'r'o-fessional. Yet, I have heard of many boys
who fought on their cards and then fouglht in a Golden Glove Amateur Tour-
nament. These -people should either remain Professifonal or remain Amateur.
The only sport which .seems tio be keeping to the Amateur rule is Ama-
teur Skating. Each few years skaters from many countries meet in the Olym-
pic Games. To participate in these games one must be fully amateur. That is,
a person must never have been paid for skating during his or her career. This
rule is very strictly enforced, as, was shown by an incident which happened in
connection with the -games. a few years ago. Barbara Ann Scott was given a
car by the City of Ottawa after her Olympic triumphs. She was forced to re-
turn the car if she wanted to keep hefr amateur status, this she did, and she
remained an amateur.
Other sports which seem to be keeping this rule are: Amateur Swimm-
ing and Baseball. The main reason for baseball staying amateur is that there
are very few amateur leagues in -Canada. Any man who is good enough to
play organized baseball usually plays for a Professional League. n
I think that all players in any sport sho-uld be classed as a Professional
if they obtain money for their services to a sport. Others should be classified
as amateurs. If this rule were carried out there would be more Professional
Leagues and thus, more places for people to work. The man who is 'an ama-
teur now because he can find no place on any teams, would find a team which
could use him.. Therefore he would be able to live in comfort with the money
he obtains for his work and the Sports World might have another great per-
former. 'To conclude, I think that there are very few amateurs in the sport
today, and that someday all sport 's artists will be fully Amateur or otherwise
Blan-che Novak, XIID
There are many people all ove-r the world, who would readily agree,
that music can be enjoyed in all its forms. Swing and Jive give way to Clas-
sical Selections, which are equally appreciated. Amon-g the famous compos-
ers, who contributed to th-e- classical type, is Frederic Ohopin. I should like
to tell you a lit.tle about this remarkable man.
On October 17th., 1949, the whole world commemorated the hundredth
anniversary of Chop-in's death. An international competition, for qualified
pianists of all nations, was held in Warsaw. In the United States and through-
out Canada were heard a number of all-Oho-pin recitals. and new recordings
of O.hopin's music were released. Among these could be found an allbum of
Preludes and a selection of Mazurkias. Two biographies were also published,
namely: "Chopin, The Man and His Music," and "Life of Frederic Ohopinf'
Chopin was a frail man with exquisite manners, possessing also his
share of temperament and sensitiveness. Self-assured and aware of his genius,
he loved society, yet sometimes fell into a deep fear of the world. His great-
est joy was his piano playing, and sometimes he would finish completely ex-
hausted, with beads of perspiration covering his blody. At times he would re-
main like this forever an hour.
Chopinls mastery was achieved at the early age of twenty-two. No
pressure or need of money c.ould persuade him to release a Work he deemed
less tl1an his best. OlroQpin's Nocturnes, Polonaises, Concertos and Mmuets,
are widely known. And after 100 years of musical output, a greater portion
of his works are alive, than that of any other great composer.
IF I WERE YOU
Andi-ee LeBlanc, XIA
"If I were you I'd-" "It seems to me if I were you--" "If I were
you.-" How vexing, how annoying, how irritating those four little words
The people in the "If I were you" class must think that the "you" has
not enough brains to know what to do, and how to go about doing it, and
therefore, use this so very, very tactful Way of setting them right. How
"right" is a question indeed!
There are thos-e who are continually using this phrase. Thank heavens
there are not many! But, knowing one in a lifetime, is eno-ugh-no-too much.
I was acquainted with one, a certain gentleman, whom I haven't seen
for quite some time Cand I can assure you I am gladj who used to room at my
home. -He was an "If I were you" type. But worse than that, every time he
used those words, he accompanied them by a slight grin, rather a silly, stupid
smirk. This quality of his was so well known that when he appeared every-
one, at least anyone who had the chance, disappeared.
I wonder at such -persons as these, m-aki-ng others afraid to talk with
them lest they be drowned in a long list of "If I were you 's." I wonder that
they do not see that because 'of this they are being avoided. Yes, I often won-
der at these things, but I can find no answer.
And I hope that you can go through your life without meeting an "If I
Mr. Kerr: "VVhat is the outside layer of a tree called?"
Robert MacG.: "I don't know, Sir."
Mr. Kerr: "Bark, boy bark." '
Robert MacG.: "Bow, wow."
Mr. MacEachen: "What is your brother in college?"
John Hugh: "A half-back."
Mr. MacEachen: "I mean in his studies."
John Hugh: "Oh! In his studies he 's away back."
AT THE BELL
Jackie lVIacNeil, XIIB
A sudden rush from the classroom,
A sudden rush down the hall,
Dashing and jumping down the stairway,
Not heeding Mr. Campbell's call.
A mighty rush to the basement.,
In search for rubbers and coats,
"Hey, lay off my jacket, will ya?"
"Hey, Bill, got any gum?"
The first class starts back upstairs,
And meets the second coming down:
With ia crash, they bang toge-ther,
And become one floundering mound.
After each one is untangled,
And struggles through the door,
And the wounded are disposed of,
Silence reigns once more.
Betty Macllennan, XIIA
I suppose I am what you wfould -call an optimist! During the last three
years I have, I am sure, sent in hundreds of box-tops, bought innumerable
tickets on cars and refrigerators, and written last lines to dozens of jingles.
but I still take the bus to school and cool our milk in the basement.
Last night force of habit made me turn on the radio at seven forty-five
and my heart skipped a beat as the announcer dialed 941-and then 0 instead
of 9. I gave up in disgust-and went upstairs to take a bath, and try and
drown my troubles. T'his 'fquiz business" was just making a nervous wreck
out of me, so I determined to put int out of my mind once and for all-I relaxed
in the tub and sang "Bibbidi-bolbbidi-boo" at the top of my lungs.
I shall never sing as loudly again, for I prevented myself from hearing
the first two rings of the phone. Visions of fifty-dollar 'bills floated beflore my
eyes at the third ring, as I jumped out rof the tub, grabbed my bathrobe-, barely
missed the cake of soap, tripped Qhalf-way down the stairsj and slid the rest
of the way on my "posterior," and picked up the receiver-to hear no reply
to my anxious "hello." Tlhe only souind in the house was the radilo announcer
saying three "rings, I'm sorry, but there doesn't seem to be anyone at 9419
-I wonder if they knew what happened to Peter Rabbit 's father,"
To crown it all I did know and from now on I.think I'll be a pesimist.
But hark! Is that the phone? QI guess I just never give upj V
A TRIP T0 THE C. N. E.
Last Summer Sydney Academy was again honoured when Douglas
Brown was chosen as one of two students from Nova Scotia t'o go to the Can-
adian National Exhibition. Doug and Malcolm Harlowe of Q. E. H. S. were
chosen from a numiber of nominees, by the Department of Education, as all-
round Canadian High Scfhool students.
Doug was the President of the Students' Assembly, a member of the
Championship Basketball squad, a member of the Senior Track and Field team,
one of the principals of H. M. S. Pinafore and generally made himself useful
in Academy activities.
The twenty boys and girls, two from each Prfovince, were guests of the
Ogilvie Flour Mills during their stay in Toronto. They spent several exciting
and interesting -days at the Exhibition, were presented to the Governor- Gen-
eral, toured Toronto and the surrounding districts, visited Niagara Falls and
altogether had a bang-up time.
Besides the thrill 'of the Exhibition itself, Doug said that the best part
of it all was meeting and exchanging ideas with students from all parts of
ASSEMBLY ACTIVITIES 1949-50
Gwen Pledge, Secretary
i For some years activities at Sydney Academy have been sponsored and
guided, to aacertain extent, by the Student 's Assembly. The Assemzbly, repre-
sentative of the student body, wlo-rks always. for the benefit and progress of
the school and students and has become an important institution at the Acad-
The 1949-1950 edition of the Student 's Assembly convened for the first
time this term on September 27th. in Room 1. At this meeting the following
officers were elected.
The advisory committee consists of Miss Francis, Mr. Chafe and Mr.
Chiasson. Mr. Cihafe was appointed Treasurer as the job was considered too
large for any particular student.
On Oct-o'ber 21st., the Assembly sponsored the first "At Home" of the
year which was held in the Allied Seamen's Club. Successive "At Homes"
were held throughout the term, all of which were successful due largely to the
efforts of the Assembly 's Social Committee.
The sale of apples and fudge was conducted by the Assembly through-
out the term and the sales proved very popular with the students. A portion
of the proceeds realized from the fudge sales was forwarded by the Assembly
to Radio Station CJFX in support of the March -of Dimes Campaign.
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Endorsed by the Assembly, a column entitled "Pradens Future" ap-
pears regularly in the Post-Record. The column describes the activities at the
Academy and keeps alive public interest in the school. Credit for the column
goes to Barbara Gerrard and Gordon Swan.
Assembly activities of 1949-50 have been many and varied and this in-
stitution continues to be one in which Sydney Academy and its students take
THE C. B. FESTIVAL
The Academy students have always taken an active part in the annual
Festival of Music, 'Speech and Drama.
Among those winning awards in the 1949 Festival were: Eric MacKay
and Carolyn MacQueen in the piano classes, Frances Jack in the vocal class,
Ruth Newman in the speech class, the Junior Glee Club.
This year an addition to the Speech and Drama department has been
introduced through the efforts of an Academy teacher. This is a Debating
class and it is hoped that many students will participate.
A DETERMINED HEART
Pat Stirling slowly trudged through the snow to the Maplewood High-
School gym. Thoughts of the basketball game wfhich her team, the Maplewood
High-School Basketball Girls, was going to play with their inter-state rivals,
Cloverdale, for the state title, were preying on her mind. Playing her first
year of basketball, she had made -the Senior squad, but only as a substitute,
and sorry to say, she got on the floor for only a short time.
Although she was quite short, the main factor which was keeping Pat
from being played was that she was very slow and she often lagged behind in
a play. Her shooting when she had a chance was accurate and her passes were
swift and deadly. When she had been told of her weakness, she set out to
remedy it, and going to the gym an hour earlier on practice evenings, she spent
the whole hour in running around the floor and building up speed and by the
time that the practice started, she was so tired out that she couldn't play well.
This had been going on for two months and with each session she felt
herself steadily improving. Before each game, she thought that maybe this
would be the evening when she would be put on, but the rivals. of the Maple-
wood team were pretty tough customers and the coach usually used all the ex-
perienced second year players and as they usually had a t.ough time in b-eating
their rivals, he thought that putting Pat on, Cs'he playing her first yearj
would be an unwise thing to do. S-o that was how the situation stood.
In the State High-School Schedule, the Maplewood team had won eight
of its nine starts, and in the final game of the season was to meet Cloverdale
in a contest which would give the winner the State Championship. The Clov-
erdale girls had been the champs for the last three years, and Maplewood was
out to get the crown this time.
Pat entered the gym and was greeted by some of her teammates who
were getting ready for the Big Game. She changed, put on her uniform, and
very soon the team went on the floor for the pre-game warmup. The gym was
packed with a great crowd of spectators, many rooting for the Maplewood ag-
gregation, while there were some Cloverdale fans who had accompanied their
team to Maplewood to see it play in defense of its title.
VVhile they were warming up the Cloverdale team came on the floor and
Pat noted that they had many tall players.
Soon all was ready to start, the eoach issued his starting line-up, and
Pat noting her name was not on it, slowly walked to the bench.
The game began and during -a hectic first half, the lead was continually
changing fro-m one side to another, but in the late stages of the second quarter,
the C-loverdale girlspulled ahead and the score at the end of the first half was
18-9, in favor of the visitors.
Between the first and second half, tlhe coach-es had a talk with their
teams, telling them how they had played during the first part of the game and
explaining to them ho-w to improve themselves. The coach of the Maplewood
team had noted that their defense was weak and so he told the guards to
check a little closer an-d he instructed the forwards t.o shoot, shoot, shoot,
whenever they had a chance to do sro. With determination the Maplewood
team went on the floor for the continuation of the game and Pat took her
place on the bench.
As if they had regained their second wind, the Maplewood girls played
with a new eagerness and freshness, and soon began racking up the points
with their star forward, Babs Reeby, doing most of the sniping, the passes be-
ing laid out to her by the other two forwards on the line. The lead between
thle twvo teams narrowed down and then, with about eleven seconds left in the
game, and with the score Cloverdale 31, Maplewood 29 - calamity struck, in
the form of a sprain to Balbs Reeby, the ace centre of the Maplewood team. As
Babs hob-bled off the floor the ovation by the crowd was tremendous for she
had truly played a magnificent game. Then, Pat Stirling was shocked when
she heard her name, of all people, called by the coach as a replacement for
Coach Burke had noticed in Patgood playing material but he knew
that her speed had to be -developed, and until she could keep up with the team
he thought it best not to use her. However, lately, he had been hearing word
of how she was striving t'o attain speed in her own spare time and thinking
that she was ready now, 'he decided to take a chance and use her and then hope
for the best.
As the team was ready to begin playing again, Coach Burke told them:
"Get the ball as fast -as possible, and you forwards shoot, no matter where you
are on the floor." Play began again with the Cloverdale team taking the ball
out of bounds. Pat, guarded by a tall Cloverdale player, quickly stepped in,
intercepted the pass whicfh had been intended for hefr opponent and raced
down the floor towards the Cloverdale basket. She passed the ball to one of
her teammates, received the return pass near tlhe basket and with one o-f the
Cloverdale guards almost on top of her, she took her shot.
The ball went slowly around tnhe rim of the. basket and then slipped
through, amid the great shlouting and clehnour of the crowd assembled the-re.
Maplewood having made that basket, the sco-re stood tied at 31-31, and the
time allotted for the play, a foul had been called against the Cloverdale player
guarding Pat and so the latter was takifng the shot for the Maplewood team.
All eyes in the gym were on Pat as she- received the ball from the referee. She
carefully took aim and shot the ball which cleanly dropped tlhrough the hoop,
giving the Maplewod team the game and the State Championship.
After that, confusion arose, for Pat the heroine of the game, was sur-
rounded by her teammates who were hugging and kissing her, and then the
fans came up to CO1'lgI'3,-lZH1l3.t'8l the whole team. Pat, a ve-ry happy girl now,
knew that in the future, she would not be sitting on the lbench. Her hard work
and long hours of practice had finally paid off for her, and all the pero-p-le knew
that it was through the sole efforts of a determined girl who had overcome her
weakness a11d thus was played, that the State Championship had been won by
Cecil Forrestal, XIIA
Some like to criticize, delight in other's wrong,
To laugh and mock and scorn mistakes of men,
They do not realize that some are hurt, and friends are lost
By idle words and careless strokes of pen.
Mistakes are made, but nowhere can be found
The perfect man 5 you cannot trade
A right for wrong, nor can the word return
That's spoken and gone.
Today a friend, tomorrow, who can say,
An enemy that was a friend today.
Be careful how you talk and act, and then,
N o loss, but gain you will again.
Suddenly the morning comes, Ctime quickly passes byj,
The sun with radiant beams aglow looks down from upon high
The world's asleep, but nature 's not, she 'has no time to spare,
For she be-fore the world awakes must everything prepare.
The birds, the flowers, the trees, the brooks,
And each in her domain must all awake,
Be at their wo-rk when morn begins again.
Then nature, when this work is through
Looks next to you and says:
Here is another day, with it what will you do?
HI 'LITE '
Among the leading Social events of the school year were the "Academy
At-Home," sponsored by the Students' Assembly.
The first one of the season was held at Christ Churclh Hall on October
lst., 1949. The musi-c was supplied by Joe Murphy and his Band and a good
time was had by all. '
Dances on Friday nights were held alternately at the Y. M. C. A. and
Christ Church Hall.
The second 4'At Home" was held at the Allied Sfeaman's Home, at
which the prizes and trophies were awarded to the victors of the various
schools, merited at the Track meet.
A party was given in hlonor of the football team by the Hi-Y members.
Music was supplied by recordings and everyone had a good time.
The New Years' Formal was held in the gymnasium of t'he Y. M. C. A.
It was sponsored by the Boys' section of Hi-Y, and was a huge success. This
affair proved to be a wonderfull way to ring in 1950.
On February 17th., a Valentine Dance was held at the Allied Seamen's.
The hall was beautifully decorated for this gala affair. Som-e of our expert
"l1epcats" gave a display of "jitter-bugging" while Joe Murphy's boys beat
out the boogie. p
The dances held at St. Theresa's Hall every Saturday night, were- spon-
sored by the C. Y. O. These also contributed to the Social Life of the stu-
dents. Joe Murphy and his orchestra supplied the music for these popular
THE GRADUATION PROM
The Annual Graduation Promenade was held at the Nelgah Beach Pa-
vilion on Thursday, June 16th.,1949. It was sponsored by tlhe third-year
Academy students in honor of the Graduation Class.
The Prom officially began with the Grand March which was led by
Helen Pride and Bill Skinner.
The graduates, approximately 113, made an impressive picture - the
girls in white gowns and eo-rsages of red roses, and the boys in white trousers
and dark jackets.
The chaperones were Mrs. M, R. Campbell, Mrs. D. C. MacEachen, Mrs,
J. C. Johnson and Miss M. Francis,
For refreshments, "Coke" was served. The music by Joe Murphy was
ARE YOU HUNGRY?
Sarah MacCormack, XIA
Not hungry - eh? Go to your mother 's largest, illustrated cook book.
Got it? Take it to a lonely corner and open it. Let 's look at some of tahe col-
ored illustrations, they're better.
Look at the -chocolate pie, topped with fluffy whipped cream and sur-
rounded by sliced banana. Luscious - isn't it? You don't like 'chocolate pie?
Well, look at the light, yellow, lemon meringue pie. Isn't it lovely? See how
softly the merirrgue is browned on top? And look at the filling, as yello-W as
a sun flower. I'm getting hungry, arefn't you?
You 're not? Well, take a peek at the ice cream salad. See that straw-
berry ice cream garnished by banana lhalves, raspberry, orange sections and
pineapple circles? The height of perfection.
If you aren't hungry, go to bed and sleep for three days-solid. I
haven't time to tell you any more - I'm going to have something to eat--
you just keep on looking.
Eric MacK.: "What did you do with my shirt?"
His Mere: "Sent it to the laundry."
Eric MacK.: "Ye gods! The whole Aeneid was on the cuffs."
Mother: "Stop using those queer words."
Son: "Shakespeare uses them."
Mother: "Well, don't play with him any more."
A HUNGARIAN WEDDING
Esther Rice, XIB
Most people have never attended a foreign wedding, but I have been
to several, among the-m Russian, Polish, Italian and Hungarian. Being a Hun-
garian myself, I naturally found the Hungarian type more to my liking. The
first one that I had ever seen took place last July.
About an hour before the couple were due at t.he church, all the friends
and relations of the 'bride and groom assembled at the bri'de's mother 's home.
Those who could not get in stayed outside while tlhe rest assembled in the par-
lour. The number of guests is sometimes two hundred. The bride 's parents
and her brothers and sisters were standing in a group by themselves. When
everything was ready the best man recited a long speech -on behalf of the
bride in which she thanked her parents for their care of her and for all they
had done for her. She 'asked forgiveness for leaving them and for disobeying
them at times. Having ended his speech the best man permits the bride to kiss
her parents good-bye. By this time everyone present was crying as hard as he
or she could. Then anotlher long sapee-ch was solemnly delivered, this time to
her brothers and sisters and friends of her girlhood. Then having kissed her
brothers and sisters, she left for the church. The marriage ceremony was con-
ducted in the usual manner and the usual shower of confetti and rice greeted
her when she emerged from the church.
The wedding was celebrated in a hall for the occasion. When the bride
arrived at the hall she was greeted by the orchestra, playing Hungarian folk
music. After a light lunch, dancing began. The couples waltzed in the good
old-fashioned way and the majority of tlhem did the Cyardasg which is the
Hungarian national dan-ce. All this lasted until nine olclock. By tlhis time
everyone was quite pleased to hear supper announced.
When everyone had been seated the first course was brought in. IVhen-
ever anything was brought in, it was prese-nted with a short rhyme about it.
The first course ,consisted of chicken soup with home-made Hungarian macar-
oni. highly seasoned, and lastly the cake. Besides the big cake set befiore the
bride, smaller cakes were placed all along the tables. A Hungarian wedding
supper would never be complete without the inevitable kalacs, a kind of roll
cut in slices, with a nut-and-raisin filling. During the course of the meal ev-
eryone sang Hungarian folk-songs and made as much noise as he could. n
While all this was going on a young man went under the talble and
stole the bride 's shoes without being caught. When everyone had finished
eating, a song was sung in which the bridesmaids were given permission to
withdraw from the table. The other guests could leave when they wished.
Then came the bargaining for tlhe bride 's shoes. Her godfather had to buy
her shoes from the person who had stolen them, so that the bride could da11ce
again. The ceremony lasted about an hour. When the bride had her shoes on
again we had what was called the "Hari-dal dance."
Tlo start this the best man danced with the bride, putting .some monev
in a plate held by the bride's godmother. Everyone present had a short dance
with her and of course each gave her a donation, either large or small. This
money was give11 to the bride to help her in setting up her new home. Some-
times as much as three hundred dollars is received in this way. Wlieii the
bridal dance was over, the guests continued dancing for the remainder of the
night. Sometimes the dancing is kept up for two or three days, all depending
on the wealth of the bride 's parents.
After the wedding it is customary to escort the bride to her new home
from her II10t'llCI',S home. She is not allowed to go visiting or see her mother
during the first week. At the end of the first week she pays her mother a call
and then goes to call on others.
However, the majority of these customs are dying out, and as time goes
on we will have less and less of them. Even now, the majority of our wedd-
ings are beginning to conform to the pattern set by other people. Penhaps the
reason for this is that the young-er generation is lbeginning to forget some of
the glorious customs brought over by their parents. and grandparents and be-
ginning to accept the customs of their adopted country, Canada. In any event
perhaps the important thing is that the marriage be a happy one!
MY IDEA OF WHAT CONSTITUTES AN EDUCATED PERSON
Donald Gillis, XIA
Usually we think of an educated man as one who has completed the
work of common schools very successfully, and overcome college courses by
But knowledge alone is not education. After a man has finished school
and forgotten most of what he learned, there remains with him a certain power
which that knowledge gave him. Education consists mostly in what one is
capable of doing rather than what he knows. Is he able to think and work
out his problems for himself 'Z Education consists mostly of developing the
mind properly rather than regarding it as a receptacle to be filled.
But knowledge is very necessary to education. Its moral value should
not be overlooked. Besides its value as a guide and as a means of discipline,
knowledge 'opens up new sources of enjoyment and brings one a little higher
than the ordinary man.
An educated man should be very :broad-minded, that is, he should be
able to see all sides of a subject. His knowledge and experience should be
able to make him see the other ma.n's point of view and consider it as having
its points too, so he should be able to lead and direct his fellow-men.
Usually a man has more knowledge than of othe-rs, but he is always try-
ing to learn as much about other things as time will permit him. He must
know how to live in peace and enjoyment with his fellow-men above all, and
try in a quiet way to make this world a better place in which to live.
An educated man'.s mental growth depends on his mental activity, for
the mind is developed into whatever it is capable of becoming only by the ex-
ercise of its own powers. In fact, mental exercise is the one essential condi-
tion of development.
Education may be defined then, as the process by means of which the
individual acquires experience that will function in rendering more efficient,
his future actions.
THE XII-D CLASS OF '50
Lilly Edwards, XIID
Tfhe XII-D Class, well, boy, oh boy!
They 're Mr. Woodill's 'pride and joy,
They all make- A's, yes, everyone,
T-o whom are you referring, chum?
Now, take the front seat, Gertieg See
Here Ray, if you will only please
Refrain from squeezing that ink bottle dry,
So that you won't make poor Vera ery.
Now, Alex, when you 'come through the door
Kindly bend a few feet more,
And, Mike, when you open that window back there
Don't pile too highly the desks and the chairs.
Now try to keep up with our Tena and you
Will require an assistant 'or two,
As for Betty C., when she starts talking,
It 's worse than Bill MacQueen's jay-walking.
Now Thelma, and Velma, from Coxheath you know
And wee Hettie B., toward Westmount heigh-ho!
While from Mira Road, where the buses dont' go
Hails Louise Maclntyre, with a b-rain not so slow.
Now Sonia and Blanclhe, they hail from the Pier,
They're pals forever, near and dear,
Also Stella and Melda, Mildred and Ott,
The gals we could never do without.
Joan MacLeod always catches a bus
From way down South Bar Cbet he raises a fussl
And Eiuiiee MacK., from out Sydney River,
NVoul-:l gladly share that nice black flivver.
Now let 's talk awhile about Aggie and June
Who only hope they'll graduate soon,
Vilhile Helen B., the girl from "The Hill"
Small but mighty, we 're sure that sfhe will!
Now Verna Gallant, Cwithout Helen she's lost,j
Is determined to pass whatever the cost,
While with Sally and Rosie, a different matter,
If they could only stop that chatter.
Camilla M., always sporting a grin
Can always be seen around the "Y" gym
XVhile with Louise B., the gal with the brain
NVith the Nymark twins, a contrast we claim.
Now there 's Marjorie H., and Evelyn MacR.,
We ,ve captured them all, I think, by far, .
Well, one 's been left out, but enough has been said
Itls just me, the author, whose poem youlve just read
Bnsxe 7. emu.
1L."mCK Hoc KEY
For the last half decade, the 'Sydney Academy has virtually dominated
the majority of hi-gh .school athletic activities in Cape Breton and Nova Scotia.
No further proof of this is needed than a glance at the records.
NVith the turn of the half-century Sydney Academy hoopsters will be
aiming for their seventh consecutive Provincial basketball title, 'led by 'coach
PAT PATTERSON and the genial managing of MR. JOE OHAISSON of the
Academy teaching staff. Such a recvord is something to be applauded, and
we know it never could have been established without the excellent guidance
of MR. PAT PATTERSON, who is responsible for the development of some of
the Maritimes best basketball players.
Out on the diamond a power-packed Academy baseball nine walked
off with the Cape B-reton High School championship with convincing wins
over teams from the Northside and Glace Bay respectively. This was the first
year in which Academy went all out to assemble a top-notch team and came
up with the cream of the crop. The team was well looked after by Mr. John
Johnstone and Mr. John Gillis, o-f the Academy teaching staff.
In the first annual 'Curling Bo-ns-piel held at Truro, the Academy rep-
resentatives were runners-up to a well-balanced quartet from Truro in a round
As we go t-o- press, the Senior Interscholastic hockey team has been
crowned Cape Breton champs and are ready to begin defence of the Provin-
cial title which tlhey have held for the past two seasons. The Intermediates
are not far behind. Having already eliminated Sydney Mines and New Wat-
erford, they have clinched the Island title and are ready to be-gin defence of
the Island title, and are ready to begin defence of the Nova Scotia champion-
ship which they have won the last two years. T'he Academy Juvenile team,
which won Nova Scotia honors last year, reached the Sydney Minor League
finals, and bowed out to SHIPYARD after giving the undefeated Yarders a
few very interesting games. MR. BOB OHAFE has been the mentor behind
Academy hockey for the past few seasons and has done a very exceptional job
of assembling the te-ams and giving them sound coaching.
COMES Fil'Sf . . .
lVhen you are 11ot feeling Well, and are
tempted to buy some highly advertised
remedy for Which great claims are made,
ask yourself a. few simple questions
lVhat 1S the background of the inanufac
tuier of the remedy "2 Has he been edu
cated in Medicine, Pharmacy or Chemls
tr Are the clanns made for his remedy
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based on scientific fact? Is it not possible that you have been
influenced by exaggerated statements? Donft risk your health
by experimenting with medicines of unknown value. Consult
your physician. He alone is qualified to advise you ill matters
pertaining to health. If he prescribes, bring his prescription
to us. It will be compounded exactly as ordered.
'4Cap" Cooke 1
"The Drug Store of Careful People"
602 George St,
f tb ll cene the Academy has had more than its share of suc-
O th oo a s ,
cess in rleceiiet years. This year the Senior footballers were defeated in the
' h ' hi s the two
Provincial finals after they had won the Nova Scotia c' anrpions p
previous years. The Intermediates were defeated in the first round by Mor-
rison High from Glace Bay. MR. CHARLES McEiACHEN was again coaching
the ruggers and he was ably assisted by MR. FRASER a.nd MR. D. MacADAM
also members of the school teaching staff.
Such tremendous success in the Acade-my's athletic activities has been
the result of hard work and sacrifice on the part of such men as Messrs. CHAS.
MacEACHEN, ROBERT CHAFE, PAT PATTERSON, JOE CLHAISSON, VIC
FRASER, D. MacADAM and J. GILLIS and J. JOHNSON, the latter two
having assembled the schools' first champion baseball team. It's people like
the above mentioned, and a few others like these who make high school life
interesting. They give their spare time and untiring -efforts to assist the stu-
dents, both scholastically and otherwise.
FOOTBALL - SENIOR
Senior Interscholastic English Rugby became a two-team affair in Cape
Breton last Fall, with Sydne-y Academy 'and Glace Bay Morrison High open-
ing the 1949 season at Ashby Diamond on October 19. The winne-rs, to be de-
clared by the first week in November, was decided by a fo-ur-game series.
The Academy team, coached by Mr. MacEachen, a teacher and former
all-round athlete, who was assisted by Messrs. Fraser and. MacAdam, began
defence of the laurels it had vvion the two- previous years, without a single
The series opener was no indication of what was t-o follow as the thir-
teen from Morrison High overwhelmed the Academy 8-3. The second game
ended in a 3-3 -draw at Glace Bay, and returning to Ashby Diamond the Acad-
emy team scored a convincing 7-0 victory. A scoreless- tie followed that one,
and the series went into an extra game which was played on Ashby field. With
the chips down the 1947-48 chamfpions came through in admirable fashion and
sent Morrison High hlome on the short end of a 5-0 score, showing their super-
iority and retaining their Cape Breton championship.
The jaunt to the Mainland was not as successful, although the Academy
gave a respectable showing. New Glasgow High provided the opposition and
in a sudden death match dethroned Academy by a 6-0 score. The Sydney
team was minus two of its star players, Hughie MacQueen and Alex Mac-
Swe-en who were out with injuries.
SENIOR TEAM : A
Full-back: Cyril Dalton, three-quarters: Dave Walker, Bob Muise,
Bunty Forde, Hugh MacQueen, Lawrence Street, stand-off: J. H. Campbell,
Ccaptainjg half: Dave Rogers, forwards: Bud Chiasson, Alex MacSween,
George Leonard, Gerald Hardy, Albert Rfhymes, Jerry Burke.
Teacher: Can a woman ever get to be President of the U. S.?
J ohnny: No, teacher, because they never seem to reach 35.
In scholastic football "B" section five teams were entered from Cape
Breton, one from each of the New Waterford schools on the one part and Syd-
11ey Academy and Morrison High composing the other. In New Waterford,
Central High won out as usual while Morrison High knocked off Sydney Acad-
emy in a hard-fought -series which went the limit to decide a winner. After
each team had won, lost and tied, ia game, the final was played at Glace Bay.
Morrison High won on their home field by scoring a single try. The Glace
Bay entrants then lost to New Waterford Centrals who in turn failed in an
atte-mpt to take the Provincial championship. This marked the first in many
years that neither football title came to Cape Breton.
Full-back: Hugh Livingstone, three-quarters: Vince Isaac, Jim Mona-
han, Bill Penny, Jim MacDonald, Malcolm Maclnnisg stand-off : Guy MacKen-
zie, half: Harvey MacArthur, Ralph MacLean, forwards: Richard VValsh, Jim
Hollahan, Ian MacKinnon, Peter Russell, Gene Binns, J. MacDonald,
The Cape Breton Interscholastic Baseball championship was decided by
an elimination series, constituting four teams, Sydney Academy, Morrison
High, North Sydney High and St. Al1Il67S. In the Semi-finals Sydney Acad-
emy and Morrison High defeated Northside and St Anne respectively.
The powerful Academy nine got behind the fine hurling of south-paw
Ray MacDonald and blasted a meagre Nortlhside entry 16-1. This win sent
them into the Finals against Glace Bay Morrison High, a good team who
boasted a highly-rated pitcher in Vince Lowe.
The game opened with the usual tensi-ty, but it wasn't half over when
the Sydney boys showed their power. Backed by some mighty hitting through
the whole batting order, left-handed Murray Fewer pitched an exceptionally
good game to halt Morrison High, 12-3. Murray was steady all the way and
was never in very serious trouble. The strong Academy batting attacks kept
him well ahead through most of tlhe game. Due credit must be given Messrs.
J. Gillis and J. Johnson of the Academy teaching staff for their efforts with
the school baseball team.
Pitchers-Ray MacDonald, Murray Fewer, catcher: John H. Campbell,
lst. base: Arnold Alexander, 2nd. base: Bunty Forde, short stop: Ray Pierry-
nowskig 3rd. base: Bo-b Muise, outfielders: Vince Muise, E-d. Bereta.
CAPE BRETON HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD MEET
On a crisp, autumn day, Tuesday, Octolber 4, 1949, 132 athletes and stu-
dents from seven different schools assembled at the Cape Breton Sports Centre
for the Fourth Annual Cape Breton High Sclrool Track and Field Meet. The
twenty-nine event program was capably run off in three hours.
The schools competing in the meet were:
St. Anne 's High, Glace Bay
Morrison High, Glace Bay
Notre Dame High, Sydney Mines
Sydney Mines High, Sydney Mines
L-ouisburg High, Iifouisb-urg
Central School, New Waterford
Sydney Academy, Sydney
Notre Dame captured the Junior Division Cunder C165 with twenty-
eight points, while Louisburg High placed second with eighteen points.
Sydney Academy, coached by Mr. Chafe-, won the Intermediate Section
Cunder 181 with thirty-five points, its closest competitor be-ing Morrison High
with twenty-seven points.
In the Senior ,Division Cunder C205 which also included the Open Events
Morrison High emerged victorious over Sydney Academy by scoring fifty-two
points to Acade'my's forty points.
In the girl 's division, it was Morrison High all the way with twenty-
four points, its inter-town rivals, St, Anne's, placing second with thirteen
In the junior class, the individual high point winner was Hugh Mac-
Dougall of Notre Dame High School wh-or won the 75 yard sprint and the 220,
placed second in the broad jump and picked up 25 points on the winning relay
team for a total of 153 points.
Notre Dame came up with a one-man team in the Intermediate division
the .sprinter Llorne MacDonald, who scored 15 points in winning the 100 yard
dash, the 220 and 440.
Lem MacPherson of Morrison High was the individual top scorer of the
senior division and also top point getter of the track meet with 175- points. He
skipped home ahead in the 220, 440 and mile and anchored the winning Mor-
rison High team in the senior relay.
The tofp individual girl scorer was Barbara MacDonald, a Morrison
High entry, who won the 75 and 100 yard sprints and was on the winning re-
lay team. That gave her 114 points.
In the junior division, Guy MacKenzie of the Academy placed' fo-urth in
the 75 yard dash as did Malcolm Maclnnis in the 440 yard dash.
The point collectors for Sydney in the Intermediate division were: Gor-
don Swan, Sid Mifflin, John Brown, Richard Walsh, Dave Walker, Ted Snow,
Bunty Forde and Jim Munroe.
Gordon Swan placed third in the 440 yard dash, second in the 880 yard
dash and was a member of the winning relay team.
Sid Mifflin Won the half-mile and was fourth in the broad jump.
John Brown came in second in the high jump and the broad jump.
Richard Walsh won the high jump.
Dave VValker placed fourth in the 100 yard, 220 yard and was a member
of the winning relay team.
Ted Snow and Bunty Forde were members of the wining relay team.
Jim Munroe placed fourth in the 440 yard dash.
Members. 'of the Academy track team in the Senior division who collect-
ed points Were: Ron Noble, Vince Muise, Dave Rogers, Bud Uhaisson, Richard
Walsh, Vince Campbell, Ian MacKinnon and Charlie MacDonald.
Ron Noble came in second in the 100 yard dash and the broad jump. He
was fourth in the 220 yard dash, third in the high jump and was a member of
the relay team.
Vince Muise won the broad jump, placed fourth in the mile run and was
on the relay team.
Dave Rogers placed se-cond in the pole vault, fourth in the high jump,
third in the 440 yard dash and ran on the relay team.
Bud Chaisson ran third in the 100 yard dash and the 220 and Was a
member of the relay team.
Richard Walsh Wo-n the pole vault.
Vince Campbell Was third in the shot put.
Ian MacKinnon came in fourth in the shot put.
Charlie MacDonald ran fourth in the 440 yard dash.
SUMMARY OF MEET
Team Standing: Senior Division
1. Morrison High
2. Sydney Academy
3. Notre Dame
1. Sydney Academy
2. Morrison High
3. Notre Dame
4. New Waterford
5. St. Anne 's
1. Notre Dame
3. Morrison High
4. New Waterford
5. Sydney Academy
6. St. Anne 's
Girl 's Division
1. Morrison High
2. St. Anne 's
3. Notre Dame
4. New NVaterford
Total points in all classes
1. Morrison High
2. Sydney Academy
3. Notre Dame
5. St. Anne 's
6. New Waterford
7. Sydney Mines
2 points each
Intermediate Standings Qlst. 3 placesj
1. Lem MacPherson, Morrison High, 175 points.
2. Vince Lowe, Morrison High, 135 points.
3. Ron Noble, Sydney Academy, 105 points.
1. Lorne MacDonald, Notre Dame, 15 points.
2. Elliot Green, Morrison High, 85 points.
3. Gordon Swan, Academy, 75 points.
Junior : '
1. Hugh MacD'ougall, Notre Dame, 155 points.
2. Jack MacLeod, Notre Dame, 75 points. I
3. Roy Goldman, Morrison High, 65 points.
1. Barbara MacDonald, Morrison High, 115 points.
2. Phyllis MacNcvin, Morrison High, 65 points.
3. Sis MacNeil, St. Anne 's, 45 points.
The following girls represented the Academy in the girl's division
Tena Pyke, Velma Peters, Marie Raptis, Muriel Gallant and Chris Raptis.
The presentation of the prizes was made at a regular Academy "At
Home," which was held at the Allied Seaman's Club on George Street. Mr
MacEac-hen presented the medals, ribbons and trophies while Mr. Chafe anl
nounced the winners.
In its initiation year as an annunal sport in Sydney Academy, curling
attracted great interest and approximately fifty students took part in sched-
ule play. Through the untiring efforts of Mr. R. B. Woodill of the school
teaching staff and the able and kindly assistance of Mr. Mike Vallas, the
Academy curlers made great strides. Other members of the curling Club
pitched i11 and gave much of their time to coaching the youngsters.
A league consisting of eight teams was established and a two-fold
schedule consisted of seven games, teams playing each other -once. The plan
is to have the winners of each schedule play off for the league championship.
Vifhen the first seven games were completed, three teams were tied for
top spot, each having won five and lost two. These teams were skipped by
Dave Rogers, Gerald Boudreau and Jim Florian. The latter drew a bye into
the finals and the two former teams played off with Boudreau's quartet win-
ning an eight-end sudden death match 11-3.5 The winner now- tangles with
Florian to decide the top team for the first schedule. Meanwhile the second
part of the schedule has commenced and at this time Dave Rogers IS ahead
with Bob MacCarthy's four breathing down his neck.
The highlight of the Curling season was the Round Robin series. held in
Truro to determine Nova Scotia supremacy. Teams were sent from various
high schools throughout the Province. An all-star aggregation was sent from
the Academy and they made a .splendid showing, finishing runners-up in the
Summary Of The Trip
At 6.30 a. m. on February 9th., six enthusiastic curlers accompanied by
Mr. R. B. Woodill, left for the Headmaster's Bonspiel at Truro. Arriving at
4 p. m. the boys were- met by the Truro curlers Who took them to the club
where they were given their lodgings. Thursday evening the boys threw a
few practice rocks and retired early CD.
Up bright and early on Friday, the boys played four games, winning
three and losing one. Friday night they atte-nded a special dance at the Col-
chester County Academy. In the semi-finals on Saturday morning, Sydney
defeated Q. E. H., 10-3, but lost 12-9 to Truro in an exciting ten-end final. Tir-
ed after a long week-end the boys had a hearty dinner Cask Fritz about thisl
.and then departed fo-r various. parts -of the town. They rejoined for supper
and at 9 p. m. boarded the train for home. They arrived in Sydney' at 6350,
happy but tired, after an enjoyable trip. At this time we wish to thank the
people in Truro who worked so hard to make the trip enjoyalble.
ALL-STAR TEAM: Skip, Gerald Boudreaug Mate, Bill Florian, Second,
Dave Rogers, Lead, Fritz Reid 5 Spares, Jim Florian and Eric Bonnyman.
ACADEMY'S OUTSTANDING ATHLETE 1948-49
JOHN HUGH CAMPBELL
O11e of the highlights of sports in Sydney Academy is the annual selec-
tion of the school 's tofp athlete and the presentation of a silver cup emblematic
of the 'honour. The choice is made by the tea.chers who coach the various
school teams, and they lean towards the student who stands out in sports and
at the same time maintains a good scholastic record.
The selection for 1948-49, ve-rsatile John H. Campbell, as likeable a guy
as you'd want to meet, in or out of sports.. Johfn H. participated in no less
than five sports during the school year and established a very good scholastic
He paced the Academy Senior Basketball team to its Sixth consecutive
Provincial Chamfpionship, leading all male scorers at the Headmaster's tour-
nament With 52 points in only three games. He started on defence with the
Academyfs Intermediate Ho-ekey t.eam, but when they reached the Mainland
he was moved up to reinforce the powerful senior team, which took the Nova
Scotia championship. In Midget hockey Jim led a mediocre team to second
place in its respective league and ia berth in the playoff finals. Incidentally,
he was the league 's third highest scorer, although he played the entire season
on defence. He played a steady bafckstop on the Academy Baseball line, and
if he had been called upon he could have given ia good account of himself on
the mound. John gained a berth as a regular on Mr. MacEachen's Senior
football champiio-ns but injuries plagued him for almost the entire season. He
was also a member iof the Academy's Track and Field team.
In all probability, John H. will go to St. F. X. next. year and we know
his showing in collegiate sports will be a credit to Sydney Academy and the
men who coached him in his high school athletic activities.
H O C K E Y
Sydney Academy Hockey teams enjoyed exceptional success in '49-'50.
Mr. R. Chafe was the mentor behind the whole setup and he did an excellent
job, as usual. The school .sent out three hard fighting, fast skating teams and
at the time of this writing, only one of these has been knocked out of the ruin-
ning in its respective class.
The Academy Juveniles failed to retain the laurels they Won last year,
but bowed out in fine fashion. The strong school team carried a powerful
Shipyard crew tofour games before being eliminated.
Defense: B-ob Muise, Hughie MacQueen, Norm Ma:cAulay, R. Pierry-
nowski and Earl MacDonald. ,
For-wards: H. MacArthur, Lala Gillis, R. MacLean, N. Grawford, A. Mc-
Gillivray and B. MacPhee.
The 'Senior Intierscholastic Team, defending its Provincial honors, has
so far made quick work of teams from New Glasgow and Glace Bay. On Cape
Breton soil they downed Morrison High by sclores of 7-0 and 7-4, to win the ,to-
tal goal round 14-4 and advance into the Island finals. Glace Bay 's St. Anne 's
gave the Academy team an inte-resting battle before bowing out 6-4 in a two-
game, total-goal seriesj The Sydney scholars bumped the Bay Boys 5-2 in the
first game but St. Afnne's gave a better showing away from home and edged
Academy 2-1 in the latter's home rink.
Reaching the Mainland, the Seniors gave a real display of their power.
Uncorking terrific scoring punch the Academy team trounced New Glasgow
High 10-4. Norm Crawford practically beat the opposition single handed as
he scored three goals and assisted on four others. Buck Gallant, the only play-
er on the team up from Midget ranks, potted two goals while singles went to
Ray Pierrynowski, Al MacGillivray, Ralph MacLean, H. MacArthur, Hughie
MacQueen. The Seniors now tangle with Halifax St. Pats at the Sydney For-
um to settle the Nova Scotia championship.
Goal-Albert Rhymes. A
Defence: Ray Pierrynowski, Bob Muise, Earl MacDonald, H. MacQueen.
Forwards: Ralph MacLean, Lala Gillis, Jacques Cormier, Buck Gallant,
Al MacGillivray, B. MacPhee, Jeep Macdonald, H. MacArthur.
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The Intermediates, made up of Midget and Juvenile players, have won
the Cape Breton title and will soon meet New Glasgow to defend their Nova.
Scotia championship. Displaying solid checking and an effective attack, the
Academy boys unleashed terrific power in the closing minutes of .play to
dump Sydney Mines High 5-3 in the first of a two-game, total-goal series. The
second game played on Sydney ice was an even closer o-ne and Sydney came
from behind several times to take the game 8-7 and the series 13-10. New
Waterfords Centrals provided the opposition in the Cape Breton finals, but
they were no match for Mr. Chafe's fast skating aggregation who trounced
them by a 9-3 s-core.
Goal. Bunty Forde.
Defence: J. MacAskill, Norm MacAu1ay, Bill Gibbs.
Forwards: Arnold Alexander, Bob MacGregor, Farmer Maclnnis,
Frank Dixon, Don Phinny, Charlie Ardelli, Bill Taverner, Mike March, Ken
As we go to press, the Academy Senior basketballers 'have received a
few acid tests b-ut we have yet to see what kind of a team we have with thc
chips down. Playoff time, that 's when everything counts, and unless we miss
our guess, Sydney Academy will give an excellent. showing as usual. The
Senior hoopsters under coaching of Mr. Pat Patterson have dominated inter-
scholastic basketball in Nova Scotia since 1944.
The 1950 edition of the Senior basketball team, under the capable man-
agement of Mr. J. 'Chaisson had only three holdovers from last season's cham-
pionship squad, John Campbell and Dave Rogers Ceo-captainsj and that agile
guard Syd Mifflen. Coach Pat Patterson relied heavily o-n graduates from
last year 's team and a couple of ne-w comers. The B graduates, Tommy Roach,
Bunty Forde, Alex Maclsaac and Billy "Beak" Darrow, came along like a
prairie fire and played well all yea.r around. The new new comers were Jim
Monahan and Malcolm "Gint" Maclnnis. Jim came up from last year's Jun-
ior High School League, where he was top scorer. "Gint" Maclnnis, coming
from St. Anne's College at Church Point, Nova Scotia, showed up well with
the Academy Seniors.
In their opening ga.me, Academy blasted Glace Bay St. Anne 's, 53-13.
After that convincing victory, they tangled with St. F. X. Junior Varsity in
an exhibition home and home series. The collegiates took the opener on their
home floor 53-36 and repeated 64-45 in Sydney. Although they -dropped both
games, the High schoolers gave a creditable showing. Following that series
came 311 exhibition tilt with Y. M. C. A. Seniors. Playing out of their class,
the Academy team were leading the Y 21-17 going into the last half, but they
loosened up defensively and their older rivals won hands do-wn.
A home and home, total--point series with Morrison High was the next
step. Morrison High won the first game at Glace Bay, 29-24, to take a 5-point
lead. In the second tilt, held on Academy's home floor, the Sydney boys
Pro Salute Academiae et Discipulorum
Sociasl Editors ....
Feature Editors .
Huunnour Edmitors ......
.. ,.......... John Brown, Ruth Newman
Patsy MacLean, Charles Ferguson
Shelley Glaum, Theresa MacNei1
Tom Roach, Helen Bfonavisrky, Joyce M1atcLeod
Donald MacMi111an, Arthur Maclsaac
Haddon McCarthy, Edward Bruno
X A-W1arren Chiasson
X B-Hugh MacDonald
X rC+Sfheila O'Nei11
X D-4Henrietta Maolntofslh
X E-aGeorge Beckwith
X F-Murdoch Rudderlmam
XI A-Robert Jones
XI B-Rutlh Newman
XI C-Eugene Binns
XI D-.Henrietta MacDonald
XI lEHlE'ileen O'F1fa.herty
showed tremendous power in the last half, but were edged out 30-28. They
were trailing 25-10 after the first half. As a result, Sydney plays St. Anne's
for the right to meet Morrison High who won the bye into the Cape Breton
In the B division, the Academy team finished fourth in .schedule play,
failing to get a berth in the league play-offs, although they definitely had one
of the circuit-s strongest teams.
Judging from the large number of good prospects who showed their
wares in C basketball, it looks as if the Sydney Academy will continue to do-
minate interscholastic basketball for a number of years to come.
Guards: Syd. Mifflin, J. Campbell, T. Roach.
Forwards: M. Maclnnis, Dave Rogers, J. Monahan, B. Darrow, A. Mac-
Isaac and B. Forde. .
Early in November, practice sessions in girls basketiball, under the
coaching of Misses Joan Andrews and Lorna Lewis-, and under the manage-
ment of Mr. Johnson of the teaching staff, began at the Sydney Y. for all
Academy girls interested in basketball. The coaches, former graduates of the
Academy, put the girls through their paces, and soon after Christmas, the A
and B teams were picked.
In January, Miss Freida Wells from Halifax came down to Cape Breton
and conducted classes for all girls throughout the Island where she went over
the rules of Girls Basketball with them. It .should be noted that two new
rules -have been introduced in Girls play this year, they being: 1. When a for-
ward is taking a foul shot, the ball is dead, and whether she scores or not, she
takes the ball out of ibounds either to the right or to the left of the 10-second
line and play resumes again. 2. Whe-n a player is going in to substitute,
she is beckoned 'by the referee on the floor and does not have to report to him.
"A" SQUAD qsnmom
The members of the A team are: A
Helen Slade-The tall, blond centre of o-ur team, "Slugger," playing
her second year on the Senior squad, is a good passer and gets in fast for her
Lois lVIacLe-an-Our short, diminutive Lois, on the A team for her sec-
ond consecutive year, fools her guards by her fake passing and swiftness of
foot, and is good on her long, one-handed shots.
Erna Rutherford-Up from the B to A team, Erna uses her height to
advantage in getting the ball and cannot be stopped on her effective, overhead
Camilla Monohan-Camilla, also playing on the A team for her first
year, is a hard working and enthusiastic player.
Marge MacKenzie-Our NMag," a first year A squad player, is a girl
who uses her bounce pass to advantage.
Helen Compton--Tiny but mighty, Helen who started the year with
the B team, because of her fine type of play, was moved up to the A team for
the last two games of the schedule.
Essie Bonavisky-Another player who began the season with the B
team but who was moved up to the A team. Essie is a good passer and has a
Rosaline MacKenzie-This is Rosie 's second year on the team. One of
our best guards, she is very adept at intercepting passes and plays a fine game.
Anne MacDonald-Another player on the A squad for her second year.
uses the double bounce efficiently in or-der to get the ball to her forwards.
Chris Raptis-This is Chris' first year on the A team. Her effective
guarding has proven a great asset to the team during the schedule games.
Betty Melanosh-A newcomer to the team, Betty previously saw action
with Whitiiey School and is a great help in getting rebounds.
June Dixon-Another first year player on the team, June turns in a fine
Anne Malkin-Playing her first year on the squad, is a good teammate.
This year, the A team has played quite a few exhibition and scheduled
Shortly after Christmas, the team one weekend, together with the Boys
A team and the Y Intermediate team went up to Antigonish, where the girls
had been invited to play the Mt. St. Bernard College squad. They turned in
a commendable performance, beating the Mt. team by a score of 32-26. Erna
Rutherford was the top point collector fo-r the team with 14 points, while Hel-
en Slade closely followed her with 12 points and Lois MacLean contributed 6
point.s. On defense, Rosie MacKenzie, Anne MacDonald and Chris Raptis
In the League Schedule, the A team lost 2 games to St. Anne 's and won
2 games against Morrison High, thus giving them second place in the League.
With each game the team has steadily improved and with the playoffs looming
it will provide strong competition against its rivals in the playo-ffs.
Teacher: What are you going to be when you graduate from school,
J immy: An old, old man.
B SQUAD QINTERMEDIATEJ
The B squad, comprised mostly of Grade Ten stu-dents has seen much
action this year.
Besides Sydney Academy there are five other C. B. "BH teams and a
schedule of games was drawn up. Although t.he team didn't make the play-
offs, it made a good showing.
The lineup of the B team is as follows:
Helen Compton, Judy Ball, Essie Bonavisky, Louise Libbus, Thelma
Lewis, Gail Spence, Henrietta Maclntosh and Pauline Richardson.
Nellie Furdas, Marie Raptis, Ruth Pedidle, Leah Carson, Phyllis Arthur,
Isabel MacLellan, Mary Maclvor and Yvonne Pledge.
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XII A MOVIE GUIDE
THE SOBEY STORY
Gerald Boudreau, as the lovable skip, will curl his way into your heart
in this sports picture that has everything. Hughena MacLean furnishes the
romantic interest, and turns in a terrific performance. Supporting cast are:
Eric MacKay, Sam Newman, Betty MacLennan.
e Tnmvms' HIGHWAY p
Here is a fast moving drama at its best. Hal Strug is the rough and
ready truck driver who defies a big produce racketeer, and finds romance at
the same time. Florence Epstein, Vera Cassell and Eileen Young all fall for
A ANY NUMBER CAN PLAY
Walter Leonard comes through again with another fine performance.
About a man who runs a gambling casino and tries to win back the respect of
his son, played by Roy Tu1'nb4u.ll. Jim Hollahan, Bud Dalton, Charlie Mac-
Lellan and Jim MacDonald make up a fine supporting cast.
THE BIG SIX
Imagine what happens when a couple of big time gamblers try to fix a
high school basketball game. Donald MacMillan and Art MacIsaac try to
bribe two young players John Campbell and Malcolm Maclnnis, and the latter
play along with the gangsters until they can expose the plot. So-me nice bas-
ketball in store for you sports fans with players like Dave Rogers and Alex
Maclsaac in supporting roles. Don't miss it!
WHISPERING SMITH-Starring Angus Smith.
THE CHAMPION-With Jim Campbell.
DEATH OF A SALESMAN-John Colin Campbell.
EIGHT LEG-G-ED CHAMPIONS
Re g. McEachen, XIA
Have you ever considered where the champion atlhletes of the world
are to be found? Men have achieved wonders with their brains and hands,
but in physical strength they are left far behind the insects. I suppose we
could call the elephant the worlds greatest weight lifter. He can carry larg-
er and heavier articles than any other animal, ibut look at his size. If he had
to carry his own weight he would barely be able to walk with it.
There is a certain field ant that has been known to hold in its jaws
something three thousand times its o-wn weight. Ants also are champion
climbers. They can carry flies and other insects three times heavier than
themselves over walls a dozen feet high. Tlhe 'building feats of these animals
are also very great. Some of their building feats, view in relation to size,
make America's biggest skyscrapers seem not so wonderful after all. Taking
an ants height as one-quarter of an inch by erecting five feet and sometimes
larger pyramids, as some of them -do, they construct buildi-ngs 240 times their
own size. If men six feet tall were to build on the same scale we should have
buildings 1,480 feet high.
It is interesting to picture what would happen if these insects. were to
grow to human size, but fortunately for ourselves, there is no danger of it
As the three hoboes crawled out from under their first-class pullman
coach in the railroad yards at Sydney, they were espied and pursued by rug-
ged railroad detective Mike March, known as the Hobo's Terror. Successful
in eluding their per-suer, they pooled their resources to hire Jimmy Campbell 'S
rickshaw to drive them t.o the Elite Cafe owned and operated by John Mac-
Dougall. They were served by the singing waiter Roy Turnbull who by this
time was beginning to rival the illustrious headliner at the 4 Sz 5 Club, Malcolm
CSugerthroatJ Maclnnis. Due to pecuniary difficulties, they were forcibly'
ejected fby bouncer Sam Newman, former Whitiiey Pier weight lifting cham-
Having been slightly injured in the fracas, they were noticed by the S.
P. C. A. and an ambulance, driven by Norman MacDonald, and accompanied
by his perennial passenger Dave Rogers, business-seeking mortician. They
were registered at the desk by the receptionist Betty Mac'Lennan, and taken
to the operating room in the elevator by interne Charlie MacLellan. They
were prepared for operating by nurses Eileen and Shirley Young. The two
resident veterinarians Cyril Dalton and Charles Ferguson, unable to diagnose
the condition of the ho-boefs., called in for consultation the learned Drs. Sid Mif-
flin and Alex Maclsaac who have lost more patients between than screen ac-
tress Hughena MacLean has boy friends. The Drs. could not reach a decision
so the patients were discharged.
The Gentlemen of the Road were successful in soliciting the price of
three basketball tickets from wealthy socialite Cecil Forrestal. Upon enter-
ing the stands to witness the ga.me between the Rear Rooney's Road Ravers
and the Galloping Ghosts from Gafbarus starring versatile Tom Roach. Star
for the Ravers was John Hugh Campbell, who won the game for the Ravers
with a good clean, home-run. The press was represented by sports editor Joe
Sauntering down the street the itinerants witnessed a man-on-the-street
radio interview conducted fby Florence Epstein, CJ GB 's Gooey Gossip commen-
tator. Being interviewed were, the man chosen "Mr. Codfishn by the Retail
Fish Dealers Association Walter Leonard. Also interviewed was Barbara
Gerrard, local society queen.
Borrowing permanently from Browse-A-Bit book shop operated by Bill
Florian, a newspaper, containing the sad news tha.t the three boes had been
wiped out on the New York Stock Exchange. CAutomobile tires went flat.j
The paper also had an editorial by editor Gerald Boudreau titled "Are Plastic
Mouse Traps Overrated?" On the third page was a large ad announcing a big
"DO" to b-e held that evening in Rear Irish Gove featuring the music of Eric
MacKay and his squaredance orchestra, with prompter Angus Smith.
Having finished our newspaper they donated it to Town Grier Jim Hol-
lahan. Tfhe exhausted travellers noticed a huge neon sign advertising Bill Ma-
theson's Deluxe Flop-House. At the crack of dawn next morning the hoboes
gathered all the towels and loose furniture and made an unannounced depart-
ure via the fire escape.
Suffering from pangs of hunger they entered the classy All-Nite Diner
owned and operated by Chris Raptis and Patsy MacLean. Departing without
paying they continued downtown. By this time an alarm was out for the
thieves, a11d they were picked up by police chief Jim MacDonald when they
attempted to steal Vera Casse1l's gold-plated diploma. Miss Cassell is the
principal of the New Sydney High School. p
The three repentent hoboes were tried before Magistrate John C. Camp-
bell and sentenced to the Sydney Academy for two months.
Incidentally Our Heroes were registered in the books as Allan Sullivan,
Harold Strug and Vince Campbell.
IN THE FUTURE - XII-D
Well! - It's 1960, so let's take a brief look around the world to see if
we can locate some of the XIID class of 1950.
Let us first go to the British Isles to find out if we can see anyone that
we know. Since we are here, let us buy some of those cockles and mussels
that that nice-looking couple are selling. Well !-Shiver my timbers, if it isn't
Eunice Nymark a11d her Irishman, Paddy. Oh, oh! I think thereis going to be
troubleg here comes a bobby, and he looks very familiar, too. Well, I 'll be
hanged! - it 's Ray Mortimer, and I do believe he 's walking on stilts.
Let 's walk down this. street and -- My, hasn't that Dunhill factory
grown. I hear that Mildred Nymark is a partner in the firm with her husband,
Johnny. Well, here's the theatre, so let's drop in and see the 1960 Follies,
starring Betty Campbell and Sally lVIaeLe0d and under the direction of Evelyn
lVIa0Ritchie. I.sn't the theatre decorated beautifully? I'll bet it's the work
of Eunice lVIacKeigan. She's a noted interior decorator, I hear.
Let us now travel back across the ocean to the United States. 'We'll
patronize the fMe1da. Jones and Goan! MacLeod air lines for the sake of
friendship. I hear they have pretty good service, too.
Here we've lande-d at the New York Airport. Oh !-my heaven to Bet-
sy! If it wasn't Mike Kucyniak who transported us safely across the ocean,
with the aid of Stewardess Gertrude Holbeche.
We 'll call a taxi now and go to see the zoo. We might see some of our
friends there. fDon't get me wrong, now.D Don't forget to tip the cabby.
Oh! oh! never mind th-e tip, it 's Verna Gallant, and any woman driver 's not
worth the tip, even if she did get us there in one piece. Oh, no! Look who is
the keeper of the zoo. It's Camilla Monohan. It must be relative attraction.
VVell, there 's Sonia Wroblewski and Blanche Novak, feeding peanuts to the
monkeys. They 're both in nurses' uniforms, too.
I guess since we 've seen all that we can here, weid 'better make our way
back to Canada. My! b-ut isn't thi.s train service slow? Let's buy some
popcorn, it looks good. So does the girl who sells it. Why! if it isn't Velma
Peters, and therefs Hettie Bannister selling papers.
Almost home again. We 're just pulling into Toronto. Who are those
two women sitting in the back of that limousine VVhy! it's Ottis Wahont
and Thelma Andrews. I se-e they have a good-looking chauffeur. Oh, no!
It 's Bill MECQHBGH. QBet his wife d0esn't know about this.D
I wonder what Vera Polley is doing now. Well !-speak -of the d-angel.
There she is now, and aren't the twins cutie. Now, we'll take the bus back to
Sydney. Listen to the driver yell -- "Puleeze, Puleeze, move to the rear."
That voice sounds familiar also. Why! it 's Alex Hobin. So that 's why they're
making the buses four feet higher.
I hear that Agnes MacNe-il and Rosaline MacKenzie have taken over
Mr. Woodill and Mr. Gillis' jobs as teachers in Sydney Academy. I wonder
if Helen Bonavisky ever made her debut in New York. Yes, here it is in to-
day 's paper.
Well, well! lolok who's coming down the road on the arm of her hand-
some and Cyetj unmarried boss. It's Louise Boudreau, Clucky girlb. And
isn't Louise Maclntyre lucky? She's got a mansion on Mira Road. I hear she
got the money by selling tickets to the we-dding of Lilly Edwards, which, as
yet, never took place.
Tena Pyke is now a missionary in Glace Bay and June Mortimer is a
deaconess. I do believe civilization is spreading. Oh! there 's the first edition
of Stella Forde's new book "My Flight from Sydney Academy." Looks like
itis worth reading.
Now that we've finished our tour, let's drop in on the "Double M. H.
Club." Maybe since Mildred Herbert and Marjorie Horton are running it, we
will get a cut in price. We may get a hamburger for 14 9f10 cents instead of
Well, having met the folks again, we must go to our respective homes.
It is now the year 1960 and I find myself once again on my way back
to Cape Breton.
Coming into Perry Lewis c-orner, I noticed a large modern garage which
I later found out to be owned and operated by Ralph Morrison. On passing
up Charlotte Street I noticed a large neon sign which read "T'ombst-one en--
gravmg, Expertly done. Owned and operated by Fred Dean and Gerald
Having met some friends, we went to the new modern restaurant own-
ed by Rod McCarron... I was surprised to find Mary Lou Naugler and Joyce
MacLeod working as waitresses.
After dinner, we decided to go to the new Sports Centre owned by
James Hickey, to see the auto races, where Haddon McCarthy and Allan Rob-
ertson were both out to break the World 's 'Speed Record of 500 mph. Having
called a taxi, I was surprised to see it driven by Don Ward. At the Sports
Centre I met Charlie MacDonald who was selling hot dogs. We were ushered
to our seats by illustrious Norman Sparlingh, During intermission we were de-
lightfully entertained by the most. enjoyable quartette of Mike Campbell, Alex
MacSween, Hugh MacQueien and John MacKeen. An added attraction was a
display of trick horseback riding by Marjorie Smith.
After the races we decided to go for supper to the Isle Royale Hotel
which was now owned by Ray Peters and managed by James McDonald. We
were shown to our places by head waiter Tom Grey. After .supper we were
entertained by a floor show starring Theresa McNeil and Mary Garland.
On reading the evening paper I noticed that Carl MacDonald and Ray
Pierrynowski were now the big guns for Sydney Millilonaires. To finish off
the evening we decided to go to the theatre where a picture called "Silence Is
a Virtue," starring Ron Noble and Elaine Cluett was now playing. At the
theatre I met Dorothy Nicholson who was selling tickets and Kay McDermot,
Clara Burns and Francis Crossman who were the new usherettes.
After the show I decided to go to bed early as I was very tired. I had
had a very busy day and after meeting all my old classmates of XIIC, I was
pleased to see that they w-ere all doing well for themselves.
Mr. Glasgow: "lim a man of very few words."
Mr. Chaiss-on: 441,111 married, too."
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As the year 1960 rolled around, we made -our Way back to Sydney for a
visit. As We were driving along the highway we passed an airfield where we
saw Carl Coates and Ted Snow testing a jet plane, designed by Graham Bag-
nell. Directing traffic was a hale and hearty policeman whom we knew as
Victor Gillis. We stopped at a diner on the road and were surprised to- see the
manager was none other than Eddie Beretta. While eating we watched a tel-
evision show and saw Dorothy Stevenson and Sheila Brown on one of the mu-
sic programmes. We were surprised to see that the announcer was Peter Rus-
We left the diner and got on a bus. The driver was none other than
Charlie Ardelli... When we passed a magnificent playground on King 's Road,
Charlie informed us that Marjorie MacKenzie was the director and her assist-
ants were Gwen Pledge and Christine Mac1Le0'd. On reaching Sydney we went
to our hotel and were more surprised to find Duck MacMillan and Ar-
thur Maclsaac joint owners. The lbell hop was none other than Bud Chaisson.
The theatre across the way was operated by Ronald Cadagen. Marjorie
Lane took the tickets. The ushers were Mary Presutti, Velma Tuba, Bessie
Buchon and Jean MacPherson. The feature attraction was Betty Lewis. At
intermission, music was supplied by Murray Fewer and his "Whitney Pier Pi-
rates CCyril Davis, Don Nicholson, Whitfield Grant, Charlie Wilson, Ray Bar-
rett and Frank Nagy., Ruth Howatson sold peanuts. On chatting with them
we learned that our 'old classmates, Shelly Gaum and Judy Hulford were oper'
ating a Dress Shofp in New Waterford.
On the way to the station, we met a friendly chap standing on the cor-
ner selling Hockey Programmes. It was -our former teacher Mr. O'Keefe. We
then felt that our trip back had been complete.
IN QUEST OF A FRIEND
. How many of us can well understand the cry of Aristotle: '4Oh my
friends, there is no friend."
The genuine and undying friend is the one to whom we can look as our
other self. And that means that he embodies, in common with us, both our
good points and our 'bad points. The hunger of one is the hunger of the other.
You can 't buy a friend. You have to earn and deserve one. Too many
people think of the first. But in .searching for a friend, you will find that the
search and triumph are well worth all that the searching cost demands.
Did you ever stop to think -of the magic in the phrase which one says
many and many times, "I want you to meet a friend of mine?" There is no
security in this World that can compare to that of a genuine friend and the
thought that one has such a possession makes you feel comfortable and happy.
. Friendship between men is always an inspiring thing. No one can con-
sider himself poor if he has at least one friend. You don 't have to explain to
f ' I d d h to offer excuses. There is always a sympathetic un-
gerlsliglndiiiog. tilllag wbliking. It's your solid friend that overlooks so much
and who expresses the hunger within the heart when most needed.
You can walk for miles with a friend, withouta single word spoken, yet
you and he have the feeling that every thought is in communion with your
own and every joy along the way a mutual experience.
In closing I think we -ought always to ,carry a, friend or two with us
wherever we go, and to be certain that this can be so, we ought to be sure that
we are worthy of our friend.
Jackie MacNeil, XIB
Not a whisper broke the silence,
As the rain poured overhead,
Each heart pounded wildly
'And each one held his .breath.
"It's five to twelve," Mr. Fraser said
And every face grew dark,
"Oh! NVhere is that announcement?"
Was the question in each heart.
The storm began to abate,
And sighs all filled the room,
And still no announcement,
Came through the sole-mn gloom.
All were about to give up in despair,
When suddenly it came,
"No classes this afternoon,"
On account of the heavy rain.
ROYAL CANADIAN AIR CADETS, 29th. SQAUDRON
The Sydney Academy 'branch of 'tlhe Air Cadets continued its very suc-
cessful work in 1948 and 1949, with a program of lectures, drill and shooting.
The Squadron boasted a nominal roll of ninety-eight, comcmanded by FIC J.
C. Johnson, C.C., FXO J. O. Kerr, Adjutant and FXO E. F. Garland, lVm.
Sampson and Gordon Coffin also served as instructors. Much credit for the
success of the Corps is due these men.
On Wednesdays the boys went through their paces on the drill square,
Friday afternoons they spent in the shooting gallery, and Friday nights re-
ceived technica.l instruction, in the hands of their capable officers.
In the Summer of 1949, N o. 29's candidate, Cpl. Carl Coates was selected
for Flying Training Scholarship. He completed the course successfully and
won his flying wings, which will be officially presented later.
A lar e rou of boys, accompanied by Mr. Johnson and Mr. Garland,
spent two vgfy injolyable and profitable weeks at Cadet Camp, at the R. C. A.
F. station near Summerside. In the camp sports meet the boys came through
with several placements. Gordon Swan showed his heels to tfhe rest of the
pack in the 220 yd. dash, while Murray Fewer ran a fine race 1n the 100 yd.
dash and came in second. The mile relay team of Walk-er, Nagy, Hulford and
Mclsaac brought home the bacon in their division. Due to the lack of facili-
ties, there was no -camp bowling league.
This year the 29th Squadron again hopes to attend camp at Summer-
Sport functions during the year including bowling and hockey with
the Army Cadets Cin which Mr. Johnson flashed his old-time formj
N. C. O.'s for the year were F!Sgt. Hulford, F! Sgt. Marks, Sgts. Brown,
Kucyniak, Rogers, MacPherson, Holmes and Cann and Cpls. Fewer, Leonard,
Robertson and Florian.
This year the Squadron is continuing its activites at full blast, and the
recruits are finding out to what a fine organiation they belong.
THE ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY CADETS
No. 306, Sydney Academy Cadet Corps continued last year under the
guidance of Mr. Fraser, Mr. MacEachen and Mr. Campbell. Seventy-five boys
made up the Corps, with Maj. Lloyd MacDonald in command, albly assisted by
Capt. Roy C-os-sitt and Lieuts. Hicks, Risk and MacDonald. N. C. O.'s for the
year were Campbell, MacKeen, Ripley, MacKenzie, Mortimer, Jones and Alex-
ander, and Joe MacNeil was Company Sgt. Major.
Reorganized after a lapse of several years, the Cadet Bagpipe Band
made rapid progress and was able to be in attendance at the Inspecti-on. This
year the boys are continuing, and their fine music fMr. Mould please note D
will undoubtedly be appreciated on future occasions.
During the year under Mr. MacEachen's watchful eye, many boys gain-
ed proficiency badges in shooting and several competition meets were held in
which the crack Cadet team of Aboud, Hasuik, Cossitt, Macheod, Hicks, Alex-
ander and Rhymes more than held its own against top-no-tch competition.
The ye-ar saw a change in the official Cadet dress, the bfoys receiving
tam o'shanters in keeping with Highland Regimental uniform. In addition,
the boys were outfitted with great coats.
Drill was held every Wednesday afternoon, with the Armouries being
used when weather conditions were unsuitable. The climax of this phase of
Cadet work came on May 30, when the Cadet Corps had its annual inspection
by officers of the Regular Army.
On July 5, eighteen boys under the command of Maj. Roy Cossitt, and
accompanied by Mr. Hugh MacDonald of the Constantine School staff, set out
for AldershotCadet Camp. For ten days the boys led an army life, with cour-
ses in various phases of army training, such as signals, first aid, band insrtuc-
tion and weapons training. This program was augmented by tours of the
points of interest of the surrounding district. In sports the bfoys participated
in volleyball, softball, and track and field, and though they .came home empty-
handed, they "played up and played the game." Leaves in Kentville were
particularly enjoyed by all.
This year Cadets have picked up where they left -off, and under a new
slate of officers, are continuing their important activities.
ACADEMY HIT PARADE
Charlie My Boy ................................................................... .......... M r. MacEachen
I Hear You Knocking But You Can 't Come In ............................ Ten After Nine
Heap Big Smoke But No Fire ..........
There 'is No Tomorrow .............
Enjoy Yourself .................
Bagby, It 's Cold Outside .....
Dreamer 's Holiday ............
I Can Dream, Can't I ...........
Sitting By The Window ..............
Smoking In the Basement
L-ast Day of Vacation
Dear Hearts and Gentle People .....
You 're Breaking My Heart ..........
Ghost Riders .........................
You Broke Your Promise .............
Some Encihanted Evening ...................
When Malcolm Dances With Me
Three O"Clock in the Morning .......
What Is This Thing Called Love
Back Seat in Mr. Woodill's Room
A Pass in Provincials
The Air Cadets
No Half Holiday
Night Before Exams
Ain't She Sweet ................................. .......................................... F lossie Epstein
That Lucky Old Sun ........
Don't Cry, Joe .............................
An Old Fashioned Waltz ..............
Mr. Chaisson and the Basketball Team
A Walk to the Office
Twenty-four Hours of Sunshine .....
Please, Don't Let Me Love You
Forever And Ever . .............. . .............
A Day Absent
Sydney Academy Building
Littlc girls like dolls for toys
While soldiers are the choice of boys
But when they 're grown up, you'll find
Tha.t each has had a change of mind
The girls prefer the soldiers then
Alld baby dolls attract the men.
ROADS T0 ROAM
Sheilagh O'Neil, XC
There are many delightful roads to roam. Some people like to wander
down the main street in their home town. Some like to roam own country
roads. Still others like to stroll aimlessly through little paths 111 the wood.
It is pleasant to walk along busy streets. It is nice to meet your friends
and exchange hello 's. You find yourself wondering where all the different
people are going an who they are.
Roaming down country lanes and roads is always interesting. You
wonder what you will find beyond that bend or over that hill ahead of you.
Beauty surrounds you, and you wonder how everything could be so wonderful.
Personally, I would rather wander down a wood path. As we meander
along, we can hear the small animals, scurrying through the underbrush. Once
in a while we disturb a squirrel, who chatters angrily at us, calling us names,
so it seems. We haven't the slightest idea where the little path will take us,
but we don't particularly care.
Now you must use your imagination, you are wandering the small main
street running through a Swiss village high in the mountains. You see the
many shops of the different merchants. Pleasant aromas of freshly made but-
ter and cheese come from several of them.
The people you meet there, are curious, but friendly. You cannot un-
derstand them as you listen, but they give you the feeling that you are in your
own home town among your friends. Now you wander along the rocky roads
in the mountains. There you hear the echoes of the horn of the goat herder
ringing far up in the mountains. You can see several little huts dotting the
triountainside. Now you can see the glow of the flowers in the bright rays of
Now imagine yourself just out.side Rome in the days before the last war.
Beauty surrounds you. Chattering, busy Italians with snapping black eyes
pass you. The walk is most interesting. Now imagine yourself on that same
road at the present time. The road is muddy, you can see no beauty, only
filth and misery. Little children run starving and ragged. The Italian 's
snapping eyes are dulled by the tragedy of war. Their clothes are ragged and
they wa.nder around, looking for food anywhere. The :once pretty houses are
wrecks, some walls have fallen, yet people still live in them. As you walk
down this sad road, you are shocked at the change war brought about. You
can imagine the suffering these poor people have gone through.
Now transfer your thoughts to a country road in England. Good, all
is the same as before, still the charming little farm houses with their magni-
ficent gardens. T1hese may have been destroyed, but all is restored and you
Yes, you wo-uld probably like to roam all these roads. I, however shall
be completely happy wandering aimlessly down a quiet little path in the ,wood,
not knowing where it ends and not caring.
JUST IMAGINE WHAT WOULD HAPPEN
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1. Jim Campbell and Sandy Campbell ever tangled.
2. If Active ever entered the Track Meet.
3. Hal Strug wasn't debonair.
4. Gint didn't get those letters CNO mail today, dearj
5. Jim MacDonald dropped Math.
6. Eric and Bill skipped t-o play snooker.
7. Mr. Woodill gave us those Social Problems Tests.
S. Victor Gillis screamed.
9. Gertie and Helen stopped talking. a
10. Sally couldn't go to the HY."
11. Rosaline ,couldn't play basketball..
12. Eunice N. got along without Mildred.
13. Sheila Brown came to school for a full week.
14. Betty Lewis and Bud Chaisson got in the room before the first bell.
A 15. Art and Duck stopped .cracking jokes.
16. Eddie Beretta made 50 in Social Problems.
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THOUGHTS, PROVERBS AND SAYINGS
Mary Garland, XIIC
NVe're grateful indeed for pre-shrunk stuff,
For the pre-shrunk hem and collar,
But the way things are, this isn't enough
We 're in need of a pre-shrunk dollar.
:Happiness sneaks in through a door you didn 't know you left open.
' If someone were to pay you ten cents for every kind word you ever
spoke about people, and collect five cents for every unkind word-would you
hc rich or poor?
Happiness is a butterfly which, when pursued, is always just beyond
your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Mr. Woodill: "Who was the first. man to start the forty-hour week?"
Bud D.: "Robinson Crusoe--he always had his work done by Friday."
Emmitt: "She says she can marry anyone she pleases."
Askie: "Too bad she doesn't please anybody."
Mike M.: "Suppose you've 'heard the joke about the roof?
Vic Macl.: "No, can't say I have."
Mike M.: "That's just as well. It 's over your head."
A couple of old Sydney Academy pals met o11e day and were discussing
this and that and finally got to the job subject.. '4What type of work are you
doing now, Jim?"
"Why, the usual advertising run, nothing extra. What's new with
"Why, I hold the position as psychiatrist at a pottery factory."
"Psychiatrist at a pottery factory?" "Yeh, I take care of the cracked pots.'
Officer looking for recruits for the army comes up to a farmer who is
milking a cow.
Ilfficer: "Why aren't you at the front?,'
Farmer: "Am I at the wrong end?"
Teacher: Johnny, explain to the class what a hypocrite is.
- J ohnny: A hypocrite is a kid who comes to school with a smile on his
Mr. Gillis: "Name two pronouns."
Gordie MacD.: "Who? Me?"
Miff: I hear Cupid almost got you last week."
Tommy R.: 'CYes, I had an arrow escape."
Ch, XIIC is a wonderful class
The best in Sydney High
We 're Mr. MacDonald's pride and joy,
And we keep his spirit high.
I'm sure you would like to know us,
So I'll introduce a few,
There is Hugh MaeQuee'n and Alex MacSween,
We must 11ot part these two.
Mike Campbell is a real fine lad,
In class he is good as gold:
And even when he starts to sing,
VVe wish he would sing solo Csolowj
Oh Margie Smith is a real smart girl,
Heir work is always done,
And when she puts the books away,
Vile have a lot of fun.
In Allan Robertson we find a good friend,
He is knvown far and wide,
And even when it comes to driving a car
He is always ahead by far.
Lest we forget, there are two Rays
lVithout them it wouldn't be a good day,
And along with Theresa and Mary,
Our class can be quite contrary.
Of the MacDonald 's we 'have three,
Charlie, Carl and big Archie,
NVith Clara Burns and Jackie MacKeen,
They complete the Scotch of the Class of l2C.
There i.s Donnie Ward our President,
WlthOllt him we would all lament:
And without Ron Noble and Roddy MacCarron
Our classroom would be very barren.
Hear that awful racket '2
It is a terrible din,
But please don't be disturbed,
It is just Fred Dean coming in.
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SWISS SKI PATROLS
I In Switzerland the men and dogs of the Swiss Ski Patrol cover Alpine
Wastes to rescue avalanche and accident victims.
In Davos, Switzerland, there are two ways to spot an avalanche. One
way is to stand on the mountain slope when it occurs and watch the awesome
spectacle of thousands of tons of snow tearing away from the face of the Alps.
The other is to count the faces each night at the hotels and cafes of the famous
ski resort. Should any skiers turn up missing at the nightly roll call, chances
are they have been cut off, injured or buried alive by an avalanche.
Once a skier is missing for more than twelve hours the Ski Patrol goes
into action. Specially trained dogs and men go to the spot where the person
was lastnseen. Their equipment. consists of ropes, probes, lanterns, medical
supplies, food and blankets, all of which will be needed.
Records show that about eight hundred people are trapped in aval-
anches each year and about half of them are rescued by groups such as the
Davos Ski Patrol.
When word is received tha.t a person is missing, the men and dogs ap-
proach the spot where the skier was last see11. The men are expert skiers and
know how to handle themselves in any emergency. The dog roams through
the avalanche and when he locates the spot where the victim is buried, he
starts to dig.
With the proding rods the patrolmen prod the snow to determine how
far down the vi-ctim is buried. The victim is quickly uncovered and oxygen is
administered at once. The victim is then wrapped in blankets, placed on a
portable toboggan and removed to the resort.
While working on an avalanche these men are in great peril because
their movements are liable to start another one and they also would be buried
beneath tons of snow and rock.
Paul Rogers, XIB
With all the improvements in aviation today, the thrilling stunts, tak-
en by the early exhibitionists, have disappeared almost completely. Tfhe rea-
son for this is that the barriers which existed then have been overcome. A
flight for the experienced pilot today is dull and usually uneventful.
We have reached a "sticking point" in aviation. At present, the fast-
est speed attainable without crossing the sonic barrier has been achieved.
Flight by means of a rotating wing has become an accepted means of trans-
portation. But the most natural means of flying has hardly entered the pic-
ture at all. Every time you see a bird in flight you are observing one of the
most 'puzzling mysteries of controlled flight.
Mr. G. G. Campbell, B.A., Principal
Mr. J. J. O'Keefe, B.A., Vice-Principal
Mr. R. B. Woodill, B.A.
Mr. C. MaeEaehen, B.A.
Mr. J. Johnson, M.A.
Mr. W. Mould, M.A.
Mr. J. MacDonald, B.A., B.Con1., B.Pae1l
Miss A. Hamilton
Mr. J. Kerr, M.A.
Mr. R. Chafe, M.A.
Mr. J. Gillis, B.A.
Mr. V. Fraser, B.A., B.Ed.
Mr. E. Clarke, M.A.
Mr. D. W. MacDonald, B.A.
Miss A. Francis, B.A., B.E'd.
Mr. Frank Glasgow, B.A.
Mr. J. Chiasson, B.A.
Mr. D. M. MaeAda1n, B.A.
Miss C. Allison
James Hollolhlam ....... p ....
Waltler Leonard .........
William Matheson ........
Michael March ..............
James MIZIUDODIHAIU ........
N ormam FMla4cDo1nnald
John 1VDaiGDOug1aJ11 ........ ..
Malloolm Mfaiclnnis ..
Eric eMaoKay ..................
Hughenua. J .... ................... .
Raltricia Malchean ........
Elizabeth lVllaucLen1nan ..
Sidlney -Mlifflen ..............
Thomas Roach .....
Chris fRaptis ......
Dave Rlofgers ...... .........
Angus Smith ..... .........
Hlafrold Strug ......
Allan Sullrivam ................
Roy Turnlblull ...... .........
'Eileen Yofung ................
Sfhirley Young ..............
1Sla1m Newman ................
Clara Burns ..................
Michael Claxmspbell ........
Frances Crosman ........
lE.'1a1ine -Oluett ..........
Fred D'8'3JIl. ............ .
Miary Glarlland .......
'Dhloumals Glrey ................
Geraald I-llardy ................
'Eu clid ....
Cueball ....... .......
Horsess ...... ....... . .
All girls ! ............
His Fbank book
Siillence ...... .........
Kinsgfs Rd, ......... .
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Telling you how..
'His beard ............
4Hot Shot ..... ....... W women ................
Crew 'cuts .......
Social Prob. ....... .
Hal ........................ Rihetoric ................
Peter ......... ........
Blno1nd1e ..... .......
Jlames 11-llickey .... ............ C asanlofva .
Raalplh Mlovrrision ......
Rod lvllaoqarron ............
Cfarl .MacDonall-d ............
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James Mia1oDonJald .....
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Joyce M1aclLeod ..............
Teresa Mla1cNeil .......... i ....
Hugh 'MqalcQueen ......
Allex M1aJoSwe'en ............
Mary Lou Naugler ........
Dorothy lNi-clholson ......
Sumshine .............. Clhrnis
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.. ........ Boys ......
Hockey ...... .........
Women ...... ..... k ....
Rocks .... .........
BI111 ..... .........
Smoke in .class
Wlin a prize
Have .a crease in his pants
Own ua rowboat
Yell out lou-d
Rlifdge a stage coanch
Figiht 'em off
Helar llast bell ning
Own a bus
Make it stick
Own the world
Beat 4STt. Anne's
Take a screen test
Be a vcowlbovy
Makle an easy million
Be 'back in 'Grad-e X
Get it dlolne
Take the lock off Room 13
Be an artist
To mrarry one
Huave six A's
To drop it
Sing like Crosby
Get her R. JN.
Bae .a Ueaseher
To 'play hloickery
Sene more of PRJu-th
fG'et it to nurn
To hive thlere
'Get 1510 out of Ohev.
To pass profvinlcianls
To lmarvry her
'Do VVIEJSUI windows
Go balok to W-est 'Bay
To -get Uhin
Date all S. A. boys
Oolok his own breakfast
To diate Oltalire
Romold Noble ................
Raymond 'Peters .........
Alam Roberson ..............
Mlarjorie Smith ..............
Normla Splarling ............
Ghiarles Ardelili ............
Graham Baagnell ............
Edward Beretta ............
Sheila EBIrfown ................
Gordon 1Chi1a1s1svon ..
Carl -Coates .............
'Cyril lD1aV1is ......
Murrlafy lliflewer ......
Roohelle Glau-ni ..........,...
Victor Gillis ........
Wlfiitfield Grant ....
Ruth Hiowatsaon ............
Judith I-Irulford ..............
Marjorie Lane ....
Betty -Lewis ....................
Artihur Maolsaaac ....
Jean MaePfherson ..........
Fnank Niogy ............... , ....
Manila Presutti ..............
Peter Rlufssell ................
Theodlore Snow ............
Velma Tuba ....................
Charles Wilson ..............
'Norma ...... .... ....
Loi'l Ed .....
Ray ........... ........
'Clh ris .....
English ...... .......
Margie ..... .......
. Mr. J uolhn son
Lipstick ...... .......
Height ........ .......
H enrriettla ..............
Lloyd .......... .......
Coilie ............ .......
His v11ol1n ............
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Slleirts ....... .......
Sfclhlool 'Bins ..........
.........The old Eordl
Matlh :cleass ............
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'Dalking ...... .......
Red Sox ................
J oyrce M .... .......
Money ........ .......
The nnwrnps ..... .
Donnie J ............
Mlilltmon 7Berf1e ........
Lingan R. Bus
Date them all
To fbue an artist
Wreck tlhe -Chev.
Win a horse race
Go to NOTAHIIRI
'To get to Mina
To own Ponds
Tfo be a g1ilant
To date her
Be 'his better hialf
Tfo own a car
To ble manother Heifetz
Beat Willie Hoppe
To own la jet-pluane
To fhpalve a !Ha1we1m
Own Buns ICO.
To g1o steady with hirn
To talk all day
Get a new Ford truck
Sit on Mr. 'M ............ 's lap
To be silent for fa, day
Bsufngialow lat We-stmount
To relach Auoadtiia
Curl Mr. IGLiIlslis' lilair
To own the Diana
Be ia miser
To have a. :hot-rod
Masrrfy a doctor
To be Ia modlell
To own a beanie-ry
Be on television
Own back seats
comes to multiplying, each individual is a true hermophrodite, producing both
male a11d female sex cells. This is the most startling fact in this situation-
every individual is an egg producer. No one can imagine the destruction caus-
ed by these giant snails, or theirdestructive capacity, until he has seen them.
The African natives, since earliest times, have prized them as food and
used their shells as containers of one kind or another. In 1577, a British tra-
veler took some snails to India and let them loose near Calcutta. Their first
demonstration as an agricultural pest was near Ceylon in 1900. The Japanese
in Formosa imported them for food. Soon the authorities realized that the
snail was completely out of control. They declare-d war on it.
The Japanese carried this snail through the Pacific Islands as a source
of food, during the early part of the War. The snails are not finicky about
what they eat, although they are absolutely -dependent upon lime. The snails
usually feed at night or on a rainy day when they are least likely to meet their
enemies. During hard times, a dry spell or food shortage, they bury them-
selves deep in the ground. Thus it can be seen how they can be carried on
long journeys, without food or walter, and still survive.
One way they are entering our country is on the salvaged War mach-
ines brought from the infested areas of the Pacific. At some ports the United
States Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine have set up desnailing
stations, but, however, the Bureau has not the power to make it a general law
in all sorts.
All this, about the Achatina Fulica, has nothing directly to do with us,
because the snail cannot live Where the ground temperature gets low for long
periods at a time. However, what affects North America, as a Whole, does af
fect us and we should follow the "snail', and be ready to help to get rid of it
whenever We can.
Oh! What 's the use -of doing lessons
I said to myself one night,
So I packed away my 'history notes
And close-d my books up tight.
"It will only be wrong again,"
I said to make my conscience clear
It remained a little misty
So I think it's rather queer.
First I read a story then put a record on
Finally I ambled off to bed
All thought of lessons gone.
A snack of cheese and crackers,
Made a very tasty lunch
A glass of milk I should have had
I later had a hunch
For "boys, oh, boys" I sure did see
I should let cheese and crackers be.
I was snoozing off to dreamland
When a slight strange noise I heard,
And then I saw my Math book
Come a-sailing like a bird,
It wore a very mocking smile
And to me it told this: tale,
Tomorrow in that Math test
You'll fail! you 'll fail! you'll fail!
As if that wasn't quite enough
To make your blood run cold,
I must admit that even yet
My tale is not half told.
For tihe History and the Problems
Plus the French and Chemistry,
Sat huddled -on the pillow
While they sang this song to me.
"Tomorrow when you have those tests
You're going to fail. You'll see."
I could not stand those chantings,
And woke up with a fright
I did my lesso-ns, returned to bed
With a conscience clear as light.
I hope you will see- the moral
This poem carries out to you,
"Do every single lesson
Before you say, 'I'm through'."
'last will ano Eeetament
Boudie leaves curling? Don't be mad!
Sandy Campbell leaves his love for history to his brother, John.
John Hugh leaves to the regret of Messrs. MacEachern, Patterson and
Jim "Speedy" Campbell leaves in a King's Taxi.
Joe MacKinnon leaves his excess Weight to Eddie Bruno.
South Bar 's Young Sisters leave for school in any kind of Weather.
Charlie "Colgate" Ferguson leaves with a smile.
Gertie leaves her love affairs to Joyce Meikle.
Velma Peters leaves with,out,Peter.
Alex Hoban leaves his height to Ralph MacLean.
Betty Campbell leaves her giggles to Carol Farquhar.
Thelma Andrews leaves her 100 to anyone who can get it.
Tena Pyke leaves - once and for all.
Blanche Novak leaves Mr. Gillis to Vivian Mouland.
Joan MacLeod leaves her skates to Mr. Chafe.
Vera Polley leaves her seat to 'Lois O'Leary, hoping it will fit.
James Hickey leaves his school bag to Gordie MacDonald.
Haddon leaves his camera to Emmitt Qcan you picture that?J
Carl MacDonald leaves and takes Jane with him.
Theresa MacNeil leaves her incessant chattering to J oan' MacPherson.
Alex MacSween leaves his whistle to Jacques Cormier.
The XIIB's leave Mr. Johnson in a sane condition.
Art and Duck leave! Cllhey hope.D
Mary Presutti leaves lVIr. O'Keefe to the Grade X's. '
Ruth Howatson leaves her art for writing poetry to Flora MacKinnon.
Marjorie Lane leaves her gab to Thelma Moraff.
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