Tillsonburg District High School - Tatler Yearbook (Tillsonburg, Ontario Canada)
- Class of 1951
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Seeing Is Believing
fBy the Chairman of the Area Boardj
There is an old saying which tells us that
"To see is to believe," and the truth of that
adage has impressed me deeply this year as
we have watched the operation of our new
School. For many years it was but a dream
of the Board, the teachers and students, of
this area, but today we see the new school
as a reality, a proud accomplishment for the
Trustees, a greater sphere of influence for
the teachers, and an enlarged source of
knowledge for the students.
The public, as represented by the past two
generations, have expressed time and again,
as they visited our School, "My, I wish we
could have attended a school like this."
To the students, this school is a challenge
to each individual in determining the pat-
tern of his actions day by day, and the
design for a full, free and happy school life,
which can only be completed to the extent
that each student chooses to make his life
contribute and conform to the best interest
of the school as a whole.
In closing, may I convey the good wishes
of the Board to the Editorial Staff of the
H. A. Ostrander,
Chairman ol the Board.
TATLER BUSINESS STAFF
Standing: L. Libitz, Mr. Moore, P. Gibson.
Seated: J. Anderson, L. Bridge, P. Hillis, J. McDonald.
Absent: L. Law.
Assistant Editor .................
Alumni and Boys' Sports
Prose and Fiction .......
Girls' Sports ............
Business Manager .......
Adviser to Business Staff
Adviser to Editors ..,..........
Peter Gibson, XIIA
Jacqueline McDonald, XI IC
Edith Moon, XIIC
Joyce I-Iibbert, XIIC
Kathleen Sandor, XIIB
Mary Claire MacEwan, XIIC
Margaret French, XIIC
Gerald NVebster, XIIB
Leonard Libitz, XIIB
Lois Law, XIIC
Jean Anderson, Lorene Bridge,
Patricia Hillis, Jacqueline Mcl-Jonald, XIIC
TATLER EDITORIAL STAFF
Standing: E. Moon, M. French, J. Hibbert, L. Libitz, Miss Grieve, G. Webster, Mr. Moore.
Seated: K. Sandor, J. McDonald, G. Haycock, L. Law, M. MacEwan, P. Gibson, J. Scrim-
geour, R. Jones, R. Mason.
Back Row: J. E. Tulloch, W. Reid, S. K. Dicks, J. R. Murray, D. R. Campbell, R. Harden, W. Parkhill.
Centre: A. B. Taylor, W. Moore, R. J. Sinclair, W. P. Kirkwood, S. Wightman, R. D. Alexander, A. J. Beattie.
Front: A. Volker, P. Dunbar, G. Grieve, M. Rock, G. B. Ostrander, R. Field, M. E. Mclntosli.
Mr. XV. P. Kirkwood, Principal ..........,....................... ....... l 3.A., Queen's
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Mr. W. Moore ...........
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Miss M. Rock .........
Mr. R. VI. Sinclair ..... .
Mr. A. B. Taylor .......
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Hamilton Normal School
Foreword From The Principal
This edition of the Tatler, like its prede-
cessor of last year, may prove, in the years
that lie ahead, to be one of the most
important year books ever published by the
students of the Tillsonburg District High
School. Both editions are important his-
torically, because, just as the 1949-1950
edition contained a complete survey of the
academic and extra-curricular programmes
of the last classes to occupy the old school,
so does this one give a permanent record of
the activities and accomplishments of the
students in their first year in the new
school. On its pages, in pictorial form, are
preserved the Board of Education re-
sponsible for the planning and construction
of this fine building, the first teaching staff,
most of the student body, its organizations,
and its special events of the year. All of
these records will, no doubt, be of great in-
terest to future generations of students.
The new accommodation has not only
allowed the curriculum to be expanded by
the addition of new courses but it has also
increased the extra-curricular programme.
The splendid T.D.H.S. Musical Revue held
in March was an example of the beginning
of a greatly expanded musical programme.
Other departments, too numerous to men-
tion here, are doing equally well.
Although we enjoy our new building, we
often look back with fond memories on the
old T.D.H.S., which will soon be no more.
XVe have cherished memories of its crowd-
ed class-rooms and halls, and of the stairs
worn nearly through by the footsteps of
former T.D.H.S. students. VVe proudly re-
member, too, the 352,000 scholarship record
of the final class to graduate from that ven-
The Taller of 1950-51, looking ahead to
even finer accomplishments, carries with it
the record of our first year in the Tillson
Avenue school. To the parents and friends
who have shown so much interest in our
numerous activities, to the Board of Educa-
tion, and to all who have contributed in any
way to the magnificent school of which we
are so proud, we extend sincere thanks.
Congratulations to the Tatler staff and
its advisors on this splendid edition!
XV. P. Kirkwood, BA.
As the world enters the second half of
the century, Tillsonburg District High
School might be said to be entering the sec-
ond half of its long and illustrious career.
The old high school building on Concession
Street lasted for over fifty years as the
centre for secondary school education in
Tillsonburg, and it is safe to presume that
our ultra-modern edifice on Tillson Avenue
will continue to embrace within its walls
the essences of higher learning for the next
fifty years, if not longer.
Therefore, the students who are enjoying
the bountiful benefits of our new school
should appreciate the fact that it is up to
them to set the standard for the next half-
century as the students of Tillsonburg High
School set the standard in 1894 when our
school consisted of two rooms adjoined to
the Public School, not twenty rooms as it
does today. These students began the repu-
tation of high academic and extra-curricu-
lar achievement which has steadily increas-
ed throughoutthe years and 'which has
made our institution one to be deeply proud
of. If these students could make such a
success of their school in a building in
which, it must be admitted, they had so
little to work with, how much greater a
success the students of the next fifty years
should be able to achieve with all the vast
improvements now at their disposal, both
academically and physically speaking?
This is the year in which the reputation
of our new school will be established. VVe
have a much larger building, a much larger
enrolment and a much larger staff, and it
will, therefore, be a much larger task to
mould the school into a united, harmonious
whole. lt is up to ourselves to keep our
school spirit alive and not let our school
become merely a place where the hours
from nine to twelve, and from one to four
o'clock are endured and not enjoyed.
Getting out our school magazine, planning
assemblies and dances, attending basketball
games and football games, participating in
the annual Field Day and Cadet Inspection
should not be looked upon as a drudgery
that simply must be tolerated, along with
learning formulas, declensions, and typing,
but should be entered upon with enthusiasm
and a genuine urge to better your school
and, in so doing, better yourselves!
So here is to 1951-the beginning of a
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new era for our school, and we sincerely
hope that it shall in no way reflect on the
past honours and glory of T.D.H.S.
Jean Scrimgeour, Spec. Comm.
The School's Official Opening
The school was as bright and shiny as a
new penny on the evening of October 13th,
1950, when about one thousand people
viewed its ultra-modern "accoutrements".
In the spacious gymnatorium the school was
officially opened in a solemn ceremony.
The programme opened with a short ad-
dress by J. D. Vallee, chairman of the
School Board. This was followed by "God
Save the King", and introductions of the
many guests. During the evening, speeches
were delivered by Burwell R. Coon, archi-
tect, D. H. McLaren, Foundation Company,
G. LI. Duffin, executive secretary of the
Department of Education, A. G. Hooper,
Superintendent of Secondary Education, S.
VVightman, Thomas R. Dent, and Principal
VV. P. Kirkwood. It was regretted that G.
E. johnson, Inspector of High Schools, was
unable to be present.
The school key was presented, and a flag.
donated by the I.O.D.E. The programme
was supplemented by several selections by
the school orchestra and the Glee Club.
As the programme proved more lengthy
than was expected, our guests did not start
on their tour of inspection until ten o'clock.
Each member of the staff was present in his
or her home form to show the spectators
the highlights of that particular room.
As we wandered through the school, we
were all greatly surprised and delighted to
come upon Mr. Hay, our erstwhile history
teacher, in one of the classrooms.
The tours of inspection were conducted
by a number of the senior students, who
pointed out the cafeteria, home economics
rooms, chemistry and physics laboratories,
special commercial classroom, library, pro-
jection room, nurse's room, and first aid
station, boardroom, and even the "sub-
terranean rifle range"l
Laurel Agur, XIIA.
A-.. l F
THE MAIN FOYER
THE SCIENCE LABORATORY
THE BOARD ROOM
A- TYPICAL CLASSROOM
J 'I . iw A vu.,
CCommencement, December l, 19503
Mr. Kirkwood, ladies and gentlemen:
I have, tonight, the pleasant task of
speaking on behalf of the class of '50. As a
result of our five years in attendance at
this school, there developed a close bond
between students and school, that cannot be
severed by goodbyes. Coping with Latin,
physics, and algebra, leaves us with many
fond memories. At times, some of us be-
came impatient, bored, and weary with the
task of learning. Now, as we look back on
those days and I think that I speak for us
all, we acknowledge that it was a worth-
while process, and the five years are full of
many happy memories.
Surely, when we think of that bond that
grew between us, our minds turn to that
very important connecting link which serv-
ed to weld that relationship. I am, of
course, referring to our teachers. Their
personal interest and friendship, as they
guided us through the world of learning,
shall always be remembered. Often,
throughout the five years, you, our teach-
ers, must have been discouraged by our
blunders and apparent indifference to ab-
sorb knowledge. However, when we emerg-
ed from our examination rooms last spring,
you were there, and it gave us a great feel-
ing to hear the expression of your faith in,
"NVell, did you get a first in that one?,'
VVe owe a debt of gratitude also to our
school board. Many of us probably have
overlooked the fact that there is a group of
men who are giving their time, ability, and
untiring effort to better the conditions sur-
rounding our high school career. For many
years, we wanted a new high school. These
men did something about it, and this beauti-
ful and modern building is proof of their
ability, and a monument to their achieve-
There are two more people to whom we
owe a great deal. Each of us is aware of
the tremendous sacrifice on the part of our
parents. Mom, and Dad, we know that we
can never repay it. Right through our
school career, you have guided our foot-
steps, borne our burdens, helped make de-
cisions, shared our joys, and disappoint-
ments-because you are our parents. Many
of you gave us opportunities that you never
had. You didn't say, "At your age I was
earning my living," but rather, "Continue
your education, and perhaps your life won't
be as difficult as ours wasf'
For all your sacrifice all that you have in
return, so far, is the sharing of our pride
and satisfaction that comes with achieve-
XVith the receiving of our high school
graduation certificates, we reach a mile-
stone in our lives, marking our academic
success. This certificate is important to us
all. XVith it as a staunch foundation some
of us are already going out into the world
-the rest of us are still coping with books
This diploma also means the end of our
high school days-days in which we set the
standard for our lives, academically, social-
ly, and morally. Our whole lives centred
around our school, and our friends. VVe have
left the school, and the friends, and probably
we shall never be together as a group again.
The pursuit of different fields of study and
work have scattered us over a broad area.
From personal experience, I can say that
there is a warmth and a special joy in meet-
ing our old friends away from home. VVe
will make new friends but the old will never
My good-byes have a special significance
tonight. Not only do-we, the class of '50,
take leave of our old Alma Mater, but all
students take leave of its old halls forever.
fOurs will be the last graduating class from
the old T.D.H.S. on Concession street.j
Therefore, we experience mingled feelings
of joy and sorrow. Certainly this new
school has all the advantages and we shall
watch its progress with interest. At times,
we may think that we were born five years
too soon, but I would not change one part
of my high school story.
I would like to say to the present students
of T.D.H.S. that this phase of your life will
mean a great deal to you in the future.
Everything you do, including both extra-
curricular affairs, and academic work, will
have a great bearing on your future.
You will be responsible not only for the
success and the fame of the new high
school, but also for upholding the standards
and traditions which have made the old
school so outstanding in the past.
I know that you are capable of the task,
so, good-bye, and good luck.
A school consists of many elements. Of
these elements, the most obvious, perhaps,
are the building, the classes, and the func-
tions, however, in any organization, the
core of importance lies with its members,
and in schools, not the least important of
the members are the graduates.
Ex-students are just as much a part of
T.D.H.S. as are all the actual students from
grade nine to grade thirteen, for it is on
their shoulders that tradition rests. For
this reason, we take pleasure in setting
down here the paths on which our gradu-
ates of recent years have embarked. Many
of these young people are still going
through the process of formal education,
others have already entered upon the event-
ful course of life as self-dependent indi-
viduals, and we believe and hope, valuable
citizens. Change is the logical order of
things in this life, and we are proud to look
on the rise to responsibility of our gradu-
ates, and to realize that we, the present
students, belong to the same large family
as they, bound together by the ties, both
real and sentimental, of our Alma Mater.
Nearly half of last year's grade thirteen
found its way to London, with seven at-
tending the University of VVestern Ontario,
and eight at Normal School. Those who are
undergoing their freshman year at VVestern
include Shirley Holland, Amelia Gerhardt,
and Bill Eichenberg in Science, and Ken
Webster and Nick More in Business Ad-
ministration. Georgette Demaiter is study-
ing Home Economics at Brescia Hall, while
Jennie Denys is pursuing Household
Science, VVestern-style, with a view to be-
coming a dietition.
Comprising the Tillsonburg "bloc', at
London Normal School are John Eppel,
Sally McQueen, Vivian Thompson, Charles
Ketchabaw, Don Currie, Anne Pauls,
George Teall and Margaret Mekker.
The noble profession of nursing has at-
tracted, of last year's graduating class,
Barbara Mason to St. Joseph's Hospital,
London, and Ruth Monk and Ruby Makins
to Brantford General Hospital.
The Ontario Agricultural College at
Guelph succeeded in attracting Dick Roke-
by to study horticulture there.
Xllallace Fletcher has made his habitat
the Ryerson Institute of Technology in
Don Sykes is taking a year off from edu-
cation, and is working at home.
Ron Prickett has secured a position with
the local branch of the Royal Bank of
Anita Hall is working in her 'father's
store at Cultus.
Betty XVillia'ms is in Kemptville, where
she is taking a commercial course.
joseph Longstaff is working in London.
Marilyn Stilwell is at home.
Six of last year's upper school students
returned to T.D.H.S. for the 1950-51 term.
Russ Mannell, Dick Gibson, Iack Culp and
Don Lee are continuing grade thirteen.
Jean Scrimgeour ffortunately for the
Tatlerj is back taking Special Commercial.
Harvey Smith is taking a combination of
fifth and commercial this year.
The Commercial class of '50 has, for the
most part, remained around home. How-
ever, Betty Smith is working in the office
of the Oxford County Health Unit at VVood-
stock. Mary Sloboda has a position in To-
ronto with an advertising firm. Sandra
Corbett has returned to Las Vegas, Nevada,
where she is attending school and taking a
general course. Douglas "Buzz" Palmer
is working with the A. Q P. in Chatham.
Those of last year's commercial gradu-
ates who are employed locally include
Helen Pettifer at Jackson's Bakery, Muriel
Deller at Stauffer Motors, and Bob Ravin
at Eichenberg Motors.
jean Crosby is working for the law firm
of Groom and VVeir.
Dick Peacock is employed at Livingston
lVo0d Products, Limited.
Marilyn Wellmaii is currently planted
Qpun?j in the office of Livingston's.
Mary Demaiter is at home.
Lorna Tupper and Lloyd Rodgers are
continuing special commercial at T.D.H.S,
Richard Rokeby: Topping this year's list
of scholarship winners was Richard Rokeby
who won the following scholarships: Do-
minion - Provincial Bursary valued at
S-l00.00, County of Norfolk, Agricultural
Scholarship worth 310000, and the Second
Carter Scholarship worth 336000. Richard
is continuing his studies this year at O.A.C.
Georgette Demaiter: A strong and steady
guard on last year's senior basketball team,
Georgette was awarded the Brescia Hall
scholarship valued at 55150.00 and the Third
Carter Scholarship worth S-10.00. Georgette
is studying at Wiestern this year.
Amelia Gerhardt: A starry forward of
last year's Gophers and noted for her hook
shots, Amelia won a Dominion-Provincial
Bursary worth 5400. Amelia, while study-
ing at NVestern, is a member of XVestern's
ladies' basketball team.
Shirley Holland: Another student study-
ing at NVestern is Shirley, who won a Uni-
versity of XN'estern Ontario Scholarship
worth 3250.00 last year..
Donald Sykes: A Dominion-Provincial
Bursary worth 3400.00 was awarded to Don,
who is spending this year at home before
continuing with his studies.
Douglas Eckel: A member of the Senior
Black lllarauders, Doug. was awarded a
Dominion-Provincial Bursary worth 3100.00
Ruby Makins and Wallace Fletcher: The
Courageous Chapter l.O.D.li. Scholarships
valued at 3100.00 each were won by Ruby
and XfVallace. Ruby is in training at Brant-
ford General Hospitalg while VVallace is
studying industrial chemistry at the Ryer-
son lnstitute of Technology.
,lacquie Mclionald, Spec. Comm.
Deepesi Appreciation Goes To
Teachers who judged the various con-
Cover design-Miss Field.
Poetry-Miss McIntosh, and Miss Ostran-
Prose and Fiction-Mr. Harden, and Mr.
Cartoons-Miss Grieve, and Mr. Campbell.
All the many contributors to our maga-
zine, with special thanks to Mr. Campbell's
class who held theirown personal contest
to encourage Tatler contributions.
All of our advertisers, without whose in-
terested patronage and support the produc-
ing of this book would not be possible.
The School Board, whose continued in-
terest and gratefully received financial aid
has done much to bring about the Tatler's
"LAST YEAR'S GRADE THIRTEENH
CFirst Prize School Life Poemj
They always had their homework done:
They weren't at all like usg
They did the longest exercise
XVithout a bit of fuss.
They always wanted extra work
So they'd be sure to pass,
Their pride-filled pedagogues agree
They were a perfect class.
And when we've heard this eulogy
A hundred times or more,
XN'e wish the teacher giving it
X-Vould drop right through the Hoor!
Now they're gone, but not forgot.
Although we hardly knew 'em,
VVe'd like to take each studious one . .
And put a bullet through 'iml
So when September brings again
New faces to the scene,
Let's hope they wonit look back on us
As "Lint Year's Grade Thirteen."
Gary E. Miller, XIII.
On Friday, December lst, the green flow-
ered curtain rolled back on the first
commencement to be held in the new Till-
sonburg District High School auditorium.
Sixteen honour graduation diplomas, 36
graduation diplomas, including seven in
commercial, and 73 intermediate diplomas
After the singing of "O Canada," the
student body sang the school song. The
Senior Glee Club under the direction of Mr.
Harden and accompanied by Joyce Hustler
at the piano, sang "VVhen Bagpipes Play"
and "On Ilka Moor." Grant C. Brown,
member of the High School Board, present-
ed the intermediate certificates. A cornet
solo, "Honeysuckle Polka," was played by
Bill Popham, accompanied by Joyce Hustler
at the piano.
Mrs. J. A. Gillet, regent of the James H.
VVilson Chapter, I.O.D.E., presented chap-
ter awards in history to Arnold Stover for
British history and to Mary Elizabeth Mc-
Leod for Canadian history. Proficiency
shields and athletic prizes were presented
by Rev. Fr. J. H. O'Neil.
Mrs. VV. B. Hogarth presented the boys'
and girls' scholarships, donated by H.M.S.
Courageous Chapter, I.O.D.E. The girls'
winner was Ruby Makins, while winner of
the boys' scholarship was Wallace Fletcher.
The High School orchestra under the
direction of Mr. Harden played "Pomp and
Circumstancen followed by the singing of
"Bonnie Charlie" by the Junior Glee Club.
J. D. Vallee, chairman of the Tillsonburg
District High School Board, presented the
graduation diplomas and honor graduation
diplomas. A special prize in French, donat-
ed by Mrs. XV. L. Lindsay, was won by
Richard Jones, while a special prize in
Commercial, donated by the News Printing
Co., was awarded to Mary Demaiter.
The final number on the program was
the valedictory address by Miss Amelia
Gerhardt whose speech may be found else-
where in this book.
Secondary School Honour Graduation
Diplomas-Donald Currie, Georgette De-
maiter, Jennie Denys, VVilliam Eichenberg,
Amelia Gerhardt, Shirley Holland, Charles
Ketchabaw, Joseph Longstaff, Ruby Ma-
kins, Nick More, Anne Pauls, Ronald
Prickett, Richard Rokeby, Jean Scrim-
geour, Vivian Thompson, Betty Jean lVil-
Secondary School Graduation Diplomas-
Charles Baldwin, VValter Berko, Ena Brad-
field, J. F. Chambers, Jack Culp, Ann Dean,
Douglas Eckel, Margaret Rose French,
Richard Gibson, Elizabeth Grey, Anita Hall,
Ruth Hawkins, Robert Heckadon, Marga-
ret Howey, Richard Jones, Ramona Kisielis,
Donald Lee, Margaret Mekker, Gary Mill-
er, Richard Peacock, Elizabeth Simmons,
Marion Swance, Jack Tanner, Agnes
Thurston, Rosemary Toth, Marjorie Toze,
Victoria Vance, Nancy Vtfarren, Dorothy
Secondary School Graduation Diplomas,
Commercial Special-Muriel Deller, Mary
Demaiter, Helen Pettifer, Robert Ravin,
Mary Sloboda, Elizabeth Smith, Marilyn
Intermediate Certificates-Bruce Austin,
Eileen Biener, Gretta Bowes, Roy Bratty,
George Buckrell, Margaret Buti, Andrew
Choma, Lorraine Chute, Winifred Collings,
Eunice Cowell, Maurice DeKindt, Freda
Demaiter, Gerarde Demaiter, Cyril De-
meyer, Anthony DeVos, Sharon Doyle,
Shirley Eichenberg, June Faulkner, Gordon
Fentie, Donna Franklin, Robert Galloway,
Jenny Ghesquiere, Dixie Grant, Richard
Gregson, Edwina Heckford, Joyce Hicks,
Martha Hillner, Lillian Hogarth, Arabelle
Howes, Wallis Hoyle, Paul Jackson, Shirley
Jackson, Shirley Jenson, Marion Jones,
Shirley Jones, Frank Knautz, Josephine
Knautz, Barbara Lambert, James Leach,
Oscar Legein, Shirley Loucks, Robert Mac-
Lennan, Dorothy McKenney, Mary Eliza-
beth McLeod, Bernice Maeckelberg, Flor-
ence Makins, Robert Mason, Lillian Medai,
James Misner, Bonnie Moore, Barbara
Morrison, Henry Mueller, Grant Neale,
VVilliam Newman, Daisy Popham, Lucy
Rokeby, Elizabeth Sergeant, James Sinden,
Emilie Slama, Anne Sloboda, Phyllis Smith,
Shirley Smith, Andrew Spriet, Roy Stewart,
Doris Thurston, Freda Tomlinson, Alan
Turner, Elizabeth Vanderhoek, Marcel Ver-
scheure, Anise Vuylsteke, William Watts,
Thomas VVells, Roger VVillaert.
Proficiency Shields-Grade XII-Richard
Rokeby, Grade XII-Richard Jones, Grade
Xl-Kathleen Sandor: Grade X-Mary
Elizabeth lVIcLeodg Grade IX-Arnold
Stoverg Grade IX CSouth Norwich onlyj-
Proficiency In Special Subjects-English
- Jean Scrimgeourg French - Richard
Rokeby, Mathematics-Shirley Hollandg
Continued on Page 41
Grade XIII Graduates, 1951
MARGAR ET DOUGLAS LUCILLE CHARLES RICHARD AGNES
HOXVEY ECKEL MONK BALDWIN JONES THURSTON
Interests Interests Interests Interests Interests Interests
Music Basketball Glee Club Basketball Public Typing
Basketball Track and Plans Rugby Speaking Plans
Plans Field, Tennis Normal Hockey Dramatics Nursing
University Cadets School Baseball Music
Typing Wireless Plans Teacher
Plans O.A.C, of II.S. French
HERBERT RUSSELL VICKIE RICHARD J. F. RAMONA
AUGUSTINE MANNELI., VANCE GIBSON CHAMBERS KISIELIS
Interests Interests Interests Interests Interests Interests
Sports Band Students' Glee Club Typing Typing
Cadets VVireless Council Rugby N.C.O. Class Plans
N.C.O. Class Glee Club Cheerleading Badminton Maths. Returning
Shooting Basketball Plans Wireless Plans to School
Students' Plans University Students' University
Council A job Council
Plans O.A.C. Plans
or R.C.A.l7. Engineering
ANN DEAN EILEEN MAXINE DONALD MARION ENA
Interests BROWN SANDERSON LEE SWANCE BRADFIELD
Glee Club Interests Interests Interests Interests Interests
Skating Glee Club Glee Club Glee Club Glee Club Glee Club
Plans Plans Reading Signalling Plans Typing
Undecided Normal Plans Plans Unstatcd Plans
School Normal Undecided Nursing
26 THE TATLER
VICTOR ELIZABETH JACK CULP
RACZ SIMMONS Interests
Interests Interests Wfireless
VVireless Glee Club Band
Rifle ' Y. P. S. Shooting
Markslnan- Plans Students'
ship Unstated Council
Aeronautical i Undecided
MILLER TJXNN ER
BETTY GEORGETTE JOYCE VVALTER
GREY GILBERT HUSTLER BERKO
Interests Interests Interests Interests
Glee Club Typing Glee Club Basketball
Bagkgthall Plans Orchestra Plans
Swimming Nursing Plans University
Nursing Glee Club
Commercial Graduates, 1951
LORENE JOAN DONALD DOROTHY ROSEMARY
BRIDGE XVELLMAN PEACOCK WEEKS TOTH
Interests Interests Interests Interests Interests
Dramaties Basketball Basketball Puppet Club Glee Club
Swimming Draniaties N.C.O. and B. Y. P. U. Library
Plans Plans Officer Choir Basketball
Stenographer Stenographer Course Plans Plans
Typist Plans Seeretary Stenographer
EDITH JEAN PATRICIA NANCY MARION LORNA
MOON SCRIM- HILLIS XVARREN NETHER- TUPPER
Interests GEOUR Interests Interests COTT Interests
Dramatics Interests Basketball Basketball Interests Art
Glee Club "Tatler" Dancing Volleyball Camera Club Orchestra
Badminton Art Club Tennis Plans Plans Basketball
Basketball Glee Club Badminton Secretarial Missionary- Plans
Art Club Dancing Swimming VVork Nurse Secretarial
Dancing Plans Plans VVork
Plans Typist Journalism Stenographer
Art School Office NVork .
JACQUELINE JEAN SMITH ELLA JOYCE LLOYD EVELYN
MCDONALD Interests GYULVESZI HIBBERT ROGERS MATTHENVS
Interests Basketball Interests Interests Interests Plans
Ilockey Volleyball Basketball Students' Golf Bookkeeper
Dancing Badminton Dancing Council Swimming
Skating Hockey Swimming "Tatler" Plans
Plans Plans Reading Badminton Automobile
Bookkeeper Office VVork Plans Basketball Business '
Office Work Plans
LA MB ERT
MARGARET RUTH LOIS LAVV PATRICIA
FRENCH HAWKINS Interests BOUGHNER
Interests Interests Glee Club Interests
Art Club Puppet Club "Tatler" Basketball
"Tatler" Plans Cheerleading Dancing
Basketball Bookkeeper Plans Volleyball
Plans Bookkeeper Plans
Office VVork Office Work
STUDENTS' COUNCIL EXECUTIVE
Gary Miller CPres.D, S. Mayorcsak fTreas.J,
Dorothy Weeks fsecj,
Vickie Vance CVice-Pres.J.
The first assembly in our new high school
was held on November 15th. Former T.D.
H.S.fstudents could not seem to get accus-
tomed to the fact that we had so much
space and we could actually go on breathing
during the assembly. To avoid any serious
case of sudden shock only half the gym was
used until we got used to the idea.
The assembly took the form of campaign
speeches with the two parties "NVits" and
"Ameliorators" taking the spotlight. Most
honourable Gary Miller was the first speak-
er. He expressed his views on the subject
of president and outlined his plans. He clos-
ed by saying kind words for his opposition,
Herb. Augustine, "He's a swell guyf'
Herb, "XVits" candidate for President,
was the next speaker, and he also outlined
his plans which he would try very hard, he
said, to put into effect. His proposal of a
graduation banquet brought forth the most
"ohs" and "ahs." The rest of the "Ameli-
orators," Joyce Hibbert QSec'ty.j, Pete Gib-
son QTreas.j and Elizabeth Simmons fVice-
Pres.j, made their speeches garbed in white
to represent Roman virtues of purity, hon-
esty and truthfulness, as their party's name
"Ameliorator" is of Latin origin Cfor the
sake of those who never had the honour of
studying the subjectj.
The "XVits" party, which was composed
GLORIA HAYCOCK and
of Vickie Vance fVice-Pres.j, Dorothy
VVeeks QSec.j, and Steve Mayorscak
fTreas.j, then delivered their speeches.
Steve stole the, show by appearing as a
wise politician complete with cigar.
Our first assembly was a very enjoyable
one and not many will forget it for a while.
Lorene Bridge, Spec. Comm.
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The school's Student Council this year re-
placed the Literary Society of former
years. Elected to the executive were Gary
Miller, President, Vickie Vance, Vice-
Presidentg Dorothy XVeeks, Secretary: and
Steve Mayorcsak, Treasurer. Forms chose
the following representatives: Herb. Au-
gustine, XIII Mike Hozer, XII-A3 Maybelle
Thompson, XII-B5 Joyce, Hibbert, XII-C5
Shirley Eichenberg, XI-Ag Richard Greg-
son, XI-B3 Ken Ross, XI-C5 Donelda Sin-
den, X-Ag Charles Thomas, X-B3 Bill Os-
borne, X-Cg Georgette Maeckelberg, X-D,
Helen Katona, IX-Ag Allan Jackson, IX-B,
Frances Grey, IX-C3 George Stiers, IX-D3
Arthur Fletcher, IX-Eg and Irene Sinden,
School organizations were represented
by VVray Wfatts, Boys' Athletic Societyg
Nan lN'arren, Girls, Athletic Societyg Jack
Culp, Orchestra: Mary Elizabeth McLeod,
Glee Club: Ruth Hawkins, Puppet Club:
Leonard Libitz, Camera Clubg Richard
Jones, Literary Societyg Dick Gibson, Bad-
minton Clubg Lois Law, Cheerleaders: and
Mr. Dicks, Mr. Campbell, Mr. Reid, and
Miss Grieve, staff advisors.
Besides the "At Home," reported else-
where in this book, the Council sponsored
the first school paper in our history, the
"Terrazzo Echof' under the editorship of
Maybelle Thompson falthough only one
edition appearedjg was responsible for the
refreshments in the cafeteria during the
Athletic Nightsg and provided the music in
the halls at Christmas time. Form repre-
sentatives deserve credit for the assemblies
which were put on by the Student Council,
and also for preparing the initial draft of
the Council's "Constitution"
Gary Miller, XIII.
The Dramatic Club
NfVith the ultra-modern Tillsonburg Dis-
trict High School came many changes in
student clubs and organizations with many
new clubs being formed. Of these, the
Dramatic Club is one.
It was formed by an enthusiastic group of
students who felt the need for literary
achievement, in addition to the usual class-
The club is under the capable direction of
Miss Mclntosh, whose special regard for
details enhances the success of all produc-
tions: Miss Ostrander, whose clever wit
adds humour to otherwise tedious rehears-
als: and Mr. Dicks, whose modern ideas are
The members of the club meet every
Tuesday and Thursday in the activity
period. At these meetings, plays are read,
discussed and rehearsed.
Mr. Hutt, who has directed the profes-
sional groups of the Canadian theatre for
two years, spoke to the group, encouraging
them to greater endeavour.
The members of the club are:
M. C. MacEwan fPresidentJ.
L. Bridge QSecretaryj.
J. Alexander fTreasurerj.
J. Bell, C. Carson, VV. Collings, Diver,
J. Fish, J. Ghesquiere, R. Gregson, G. Hay-
cock, V. Harvey, E. Heckford, VV. Heck-
ford, XV. Hoyle, S. Jones, E. Moon, W.
Moon, J. Maldekis, D. McKenny, A. Nahr,
D. Richards, L. Rokeby, B. Sandor, K.
Sandor, E. Sergeant, E. Slama, M. Stroud,
V. Vance, Z. Varga, B. Lambert, R. Jones,
Mary Claire Macliwan,
Grade 11 Form Party
On February 13, 1951, a carefully planned
party took place. It was started by skat-
ing at tl1e arena and from there we went to
the High School for dancing and a bite to
eat. Mr. Sinclair taught us some new
dances that really caught on fast. Mr.
Harden played the piano for square-dancing
while Miss Rock called off. There was just
one thing wrong-there was an acute
shortage of males!
A good time was had by all.
Marian Jones, X1-A.
PUBLIC SPEAKING WINNERS
J. Ghesquire, R. Gregson, M. Moore,
Absent: Z. Varga.
The Public Speaking Club
The Public Speaking Club of the T.D.H.S.
is composed of many members whose objec-
tives are to improve their speaking ability.
With Mary Claire MacEwan as president,
Lorraine Bridge as secretary, and Miss
Ostrander, Miss Mclntosh, and Mr. Dicks
as advisors, the activities are very inter-
Last fall a debate was given, the resolu-
tion being "Resolved that town life is
preferable to country life". Jack Bell was
the negative side's leader, and Corinne Car-
son was the leader of the affirmative side.
The negative side won. Impromptu
speeches were given, and the club was in-
structed on the correct way to give a speech.
After Christmas another debate was held,
the resolution being "Final exams should be
abolished". Ann Dean was the leader of
the affirmative side and Richard Jones was
the leader of the negative side. The af-
firmative side won.
In the public speaking Finals held in the
auditorium on April 23rd, 1951, the winners
were: Senior girls, Jenny Ghesquireg senior
boys, Richard Gregsong junior girls, Mari-
anne Mooreg junior boys, John Augustine
and Zoli Varga Ctiedj. The judges were
Miss Ostrander, Mrs. Dunbar, and Mr.
Janice Diver, XB.
The Puppet Club
The puppeteers have been busy this term
preparing for their annual spring show on
May 4. They are presenting a new play
this year, "Aladdin and the Vlfonderful
Lamp." Also, there will be individual num-
bers, such as a clown, a roller-skating bear,
a ballerina, and the return of Paderweski,
Much time and effort is required to make
and dress our puppets, write our own
scripts, and stage the play. CMany thanks
are extended to the Art Club for painting
In the Christmas assembly, the students
and staff were wished a Merry Christmas
by a fat little puppet, Santa Claus, made and
operated by Ruth Hawkins, and given vocal
cords by Steve Mayorcsak.
The present personnel of the Puppet Club
is Ruth Hawkins, President, Elizabeth Gib-
son, Vice-President, Betty Burn, Secretary-
Treasurer, Evelyn Tondreau, Dorothy
VVeeks, Mary Mason, Gloria Haycock,
Peggy Atkinson, Marilyn Chilton, Donald
Pratt, and Peter Gibson. Miss Grieve is
our most capable and patient director.
Ruth Hawkins, XHC.
The major part of this year's activities
was spent experimenting with all the new
art equipment. The members, before
Christmas, worked their little fingers to
the bone with linoleum blocks and felt, en-
deavouring to fashion original Christmas
cards. After the holidays, our guiding
hand, Miss Field, suggested that a calendar
be constructed, each working his month's
design in the forementioned blocks, the
object being to raise funds by selling same.
However "tempus fugit" and the school
year was rapidly dissolving. The project
was not complete, so it was put on the shelf
for next year. Scenery for the Music Revue
and Puppet Club were painted and we also
boast some posters to our credit.
Emily Slama, Jean Trickett QSecretaryj,
John Generoux, Marianne Moore, Elaine
Edworthy, Shirley Moody, Mary Trickett,
Donna Humphrey, Erlene Carson, Jean
Scrimgeour, Margaret French fDirectorj
are the members.
T.D.H.S. Camera Club
The aim of this club is to aid and benefit,
by mutual co-operation of those in the Till-
sonburg District High School.
Mr. Tulloch, head of the Camera Club,
called the first meeting. The members
were elected as follows: Chairman, Leonard
Libitz, President, Ken Ross, Vice-Presi-
dent, Kerene Kellyg Secretary, Donna
After the resignation of Ken Ross, mem-
bers elected George Buckrell to take over
the president's duties. The Board of Direc-
tors consists of Helen Katona, Rose Marie
Vandergunst, Dorothy Gasgeon, Mildred
Sandham, and June Hetherington.
Upon completion of the dark room by
George Buckrell, the Board carried out the
Q15 Tuesday-regular meeting
Q25 bVednesday, Thursday, and Friday
t A Cal Dark room
p p fbj Discussion of Camera
fcj Taking pictures
On Tuesday, the club has a discussion on
accomplished work or else lectures on
photography. The dark room is not allow-
ed to be used on these meeting dates. Dur-
ing the remainder of the week, the first
group is in the dark room where demon-
strations of equipment are shown. Our in-
structors, Mr. Tulloch and Leonard Libitz,
also demonstrate developing and printing,
after which the members are allowed to try
for themselves. '
The second group, in room 22, discusses
camera parts and light fixtures. With the
help of Ken Ross, the puzzled members are
soon enlightened about the mystery of the
camera and the efforts of proper lighting.
The third group, also in room 22, dis-
cusses the taking of pictures on angles for
interesting and comical results.
Since the starting of the Camera Club,
many students, members and others, carry
a camera with them at all times, taking pic-
tures of basketball games, school grounds,
classrooms, etc. Because of the Camera
Club, more opportunities are now available
to everyone interested in photography. The
picture is snapped, developed and printed
here at the school.
Any person interested may join the
Camera Club. lVe are sure that you will
find it worth your while. Many people,
starting out as amateur photographers,
have turned their knowledge of the camera
into a successful occupation.
Our thanks and appreciation to Mr. Tul-
loch for his patience and guidance, his in-
terest in the progress of each member, and
for the many opportunities he has given us.
lfVe wish to give our thanks also, to the
High School Board and the Students' Coun-
cil for their offered assistance in our finan-
Board of Directors.
D. Franklin, G. Buckrell, Mr. Tullock,
L. Libitz, H. Katana.
Stamp-Collecting In T.D.H.S.
Since last year, stamp-collecting in the
school has been greatly improved. The
Stamp Club has a membership of twelve.
The President is Douglas Dutton, the Sec-
retary is George Ketchabaw, and the Treas-
urer is David Jarrett. The other members
are Marilyn Cosyns, Arthur Fletcher, Mar-
garet Glover, Harold Kipp, Linda Louns-
bury, James Milton, Laura Campbell, Larry
Stiers, and Clare Dennis.
The Stamp Club enjoys the benefits of
two weekly stamp magazines and a stamp
catalogue. Stamps are being sent in by a
stamp company in London. The club meets
Anyone interested in stamp-collecting is
cordially invited to come to the meetings.
Douglas Dutton, X-A.
On Friday afternoon, November 24th, the
Students' Council presented their first as-
sembly. The assembly was opened by
President Gary Miller and Principal W. P.
Kirkwood. Then the junior Glee Club, in
its first appearance, gave a beautiful rendi-
tion of 'fBonnie Charlie," under the leader-
ship of Mr. Harden.
The main attraction was a play, "Georgie-
Porgie," by James Reach, presented by the
Drama Club. This is the first work pre-
sented by the Drama Club, and what they
did shows that Katherine Cornell and the
Barrymore family had better look to their
The play, "Georgie-Porgie," with Richard
Gregson in the title role, concerned the
trials and tribulations of a young boy and
his family. His harassed mother, Mrs.
Spinnit, was very well played by Mary
Claire MacEwan. Maybelle Thompson was
Tessie, the maid, complete with black face,
southern accent and all. Georgie's man-of-
the-world brother, Todd, was played by
NVally Hoyle, while his two sisters, sweet
Millie and grasping Dorothea, were played
by Kathleen Sandor and Mary Jean Crosby
respectively. Richard Jones was Hugh
Cameron, the debonair military academy
student, who at first was blinded by Doro-
thea's worldliness, but returned to shy and
quiet Millie after Georgie had explained all!
Mamie, the out-of-town cousin whom no-
body wanted to take to the dance because
all they remembered of her was "teeth,"
was played by Jennie Ghesquiere.
The whole cast performed their parts
professionally, and the students are certain-
ly looking forward to another display of
talent such as this one.
Directors were Miss Ostrander, Mrs.
Dunbar and Mr. Dicks. Ann Dean and joa 1
llfellman were in charge of make-up.
Lorene Bridge, Spec. Comm.
Thanks, Jerry lp '
The Tatler staff extend special thanks to
Mr. Mansfield, head caretaker of T.D.-H.S.,
for the time and interest he has expended in
taking all the group photographs in this
OPENING DAY IN THE CAFETERIA
J. Nowell, R. Monk, J. Stilwell, M. Dawson, f Rev. Fr. O'Neill, H. A. Ostrander,
l. Buskiewicz, S. Bell.
H. F. Johnston, W. P. Kirkwood.
Grade Thirteen Assembly
On January 12th, Grade XIII was in
charge of the assembly which was held in
the gym at 3:20.
Vickie Vance acted as the announcer and
opened the assembly with "O Canada," fol-
lowed by the "Lord's Prayer." Announce-
ments were then made concerning contri-
butions to the "Tatler."
The new studio grand piano made its
debut in this first assembly of 14951 and
"Nolan was so skillfully played by Joyce
Hustler that an encore was necessary.
A skit entitled "Algebra Class in Grade
XIII" garnered much applause, because it
was so far from the truth.
Mr. Reid started a short Pep Rally with a
speech on good sportsmanship. The cheer
leaders made their appearance, and very
capably, as always, led the brushing-up of
a few of the cheers in anticipation of the
game that night.
Another skit by XIII, "The Sleeping
Beauty," was received with great pleasure.
All of the cast played their roles like pro-
fessionals and Mr. Taylor was no exception.
The assembly was then closed with "God
Save the King."
Lorene Bridge, Spec. Comm.
Our Christmas Assembly was held on
December 15th in the gym. It was opened
with the singing of "O Canada," followed
by the "I.ord's Prayer." Mr. Kirkwood
made his announcements which included
praise for the students in taking pride in
our new school and the way in which every-
one had taken care of it.
For a change the girls had a job, collect-
ing the song sheets. The ever-faithful boys
have, assembly after assembly, week after
week, month after month, year after year,
put away the chairs.
President of the Boys' Athletic Society,
Dave Richards, urged that everyone come
to the Athletic Nite put on by the boys,
QI wonder if Dave ever did find out how to
say Success I I lj
A sing-song was led by Nlr. Harden, and
many Christmas Carols were sung, with thc
boys in very good voice!
Santa Claus in a very miniature size, as
an emissary from the Puppet Club, made a
visit, and Steve was pretty good, wasn't he?
Gary spoke on behalf of the students in
wishing the staff a Merry Christmas,
thanked Joyce Hustler, who was kind
enough to play the accompaniments, and
Mr. Harden who had the patience to lead us
during the sing-song.
I,orene Bridge, Spec. Comm.
Grade Twelve Assembly
On Friday, February Znd, the students
and staff of our dear old Alma Mater had
the opportunity of watching some of the
most renowned artists in this district-
that's right, it must have been Grade XII!!!
The master of ceremonies for the occa-
sion was none other than Mr. Steve Mayor-
scak who did a wonderful job of it.
The assembly was opened with the sing-
ing of "O Canada," followed by the "Lord's
Prayer." Betty Burn read the Scripture.
The students were then welcomed officially
to the assembly by Steve! Mr. Kirkwood
made a few announcements concerning the
Basketball games, and encouraged more to
come out and support our teams. He also
congratulated our cheer leaders who really
have shown a wonderful display of hard
work on their part in learning those cheers.
The first item on that Friday's agenda
was a play,- written especially for the occa-
sion by Kathleen Sandor, entitled "A Day
at the Dentist's." The role of the dentist
was very capably filled by George Leather-
dale Ceven though he didn't know what he
was doingj. Others in the cast were Laurel
Agur, Gloria Haycock, Dave Richards,
Verne Harvey, Cyril VVilkinson, Peter Gib-
son, Noel Mason, and Tibi Varga.
Gur only twins in fourth form, the Coop-
er twins, or, Muriel and Marg., played a
piano duet which everyone enjoyed. They
played so well, that everyone thought it
would be impossible to rival them, but after
the comments by Steve concerning the next
presentation, we began to wonder who it
was that deserved such an introduction. We
soon found out! Bond Truefitt and Clifton
Ronson certainly can play "Chop Sticks,"
can't they? By the way, I wonder if they
are still up on the stage bowing.
After listening to the great rendition of
Chop Sticks, we turned our listening ear to
the sweet melody of "Show Me the Way to
Go Home," sung by Gloria Haycock, Shir-
ley Tait, Maybelle Thomson and Kathleen
Sandor. They certainly did look like little
girls, complete with teddy bears and hair
XVe were then favoured with a joke told
by Steve. The first time we laughed just
to be sociable. The second time, after
Steve had conferred with Mr. Reid fthe
originatorj we found out what we had
laughed at the time before.
Of course, the best is always saved until
the last, and this assembly was no excep-
tion, for the next spectacle which passed
before our eyes was a chorus line of the six
most beautiful pairs of legs ever to be
shown in public. The chorus line consisted
of David Richards, John Alexander, Bill
Franklin, George Leatherdale, Bill Hilliker,
and Mike Hozer.
The assembly was closed with "God Save
Grade Twelve "C" and Eleven
On Friday, February 16th, an assembly
was put on by grades XII-C and XI-C. It
was opened with the singing of "O Canada,"
followed by "The Lord's Prayer." Betty
Ann Ewerth read the Scripture.
The mistress of ceremonies for the great
occasion was Miss Joyce Hibbert of Special
Commercial. She announced that the first
presentation would be a play entitled,
"VVhat Happens To Special Commercial
Students When They Leave Schoolj' ex-
plaining that any resemblance between
events and reality, in the play, would be
purely coincidental-and it is a good thing,
or we might never get a job! The cast
included Jacqueline McDonald, Ruth Haw-
kins, Margaret French, Jean Scrimgeour,
Pat Boughner, Iean Smith, Dorothy Weeks,
Joan NVellman, Lorene Bridge, Lloyd
Rodgers, Don Peacock, and Carl Wilson.
The play was written by Edith Moon and
Joyce Hibbert, and directed by Lois Law.
Between the first and second acts of the
production mentioned above, the audience
was favored with a magnificent rendition of
"You Are My Sunshine," sung by a quartet
from XI-C, composed of Jane McQueen,
Bob Claringbold, Marcel Verscheure, and
Yvonne Burnett, complete with a ukelele.
Arthur Godfrey could not have done any
From the wild west, the audience was
taken to Indianapolis to hear an imperson-
ation, by Lloyd Rodgers, of Mel Allen
broadcasting from the "Indianapolis Speed-
way," complete with sound effects.
just to be different, the Specialists and
XI-C decided to have the assembly over by'
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four o'clock for a change, but they were so
emphatic about the idea that it was over a
little too soon! The mistress of ceremonies
solved the problem in no time by giving an
unrehearsed satire on Penmanship class as
seen by the Commercialists. I wonder if
she has got the pen pointing to her shoulder
yet ? -
Lorene Bridge, Spec. Comm.
Once again T.D.H.S. has been honoured
by having one of our boys selected to help
represent VVestern Ontario at the special
Cadet camp at Banff on July 19, 1951. Con-
gratulations are extended to Paul Jackson,
of Straffordville, who was selected by army
area headquarters in London, because of his
athletic, scholastic and leadership ability, to
be one of the sixteen boys from this district
to join one hundred and fifty cadets on a
month's course highlighting outdoor crafts.
Paul leaves, on July 9, for Camp Ipperwash
for a refresher course, and then it is "west-
ward ho l"
Edith Moon, XHC
We, Too, Work
On behalf of the Commercial Class of 50-
51, I am writing this to clear up a few
unfounded facts concerning the Commercial
First of all, we DO have home-work. I
would like that fact established at the very
Hrst. True, we do not have French verbs or
Latin roots to contend with, but those of
you who have seen a sample of Shorthand,
have probably noted the marked resemb-
lance it has toward Greek writing.
For those of you who lament over the
amount of English you do, we can only point
to our text of one inch thickness and lament
You claim you have both English Gram-
mar and English Composition. So do we.
Half our English periods are devoted to
writing sample letters applying for jobs,
asking for information, etc., and the other
half are devoted to tearing them apart. NVe,
just as you do. hate the sound of that ex-
pression "Sentence Structure".
Most of you also believe that all we have
to do is learn how to write shorthand and
type. So did I. Then I found we had to
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Second Prize Cartoon-Margaret French
The Terrazzo Echo
On bright day in February, the students
flocked into the foyer to purchase the first
copy of our school's experimental monthly
paper, "The Terrazzo Echo." The three-
page mimeographed sheet sold like the pro-
verbial "hot-cakes" for the moderate sum
of five cents. Attractively arranged in
double columns on foolscap, the "Echo"
contained numerous jokes collected by
Lorna Tupper, and Aldona Vasiliunasg form
news reported by Kathleen Sandor, Mary
Mason, and Lorene Bridgeg a gossip column
edited by "Gip and Gop"g a hilarous account
of P.T. dance classes by Ann Dean, aptly
entitled "Ball-room Bouncingvg and the
general sports picture for February as re-
corded by Bill Franklin, VVallace Hoyle, and
The person responsible for prodding the
students for material, and then whipping
that material into printable copy is May-
belle Thompson, and we wish to congratu-
late Maybelle for a job well-done. With
ample assurance Cin the form of cash
sales lj that such a monthly paper would be
well-received by the students, there can be
no doubt that if the paper is printed regu-
larly next year, it should prove a profitable,
as well as informative projct.
Grade XI Skating Pariy
On February 13, approximately seventy-
five students of Grade XI, with Mr. Alex-
ander and Mr. Harden, met at the arena at
eight o'clock for an hour of skating. Miss
Rock, Mr. Kirkwood, Mr. Sinclair and the
night janitorial staff remained at the
school to receive the casualties.
At nine o'clock all Qwell, nearly lj climbed
into cars bulging at the seams and rode to
the school. Some ambitious students, how-
ever, walked to the school. QThat sounds
better than saying that they didn't get a
Inside the school all congregated in the
auditorium for an hour of dancing. To
recorded music couples glided about the
floor in a waltz or engaged in more strenu-
ous forms of the terpsichorean art: round
dances, polkas, shoe dances, tag dances, or
Paul Jones dances.
Miss Rock and Mr. Sinclair gave a fine
display of how to dance the Rye Waltz, ac-
companied at the piano by Mr. Harden, and
Edwina Heckford's special dance provided
For lunch "Heckford's Delicious Dough-
nuts" were served with chocolate milk. The
lunch, we may add, was by no means
After a few more dances it was "lights
out" and home to bed . . . or to our home-
All were agreed that the success of the
party was the result of the efficiency of
the committee in charge, A. Howes, S.
Eichenberg, J. McQueen, S. Jones, R.
Mason, XV. Popham, R. Claringbold and P.
Shirley Jones, XIB.
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She stood there, oh, so beautfiul!
Her eyes with radiance beamed. '
Her movements were so graceful.
How easy it now seemed
To walk across and ask her
To dance with him this time.
VVith courage in his footsteps,
He strode across the floor.
This boldest of grade niners
Had victory at his door.
A. Williams, XA.
QUEEN OF THE BALL
"The At Home"
A spectacular and memorable evening,
February 23rd, will be ever remembered by
those' who attended or took part in this
year's "At Homef,
The beautiful school gymnatorium was
attractively and skillfully decorated to rep-
resent a flower garden. Highest praise
should be given to lidith Moon, who under-
took the task of decorating the stream-lined
Upon entering, guests passed through a
colorful rose arbor, and were welcomed by
the receiving line, consisting of Dorothy
XVeeks, secretary of the Students' Council,
Gary Miller, president of the Students'
Council, Mr. and Mrs. Kirkwood, and Mr.
and Mrs. Grant Brown.
One of the main events of the evening
was the crowning of the queen. The girls
of the graduating class of '51 were eligible
to run for the title of queen. Friday morn-
ing, the vote was taken, but the results
were not revealed until 11:30, Friday night,
when everything was well under way. Mr.
Kirkwood presented Her Royal Highness,
Queen Margaret the First, with a beautiful
bouquet of red roses, donated by Livingston
House of Flowers. Lovely Margaret Howey
was then crowned the T.lJ.l'l.S. queen for
1051, and her partner, Noel Mason, auto-
matically became Prince Consort.
The "At Home" was definitely one of the
most glamorous affairs of the year. XVith
the heavenly music supplied by Johnny
Downs, and his orchestra, the gay decora-
tions, the gorgeous gowns, the beautiful
flowers, and, of course, the handsome
escorts, it is not surprising to discover that
the 1951 "At Home" was a great success!
Gloria Haycock, XTT-A.
Grade 13 students of T.D.H.S. presented
an interesting program in the gymnasium
Thursday entitled 'fTillsonburg Mosaicf'
The master of ceremonies was Gary Mill-
er and during the afternoon, students told
how each nationality in Tillsonburg con-
tributed to the welfare of the community.
Several students urged the need for more
co-operation with new immigrants. Charles
Baldwin spoke about American settlers,
lina Bradfield, Lower Canada: Donald Lee,
lreland: Georgette Gilbert, Isle of Man,
Joyce Hustler, England: Betty Gray, Hol-
land: Doug. Eckel, Belgium, Anne Dean,
France, and W'alter Berko and Richard
Other speakers were Eileen Brown,
Ramona Kisielis, George Gyulveszi, Marga-
ret Howey, Maxine Sanderson and Shirley
Steele. Introducing the speakers were Lu-
cille Monk, J. Chambers, Elizabeth Sim-
mons, Agnes Thurston, Marion Swanze and
jack Tanner. Miss M. Mclntosh directed
Gregson Goes To Ottawa
The Rotary Club of Ottawa is sponsoring,
for the first time, a new project in citizen-
ship. To carry out this plan, Rotary Clubs
from all over Canada are to select one boy,
or girl from high school to travel to Ottawa,
all expenses paid, to make a tour of that
city's sights, such as the Parliament build-
ings, and historical sites located in or
around Ottawa. The trip lasts from May
21 to May 24, and in that time, the students
so chosen will follow a carefully planned
schedule of events arranged by the Rotary
Club of that city. To participate in this
new experiment in citizenship, the Rotary
Club, in conjunction with staff members,
have chosen Richard Gregson of Grade XI.
Dick will be an excellent representative of
our school and should be able to recount
some very interesting facts about our coun-
try's capital when he returns, especially
with his flair for public speaking.
GERALD WEBSTER, XIIB
SENIOR AND JUNIOR GLEE CLUBS
, T. D.H. S. Revue
Enthusiastic students presented a varied
musical programme, under the capable
direction of Mr. Harden, to an appreciative,
capacity audience on the evening of March
For the opening part of the programme,
the junior and Senior Glee Clubs presented,
in typical costumes, well-known "Gay Nine-
ties" numbers. Highlights of "Strolling
Through the Park", "Bicycle Built For
Twon, and "No, No, A Thousand Times No",
were pantomimed by Shirley jones, Dick
Gregson, Vickie Vance, Steve Mayorcsak,
Lois Law, Russ Mannell, George Gyulveszi,
Kathleen Sandor, and Gerald XVebster, as-
sisted by part of the junior Glee Club.
A spirited version of the Can-Can Dance
to the music of "Ta, Rah, Rah, Boom, Dee-
Aye", was performed by Vicki Vance, Edith
Moon, Lois Butcher, Maxine Sanderson,
jean Anderson, Marian Jean Pearce, Mary
Elizabeth McLeod, and VVinnifred Collings.
After a hectic few minutes of rapid cos-
tume changes, the Senior Glee Club present-
ed a number of sacred hymns.
The remainder of the programme was
taken over by the 'fBlack-Faced Mar-
auders", who presented a minstrel show.
Current hits, such as "So Long, lt's Been
Good to Know You", "The Thingn, and "The
Roving Kind", negro spirituals, such as
"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot", and old-time
songs were enacted. Comedy was supplied
by "Mr. Beans", Charles Baldwin, "Mr.
Bones", Mr. Reid, and "Mr, Interlocutoru,
Margaret Cooper, XHA.
Glee Club Practice
While wandering down the spacious upper
halls of T.D.H.S., one Tuesday afternoon at
three-twenty, 1 suddenly stopped, and, lured
by angelic singing, made my way to room
thirty-three, half expecting Saint Peter to
greet me at the door. Alas, instead of meet-
ing that worthy gentleman with his halo, I
was confronted by Mr. Harden, with his
baton, and was ushered into the room "post-
Thirty or forty senior students, relaxing
after their first effort, were reclining' in
various weird positions. Tripping over the
feet of one relaxed "alto", I picked myself
up and made my way to the "soprano" sec-
Standing: J. Louch, L. Louch, D. Hutchison, R. Cattell, J. Popham, W. Popham.
Seated: W. Hilliker, N. Mason, J. Jones, J. Hustler.
Absent: E. Gibson, D. Sherman, L. Claringbolcl.
tion were I found an empty chair. I had
just made myself comfortable when Mr.
Harden rapped sharply on his desk with his
baton for attention. Immediately, all gum
and peanuts disappeared. All conversation
stopped, students sat erect, and frantically
searched through their music for the right
The room was hushed. The baton was
raised. The pianist was tense. All eyes
were fixed on Mr. Harden.
XYith a downward sweep of the baton,
music suddenly swelled forth, and the
Senior Glee Club was once more off to a
Kerene Kelly, XIII3.
Our New Piano
XVe finally have a real piano. It is
nothing like the one we always used to
pound in the gym. of the old school, hoping
to wring a few feeble notes from its re-
luctant keys. That "old girl" has seen her
day, and is used only for square dancing,
Our new piano is called a "studio grand,"
which is larger than a "baby grand" but not
as large as a "concert grand." The piano is
to be used only for concert purposes, and it
is not allowed for "just anyone" to fiddle on
it. The school has learned from experience
that you cannot keep a piano in good condi-
tion if everyone and his dog plays on it.
The piano has been completely rebuilt,
with many new parts, and all the old parts
cleaned up. The keys have been thoroughly
overhauled, to the point where they actually
The piano is jointly owned by the High
School and the Tillsonburg Concert Associ-
ation. The purchase of this instrument was
due mostly to the efforts of the School
Board, and the Concert Association. Mr.
I-Iarden and Mrs. l'Valter Gibson went to
Anthony's Music Store in St. Thomas a
number of times to see about a piano, and
finally they came to the conclusion that
this piano would be the best buy. Thus, for
i"p975.00, this instrument was purchased to
enhance the cultural functions of the school.
A special set of rollers for the moving of
the piano are attached, and there is also a
special cover to keep the finish in good con-
Since the piano has found-its home in
T.D.H.S., it has been used on several occa-
sions. Joyce Hustler played it at one of our
first assemblies, and, at the assembly fourth
form presented, the piano was used for the
memorable performance of "Chopsticks,"
by Bond Truefitt and Clifton Ronson. It is
hoped that the piano will have an easier
life than the old one, but it is also hoped
that the school and the community as a
whole, will reap great benefit from this fine
instrument, as well as real enjoyment.
Let's see if this new addition to our
school's cultural equipment wonlt prompt
some person with hidden talent to unveil his
prowess by the temptation of being allowed
to perform on our wonderful new piano.
' Gerald VVebster, XIIB.
According to an old saying, "Music
soothes the savage breast." If this saying
be true, there have been many savages
soothed in Tillsonburg by the concerts put
on by the Tillsonburg Concert Association
I am sure that those who attended the
last season's concerts and have done so
again this season will agree that this asso-
ciation has continued to put on concerts
that have appealed to the tastes of their
varied audiences. High School students
were urged by their teachers to purchase
tickets and a larger number of students
were found in the audience this year.
Concert-goers were very enthusiastic
over the first concert of November the first.
The performers, Mary Alice Rodgers,
sopranog Mary McDonald, pianist, Mario
De Soto, violinistg and Arthur Scloter, bari-
tone, put on a brilliant programme.
The Leslie Bell Singers, the artists of the
second concert, needed no introduction, as
most of the audience was familiar with their
beautifully blending voices through their
Sunday night broadcasts.
The concert scheduled for February the
twenty-first brought two well-known and
accomplished pianists to Tillsonburg, Mar-
garet Parsons and Clifford, Poole. This
husband and wife team gave an outstanding
On March the fourteenth, the "Four
Gentlemeny' from Studio A, with Miss Mary
Syme as accompanist, were brought into
the limelight. I am sure that those of us
who had heard them over the radio had our
anticipations filled beyond any of our ex-
Last, but certainly not least, was the con-
cert scheduled for April the nineteenth.
This concert featured the London Civic
Symphony under the leadership of Martin
Boundy. Their programme last year was
an outstanding success, and the large audi-
ence welcoming them again this year would
seem to indicate a similar triumph.
Kerene Kelly, XIIB.
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Betty Grey, XIIC
Musical Milestones of '50, and '51
VVill these years be remembered as pro-
gressive or regressive in musical composi-
tion, or will they be known for their famous
revival songs? Only future readers will be
able to decide this issue.
Looking over last year's "hit" tunes, cer-
tain songs stand out in my mind. All types
of music are popular now, and no one can
afford to be prejudiced in favour of any one
particular class of music. There are jazz,
classical, dixieland, western, dance, and
children's songs, all to be found at the
nearest record shop. There are also songs
which come under no particular classifica-
tion, such as "Manhattan Towersf' and
Leslie Baxter's "Perfume Set To Music."
On the other hand these songs are sung
in many different ways. There are artists
who perform by using the music as it was
originally composed, such as Jo Stafford,
Gordon Macrae, or band leaders such as
Charlie Spivak. There are also musicians,
singers particularly, who improvise as they
go along, such as Sarah Vaughan, Billy
Eckstine, or George Shearingg whereas an
entirely new conception of how a song
should be sung has been introduced by
Peruvian Yma Sumac. '
The modern trend is toward western
songs with a romantic flavour, such as "I'll
Never Be Free," "I'm Movin' On," and
"That Lovebug Itch," by such recording
artists as Tennessee Ernie, and Kay Starr,
and the Singing Ranger. The western fan
may well have become a classical enthusiast
also, as evidenced by the rapid rise to fame
of Mario Lanza and jane Powell.
Strange are these lovers of music who
will buy the record of "I Taut I Taw a
Putty Tat," by Mel Blanc, along with
Chopin's "Etude in E Major."
Songs which came to the fore in last
year's hit parade are "Sam's Song," introd
ducing young Gary Crosby to the listening
public, and backed by "Simple Melody",
"Thinking of You," helped along its road to
popularity by the new singing stars Don
Cherry, and Eddie Fisher: "Bring Back the
Thrill" by the latter: "It Isn't Fair" by Don
Cornell, backed by Sammy Kay's "Swing
and Sway" rhythm, "No Other Lovel'
CEtude in E Majorj recorded by Jo Staf-
ford, "My Heart Cries For You," supposed-
ly composed by Marie Antoinette. "If,"
aptly sung by Perry Como, has risen in
fame here as in England.
The sudden rise of "The Three Bells" and
"It Is No Secret" has lent a religious note to
the parade of hits.
Besides the juke-box favorites, many col-
lector's items have been recorded. "W'hen
You're Smilingf' "I Get a Kick Gut of You,"
and "Too Marvelous For NNords," by the
new jazz sensation, Billy Daniels, top this
list, together with Freddy Gardiner's haunt-
ing "I'm in the Mood for Love," "Body and
Soul,', and "I Only Have Eyes For You."
Another album for the record gallery is
1938 Jazz Concert," recorded from jazz con-
certs at Carnegie Hall. Some of the artists
featured are Benny Goodman, Harry James,
Count Basie, Gene Krupa, and Lionel
Hampton. Songs included were "Blue
Room," "Blue Skies," and "China Boy."
Many of these tunes will fade from
memory with never a trace of their passing,
but some will live on in the music hall of
Elizabeth Simmons, XIII.
Continued from Page 25
Science-Richard Rokeby: Art-Edward
Gibson: Public Speaking-Joyce Hibbert.
Athletic Awards-Girls' champions: Sen-
ior, Nancy VVarren3 Intermediate, Mary
Elizabeth McLeod: Junior, Sheila Rokebyl
Juvenile, Chere Dreyer. Boys' champions:
Senior, George Gyulveszi and Gary Miller,
Intermediate, Dave Richards: Junior,
Irving Horton: juvenile, Douglas Vallee
and Frank Manning. TINDA girls' cham-
pions: Senior, Nancy VVarren: Intermedi-
ate, Mary Elizabeth McLeod, TINDA boys'
champions: Intermediate, Dave Richards,
junior, Irving Horton.
D.C.R.A. Crests for Marksmanship -
Strathcona best shot, D.C.R.A. 2nd class:
James Jonesg D.C.R.A. 2nd class: Jack
Tanner, Bob Mason, Lloyd Rodgers, Gor-
don Fentie, Noel Mason, George Gyulveszi,
Dave Richards, Bob Heckadon, Walter
Oratorical Prizes-Senior Girls', Joyce
Hibbertq Junior Girls', Corinne Carson:
Senior Boys', Richard Jones: junior Boys',
Jacqueline McDonald, Spec. Comm.
M ARY CLAIRE MacEVVAN
fFirst Prize Serious-Imaginative Poeml
The sand lies low in yon great glass, and
As men prepare anew to chart their course
In peace, o'er far horizons, with remorse,
They hear the drums of strife, their source
Ilegot of troubled times the new year
Is ushered in by selfishness and greed:
The way e'erclouded grows, and direst need
Of guidance reappears . . . the old succumbs.
But now with moments pure and infinite,
They, on the threshold of disaster's cleft,
May purge the past and start, once more,
To set the world: of righteousness bereft
And ignorant are they, but, ere the night,
May greed outgrown be, and peace be left!
Richard jones, XIII.
CSecond Prize Serious-Imaginative Poemj
"The Indian lore"
They say, "is a bore",
But I have discovered
XNhat others uncovered.
Your wish is allowed
If this be followed.
XVheu the star's a red hue
And the moon's a deep blue,
Then walk just one pace
From the maple tree's face.
And dance the moon dance
And sing Indian chants.
Hop round the bright fire,
Leap higher and higher.
Make four twists around . . .
Then down on the ground!!
On a stone I did stumble
And oh, I did tumble!
Look how the moon laughs
At me on the grass!
Edith Moon, XII.
CVVith Apologies to Kiplingj
CFirst Prize Humorous Poemj
If you can rise up early in the morning,
And breathe in guests of winter's frosty air,
If you can reach the school ten minutes
And settle down to work when you get
If you can brave the fiery heat of summer,
Forgetting baseball games and swimming-
And always sit in solemn concentration,
You'll be the pride and wonder of the school.
If you can forge ahead when all around you
Examinations' clutching fingers loom,
If you can show a sage's keenest wisdom
Though others sit in ignorance and gloom:
Repeating oft the cry, "I'll do or die,"
You'll some day be a travelling magnate,
And we will stand and watch your train
Mary Mason, XA.
CHonourable Mention Humorous Poemb
The hour is late, but still I sit.
I strive to sew, to read, to knit.
The hour is late, the stillness deep.
How I long to go to sleep!
But still I n1ust my vgiil keep,
I have no time just now, for sleep.
The phone then rings-I hurry there.
"They've gone out, I don't know where."
The radio plays with soft entice.
To go to sleep would be so nice.
If I should sleep, my eyes should close,
Something would happen Goodness knows!
I sit up straight, "XVas that a cry?
I guess not." How I sigh.
Once more I resume my knitting,
It's so boring, "baby-sitting"!
Margaret French, Spec. Comm.
THE TRAVELLING SALESMAN
CSecond Prize Humorous PoemD
Of all the people you chance to meet,
On a country road or a city street,
'l'here's none you'd rather see more less,
Than a travelling salesman, I would guess!
Though he isn't wanted, has nothing to say,
That man will come any time of the day.
His welcome he knows without any doubt,
If he ever gets in, you'll not get him out!
VVith polite little knock, he stands at your
Piled to the head with gadgets galore.
The part of the face that at first you see,
ls the broadest smile that ever could be.
"Good morning, ma'am, and how do you do?
I've something here that'll interest you.
Now l'll just be a minute, if you'll let me in,
I tell you this bargain just won't come
"No thanks", say you, with a quick reply,
But the infernal man has now slipped by.
All over your table, your chairs and your
He's piled his stuff and is unloading more.
To his story there comes no earthly end,
For such a fiend will never mend.
He insists, he argues, he sells if he can,
Always the way of a travelling salesman!
Josephine Knautz, XIA.
LIFE ON A TRAVERS' BUS
fSecond Prize School Life Poemi
Morning and night we gather together,
On a Travers' bus, in all kinds of weather.
Vile greet the driver with the usual eye,
To the rest of the kids, we just holler "Hi !"
Everyone runs for his favourite nook,
To discuss the exams or the thrilling new
A boy with a girl, the usual sight,
To secure a date for a show that night.
The air is full of humour and wit.
We could be old-fashioned and solemnly sit,
But myriad are the tricks that we play,
Lunch pails are hidden, and gloves stowed
So goes our life, day after day,
VVith the jolts, the bumps, and the terrible
Although our pranks are often quite daring,
The bus driver says he's really past caring.
Eleanor Lee, Xli.
fHonourable Mention School Life Poem,
All day on the window-sill he rests,
W'ith bony knee and sunken chest,
His head bowed low, his hand on knee
But who is this? VVhat a mystery!
His skin is plaster, his hair is, too.
He's not at all like me or you.
He doesn't breathe and he doesn't eat,
And l've never seen him stand on his feet.
He just sits there in the nice warm sun,
VVhile down below the kiddies run.
He soaks in the heat from the radiator,
Who? Our "Dying Gladiator".
He is Miss Grieve's own pride and joy.
She handles him as a child a toy.
She dusts him, cleans him, keeps him trim,
But not a whisper of thanks from him!
He just sits there and takes on dust.
He must be old, I'm sure he must,
But he just sits there all day, at rest,
VVith bony knee and sunken chest.
Bond Truefitt, XIIB.
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CHonourable Mention Serious Poemj
Stark against the fading blush of summer's
Etched in lacy black upon the evening sky,
Leafage ,softly soughing in the twilight
Lithesome birches toss their branches high.
Shimmering moonlight creeping o'er the
liathes each silvery branch in mystery,
'Turns to shining filigree each leaf,
Lending truth to birches' ghostly history.
Dawning light's hrst flush of bronze-like
Gilds each trembling trunk to brightest
Sunlight forms a nimbus round each crown,
Hirches glorified as knights of old.
Jean Scrimgeour, XHC.
CATCH THAT INK
The history teacher was about to say,
"Now Caesar was killed on that sad day,"
When, "Catch that ink!" was roared from
Came a bellowing shout, and a loud ker-
And blue-black ink oozed over the floor,
As bedlam reignedg there was shouting
"Get jerry!" Dicks yelled, 'tHurry up, and
"Aw shucks !" said the boys, "VVe were just
having fun." ,
The girls were angry as they laboriously
To clean the dresses which the ink had
"XYho dunnit?,' Dicks roared, and his face
As the room fell silent with terror and
"Me," squealed a wavering voice from the
As Hob stood up, knees shaking with fear.
"See here," said Dicks, '!VVe'll have no
more 5" E
And the room fell silent as it was before.
Maurice Deliindt, XIA.
Many hundred years ago,
Ships that knew not ice or snow,
Stately galleons, burley men,
Sailed the seas, plundered then,
The southern world.
Ships, with rustic guns aboard,
Guarding jewels of pirate hoard,
Stacking all their worldly stores,
Sailed to verdant, palm-grove shores
Unknown to others.
Here they marked secluded spots
On their treasure maps as dots.
Swiftly with their course begun,
Sought bullion ships or gems or gum
To make life merry.
Usually they died, by fate,
Murdered by the mate's best mate,
He too died by a pirate's hand,
And likewise vanished from this band
Forever with his secret.
Robert lVlacLennan, XIA
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I crawl out each morning
An hour before seven
And, oh! how l wish
I could wait till eleven.
To the bathtub I rush
For an icy cold shower,
That, somehow, helps me
To forget the hour.
My breakfast devoured
In a wild sort of flurry,
I, then, for my hat
Begin a mad scurry.
It's not in the hall!
lt's not on the chairs!
Oh! now l remember,
I left it upstairs!
Here comes the bus!
You should see me run:
At least for this day-
The beginning is done.
Gwen Kneller, XD
ATHLETIC SOCIETY EXECUTIVE
A. Dean fSec.D, M. Howey QV.-Presj, S. Tait
fPrea.J, P. Grey CT:-eas.D.
' Field Day
At the T.D.H.S. Field Meet, the Red
Team under Captain Angela Nichols was
victorious with the highest total of points.
Runner-up was the Blue Team, while the
XN'hite and Black Teams were third and
Individual Champions were:
Senior-Nancy XVarren, 24 U2 points,
runner-up, Sharon Doyle, 16 points.
Intermediate-Mary Elizabeth McLeod,
17 1X3 points, runner-up, Laurel Agur, ll
Junior-Sheila Rokeby, 15 points, run-
ners-up, Shirley Jones, 10 points, Margaret
Ann Glover, 10 points.
Juvenile-Chere Dreyer, 23 points: run-
ner-up, Linda Lounsbury, ll 1f2 points.
Tl.N.D.A. Meet at Aylmer
This year as before, Tillsonburg got the
ribbons-another school got the Champion-
ship. This year it was Norwich who won
the meet. Because of the heavy enrollment
at our school, it was decided to divide our
total number of points by eleven. As a
result, we did lose the meet, but succeeded
TRACK AND FIELD WINNERS
Standing: S, Rokeby, C. Dreyer.
Seated: N. Warren, M. E. McLeod.
in capturing a few of the trophies, despite
having to wade through the mushy mud
and muddy water!
lVinner of the coveted Senior Cup was
our own Nancy XVarren and Mary Eliza-
beth McLeod won the Intermediate Crown.
This year for the first time, Tillsonburg
entered a Volleyball team in XV.O.S.S.A.
competition. There were also exhibition
games with Aylmer and Simcoe.
To enter the XV.O.S.S.A. games, the girls
first had to oust Simcoe. This they did
quite handily, in a two-out-of-three game
series, taking the first two games by the
scores of 35-9 and 40-6.
At London, they met Kitchener and
Stratford, in a two-game elimination ar-
rangement. By this method each school
played two games, with a different school
each time, and had to lose both games in
order to be eliminated.
Tillsonburg lost both games, being de-
feated by Kitchener by the close score of
21-17, and by Stratford by 20-16.
M. Goegebuer, P. Maloney, S. Jones, D.
McKenney, E. Moon, V. Vance, J. Allen, I... Law.
One XVednesday afternoon in November,
at 2:30, the T.D.l-l.S. Cheerleaders held a
dance in the gymnasium in order to raise
money for new uniforms.
Admission to this gala affair was only
l0c. During the dance, several students
tmostly boysl, dropped their odd change
into a huge box that, by some coincidence,
just happened to be sitting in the middle of
the floor, with a large sign on it saying
HDONATIONSU: One could not help notic-
ing this box, as those dancing were con-
tinually tripping over it!
The music was supplied by the new "disc
jockey," ex-student Wfray Rutledge, who is
well-known to all.
Numerous spot dances were won, for
which the lucky couples were awarded de-
Towards the end of the dance, Mr. Reid
presented the cheerleaders with 5520 in cash,
S510 from the Girls' Athletic Society, and S10
from the Boys' Athletic Society, to aid in
purchasing new costumes, which were bad-
ly needed. The total amount amassed for
this purpose was 360.
The dance was an unqualified success,
and if you have any doubts, just take a look
at the "slick" and original uniforms worn
by the cheerleaders in their picture, appear-
ing in this magazine.
T.D.H.S. Girls' Cadet Corps, 1950
The T.D.H.S. girls made a spectacular
showing as usual in their uniforms of black
The competent leaders of "Company C"
were: Commanding Officer, Marilyn Stil-
well: Second in Command, Barbara Mason:
Sergeant-Major, Joan XiN'ellman: Staff Ser-
geant, Ruby Makins.
Of "Company DH: Commanding Officer,
Amelia Gerhardt: Second in Command,
jenny Denys: Sergeant Major, Vickie
Vance: Staff Sergeant, Sally McQueen.
The lieutenants were: Georgette De-
maiter, Mary jean Crosby, 'lean Smith,
Lois Law, Marilyn XVellman, Mary Claire
Macblwan, Edith Moon, Vivian Thompson.
The Sergeants were: Jean Anderson,
Gloria Haycock, Shirley Tait, Dorothy
Helsdon, Elizabeth Gibson, jackie Mellon-
ald, Pat Boughner, Mabel Thompson.
The Precision Squad commanded by both
Mary jean Crosby and Georgette Demaiter
made a splendid showing.
The other feature of the Girls' Cadets
was the Gym Table headed by Amelia Ger-
INTER-FORM WINNERS, XI
Back: A. Howes, M. E. McLeod, W. Collings,
Front: A. Slobocla, F. Makins, E. Sergeant,
S. Jones, J. Ghesquiere.
This year the Senior Girls found them-
selves in one of the toughest groupings in
this district, that of XN'.O.S.S.A. "A", This
time they were competing against the three
London schools, Beal Technical, London
Central and Medway. Despite the much
larger size of the London schools, the Merle
Rock-coached Gophers did well for them-
selves, defeating Beal Tech and Medway
each twice, and being nosed out of the
W.O.S.S.A. play-offs by Central.
The wins and losses are as follows:
24-14 for Tillsonburg
32-20 for Tillsonburg
Beal Tech ....... ......
Central ......... ............. 2 0-16
Medway .......... .....
Beal Tech ....................
ln the Senior exhibition games the team
continued their Hne playing to tally up a
total of seven wins, one loss and one tie in
the nine games played.
Their record is as follows:
Woodstock .................. 30-24 for Tillsonburg
Delhi ............................ 26-13 for Tillsonburg
Simcoe ......... ..... 1 7-11 for Tillsonburg
Delhi ................ ....... 1 4-2 for Tillsonburg
VVoodstock ..... .......................... 2 5-25 Tied
Waterford ...... ....... 3 2-17 for Waterford
St. Thomas ........ ...... 2 4-19 for Tillsonburg
Ingersoll ......... ...... 2 9-27 for Tillsonburg
Aylmer ........................ 22-21 for Tillsonburg
The Juniors in their live games fared just
as well as the Seniors. They also only lost
one and tied one. They defeated Delhi 15-7
and tied with Simcoe, 14-14. They then
trounced Woodstock 13-6, but in the next
game bowed to Waterford, 22-14. They
finished the season with a flourish, however,
triumphing over Aylmer, 17-12.
A Badminton Club under the guidance of
Miss Mclntosh and Mr. Reid was formed,
and sessions were held every Friday night
at four. fThat is, when nothing else was
going onj. Nan Warren was elected Presi-
dent, Dick Gibson and Bill Newman were
the two Vice-Presidents, and Bob fBabej
McLennan was Secretary-Treasurer. Dick
Gibson was also representative to the Stu-
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llonourable Mention, H. Krautz
A Tumbling squad under the leadership of
Miss Rock is now being formed, and they
will display their handsprings and pyramids
before the crowd on the day of Cadet Inspec-
tion. Edith Moon was elected captain.
lnter-form Basketball' was rather domin-
ated by Grades 12, 11, and 10, and the sche-
dule linished up in a three-way tie with the
three grades having four wins apiece.
Grade 13 and Special Commercial trailed
with one win each and a tie divided between
Grades 11 and 10 nosed out Grade 12, in
the semi-finals, and Grade 11 went on to
defeat the second formers, 23-15, to win the
Girls' lnter-form Championship.
The Senior team this year was composed
of many new players, with Nan Warren,
Barbara Ann Macliwan, Jean Smith and
Sharon Doyle being the only returnees from
last year's team.
Marg. Howey, Shirley Tait, .Ioan Wellman
and Mae Nunn filled up the gaps on the for-
ward line very capably to make it one of the
most feared shooting formations in the
Nan Warren and Barbara Ann MacEwan
on the guard line were assisted by Gloria
Haycock, a star on last season's Junior
team, Ella Gyulveszi, a newcomer to basket-
ball competition, and two subs, Georgette
Maeckleberg and Chere Dreyer, brought up
from this season's junior team. They all
combined to form one of the hardest-playing
and closest-checking defence lines ever put
out by Coach Miss Rock.
The Junior team also had mostly new
members. Sparked by Captain Nunn, and
Standing: Miss Rock, G. Maecklebergh, C. Dreyer, M. Nunn, S. Tait, M. Howey,
C. Haycock, E. Gyulveszi, S. Doyle.
Kneeling: J. Wellman, N. Warren, J. Smith.
Pamela Maloney the team showed promise
of future strong NN'.O.S.S.A. competition.
Violet Laur, lanky Linda Lounsbury and
Elizabeth Sergeant, Wlinnifred Collings,
lietty Scliotsch, Caroline Smith and Arabelle
llowes completed the forward line. They
all had something to give to the team and
they gave it.
The guard line consisted of Chere Dreyer,
Mary jane Arthur. Margaret Ann Glover,
Jennie Ghesquire, Shirley Eichenberg, Lois
Fairbairn and Georgette Maeckleberg. .lt
was a hard-working line all the way and it
is to their credit that their forwards had
possession of the ball the majority of the
time in their games.
This completes the Amazonian activities
of the girls up to the month of April, and on
behalf of the Basketball team, the Tumbling
squad, and lnter-form participants, we
would like to thank Miss Merle Rock, P.'l'.
instructress, for making the activities varied
Thanks and appreciation are extended to
the entire student body and also to the
staff of T.D.H.S. for their loyal support
and assistance, from the Cheerleaders of
1950 to 1951.
lVithout your aid new uniforms could
not have been purchased nor could our
school have maintained such wonderful
school spirit as shown during the series of
rugby and basketball games.
l'Jon't lose this spirit!
Back: G. Maecklebergh, L. Lounlbury, E. Sergeant, Miss Rock, C. Dreyer, W. Collings,
Centre: C. Smith, A. Howes, S. Eichenberg, L. Fairbairn, J. Ghesquiere.
Front: M. J. Arthur, V. Laur, M. Nunn, P. Maloney, B. Shotsch.
I1's Only Once a Year
It is live o'clock on February 23, 1951. I
am lying on my bed with a wet cloth over
my eyes so that they will be sparkling and
clear. My little radio plays soft music, the
shades are drawn, and I am relaxing. To-
night is the Hop.
Those words are full of magic to me. To-
night I will take two hours to dress-
instead of ten minutes-if only to make my
date sit and wait in acute suspense and dis-
comfort for a while. Tonight I throw away
socks and saddle-shoes, sweater and skirt.
Of course, tomorrow these familiar items
will have to be picked up, brushed off, and
worn again. However, tonight I shall float
in a long lacy dress and gold slippers. I
shall wear my best "Sophisticated" perfume
and pile my hair up high on my head.
VVhen we arrive at the dance I shall shake
hands with those unfortunates in the receiv-
ing-line and thank my lucky stars that I'm
not on the other end of that hand-shake. I
will look with great astonishment at my old
friends whom I have seen a few hours be-
fore, and marvel at the miraculous trans-
formation. I shall join in the Grand March
and even be sympathetic toward our prin-
cipal whose unpleasant duty it is to lead.
Then I shall twirl and whirl till my breath
and feet give out.
YVhen the Hop comes to its inevitable end,
I will drown my sorrow in cokes and actu-
ally think fondly of those old scuffed shoes
And when I stumble upstairs at close to
four olclock, on this wonderful night, my
folks won't say even a word. They will
just point one drooping Finger at the clock
and look sleepily at me with mute dis-
V. Vance, XIII.
Back: Mr. Reid, R. Galloway, J. Alexander.
Centre: G. Fentie, C. Baldwin, D. Richards, H. Augustine, G. Gyulveszi.
Front: P. Jackson, V. Holmes, R. Gibson, L. Jackson, G. Horlick, J. Jones, M. Hozer.
VVhen the fall term opened in 1950, and
classes began in a gleaming, new building,
sports at T.D.H.S. were in many ways
marked by change. New and better facil-
ities, equipment and uniforms, combined
with new spirit and a new chief instructor,
made this year one of great activity, both
within the school and in league competition.
Coaching duties fell almost entirely into the
capable hands of XV. ReiCl,.a newcomer to
the faculty, who heads the boys' PE. de-
partment. Versatile Coach Reid, who came
to 'l'illsonburg from Gananoque, did a com-
mendable job of training VV.O.S.S.A. rugby
and basketball teams, and also organized a
comprehensive intramural basketball sche-
dule, which lasted through the winter
The Boys' Athletic Society, which was
elected in November, was active in provid-
ing a series of several successful Friday
"Athletic Nights" of basketball, badminton
and dancing. At writing, plans were also
being formulated for a spring table-tennis
tournament. Members of the society ex-
ecutive who were elected were Dave Rich-
ards, president, Wray NYatts, vice-president,
and Noel Mason, secretary-treasurer. Paul
Jackson was appointed vice-president later
in the year when XNray l'Vatts' withdrawal
from school left that position vacant.
The Boys' Athletic Society was also re-
sponsible, in December, for a contest de-
signed to evolve a new name for the school
teams entering into XV.O.S.S.A. competi-
tion. Mike Hozer's entry was accepted, and
the teams were thenceforth to be known as
the Black Marauders. The rugby season
was by then over, but the new moniker was
carried hononrably into the league basket-
Track and Field
The annual T.D.H.S. track and field meet
was held on a bright and breezy day back in
October. The morning session fthe held
eventsj was held on the campus: however,
despite the fact that our new quarter-mile
cinder track glared invitingly in the dis-
tance, it was decided that, with grass grow-
ing and cinders settling, the track was not
yet ready for use, and the track events were
run off in the afternoon at the fairgrounds
as in previous years.
Competition was sufiicient to provide
considerable excitement, and generally,
speaking, the day was a success from both
the participant's and spectator's point of
In the juvenile division, a tie at hve points
resulted in championship honours being
divided between Doug. Vallee and F. Mann-
ing. Tied for runner-up were Don Pratt
and L. Hodgson with four points each. All
former juvenile records remained secure.
Broad jump: D. Pratt f13'4"J, F. Mann-
ing, J. Augustine.
Hop-Step-Jump: D. McQuiggan Q26'2"j,
L. Hodgson, D. Pratt.
High jump: F. Manning Q4-'2l'j, VV. Ghes-
quire, L. Hodgson.
75-yd. Dash: D. Vallee C11 sec.j, Augus-
tine, W. Moon.
10-yd. Dash: D. Burnett fl-1.2 sec.j, D.
Vallee, L. Hodgson.
Irv. Horton was outstanding in the junior
class, and certainly must be considered as
one of the stars of the meet. He piled up
fourteen points to become the junior cham-
pion, as well as establishing a new record
in the high jump of FM", and a new record
in the 100-yard dash of 11.9 seconds. He
also achieved a record distance of 37'2" in
the shot put: however, since the shot used
was not of regulation weight, he narrowly
missed official recognition for his distance.
Joe Koteles was runner-up for the junior
championship with seven points. Tied for
third place were Arnold Stover and Wayne
Coyle with four points each. joe Koteles
also set a new school record for the junior
broad jump with 16'6".
Broad Jump: DI. Koteles tl6'6"J, A Stover,
Hop-Step-Jump: J. Koteles t33'j, I. Hor-
ton, A. Stover and L. Chambers ttiedl.
High Jump: I. Horton t5'M"D, D. Legein,
Pole Vault: I. Knautz f7.7"D, S. Sitts, R.
Shot Put: I. Horton f37'2"l.
100-yd. Dash: VI. Horton f1l.9 sec.j, W.
Coyle, S. jaknunas.
220-yd. Run: I. Horton fZ9.6 sec.j, VV.
Coyle, R. Underhill.
Intermediate champion was Dave Rich-
ards with sixteen points, the highest indi-
vidual total in any classification. George
Leatherdale and Pete Gibson tied for
second place with six points each.
Richards and Leatherdale, our perennial
high-jumpers, caused much excitement as
usual. They had lost none of the style
which had drawn high interest to their par-
ticular competition in previous years. Both
succeeded in clearing 5'5" to topple the old
record which had stood since 1937.
Broad jump: D. Richards fl5'l0M"j, A.
Roloson, P. Gibson.
Hop-Step-jump: P. Gibson f33'7M"j, D.
Richards, D. Hutchison.
High jump: G. Leatherdale, D. Richards
f5'5"j, J. Zabek.
Pole Vault: G. Leatherdale Q9'j, P. Seres,
Shot Put: D. Richards f36'2"j, A. Gilbert,
100-yd. Dash: D. MacDonald Cl2.7 sec.j,
D. Hutchison, R. Nagy.
220-yd. Run: D. Richards C259 sec.j, D.
MacDonald, J. Zabek.
440-yd. Run: D. Richards til min., 11.4
sec.l. P. Gibson, D. Hutchison.
Much eager speculation attended the
winning of the senior championship this
year. Herb. Augustine, a newcomer from
Delhi, was expected to be a strong contes-
tant against Gary Miller, last year's inter-
mediate champ.g however, because of a sore
leg, Herb. had a rather tough day. Gary
Miller was expected to wind up the Senior
events quite handily, but George Gyulweszi
showed up very well, and Gary and George
tied for the Senior championship with
eleven points each. Runners-up were Noel
Mason with eight points and Doug. Eckel
with seven. All Senior records estab-
lished in former years remained intact.
ls. l . .
G. Miller, G. Gyulveszi, D. Vallee, D. Richards,
Absent: F. Manning.
Broad jump: G. Miller tl8'2"l, H. Augus-
tine, N. Mason.
Hop-Step-j uinp: N. lllason t36l4"J, G.
lfentie, G. Gyulveszi.
High lump: N. Mason t4'lO',J, D. Lee, R.
Pole Vault: G. Gyulveszi UTJ, C. Russ, D.
Shot Put: G. Gyulveszi Q34'9"j, G. Fen-
tie, bl. jones.
100-yd. Dash: G. Miller tll.-l sec.j, H.
Augustine, G. Gyulveszi.
440-yd. Run: G. Miller t25.2 sec.j, H.
Augustine, G. Gyulveszi.
440-yd. Run: D. lickel tl min., l scc.j, G.
Miller, N. Mason.
880-yd. Run: G. Gyulveszi C3 min., 4 sec.j,
D. lfckel, D. l.ee.
ln the relay division, the winning teams
were as follows:
juvenile SOO-yd. Relay: VV. Moon, L.
llodgson, R. Holmes and D. Burnett t45.4
junior -HO-yd. Relay: l. Horton, l. Ald-
worth, XY. Coyle and A. Stover 457.8 sec.j.
lntermediate 440-yd. Relay: D. Richards.
ll. jackson, P. Gibson and R. Nagy t56.4
Senior 880-yd. Relay: ll. Augustine, G.
Gyulveszi, G. Fentie and D. lickel tl min.,
40.8 sec. J.
The T.l.N.D.A. inter-school track and
Held meet was held this term in Aylmer.
Back: Mr. Reid, Galloway, Alexander.
Centre: Leatherdale, Mayorcsak, Watts,
Front: Mason, Prouse, Franklin, Gibson,
Buckrell, Aldworth, Lee.
The cream of 'l'.D.l'l.S.'s athletic talent was
transported to the meet, along with a large
munber of spectators, in a Heet of school
buses. Large representations were present
from lngersoll, Norwich and Delhi, as well
as from Aylmer and Tillsonburg, and the
day's events were begun in line spirits:
however, Mother Nature frowned on most
of the track events tor was she taking com-
passion on Tillsonburg's opponents?j and
the last part of the programme was rained
XVhen the total points gained by each
school were added up, it was found that
Tillsonburg had wontop spot in held com-
petition with l96 points. After division of
the total points according to the enrolments
of the various schools, Tillsonburg, with the
greatest enrolment, was twoe and alas!!!
pushed down to the cellar position with a
slim 17 counters.
T.D.H.S. supporters could console them-
selves though, with the knowledge of two
individual championships carried home by
the locals. Dave Richards lifted the boys'
intermediate championship with lirsts in the
broad jump, high jump and 220-yd. run.
Irv. Horton's prowess won him the junior
The cancellation of the severaltrack
events, due to the inclemency of the
weather, prevented some of Tillsonburg's
usually stellar performers from shining.
The rain may have limited the success of
this year's T.l.N.D.A. meet, but it didn't
dampen Tillsonburg's hope of sweeping vic-
tories next time.
Senior rugby this year, even though in its
second season of W.O.S.S.A. "AH competi-
tion, found the going scarcely less difficult
than last year, with the result that only one
league game found T.D.H.S. the victors.
This single London Conference victory for
the locals was won by a 2-0 score against
St. Thomas-thanks to a rouge in each of
the first two quarters.
T.D.H,S. played a live-game NV.O.S.S.A.
siliedule this year. Other teams in the
same league were Medway High School of
Arva, St. Thomas Collegiate, and the Lon-
don schools QSir Adam Beck Collegiate,
South Collegiate, Central Collegiate, Cath-
olic Central High School, and H. B. Real
Technical Schooll. Tillsonburg supporters
can at least take encouragement from the
fact that the senior Black and Gold finished
the rugby season one rung above the bot-
tom. League results were as follows:
Medway 28: Tillsonburg 12.
Tillsonburg 2: St. Thomas O.
Catholic Central 23: Tillsonburg ll.
Beck 22: Tillsonburg 0.
Tech 22 5 Tillsonburg 6.
The senior squad also played two exhibi-
tion games with Simcoe, for one of which
T.D.H.S. was on top 19-6, and for the other
of which they won, but no record is avail-
The junior rugby team fared considerably
better than their big brothers throughout
their five-game series. They lost one and
won four, one of the latter being declared
"no game" because of excessive roughing.
Tillsonburg 75 Simcoe 0.
Tillsonburg 255 Simcoe 6 fno gamel.
Woodstock 55 Tillsonburg 0.
Tillsonburg 23: Simcoe O.
Tillsonburg 22: VVoodstock 1.
One local sports writer observed that this
last game with NVoodstock ended the local
rugby season with a bang. VVe join in his
hopes that the next season will start with
the same kind of noise!
P. Jackson CV.-Px-es.J, N. Mason QTreas.j,
D. Richards fPresJ.
I know a fellow called Mason
VVho's a son-of-a-gun at racin'!
He's around the track
Like a dog from a sack,
VVhat a life his "Chev." is facin'!
QVerne Harvey, XHAJ
VVally Hoyle Qleaving the schoolj: "VVell,
Mr. Harden: "Tl1at's no revelation!"
SENIOR W.0.S.S.A. BASKETBALL
Back: N. Mason, W. Berlco, G. Leatherdale, D. Peacock, D. Richards.
Front: V. Holmes, D. Eckel, C. Gyulvesii, Mr.
Tillsonburg District played the same
league in basketball as in rugby3 however,
while the success of the senior crew was
rather limited, the junior Black Nlarauders
blazed a spectacular trail right up to the
semi-iinals. Both teams were well trained
by Coach Reid, and played a series of ten
On the senior side, of their ten XNf.G.S.S.A.
tilts the locals won two and lost eight. Re-
sults were as follows:
Catholic Central 303 Tillsonburg 28.
St. Thomas 403 Tillsonburg 35.
South 383 Tillsonburg 28.
Tillsonburg 473 Beal Tech 23.
Medway 443 'Tillsonburg 32.
Central 481 Tillsonburg 35.
St. Thomas 493 Tillsonburg 38.
Tillsonburg 363 Catholic Central 17.
Medway 523 Tillsonburg l9.
Beck 523 'Tillsonburg 31.
The junior Black llflarauders provided a
very definite threat to the other big schools
Reid, R. Mannell, C. Baldwin, J. Alexander.
in the London Conference, and out of their
ten regular games, they won seven and lost
three. Sparked by basket-happy Bob Mac-
Lennan, they hung onto the hope of a cham-
pionship right up to the semi-finals, when
they were ousted 29-23 by London Central
Collegiate in 'a breath-taking, heart-brealv
ing overtime period. The following were
the junior scores:
Tillsonburg 271 Catholic Central 20.
Tillsonburg 343 St. Thomas 33.
Tillsonburg 323 South 24.
Tillsonburg 51: Beal Tech 32.
Tillsonburg 581 Medway 20.
Central 373 Tillsonburg 28.
Tillsonburg 393 St. Tho'mas 22.
Catholic Central 313 Tillsonburg l2.
Tillsonburg 373 Medway 24.
Beck 483 Tillsonburg 30.
Central 291 Tillsonburg 23 fovertimel.
Both junior and senior schedules included
numerous exhibition games with Aylmer,
Ingersoll, Delhi, and Woodstock, as well as
JUNIOR W.O.S.S.A. BASKETBALL
Back: R. Bratty, A. Gilbert, Mr. Reid, R. Nagy, J. Alexander.
Front: P. Seres, W. Newman, P. Jackson, l. Horton, R. lVlacLennan.
two games with the Tillsonburg Trojans.
Senior Nlarauders secured greater advant-
age in exhibition than league games. and
both teams won a good percentage of these
exhibitions. t'l'rojans went away un-
seathed both times, howeverll.
High scorer for the season, among the
seniors, was Noel Mason, with 136 points in
seventeen games. Noel was closely fol-
lowed up by Dave Richards, with 132 points
in eighteen games. The junior scoring
crown goes undisputedly to Hob lN'lacl.en-
nan, who piled up 2l6 points in sixteen
games. Runner-up was lrv. llorton, with
an even 100 counters out of sixteen starts.
A final distinction closed the T.TJ.HS.
basketball picture for 1950-51, when five
Marauders were given honourable mention
among the league "all stars". These five
talented and stalwart basketeers were Dave
Richards, Noel Mason, XYalt. Berko, George
Gyulveszi and Carl lYilson.
A feature of the 1950-5l season of sports
was the "Athletic Banquet" which was held
during the winter term at Mil-Mar Manor.
Under the auspices of the athletic societies
of the school, the affair was attended by the
girls' and boys' junior and senior basketball
teams, the junior and senior rugby players,
and the cheerleaders.
The main speaker of the evening was Dr.
liarl Zeigler, head of the physical education
department of the University of Xlfestern
Ontario, London. Bill Coulthard and
"VVoody" Campbell, outstanding athletes,
also spoke briefly, as did Principal NY. P.
Kirkwood. The speakers were introduced
by Boys' Athletic Society President, Dave
Richards, and they were thanked by Noel
Mason, Seeretary-Treasurer of the Society.
After the banquet. films of a VVeslern-
McGill football game were shown, and the
successful evening was concluded with a
dance at the school.
SENIOR INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL
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Typical Athletic Night
During the fall term the Boys' Athletic
Society sponsored many "Athletic Nites"
'on Friday evening.
A typical example of one of these nights
was held on Friday, December 15th.
Several of the school's badminton fiends
gathered in the gym at seven o'clock and
kept the birdies flying until around nine,
when the Black Marauders encountered the
Tillsonburg Trojans in a thrilling fight-to-
the-finish basketball game. Our boys tried
very hard but just could not seem to con-
quer the mighty Trojans.
After the lights were dimmed and soft
music could be heard, everyone enjoyed
dancing, with Dave Richards acting has ML.
Refreshments were sold in the cafeteria
by the Students' Council.
Gloria Haycock, XII-A
THOUGHTS WHILE WRITING EXAMS
IN THE CAFETERIA
The room is full of silence rare,
But the clock keeps clicking on,
W'e try so hard to concentrate:
Something soon should dawn.
However slow the hours go
Not a thing is ever thought.
Our minds are blank and thus our pens,
They will not even blot.
The odours from the kitchen here
Distract our good intent.
VVe really didn't mean to fail,
A pass was what we meant.
Elizabeth Simmons, Xlll.
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WHY I STICK T0 OVEREATING
lFirst Prize Humorous Prosej
I'm a glutton and I like it. Hand me an-
other drumstick! You want to know why
I stick to stuffing myself with excess vita-
VVell, foremost among my reasons for
overeating is the fact that it relieves frus-
tration. If I have a bad day at school I
come home and munch consolingly on an
apple, then a sandwich, and before I know
it I'm so busy thinking of food I forget all
about homework, moreover, my- ensuing
stomach ache further relieves my mind of
Now before you get the idea that I'm a
frustrated neurotic let me hasten to add
that I wouldn't stop overeating even if I
didn't have a care in the world, simply be-
cause overeating is habit-forming. The
myself in a
more food I consume the
capacity becomes till I find
vicious circle with no way out.
me the waylj Do you cajole yourself into
believing that extra piece of
any harm, my friend? This
pie won't do
may be your
fatal step to overeating. Why I can now
handle tive square meals a day and still my
mouth waters for more.
My slightest demand for nourishment is
instantly satisfied, for I come from a long
line of gourmets who provide well the
pantry. Who wouldn't overeat with too
much food shoved at you in all directions?
Grandma not only has apple pie for dessert
but rice pudding as well and who am I to
refuse either? Talk about "Man shall not
live by bread alone!" I've still got two
boxes of chocolates from my birthday which
will serve nicely as a midnight lunch.
In addition to this overabundance of food
I stick to overeating because I happen to
admire a great many fat people and as a
disciple of the obese, feel that I should ad-
here to their doctrine of gluttonizing. Con-
sider for example Mr. Churchill. Since I
can in no way hope to emulate his fame, at
least I can overeat and achieve similarity in
proportions. Or, look, if you will, at
Caruso, and for that matter at most of the
great opera singers. Obesity seems to be
an attribute of this profession. Perhaps if
I eat long enough and too much my voice
will undergo a metamorphosis and I'll rise
to fame as a singer.
But I'd better restrain my soaring
thoughts and Hnish this composition before
midnight, because then, ah then, again I will
sojourn to the pantry and as always-over-
Ann Dean, XIII.
CFirst Prize Short Story!
I could hardly hold my eyes open as I set-
tled back on the chesterfield for another dull
night of programmes on my new 1954 super
deluxe television set. Through hazy eyes I
saw on the screen the words "Suspense',-
my favourite radio and television show. As
I watched I thought, "This evening might
prove to be interesting."
I-Iow good it was to settle back, at home
on furlough after Hghting in the German
War for a year! I had been too young for
the Korean VVar and had missed it, but the
German crisis came just as I turned nine-
teen. Now it, too, was over and, as in the
Korean War, neither side had gained. Rus-
sia and her satellites had been ousted by the
United Nations Assembly although Russia
still retained her seat on the Security Coun-
cil. Now the world was "on edge" and ex-
pecting World War III, but where would
As I watched the screen, the picture faded
out and a new unfamiliar face took its place.
The owner of the face was by no standards
handsome but he had the most persuasive
eyes I had ever seen. He started to talkf
at first slowly, then more rapidly while all
the time his eye-lids opened and closed
slowly. How strange and helpless I felt!
I knew I was being hypnotized, but I could
not seem to make myself turn off the set.
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The voice kept saying, "Hate, hate, hate.
Kill everyone that you see." After moving
slowly to my bedroom I got my gun and
went outside. The sight that met my eyes
Hundreds of people were out with guns,
knives, clubs and broken glass killing each
other. NVomen, children, and even men
were screaming! I heard my best friend,
Charlie, shout, "black, it's a Russian trick.
They cut in on the television programme
and hypnotized the people. More than half
of the people in the United States and Can-
ada are hypnotized to kill". But his words
had no meaning to me and I raised the gun
toward him. He lunged, knocking me
backward, and everything went black.
VVhen I woke up I was lying on the floor
of 1ny living room and Charlie stood over me
laughing. He said that when he came in I
was lying asleep on the chesteriield and he
had pulled me off onto the floor. "Sus-
pensei' was no longer on and Mickey Mouse
was in its place. It was apparent that I had
had a nightmare.
The next day the following advertise-
ment appeared in the local paper: "For Sale:
One Television Set. Almost new. Apply
to jack Tanner, Eden."
.Iack Tanner, XIII.
My Favourite Magazine
Cflest Serious Prosej
f The National Geographic Magazine is the
only magazine I know of which possesses
such a happy blending of instruction, inter-
est and pleasure. As far as I am concerned,
a good many of to-dayis periodicals are just
so much trash, simply because their con-
tents are of only fleeting interest, and very
often'give the impression of having been
thrown together hurriedly with thought
only for some fast-approaching deadline.
On the other hand, the Geographic, with its
dignified subjects accurately and frankly
treated, its carefully lithographed pages,
and its freedom from multitudinous soap
advertisements, is worthy of being pored
over. It is, indeed, the monthly report of a
staid and well-established national institu-
tion, and bears a look of preparation and
VVhether you are confined to a wheel-
chair with nothing to do but read, or are
kept so busy that you have time only to
glance at the pictures, you can probably
glean more worthwhile information from a
half-hour's perusal of the National Geo-
graphic Magazine than you could ever get
from a whole year's subscription to Pic,
Look, Hush, or the Police Gazette. More-
over, you can rely on Gilbert Grosvenor and
his large editorial staff for accuracy in the
execution of their stated purpose-"the in-
crease and diffusion of geographic know-
ledge." Science, history, and politics, as
well, find prominence in this world picture
Colour photography is, no doubt, an out-
standing factor in this magazineis wide
popularity. XVhether it be the nearly-nude
natives of Nigeria or a new variety of dis-
ease-resistant apple, the society's camera
work seems, to casual observers like myself
who appreciate such art only for art's sake,
to be flawless.
A membership in the National Geographic
Society usually means many pleasant sur-
prises. As each month's yellow-edged copy
arrives, one may expect any sort of report,
from a trip to the north pole, to a visit to a
drama festival in Siam, an archeological
tour of the Holy Land, or the Mardi Gras
in New Orleans.
Finally, the National Geographic Maga-
zine could be, I think, considered as a po-
tential force for international good-will, for
through its careful analyses of so many
regions of the world, nations may come to
know themselves and one another better.
Richard Jones, XIII.
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Forgive Them, For They Know
Not What They Do
VVeeping bitterly in despairing anguish,
the little boy stumbles unseeingly up a fiight
of littered, crumbling stairs and flings him-
self into an equally squalid, airless room.
Tender, compassionate arms reach out to
him, and gentle, careworn hands smooth his
crumpled, coal-black, hair. A soft, sweet
voice croons meaningless, comforting
sounds into his ear, and presently his shud-
dering sobs begin to slacken. His tear-
ravaged face lifts beseechingly to his
mother, and he speaks: "Why do the other
boys call me a 'dirty Iap', my mother? Why
do they throw stones and trip me and then
laugh when l fall down? Why do they con-
stantly threaten me with this horrible thing
they call the Atom Bomb, and taunt me
about a place called Hiro Shima? VVhat
have I done to them?,'
Wfhat indeed has this little Japanese boy
done to his tormentor-s? His crime, appar-
ently is in having been born the son of Japa-
nese parents who fled from their native land
to escape the idolatrous reign of Hirohito.
Here, in the "Land of the Free and the
Brave", his father, wonderfully gifted in
art, must crucify his sensitive hands in a
laundry to purchase the meager rice needed
to keep body and soul together. His
mother, the daughter of a wealthy Tokyo
lawyer, must scrub floors from morning to
night to pay the rent on their miserable
But the boy-his life is to be much differ-
ent! He is to go to the big school, and learn
how to be a good American, so that he will
be their comfort and their strength in their
old age. Yes, he will gain fame and wealth
in this magnificent country where "all are
created equal". -
So thought his mother and father as they
spent laboriously boarded coins on text-
books, and a new suit, and bravely sent their
little son off to school. The little one,
thrilled at the thought of the new friend-
ships he would make with other boys, was
at first surprised, and then bewildered, and
hurt by their hostile attitude. The first few
days he tried to ignore their brutal remarks
and actions, but he soon grew to dread the
morning light, for it meant another day at
school must be stoically endured!
Finally, unable to bear his shameful feel-
ings of inferiority any longer, in silence, he
seeks the solace of his mother. How will
she comfort him? By what means can she
show him that the bitter aftermath of war
is responsible for the hate-filled jeers of his
school-mates? In what possible way can
she reassure him that his future is not so
black as it now seems? VVhat possible ex-
planation can she give of this ractial preju-
dice that will be comprehended by a little
boy who merely wants to be like other little
Jean Scrimgeour, XIIC.
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CSecond Prize Short Storyb
The james house stood back from the
highway, old, large, secluded. Here lived
Alice James who so nobly sacrificed her own
happiness to look after her uncle after an
accident which left him a cripple. For ten
long years now she had lived here caring for
the man who was a virtual prisoner in this
A light shone out from a second story
window, cutting the gloom of night. Alice
james sat alone in the library, her hands
lying lax on the desk. Yes, she decided it
was the only way. She had waited so long
and sacrificed so much. She had given up
her youth and ambitions to live in this musty
old house with an invalid. Now she had
grown tired. of waiting for her uncle to die.
She wanted his fortune which he had willed
to her in his gratitude for her unselfish act.
She wanted the money now, while she was
still young and could enjoy it.
ln her mind she went over the plan again.
lt was really ingenious, she thought. No
one would ever know it was a cold deliber-
ate murder. She could hear herself talking
to the police now. "Recently my uncle had
begun to act rather queerly, and at times he
was almost violent. Unexpectedly he had
come at me with a knife." Briefly she tin-
gered the knife she would later plant in her
uncle's lifeless hand. She had been very
fortunate that she had been able to defend
She heard the familiar sound of her
uncle's wheel chair coming down the hall.
Quickly, quietly, she opened the desk drawer
and her hand covered a small, cold, efficient
automatic. The sound was nearer now.
"No one will ever know", she whispered to
herself reassuringly. She swung the chair
to face the door, her hand lying in the
drawer, her slim lingers caressing the gun.
Suddenly a picture rose before her, un-
bidden. She saw her uncle's merry eyes,
she heard his jolly laugh and happy chuckle
which prevailed in spite of weary hours of
pain, boredom and complete despair. She
realized with a start that he continually en-
tertained and cheered her. It was almost
as though she, not he, were the invalid. Her
hand clutched the gun convulsively.
The door opened and a little old man with
grey hair and snappy blue eyes pushed his
wheel chair through it. I-Iastily the girl
shut the drawer. She crossed the room to
the old man, her face softening with a ten-
der smile. "Come, uncle dear, shall we have
a glass of chocolate before retiring? And
tomorrow we will see the doctor about
going for a walk in the garden, or perhaps
a drive in the car." Quietly and forever she
closed the door of her mind on the initial
thought. Silently she thanked the Power
that gave her that second thought.
M. R. French, XIIC.
The Daily Routine
fSecond Prize-Humorous Prosej
Most young men like myself are not alto-
gether fond of the idea of settling into a
daily routine of clock-punching for clock-
watching, as the case may bej. For us,
there must be that adventurous life of reck-
lessness, permeated by the happiness that
can come only to those of no fixed society
and no ultimate ambition.
However, an end comes to the best of
things. Thus, it was with considerable ill-
feeling that I struggled forth from the
warmth of the old four-poster one frigid
January morning, faced with the somewhat
dismal prospect of returning to the local in-
stitute of learning. Even the knowledge
that it was to a new modern classroom that
I was returning failed to elate me. I shud-
dered at the idea of another six months of
the dull routine of reading books and writ-
ing down the answers. Thus, the noose of
school life had once more settled firmly
about my neck.
There are times that try men's souls, and
to me, one of these is the early rising, hours
before noon, to trudge off to school in the
full fury of an Alaskan blizzard. Upon ar-
rival at school, I sank limply onto, and into
my bench, and attempted to catch the
proverbial forty winks. However, some
brazen pedagogue, full of knowledge, some-
how managed to penetrate my foggy brain,
and poured into it literally streams of literal
lorel I am not one for such merry chit-
chat, and it was with a glassy gaze that I
observed the proceedings. But, as I inti-
mated before, this outpouring did not last
Aroused by a thunderous voice filled with
righteous indignation, I sprang to the alert,
only to discover that this voice, sounding
like the Last Trumpet, and fairly dripping
with momentous news, was merely part of
an elaborate P.A. system designed to keep
the less attentive students on their toes.
School teachers, the mainsprings in the
daily routine I now faced, are, more or less,
admitted to be the curse of the human race.
This unfortunate position arises from their
failure to give the sleeping student his
sporting chance of survival. I observed one
such hapless specimen plucked from his seat
by a hardened veteran of learning who, in
this pose, assumed the expression of a vege-
tarian fishing a caterpillar out of the salad.
After his victory was assured, the conquer-
or of lethargy regarded his class, and, it
seemed, especially me, with an air of in-
tense suspicion. I felt as though I had been
caught robbing the baby's piggy bank on
the eve of the big race!
Now, I'm not much of a lad for the birds
and the trees, together with the great open
spaces, as a rule, so, instead of fleeing to the
hills, I decided to remain in this crowded,
but comfortable classroom. Thus, the olive
branch was exchanged by pupil and peda-
gogue, and the dove of peace once more
hovered over our second home.
Harvey Smith, XIIC.
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A Rude Awakening
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I was twenty years old and my name was
Anne Matthews. I had just graduated from
XYoodlark College for Young Ladies and this
was the night of the Graduation Ball. My
escort, Tommy Landers, was to call for me
at nine. All through that day I kept peek-
ing into the closet at the beautiful blue vel-
vet gown that hung there. After a- flurry
of excitement to get ready for the great
occasion I was all decked out for a heavenly
Sharp at nine Tommy's Cadillac convert-
ible drew up in front of the house and with
my gardenia corsage pinned to my coat,
Tommy and I were off to a gala evening.
VVe arrived at the ball-room at the same
time as a throng of other gaily-dressed
socialites entered. The crowd was brilliant
with gowns of all hues set against a back-
ground of black and white tuxedoes. I went
immediately to the powder room and after
giving the final touch to my hair, pinning
the corsage to my dress and exchanging ex-
clamations of delight and excitement with
the other girls, I proceeded toward the
dance-floor. The imported orchestra played
waltzes and then out of nowhere Mel Torme
appeared and sang low and softly so that
Tommy and I danced on a cloud till inter-
mission. We helped ourselves from the
punch bowl and to dainty little sandwiches
just as I reached for a little cake with
pink icing I heard a startling noise-"-Ianel
jane! Get up! It's seven o'clock and you
don't want to miss your bus!" It was my
mother calling me for breakfast, calling me
out of the world of fantasy back into the
mundane routine of school and books. My
name was no longer Anne Matthews. I was
just jane Martin. It was seven a.m., not
midnight. It was the day of the At-Home
and there I was with my year-old pink
formal instead of my dream creation. I was
seventeen not twenty, and "Tommy Lan-
ders" was just "the boy next door." I
knew that the "convertible" would be a '40
Chev. and that the only man in tails at the
Hop would be our jazzy French teacher.
Consequently I settled back into reality and
went off to school in a happy frame of mind
at the prospect of the delightful time I
would have at the Hop.
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VVhen, after years of coveting such a
prize, my sisters and I finally acquired a
second-hand bicycle, our excitement had no
parallel in family history.
I was one of the shareholders in this won-
derful new property, but, alas! I had never
learned to ride. Worse still, I had never
even summoned enough courage to mount
the terrifying modern machine, colloquially
known as a "bike", '
My two sisters, both younger than I, as-
sured me that there was nothing to it. "You
just get on, take hold of the handle bars,
pedal with both legs, and when the bike be-
gins to move, you're all right. You can't
fall". Without being deliberately mislead-
ing, my informants omitted a number of
Beth and Perry had been coursing about
the countryside on borrowed machines, for
five years at least. I-Iow different from
their lean, timorous sister who, at seven-
teen, had never yet clutched the clammy
handle bars of a bike! My sisters were
very noble about my handicap. "If you
can't learn," gurgled Beth, "we'll refund
your money." This patronizing kindness
from a child four years my junior, was too
much to suffer in silence. Come what may,
I would master the intricacies of cycling,
and by my own efforts. Two sisters tag-
ging alone, exchanging quips at my expense,
would only discourage and impede progress.
Now determined, I donned an old jersey
and a pair of faded slacks which could be
rolled up, if necessary. With tattered and
terrified locks braided into pigtails, I was
ready for the struggle. I timed my first
lesson to coincide with one of those rare
occasions when the two potential hecklers
were absent, and for my initial attempt, I
,chose a remote section of the road.
It was a brisk fall afternoon, but from the
moment I teetered on the seat of the bike,
the sun seemed to shine with increased heat.
Clenching the handle bars, I moved forward
a fraction of an inch. VVhy did the machine
wobble so cruelly? In an effort to keep my
balance, I left my left shoe free to draw
along the ground. Surely, having had re-
course to such a precaution, I could remain
upright and dignified. Stubborn, unman-
ageable wheel! How could one be expected
to steer, and at the same time concentrate
upon pedalling and maintaining balance? I
felt my pigtails falling already, with frustra-
tion and annoyance.
The bicycle and I staggered a few paces
along the road. Two four-year-olds popped
out from the hedge to witness this unusual
scene. "It ain't going right, is it? You
can't ride yet, can you?" Dear, little
round-eyed cherubs! With an effort, I
strained my frozen face-muscles into a
"Joyce is just learning. Everyone has to
learn, you know." My audience, without
replying, disappeared. A few minutes later
they returned, each sailing by on a red
tricycle with a speed which left me far be-
hind on the road.
Now along the road pranced the most en-
terprising ten-year-old in my Sunday school
class. Smug in the possession of a new
bike, which he had learned to ride after one
day's effort, Spud folded his arms across his
chest. Thus in a typical attitude of mascu-
line disapproval, he surveyed the solitary
rider. "Do you think you'll ever make it
go?" I moistened my lips, and felt grateful
that the boys in our family realized they had
a sister. "Of course. You wouldn't ex-
pect me to get on and ride the bike right
VVould you like me to get behind and
With a start of consternation, I waved
him away. "No thanks, Spud. I'd rather
go alone." At this moment Spud's mother
summoned him to perform an errand. Never
before had I felt so tender towards his
After more than an hour's panting and
straining, I still had not improved my tech-
nique. The handle bars proved no less
rebellious now than at the outset of my les-
son, and the front wheel refused to co-
operate. A few minutes later my bicycle
vaulted up the terrace and precipitated its
rider upon the grass. As I toppled, I had to
dodge sideways to avoid embracing the
Now the voice of discretion made itself
audible. "Better say 'quits' for the day and
try tomorrow when you're not so tired."
Painfully l wheeled our bike into the shed.
l was trying to recall that poem about
"keeping on, keeping on!" The following
afternoon, before the lesson began, I padded
the brutal seat with three folds of pink
brushed cotton. Mother pointed out that
the colour of my improvised cushion was, to
say the least, a little conspicuous. I assured
her that I was more concerned about com-
fort than about appearance.
The day before, when I first braved the
road, Smutts, unaware of her mistress's ad-
ventures, had been slumbering in the back
kitchen. On this second occasion my faith-
ful canine, with a twinkle in her eyes, fol-
lowed me out. In the next two hours her
respect for me must have dwindled appre-
ciably. She pattered behind, as I straggled
along, pedalling like a stork with only one
leg. Never a whimper or a snort of ridicule
but Smutts' behaviour betrayed boredom
and resignation. VVas this grim, pig-tailed
Being really her Heroic Heroine?
Then it happened! just for a few sec-
onds. I kept two feet on the pedals, and at
the same time. This realization startled me
so that I ran berserk, and found the bike and
myself on uncomfortably intimate terms
with our neighbour's garbage can.
VVith bleeding knees I limped home and
deposited the two-wheeled vehicle of tor-
ture in its accustomed place. Before
mother came I had administered Hrst aid to
my knees, and before she could comment on
the purple bumps which bore witness to
many anguished moments, I explained,
"Well, anyway, I can ride just a little,
The next day Perry rushed up the road
just in time to see me see-sawing along on
the "Green Hornet", as our machine had
been named. Aware of a critical audience,
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Front Row: C. Kennedy, W. Ghesquiere, 0. Sharp, D. Moore, H. Kipp, J. Augustine, J. Zebic.
Absent: A. Fletcher, J. Milton, F. Ratz, J. Stilwell.
Back Row: C. McCollow, J. Myers, G. VanDaele, Mr. Murray, D. Harris, R. Hillis, D. Muir, J. Rodgers.
Middlegog: M. Neff, I. Sinden, E. Baldwin, M. Courtney, R. MacAinsh, B. Earl, M. Caswell, R. Cupples,
Front Row: L. Louch, P. Tondreau, M. Treffry, P. Herman, E. Hirt.
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My Trip to Europe
On Vlfednesday, the twenty-third of June,
1950, I set out for England. My mother
and I boarded a train at Ingersoll. Witli a
chug and a snort the great engine pulled
away and the figures of my father and
brother became smaller and smaller. I set-
tled down and began thinking of what was
going to happen. I was going to a strange
land, to see a strange people. Yes, to me
this was the greatest adventure in my life.
At Toronto we changed trains and went
to Montreal, where we had breakfast. From
here we were soon bound for Halifax. Dur-
ing the train ride to Halifax we passed
through New Brunswick, where we saw
many deep valleys, and Nova Scotia, where
we saw many interesting tidal waves.
Vile were soon in Halifax and aboard the
ship, the Aquitania. Wie had a comfortable
cabin and at 11 130 that night we set sail for
England. Although it was very strange to
be aboard an object that swayed back and
forth, I was sea-sick only one afternoon.
Then on july the second, we landed at
Southampton. From there we travelled to
London, where we caught a glimpse of the
London Bridge and of VVestminster Abbey.
From Victoria Station we travelled to
Dover. After staying at a Residential
Hotel for the night, we caught the ferry for
Ostende, Belgium, just across the English
Channel. About a stone's throw from Dover
we could see all the ruins through the fog
and glimpsed the famous "XVhite Cliffs of
Dover". Soon I met all the people I had
heard my parents talk about so often. As
we travelled through the country from
Dstende to Louvre, where my grandparents
lived, I noticed immediately the difference
in the roads over there. Cobblestone roads
were very common and villages and houses
closer together. My grandparents were
very glad to see us and I soon settled down
to live in a Belgian village.
Three weeks later my mother and I left,
with my uncle, for Brussels. Brussels is a
city about the size of Detroit. The most
beautiful things, in my opinion, are the
fountains that stand in the city squares.
The stores are large and spacious, occupying
an entire block. In the ice rink there we
saw a revue much like Sonja Henie's.
. . ,
On the way home from the revue we
stopped at an inn, where an artist drew por-
traits in sand. This is done by placing
grains of different colours and sizes. These
are fixed on a canvas covered with a sticky
substance. This art requires a great deal of
skill and patience.
About a week later we left for Kortryh to
see a parade. Here one may see many beau-
tiful buildings, but also many ruins caused
by the bombings in the last world war. The
market-place is an intricate pattern of
flowery lanes that ,weave in and out to form
a Hower garden. The parade lasted three
hours and the peoples of different lands
were all represented in their native cos-
During my stop in Brussels we ate in a
Brussels restaurant. How they prepare the
food and in what quantities they eat it, may
surprise you. First comes the appetizer,
usually a glass of rare old wine. This is fol-
lowed by an hors d'oeuvre, usually a kind of
vegetable salad with such ingredients as
herring, carrots, lettuce and onions. Next
you have bouillon, which is, as many of you
know, a kind of soup. Then you may have
fish, a very small fish painstakingly pre-
pared. One may also have an oyster. Then
you are offered a fruit, a muskmelon or
grapefruit. Your meal is always accom-
panied by wine. VVait, you are not finished
yet. QI thought I was, too, but my uncle
soon convinced me I was not.D You have
yet to eat the main course, steak, potato
chips, lettuce, tomatoes and peas. This is
followed by coffee and pastry, then a small
piece of cheese, and lastly, a cocktail to
wash it all down.
My last trip, before leaving for Canada,
was to Paris. As we drove along, we
passed over the coal pits of Lille. Beauti-
ful farms lay stretched along the road and
we saw magnificent ancient chateaux here
and there. Soon we reached Paris, with its
Eiffel Tower, Arch of Triumph, tall ,sky-
scrapers, and its monstrous opera house
with statues imbedded in concrete frames.
I visited one of the largest banks in France.
It is three stories thigh and is guarded by
more than 30 policemen. Paris has a sub-
way and an elevated railway. Its streets
are spacious and the residential homes are
very beautiful and called "irelas". The his-
toric statues and buildings are exquisite
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monuments to the artistic minds of the
On my return trip my uncle took me by
way of the coast and I saw the ruins of
Dieppe and Calais. The foxholes where the
Germans lay in wait for our troops can still
be seen. From a hilltop we could see the
towering peak of Viiny, a monument to
those who died for freedom.
The time for departure was inevitably
drawing closer, although both my mother
and I dreaded it, for I, too, had grown to
love these people and their customs.
Our trip back was uneventful and even
though I was very glad to see my father and
brother, I still look back on my trip as a
wonderful expereince and one which I hope
I will never forget.
jenny Ghesquire, I IB.
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make a study of the proper procedure in a
business ofhce. This study is called Office
Practice. In it we hnd how many different
classes of mail there are t4j, and the differ-
ent prices of each, depending on the differ-
ent weights. Believe it or not, there is also
a right and wrong method of answering the
You History students who envy us, need
not look so envious. You learn what hap-
pens, where, and when. We learn why.
This subject is called Economics. In it we
learn why a dollar is worth a hundred cents
in one country and a hundred and six cents
in another country. XVe learn why the dif-
ference, and how money came into being in
the first place, also how prices are affected
by supply and demand. Instead of dates,
we have our technical work too, in changing
an amount of money into English, American
and Canadian equivalents.
Even though you claim that we do not
suffer the agony of Geometry, Algebra, or
Trigonometry, try figuring out Insurance
questions sometime for fun. In one ques-
tion you are asked to find the principal, the
next the premium, and perhaps in a third
question the amount paid by the company.
Nine times out of ten there are 63 or some
other odd number of days involved.
Please do not think that I or any of us
wish to start a feud or battle, between Gen-
eral and Commercial students. QWe'd be
rather outnumberedj. I have just taken the
liberty of pointing out that we too work.
Joyce Hibbert, XIIC.
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Back Row: J. Kisielis, J. Knautz, D. Turnbull, C. Dennis, A. Stover, G. Carson, M. Wingrove.
Fourth Row: V. Laur, J. Fitzgcraid. J. Merriott, M. Cosyns, M. Chilton, Mr. Campbell, M. Mason, N.
Pritchard, D. Jarret, B. Bowiby, G. Deli, S. Saw, S. Scruton, E. Sowa.
Third Row: E. Heckford, I. Saxton, J. Smith, D. Sinden, M. Sandham, M. J. Arthur, S. Drake, N. Pegg,
M. Armstrong, J. Smith, M. Marlatt.
Front Row: A. Williams, G. Ketchabaw, R. Lowe, D. Fish, H. Floyd, D. Dutton.
Absent: P. Pegg.
Back Row: R. Neff, D. Hutchison, B. Baxter, M. Cornell, M. L. Ketchabaw, C. Dreyer, D. Jennings, H.
Jennings, D. Cole.
Middle Row: M. Atkinson, E. Barnes, E. Tondreau, L. Fairbairn, Mr. Tulloch, F. Girvin, K. Yallop, J.
Verbauwhede, M. Barnes.
Front Row: D. Ostrander, D. McQuiggan, J, Gerow, B. Osborne, S. Grastas, D. Foster.
Back Row: S. Doyle, D. McKenney, J. Leach, A. Turner, 0. Legein, C. Hale, R. Nagy, R. MacLennan,
G. Neale. .
Fourth Row: B. Vanderhoek, R. Mason, F. Knautz, A. Sloboda, S. Smith, S. Loucks, S. Eichenberg, L.
Hogarth, G. Harries, C. Demeyere, W. Popham.
Third Row: H. I-lorlick, M. Jones, J. Hicks, B. Morrison, S. Jenson, E. Cowell, M. Hillner, J. Knautz, H.
Front Row: B. Austin, R. Burnett, R. Stewart, W. Hoyle, M. Deliindt, A. DeVol, C. Crevitn.
Back Row: D. Franklin, R. Tyrrell, L. Chambers, C. Rogers, R. Alward, F. Vyse, H. Lambert, I. Aldworth,
Third Row: B. Schotsch, I. Darrow, P. Ross, S. Rokeby, M. Glover, C. Franklin, M. Nunn, L. Lounsbury,
E. Lee, J. Diver, C. Carson, Mr. Taylor.
Second Row: J. Scrimgeour, A. Silverthorne, C. Rankin, E. Fazakas, N. House, F. Lockwood, S. Jones,
L, Claringbold, B, Mattheus, L. Simmons, J. Allen.
Front Row: C. Thomas, B. Franklin, W. Coyle, R. Wilson.
Back Row: R. Livingston, S. Sitts, J. Miller, R. Mills, N. Ward, A. Roloson, D. MacDonald, C. Rigole,
Middle Row: M. Smith, J. Hetherington, M. J. Yallop, P. Maloney, Miss Field, M. Moir, G. Maeckle-
bergh, C. Smith, V. Denys.
Front Row: K. Marlatt, M. Ludwig, G. Kneller, M. Main, D. Sherman, J. Loluch, L. Bates.
Absent: L. Nunn.
Back Row: R. lngraham, W. Newman, A. Spriet, l. Horton, P. Jackson, R. Gregson, R. Bratty, V.
Holmes, G. Buckrell, H. Mueller. '
Third Row: J. McAllister, L. Rokeby, E. Sergeant, M. E. McLeod, G. Demaiter, Mr. Dicks, F. Demaiter,
D, Franklin, W. Collings, S. Jones.
Second Row: J. Ghesquiere, L. Medai, F. Makins, E. Slama, M. Stroud, J, Faulkner, S. Jackson, L. Chute,
B. Lambert, J. Hetherington.
Front Row: R. Willuert, R. Galloway, E. Heckford, W. Waltl, M. Goegebuer, E.. Robbins, J. Milner.
Back Row: W. Franklin, L. Jackson, D. Richards, Miss Ostrander, G. Leatherdale, H. Hozer, J. Alexan-
der, P. Gibson.
Middle Row: M. Cooper, M. Dawson, B. Burn, E. Gibson, M. Ball, L. Agur, G. Haycock, M. Cooper, P.
Front Row: J. Bell, J. Fish, G. Horlick, V. Harvey.
Absent: l. Busskiewicz, L. Brinn, S. Bell, l. Fazakas.
Back Row: C. Ronson, K. Kelly, N. Mason, Miss Grieve, D. MacLennan, S. Tait, S. Mayorcnak, J.
Middle Row: W. I-leckford, H. Knautz, M. Mabee, K. Sandor, M. Thompson, A. Nichols, M. Pearce, A.
Front Row: G. Webster, T. Varga, P. Seres, C. Wilkinson, L. Libitz.
Absent: F. Monk, B. Truefitt, J. Jones.
Back Row: R. Claringbold, J. Nezezon, J. Moran, F. Phillips, W. Bradlield.
Third Row: D. Grant, A. Choma, B. A. Ewerth, M. Girvin, C. Wilson, M. Verscheure, R. Bennell.
Second Row: Y. Burnett, E. Biener, M. Buti, M. L. Pegg, B. Maecklebergh, J. McQueen, Mr. Alxander.
Front Row: J. Sinden, A. Sharp, R. Lucas, R. Clues.
A Country Dance
In the country, the main feature of social
life is the country dance, and now, with a
background of noise in the loudest sense of
the word, merriment, and "corn", I would
like you to come with me to one of these
The country dance is usually held in the
one-room community hall. There is an un-
curtained stage at the front, and old-
fashioned wood-stove in the centre of the
floor, and a neat row of backless and al-
most legless chairs along the three walls.
It is in this building that some fifty men,
women, and offspring gather, usually on
Friday nights, to expel the excess energy
they have accumulated during the week.
The people start to assemble about nine
o'clock but the dance is not in full swing
until ten-thirty. During this hour and a
half the men just stand around, discussing
egg prices, sales, tractors and any new
calves, recently born. The women rake
over the coals all the other women that are
not there, while the children are having the
time of their lives playing "touch-tag" and
"crows and cranes" in the middle of the
floor. Then comes the arrival of "The
Punkin Centre Corn Huskers" who are to
render the evening's music. This orchestra
consists of two iiddlers, a pianist and a gen-
tleman who plays guitar, mouth organ, and
drums simultaneously, if you please!
The next ten minutes are occupied by the
tuning up of the fiddles and all eyes are
glued on the musicians. Then a good swift
polka brings the spellbound audience to its
senses, and young and old commence to lim-
ber up their joints and get into the swing of
things. This number having been execu-
ted, an old-timer friskily jumps to the stage,
picks up the tin megaphone, and drawls into
it, "Fill up th' floor!" A square dance fol-
The floor is filled in a minute with sets of
old and young. During the prelude to the
dance the veterans jig themselves into the
mood, while the shy ones stand awkwardly,
heads bent. Then the caller shouts, "Alle-
mande left, the corners all," words which
draw a "Whoopee" from all present, and
After the people have put themselves back
together and caught a breath or two, they
join the orchestra in a quieter two-step.
This is followed by a schottische, and here
it is that the old-timers shine.
At about three o'clock it is decided that
the dance had better come to a close. Dur-
ing the course of the evening Mrs. Plough-
handle has danced the heel off her new pair
of paddy green spikes. Old Mr. Hogtrough,
overexcited, has swallowed the juicy morsel
of "Copenhagen" that he has been enjoying
all evening. Mrs. Kettle has lost one of her
children. Ah well, she has eleven others to
keep her company. Nevertheless, everyone
has had a Hcrackin' good time."
In conclusion, if the time comes when you
are most disheartened and are even con-
sidering ending it all, find out if there is a
country dance being held anywhere, attend
it, and just see how HAPPY life CAN be!
On second thought, maybe you had better
Betty Grey, XIII.
Streaking, fleeting clouds lie by
Where as eastern lands do die,
The blazing sun-god's rays
Are filled through a daze
Painting skies cerulean hue,
Majestic purple, golden blue.
Dancing columns of silver glaze
of clouds in the maze
Floating in a silent harmony
Of lustrous colour symphony.
VVally Hoyle, IIA.
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LES ECOLES EN BELGIQUE
Par Liliane Simons Grade X-B
Comme dans presque toute l'Europe les
la Belgique sont tres bien
C'est au regret de beaucoup d'eleves que
compulsive iusqu'au quatorze
ans. Pour ajouter at leur douleur, le mini-
stere d'education pense a prolonger l'obli-
gatoire d'un aux.
gatoire d'un an.
On y trouve deux genres d'ecoles,
liecole d'etat et les ecoles libres.
Sous les ecoles libres on trouve des
ecoles conduites par l'eglise catholique et
les ecoles conduites par des particuliers.
Les enfants vont at l'ecole de leur troisi-
eine ans et y recoivent une education pre-
parative pour la premiere degre. Cn appelle
cette section de petits "LC jafdlfl CICS C11-
fants". C'est fi Page de six qu'on entre dans
la premiere degre et que la vie scolaire
Comme la Belgique est un petit pays
avec une population diverse on y trouve
des langues differentes. Les deux langues
dominantes sont le francais au Sud et le
Hamand au Nord. Par consequent les deux
langues sont compulsives dans toutes les
Les ecoles publiques apprennent presque
les memes branches que les ecoles publiques
du Canada. Les diiferences sont qu'ils
apprennent le francais depuis le premiere
degre. Les methodes ne sont pas si mod-
ernes et leur opinion est qu'on donne trop
de liberte aux enfants d'Amerique. Mal-
heureusement les ecoliers canadiens et
americains ne realisent pas cette liberte.
Aussi on y a des branches qui durent une
heure au lieu d'une demi-heure ce qui a
Vavantage quion ne se sent pas comme si
on venait de faire une marches de cinq milles.
On a une demi-heure de recreation au matin
mais nulle recreation dans l'apres-midi.
Apres l'ecole publique on peut aller a
l'ecole moyenne dont les degres correspon-
dent avec les premiers degres des "High
Schools" d'ici. On y apprend. Le neer-
landais, le francais, l'anglais et l'allemand,
la geometrie, l'histoire, la geograpliie,
l'algebre, le commerce, la musique, et ainsi
de suite. On y donne beaucoup d'attention
au development physical, on fait beaucoup
de gymnastique et on nage une fois par
semaine. Pour les faire plus strictes on a
des ecoles pour filles et des ecoles pour
On peut aussi aller a Vathene apres
l'ecole publique, et les degres y correspon-
dent avec celles des "High Schools" seule-
ment, ils contiennent six degres au lieu de
La misere avec les devoirs y est plus
grande qu'1c1 et les professeurs font tout
leur possible 51 tenir les enfants a la maison.
Les premieres ecoles etaient fonclees
par l'eglise catholique et c'est a elle aussi
que la Belgique doit la fondation des deux
premieres. universites celles de Louvain et
de Bruxelles. C'est aussi a elle que la Belgi-
que doit ses nombreux colleges.
L'annee passee se deroulait un petit
incident qui montre tres bien quel respect
et quel amour les collegiens tiennent pour
leur ville et l'esprit du Vieux bon temps qui
brouille encore entre eux!
C'et-ait entre le college d'Anvers et le
college de Malines.
Dans le quatorzieme siecle, Anvers et
Malines se combattaient pour une poupee,
appelee "Son Seigneuru et qui etait la mas-
cotte de la ville d'Anvers. Malines la lui
avait arrachee et elle restait a Malines
jusqu'a l'annee derniere quand quelques
collegiens d'Anvers l'avaient enlevee du
musee de Malines.
Les collegiens anversois etaient si
heureux qu'ils manquaient d'aller ia. l'ecole
et il faisaient la tournee de la ville avec de
la musique et beaucoup de tumulte en
entrainant la poupee entre eux.
Leur joie allait si loin que quelques-uns
d'eux faisaient des feux dans les rues et que
meme la Police etait alertee pour tenir
l'ordre entre ces "rebelles". Enlin, la poupee
etait presentee au maire d'Anvers et apres
un jour de joie retournee au musee de
Il est aussi la coutume dans presque
toutes les ecoles de faire un voyage toutes
les annees. Selon le degre on fait des tours
dans la patrie et en France, en Hollande,
en Luxembourg, en Suisse ou en Angleterre.
On lo e dans des "Auber es. our la
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Jeunesse une societe qui sest distribuee
dans beaucoup de pays et ou on a du loge-
ment et des re as at un rix convenable.
Vous ririez, mais c'est naturel la-bas
que les garcons portent des culottes. Peut-
etre ca vous semblez extravagant et ridi-
cule mais c'est l'usage, et ca montre que
ce ne sont pas seulement les frlles qui ont
de belles jambes!
En outre de ces ecoles que j'ai nom-
mees on y trouve aussi des ecoles de musi-
que et des conservatoires qui permettent
a tout le monde un developpement musicale.
Surtout des groupes de gymnastes sont
devenus populaires et une large -Societe,
appellee "La mere du nord" contenant cinq
cents eleves est un des plus grand du pays.
On y forme des danseuse et des acrobates
mais beaucoup d'enfant, la joignent pour
leur sante. Ces groupes donnent des pre-
sentations dans plusieurs villes du pays.
Quelques eleves superieurs sont en train de
s'entrainer pour les jeux olympique de
Un Belge ressemble at un Francais,
vigoureux et vif, les ecoliers sont eveilles
et une saillie de temps en temps les aide
dans leurs etudes.
fEditor's Note: Liliane, who came to
Canada in May, 1950, lived all her life in
Belgium and attended school therej
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LES POUSSES EXTIRPEES
La partie de notre menage dont je suis
le plus Her c'est le jardin. Notre jardin est
assez grand-vers vingt-sept metres de
long sur quatorze metres de large. Un tiers
de cette terre est du gazon et tandis que
nous cultivons quelques legumes a present,
nous esperons qu'un jour le jardin sera tout
plein de fleurs.
Les lits a fleurs sont les plus beaux au
printemps lorsque s'epanouissent les tulipes,
mais cet an nous eumes de l'ennui au sujet
de nos tulipes. Un matin, en cherchant des
pousses, j'etais ebahi d'en voir que plusieurs
avaient ete extirpees dans une maniere qui
faisait penser au resultat de l'operation des
Tenant absolument fi trouver une solu-
tion, je demandai a mon pere, qui est mati-
nal, cle guetter soigneusement le jardin
avant d'aller au travail a six heures et demic
Au luout d'une semaine il clecouvrit la
raison pour cet etat-quelque chose de bien
simple. Un petit lapin qui habitait la ravine
au fond du jardin avait monte la colline la
nuit pour manger les pousses fraiches!
Alors, je me rappelai qu'en automne,
en sarclant les fraises, j'avais trouve la
demeure d'une famille de lapins, et je les
avais aimes beaucoup! Que j'avais ate
Par Richard Jones. XIII
Un jour pendant les vacances quelques
jeunes gens de motre vousinage et moi
nous nous sommes decides a faire un pique-
nique. Nous avons emballe notre panier et
apres une collation, nous sommes partis en
auto pour le lac. Apres que nous y avons
atteint, nous avons joue au cache-cache, au
baseball, et toutes les jeux plus gai. A midi
nous avons etendu la nappe, deballe les
comestibles, et nous avons mange notre
diner. Puis nous sommes partis au bois a
cueillir des Heurs. Plus tard nous sommes
revenus au lac et nous sommes alles nager
devant notre depart pour chez nous a peu
pres cinq heures. Nous avons passe une
journee agreable au lac.
Joyce Hicks, XI-A
UNE AVENTURE NOCTURNE
Un soir, apres avoir assiste a I'eglise,
mon amie et moi nous conduisions l'auto ei
la campagne. Nous etions bien aise de
pouvoir faire une promenade parce qu'il
faisait bien chaud. Alors mon amie a en-
trevu une lumiere dans Ia foret eloignee.
Cette lumiere nous a effrayees parce qu'un
grand feu etait ce dont nous semblions avoir
particulierement peur. Nous avons decide
d'envoyer chercher un avertisseur d'incen-
die. Mettre cette idee it execution il faut
que nous allions it la ville. Nous avons fait
ceci fr toute Vitesse. Une investigation du
feu etait fait et l'on en a trouve la cause
etre la combustion spontanee. Le feu etait
bientot eteint et nous sommes rentres chez
Par Margaret I-Iowey, XIII
UNE AVENTURE NOCTURNE
Un soir, je faisais encore mon devoir, a
une heure. fetais tres fatiguee, mais mon
devoir etait presque fini. Tout at coup,
j'entendis un bruit etrange. Je jetai un coup
d'oeil au bout de la salle, et j'y vis une
grande poule, en efifet Ia plus grande poule
que j'avais jamais vue. Des frissons moi
couraient sur la peau. Je ne sus pas ce que
faire. La poule s'avancai, mais je m'assis
silencieusement incapable de me remuer.
Elle vint tout pres de moi. Puis je lui don-
nai un coup de pied. Je glissai de ma chaise
et je tombai lourdement sur le plancher. Je
jetai un coup d'oeil autour de moi. Ou
l'oiseau etait-il? Puis je comprenais. La
poule n'avait ete quiun cauchemare et j'en
etait bien aise. Apres cela, je ne mange
jamais 'la poule frite pour une collation
Par Maxine Sanderson, XIII
Heck and twenty,
This French sure gets me,
Guess I'll be seventy
Before I subdue thee.
Uoan Merriott, XAD
PARLEZ-VOUS FRANCAIS ?
You do not need to answer the title
question, but if you would like an easy Cso
the experts sayj way to learn the language
in hand, buy a newspaper entitled "Fran-
cais a la Page" or visit the French people
in their native land.
VVe tried the former, and for the mere
sum of thirty-five cents received five issues
of this bi-monthly paper. Besides current
events, which were not so current when we
read them, there were charming editorials,
humorous items, jokes, and cross-word
puzzles, a help in vocabulary.
In respect to the infallibility ofthe
paper I cannot vouch for it, but I can, at
least, guarantee its enjoyableness to the
Margaret Cooper, XII-A
Miss Ostrander: "Translate this sentence,
please, Noel. 'Mon chein est plus joli que
celui de mon professeur'."
Noel Mason: "My dog is better-looking
than my teacher's.U
Miss Ostrander: "I'm glad you put the
'si on teacher."
QIVI aybelle Thompson, XIIBD
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The rise and fall of the Roman Empire
was a great event in the history of the
world. W'hat were the reasons for the
growth of this great empire? Rome grew
because of the virtues of her people. She
was great because her citizens were patri-
otic: she expanded because her army was
obedient to stern discipline, and because in-
dividuals were brave, bold, and courageous,
she had the support of her conquered
peoples because she was tolerant and treat-
ed them kindly.
The aim of the Roman education in re-
publican times was to make a nation of
brave warriors and dutiful citizens. As the
virtues and ideals required were mostly of
the stern variety, the best opportunities for
putting them into practice came in war.
Accordingly, the highest results of this
training were reached in the Samnite Wars
-a period thereafter known as the golden
age of heroism and virtue. One of the most
prominent heroes of these wars was the
manly consul, Publius Decius. Each consul
had dreamed on the night before a battle
that the side would win whose general
would willingly give his life for his country.
Both were eager to do this, but it was de-
cided that the one whose troops first began
to give way should be the victim. The
troops of Decius being the first to fall back,
the consul rode into the thickest throng, of
the enemy, perishing on their spears. This
valorous deed had little effect on the enemy,
but it rallied the Romans, who went on to
win the battle.
A citizen of republican times was, in the
highest degree, obedient to authority, pious,
frugal, and generally honest. So highly
were these ideals worshipped, that the pen-
alty for infringement was death. There are
many stories like that of Titus Manlius,
who, as a consul during a Samnite War,
ordered his beloved son to be beheaded for
disobeying orders, even though a victory
resulted from the breach of discipline.
The title, "The Brave Deed of Mucius
Scaevolaf' reminds us of the time when we
had to wearily translate that passage from
Latin For Today. This story is illustrative
of the courage of the Roman soldier. Rome
was being besieged during the course of the
war, and Caius Mucius was sent into the
enemy's camp to kill their king, however,
he killed the king's secretary by mistake.
lNhen he was brought be fore the king, he
was threatened with being burned alive if
he did not reveal whatever plots had been
made. Mucius thrust his right hand into
the altar fire and said to the king, "See, how
little those think of the body who have
glory in view." The king was too brave a
man himself not to appreciate the bravery
of his enemy, and he ordered the young
man to be sent home unharmed. By this
exploit, Caius Mucius earned his other
Typical of the fanaticism associated with
discipline, the following story shows how
profound was the regard of a Roman for
the niceties of respect: The general, Fabius
Cunctator, had a brilliant son, who was
made consul. This office put him at the
head of the army, above his father. The
general rode up to greet his son as usual,
but the son ordered him to dismount before
he ventured to speak to a consul. The gen-
eral, whom all Rome delighted to honour,
was greatly pleased, and said, "My son, I
wished to see whether you would remember
the respect due to you as consul of the
VVhen Camillus was campaigning against
the Etruscans, and was about to start a
siege of Falerii, a school master approached
him with a group of students. He put forth
the plan that Camillus keep the boys and, in
that way, force their fathers in Falerii to
surrender, and he expected a great reward
for his suggestion. However, Camillus
answered indignantly, "XVe do not make
war on boys. VVhen I win, I win by brav-
ery, labour, and armsfy He then tied the
tutorls hands behind his back, and gave the
boys the privilege of whipping him back to
town. This story illustrated the sense of
fair play that had been developed by this
race of warriors.
The forgetting of the ideals and virtues,
along with other factors, and the relaxation
from discipline, brought about the gradual
disintegration of the Roman Empire, leav-
ing her weak for invasion by the barbarians.
Mary Elizabeth McLeod, VIB.
Latin Crossword Puzzle
Ry K. Sandor, XIIU
love fimperative singxj
Roman ll'lZl.l'l'S name fabbrevj
having been warned fneut. sin
Roman man's name fabbrev.j
thing fabl. sing.J
to that place
passive verb ending, lst. perso
nut flst. 2 lettersj
room of Roman house fabl.j
night fclat. sing.J
Roman numeral 500
as long as flast 3 lettersj
Roman numeral lOl
Roman numeral 5
he is standing
he himself fabl. singzj
having used fmasc. pl. nomj
1. native land face. singj
2. before noon fabbrevj
5. rising fabl. singj
S. stiffness face. singj
ll. masc. sing. acc. ending of 2nd. decl.
l4. "pure i-stemu acc. sing. ending
15. inasc. sing. nom. ending of 2nd, decl.
. I go
22. you fs.j are
25. he is
26. Roman emperor
28. inhabitant flst. 4 lettersj
32. you are present
33. I throw
34. I hate
35. sailor flst. 3 lettersj
36. all fmasc. sing. 1lO1l'l.D
37. I help
Answers elsewhere in the book.
Cervus Nasum Rudolphus
Cervus nasum Rudolphus I
Habuit rubrum et clarum
Sique umquam videris
Ardere dices eum. i
Ceteri omnes cervi
Non sinebant Rudolphuni
Tune Diei vespero
Dictum venit Claus
"Rudolphe, naso claro
Nonne me nocte ducis?y'
Cervi clamabant gaudio
Et eum amabant-quam!
Rudolphe, naso rubro
VVally Hoyle, XIA.
fTo the tune of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed
Caesar in Cross Section
Caesar, the strong and verbose imperator,
Did ne'er as he fought see himself as an
VVith swords capiendi and aid mittendum,
He doubtless thought little of aping Tenny-
He sendeth legatos, duces convocavit,
VVhile semper his soldiers encouraged, in-
Yet, all with precise and compacta Latina
He sat in his tent to write down what he'd
If only his army maximus were not-
If only by telo Gallo he'd been shot-
If even betrayed or illiterate, we'd not
Have to read in detail his pugnas and what-
Which things having failed, however, we're
And compelled to digest all the battles he
Deinde or denique, fwhatever you pleasej,
Legati ab hostibus come, clasp his knees,
And offer entreaties, themselves being
To Caesar to spare them, immimos pug-
But still obsides flagitare, insisteth
The bold imperator, or else he resisteth!
Twenty-two chapters, three hundred lines
The eloquent Julius, the wordy narrator,
Replaces his sword as he gloats on success,
And, foedere facto, ends the whole hectic
Richard jones, XIII
Have you ever been in Montreal? It is
a very pretty city with its quaint streets
and buildings and modern ones too, The
old streets are narrow and dark and the
buildings are big and dirtyg however, in
contrast, in the newer zones the houses are
neat and clean and the streets are wide. In
fact it surprised one to see that city streets
could be so wide.
Among the old buildings that fascinated
me while I was there, was the Notre Dame
Church with its twin towers which are
replicas of Notre Dame de Paris. This
church represents peace and beauty to the
faithful parishioners who can be found
praying there during night or day. This
church is very large with gorgeous stained-
glass windows and a beautiful altar at the
After taking a street-car fthose crowded
electrical buses that can be tricky if you
have never ridden on them beforej we
arrive at St. Catherine street west which is
Montreal's great shopping and amusement
centre. The stores are large and the sales-
clerks speak both English and French. It
is interesting to note that in Montreal the
movies are open Sunday afternoons.
If ever you should go to Montreal, do not
miss seeing the Cross on Mount Royal. This
beautiful cross is illuminated on Catholic
holidays and it also serves as a beacon for
ships and planes. It marks the original site
of a wooden cross planted by Maisonneuve.
Aldona Vasiliunas, XIIB.
M. French, XIIC
Mrs. Dunbar Cin history classj: "For cur-
rent events to-day, we shall have Charles
Dick NVilson: "How can Charles take
Korea when the U.N. can't?l'
fEleanor Lee, XBD
Grant Neale: "Did you hear that Colston
Hale fell from the senior lab. window, land-
ed on the cement below, and wasn't hurt?"
B. Maclennan: "No. VVhy wasnlt he
G. Neale: "He had his light fall suit on!"
QGrant Neale, XIAD
S. Jackson: 'ADO you know the difference
between dancing and marching?',
B. Mason: "No, I don't."
S. jackson: "I thought not l"
QBob Mason, XIAJ
B. Auston: "Mr. Sinclair must have blown
a hole in the roof."
F. Knautz: "XVhy, what makes you think
Bruce: "The repair man dropped in to-
Mr. Campbell: "If you had a six-sided
figure, what would you do?"
XV. Hoyle: "I'd join a side show, I guess."
Dorothy Mc.: 'KBut I don't think I deserve
an absolute zero."
Mr. Sinclair: "Neither do I, but it's the
lowest mark I can givef'
fBruce Austin, XIAJ
"XVhat is college-bred, Pop?,'
"College bread is a five-year loaf made
from the flavour of youth, and the old
Miss Grieve: "You are positively the
slowest boy I know !" Isn't there anything
you are quick at?"
Gord Fentie: "I get tired awfully fast,
A man asked Tanner how far it was to
Eden. "VVal," calculated Tanner, "It's 24,992
miles the direction you're going, 'bout 7
miles if you turn round."
fRoy Stewart, XIAQ
If it wasn't for
This one small verse,
There's be a joke here
Ten times worse.
flVIartha Hillner, XIAQ
"You know," said Dave Richards "I have
half a mind to go to collegef'
"VVell," said Mr. Beattie, "That's as good
A student was asked to give a definition
of a woman. He cleared his throat and
began, slowly: "A woman is, generally
speaking . . .U
"Stop right there," cut in the English
teacher, "You've said it!"
"jim Jonesf' asked Miss McIntosh, "How
far were you from the correct answer?"
"Only three seats, ma'am."
J. Culp: 'Tm tired. I was out with a
nurse last night."
J. Shmo: "Cheer up. Maybe your mother
will let you go out without one, sometime."
R. Jones: "Pardon me, but you look like
First Former: "So what? I look worse in
Betty Grey, XHC
THE DARK ROOM
lf you should chance to stray
Beneath the stage of grey,
There you'll find the Dark Room,
Swept clean with busy broom. .
XYith panels thin, but dark withing
The wall, and Hoor, and ceiling low
Reflect our lamplight's ruddy glow,
A bench of wood,
NYhere long we've stood,
An enlarger, we hope, is going to support,
To "blow upu our snapshots of every sort.
As of now we have no sink,
And of course no water to drink.
A windowless cave, sans ventilation,
1N'hose radiator promotes suffocation-
The room is usually quite dusty,
But could hardly be called musty-
A highly undisputable mark
Of amateur carpenters' art!
And proud we are, for who could ask for
There you'll find us from three-twenty till
ANSWERS TO LATIN CROSSWORD
ACROSS: 1. pater noster, 9. ama, 10. a,
11.116,12.TfitliSl,13.l11Ol11t11lTl, 16. Gtaiusj,
17. re, 18. ramus, 19. eo, 20. is, 21. or, 22. e,
23. a, 24. mensa, 27. etiam, 30. se, 31. nu,
32. atrio, 35. nocti, 38, D, 39. oad, 40. amo
41. CI, 42. un, 43. V, 44. stat, 47. tot, 48. usi.
DOXYN: 1. patria, 2. a.m., 3. tam, 4. rana,
5. ortu, 6. tum, 7. et, 8, rigorem, 11. um,
14. im, 15. us, 19. eo, 22. es, 23. at, 25. est
26. Nero, 28. incoflaj, 29. aut, 32. ades
33. iacto, 34. odi, 35. nauftaj, 36. omnis
37. iuvo, 45. at.
Minister of Education Visiis
T. D. H. S.
There are many exciting features of the
first year in the life of a new school. Not
the least exciting of these is the frequency
with which the school is inspected by dis-
On Wfednesday, April 11th, 0ntario's
Minister of Education, Hon. Dana Porter,
who is also Attorney-General, paid T.lJ.lrl.S.
the honour of a visit. ln town for the
official opening of the Tillson Avenue l"ub-
lic School, Mr. Porter came to our school
at four o'clock and toured the building with
Mr. Kirkwood and members of the High
ln the Home Economics Room tea was
served to Mr. Porter, the Board, members
of the staff and friends of the school. The
refreshments were prepared by the Home
Economics classes of IXF, TXE, XC and
XIC under Miss Volker's direction. At the
attractive tea table tea was poured by Miss
Field and Miss Ostrander. The guests were
served by Arabelle Howes, .lean Anderson,
Joyce Hicks, Marie Stroud, Shirley Smith,
Betty Vanderhoek, and jane lXVlcQueeu.
Continued from Page 63
l forgot what little 1 had learned. This loss
of confidence resulted in a humiliating tum-
ble. Much annoyed, 1 got on the bike again,
and concentrated on operating those horri-
ble pedals. Magically, for a moment, both
feet and pedals responded.Perry hooted with
incredulous delight, "You did it !"
At the end of the week 1 was almost too
stiff and aching to walk with comfort, but
these physical discomforts were petty com-
pared with the immense satisfaction of
knowing that at last l could ride a bike!
hloyce Hustler, X I I l.
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. , ,Pala
I went to bed "sans souci,"
Had studied till 2 2035
The feats of Newton and Euclid
XN'ere now well known to me.
The legends of Circe and Plato,
The phrases of Latin and French
VVere etched on my brain with anguish:
At last I could retrench.
. . . "Labor omnia vincit."
Next morning, fools noticed my ardor
To reach T.D.H.S. I
"Bonjour," I called to all people
To show my happiness.
The commendation of teachers,
XVhich I'd been yearning to get,
VVould soon be earnedg a reward
For hours of appliance and sweat.
. . . "Mes Chateaux en Espagnef'
The bell-then a "brutum fulmenf'
The ogre asked, in glee,
To hear a digest of history:
And he hxed his eyes on 1ne!
I groaned, "How failed I thus?
Eight hours I slaved on my work !"
I gnashed my teeth, and weeping
I drooped-to again be "a jerk."
. . . "Resurgam."
Noel Mason, XIIB.
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Our School Is
Have you ever wondered just what stu-
dents from other schools think of our build-
ing in comparison with their own? This
thought has often occurred to me, and so,
armed with pencil and paper, I set out to
find an answer when two busloads of stu-
dents from London South Collegiate visited
us for a recent Friday night basketball ses-
Stationed in the main hall I heard such
random comments as, "A school like this
around "South" would be wrecked in no
time!", "The halls here are better than any
of our rooms," and "This is the first school
I've ever seen with a phone booth l" As one
group of girls sailed down hall four, some-
one spotted a caretaker at work, and ex-
claimed, "Look! They're even waxing the
locker doors!" Another member of the
group was so overwhelmed that she just
blurted out, "just think how cheap our
XfVith my curiosity and pride now at a
pretty high level, I proceeded to the second
floor, where another small gang was even
getting a peek inside some of the rooms,
accompanied by two caretakers. I heard as
I followed at a short distance, "Ooh! Look
at the typewriters! This is for us. Aren't
they super!" Stepping inside the library
someone mentioned a favourite teacher, and
remarked, "Could I learn from john in a
room like this!" In another classroom, a
lovely young maiden sank into a desk, gazed
about in delight as she read from the board,
"Homework agenda . . . "fero" and com-
pounds . . .," and then murmured appreci-
atively, "Couldn't you sleep in desks like
By now the crowd was somewhat less,
but I walked up to a group Cmostly girlsj
that remained, and commenced conversa-
tion. One of them queried, "I-Iow many do
you have in each locker?" VVhen I told her
there was usually only one, she gasped, and,
going to the wall, explained confidentially,
"Our lockers come to about here Qshe indi-
cated a width of about eight inchesj they're
about this high Ctwo and a half feetj and we
have two sharing each."
A feminine voice called out, "XVhere's the
home economics room?" Obligingly, we
fthe caretakers and Ij escorted them to said
room, and once inside, the girls thought that
everything was "gorgeous," cried "Holy
Cow! XYhat,ll they think of next?", and
finally declared frankly, "Our sewing-room
is like a prison."
With my party finally dwindled down to
three or four, we stopped in room 31 for a
chat about school in general. One of my
friends told me on the subject of cafeterias,
"Our cafeteria consists of one small room
with a Bunsen burner to heat the soup." XVe
all had a good laugh, and while I realized
that a good deal of their talk was neces-
sarily exaggerated, still there was plenty of
warm enthusiasm in it, and someone said
sincerely, "Tillsonburg is nice: I'd like to
live down here." That seemed to me to be
just about the biggest compliment they
could have paid, coming as it did from a
member of a large city collegiate.
They assured me, however, that they
were not deliberately running down their
own school, but that since it is twenty years
old, it could hardly compare with T.lJ.H.S.
A fellow near me expressed it this way:
"The three best things about this school are
that you can get hot water from the hot
water taps, soap from the soap containers,
and paper towels from the towel box." In
defence of his own school, he added, "All I
can say is that South has one of the nicest
Bunsen burners in the country !"
"Hey, ya got any swimming pool here?",
somebody shouted. I told him we hadn't.
"Shame," he answered, in acute disappoint-
ment, "no swimming pool l"
As they left me to enter the gym, I
stuffed my scribbled notes into my pocket,
replaced the pencil where I had found it in
the store-room, and thought to myself, 'tNo,
we haven't a swimming pool, but who cares,
when we have everything else?" And I'm
sure that no one from South for any other
schoolj could ever say that T.D.I-I.S. looks
R. Jones, XIII.
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Adam Hats Forsyth Shirts
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McDUNALD'S DRUG STORE
Harriet Hubbard Ayer, Vita-Ray
and Barbara Gould Cosmetics
Jenny Lind and Annie Laurie Candies
143 Broadway Phone 29 Tillsonburg ,
OTTER VALLEY MILK PRODUCERS' C0-OP t
Manufacturers of and Dealers in
Butter, Cream, Powdered Milk, Buttermilk,
Cheddar and Cottage Cheese
Phone Day-360 Phone Night-296-I
DENTON 8: VANCE
COMPLIMENTS . . .
To the Staff and Students
Tillsonburg' District High School
TIP TOP CLEANERS
Phone 617 Washington Grand Ave.
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Compliments of I
ESSELTINE RADIO CAB 1
Ownccl and Opcratcrl by C. H. Esscltine
Corner Brock and Broadway
Radio Dispatched for Faster Service
Day and Night
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Hotpoi11tjXppliances R R R RCA Victor Radios
FINEST COLLECTION 01-' QUALITY RECORDS
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3 SHAVER Motroo SALES
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SALES AND SERVICE
8 Market Sq. Pl-.gnc 228.W
"VVe Sell the Best and, Service the Rest"
Alex. Maeckelbergli, Prop.
! Owen A. Thatcher
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Fresh and Cured Meats TILLSONBURG, ONT.
Poultry N ,
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PHONE 42 4,
STEAKS, CHICKEN AND SEA FOOD DINNERS
BANQUETS AND WEDDINGS
NEXVS AND PICTORIAL COVERAGE OF EVENTS
IN TILLSONRURG AND DISTRICT
Tillsonburg Bureau of the Dally Senilnel-Revlew
OXFORD COUN'l'Y,S ONLY DAILY NEVVSPAPER
25 BROCK ST. E., TILLSONBURCI
UNI VGIZSVCY COLLEQG'
University College, the Provincial Arts College, enrols students
in all courses leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
There are thirty-seven entrance scholarships.
Bursaries are available for able students who need assistance.
An illustrative, informative booklet may be obtained by writing to
THE REGISTRAR, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, TORONTO 5, ONT.
Supplies and Fixtures I
ELECTRICAL .-XI'PI.IANCES HOT XVATER HEATERS l
NEXV AND REHIIILT MOTORS
J. B. CARROLL ELECTRIC
Phone 434- R, Tillsonbur
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Bridal Veils, Corrmets for Briclesmnicls
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Flowers and Gifts
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