Trafalgar School - Echoes Yearbook (Montreal, Quebec Canada)

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tKrafalgar Srune=l040 • Graduating Sludents • You are invited to discuss with any of the officers of the College your plans for further education and training. They will be pleased to tell you of . . . Faculty of Arts, Science and Commerce Day and Evening Classes Four-year degree courses and two-year diploma courses in Arts, Science, Commerce. Senior matriculation only if desired. Complete courses or single subjects available in evening division. Business School School of Art Day and Evening classes. Business, 0 Day and Evening classes. Fine art. Stenographic, and Secretarial commercial art, modelling and courses. - sculpture. Both Men and Women Admitted to All Classes Injormation from the Registrar, 1441 Drummond Street, MA. 8331 Sir George Williams College OF THE MONTREAL Y.M.C.A. SUMMER CRUISES in t he ST. LAWRENCE on S.S. 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Moderate Prices 5- ' ScrP% - i0 ijt ef 1 198 St. Catherine Street West, near Drunnmond — MA 9363 Compliments of A Friend [5] EATON ' S FIRST CLASS FASHIONS rr Those captivating fashions with the ingenue air all girls love . . . that all Mothers approve! Those are the type of clothes you ' ll find in EATON ' S GIRLS ' DEPARTMENT, on the Third Floor. Gay, practical clothes . . . always the last word in style . . . always moderately priced! For parties, school, or beach wear ... for Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring! T. EATON C?«,x» OF MONTREAL [6] MODERN PORTRAITURE By WILLIAM NOTMAN SON LIMITED 1330 Sherbrooke Street West Telephone PL. 9447 Ma ers of Portraits for Canada s First Families since 1856 FlUroy 3120 Frank Bailey WATCH REPAIRS LONGINES WATCHES Room 17, Guy Block 1501 St. Catherine Street West MONTREAL It ' s the girl with energy, endurance and a determination to do things well who excels in sports and studies — who is " in the swim " of things at school and college. Success in later life calls for much the same qualities, and is made more sure if, with them, is linked money sense — khowing values, how to manage your financial affairs . . . This money sense is important not only in a " business " career but in a " household " one as well. Experience shows that the best way to get this money sense and to develop it, is to have a savings account into which you make regular depo- sits, even though small. You will enjoy having an account of your own, and we will be glad to open one for you at any of our offices. BANK OF MONTREAL Established i8iy " a bank where small accounts are welcome ' ' ' ' A MILLION DEPOSIT ACCOUNTS DENOTE CONFIDENCE bank with BARCLAYS EVERY DESCRIPTION OF BANKING BUSINESS CONDUCTED . . THE BARCLAYS GROUP OF BANKS, one of the largest banking organizations in the world, maintains offices in Great Britain - France - Italy - The Union of South Africa Northern and Southern Rhodesia - Kenya - Tanganyika - Uganda Nyasaland - Portuguese East Africa - South West Africa Mauritius - British West Africa - British West Indies British Guiana - Egypt - Sudan - Palestine - Malta Gibraltar - Cyprus - New York (Agency) CANADIAN UNIT BARCLAYS BANK (CANADA) MONTREAL 214 ST. JAMES STREET TORONTO 60 KING STREET WEST Compliments of Canadian Bronze Company, Limited MONTREAL [8] CONTENTS Page Miss Janet Gumming .... 12 Editorial 20 Lord Tweedsmuir 22 Literary 24 French Section . 45 Juniors . . . . . . . 52 Music 63 Photography . : . . . 66 School Activities . 69 Matriculation I 75 Matriculation II 81 Mission Boxes . 84 Girl Guides 85 Brownies 86 Sports 87 The Late Miss C. J. Lewis 98 News of Former Members of the Staff 99 Old Girls ' Notes 100 [9] Trafalgar iErl n fi MAGAZINE STAFF Editor Jean Donnelly Sub-Editor Lyn Berens Art Representative . . ... . . . Betty Curran Sports Representative ........ Grace Wurtele Secretary-Treasurer . . . . . . . . Janet Hamilton Advisor to the Magazine Staff . . . . . . Miss Bryan MAGAZINE REPRESENTATIVES Matric. II. Barbara Brodie Form IIIa. Harriet Anderson Form Vb. " " McCurdy Yorm IIIb. Nora Newman Betty ]VIack.ellar T» Form Up. II. Barbara Ross Form Va. Elspeth Rankin FormlVA. Ann Hadrill Form II. Barbara Brown Form IVb. Joy Symons Form Up. I. Ann Johnson FORM OFFICERS Forms President Vice-President Matric. I. Lyn Berens Janet Hamilton Matric. II Grace Wurtele Isabella Wurtele Form Va. Eleanor Tapley Joyce Ault Form Vb. Anne Collyer Dorothea Wood Form IVa. Margaret Burden Mary Cuttle Form IVb. Jane Jacques Nancy Maclure Form IIIa. Rae Hunter Dorthy Burden Form IIIb. Mary Mitham Lois Tyndale Form Up. II. Helen Holt Natalie Chisholm Form II. GwEN Williams Elizabeth Atkinson Form Up. I. Ann Johnson Barbara Watson Former Lower I. Joyce Schofield Ruth Fraas [11] MISS JANET L. GUMMING Principal of Trafalgar School 1917-1940 [12] With grateful hearts, we give our thanks to you For help and guidance, in each time of need. For the example, in both word and deed We girls have tried to follow, old and new. When we have failed, your words have given us heart To strive a little harder, the next time Whatever heights, that we have tried to climb You ' ve shown us how to choose the better part. And through the years, your influence will not die But be a blessing to us every one We will not fail to keep the standard high Of life , and games, and work we know well done. For all the blessings you have brought our way Your grateful children give you thanks today. [13] y4l o6e to tke dll I L lI I wm . . . . From the Head Girl of the School As we go through life, we meet few people who command both our wholehearted love and our sincere admiration and respect. These few must have a profound effect on our lives, particularly if they help to form our characters, as Miss Gumming has for many years. Many of us have been taught by her, but all of us see her every morning in the Hall when we come up for Prayers. Every day, for twenty-three years, Traf girls have said " Good morning. Miss Gumming " to the white-haired figure in the centre of the platform. But next year we will not hear her quiet cheerful voice leading the prayer. That office which Miss Gumming has made peculiarly her own, will be fulfilled by another. It will be someone else to whom we take our notes, after an absence. We will miss her half- anxious " Are you sure you are feeling quite well now? " All these little familiar things have endeared her to us. But they are only the outward form of something, we sense so vaguely, that we can express it but clumsily. It is the feeling of a huge spirit, living in a little body, and look- ing out of her eyes. Beside her courage and tactful honesty, we feel a kind of serenity and benignity which make her slightest order promptly obeyed; not through fear of punishment, but lest we will endanger her good opinion of us. Miss Gumming has an amazing memory, for at the end of term, as she sees each girl, she makes an accurate and kindly comment about her work. It gives one a little impetus to try harder, to feel thus noticed. It is these seemingly insignificant things which make us feel that though she be replaced. Miss Gumming ' s niche will not be filled for many years. It has been dug with infinite love and patience in the soil of our hearts. I can not pay a fitting tribute but can only grope to express my feeling of grate- fulness for having gone through Traf under Miss Gumming. Those of us who will not return next year, will miss her as much as any, because, when we came back " to look around " Miss Gumming will not be there to welcome us. I can only say to you Miss Gumming, " If our wishes for your future are fulfilled, you will be happy. " L. B. From a Mother of a Present Girl IF one may pharaphrase St. Paul, when one is a child, one thinks as a child and speaks as a child, but when one becomes a parent, then, indeed, one needs must put away childish things. And it is as a parent that I write now of Miss Gumming, in her capacity of Head- mistress. I knew her first many years ago, when, in another school, she guided my mind [14] and tongue among the intricacies of the French language. Looking back, I have a clear picture in my mind of her keenness, her aliveness, as she taught our French classes week by week. She had an engaging way of stepping suddenly up on the seat attached to the front of the front desk, in order to have a better view of us all! It was as if, from on high, she could see farther into our minds ! But I have long felt that our full appreciation of those who have taught us, comes after we have left school and gone out into life. So, in a sense, I never knew Miss Gumming until, eight years ago, I went to her as the mother of a very young prospective pupil at Trafalgar. From that moment, I began really to know her and to realize the great privilege of knowing her. The relationship of parent-teacher is a delicate one, and can be a very precarious one. Even a strong-minded parent must admit that our children are our " Achilles ' heel ' ' . Through them, their development and actions, their failures and successes, we are capable of being mortally wounded or sublimely elated. It is, therefore, a bit of oneself that one is putting into the care of the teacher for several hours each day, or, as in the case of boarding-school, for several months of the year. The parent-teacher relationship should and can be one of the closest and most valuable of all that life offers. But, like all else in human nature, it depends on one basic foundation, the willingness of both sides to co-operate. The touchy, fussy or indifferent parent, the impatient or indifferent teacher, cannot contribute fully to the harmony that should exist. It is, then, with a grateful heart that I write of Miss Gumming as the Headmistress who for a good many years has guided the development of my daughter in her school life. So much lies in the Headmistress ' hands. She is responsible, not only for the scholastic standing of the school, but, what is of infinitely greater value, the forming of the characters of the future women of the nation. In this modern world, when woman ' s part in life is fuller than ever before, when there is more need for courage and innate fineness of character and Ghristian example among women, such a responsibility becomes even more a privilege. In all my " interviews " with Miss Gumming, (if one may use such a stiff word for the talks in her study in which she puts one so at one ' s ease) I have been struck repeat- edly by the realization that Miss Gumming has been aware all along of the greatness of her task. She has been aware of its difficulties and its joys, of its possibilities and its limitations. One of its limitations lies in the hands of the parents themselves. Of what use is it for the school to attempt to train by rules of conduct which the home-training flouts or ignores? In that direction lies Miss Gumming ' s courage. She will not flatter parents! To many, that may be a bitter pill! Where is the parent who does not like to hear sweet words about his offspring? But the wise parent knows that the teacher who looks deep below the surface of the child ' s actions and mind, and has the courage to tell the parent what she sees, be it never so bad — there is the real friend of both child and parent. It is as " friend " that I think of Miss Gumming. She has been, in our years of mutual consideration of my daughter, a friend in the truest sense. Again and again, in facing the complex problems of the modern adolescent, I have turned to her for counsel. [15] Quietly we have talked the matter over, sifting it thoroughly. Where I disagreed with her, or she with me, we said so, without sharpness, and with the realization that only by expressing such disagreements as we felt, could we eventually arrive somewhere near the solution of the problem of the moment. One thing above all others has, from the beginning, given me confidence in her judgment. Never has she given me a " snap " deci- sion. It has been her way to take things " under advisement " , to think them over care- fully, slowly, weighing all the evidence, all the elements that make up the life of the individual girl. Each girl is, to her, distinctly individual — there is no " mass-treatment " in her mind ! In a school of two hundred and fifty pupils, it has frequently amazed me to find how conversant she is at all times with the details of each girl ' s work and char- acter. It would be easy to overlook many details, but that has not been Miss Cumming ' s way. At length, having thought over the problem under consideration, she offers her counsel, and I have found it, again and again, full of " meat " — wise and sound, in a way that " snap judgments " cannot be. It is impossible to express the quality of greatness one feels in talking with Miss Gumming. Is it in what she says, or is it the spirit that looks out from the eyes? How is one to say? In the eyes lies wisdom, born of long experience and vision and perception, and that God-given attribute, Ghristian charity. In the eyes, too, lies a gentle humility and a quiet steadiness. And in the eyes, often, a puckish humour lights the face in a flash of fun like a schoolgirl " gamin " . Here, then, I have always felt after a talk with her, is someone who knows and truly loves girls and is their friend. And here, as I realize after all these years, is one of the greatest women I shall ever have known. M. H. From a Member of the Staff KNOWING Miss Cumming ' s great aversion to publicity of any sort, my task is not an easy one, but I wish to pay my tribute to one whose retirement is a matter of genuine regret to many girls, past and present, to teachers and parents alike. I had been on the Staff for a long time before Miss Gumming came to the School, and worked in close co-operation with her for ten years, thus having every opportunity of observing her quiet unassuming way of carrying on her work, and her deep interest in, and care for every girl under her charge. I greatly appreciate the fact, that, since my retirement, she has always made me feel that I still belong to the School, by giving me an honoured place at all the functions held there from time to time. Miss Gumming has served the School for twenty-three years with conspicuous ability, with singleness of purpose, and devotion to duty, and has given unreservedly of her time and strength. She has taken an interest in, and upheld the members of the teaching staff. An able French and German scholar, she inspired the girls whom ' she taught, but her aim was not only to give them a knowledge of books or languages, but to develop character, and give them a knowledge of the deeper things of life. During her regime the School fittingly celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of its [16] founding, and has been kept abreast with the times. The " House System " was estab- lished, which fosters a spirit of co-operation among the girls; the " Houses " being named for the founders and builders of the School, who have passed to higher service: — Fairley, Ross, Barclay, and Riddell. A good Library has been installed, largely through the efforts of the Matriculation Class of 1928. Miss Gumming never missed a day of School in her twenty-three years, and it is a matter for congratulation that the pupils have been singularly free from serious illness during that time. She has ably maintained the high ideals and traditions of the School, the evidence of her success being the high standing taken by Trafalgar girls, not only in the Matriculation Examinations, but at the University, where many have been awarded valuable Scholarships, and after graduation have been appointed to important posts in the Scholastic world, and in other walks of life. Miss Gumming has our very best wishes for the enjoyment of a well-earned rest, as we bid her farewell and God speed. M. L. B. From an Old Girl IT has been said " that there is apt to be a simplicity about a truly great man that ren- ders difficult the task of adequate description " , and it seems to me that those words might well apply to Miss Gumming. To try to express in words what she has been to the school, and to those of us who have been privileged to work with her, is a well-nigh impossible task. In thinking of some of her great qualities one might speak first of the ideal she has always set before us of devotion to work. To do one ' s best — and to be content with nothing less — to work for the sake of the work itself, and the joy that there is in it, has been the standard that she has set by her own example. One might speak, too, of her understanding and sympathy. No one ever went to her with a problem without coming away with some knowledge of how best to meet it, and how many of us have been immeasurably heartened by her assurance that there is always " a way out " . Her strong belief in the ultimate goodness of things, gave many of us the courage we needed to go ahead through difficult days. Her devotion to the welfare of all connected with the school, is something that can never be measured in words. No detail was ever too small for her careful consideration, and her sound judgment was relied upon by us all. Those of us who were fortunate enough to have been taught by Miss Gumming, will be grateful to her always, for putting into our hands the key whereby we might find countless treasures, and in particular for giving to us a knowledge of and love for the Bible. How often we have been reminded of her words and teaching by hearing, per- haps long afterwards, some of the familiar " morning verses " . Trafalgar stands today, and will stand in the future, a monument to her great- mindedness and devotion. The traditions that she has established will not soon be for- gotten, and G anada will be the richer for the influence for good she has had upon so many lives. [17] Her retirement will mean a great loss to the educational life of the whole Dominion and an irreparable loss to the school. Our love and good wishes go out to her for many years of happiness to enjoy her well-earned leisure. We realize, with a sense of deep thanksgiving, what a privilege it has been to work with her through these happy years, and know that, because of what her life has meant to us, we ourselves will walk more worthily all our days. M. B. J. From the Head Girl of the House IF anyone were to ask, " What has Miss Gumming done for Trafalgar School? " I do not think the answer would be much short of " Everything! " It is difficult for us who are now in school to know what she has done outside, but what we do know is that she has made the name of Trafalgar School stand out among those of the other schools in Canada. Everyone knows of its high standards in scholarship and discipline. Many of the things that Miss Gumming does for us are taken very much for granted. It is she who plans out the daily routine for each form; she who keeps the school in order by her rules, and sees to it that they are kept; she who fulfils the nasty duty of seeing to everyone ' s bad marks, for I am sure she does not like punishing or scolding us any more than we like to be punished or scolded, and dealing with them accordingly ; and it is she who takes a keen and understanding interest in all we do and gives advice, praise and criticism all with the same good will and sincerity. There does not seem to be anything that Miss Gumming cannot do. My greatest admiration goes to her for her wide knowledge of French, German and Latin, and her tremendous powers of making us understand them. Whenever any of the mistresses are sick or away for any reason, she takes their place, if she cannot get anyone else, which is very often, and continues with the lesson as though nothing had happened. Miss Gumming ' s own subject that she teaches day by day is Scripture. Her knowl- edge of the Bible is to be wondered at. She seems to see in those pages many things that none of us would ever see, and to understand their hidden meanings. Besides knowing the Bible herself, she makes us understand it and takes us with her to visit the characters of the Old and New Testaments and to be with Jesus and love and understand His teach- ings. I have learnt more from Miss Gumming than I ever learnt or ever expect to learn from an one else. There have been a great many girls here since 1917 and Miss Gumming knows and remembers them all. She knows the ins and outs of every girl who is now in school and always shows an interest in home affairs. When there are Old Girls ' teas here in school many girls come who left school recently and many ladies who left a long time ago. Miss Gumming has not forgotten them. She meets them all with her radiant smile and makes them feel, old and young, that they have never left school, for once we get out of school we wish we were back in it again! When Miss Gumming steps for the last time on the familiar gravel of Trafalgar, this school will be saying farewell to its dearest inhabitant Trafalgar will be fe eling a [18] sorrow that it has never felt before, and also, I think its greatest loss. Miss Gumming said that she will be very sorry to leave us but that she will be glad to live her own life. We agree with her wholeheartedly and we wish her the best of luck and happiness in the years that are before her. B. S. From a Father and a Grandfather As a father and grandfather of her pupils it has been my privilege to know Miss Gumming, first through her connection with Miss Knox at Havergal School in Toronto where my daughter was under her tuition. Here I had my first insight into the mind and character of this great teacher. I say " great " because in these days, un- fortunately, so few teachers are able to combine in themselves fine scholarship and ability to impart knowledge, with that strong brave spirit of service and justice which every teacher must have to be considered " great " . Arnold had it and Thring and many others of their period. I consider Miss Gumming as one of the few who have caught their torch and handed it on to the benefit of so many hundreds of girls who at Havergal and Trafalgar came under the influence of this fine woman. As a parent I was by no means unconscious of the deep spirituality underlying the mere teacher in Miss Gumming, and not only I and her mother, but our daughter herself has been very grateful for all the inspiration she has received from her. And now for some years my granddaughter has been under Miss Gumming as Principal of Trafalgar. I have followed the teaching and mental and spiritual growth of this child very closely, having had leisure to do so, and I have been amazed at the intimate knowledge that the principal of this big school has had at all times, not only of the progress of the one child in whom I have been interested, but in each and every girl in the school. When I say " progress " I mean perhaps least of all book-and-examination progress, although we all know of the School ' s fine record under Miss Gumming. What has pleased me beyond words has been the quiet, unobstrusive watching at all times for the spiritual needs and growth of the child, that growth which can be made or marred in a big school by a head-mistress who is working for examination results more than char- acter development and one who is content often to play more to material requirements of Boards or Parents rather than to make the girls ' spiritual future her chief aim. I am sure I am voicing the thanks of hundreds of parents in what I have here written, and feel that this is but a small tribute we can pay to Miss Gumming for all she has done for our girls. May she have many years in which to enjoy the relaxation she has so thoroughly deserved. F. W. [19] UitnrUl ALL of us at Trafalgar are keenly aware of the great loss the school will sustain in the retirement of Miss Janet L. Gumming. At the same time we wish her every happiness in the future. For twenty-three years Miss Gumming has devoted herself to Trafalgar teachers and pupils, and with untiring energy has sought to help each one. Her sympathy, encourage- ment, and understanding have been felt by all the girls who have ever come under her care, and none will forget the interest she has taken in them. The pupils of Trafalgar will continue to be influenced by her high ideals and attempt to live up to the standards she set, for the school will never cease to remember her capable but kindly hand. With the commencement of war in September few thought that Trafalgar would register its vibrations in the form of personal, perilous experiences. Unfortunately the torpedoed Athenia carried three of our mistresses. Miss Rushton, Miss Donkersley and Miss Roper. For a few days we waited anxiously for news and were greatly relieved when we heard of their safety, although we regretted to learn that Miss Donkersley and Miss Roper would not be returning to School. We were also disappointed that Miss Turner did not come back. These teachers had in many ways won the respect, admira- tion and love of Trafalgar and we were indeed sorry to lose them. In their places we have welcomed Mrs. Basset, Miss Harvie, an Old Girl who had been studying at Oxford, Miss Jackson and Miss Box who although delayed in crossing from England because of the war, soon took things in hand and was able to present the usual Gym Demonstration. Apart from this war experience School has continued much as usual. Miss Alice Johannsen, an Old Girl, spoke to us on Early Races in Ganada and gave us a new realiza- tion of the interest than can be found in studying the treasures which belonged to Ganada ' s early history and which now lie in museums. The ideals of the Oxford Group movement were brought to us in a moving picture and Bishop Fleming told us of the fine work and present need of the Eskimos in the Arctic. Dr. Donald and Archdeacon [20] Gower-Rees were again oiir visitors, friends and counsellors as in the past and we are grateful to them for their help and interest. This year music has played an important part in our lives due to large extent to the Victrola and Radio which the " Old Girls " so kindly presented to the School. It is impossible to thank them enough for the enjoyment it has given us, but if they were to see the gatherings in the drawing room on Wednesday afternoons they would be able to realize more fully our appreciation. This gift also seems to have deepened our interest not only in our own school choir practices but in the Quebec Musical Compe- tition in which the whole school successfully competed. The Houses too have had an eventful year, and one in which the plan that the house system was founded on has been realized. With sewing and knitting for a com- mon cause, spelling bees, basketball games, photographic and musical competitions, a real spirit of comradeship has sprung up between the girls throughout the school. Neither did we lag behind in sports. Both our basketball teams won their Cups. The skiing representatives also carried away the honours in a successful day up North, under the kind supervision of the Penguins. We thank all those who have contributed and helped in the putting together of this magazine, not only those of the Editorial Staff and accepted contributors but also those whose offerings may not have been accepted. PREFECTS Janet Hamilton Allana Reid Shirley Walker Theodora Hubbell Nancy McKean Head Prefect: Lyn Berens Norma Osler Betty Curran Mary Stewart Jean Donnelly Mary Pickup Judith O ' Halloran Nancy Taylor Peggy Clarke Grace Wurtele Isabella Wurtele THE GRIER CUP The Grier Cup, awarded to the most public-spirited of the Senior Girls, who at the same time has maintained a high standard of conduct and shown devotion to her work, was won in 1939 by Jane Elliot. THE FORSYTH CUP The Forsyth Cup, awarded to the Senior Girl who has made the most of her oppor- tunities, showing herself friendly and helpful to all, was given last June to Marylin Mechin. INTER-HOUSE TROPHY The Inter-House Shield, presented by Mrs. Wynne Robinson, was awarded last June to Riddell House. [21] LORD TWEEDSMUIR CANADA, and the entire British Empire, suffered a severe loss on the eleventh of February 1940 in the death of John Buchan, Lord Tweedsmuir. As a statesman, an author, and a lawyer, he had won wide-spread distinction, but it was as a man that he gained the affection and loyalty of the Dominion of Canada. Wherever he travelled, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from the Great Lakes to the Arctic Ocean, he left behind him an impression of kindliness, courtesy and genuine interest. I think everyone in Canada must have been struck by the amazing versatility of Lord Tweedsmuir. He could address a church court or open a session of parliament: he could chat with fishermen in the far-north, or attend a ball in Montreal with equal ease and equal dignity. Yet he always remained the same man. He had an immense capacity for work, and great reserves of vitality even when in ill-health. When one thinks of his many trips across Canada, his unceasing social duties and his never-flagging interest in the lives of those he met, it seems incredible that dur- ing the four years he spent among us he found time to complete his great biography " Augustus " , to write his own " Memoirs " , and to compile material for a book on Canada, which, unfortunately, was never written. Yet with his brilliant reputation in politics and letters, with all his amazing know- ledge and equally amazing industry, it is doubtful if, in such a short time. Lord Tweedsmuir could have won such a large place in the hearts of the people of Canada, had we not felt that, though infinitely above us, he was yet one of us. John Buchan was the son of a Scotch Presbyterian minister and he grew up, in his own words, " mixing on terms of comradeship and utter equality with children from every kind of queer environment. " His bosom pal was the son of the village ne ' er do well, and together they used to wage war upon the sone of the local " gentry " . He never attended a public school, but began his education at a Dame School where he was taught to knit and from which he was expelled for upsetting a pot of broth on the kitchen fire. From here he went to high school and thence to the University of Glasgow and later to Oxford. In the winter he was a very diligent student, being chiefly engrossed in Latin and Greek. The summer, he spent on the banks of the Tweed, " in blessed idleness " . In addi- tion to the classics he was interested in history. His heroes were Caesar, St. Paul, Charlemagne, Henry of Navarre, Cromwell, Montrose, Lincoln, and Robert E. Lee. His aversions were Brutus, Henry VIII, Napoleon, all the 1688 Whigs and " the whole tribe of French revolutionaries except Mirabeau. " While at Oxford he made a great number of friends. Many of these were killed in the Boer War, still more in the first Great War, but he kept in touch with those who remained until his death. One of them. Professor Archibald Main, wrote " John Buchan never forgot a friend, and he never lost one. " From Oxford he went to London to study at the Bar. There he came under the spell of London, enjoyed his apprenticeship to its full and " made my first real entry into [22] the society of my elders " . In August 1901 he accepted the invitation of Lord Milner to go with him to South Africa and work on the reconstruction there. This was the begin- ning of his great public career which ended in the Government House of Canada. But fame and publicity made very little difference to Lord Tweedsmuir. He retained all his old heroes in history and wrote his three great biographies upon them — " Cromwell " , " Montrose ' , and " Augustus " . The stern Calvanism of his boyhood was mellowed and broadened, but lost none of its vigour. He retained too all his boyish zest for adventure which had led him to walk from Cambridge to Oxford (eighty miles) in twenty-four hours, on a dare. And when he came to Canada it was more the minister ' s son going on a rich adventure with friends and equals, than an English Baron coming as the representative of the Crown to a great Dominion. I only once had the opportunity of seeing Lord Tweedmuir and of hearing him speak. It was a hot evening late in June, but the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul was filled. What impressed me most was not his scholarship, although that could scarcely be overlooked, but his clear thinking, the mellow tone of his voice, and his quiet, half- hidden, but keen sense of humour. When Louis XIII learnt of the death of Cardinal Richelieu he said " A great states- man has departed " . We might well say this of Lord Tweedsmuir for he was undoubtedly the most outstanding Governor-General Canada ever possessed. But we will never for- get that, besides being a great politician, a great historian, and a great novelist, he was also a great man. He possessed those very qualities which he most admired in others. " Realism, coloured by poetry: a stalwart independence sweetened by courtesy; a shrewd and kindly wisdom. " Allana Reid, Senior Matriculation, Barclay House. [23] THE PLEASURES OF RESEARCH ORD TWEEDSMUIR has written in his memoirs that " to be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life " . We know that the happiest moments he spent were the short periods he could snatch from official duties to devote himself to the pursuit he loved — writing. Of his prowess, his books are living witnesses. It is not given to all of us to succeed as he succeeded, but it seems to me many of us could in a smaller way achieve an equal amount of happiness, if we too would give ourselves some permanent intellectual interest in life, whatever the field. Whether we dig up the past or delve into old manuscripts, whether we classify bacteria or search for butterflies, I firmly believe that there is no happier body of people in the world than the humble searchers after truth in these many fields. Their individual contributions to learning may be slight, but their pleasure in adding their mite to the common fund of knowledge is immeasurably great. They gain personally too in that they create for themselves an interest which no outside event can touch; a refuge in times of stress, a bond with life through the passing years. To many the recreation of the past through a study of its documents has proved a fascinating occupation. There are few joys equal to the discovery of a set of MSS. that will tell the story of some episode in which you are particularly interested. For myself, I can imagine few greater pleasures than to discover the whereabouts of some docu- ments relating to that study which I hope to make my contribution to historical research — the history of the great Fleet prison in London. The prison was, alas, burnt down several times, and its records probably perished with the buildings, but I still hope that in the attic of some old English country house, or in some solicitor ' s office, there lie hidden those old calf-bound books and rolls of sheepskin that will help me to piece together the history of one of the most fascinating and notorious of English prisons. [24] The Fleet prison stood on the same site in Farringdon St. for almost eight hundred years. During that period prisons were not the sort of places we know them to be today — places of punishment and reform — but places of safe custody where persons await- ing trial might be kept; where those who had offended against the King might be de- tained at pleasure, and where debtors might be immured until such time as they could pay both their creditors and their gaolers. From the nature of their function arose a system of prison administration which seems fantastic to the modern reader. So fan- tastic indeed, that a wily prisoner of long standing could arrange to spend his winters enjoying the comforts of the Fleet prison in the city, and his summers in the Marshalsea prison situated in the cool green fields of Southwark. The wardenship of the Fleet prison was an important and lucrative position which was held throughout the Middle Ages by one family as a grand serjeanty or hereditary office. On several occasions it descended to widows and daughters who held the office in their own right until they married and their husb ands took it over. One enterprising prisoner succeeded in marrying the warden, thus securing his liberation because a man could not legally be the prisoner of his own wife ! From the sixteenth century the warden- ship was sold for sums which rarely fell short of $20,000. The very size of these sums indicates the amount of money to be made from the office. Once a prisoner was formally handed over, the warden was responsible for his safe custody, and was bound to pro- duce him in court as occasion arose. If, as frequently happened, a prisoner escaped, the warden was fined heavily. As he was entirely responsible for his prisoners he could allow them any liberties he chose, and thus arose the practice of permitting prisoners to leave the prison in charge of a warden. If he could pay for the privilege, a prisoner coujd have leave of absence for a month at a time. Within the prison itself, there existed a degree of freedom inconceivable now. The warden ' s jurisdiction extended beyond the actual walls of the prison, covering an enclosure around it similar to that of many cathedral closes. From time to time wardens had erected blocks of buildings within this area, which were divided into chambers let to those who could afford them. There was often considerable competition for these chambers, — the tenants could not be ejected as long as they paid their rent, when they went out, they locked their doors behind them, and the warden could not legally force an entrance. Here they lived with their wives and children, receiving visitors as they chose, and at complete liberty within the prescribed area. Only the artistocracy among the prisoners lived in chambers, but even the motley rabble in the actual prison were graded according to the amount they could pay, from the comparat ive elegance of the " Parlour Chambers " down to the Beggars ' Ward, where nothing was paid and nothing received. The warden ' s sole responsibility was the safe keeping of his prisoners, and he was not obliged to supply them with food or bedding. To those who could pay, he sold at his own price, food, drink, and fuel; those who could not pay lived on scraps of charity or starved to death. Ironically enough the warden charged each prisoner a fee for " the liberty of the house " on coming into prison, and another fee before he could leave it. As the warden and his underlings preyed on the prisoners, so they preyed on one [25] another. As in all institutions of long standing, there was in the Fleet a code of conduct as rigid as that of Oxfordan College, and one to which all prisoners did well to c onform. They formed a self-governing community, electing their own officers, holding meetings in the tap-room or the coffee room, forming rules which all prisoners had to keep, and levying fees they had to pay. One of the oldest rules forced every newcomer to provide free drinks to the house; if he would not, or could not, his clothes were stripped from him and put up to auction to provide the necessary funds. No undergraduate was ever put through a more severe or more desperate initiation than the new collegian in the " college of the Fleet " — that veritable hell on earth. Here the sponger and the cheat rubbed shoulders with the helpless debtor and the religious fanatic. Women of the town, shady lawyers, and pickpockets came and went at will. Drinking and gambling were permitted at all times, and with weapons easily smuggled into the prison, it is little wonder that brawls were daily occurrences, and well-organized mutinies not uncommon. Space prevents me from telling you more of this famous prison. You will find for yourselves references and descriptions of it, scattered through the length and breadth of English literature and history; from these, with patience, care and hours of pleasant labour, can be gradually built up a living picture of an institution which for eight hundred years held a unique position in the life of England. Margery Bassett. SONGS OF THE SEA Lapping, lapping, lapping. On the golden-beached shore; Crashing, crashing, crashing On the rugged cliffs afore: Blue as the cloudless heaven. Or grey as the steely sky. The sea yields up its story To the vaulted dome on high Tales of great adventure — Of mariners, strong and bold. Of nobles, whom the fatal lure Laid low in waters cold; The song of a lusty fisher. The prayers of a waiting maid. The sea yields up its echo As the shadows dip and fade. Allana Reid, Senior Matriculation, Barclay House. [26] THE WIND IN A FROLIC FOLLOW, follow, follow me! " cried the Wind as she frolicked across the common. Puppy and I gaily chased after her; playing leap frog over briar and bracken. Puppy became entangled in a burr patch, and the thick copse scratched my bare arms and legs, and tore my trousers. Still the infectious laugh of the Wind led us hither, and yon. ... It was an afternoon in late October. The sky was azure blue; the landscape was copper-gold. As we lay down, panting, by the stream, we — Puppy and I — watched with glee the Wind play ' tag ' with the fleecy clouds. She would race with them across the sky, darting in and out, changing their appearance from soft down to gnomes ' faces to lions and tigers and then to down again. We soon regained our breath and the Wind led us on the Green Forest. Now, like ourselves, she has certain duties which she must perform each day. While she swept the mossy carpet clean, and shook down fresh pine needles, I filled my pockets with cones which miraculously fell from the top branches of the tall evergreens. Then, we followed the Wind on to the Orchard. There, she detached the rosy fruit from the sturdy trees and carefully dropped them on the hay surrounding the trunks so as not to bruise them. Now having done her chores, she was free to enjoy herself. We ran on to the village and she whistled mischievously up and down the streets. She sent men ' s hats whirling away and forgot to bring them back again; she played havoc with damsels ' curls and swirls which had taken such time and patience to arrange. She lost little boys ' balls and then found them again. She made little girls blush by swishing up their short circular skirts. The neat piles of dead leaves were swept in spirals about the tidy lawns, the evening papers lying on the doorsteps were mussed and torn. While the Wind was enjoying her sport to its utmost, cries of help arose from the river. A rowboat, caught in the current was unable to reach shore again. The Wind hastened to its aid and blew with all her strength until finally the boat was out of danger. The sun was now sinking low in the West. The sky as well as the earth was fired with molten gold. The Wind, weary with its frolic, sank with the last mellow rays of the ' dying fire ' . Elspeth Rankine, Form Va, Fairley House. FREEDOM 0 God, who made the universal life, 1 seek to know why Nations strike and fight To gain the strength and power won by might. Do they not know the uselessness of strife? [27] That ultimately tyrant masters ' harsh Rapacious rules, and peoples led to smite Much smaller countries, will be crushed by right? No more, then, will the world with greed be rife. Though cruel, brutal, grasping paws attempt With vicious claws outstretched to snuff, and crush The burning flames of hope, of love, of creed; And tear with talons all that free lands dreamt; . nd though in sanguine streams free blood may gush. The force of Tyranny will ne ' er succeed. J. Donnelly, Matric. I, Ross House. NIGHTMARE OMETHING loomed on the horizon of a hill on the state highway. There was a screeching of brakes; a girl ' s hysterical scream; a man ' s fervent oath — and the CRASH!!! Then there was silence — broken only by the tinkle of shattered glass on the concrete. But not for long. Sirens, Radio Car sirens, ambulance sirens, motor- cycle sirens. Clang, clang! Zing, zing! Now the horror of removing mangled bodies from the wreckage. Pitiful moaning. Nerve-wracked sobbing. Nausea. Then the curt efficient voice of the ambulance surgeon to the waiting, inquisitive bystanders: " One killed, three injured; truck driver — head lacerations. You ' ll oblige us by moving on now, please. " " Called for surgery! Called for surgery! " Hospital antiseptic. Jangling telephones. A dull, cold waiting room filled with anxious tea-stained faces. Eyes too swollen to hold blame or malice. Throats too parched to offer sympathy. News?? — no news! Waiting, endless waiting. Nausea again A car door slammed, rustle of taffeta, smothered laughter, whispered ' goodnights ' . She awoke with a start as a carefree girl of seventeen tiptoed into the dimly lighted room. " Why Mother, you shouldn ' t have waited up for me! " she gently reproached. " It was a lovely dance and we had a wonderful time! You didn ' t worry did you, Mother? It ' s not late. We were so careful — there ' s nothing to worry about, ever! Goodnight, Mother. Come to bed soon! " The woman sat there a few moments; a prayer of thanks, unspoken on her lips. No, nothing ever to worry about — not even nightmares! Elspeth Rankine, Form Va, Fairley House. [28] THE JOYS OF WINTER Soft, white, nestling snow Week after week — Fresh, keen tingling air Against your cheek — Like winter ' s gifts they come to you. Long, lithe, pointed skis O ' er hills to skim — Sharp, smooth silver skates Glare ice to dim — Like winter ' s gifts they come to you. Dark, cold, blust ' ring storm Is over soon — Clear, cool evening waits And frosty moon — Like winter ' s gifts they come to you. Bright, best winter gift Is Christmas Day — Christ child coming down To light our way — Like winter ' s Gift, He comes to you. Joan Cassidy, Matric. I, Barclay House. THE BRITISH NAVY OF NELSON ' S DAY AND TODAY The beauty and majesty of ships. And the magic of the sea. Ten centuries have gone in the making of the British Navy. There were the " long ships " King Alfred led against the Danes; the picturesque structures of the Norman and Plantagenet periods; the crafts like the Golden Hind and the Revenge that Drake and Grenville led against the Spaniards; those that Blake and other heroes fought in: [29] the stately frigates and line-of -battle ships that followed Hawke into Quiberon Bay, Rodney off Dominica, and the famous Victory of Nelson at Trafalgar; right down to the super dreadnoughts of today. Age by age warships have been improved and developed. In Nelson ' s day the frigates of the British Navy were made of woods and driven by sail and wind. While they were small and slow in comparison with the modern vessels of today they carried quite a number of guns. These ships were built of oak, the larger of which had three decks. The masts, which carried heavy sail and rigging, were made from single trees. The men slept in dark and insanitary quarters, and had poor food. Some of them had been forced from their home and friends by the press-gang, who travelled about seeking for men to join the navy. In spite of this the spirit and tradition of the officers were, as now, the backbone of the navy. Signalling by flags had just come into use and the flagship led the battle. The result of better training in naval warfare was shown a few months ago when the captains of the Ajax and the Exeter were proud to say that no signals had been used throughout the battle with the Graf Spee. Orders are now conveyed by wireless, which enables a ship to ascertain the position of another boat, or to send a S.O.S. in the event of need. How much time Nelson would have saved before Trafalgar when following the wily Villeneuve, if he had had a wireless set! Wood and sail gradually gave way to steel and steam; the screw propeller replaced the paddle; while today turbine-driven engines are common in all ships from the tor- pedo boat to the battleship. Compared with the wooden ships of the line and frigates of the days of Trafalgar the modern vessels are much larger and heavier, for one shell nowadays weighs as much as the Victory ' s broadside. Also there are many different types of ships. First is the battleship, the heavy father of the fleet. The battle cruiser is its more athletic brother, which is capable of coming on the scene of action much more quickly than the heavier ship. The smaller armoured cruisers are the policemen of the ocean highways, and together with the destroyers, the cavalry of the fleet, perform all manner of useful jobs, such as the guarding of the larger ships, and acting as convoy to the merchant marine and passenger liners. With the development of submarine and aircraft warfare there came into use mine-layers, mine-sweepers, torpedoes and plane- carriers. In contrast to the early years of the nineteen century the officers and men have very comfortable quarters, electric light instead of oil-lamps, and good, fresh food pre- venting scurvy. All these attractions have combined with the spirit of adventure to make the navy a very popular service. England cannot do without the Navy, for in it lies her protection and welfare. All through the pages of history whenever the navy was weak Britain ' s power was at a low ebb. So in this war, as in the last, people will be calm and confident with the knowledge that the British Navy is guarding the shores of the Empire, and doing its share to bring victory to the Allies and peace to a stricken world. Mary Mitham, Form IIIb, Ross House, [30] A NOTABLE MAN OF A NOTABLE FAMILY AMONG those whose names are mentioned in every British household to-day, is Winston Churchill. In thinking of him many forget that he had an equally famous, if not so well liked ancestor, in John Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough. These two notable men are very much alike in some ways, although in others we may hope that they differ. England has been very lucky to have them among her leaders at times when they have been so badly needed, and have been able to do so much to help her. Marlborough was born in 1650, the son of a Devonshire Cavalier. He had all the qualities of a good soldier; unruffled courage, a bold venturous temper, held in check by a cool and serene judgment, a vigilance and capacity for enduring fatigue which never left him. His manner was as winning as his looks. He was known in the French camp as " the handsome Englishman. " He is remarkable in that he held no great command until he was fifty-two. [31] For his services to James II he was rewarded with a peerage, and a colonelcy in the Life Guards. Then he plotted treason against James, and when William came into power he was given a high position in the army. Then, as his wife was a favourite with Anne, three days after Anne ' s succession to the throne, Marlborough was appointed Captain-General of the English forces. His suc- cess was wonderful. He never tried anything at which he did not succeed. He was such a great soldier that he did not mind the enemy as much as the ignorance and timidity of his own army. His greatest victory was at Blenheim, where his plans were so secretive that both his allies and enemies were deceived. His army started fighting at dawn, and by nightfall the enemy was conquered. Other victories followed in quick succession; Ramillies, Oudenarde and Malplaquet. Meantime, in England, another woman had supplanted the Duchess of Marlborough in the Queen ' s favour. Her party wanted peace, and abused both the war and the Eng- lish general, Marlborough was accused of cruelty, insolence and corruption, and at last had to return home. He was dismissed from command, charged with peculation, and found guilty. He fled from England. The man who made possible the Treaty of Utrecht, by which Britain gained so much, was driven from England by the people he had fought for. True, he had been treacherous at times, but did not his great leadership overrule this objection? Could any other man have done his work as he had done it? His descendant Winston Churchill was born in 1874. He fought in the Boer war, and travelling a great deal fought in many parts of the Empire. In 1911 he became First Lord of the Admiralty. It was due to his foresight that Britain ' s Navy was well equipped as it was, when war broke out. He completely reorganized the Navy, and eagerly encour- aged the arrangement by which oil was obtained from Persia. On July 20, 1914 the King reviewed the most powerful fleet ever assembled; two hundred vessels manned by seventy thousand officers and men. With the cloud of war approaching the Navy stayed ready for action; and when war was declared the ships were already stationed in the North Sea. If his advice had been followed in the Gallipoli Campaign the outcome would probably have been very different. After the war he was appointed War and Air Secretary of State. When this war broke out public opinion decreed that he should certainly be appointed First Lord of the Admiralty, and this was done. Winston Churchill who bears this famous name to-day is undoubtedly carrying on, in the service he is rendering his country, the noble tradition founded by his ancestor, the Duke of Marborough. With Winston Churchill at the helm of the Ship of State, the nation has every confidence that what can be done will be done to defeat our unscrupu- lous enemy. Lois Tyndale, Form IIIb, Fairley House. [32] AT SEA The sky was dark and the rain poured down As the Ship stood out to sea — With her huge grey hull all stained and streaked Like the sky at times can be. The waves beat madly against her hull As if to push her back But forward she went and forward again As the winds her shrouds did rack. And so she went on, till far out at sea Not a trace of the ship remained But the bare horizon stood out quite plain For the distance the ship had claimed. Jane Macpherson, Form Va, Riddell House. THE AUTUMN THERE is a sudden guest of wind, and several leaves rush along the street, as if in a hurry to reach a haven where they will not be blown about any longer. They stop suddenly and there is time to look at them. Some have become quite brown and withered, others are yellow with the sudden knowledge that winter is on its way. There are two or three maple leaves coloured with the joyous hues of red and green and yellow. The wind blows and they are on their way again. Overhead, banks of white and grey clouds appear on the horizon. There are a few little ones which resemble pieces of cotton wool. The sky is that deep indescribable blue, which is sometimes seen in autumn. The wind, when it blows, is stiff, and drives the clouds before it, and they, like the incoming tides, are inexorable. The naked branches of the trees seem to ask the wind to stop chilling them with his breath. Not many birds besides the sparrow are to be seen peeking at the faded remnant of grass or winging their way on their duties. An occasional squirrel darts about from tree to tree and is very busy arranging his nut supply. In the park there is a terrier bounding up and down and chasing his tail with the joy of living. The earth in the flower beds is dried up, and only a few brown flower stems remain to tell of the rhapsody of colours which was produced by God and the gardeners in the summer-time. The duck-pond and the sailing-pond are coloured a steel- blue from the sky. The ducks shiver outside their house. Some of them swim about desultorily, every now and then kicking their feet in the air in order to dive down and seize a worm. ' ■ , Through the park, swinging their arms to keep warm, come two ' teen-age girls. Their saddle-shoes shine brightly in the sunlight, and their plaid shirts swing in the breeze. They have bright wee4 jackets on, and with their pretty long hair flying, they [33] seem as if they want you to join them in their brisk constitutional. On the street, a little boy and girl are having roller-skating races on the side-walk. They do all sorts of fancy tricks — it is fun to watch them enjoying themselves. The sun goes in behind a cloud — more grey clouds come over the horizon — a reminder that winter is at hand. Elizabeth Ann Hay, Form Va, Barclay House. TO THE AIR FORCE O pilots, brave and daring, You ' ve seen the sandy deserts. Heroes of the air. And heard great oceans roar. You ' re fighting for your country, You pass vast plains and mountains Such men as you are rare. While through the heavens you soar. The Army and the Navy, Long our country ' s boast. Are stronger yet because of you, O young but valiant host. Harriet Anderson, Form HIa, Barclay House. FISHING AND FISHERMEN I KNOW very little about fishing — still less about fishermen. My first dim recollec- tion of fishing was when I was a very little girl, sitting on a diving board, dangling my legs in a precarious manner, fishing with a pole, a piece of string, a bent pin, and a worm. I continually moved about wiggling my line, so it is amazing that I caught a sunfish and a perch. But I cannot recall any feeling of joy at the sight of my catch. In fact, I think I was rather disappointed that it was not a dogfish or a whale, although I think the fight of a rock-bass would have pulled me overboard! I did not go fishing again for some years. Two summers ago, some of the hotel guests organized a deep-sea fishing trip. I begged to go along, and they finally consented. That afternoon we went to make plans concerning the boat, tackle and bait. I then met my first real fisherman. He lived like a fisherman, he talked like a fisherman, he looked like a fisherman — a true New Englander ! Finally, everything was settled. We were to set out at five the following morning. It was a gray day. The gray mist rose slowly off the gray rocks; the gray sea rolled sullenly about us ; even the fishing smack was a dull toneless gray. Soon the Diesel engine started, and we chugged out of the cove. We went about five miles out to sea. On the way out, we stopped to see one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen — the hauling in of a net of mackeral. The sun was shining feebly now, but shining enough to make hundreds of silver bellies glisten and glean in perpetual motion. For the fish [34] were never still, but jumping, writhing, struggling to be free. I could have watched with awe and wonder, till the last catch was hauled in, but time was precious and our fishermen were eager to try their own luck. I was the only girl in the party and I certainly disgraced my sex! Perhaps it was the thrill of catching my first real fish, or the dizzy roll of the sea; the sight and smell of the bait, or the ham sandwiches — nevertheless I was violently ill! The only con- solation the old fisherman could give me was that he had been seasick for a whole month in his first fishing days! However, we enjoyed ourselves. We had no astounding luck but caught several red snapper and the fisherman amused us with exciting tales of his and his forefather ' s experiences. My next attempt at fishing was early this summer. We were out at the Salmon Bar. After a long while, I felt a strong tug. I caught my breath as the thought of proudly reeling in a fifteen pound salmon thrilled my imagination. But the light of hope in my eyes quickly changed to that of bitter disappointment. I had only become entangled with my father ' s line! I was disgusted ! From then on, I fished by remote control. I dug the worms, brought all the tackle down to our little green rowboat and mother went out to fish — with no little success either! We always had fresh fish for Monday, Wednesday and Saturday as well as Friday. This fall, my father went fishing for a few days down south. He came back with glowing tales of the beautified tropical fish that swim about the Florida Keys and the great fight they put up. But I still think I will wait until I am old enough really to enjoy fishing. Nevertheless it is a wonderful way to find peace, to collect one ' s thoughts. There is no better way to become acquainted with Nature, then to sit with her on the bank of some rushing stream where speckled trout play tag with one ' s line. There, the thoughts of cities do not even exist. Fishing is tranquillity itself! Elspeth Rankine, Form Va, Fairley House. SWIMMING As sunbeams dance upon the waves. While floating in the lake I laze Within the water, cool and clear. My troubles seem to disappear. Against me splash the ripples gay. All sparkling with the sun ' s bright ray. The water thrills with its embrace The swimmers on its soft surface. ' Tis not like lying on the ground. So hard and flat. But we are found Embedded deep within the live And gentle substance. When we dive [35] The water parts and takes us in At our first touch. And as we swim In rivers, lakes, no matter where, It gives us joy beyond compare. Mary Holden, Matric. I, Riddell House. WHY I LIKE THE FRENCH THERE are many reasons for liking the French, but the most important is that they are individualists. This makes it very hard to generalize on either their faults or their virtues. Though France is a Democracy, there are subtle but well defined class distinctions. There is the large bourgeois class, made up partly of the upper bourgeois, who are well off and very well educated, and the lower bourgeois, consisting of the friendly shop- keepers. These classes are quite distinct from the peasant class, which is about the same type as the Habitants of Quebec, except that the French are perhaps a little more thrifty. The nobility still exists, although France is a Republic. These people hold them- selves vaguely above the bourgeois, but all in all there is very little of what we call snobbishness, in fact so little that the French have not even a word for it. One of the most engaging of the French characteristics is the Frenchman ' s sincere and unprying interest in what you are doing. He is interested in who you are, where you came from, your tastes and your prejudices. Even the inn keepers are interested in you as an individual. When we were living in France we used to go to Varrangeville in the summer. It was a long trip by car from Paris, so we used to stop at a certain inn for dinner. Madame, the inn keeper ' s wife was always most solicitous. She remembered [36] from week to week just what each member of the family liked for dinner and asked about the health of " monsieur " , our uncle who was lame. The French are well educated. A wealthy boy or girl, on leaving school can talk with ease about music, art and politics. They scorn to descend to the level of " personali- ties. " Perhaps the most striking point about a conversation in a French " Salon, " is that the women participate in the talk, with the men. The Anglo-Saxon drawing room seems to have an invisible barrier built down its centre. The men sit in a huddle, talk- ing of finance and the women trade jolly recipes. French women may not have a vote, but they use their brains to advantage in their own salons. This trait of being able to talk of cultural matters, gives the Frenchman an original mind, a rare curiosity now. Even the peasants seem to have ears naturally tuned to " just the right word " and to abstract thought. There are few peasants who have not a most complete philosophy of life, and some of the wise men of the world have been parish priests. These peasants live a frugal existence, wasting nothing, and from this comes French stability of thought. Though the French do not, as a race, love animals, their attitude towards children is somewhat saner than that of the Anglo-Saxon. We tend to regard children as " little things, " and cherish them like puppies, but the French regard them as individuals. We guard their bodies, they guard their minds. The Frenchman ' s attitude towards law and order is somewhat different from ours. It is a little easy going, the ever present French humour very much in evidence. The French electrical appliances in cars during the " 20 ' s " were apt to stop functioning. The tail light of a man ' s car went out. A " Gend ' arme " came to give him a ticket for driving without it. " Just go back and give it a kick, will you? It ' ll go all right then. " The Gend ' arme obeyed the request and went off laughing. Unlike the Germans, the French petty officials are not too filled with their own importance. There is a charm about the French. I am not at all sure what it is. Perhaps it is their background of beautiful things, their statues and buildings. Perhaps it is their gaiety or their thrift, or their loquaciousness, or again their interest in other people. Perhaps it is their courage, for they have a resilient kind of moral bravery beneath their laughter, the kind of courage which will make them do their full share towards winning this war. Perhaps I like the French for what they stand for, a kind of " each man for himself " creed, that is to say until trouble comes, to one or to all, then it is a creed of unity. We should be glad of the French in this province. They have faults, but they have the qualities of their forefathers, and of the men with whom they are going to fight now, against the foe to their ideas of personal rights. Lyn Berens, Matric. I, Riddell House. [37] THE SINKING OF THE " ATHENIA " LATE in the afternoon of September 2nd, 1939, the " Athenia " left Liverpool on what was fated to be her last voyage. She was crowded almost to overflowing with passengers, not only returning Canadians but many Americans, Czechs and Poles, all fleeing the dangers of war and escaping as they thought, just in time. There was a general feeling of relief as we set sail, relief that after all our negotia- tions we actually had been able to board a ship, and without having being incon- venienced on the way by air raids which at the time, seemed imminent. Everyone was glad to have a quiet evening and eagerly related their adventures of the two or three previous days, of the many cancellations they had made and hurried train journeys from one place to another. The next morning at 11 A.M. we heard that war had been declared. The news was spread in whispered tones along the deck and almost immediately the sailors came up and prepared the life boats. A few people began to feel nervous, but the officers assured us that we were taking a more northerly course and every reasonable p recaution; so we found comfort in thinking we were ' ' Alone on a wide wide sea But our peace was soon to be disturbed for in the evening at 7.45 P.M. the " Athenia " was struck presumably by an enemy torpedo. At the time I was in my cabin, reading. For a second it was impossible to realize what had happened. There was a terrific explo- sion and instantaneously pitch darkness. There followed the sounds of crashing glass and falling timber, and the piercing screams of women and children, combined with a continuous blowing of the ship ' s horn and all the signals to quit ship. Amidst the turmoil in my cabin I managed to find a pair of shoes and put on my Burberry and life belt, then I proceeded to grope my way out into the corridor through the choking fumes from the explosive, and along to the deck. A few minutes before I had been out there, and now in the dusk I could distinguish corpses lying around. The happy scene of a moment ago had become one of horror and desolation. Arriving at my boat station, I joined a group of about twenty people who were awaiting the next life boat, one already having left that station. Two poor women had missed the life boat when the rope ladder broke and were floating in the water. It was pitiful to see their struggles, but eventually both were rescued. A little American schoolgirl, detached from her party, clutched my arm and we stood waiting quietly (by now the noise had subsided except for the shouts of sailors issuing orders). Meanwhile another life boat from an upper deck was being lowered and as it passed, a sailor beckoned for the two of us to jump into the boat. In a second we had leapt on to the rail and down am ongst the people. And so we pushed off and rowed to a safe distance to await help. Fortunately it was moonlight and the air was mild. No waves came over the boat but the heavy swell combined with the shock caused most people to be violently sea- sick. They lay like corpses in the bottom of the boat almost unconscious of what was happening around them. We were kept busy bailing out the water from the bottom of the boat with our shoes. After much difficulty we managed to put up a mast only to discover that there was no sail, so it had to be taken down again. Meanwhile the swell [38] was increasing and we anxiously watched the dark clouds passing over the moon, fear- ing that a storm might arise. Around us, dotted here and there we could distinguish other life boats as they set up their red flares, and the dark outline of the wrecked " Athenia " , heavily tilted at the stern. One lifeboat came very near us but we could not distinguish their cries of distress above the roar of the sea, and as our own boat was overloaded we could not offer help, and had in fact to row rather hastily away to avoid collision. So we continued to wait through the night knowing how much we were at the mercy of the elements. Only at such times is it possible to realize the tremendous power of the sea. In the early hours of the morning a bright star appeared on the horizon. We had calculated that it would take destroyers possibly ten hours to reach us, and could this be a rescue ship so soon? As we gazed eagerly in that direction we saw that it was a ship although still some miles away. We waited its approach with intense interest, then started to row slowly towards it. It was obviously a neutral freighter and its deck seemed to be the scene of great activity. Owing to the increasing swell and the exhaustion of the stewards who were unused to rowing, we had difficulty in nearing the ship and escaping the propellor. But at last, after what seemed hours, we came alongside and waited our turn to be helped aboard. This was the Norwegian ship, the " Knute Nelson " . She seemed like a huge tower standing out of the water and our little boat so small and frail as we were dashed mercilessly against her side. Eventually ropes were thrown out and we were held fast and slowly one by one we began to mount the ladder. Sailors hauled us on to the deck, cut off our life belts which were thrown into a great mound in the middle of the deck, and directed us along to the kitchen where we were given hot gruel and stimulants. For several hours these men toiled in their great rescue work altogether saving 430 people including our captain. Captain Cooke, and many of the crew who had done such splendid work that night. The injured were treated by doctors amongst the survivors, and all available bunks were given over to them. Those suffering from shock and exposure were wrapt in warm blankets and soon the few cabins and corridors were crowded with people, mostly lying prostrate on the floor, and many of them in great distress because they had become separated from their friends and relatives and feared they had been drowned. [391 As dawn came those of us who paced the deck could distinguish other rescue ships around us, three destroyers, the " City of Flint " , and the Swedish yacht, and we felt gloriously safe and tremendously thrilled to be alive. Soon the " Knute Nelson " began to move and we learnt that we were on our way to Galway, the nearest neutral port. We churned ahead through choppy seas with a strong gale blowing. The day proved interest- ing and would have been a very happy one if we had been able to forget our lost possesions and the tragedy written so plainly on many faces. At intervals we joined in long queues near the kitchens and were given stout mugs of coffee and gruel, rye biscuits, and hard boiled eggs, which were eaten standing around. When night came many people slept on deck using life belts as pillows for this seemed preferable to the hot, stuffy cabins. Sleep was hardly possible for the boards were hard for our bruised limbs and it was necessary to take exercise every now and then to prevent ourselves becoming numb with cold. Early next morning we entered Galway Bay and after sailing four or five hours between rocky shores, sighted the little grey city nestling at the head of the inlet. The sun was shining brightly as we neared this friendly haven, and how good it was to see solid earth again ! A tender came out to meet us bringing ambulance men, Roman Catho- lic priests, police and press photographers, all of whom gazed up at us with strange curiosity. We certainly must have looked pitiable objects dressed in such novel and varied garbs and being completely unwashed and unkempt ! By degrees the injured were transferred to the tender, the rest of the survivors following. Leaving the " Knute Nelson " brought a feeling of sadness and as we moved away we cheered, again and again, her gallant sailors who had saved us, and who had been so kind, working un- ceasingly day and night for our comfort. Turning towards Galway, we saw that the whole town, led by the Bishop and Mayor had come down to the docks, and as we landed they waved, cheered, and wept over us. Very speedily we were assigned and driven to various hotels. Our first thought was to cable home, announcing our safety, and next day we anxiously searched the papers to find the names of survivors landed in Glasgow. It was a great relief to find that both Miss Donkersley and Miss Roper were safely there. So ended our first experience of the war. Forgetting its horrors, I hope I shall always remember the bravery of those seamen, and the kindness of the friendly Norwegians and Irish who took us in. Mary Rushton. CHANGING LIGHTS Dawn above the horizon. Clear, cold and bright; Full of hopes for the future, The morning light Afternoon sun shining Upon Reality reveal ed; Ambitions lost or realized And a purpose known Of Life. In Life. [40] Twilight hour of darkness, Full of thought and pride. Dim, yet bright with knowledge The memory side Of Life. June Fair weather. Form Va, Riddell House. CINDERELLA Once, a long, long time ago In a land where magic dwelt A noble and his daughter fair, Beside a death-bed knelt. Two years have passed in this man ' s life And in that very hall. There lives the clever second wife With daughters, short and tall. Poor Cinderella scrubs the floor For the jealous women three. A knock is heard upon the door She says, " Who can that be? " " An invitation from the King For the people who dwell here To a ball given to the Prince, He ' ll be twenty-one, I hear. " " An invitation to the ball How wonderful that will be ! " " You ' re but the scullery maid, my dear It ' s only for us three! " " Come here and fasten up my dress, " " No, fetch my gloves and fan, " " Tell the coachman to be quick. We are waiting for the man. " « It ' s after twelve when she looks up And sees the time ' s so late, The prince jumps up and follows her, " Don ' t go, my princess! Wait! " Her gown is changed to rags, as she Down the long staircase runs, But one of the slippers drops off And gleams like sparkling suns. The Prince picks up the lovely shoe And proclaims far and wide, " Whose foot this spun-glass slipper fits The same shall be my bride. " One morning the Prince comes at last With the shoe on a cushion laid. Both the step-sisters try it on, " There ' s none but the scullery-maid — " They answer to his question " Is there anyone else here? ' " " Your gown and coach are already here, " And call to Cinderella Says the fairy with a kiss. To leave work and appear. " Remember dear, to leave at twelve She puts her battered stockinged foot Or you ' ll be in rags once more, " Into the spun-glass shoe Warns the fairy Godmother " It fits! It fits! My bride! My bride! As she goes out the door. At last I have found you. " So Cinderella and the Prince Wed with great joy and laughter And, as the Fairy-Tale books say, ' Lived happily ever after. ' Ann Lindsay, Form IIIa, Ross House. OXFORD EVEN when I was a little girl at Trafalgar, and afterwards when I was a student at McGill, my chief ambition always was to go to Oxford. By the time I finally did go, I had read and thought so much about Oxford that I was afraid that I would be disappointed with the reality. Actually, however, I found it all and more than I had dreamed about, and here I want to tell you some of the reasons why I loved it so much. Oxford, although best known through the world for its university, is also a busy county town and commercial centre. Here is situated the largest automobile factory in Great Britain, the Morris factory, and many other important industries. Every Saturday afternoon, when the country-folk come into the city to do their marketing and shopping, all the shops and streets are as crowded as St. Catherine Street is on the Saturday before " I wish I could go to the ball And wear a beautiful gown — " She says as the hoof beats die away In the silence of the town. " I wish I were the prince ' s wife And the ruler of this land, " And there stands her fairy God mother With a silver wand in her hand. Cinderella jumps back in fright To see a person near, " Oh! who are you? " she asks aloud, " And what do you want here? " " I am your Godmother, dear child, " Says the beautiful fairy sweet, " I ' ve come to send you to the ball. Just as a little treat. " " Oh Godmother dear, how kind you are But how can I go like this? " Christmas. And yet, if you set out on your bicycle or even on foot, in a few minutes yovi are in the country and perhaps visiting a little dream village which you might hardly imagine could exist in this modern age. For Oxford lies in one of the loveliest parts of the English countryside, although only sixty miles from London, in the valley of the Thames, between the Cotswolds and the Ghilterns and the Berkshire Downs; gentle, rolling hills covered with tiny patchwork fields and with woods full of wild flowers and tuneful birds, and dotted with little villages. Although Oxford is a busy town, however, it still retains much of the atmosphere which it had centuries ago when it was only a university town. For, every term, there come to Oxford from all over the world, about six thousand students, who fill the twenty-six colleges and overflow into " digs " or boarding-houses all over the town. One of the most interesting things in Oxford is meeting these different people. In my college alone, when I was there, although there were only about two hundred students, there were girls from India, China, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, South Africa and South America, among other places. In addition, even the British students in Oxford are very different in birth and outlook, for there are princes and dukes among them and also scholars who have come from almost the poorest families in the land; one of the undergraduates who took my course was the Earl of Oxford and Asquith, another was a poor boy from a small Welsh mining town. Not only does Oxford attract under- graduates from all over the world, but also the most famous men in all the branches of education and learning — historians, scientists, linguists, philosophers, authorities whose books we read at school and university, and do not think of as real living people at all until we go to Oxford and attend their lectures and meet them. One result of this mixture of students and " dons " , as professors and lecturers are called in Oxford, is that, even without studying at all, one can learn a great deal about all kinds of people and places and things just by talking to people, and so conversation is one of our favour- ite occupations. Tea and coffee parties are everyday occurrences, and at them we talk and talk, perhaps about political and philosophical problems, perhaps about far-off countries and their customs, or perhaps about the latest play or book; and sometimes we find the conversation so interesting that we never notice the passage of time until we suddenly discover that the tea party has gone on until ten or half past ten o ' clock at night. Conversation and the exchange of ideas, however, is not Oxford ' s only pastime. Within the University are clubs of every description, which hold meetings every fort- night or month. There are clvibs connected with the various subjects that are taught, like the Historical Association and the French Club, and there are clubs connected with almost everything else under the sun, ranging from political and debating societies to the Camera Club. Every college has its own tennis, boating and other sports clubs, and also its own dramatic society; and each college produces a play at least once a year, and gives a dance once a term. In the summer term when the weather is warm and ' fine, the plays are produced in the college gardens, some of which, by the way, are almost as large as Murray Park, while the smallest is considerably bigger than the Trafalgar garden. One of the loveliest settings I remember was that of " A Midsummer Night ' s Dream " , which was put on in Worcester College garden, beside the lake and in [43] front of the wood. Besides these purely university activities, there are many more amusements in the town itself, which, to begin with, has almost as many picture shows as Montreal. There are also two theatres, one with a local company which produces a new play each week, and another which attracts all the leading actors and plays from London. Everyone goes to the theatre at least once a week, especially as it is cheaper than going to the " flicks " , for seats in the theatre can be had for as little as sixpence (about ten cents), while the pictures never cost less than ninepence! Every year, too, Toscanini and Fritz Kreisler and other equally fine musicians come to give concerts in Oxford. We spent a great deal of time also in country walks and bicycle rides, and in playing games. If the weather is good, one can play tennis all winter long, but the nicest term is the summer term, from the middle of April to the middle of June, when the flowers are a blaze of colour and the days are light until nearly eleven o ' clock at night. In this term, our punts and canoes and our bathing-suits come out of their winter storage, and the two rivers, the Isis and the Cherwell, become the centre of all our activities. Almost every afternoon we take a picnic tea on the river, and on a fine Sun- day, everyone goes on the river early in the morning, equipped with a picnic-basket, books, bathing-suits, and perhaps a gramophone, and does not come home again until late in the evening. In the summer, we work, eat, and practically live on the river, and this, I think, is the most pleasant of all our amusements, especially when it is combined with good conversation and discussion. From all this, you may have come to think that life, for a student in Oxford, is all play and no work. Far from it! Even to be admitted as an undergraduate needs steady, hard work, especially for a girl, for so many thousands apply for entrance each year, and so many applicants have to be refused, that the entrance examinations are very difficult and the standard very high. In addition, in the three year arts course at Oxford, far more work has to be done than in the four year course at McGill. Thus everyone must be prepared to work hard; but the work at Oxford is so interesting that it is a pleasure to work hard. As at McGill, one has to go to three or four lectures a day, given by the dons in the different colleges. That, however, is only a minor part of the work, for the most important part is the individual research work that each student has to do. Every week one has one or two tutorials with a don, for which an essay has to be written. For these essays it is not enough to read over lecture-notes, but one must work in the libraries, reading perhaps three or four different books, and in the museums, collecting evidence. Then one must sift the evidence and form one ' s own theory about the subject, which may be quite different from the tutor ' s theory, and sometimes — but not often — may convince the tutor that one ' s theory is better than his own. This kind of work teaches more and gives much more pleasure than any other activity I know. This is only a very sketchy outline of a few aspects of life in Oxford. There are so many other details, experiences and anecdotes that could be related by anyone who lived and studied in Oxford that it would take a whole book to write about them. But, whatever else may be described, the fundamental basis around which the life of the Oxford student is centered is his own research and his contact and discussion with people of every nationality, co lour, creed and opinion. Jean E. Harvie. [44] MISS GUMMING, NOTRE AMIE QUAND je suis arrivee a Montreal, il y a vingt ans, par un gris matin de decembre, une petite dame vetue de gris, aux cheveux gris, aux grands yeux gris brillant d ' intelligence, m ' a accueillie les bras ouverts sur la verandah de Trafalgar. C ' etait Miss Gumming. Et depuis ce jour-la elle n ' a cesse d ' etre pour moi la plus fidele et loyal e amie. Depuis vingt ans j ' habite avec elle. Depuis vingt ans nous causons, nous discutons, nous plaisantons, nous rions ensemble. C ' est vous dire combien j ' ai ete a meme de connaitre et d ' apprecier ses hautes et profondes qualites. Chez elle rien de superficiel, rien d ' artificiel et sa vie pent se resumer en ces mots simples et grands: travailler, servir, aimer. A la grande tache de I ' enseignement, Miss Gumming a donne toute sa vie avec tout ce que ce don comporte d ' oubli de soi-meme et de generosite envers autrui. Tout ce que la Nature a mis en elle, la bonte, le devouement, I ' amour, Miss Gumming I ' a ofFert a ceux qui Fentouraient sans jamais en rien garder pour elle-meme. Tout ce qui rend la vie belle; humeur, justice charite, elle essaye de le repandre autour d ' elle. Aux enfants confies a ses soins, elle a donne le plus pur d ' elle-meme, tou jours, a tout moment, modestement silencieusement, avec une patience inlassable, un devoue- ment sans limites. Tons les matins on pent la voir dans son cabinet de travail, expliquant la grammaire latine ou frangaise a une eleve qui a ete absente ou qui trouve ce sujet difficile. Mais c ' est avec les toutes petites filles que j ' aime le mieux la voir. EUes arrivent le matin au bureau de Miss Gumming si elles ont quelque permission a demander — ou bien si elles n ' ont pas ete sages. Parfois elles sont timides, un peu craintives mais cela ne dure pas longtemps — Miss Gumming a vite fait de les mettre a I ' aise avec un bon sourire. Et chacune raconte sa petite histoire. Mais dans une ecole il n ' y a pas que les eleves, il y a le corps enseignant. Aux jeunes maitresses sans experience. Miss Gumming a toujours apporte une aide eclairee faite d ' une connaissance profonde des difficultes de I ' enseignement et de la discipline. Nous I ' avons toujours trouvee accessible a toutes les suggestions toujours prete a con- [45] siderer le point de vue de chacun avec ime bonne volonte parfaite et une bonne humeur souriante. Si Ton a du chagrin on pent aller trouver Miss Gumming. On est sur d ' etre accueilli, on est sur de trouver son coeur largement ouvert pour consoler, conseiller, aimer. Avec moi elle a ete d ' une grande patience. Avec mon caractere frauQais du Sud-ouest de la France, melange de race basque, je ne suis pas toujours commode. Ce qu ' elle a ete avec moi. Miss Gumming Fa ete avec nous toutes: Anglaises, Irlandaises, Ecossaises, Ganadiennes; et grace a elle, grace a sa moderation, le groupe, assez bariole et changeant, que nous formons, a toujours vecu en bonne intelligence et aussi pres de I ' harmonie que faire se pouvait. En ces lignes, que j ' aurais voulues plus eloquantes, j ' espere avoir montre un pen ce que Miss Gumming a ete pour nous toutes pendant de longues annees de labeur et de joie. Et je crois qu ' on pent dire d ' elle ce que Ernest Renan a dit de sa soeur: " Rien de ce qui n ' est pas completement bon ne pent lui plaire. " W. .JUGE. TROIS CHOSES PRECIEUSES JE pense que tout le monde a quelque chose pres de soi qui le reconforte ou qui I ' incite a mieux faire. Pour mon compte, j ' ai trois choses dans ma chambre qui m ' aident en toute occasion: un portrait, un abat-jour, et une fenetre. Le portrait qui n ' est pas beau, est celui de Beethoven. II a de longs cheveux, des yeux brillants et en meme temps per ants. II a la bouche serree, et tout I ' ensemble est sombre et troublant. Quand je suis decouragee ou fachee, je sens qu ' il me regarde — pent etre est-ce mon imagination et j ' oublie alors mon decouragement et je fais ce que je pensais ne pas pouvoir faire. [46] Puis mon petit abat-jour, ii n ' est vraiment pas merveilleux, mais il est simple et joli. D ' un cote il y a une jolie petite fiUe avec une robe bleue et un tablier blanc, elle danse sur de petites montagnes et elle est heureuse avec un joli cochon qui rit joyeuse- ment; de I ' autre cote il y a un lapin avec un petit manteau bleu, qui danse avec un agneau, et une bergere; tous les trois sont suivis d ' un ecureuil, d ' un arbre, d ' un bebe et d ' une fee qui joue de la flute. Ce petit abat-jour est delicieuse et ridicule; je ris chaque fois que je le regarde. Finalement ma fenetre. J ' ai une jolie vue de tous les tuyaux de cheminees du voisinage et c ' est tres interessant parce qu ' il y a une famille de moineaux sur la chemi- nee de la maison voisine. lis se disputent et jouent et cela m ' amuse beaucoup. J ' aime infiniment la nuit, me mettre a ma fenetre parce que tout est si tranquille et je peux entendre les moindres bruits: les pas de ceux qui rentrent; les cloches de I ' eglise; les rires des personnes; les chien, les trains lointains, les automobiles attardees; toute la vie est la, dans ce silence, pres de ma fenetre. Mardy McCurdy, Form Upper Vb, Fairley House. LES ARBRES JEUNES ou centenaires les arbres sont magnifiques en toute saison. lis lancent avec dignite leurs long bras tournes vers le ciel. lis causent avec le vent qui les efFleure a peine ou les secoue violemment. Au printemps il semble que quelqu ' un jette un joli voile, vert et delicat sur les branches des arbres. Quand les feuilles grandissent, les branches se peuplent d ' oiseaux. En automne les arbres changent leur parure verte pour des habits jaunes, rouges et bruns. lis sont vraiment magnifiques. Les forets deviennent comme un poeme en couleur. Mais trop tot, ils perdent leurs jolies feuilles et revetont une autre beaute, sombre et austere. Les arbres sont comme des types. Le pin represente un ancien guerrier, fort, ferme et solide. Les arbres fruitier s au printemps sont comme de petits enfants. Les bouleaux ont Fair de femmes ravissantes. Avez-vous jamais vu les arbres apres une tempete de neige quand toutes les branches sont couvertes de glace? Le monde est alors comme un pays de fees. Dorothea Wood, Form Vb, Barclay House. AU PALAIS DE BUCKINGHAM LA semaine passee, en Angleterre, nos soldats Canadiens ont ete a Fhonneur, pour la premiere fois dans I ' histoire d ' Angleterre. Au Palais de Buckingham les Grena- diers de la Garde, ont cede leur place a nos soldats Canadiens: chaque regiment a monte la garde pendant une semaine. Le premier a ete le 22ieme Regiment de Quebec qui s ' est distingue dans la guerre de 1914. [47] Ces deux cents Canadiens-Frangais, tons de six pieds de haut, sont alles en ordre parfait au Palais; en uniforme de guerre, ils ont defile. Les Grenadiers de la Garde, dans leurs beaux uniformes noirs et rouges, et leurs " Busbee " ont cede leur place a ceux d ' au dela des mers. Tons les Londoniens, etaient inter esses et ils se sont alignes sur le passage des Canadiens pour voir cette nouvelle garde. Les Grenadiers ont fait entendre leur musique pendant le changement de la garde, et une semaine apres, cela a ete le tour du 22ieme Regiment de Quebec qui a ete remplace par le regiment ecossais de Toronto, des hommes grands et magnifiques, ont defile a leur tour, et ont monte la garde au palais. Bientot, on verra tout cela au cinema; car chacun des regiments cantonnes a Aldershot aura son tour, et quels souvenirs, pour ces soldats, et comme leurs enfants et leurs petits - enfants seront fiers d ' eux! Elaine Ross, Form Upper Vb, Riddell House. THERESE ET JOAN QUAND je suis entree dans cette ecole. Mademoiselle Dillon m ' a offert une corres- pondante en France. Cela va sans dire, j ' ai dit " Oui " et elle m ' a parle de sa petite niece, qui avait dix ans. (J ' avais onze ans). Puis elle lui a ecrit et bientot j ' ai rcQU la premiere lettre de ma nouvelle amie, Therese. A cette epoque-la elle venait de com- mencer I ' anglais et quelques unes de ses expressions etaient tres amusantes, mais de son cote, elle devait trouver mes lettres bien droles, car je n ' avals pas encore fait beaucoup de frangais. D ' abord quand nous avons commence a correspondre, nous parlions de nos poupees favorites, des livres que nous lisions, et aussi de nos chiens. Toutes les deux nous avons des chiens; le sien s ' appelle " Sam " et le mien " Smokey " . Elle a quatre soeurs et trois [48] freres. Sa soeur la plus jeune n ' a que vingt mois et j ' ai entendu beaucoup parler d ' elle depuis peu. Par cette correspondance je me suis mise au courant des coutumes de France, surtout de celles ou demeure Therese. Souvent nous nous envoyons de petits cadeaux et chaque Noel je regois quelque chose de charmant de France. Toutes les deux nous avons echange nos photographies. Nous avons toujours beaucoup a dire quand Tete arrive, parce que toutes les deux nous allons au bord de la mer et nous nous envoyons des cartes ou des lettres interessantes. Elle et sa famille vont sur la Mediterranee, dans le Midi de la France. A cause de la guerre, Therese a eu une annee tres difficile a I ' ecole. Beaucoup de ses professeurs sont mobilises. Cette annee est tres importante pour elle comme pour moi; elle va passer la premiere partie du " Baccalaureat " et si elle est regue elle passera la seconde partie en juin 1941. Vous avez vu probablement dans nos lettres precedentes publiees dans les revues de I ' ecole que Therese d ' annee en annee a fait beaucoup de progres en anglais et moi-meme je suis tres reconnaissante des progres que j ' ai pu faire en frangais grace a cette correspondance. II me reste done a vous dire, adieu cheres lectrices, et, pour ne pas faillir aux tradi- tions je vous fais part de deux lettres de Therese, I ' une ecrite au debut de la guerre et I ' autre du mois d ' avril. September 6th, 1939. Chere Joan, Our holidays were also very nice till August 25th, but then we were obliged to return to Romans because we were afraid of the war. Here, we run no danger, but we are sad. In the streets, we see only soldiers. But, luckily my father is not mobilized. I do not know if I shall return to the College, for it is to be transformed into an hospital, and many of my teachers are mobilized (you know that all my teachers are men). I am very sorry of that, because the class in which I enter, this year, is very important, and is the preparation to the exam of " Baccalaureat " ... I correct your mistakes: . . . Do not forget, please, to corect my mistakes in your next letter . . . Therese. March 19th, 1940. [49] Chere Joan, J ' ai ete tres heureuse de recevoir votre lettre la semaine derniere . . . I think there is no more ice, now in Montreal. I see that your " Ice Carnival " must have been very interesting; I should be happy to skate as you do, but there is never any ice here. There was no carnival in Romans this year on account of the war. My little sister Monique is twenty months old today. She has been walking for a long time. She begins to speak a little, and she is very funny. She plays with my brothers and sisters, and she already likes dolls very much. But my brothers have also taught her to march with their little gun on her shoulder and a kepi on her head ! What do you do during your holidays? I practise my music and I work also, especially I learn my History and Geography, because my teacher was mobilized in January; during two months we have had no classes of History, and we wasted time. This year we have many women as teachers to replace those who have been mobilized. Chere Joan, j ' espere que vous allez bien et que vous passez de bonnes vacances . . . Je crois que nous ne partirons pas pendant les grandes vacances, et sans doute ma tante ne pourra pas venir en France, elle non plus, a cause de la guerre. Votre amie, Therese. C ' est la derniere fois que nous lirons la correspondance de Joan et de Therese — Mais il ne tient qu ' a vous, Cheres lectrices de continuer cette section de notre revue scolaire. Vous pouvez constater les progres accomplis par les deux amies Pourquoi n ' en feriez-vous pas autant? C ' est un moyen facile et agreable d ' apprendre le Frangais, de mieux con- naitre la France et d ' aider une petite Frangaise a apprendre et a aimer votre langue et votre pays. Donnez-moi vos noms et j ' essayerai de vous trouver une correspondante en France. M. Dillon. LE MARCHE DANS LE VIEUX QUEBEC N I ' annee 1676 Quebec etait deja une ville import ante et il y avait dans cette ville un marche. On I ' appelait La Place. Tout le monde y vendait et achetait. Imaginons maintenant que nous marchons autour du marche pour voir les habitants et les choses qu ' ils vendent. 11 est huit heures et la cloche de I ' eglise sonne, et le marche est ouvert. La Place est pleine d ' habitants. Les fermiers sont debout pres des voitures et les femmes sont assises avec leur paniers. Sur les voitures il y a des navets, du ble, des citrouilles et du grain. Dans les paniers que les femmes tiennent il y a des oeufs, du beurre, du fromage et des poules. II n ' y a pas de pommes de terre parce qu ' elles ne poussent pas dans ce temps-la. Dans un coin du marche, il y a des sacs de farine. Les sacs sont prets a etre vendus. Dans un autre endroit les habitants vendent des poissons. Dans I ' apres midi les habitants vendent et achetent les chevaux et les vaches. Les habitants etaient joliment habilles. Les femmes portaient de longues robes, de toutes couleurs, rouge, jaune, verte et pourpre. Elles portaient aussi des tabliers blancg. EUes etaient coiffees de grands chapeaux de toutes couleurs. [50] Les hommes portaient des pantalons et des blouses et de tres grands chapeaux. Au loin les habitants voyaient le bateau qui venait de France. Le marche aujourd ' hui ne ressemble plus au marche de I ' annee 1676. Margaret Burden, Riddell House, Form IVa. MON REVE MAGIQUE UNE nuit je dormais dans mon lit quand j ' eus un reve singulier. Dans ce reve j ' etais en France pendant les guerres de Napoleon. Je pouvais parler tres bien frangais. J ' etais avec Tarmee frangaise; toute Tarmee aimait Napoleon et moi aussi. J ' etais tambour. Dans une bataille, Napoleon lui-meme me dit que j ' avais sauve toute I ' armee. J ' avais couru jusqu ' aux lignes ennemies pour ramener une section de notre armee. Apres bien des difficultes je I ' avais trouvee et I ' avais guidee jusqu ' a notre division. Nous fumes tres tristes quand Napoleon fut vaincu et envoye a Sainte Helene. Tout a coup je me reveillai. Puis j ' allai a I ' ecole. Ce matin-la nous avions une legon d ' histoire et je racontai mes aventures. Madame I dit que cette histoire etait tres in- teressante. Et ce meme jour pendant la legon de frangais je decouvris que je savais tres bien parler frangais. Je conseille done aux eleves de rever en frangais. Mary Mitham, Lois Tyndale, Nora Newman, IIIb. [51] STARS So have no fear and go to bed, For we will watch all night, And see that you are kept from harm Until the bright daylight. Then, when she comes, she ' ll wake you up. So go to bed sweet dears. So go to bed and rest a while And put away your fears. " Mary Munroe, Form II. AN IMAGINARY CONVERSATION IN THE TRAFALGAR GYM IT was one of the benches who started it all when he suddenly squeaked, " We benches suffer so. " " What do you mean? " asked a rope. " Heaven, only knows what we suffer! " " Well it starts when we ' re taken out in the morning and turned over on our heads so the children can balance on our feet. Then yesterday we were taken out for singing and not put back at recess. One of the girls jumped on me and nearly broke my back. " Is that all? " cried the rope contemptuously " Well you aren ' t climbed every day by thoughtless girls who are too heavy and stretch you all out of shape. Why only last week one girl almost broke me in two she was so heavy. " . " When it comes to suffering, " squealed the green bean-bag, " What about my brothers and me? Why the Upper II Form throw me over their heads and push me all around the floor ! It ' s a shame because I ' m getting so bruised and dirty. " " Of all the nerve! " cried the piano, " You chaps don ' t know what it is to suffer. I ' m pounded every day at nine o ' clock and at Senior Recess. My keys are so sore I can ' t move them. " " Broom and I are the most ill-used things in the school, " scraped the dustpan, " But we don ' t mind. It shows we are the most important things in school. I love to watch the little stars. All twinkling in the sky. They always seem so full of joy. So humble and so shy. But yet, they seem to wink at you. And seem to say, " Oh dear, I see you have to go to bed. But children, we are here. [52] There was a silence broken by the wall bars who creaked loudly, " Broom and dust- pan aren ' t the most important things in the school are they? " " No, No! No! " shouted everything together, " Of course they aren ' t, I am. " As each heard the others make the same statement they paused a moment and then began putting forth their claims. " I am the most important, " began the gramophone. " I play music, really good music. Sometimes people skip to my music. " " Much good you are to this generation, " sneered the new radio-victrola, " You ' re too old fashioned. People dance to my radio or my victrola. You ' re hardly ever used, you old thing. " " Well the third forms use me a lot so you can ' t talk " retorted the gramophone. " I, " called the gallery basket, " I help the girls play basketball. That surely is important. " " Ha, ha, ha, " laughed the basketball rolling out from the office, " That ' s a good one. Why if it weren ' t for me you ' d be firewood. I ' m the one whose important in the game. " " Well " cried the desk on the platform, " You may be all right when it ' s playtime but my brothers in the form rooms and I are the most important when it comes to work. We keep the books inside us and provide a place to write. " " Huh, " exclaimed the blackbook disdainfully, " What good would desks be without books? It ' s the books that are important. " " Now I think you ' re wrong, " clashed the ski-shield, " Shields excite competition and fair play. Shields are the most important things. Trafalgar has had me since I was first presented. " " Mats are the best, " called one, " They break children ' s falls when they jump off the springboard. " " Well talking of springs, " ticked a watch that had been left behind " Mine works well and I tell the time to my owner so she ' ll know when the bell will ring. " " So you ' re left up in the gym, " sneered the red relay-stick, " A lot of good you are when nobody takes you home. " Suddenly the flag which had been quivering for some, spoke, " Now what ' s the use of arguing, " he rustled in silken tones, " You are all important in your own sphere. " " Well, who is the most important? " asked the teacher ' s chair. " I am, " replied the flag. There was a horrified hush at this statement and then the new horse who was very young and who consequently knew everything yelled, " Yah! You ' re just a bit of col- oured rag. " At this the flag grew angry. " Silence, " he roared. " I stand for a country which is free and good. Rain or shine I remind these children of what their country stands for and of what they should stand for. Now do you understand? " At this the box crackled, " I, for one think the flag is the most important. All in favour say, ' Aye ' " . The response was so loud that one of the teachers looked in to see if there were anv children playing in the gym when they should be studying. Joyce Rankin, Upper II, Fairley House. [53] THE WIND Oh Wind that ' s blowing all about, Through the trees, and in and out. Blowing hats right up the street Hats, that once were new and neat. Little children at their play Stop, and screaming run away. Whilst old ladies, very prim. Flee from you and hide within. Apple carts are turning over All the way from here to Dover. Dear Wind, can ' t you have a care? You ' re making havoc everywhere. OLD DAME JOAN I. Joan Thackray, Form II. II. Old Dame Joan lived all alone In a cottage beneath the hill; Everyone knew of the tulips she grew And kept on her window-sill. A cat, and a dog, and a round fat hog. Were the pets that Old Joan used to keep; The cat and the dog curled up with the hog And they all went fast asleep. M. RuTLEY, Form II. THE MYSTERY OF THE SQUEAKING CHAIR SOMETHING was wrong in Billy ' s house. The police had been called in, and private detectives were on the trail. Nobody could figure it out. The mystery was this. Every night the family had heard a faint squeaking noise. It was enough to make a person ' s blood run cold. It was a great mystery to everyone. Billy ' s father would not let him sleep alone. There were police in every room. The funny thing was that nothing had been taken. [54] The police decided that the case was beyond them and so they left it to the detectives. Billy had become quite well known at school. He had to tell the story over and over again. In the street everyone stared at him. He felt very important. Everyone thought that the noise came from the dining-room. Nothing valuable was in any of the other rooms. One night, at about ten o ' clock, when Bill had been in bed for awhile, he thought about a book that he had left in the living-room. He decided that he would go down- stairs and get it. So down he went. When he reached the living-room, the squeaking noise started. He looked into the room, and what he saw made him laugh. He laughed so hard that his parents, fearing that the last few nights were beginning to tell on the boy, rushed downstairs. When they got there, Billy had stopped laughing. He told them that he had solved the mystery. He said that it was the new puppy that they bought just a few days ago, that had been making the noise. He told them that the puppy had jumped up onto the chair every night. The chair would start rocking and with every rock it would squeak. Billy was now even a greater hero. Whenever people passed him in the street, they would say to each other, " Look, there is the boy who solved the mystery where even the police were baffled. Jan Henry, Upper I. FANCIES When I am all alone, Where sky-larks sing in autumn, I think of far away. In summer and in spring Where trees do ever blossom. And even in the winter And it is always day. You cannot want a thing. Now these are just day-dreams. When I am all alone. My fancies and my wishes. Oh! bother! Here comes Joan! Mary Munroe, Form II. THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN AUTOMOBILE I AM a " Buick " , and in December, 1935, I was sold to Mrs. Smith, a Christmas present from her husband. I was very worried as I had heard whispers in the garage that women were not good drivers, and abused their cars. I was lucky, however, as Mrs. Smith was very proud of my beautiful, shiny body. She kept me well " fed " with gasoline. My engine was so well oiled that I purred whenever I was driven. The first year was very happy, but after that my mistress began to allow her son [55] to drive me. I had a terrible time. Her son, Jim, would drive too fast, skid around corners and stop so suddenly that my brakes would squeal with pain. One very cold and snowy night, Jim left me standing outside so long that I got stiff all over. At last, he got into the car and started away very suddenly. As usual, he skidded around a corner. My brakes were so frozen that I could not stop and I went, full speed, into a telephone pole. I thought 1 was going to die. When I woke up, I was in a nice, warm garage, where it took the men weeks to get me well again. After this, Mrs. Smith would not allow Jim to drive me, but one day, a long time afterwards, Jim took me out without permission. This time, he completely ruined me. He crashed into a street-car and he was badly hurt. I was bent almost double. I lost a wheel, my radiator was smashed, and my engine cracked. My mistress had me taken to a garage where I was turned in for a new car. So here I stand in a second-hand garage where nobody wants me, and all I do is listen to the groans and complaints of the other second-hand cars. Helen Ayer, Upper I. THE PENGUIN Funny little penguin waddling to and fro, In the cold Arctic midst the ice and snow. Long beak, broad feet, black tails and vest. Like a young gentleman fine and full of zest. Proud little penguin pecking for a fish. ( As you know that they are penguins ' favourite dish) . Funny little penguin waddling to and fro. Tell us, won ' t you tell us, what makes us love you so. Mary Grimley, Form II. SILVER SPRINGS ON our way down to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, this winter, we stopped at Silver Springs. It happened to be a very bright sunny day, so we were able to see every- thing clearly, particularly the shadows and fish under-water. The first thing we went in was the glass bottomed boats. Large and small catfish and many other kinds of fish could be seen swimming about under-water. In the water there was green moss and beautiful silver white sand and tropical under-water growth. We could see quite clearly to the depth of about fifty feet. The guide on the boat showed us the catfish hotel which was so called because there were always so many catfish. In another place he showed us Adam and Eve. They were named that because they were always the only ones in that cave. We fed the fish with bread which the guide gave us. After we got out of the glass bottomed boat we got into a boat which had stairs. [56] Once we got down the stairs, we were under the water. Then we looked out of a porthole. If we had a camera we could take pictures under water, as the boat moves about in different places. In these boats we can see better than in the glass bottomed boats. When we got out of the boat, we saw a Seminole Indian walking about. He had colour- ful clothing on, and his feet were broad and much bigger than our feet. The reason they call it Silver Springs is because of the lovely silvery sand and because the water is as clear as crystal. Many springs flow into the river. Anne Johnson, Upper I. JESUS WAS Long ago, In the first century, Jesus was born Near Galilee. Joseph his father Was old and gray, While Mary his mother Was young and gay. BORN Some shepherds came From the fields so mean; And worshipped the child Who was pure and clean. The child was a king. But do you know. He was born in a stable Which lay in the snow. Joan Bayer, Upper I. [57] SPRING Here comes spring beautiful spring, Lift up your voices and let us sing — The snow has gone, here comes the sun Winter ' s beaten, Spring has won. Wake up, wake up, you sleepy heads, Push back your covers, climb out of your beds. Wash your hands and then your faces. Put on your dresses and prettiest laces. We welcome you here, we ' ve waited so long, O glorious spring, full of sunshine and song. We know that this season is full of delight, And sing in spring ' s praises from morning till night. Margaret Forsyth, Form II. VERSE I. Down came the rain On the window pane Pitter-patter Pitter-patter. RAIN VERSE II. Who ' s afraid of rain On the window pane? What ' s it matter? What ' s it matter? VERSE III. Let the clouds look black Let it rain and rain — Sunset soon will gleam And I in bed shall dream. Marie Strathy, Lower I. ALICE AND HER BIRD FRIENDS ALICE, Ned and Dorothy Hardy lived in a big city. Twice a year they visited their grandparents in the country. Ned would follow his grandfather all over the farm. Dorothy would go for long walks and horseback riding along the country roads. Little Alice who was lame would sit in a comfortable chair on the veranda with her books and toys. She loved to watch the birds. There was a robin ' s nest in a big oak tree on the lawn near the veranda. One labour day Alice heard the mother bird say, " Robin, we will have to leave for the south earlier this year. " " Why Jenny? " " Because poor, little Robina has broken her leg and we will have to fly slowly and rest often ; besides, if we leave too late our good resting place will be gone. " [58] " Ah, Jenny " replied Robin. " I will fly on ahead and get our resthouse ready for you and little Robina. " " All right husband, thank you, I would love to stay. " Mr. and Mrs. Robin were busy picking up pieces of wool and twigs, so, Alice decided that they were building a new room on to their house in the oak tree. Alice did not see the Robins again because she had to return home. Alice did not visit her grand-mother again till spring at Easter-time. Every day Alice watched for the birds, but it was not until the last day of her visit she heard a faint noise and saw little Robina flying about among the bushes. Alice could not hear what Mr. and Mrs. Robin were saying, but could hear them chatting. " Granny ! Granny ! By birds are back again. " Granny was busy making cookies in the kitchen and did not hear her little grand-daughter calling. Alice thought she would write a little verse in her bird book and surprise Granny when she was leaving to go home again. (This is what Alice wrote.) " Chirp-pee, chirp-pee, chirp-pee. The birds are here again. Back from their winter rests. Back into snug new nests. Singing their songs of glee. Up in the old oak tree. Chirp-pee, chirp-pee, chirp-pee. " JoHANNE Brown, Upper I. BUNNY I am a little bunny. You ought to know what fun it is. My name is Powder-Puff. To hide in bushes, green. I run and skip and jump and hop. You sometimes meet with little snakes, And leap the fields so rough. So long, slimy and lean. It ' s fun to be a bunny, And munch some carrots red. And when they are all finished I hopperty-skip to bed. Giana F. Lyman, Lower I. AT THE END OF MY GARDEN . At the end of my garden. It can ' t be an archway — There ' s a low low wall. ' Cos it comes to and end. It ' s three feet high, And if you fell from it. And far from tall. There ' s be nothing to mend. There ' s an archway in the middle It ' s on top of a cliff, Of my little low wall. And you ' d need a bridge It leads to nowhere. To span it across. Nowhere at all. From ridge to ridge. Susan Murray, Upper II, Riddell House. [59] ANIMALS AND BIRDS IN SPRING The birds are coming back, The ducks are saying " quack " The robins are chirping Saying twirp, twirp, twirping. The sparrows are nesting. The bears have stopped resting. The lambs are bleating, All birds are tweeting. Nancy Inglis, Lower I. WALT DISNEY ' S SHOW ON MONDAY, APRIL 22nd, 1940. I SAW the Pinnocchio show, " " Did you see Pinocchio when he told a lie? " " He got a long nose, " So it ' s better to tell the truth or you ' ll get into trouble. So never tell a lie. I liked the blue fairy. Did you? My Mummy and Daddy took Teddy and I. We came home on a 14. Always, A 14 streetcar. I liked it very very much. I ' m glad I saw it. Did you see it? If you did not like it I did. Where I saw it you don ' t know. I have a Pinnocchio book. DON ' T TELL A LIE. NOT EVEN ONCE. Barbara Brown, Age 6. [60] THE LECTURE ON FRIDAY, January 26th, 1940, Bishop Fleming came to show us some pictures, about Eskimos who lived in the Arctic Circle. We saw the inside of the Cathedral and the outside. We saw a hospital with 49 beds for patients. A little boy had a ball. Bishop Fleming told us about two ladies, one caught a wolf, one caught a fox. We saw a picture about an Aeroplane with two men getting in. We saw an Eskimo who was making a snow igloo and two guides holding flags. We saw some ice-bergs. We saw a map. THE END Esther Clarke, Age 9. THE TWIN RABBITS LONG, long ago there lived in a forest two twin Rabbits. They lived under an old log, they played all day, they had no mother or father, so they were orphans, but there was not an orphans ' home near the log. One day when the Rabbits were playing they saw an old fox who had not eaten for years and was looking for Rabbits. The minute the fox saw the Rabbits he swallowed them whole so the poor rabbits were still alive, they had never seen anyone before so they were very frightened. The next day when the Rabbits were still in the Fox, the Fox was feeling sick so he lay down under a tree, the Rabbits were glad he was settled. Then one of the rabbits remembered she had a pair of scissors, so she cut open a hole big enough to get out, then they got a very big rock, and put it in and ran home. When the fox woke up, he could not move because the rock was very heavy. Elizabeth Hersey, Age 9. FLUFFY AND HER BABY WENT TRAVELLING N one of my trips to Atlantic City I was sick with a cold, and had to stay in bed in the Hotel. Mummy went out to buy me a toy, and in a shop on the boardwalk she found Fluffy and her baby in a cute little blue basket. Fluffy was a lovely white furry cat and her baby was a soft little white ball, and they both had green button eyes and sweet little faces. I loved them both very much. When I was well we drove to Philadelphia. Then to New York, and back to Montreal, then to Sixteen Island Lake, and back again to Montreal. I played with them until just a few days ago when Mummy and I were getting out some toys to give away. Fluffy and her baby were packed with the rest in a nice box. I kissed them, and they are now on their way to some other little girl in some part of the world. Helen Stackhouse, Age 10. [61] WHEN WE WENT UP NORTH ON Sunday night a lady phoned and asked us if we would go up to her place in d ' Esterel and we said we would, so Thursday at four o ' clock we got on the train and went up to her Cottage. Daddy and I had new skis which made all the more fun. Mummy skiied a little bit and got along fine. We stayed up there from Thursday to Sunday. When it was time to go home, we went to the train and got on, but we soon found out that there was an accident ahead. An engine was pushing a snowplough and there was so much snow that the snowplough and the engine both turned over. There were 7 trains ahead of us. We were held up all night and were 12 hours late. THE END Daphne Joan Andrews, Age 9. MY HORSE I had a Horse, And was he fun. Every day ' d ride, And any place I ' d want to go He ' d always be at my side. Daphne Joan Andrews, Age 9. [62] THE MUSIC COMPETITION THIS year we had a totally different music competition from last year. Instead of us all playing and singing, each House had to make a speech on any musical subject they chose. Many or few girls could take part, but the speeches had to be illustrated by records or playing of an instrument or singing. We had to fill in forms telling what we were going to do, and hand them in by the end of term so that when we came back from the Easter holidays, the competition could take place right away. On our return lots were drawn to see which house should speak first. Each house was to have twenty minutes immediately after Prayers for their speeches and the first two Houses were to speak on the Thursday and Friday of one week and the last two on the Wednesday and Thursday of the next. At last April the eleventh came and we marched up to the hall pleasantly excited. Ross House was the first performer and they spoke on " Carmen " . They told the life of the composer, Georges Bizet, how he entered the Paris Conservatoire at the age of nine; and how, when he was nineteen, he won the Prix de Rome. His works were not very successful until he wrote " Carmen " , and he died three months after its first production. They illustrated this lecture with several records, among them the " Gypsy Dance " from Carmen, and a group of Ross House girls sang the " Toreador Song " . The next on the list was Riddell House, who spoke on " Negro Music " . We were shown how the poor negroes came over as strangers in a strange land and as slaves to be treated as their masters willed; and that their music was filled with their home- sickness and misery. When they became Christians their simple faith was mirrored in their songs which we call spirituals. They use music for everything and love syncopation which one of the girls illustrated for us on the piano. Examples of their music were shown in Marion Anderson ' s singing of " My Soul ' s Been Anchored in the Lord " and Paul Robeson ' s singing of " Water Boy " and " Old Man River. " The next Wednesday Fairley House took the platform and talked on Schubert. Schubert, one of the greatest masters of song, in his short thirty-one years, left a sur- prising amount of beautiful music. Music with most singing melodies ever composed: songs, symphonies and piano music. We heard a part of his lovely " Serenade " and a " Scherzo " for piano played by one of the girls. Many of the themes of his Symphonies [63] have been taken and used in operettas and popular songs. We heard a record which showed how the themes of his " Unfinished Symphony " were used as a base for the operetta " Blossom Time " ; to end the lecture, we heard the first movement of Schubert ' s Unfinished Symphony. The last of these concerts or lectures was given by Barclay House on Thursday. They spoke on " Gilbert and Sullivan " and told us how that famous pair, after repeated failures in their separate fields, came together and with the backing of Mr. D ' Oyly Carte, wrote their immortal operas. A girl sang for us " Tit- Willow " from the Mikado and other excerpts from the same opera were played on the gramophone. Then three girls sang " Three Little Maids from School " , also from the Mikado, and the whole of Barclay House joined in the chorus. Miss Bryan and Miss Jackson were the judges, and what a difficult task they had! As I listened to each concert, I thought " Now this is the best, but finally they reached a decision, and told us the winner some days later, criticising us in the kindest, frankest way. Riddell and Barclay won, with Fairley as runner-up, and Ross last. The speech on " Negro Music " made a good impression because of the excellent subject matter and skilful handling, and the good delivery of the speaker; the " Gilbert and Sullivan " because of the good examples given by the girls themselves. The Music Competition was something we all enjoyed. We learnt a lot from it too, and after listening to the lives of the different composers, it seemed to give a new start, a new meaning to their works. It does not seem to matter much who won the competition, because we did not go into it with the thought of winning, so much as with the thought of enjoying it and giving enjoyment. So we send a vote of thanks to all the girls who worked so hard, and to the judges. Miss Bryan and Miss Jackson. Also we wish to thank the Old Girls for their present of a beautiful conibination radio and gramophone, including many new records, for the competition would no ' have been half as pleasant or successful without it. Mardy McCurdy, Form Vb, Fairley House. NEGRO MUSIC GENERALLY speaking, few people know much about Negro Music. This is because, as it is entirely a folk music, it has no great composers, and also because, unlike other folk music, it is based on rhythm rather than on melody. European Folk music develops melodies but keeps a comparatively simple rhythm, whereas Negro music builds complicated rhythms around a simple refrain. For this reason, it appeals to the senses rather than to the intellect. Like marches, it seems to quicken the pulse. One hears this idea carried out in a most barbaric way in what is known as Jazz, particularly in the music of Negro band leaders. The primitive feeling one notices in jazz, is extremely like the old " Ring Shout " . This was a wild dance, carried on all night, driving all participants into a frenzy. This dance was the child of the ceremony preceding a war, in the jungle, and was designed to excite the natives, so that no fear would interfere with the carrying out of their designs. [64] They moved to the music of drums, used not only for this purpose but to send messages through the jungle. Hence the Negro ' s feeling for rhythm is easily understood, as it is as much a part of his heritage as his colour. When these men were brought to America as slaves, they came in misery and sorrow, a child-like race, in need of comfort. They had been torn from their loved ones, from the familiar life of the jungle; they were set down in surroundings so strange, that not only could they understand no word of what was aid, but their masters were of a different colour from their own. At this crucial point in their history, Christianity was offered them. Its teachings were so new to their untrained minds that they could grasp it only pictorially as through simple songs. They built their religion with the spirituals, which we know so well. These bewildered savages produced a beautiful and simple form of music. Of course, its simple melodies were based on rhythm. The words were naive, for their knowledge of English was limited, but none the less, they show an aptitude for poetry, which lends itself to the expression of that homesick note, a characteristic of the Spiri- tuals. Perhaps this feeling is an inherited longing for their African home. All their music is composed for choral singing. In every congregation, there is a leader who sings the solo parts, the others coming in with the repeated refrain, swaying to the constantly varying rhythm. The song makers, of which there were fewer, travelled, spreading their songs, with variations owing to bright ideas or an occasional lapse of memory, and so different sections have differences in words and rhythms. The music of " the coloured Folk " is based on syncopation. This is the shift of accent from the first to the second note, in the bar. Though it forms the basis of the spirituals, it is more frequently associated with lay music. This type of music was evolved to aid them in their work. It was found that a gang of labourers could do better work to music, so leaders were hired to sing. They did not conduct, as we know conduct- ing, but they varied the time, the darkies following by some curious instinct. This system was so successful that, so the story goes, a gang begged its leader not to sing a certain song, as it made them work too hard. The rhythm was so spaced, that say in a stone gang, the beat at each end of the stroke of the mallet was lengthened, with a pause, ever so slight before it fell, and again before it was lifted from the stone. This gave a rest to tired backs, enabling them to work much longer. " Water Boy " is a fine example of this type of song. Not only is Negro Music beautiful in itself, but it has had a definite effect on music as an art. Bizet, when he wrote " Carmen " was greatly influenced by Negro rhythms. George Gershwin ' s " ' Porgy and Bess " , a Negro opera, sung by darkies was acclaimed by New York critics. One need hardly mention Stephen Foster, so well known are his many songs, adaptations of old Negro themes, and many comedies and musical shows, such as " Showboat " are based on Darky Music. All Folk music expresses the spirit of the people from whom it springs, but Negro Music, is not only an expression of the Negro race, but to some extent expresses the feelings and aspirations of the New World. Lyn Berens, Matric I. [65] PHOTOGRAPHY IN the past decade amateur photography has grown and developed tremendously until to-day, it has become one of the most interesting and fascinating of hobbies. Yet its wide-spread popularity has not been developed through " a fad ' but through the skill and patient labour of many scientists who have made it simpler and more accurate. They have introduced into amateur photography more intricate cameras and more light- sensitive films with which it is now possible to obtain good results under any conditions. The theory and working of these cameras is not difficult to understand. The basic principle is still the faithful old box camera; a light, tight box, lens at one end and a supported film at the other. The purpose of a lens in a camera is to project a sharp image of the object to the film. The shutter controls the amount of light passing through the lens to split seconds and the mechanism is arranged so that a definite amount of required light is obtained. The volume of light is controlled by the diaphragm or " stop " opening which enables the hole through which the light passes to be enlarged or made smaller at will. When all these are arranged, then the actual picture is produced by the light which causes a chemical change in the film or negative which is coated with a sensitive substance known as " emvilsion " . Then by further chemical actions the image is reproduced as " a print " . After the photographer has become acquainted with the camera and various types of films, his next step is to find a good subject for his picture. Here is a great variation. There is the " candid camera fiend " who delights in annoying people by catching them in queer or compromising positions. Then there are those who prefer landscapes, animals or story-telling pictures as subjects. In the latter, it is important to make sure that the composition is interesting. Many things add life to a dull picture, such as lights and shadows or reflections in water. To help the photographer in this, many aids have been invented such as various lenses to soften and diffuse strong lights or else add lights to an otherwise monotonous subject. However, apart from the technical aspect of photography it is interesting to note why people enjoy it. There is a certain indefinable thrill in seeing an object one has been attracted by, reproduced in lasting form. Then there is a charm in looking through a diary of pictures and slowly recalling to memory the scenes and actions connected with them. And what merriment some of them provoke ! " Why look ! There is dear Aunt [66] THE WINNING PHOTO [67J Cissie with her new bonnet sitting so proudly erect in grandpa ' s new car. The first one in town too. I often thought Aunt Cissie was prouder of the bonnet than the car! " Naturally, however, this popular pastime has aroused a competitive instinct and recently the school was fortunate in being able to sponsor a competition among the Houses. All pictures both good and bad were judged by a representative of The Asso- ciated Screens News, who afterwards gave us a very informative talk. The winning pic- ture was taken by Marjorie McBride and we should notice why it was chosen. It was a quiet country scene of two old cabins with a background of sky and soft clouds. First we were told, it contained human interest and good composition. Then the quietness of the scene was indicated by the horizontal lines running through it, while the lights and shadows were well placed and proportioned. We were also told that in photography, action should be denoted by diagona l lines, strength by perpendicular lines, and ease and quietness by horizontal lines. In concluding, it is wise to say that for the photographer who merely wants to take pictures for their interest or for the one who wishes to win prizes, the same rules apply; remember, " good pictures depend on a clean lens, correct focusing, proper speed and the right amount of light " . Helen R. Leavitt, Matric. I, Ross House. Editor ' s Note: — All the photos in the Magazine this year, except the Team and Form pictures, were taken by the girls. [68] WHEN I first thought of writing on the Houses, a very serious question confronted me, namely " what House shall I begin with " ? Being a representative of Barclay, I did not want to appear prejudiced, yet I hesitated to put our House last. After much thought, I fina lly decided that alphabetical order was the only solution, the fact that Barclay comes first is mere coincidence. The House System has been a great factor in developing the spirit of cooperation among the girls, as each one realizes that everything she does, affects not only herself, but her House. This has meant a marked improvement in conduct in certain cases. Although we take an interest in sports of all kinds, academics are not overlooked and everyone is anxious to take part in the spelling, general knowledge and literature contests. This year the winners of different events have been equally divided, showing how well the talent of the school is distributed among the four Houses. In the photographic competition, Ross House had an exceptionally good display and captured first honours, with Riddell taking second place. We realized that each House had some very good photographers, and we congratulate Marjorie McBride and Jean Donnelly. Throughout the year we have had two spelling bees, which provided a great deal of fun as well as improving our spelling and vocabulary. Barclay was the winner of both the Bees this year, thanks to Joan Cassidy, Grace Phillips, Elizabeth Ann Hay and Harriet Anderson. For the first time there has been an Interhouse Swimming meet, and Riddell House swept all before them by their fine display, the Wurtele twins, Grace and Isabel giving out- standing performances. Ross came second, and Barclay third. In the music competition, which was very successful, Barclay and Riddell tied for first place, Fairley coming second. As a school we are proud of our Basketball, and the Inter-House games were [69] enjoyed by all, although it was a " walkaway " for Riddell who easily won first place in this event. Throughout the year the two Heads of each House were helped a great deal by the Fifth Form Representative, and also by several other girls who really deserve special mention. Barbara Ann Smith, the Fifth Form Representative of Barclay, took a keen interest in the House, and was most successful in everything she undertook. Joyce Ault and Wendy MacLachlan were also active. Farley ' s representative was Joan Bryson, who deserves thanks, and Mardy McCurdy was an interested and helpful member of the House. Peggy Muir was the Representative in Riddell, and special praise for their co- operation must be given to Margaret Burden and Judy O ' Halloran. Because of the difficulty of choosing between Marguerite Packard and Rhoda Simp- son as fifth form Representatives of Ross House, both girls were chosen and filled the office very creditably. Joan Pollock and Betty Curran deserve recognition for the way they helped in Ross House. We feel it has been a satisfactory year for the Houses, and recognize what an advantage they are in many ways especially because the girls are of different ages and have the opportunity of knowing one another. Theodora Hubbell, Matric I, Barclay House. OUR TRAFALGAR DAY VISITOR THIS year, on Trafalgar Day the School had the privilege of hearing Miss Alice Johannsen, a Trafalgar Old Girl, give a short talk on the early people of Canada. Miss Johannsen began by telling the girls what an interesting subject history is when one thinks of the people connected with it and how they lived. The first people Miss Johannsen discussed were the Eskimos who inhabit northern Canada near the Arctic Ocean. In the winter they live in low round houses called [70] " igloos, " which are made of big blocks of snow or ice. The entrance is a small tunnel used to house the dogs at night. The igloos are unheated and unlighted except for a small seal-oil lamp which is also used for cooking. In winter an Eskimo wears one suit fur side in, and another over fur side out. Miss Johannsen dressed one of the girls in a real Eskimo suit to show us. In the course of her talk she also showed us an article made of bone which is used both as a fork and as a comb ; and a model Eskimo canoe or kiyak as it is called. The latter is made of sealskin stretched over drift wood. Other interesting exhibits were the harpoon a long spear with a sharp detachable metal tip, used for spearing walrus and whales; and a bone knife used to cut the ice. The next people Miss Johannsen told us about were the Indians who lived on the west coast of Canada. The chief occupation of these people was hunting and fishing so they lived in tents, which could be easily moved. Indians were extremly fond of colour and decoration ; they decorated their clothes with beads made by flattening porcupine quills with their teeth and dyeing them with the juices of different plants. They decorated their tools and carved trees into totem poles. Only the carver knew the real significance of his totem pole. These Indians used as money in their trading, pieces of copper (copper was easily obtained on the west coast) which were worth so many blankets or skins according to size. The religious beliefs of the Indians were very strange. They worshipped different spirits: the spirit of good; the spirit of evil; the spirit of day or the spirit of night. Different tribes had different symbols of religion such as the hawk biting man ' s tongue. The Indians who lived on the plains of Canada obtained their living by hunting animals especially buffalo. They used buffalo skins for almost everything, their clothes, moccasins and tents; like most Indians they were fond of decorating their clothes and themselves and of colour in general. Miss Johannsen showed us a red Indian jacket decorated with beads and ermine skins; she also showed us a model birch bark canoe which the Indians used in place of the Eskimos ' kyak. A custom of all Indian women was to carry their infant children on their backs. First the child, or " papoose " as the Indians called it, was wrapped in a bag made of fine clean moss, then put in a leather bundle with a strap to go over the mother ' s head. [71] Before the white man came to Canada the Indians ' chief weapons were the bow and arrow and the tomahawk. The latter was a type of axe used to scalp people. Indian music was chiefly the beating of drums or " tom-toms " and the shaking of rattles made out of turtle shells. Miss Johannsen ' s exhibits and her talk about them were both interesting and every- one enjoyed them immensely. Joan Pollock, Va, Ross House. AN AFTERNOON AT THE OSLER LIBRARY ONE day in February Miss Bryan arranged for the sixth form to see the Osier Library which is in the medical building at McGill. Here we had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Francis who is in charge of the Library. He had very kindly offered to show it to us and to tell us a few things about his uncle, Sir William Osier, with whom he had lived in Oxford. On reaching the Library Dr. Francis told us briefly a few interesting facts about the life of this great doctor. I for one knew very little about him and was glad to learn more about this famous man, who had lived and worked here in Montreal leaving behind him such a wealth of knowledge. He was born in Ontario and from an early age he took a great interest in Medicine. Later he came to McGill to study and gained his M.D. in 1872. Then he went abroad and studied but returned in a few years to become a professor and to practise medicine. Before Osier ' s day young medical students had no practical experience, for they did not work in hospitals until they had got their degree. It was Osier who saw the necessity for the practical training and he started it here in Montreal. A few years later he went to teach in the United States and then he became a professor at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. While working there he wrote his great work, " The Principles and Practice of Medicine, " a book which is widely used in medical [72] colleges. Osier had now become known as one of the leading physicians of America. His next post was that of Regius Professor at Oxford, this is the highest honour which the University can confer on a doctor. He did splendid work and was knighted by King George V. During the world war he was advisor to the medical hospitals. He died in 1919, having rendered three countries a great service, Canada, the United States and England. Dr. Francis passed many books around to illustrate his talk. He told us how fond Sir William Osier had been of reading and he even had Dr. Francis read to him during his bath. He was interested in all books not only medical ones, and that is how he came to make such a rare and valuable collection. The library is not a large one but is well arranged with tables and glass cases con- taining the very old books. Inside over the door of the entrance are the pictures of three great names in medicine, Linacre, who founded the Royal College of Physicians in 1518, Harvey, who discovered the circulation of the blood in 1678 and Sydenham, who was founder of the practice of medicine in 1660. One book that was indeed interesting was Sir Thomas Browne ' s " Religio Medici, " a sixteenth century copy. AH the letters are exquisitely drawn and the capitals are beautifully printed and represent little scenes dealing with the practice of medicine. A book that drew my attention was one written by Leonardo da Vinci. The history of this book is very interesting. Many years ago a man named Dala Tore, an anatomist, was writing a book on medicine. Leonardo was drawing and painting the pictures to illus- trate it. Unfortunately Dala Torre died and Leonardo lost interest in the book and took up sculpturing and flying. The sheets on which his drawings were were forgotten for many years. They were finally given to a pupil of his, who took them to Spain, where he died and again they lay forgotten. It was a friend of Charles I of England who discovered them, and brought them to England but Civil war soon broke out and so again the papers were forgotten. In 1780 Hunter, an anatomist, found them in Kensington Palace. The ones in the library are reproductions, the originals are not readable, for Leonardo was a dreadful writer and speller and he wrote backhand and left hand and from right to left on the paper so that mirrors are used to decipher his writing. To-day the originals are all in Windsor Castle Library. Among the other books is an old copy of Virgil and one of Euclid and also some reproductions of Egyptian manuscripts dating back to many hundred years before Christ. In the library is a memorial to Sir William Osier. At one end of the room the book shelves are set aside for all the books he loved best and those written by him. In the centre of these shelves is a panel carved of wood on which is the face of Sir William Osier. Behind this panel his ashes lie. I am glad to think he has come back to his own country and is in the building he surely loved the best, the Medical building of McGill, where he is surrounded by all his books. The library is a valuable gift to McGill and one that everyone who has the clian ' e should see. We are proud to know that such a great man once lived and taught here in Montreal. Judy O ' Halloran, Matric. I, Riddell House. [73] PREFECTS ' NOTES HE Prefects have been very active this year and have taken their share in main- X taining school discipline. Weekly meetings, although held at the rather uncomfortable hour of twenty min- utes to nine on Monday morning, have been a great help in arranging a common plan of action and when ideas were pooled on various problems, remedies at once suggested themselves. One of the innovations of the year has been the blue and silver girdle which is now worn by all Prefects as a distinguishing badge. For years the Prefects have worn a gold pin, a great source of satisfaction to the Prefects themselves, but not much use as an indication of a Prefect ' s presence to restore order. Now they can be seen a long way off thanks to their girdles, which are the object of awe and envy on the part of the whole junior school. Last year ' s Prefects have generously donated a gift of money which we have decided to put towards the purchase of a study table for the Prefects ' Room. Thank you very much, Mary] in and Jane! Allana Reid has returned to School to take Senior Matriculation. We congratulate her on winning the Trafalgar Scholarship in the Junior Matriculation last June. SENIOR MATRICULATION [74] MATRICULATION I LYN BERENS, 1932-40. Riddell House " And e ' en though vanquished She could argue still. " Activities: Head Prefect. President of Matric 1. Sub-editor of the " Mag " . Second Basketball Team. Choir. Pastime: Sculpturing. Favorite Exp.: " Don ' t talk! " Pet Aversion: Not being able to convince Mrs. Irwin. JANET HAMILTON, 1935-40. Fairley House " A merry girl, a good sport A friend, a student, what better report? " Activities: Prefect. Vice-President of Matric 1. Head of Fairley House. Secretary-Treasurer of Athletic Association. Treasurer of the " Mag " . Pastime: Jaunting to Atlantic City. Favourite Exp. : " Well, you see, it ' s this way . . . " Pet Aversion: No sports. ALLANA REID, 1929-40. Barclay House " Einstein is rather clever too. " Activities: Senior Matriculation. Prefect. Pastime: Improving her mind. Favourite Exp.: " Oh dear, Greek lesson now! " Pet Aversion: Chicken-pox. NANCY McKEAN, 1934-40. Riddell House " Laugh! why not? Ifs better than crying a lot. " Activities: Prefect. Head of Riddell House. Gym Lieutenant of Matric I. First Basketball Team. Pastime: Waiting for other Nancy to answer. Favourite Exp.: " What ' U we do with this little number? " Pet Aversion: Lower classmen who break rules. JEAN DONNELLY, 1932-40. Ross House " In school, quiet and demure. Outside, well, dont be too sure. " Activities: Prefect. Head of Ross House. Editor of the " Mag " . First Ski Team. Pastime: Showing off her new rubbers. Favourite Exp.: " E-e-e-e. " (high C) Pet Aversion: Winter week-ends in the city. [75] MARGARET CLARKE, 1934-40. Fairley House " A helping hand, an eager heart She ' s always there to do her part. " Activities: Prefect, Head of Fairley House. Choir. Pastime: Teaching Sunday school. Favourite Exp.: " Oh kid — eh! " Pet Aversion: People who call her " Tubby " . JUDITH O ' HALLORON, 1936-40. Riddell House " Love is the life of friendship Letters are the life of love. " Activities: Prefect. Hobby Show Representative for " Traf. " First Basketball Team. Pastime: Wondering if she ' ll get a letter today. Favourite Exp.: " I didn ' t sudy for my exams. " Pet Aversion: The B.T ' s. MARY PICKUP, 1935-40. Ross House " Oh, this learning, what a thing it is. " Activities: Prefect. Choir. Pastime: " A " in German. Favourite Exp.: " But I didn ' t do that part. " (homework) Pet Aversion: People who watch that eyebrow. NORMA OSLER, 1934-40. Barclay House " A maiden never bold Of spirit so still and quiet. " Activities: Prefect. Choir. Pastime: Telling class their homework. Favourite Exp.: Sh-h-h. (all in vain) Pet Aversion: People who talk too much. BETTY CURRAN, 1936-40. Ross House " now mean to be serious; it ' s about time. " Activities: Prefect. Head Mission Representative. Art-Editor of the " Mag " . Hobby Show Representative for " Traf. " . Second Basketball Team. Choir. Pastime: Glenn Miller ' s Moonlight Serenaders. Favourite Exp.: " I think Pm being insulted! " Pet Aversion: Alarm clocks. [76] THEODORA HUBBELL, 1936-40. Barclay House " She moves a goddess, looks a queen. " Activities: Prefect, Head of Barclay House. Tennis Team 1939. Choir. Pastime: Air mail to and from California! " Favourite Exp.: " Don ' t ask me, I won ' t do it! " Pet Aversion: Tunics. MOLLY BROWN, 1936-40. Barclay House " Sober, modest, demure, maybe! " Activities: Head of Barclay House. Choir. Pastime: Practising. Favourite Exp.: " Never the same thing twice. " Pet Aversion: Hurrying. ELIZABETH MacLAREN, 1933-40. Riddell House " For she is given to sports, to wildness And much company. " Activities: Games Captain for Matric I. Second Basketball Team. Pastime: Thinking about Vancouver. Favourite Exp.: " Coming to games? " Pet Aversion: Being teased about her Grammar. MARY HOLDEN, 1935-40. Riddell House " The merry twinkle in her eyes Foretells her disposition. " Activities: Gym Captain for Matric I. Second Basketball Team. Pastime: Swimming at the M.A.A.A. Favourite Exp.: " Put your running shoes on before break. " Pet Aversion: None to outward appearances. NANCY TAYLOR, 1936-40. Fairley House " Whose little body lodged a mighty mind! " Activities: Prefect. Games Lieutenant for Matric I. Pastime: Waiting for other Nancy to answer. Favourite Exp.: " I wouldn ' t put it past her! " Pet Aversion: Feeble jokes. [77] MARION HANEY, 1934-40. Barclay House " Slightly pensive she seems to be But that ' s just going only from what we see. " Activities: First Ski Team. Tennis Team. Choir. Pastime: Tennis. Favourite Exp.: " We can ' t decide. " Pet Aversion: Matriculation. JOAN CASSIDY, 1938-40. Barclay House " All great women are dying And I dont feel so well! " Pastime: Murrays ' for lunch because... Favourite Exp.: " Peggy, do you think Fm getting fat? " Pet Aversion: People who like one twin better than another. CONSTANCE CORDELL, 1936-40. Ross House " A maiden fair, black curly hair And two blue eyes — beware, beware! " Activities: Choir. Pastime: Combing her hair. Favourite Exp.: " Hello, dear! " Pet Aversion: People who disturb her castles in the air. JOYCE CROOKER, 1936-40. Ross House " For she ' s a jolly good fellow. " Activities: Choir. i Pastime: Crooning! Favourite Exp.: " Certainly. " (very condescendingly) Pet Aversion: Homework. MARGARET FOREMAN, 1936-40. Fairley House " think, but dare not speak. " Pastime: In and out of the " dog-house " . Favourite Exp.: " Well! you know... " Pet Aversion: That perfect, prefect! [78] ANNE HOW, 1936-40. Barclay House " Sometimes I sit and think But mostly I just sit. " Activities: Choir, Pastime: Ping Pong. Favourite Exp.: " Humpf! " (with feeling) Pet Aversion: Games. NINA LA WES, 1936-40. Fairley House Strayed in a fitful fantasy. " " Her hands on the ivory keep Activities: Choir. Pastimee: The piano. Favourite Exp.: Something in Russian. Pet Aversion: Being called the " Armchair Historian " . HELEN LEAVITT, 1936-40. Ross House " Blow, blow, oh winter winds " I ' ll outblow ye any day " o.m. Pastime: M.R.T. and Harvard. Favourite Exp.: " Well I ' m happy anyway! " Pet Aversion: Boys who can ' t dance. DONNA MERRY, 1936-40. Fairley House " Heaven hath blessed thee with a cheerful disposition. " Pastime: Walking home from school. Favourite Exp.: " Gee!!! " (with feeling) Pet Aversion: Quarrels with R . JOAN SANDILANDS, 1938-40. Fairley House " Blushing like the skies to crimson burning. " Activities: Choir. Pastime: Blushing. Favourite Exp.: " I nearly fell through the floor. " Pet Aversion: Reminded about Mission Money. [79] ANN SMITH, 1939-40. Barclay House " She is a straight forward girl And one who speaks her mind. " Activities: Choir. Pastime: Blubbering — (crying). Favourite Exp.: " What ' s the matter with this place? " Pet Aversion: Boarding. GRACE WRIGHT, 1932-40. Fairley House " ]Vhy take life too seriously You never get out of it alive. " Pastime: Creeping out in New York. Favourite Exp.: " Honk — Honk. " (Supposedly a laugh) Pet Aversion: Her quotation. [80] MATRICULATION II GRACE WURTELE, 1931-40. " A care-free laughing girl, a Friend A girl on whom we all depend. " Activities: Prefect, President of Matric II. Head of Riddell House, captain of Athletic Association, Gym captain of Matric II. First Basketball Team 1938-40. First Ski Team 1938-40. Pastime: Barging thru ' traffic. Favourite Exp.: " Where is my purse? " Pet Aversion: Not getting a lift home. ISABELLA WURTELE, 1931-40. " thou dost play with her at any game Thou art sure to lose. " Activities: Prefect, Vice-President of Matric II. Head of Ross House. Vice-captain of Athletic Association, Gym Lieutenant of Matric II. Sports Representative for the Magazine. First Basketball Team 1938-40. First Ski Team 1938-40. Pastime: That camera. Favourite Exp.: " No kiddin ' ! " Pet Aversion: Posing for pictures. SHIRLEY WALKER, 1937-40. " The highest of distinctions is service to others. " Activities: Prefect. Favourite Exp.: " Yes darling. " Pastime: Typing. Pet Aversion: Sarcastic people. MARY STUART, 1932-40. " Out damned spot, out I say. " Activities: Prefect. Favourite Exp.: " Godfrey, and I got so bad tempered. " Pastime: Cleaning up ink around the class room. Pet Aversion: Her ailments. PHYLLIS ARMSTRONG " Phil " , 1938-40. " My little spirit see, sits in a foggy cloud and stays for me. " Favourite Exp.: " Oh, dear. " Pastime: Dreaming about home. Pet Aversion: Being made to talk. [81] JEANNIE ATKINSON, 1936-40. " Thou canst not say I did it, never shake thy glory locks at me, Favourite Exp.: " Who, me? " Pastime: Chocolate milk shakes. Pet Aversion: Wearing a hat to school. BARBARA BRODIE, 1935-40. " Here is a maiden in whom you will find Happiness, humour and laughter combined. " Activities: Games Lieutenant and Magazine Representative of Matric II. Favourite Exp.: " Did you hear the latest? ' " Pastime: Trying to teach Audrey how to spell. Pet Aversion: " It ' s B A all the way. " RUTH DE LA PLANTE, 1931-40. " Every man is wanted and no man is wanted much. " Favourite Exp.: " Isn ' t she cute? " Pastime: Drawing glamour girls. Pet Aversion: Being called Mrs. Heslem. NORMA FERGUSON, 1936-40. " Polite and gentle, neat and trim. " Favourite Exp.: " Come on, drip. " Pastime: Singing little ditties. Pet Aversion: Umbrellas. HELEN FINDLAY, 1939-40. " Roll on thou deep and dark blue ocean, roll — should worry. " Favourite Exp.: " You know what. " Pastime: Luxor with Audrey for lunch. Pet Aversion: Beets. [82] AUDREY HUBER, 1939-40. ' Who can say, " Why today " ? Tomorrow will be yesterday. " Favourite Exp.: " Well, well, do tell. " ' Pastime: Looking for lost items. Pet Aversion: Green fedoras. AUDREY MACPHERSON, 1935-40. " A rare compound of frolic and fun Who relishes a joke, and rejoices in a pun. " Activities: Games Captain and Missionary Representative for Matric II. Favourite Exp.: " Here we go again. " Pastime: Trying to get into her locker. Pet Aversion: That double chin. ELINOR MATTHEWS, 1938-40. " often am much wearier than you think: Activities: 2nd Basketball Team 1939-40. Favourite Exp.: " She just looks. " Pastime: Resting up for the next day. Pet Aversion: Tunics. MARGARET ROY " Marmie " , 1938-40. " No small art is it to sleep, it is necessary for that purpose to stay awake all day. " Favourite Exp.: " Oh, for John ' s sake. " Pastime: Waiting for one o ' clock. Pet Aversion: Maths. MARION WALKER, 1939-40. " He knows not when to be silent He knows not when to speak. " Favourite Exp.: " Kid " . Pastime: Trying to see whether she likes the brim of her hat up or down. Pet Aversion: Mirror Monopolizers. [83] CARROL WALSH, 1936-40. " With all the seeming innocence and that unconscious look. " Favourite Exp,: " Gee eh? " Pastime: Primping. Pet Aversion: People who accuse her of always being late. BARBARA WICKES " Wix " , 1933-40. " She ' s always good-natured, good humoured and free. ' Favourite Exp.: " Tell me. " Pastime: Getting grippe. Pet Aversion: Spiders. MISSION BOX COLLECTIONS TAKING into consideration the many outside demands upon the girl ' s allowances, such as Red Cross contributions, we have had a successful year. The collections were generous and the girls are to be congratulated as well as the class representatives who worked hard and cheerfully. This year fifty-five girls joined the Scripture Reading Union. The collection up to date is two hundred dollars and ninety-five cents. This will pay for the Trafalgar Cot, at the Children ' s Memorial Hospital, and includes our annual donation to the Federated Charities. In addition this year we sent a donation to Bishop Fleming for his work in the diocese of the Arctic. Betty Curran, Matric. I. MISSION REPRESENTATIVES Matriculation I Betty Curran Matriculation II Audrey MacPherson Form Va Elizabeth Ann Hay Form Vb Barbara Ann Smith Form IVa Ann Hadrill Form IVb Nancy Maclure Form IIIa Dagmar Johnson Form IIIb Margot Thornton Form Upper IIa Helen Fawcett Form Upper I Barbara Watson Form Lower I Isabel Thow [84] THIS year has been one of the fullest and most enjoyable that the Guides have ever had. The Company worked exceedingly well as a whole, and we feel we have accomplished something really worth while. Our Captain, Miss Betty Miner, who inspired us with her energy, and bright smile, was made District Captain, thereby directing the Competition, and doing a great deal of work outside our own Company. We entered the singing Competition, and we are greatly indebted to Miss Straw- bridge for the help she gave us. We did not shine, as our Company suffers from a pecu- liar sort of shyness which will not allow us to sing above a whisper, but we did our best, and came fourth. There were many enthusiastic recruits this year, nearly all of whom were First-Class Brownies who " flew " up and were given their " wings " . They are well on towards acquir- ing their Second-Class badges, helped considerably by Lieutenant Joan Stearns, and will have them before June. The older Guides have been working hard, too, and several of them will soon have their First-Class badges. There has been a record number of badges won, and as a Com- pany, we are taking the " Emergency Helper " . Next fall, we hope to produce a play, and win the " Players " badge, the proceeds from which will go to the Red Cross. Outsiders have had a new interest in Guides this year. They are finding that well- trained school-girls, taught to use their heads, and to make the best of what they have, can be quite as helpful and efficient in time of stresss as any experienced ambulance or first-aid corps, and Guides are much in demand right now in the British Isles, and on the Continent. Our Company will demonstrate first-aid in accidents at the Rally, which will be held on May 18th at the Royal Victoria Rifles Armory. We are also going to do square- dancing, which we are being taught by Lieutenant Stearns, and Morse signalling. Our closing activity for the year is to be a picnic, and we are all looking forward to this with pleasure. Another source of interest is Guide Camp, where many of us spend a few weeks each summer, learning how to live out those ten Guide Laws which help to form our characters. Ann Murray, Joan Savage, Upper Vb, Fairley House. Upper Vb, Ross House. [85] THE BROWNIES DURING the last year there have been twenty-three girls who have been Brownies. At Christmas time four Brownies went up to Guides, Joan Bayer, Ruth Fraas, Daphe Griffith and Jean Holmes. Joan and Ruth flew up as they had won their Golden Hand badge and now wear Brownie Wings on their Guide uniforms. Eileen Smith has also become a Girl Guide and plans to go to their camp this year. This winter some Brownies have taken proficiency badges. These are very special badges and show that those girls have been good Brownies for several years. Elizabeth Scrimger and Joan Bayer have their First- Aid badge, Ruth Fraas took the House Orderly badge and Elizabeth is also taking the Athlete ' s badge. All the Brownies have been working for badges. Barbara Blake, Rosamund Green, Eileen Smith, Marie Strathy, Isobel Thom and Diane Lillie have won their Golden Bar and Elizabeth Hersey, Patty Dietz and Margo Cronyn have almost got theirs. The girls who hope to win the Golden Hand badge are trying for it soon. They are Daintry Chisholm, Dolores Holmes, Mary Munro, Barbara Watson, Barbara Blake and Rosa- mund Green. This year the Central District is holding a Rally and our pack is taking part in it. All the Brownies are together and are acting out some of their Brownie work, besides being in the March Past and the Singsong. We have all sold tickets for the Rally and Margo Cronyn must be mentioned specially as she has sold eleven. The last Brownie meeting will be a picnic on the mountain. There our Golden Hand Brownies will show us how to build fires and we will play games using a compass, and games showing how much we know about nature. Two Guides, Betty Connal and Margaret Burden, have come to our meetings dur- ing the last two months, and we thank them for the help and enjoyment they have given. Nora Miner, Brown Owl. [86] Trafalgar Athletic Association Committee Honorary President Miss Gumming Honorary Advisor Miss Bryan Chairman Miss Box Captain Grace Wurtele Vice-Captain Isabella Wurtele Secretary . . . Janet Hamilton Form V Representative Rhoda Simpson Gymnasium Officers 1939-40 Form Captain Lieutenant Matric. I. Mary Holden Nancy McKean Matric. II. Grace Wurtele Isabella Wurtele Va. Diana Brown Molly Golvil Vb. Rhoda Simpson i Shirley McKeown IVa. Margaret Burden Mary Cuttle IVb. Joy Symons Sybil Ross IIIa. Dorothy Burden Rae Hunter IIIb. Mary Mitham DoRAiNE Thow Upper II. Margot Hurd Geraldine MacKinnon 11. Barbara Brown Elizabeth Atkinson Upper I. Daintry Ghisholm Helen Aird Lower I. Jean Sinnamon Joyce Schofield [87] FIRST BASKETBALL TEAM Front Row: Isabella Wurtele, Grace Wurtele, Nancy McKean. Back Row: Margaret Burden, Judith O ' Halloran, Joy Symons. [88] Games Officers 1939-40 Form Captain Lieutenant Matric. I. Elizabeth MacLaren Nancy Taylor Matric. II. Audrey Macpherson Barbara Brodie Va. June Fairweather Eleanor Forbes Vb. Peggy Muir Betty MacKellar IVa. Margot Chambers Margery Campbell IVb. Joan Little Jane Jaques IIIa. Dagmar Johnson Frances Gyde IIIb. Lois Tyndale Margo Thornton Upper II. Barbara Ross Elizabeth Cuttle XL Mary Munroe Annette Baird Basketball FIRST TEAM Nancy McKean 9. Centre Shot. She is a strong and enthusiastic member of the team: she is quick and reliable and her shooting has improved. Isabella Wurtele 15%. Shot. Her speed and agility make her a valuable player and when she shoots well she is excellent. Grace Wurtele 9%. Shot. Her teamwork, speed and jumping are excellent but her shooting is often erratic. Judith O ' Halloran. Centre Guard. She marks well and is persistent in her play but could be quicker. Margaret Burden. Guard. She has speed, jumps and guards well and with more ex- perience will be an excellent player. Joy Symons. Guard. She is reliable in her passing and intercepting but must try to improve her footwork. [89] SECOND BASKETBALL TEAM Front Row: Elizabeth McLaren, Rhoda Simpson, Elaine Ross. Back Row: Mary Holden, Peggy Muir, Lyn Berens, Betty Curran. [90] Schools Trafalgar Study Miss Edgar ' s Weston 1st T. 12 Trafalgar 0+2+0 2+0+2 2+2 2+2 2nd T. 11 0+1 2+1 2+2 2+2 1st T. 10 Miss Edgar s School 0+0 0+0 2+2 2+2 2nd T. 9 0+0 0+0 2+2 2+2 1st T. 4 Study 0+0 0+0 0+0 2+2 2nd T. 4 0+0 0+0 0+0 2+2 1st T. 0 Weston 2nd T. 0 SECOND TEAM Rhoda Simpson 6%. Centre Shot. She has speed and good footwork but often spoils her game with erratic shooting. Elizabeth Maclaren 8%. Shot. A keen and reliable player and a very good shot but I she must learn to vary her tactics. Elaine Ross 5% (4 games). Shot. A keen and energetic player who will be very good when she has had more match experience. Margaret Muir 5 (3 games). Shot. A promising player: she missed several matches owing to foot trouble. Lyn Berens. Centre Guard. A reliable and hard working player, her game showed vast improvement during the last part of the season. Betty Curran. Guard. She has made excellent progress both with marking and inter- cepting and been a reliable member of the team. Mary Holden. Guard. She has made very good progress, is very quick both at inter- cepting and passing. [91] [92] Trafalgar Sports News 1939-40 TRAFALGAR has been successful in almost everything she has undertaken in sports this year, and the girls have been enthusiastic under the leadership of Miss Box. The Old Girls were victorious in the match which opened our basketball season. However, with hard work our teams were able to come out on top in the Private School Basketball League, the last game, a replay with the Study, being the most exciting one of the year. y The Form matches have also been played, and the Matric I proved to have the best team, but only after a stiff struggle with Form IVa, whose players put up a hard and gallant fight. Riddell House was triumphant in the Inter-House Matches, with Ross coming second. Something new and exciting happened quite suddenly when it was announced that Trafalgar was going to compete in the Inter-Scholastic Swimming Meet this year. The Saturday morning spent at the Notre Dame de Grace swimming pool was a very happy one. There were back-stroke, breast-stroke, free style and relay races, also diving, and although " Traf " ended two points behind the victors, our free-style team was able to set a new record. Following this meet, a House swimming competition was held at the M.A.A.A. pool, with much the same programme. This proved to be a victory for Riddell House. " Traf " was again able to return from a happy day " up North " with the beautiful Molson Ski Trophy. The Downhill race took place in the morning, followed by the slalom in the afternoon, after which, as guests of the " Penguins " , the competitors all trooped back to their clubhouse to receive a very welcome lunch. Later, Col. J. H. Molson presented the shield and a lovely cup, which will remain at the school, also individual prizes to the winners. During the busy time of preparing for the Gymnastic Demonstration some very useful and much needed additions appeared in the Gym. in the form of some new balance benches, cotton ropes (which although they stretch at first will last a very long time) and, best of all, a new horse. This horse can be extended to a great height and, [93] although it looks a little unsteady with its long skinny legs, " it is really quite stable " as Dr. Donald remarked on the night of the Demonstration. The Inter-Form Gymnastic competitions have just taken place and we congratulate IVa on winning in the Senior School, and the Second Form in the Junior. The Tennis matches with Miss Edgar ' s and Miss Cramp ' s School, at the end of the last school year, were held on a beautiful day at Trafalgar. Both our teams were sucess- ful. Marion Haney and Peggy Laird had a score of 6-1 and 6-2, and the second team, Theodora Hubbell and Estelle Hargreaves won 6-4, and 5-5. Now we are all looking forward to this year ' s tennis season and Field Day. [94] SKI riEET NUO XT Wf 5 r DULL UF y IM F£OavJPi( y,vJH£N WIH f aoS £ To CATCH THt NVnG ocx-OCv T AvN We ivsGM naot ooa wf y to the TiVPWN f NO t)g:iz.£0 THE e r sT enc iy CF a. the tr tni pkaawEo ST. 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AT V-AST 7HEy aEPiO THE atSouTS w CH I aEToaweo Hone ON THE FWE-TViENTy TaFN N ' Tiv eo 1 HAPPy " 0»ecp u »5 ONicE noaE w£ Hfxo ' CAPT oaeo THE MO LSotv AnO t -AV0V - THe «1 rlARGARlET SUDDEN THE TENNIS TEAM, 1939 Estelle Hargreaves, Peggy Laird, Theodora Hubbell, Marion Haney. [96] The Gymnastic Demonstration THE Demonstration was given this year on Thursday afternoon March 7th and Friday evening March 8th, both audiences proving themselves very appreciative of the work done by the various forms. The introduction of coloured gymnastic costumes proved most successful. The Matriculation Clases, dressed in blue, won much applause for their demonstration of Keep Fit Exercises, the mass balance work being particularly good, and the Vth Forms, in green also did themselves credit in their Rhythmical Swedish Table. Skipping, Tactical Marching, Ball Exercises and Games were all included in the Programme, while the small girls in the Remove and Preparatory particularly delighted the audience with the Hornpipe and " free " dancing. Apart from form displays there were two items by Special Classes — The Dancing Class interpreted the myth of Proserpine in Greek Mime and the vaulting class looking most business like in navy blue shorts and pale blue blouses, showed their skill on the " new " horse, a very welcome addition to the Gymnasium. At the end of the afternoon performance the Rev. Mr. Sinnamon expressed his appreciation at the work done mentioning particularly his pleasure at the grace and rhythm of the performance. On Friday the G badges and stars were presented by Mrs. Donald and Mrs. Bombe at the end of the performance and Dr. Donald congratulated the School on its work. The school showed its appreciation of Miss Box ' s teaching and organizing skill with the gift of a beautiful basket of flowers. OR the first time in the history of the school an active interest has been taken in JL swimming. On November 25th we took part in the Inter-Scholastic Meet. We decided to enter on the spur of the moment and so we were unable to pick our best swimmers. Under these circumstances we were very pleased that we were placed second, only two points behind the swimming team from Montreal High School. The Meet took place in the Notre Dame de Grace Pool with nine teams entered. There were ten events and the School was placed in almost all, setting a new record when Grace and Isabella Wurtele, Janet Hamilton and Margaret Burden swam the 100 yard free style relay in fifty-nine seconds. There are many excellent swimmers throughout the school and so we are determined Trafalgar will be even more successful another year. The Houses too had a meet in December, when we all went to the M.A.A.A. where Miss Box, with the kind assistance of Mr. Rose, judged the events. All Houses had many entrants who were of all ages and the events were judged accordingly. There were events for those fourteen and under, some for the fifteens and sixteen year olds, and then others for seniors. The diving aroused considerable interest. Each entrant dove three times, doing a plain dive, a jack-knife or swan, and an optional dive. The results of the meet found Riddell House ahead with thirty-six points, followed by Ross House with twenty- two, Barclay with fifteen and Fairley with four. We all went home tired but very pleased with the great success of the meet. School Swimming Nancy McKean, Riddell House. [97] THE LATE MISS C. J. LEWIS CLARISSA JOSEPHINE LEWIS was born at Sabrevois, P.Q., the third daughter of the late Rev. Benjamin Papineau Lewis and Mrs. Lewis (Melle Josephine Roy). After graduating from St. John ' s High School, she acted as governess to a family at Lake St. John for three year . She then went to Germany to study, with her friend Miss Edith Vaughan, who preceded her at Trafalgar as French and German Mistress. When Miss Vaughan resigned to be married, she recommended Miss Lewis as her successor, and she acted as resident French and German Mistress for three years, after which she again went to Germany, and to France for further study. On her return to Canada in 1908, she joined the Staff of Halifax Ladies ' College, but when her old position at Trafalgar became vacant in 1910, she returned, as non-resident Mistress, and remained on the Staff till 1935. She was an earnest painstaking teacher, who was satisfied with nothing but the very best work. She was quiet and retiring, and few people knew her intimately, but she was always loyal to her friends and to Trafalgar School. She was a great walker, and loved wild flowers and birds, being a member of the Bird Society for many years. While she had travelled, and enjoyed seeing other lands, she was essentially a Canadian, and was deeply interested in all that Canada produced in the way of Literature, Art and Industry. She had been in poor health for some time, and on February 29th, 1940 she passed away quietly in her sleep. The funeral service was conducted by her brother. Rev. W. P. R. Lewis of Lachine, and was attended by a number of her friends and former colleagues from Trafalgar, and representatives from the Old Girls ' Association, as well as by her immediate family. All her friends rejoice that, since the fever of life is over, and her work is done, she has been granted " a safe lodging, and a holy rest, and peace at the last. " M. L. Brown. [98] News of Former Members of the Staff WE were sorry to lose Miss Jane Carroll who was married last September to Mr. George Barton. They are living in Montreal. We were very glad to have a visit from Mrs. Bombe (Miss Booth) last term. She was here for the Gym Demonstration and received a hearty welcome. It seemed like old times to have her on the platform although it seemed strange to find her giving out the badges instead of directing the gymnastics. Miss Roper and Miss Donkersley are both teaching in England. We have missed them very much this year, but we all easily understand their reluctance to face the Atlantic again after their experience on the Athenia. Mrs. Mitchell (Miss Hooper) is now living in Madison, Wisconsin, and has an attractive son — Toby Jonathan. Mrs. Wilkins (Miss Brady) also has a son, born in April. She is living in Toronto, and her daughter Rosemary is now four years old. Miss Sargent (Mrs. Fairbairn) is living in Cambridge, Mass. where her husband has a post at the Massachusetts ' Institute of Technology. Miss Parker is teaching in Johannesburg, South Africa. Miss Rae is looking after the girls at the High School Hostel, Carlisle, England. Miss Grummitt has a teaching post near Brighton, and Miss Balmforth at Bromley. Mrs. Munro (Miss Swales) is teaching at a girls ' school in Yonkers, N.Y. Mrs. Pattison (Miss Cowans) is helping her husband who is Headmaster of a Preparatory School, Bristol, England. In his absence on war work she is managing the school. Mrs. Powell (Miss Riley) is living near Kingston, Jamaica. They have called their house Mt. Royal. Miss Lawson is teaching in Edinburgh, and Mrs. Maycock (Miss Treweek) is living in London, England. Miss Turner is staying at home in Herefordshire and is very busy doing Red Cross work. Miss Scott spent her summer last year in the Pyrenees and sent us gay colourful cards from a part of the world not very well known to us. Miss NichoU still has her headquarters in London, England. She travels in the Provinces organizing gymnastic work in Girls ' Schools. [99] THE TRAFALGAR OLD GIRLS ' SCHOLARSHIP The Trafalgar Old Girls ' Association has decided to found a Scholarship in memory of Miss Janet L. Gumming, Principal of the School from 1917 to 1940. It is to be awarded to a girl entering the Third Form either from Trafalgar or an outside school. Applicants must pass an examination, and the School, working with a committee of Old Girls, will select the candidate. The aim is to encourage scholarly work, and the award may be held for four years, provided the girl maintains a high standard of work and conduct. THE ANNUAL DINNER On May 21st, 1940, the Annual Meeting and Dinner was held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Miss Gumming was the guest of honour and addressed the Association. There was an unusually large attendance of two hundred and thirty-two. The following officers were elected: Hon. President Miss Gumming President Mrs. Paul Drummond (Elizabeth Sise) 1st Vice-President Mrs. Bainbridge Hall (Helen McLagan) 2nd Vice-President Mrs. G. E. Reckitt (Isobel Hyde) 3rd Vice-President Mrs. Eraser Gameron (Peggy Bruce) Secretary luanita Gronyn Treasurer Betty Butler Sixth Form Representative Lyn Berens The retiring President, Mrs. Hankin, read the following report of the year ' e activities : [100] PRESIDENT ' S REPORT 1939-1940 TRAFALGAR OLD GIRLS ' ASSOCIATION I have the honour to submit to you the third annual report of the Trafalgar Old Girls ' Association. The season was opened on November 20th with a luncheon followed by a general meeting in the Assembly Hall of the School, following the example of the last two years. It seems to be the general opinion that a luncheon-meeting provides a good opening and draws a fairly large and representative number of Old Girls. At this meeting definite authority was given the Executive to buy a radio-gramo- phone for the school and a sum of money voted to purchase the radio and start a collection of records. A committee was formed to consult with the music mistresses of the school in choosing the records. At Prayers one morning in December the radio was presented to the school and tested out by means of a few records selected by Miss Strawbridge. Since then both radio and victrola have been frequently used and ap- parently greatly appreciated. Since the general meeting in November there have been four meetings of the Executive Committee, one general meeting and one special meeting. This year has seen the formation of a new committee, a membership committee whose duty it is to bring and keep up to date the card index and mailing-list and to campaign for new members. From time to time we hea r of Old Girls who have never received notices; — please believe this is not a deliberate oversight but until now the secretary had the whole responsibility of keeping the mailing-list in order which was too much work for one person and therefore the committee was formed. We would greatly appreciate it if those of you who do not receive notices or who know of others who do not would notify the chairman of the membership committee or the secretary. There was a decline in the number of members this year probably due to several reasons. First, the first flush of enthusiasm is over and the Trafalgar Old Girls ' Associa- tion is no longer a novelty; in the second place the war has meant additional work to a great many people who feel they have no time to give to T.O.G.A. activities; and thirdly, — there are still many seemingly interested people to whom t he annual dues are an obstacle that cannot be overcome. Now we do not like to cross people off the mailing- list but on the other hand the Association cannot afford to send out several hundred notices a year to those Old Girls who cannot remember to send in a cheque, and when we say we have so many members we mean " paid-up " members. There is one more reason that has been given by some for not joining the Association and this is one that causes the committee the greatest concern. There are some Old Girls who say they will not join the Association because they are not in sympathy with its policy and actions up to date. I would like to point out that the policy and action of any association is determined by the opinions expressed by its members and that no one should expect a change unless she attends meetings, expresses her opinio ns, gives constructive criticism [101] and is willing to do her share of work in carrying out the suggestions put forward at the meetings. Present and past committees have done only what the majority of members have voted that they should do. A second general meeting was held late in February in the drawing-room of the school. This meeting was followed by a tea to which were invited Miss Gumming, Miss Bryan and the mistresses of the School. This provided an excellent opportunity for teachers and Old Girls to make and renew acquaintances and also gave many a chance to see and hear the new radio. At this meeting it was decided that the Old Girls were more interested in having a section in the school magazine than in publishing their own unless it proved to be too expensive. It didn ' t and therefore when " Trafalgar Echoes " is printed it will be mailed to all members of the Association. In April, after receiving a letter from the Board of Governors announcing the retirement of Miss Gumming this June, a special meeting was called to discuss what would be the most suitable way to show the appreciation of the Old Girls for the many years of energy and service Miss Gumming has given to the School and in which time she has succeeded in giving Trafalgar a scholastic standing second to none in Ganada. It was finally decided to canvass every Old Girl and establish a fund to present to the school in Miss Gumming ' s name, to be used in whatever way Miss Gumming herself might consider advisable. This will probably take the form of a scholarship fund to provide a scholarship to a girl entering Third Form and to carry her through the four years to Matriculation. This is a great undertaking and it will require a long time and a great deal of work to reach our objective but this seems a good time to start. As my term of office ends I feel that on the whole the Association has weathered a difficult year very well. The future may prove more difficult still and it will require the sincere and whole-hearted cooperation of every Trafalgar Old Girl to build and main- tain an active and constructive association. I want to express my very sincere thanks to you who gave me the opportunity to be of some use to the Association, to all the members of the Executive Gommittee who have worked together so hard and so well, to Miss Gumming and Miss Bryan for their kind assistance, and also to the members of the Association who by their interest have helped the Gommittee carry out its duties. Respectfully submitted. Gynthia B. Hankin. [102] THE TRAFALGAR OLD GIRLS ' ASSOCIATION Statement of Cash Receipts and Disbursements For the Period 25th April 1939 to 30th April 1940 Receipts : Membership Fees— 158 @ $2.00 $316.00 Bank Interest 7.19 $323.19 Disbursements : Net Cost of Activities — Gifts to the School 221.18 Dinner — Disbursements $125.34 Receipts 86.75 38.59 Luncheon — Disbursements 79.20 Receipts 60.00 19.20 Tea 30.93 Alumnae News — Disbursements 61.14 Advertising Receipts 34.00 27.14 337.04 Printing, Stationery and Mailing Expense 51.75 Flowers 14.92 Sundry 5.00 408.71 Excess Disbursements over Receipts 85.52 Cash in Bank— 25th April 1939 706.56 Cash in Bank— 30th April 1940 $621.04 Approved on behalf of the executive: Cynthia B. Hankin. AUDITORS ' REPORT TO THE MEMBERS We have audited the books and records of The Trafalgar Old Girls ' Association for the period 25th April 1939 to 30th April 1940 and we have obtained all the information and explanations which we have required. We report that, in our opinion, the above Statement represents a correct summary of the Cash Receipts and Disbursements for the period according to the best of our information and the explanations given to us and as shown by the books of the Association. McDonald, currie co., Montreal, 11th May, 1940. Chartered Accountants. [103] McGILL NEWS FIRST YEAR: Arts — Betty Grimley, Jane Grimley, Marjorie Reward, Peggy Capps, Joan Clague, Mary Morris, Joan Patterson, Peggy Orr, Margaret Thompson, Marilyn Mechin. We congratulate Betty Grimley on winning a scholarship for good work during the year. Science — Jane Elliot and Audrey Manson. Partial Course — Norma Burgess, Estelle Hargreaves, Ruth Parson, Lorraine Fee, Betty Ward, Marion MacKinnon. Conservatorium of Music — Alma MacFarlane. SECOND YEAR: Peggy Ross, Daphne Martin, Elsie Dettmers, Ann Dodd, Marion Francis, Betty Brodie, Mary McICay, Elizabeth Ann Smith, Jaqueline Whitmore, Jane Davidson, Laurence McNiece, Peggy MacMillan, Valerie Ker. THIRD YEAR: Peggy Tyndale, Marjorie Simpson, Nancy Nicol, Alison Lyster, Jane Ketterson, Jean Taylor, Jean Douglas, Nancy Maclachlan, Margaret Lundon, Ann Thom, Ruperta Macaulay, Rosemary Brown. Peggy Tyndale has been awarded the Hannah Willard Memorial Scholarship. Congratulations, Peggy. FOURTH YEAR: We congratulate the following girls on getting their B.A. degree — Hester Williams (with high distinction) ; Jean Scrimger; Catherine Munroe; Joan Price; Margaret Montgomery; Mona Robinson; Eleanor Crab tree won the Gold Medal for Physical Education. Hearty congratulations! GIRL GUIDES Betty Miner, District Captain of Central District, and Captain of 14th Co., and Joan Stearns, Lieutenant of 14th Co. have been in command of the Trafalgar Co., and their work has meant a great deal to the girls this year. Other Old Girls in Guides are: Phyllis Green (Mrs. Hardy), Captain of 5th Co. Betty Forbes, Captain of 69th Co. JuANiTA Cronyn, Lieutenant of 57th Co. Ann O ' Halloran, Lieutenant of 66th Co. NoRAH Miner, Brown Owl, 14th Brownie Pack. Lenore Stanley, Tawny Owl, 14th Brownie Pack. [104] Ogilvy ' s Invites You fo Affend a Grand Exhibition " CANADA AT WAR " On Ogilvy ' s Main Floor there is exhibited a group of more than 160 colourful banners depicting the Official Regimental, Naval and Air Force Badges of every fighting unit in Canada from Atlantic to Pacific. Never before, we believe, has such a complete representation of Canada ' s armed forces been attempted. Don ' t fail to see this inspiring muster representing Canada at War! JAS. A. OGILVY ' S LIMITED DEPARTMENT STORE MONTREAL Esfablished 1866 R. N. TAYLOR (Common J oward BARRISTERS and SOLICITORS Co. Limited OPTICIANS ♦ Phone M At queue 7331 1119 St. Catherine Street West The Royal Bank Building MONTREAL Montreal [105] GENERAL NOTES LAST YEAR ' S GRADUATING CLASS: Elsie Krug is at Wellesly College, Mass. Helen Greenfield is at St. Andrew ' s University, Scotland. Elspeth Smart is taking a business course. Joan Forrest, Betty Smith, Ann Jaques, Ruth Kayser, Marie Oliver, Kerstin Hellstrom are at the Mother House. Mary Lindsay is studying at the Montreal Art Gallery. Marjorie Robinson, Georgina Grier, Heather Campbell and Janet Slack are at Macdonald College. Marjorie Bayne has graduated from the Royal Victoria Hospital School of Nurses. Margaret Sweet is graduating from the School of Social Service at McGill. Margaret Slack and Margaret Garland are both taking the Social Service course at McGill. Forrest Burt is at Newnham College, Cambridge, where she is specializing in mathematics and science. Christine Williams won a scholarship at Bryn Mawr, Pa., where she is now studying. Aileen Ross is taking a course in Sociology at the University of Chicago. Frances Prissick has her M.D. and is assistant director of Bacteriology at the General Hospital. Helen Roy and Eleanor Bazin are both working in the Metabolism Department of the General Hospital. Alice Johannsen, B.Sc, has been giving courses to boys and girls under the titles of " Passport to Adventure " and " Let ' s Explore " , which instruct the children in the past history of their city, and enable them to visit historic forts and churches, as well as art galleries and museums. Alice is also demonstrator in zoology at McGill and volunteer extension lecturer with the Ethnological Museum. Alma Howard (Mrs. P. W. Rolleston) is continuing her research work at McGill, where she is assistant to Professor Huskins. Hazel Howard (Mrs. Campbell Merritt) is research assistant and private secretary to Dr. Cyril James of McGill University. Margot Seely is Librarian for the Montreal Star and also substituted for a while, last fall, on the staff at School. Eleanor Langford is head dietitian at Miss Edgar ' s and Miss Cramp ' s School. Janet Cameron (Mrs. H. G. Baker) has been giving a First Aid Course this winter in Vancouver. Sylvia Howard (Mrs. McKay Smith) is living in London, England. Sheila Brierly (Mrs. Hoerton Koessler) lives in Montana. She and her husband run a " dude ranch " near Seely Lake. RosLYN Arnold (Mrs. Rocke Robertson) has returned from England with her husband and small son, and is living in Montreal. [106] 45 BRANCHES IN MONTREAL AND DISTRICT rent a safe deposit box, send off a money order . . . you are utilizing a few of the many day-to-day services available to you through your bank. There are many others. Some of these lesser known services are described in our booklet, " Fourteen Ways Your Bank Can Serve You " . Please ask for a copy at your local branch. We believe you will find it interesting and informative. THE ROYAL BANK or CANADA FOR FIFTY YEARS PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CHOOSING The World ' s Greatest Artists go with them on Vacation Keep children in intimate touch with music for educa- tion and entertainment all summer long. Membership in the Victor Record Society makes it easy and inex- pensive for them to play records through your radio. See your RCA Victor dealer for full details. THE IDEAL GRADUATION GIFT ::: MEMBERSHIP IN THE VICTOR RECORD SOCIETY Membership provides an RCA Vic- trola Attachment (right), value $16.95 ; $6.00 worth of Victor Rec- ords ; a year ' s subscription to Victor Record Society Review, value $2.00. $24.95 Value for only $18.95 Victrola attachment that plays Victor records through your radio. RCA VICTOR COMPANY LIMITED MONTREAL [107] Ruth Seely (Mrs. Barclay Robinson) is continuing as Hon. President of the Junior League for the coming year. Margaret Stewart (Mrs. Wm. H. Matthews) has been publicity Chairman of the Junior League this past year. Maragaret Torrance (Mrs. S. G. Chick) has been finance chairman of the League for the past two years. Jean Harvie is on the Staff at Trafalgar, teaching classics. Barbara Barnard, who graduated with a gold medal in Physical Training at McGill, is now physical instructress at Roslyn School. Joan Henry, Lilian Thompson, and Marion Mills are all teaching in Montreal. Peggy Shaw is teaching at the Art Gallery. Margaret Archibald and Alice LeMesurier are teaching music. WEDDINGS On June 9th, 1939 Margaret Frazee to John E. R. Wood. On June 10th, 1939 Alma Howard to P. W. Rolleston. On June 28th, 1939 Jean Brodie to Dr. Hollie E. McHugh. On Aug. 1939 Suzanne Kohl to Arthur M. Weldon. On Sept. 23rd, 1939 Elizabeth Brice to Kenneth Norreman. On Sept. 27th, 1939 Helen Hendery to A. Gordon Cooper. On Oct. 14th, 1939 Elizabeth Eraser to Edward Symons MacLatchy. On Oct. 4th, 1939 Marguerite Dettmers to Robert J. Nixon. On Oct. 4th, 1939 Griselda Archibald to Kenneth E. Christmas. On Oct. 28th, 1939 Kathleen Buchanan to Donald White. On Nov. 1st, 1939 Marie Frances Earle to Gayler Duncan. On Nov. 18th, 1939 Peggy McKay to Dr. C. Berwick. On Dec. 30th, 1939 Sylvia Howard to Pilot Officer Wm. McKay Smith. On Dec. 23rd, 1939 Evelyn Margaret Bryant to Herbert W. Jordan. On Jan. 10th, 1940 Janet Harrington to Frederick Cowie. On Jan. 27th, 1940 Helen Shaw to Donald Thompson. On Jan. 29th, 1940 Katherine Stevenson to Gordon T. Howard. On Feb. 6th, 1940 Joan Bann to Lieut. Gordon A. Rutherford. On Jan. 24th, 1940 Barbara Tims to Dennys Heward. On April 6th, 1940 Carol Wright to Harold Campbell. On April 6th, 1940 Margaret Elizabeth Brookfield to Arthur Laverty. On April 20th, 1940 Nancy Archibald to Werner Joeck. On May 22nd, 1940 Dorothy Janet Dobell to Edwin Ronald Bennett. On June 8th, 1940 Isabelle Elliott to Allan Meredith Patterson. [108] Canadian Home Assurance Company MONTREAL Assets .... $330,533.82 American Home Fire Assurance Company NEW YORK Assets . . . $3,420,427.50 International Insurance Company NEW YORK Assets . . . $6,555,087.14 Head Office for Canada: 465 ST. JOHN STREET MONTREAL [109] BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Bryson (.Jane Howard) — A son (Born in India) Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dupont (Jean Peters) — A son Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bolton (Elizabeth Robertson) — Mr. and Mrs. George Huband (Louisa Molson) — Mr. and Mrs. Frank Denis (Elizabeth Kennedy) — Dr. and Mrs. N. W. Phillpotts (Margaret Sumner) — Mr. and Mrs. Warren Mallins (Edith Cochran) — Mr. and Mrs. H. Seybold (Hope Laurie) — Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Jacques (Constance Grier) — Mr. and Mrs. D. R. McRobie (Audrey Doble) — Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Pratt (Dorothy Ward) — Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Burpee (Katherine Grier) — Mr. and Mrs. Rankin (Helen Stuart) — Mr. and Mrs. Barclay Robinson (Ruth Seely) — Mr. and Mrs. Riddell (Joan Archibald) — Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Bowen (Dawn Ekers) — Dr. and Mrs. A. R. Winn (Lois Burpee) — - Mr. and Mrs. Erskine Mowat (Gr©ta Larminie) — Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Francis (Barbara Frith) — Dr. and Mrs. H. E. MacMahon (Marion Ross) — Mr. and Mrs. Donald Turnbull (Isabelle Summerville ) — Mr. and Mrs. Hoerton Koessler (Sheila Brierley) — Mr. and Mrs. John Louson (Helen Stocking) — Mr. and Mrs. H. K. McLean (Lois Birks) — Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Sharp (Libby Stanway) — Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Sturdee (Vivian Jenkins) — Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Mitchell (Cicely Jack) — Mr. and Mrs. C. V. M. Vickers (Mary Grant) Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Ferguson (Dora Symons) Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Finlay (Connie Mussel) Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Macavity (Helen Ritchie) Mr. and Mrs. C. B. 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Miss Abbott: 505 Pine Ave. W., Montreal. Mrs. Bassett: Upper Canada College, Toronto, Ont. Miss Bedford- J ones: 1526 St. Mark St., Montreal. Miss Box: 3495 Simpson St., Montreal. Miss Cam: The Wilderness, Hudson Heights, P.Q. Mlle Dillon: 1250 St. Matthew St., Apt. 3, Montreal. Mlle Gabillet: 3495 Simpson St., Montreal. Miss Goldstein: 5010 Sherbrooke St. W., Apt. 32, Westmount. Mrs. Haines: 1542 MacKay St., Montreal. Miss Harvie: 633 Cote St. Antoine Rd., Westmount. Miss Hicks: 3610 Lorne Crescent, Apt. 2, Montreal. Mrs. Irwin: 4324 Harvard Ave., Montreal. Miss Jackson: 1618 Lincoln Ave., Montreal. Mlle Juge: 3495 Simpson St., Montreal. Mrs. Leonard: 3498 Walkley Ave., N.D.G., Montreal. Miss Prutsman: 1836 Bayle Ave., Montreal. Miss Randall: 3495 Simpson St., Montreal. Miss Ridout: 3495 Simpson St., Montreal. Miss Rushton: 3495 Simpson St., Montreal. Miss Strawbridge: 3495 Simpson St., Montreal. LIST OF PUPILS ON ROLL 1939-1940 A ARMSTRONG, PHYLLIS DOREEN, 68 Moore Street, Sherbrooke, Que. ATKINSON, JEANNIE BRYCE, 16 Oakland Ave., Westmount. AULT, JOYCE ELIZABETH, 4256 Wilson Ave., N.D.G. ANDERSON, HARRIET, 19 Thornhill Ave., Westmount. AIRD, PAMELA MERLE, 3431 Redpath Street, Montreal. ATKINSON. LESLEY ELIZABETH, 16 Oakland Ave., Westmount. AYER, HELEN MARGARET, 810 Upper Lansdowne Ave., West- mount. ANDREWS, DAPHNE JOA N, 3736 Cote des Neiges Rd., Montreal. B BROWN, MOLLY, 3558 Marlowe Avenue, N.D.G. BROWN, BARBARA ANNA, 3558 Marlowe Avenue, N.D.G. BROWN, MARY ELIZABETH, 3558 Marlowe Avenue, N.D.G. BERENS, EVELYN, 3422 Stanley Street, Montreal. BRODIE, BARBARA, 4710 Upper Roslyn Avenue, Montreal. BETTS, LUCILLE, Lacolle, Quebec. BOLE. BARBARA, 76 Arlington Avenue, Westmount. BROWN, DIANA BETTY, 4691 Westmount Avenue, Westmount. BYATT, MARJORIE GERALDINE, 276 St. James St. W., Montreal. BRYSON, JOAN, 7 Peronne Avenue, Outremont. BURDEN. (JEAN) MARGARET, 623 Murray Hill, Westmount. BURDEN. DOROTHY, 623 Murray Hill, Westmount. BERKINSHAW, JEAN NORAH. 2 Hudson Avenue, Westmount. BISSONNETTE, MARIE RENEE, 3540 Hutchison St., Montreal. BROOKS, BARBARA, 561 Grosvenor Avenue. Westmount. BAIRD. ANNETTE, 27 Barat Road, Westmount. BROW, ELIZABETH BARRETT, 619 Murray Hill, Westmount. BAYER. JOAN MARIE. 3488 Cote des Neiges Rd., Montreal. BLAKE, ELIZABETH ANNE, 110 Elgin Terrace. Peel Street, Montreal. BLAKE, BARBARA HUME, 110 Elgin Terrace, Peel Street, Montreal. BROWN, JOHANNE BEATRICE, 71 Bruce Avenue, Westmounl. BROWN, ELIZABETH BRADSHAW, 4438 Bruton Road, Cartierville. BRUNEAU, NANCY CAROL, 5062 Victoria Ave., Westmount. BUTTERWORTH, SHIRLEY ANNE, 1545 Drummond Street, Montreal. C CASSIDY, JEAN, 4928 Grosvenor Avenue, Westmount. CLARKE, MARGARET W., 737 St. Catherine Rd., Outremont. CORDELL. CONSTANCE R., 3770 Westmount Blvd., Westmount. CROOKER, LESLIE JOYCE, 5707 Cote St. Antoine Rd., N.D.G. CURRAN, ELIZABETH ANN, Como, Que. COLVIL, MOLLY LOUISE, 4345 Montrose Avenue, Westmount. COLYER, ANNE, 4688 Westmount Avenue, Westmount. CAMPBELL, MARGERY ROSS, 296 Broadway, Lachine. CARSWELL, LOIS ELIZ. SCOTT, 3125 Westmounl Blvd., Westmount. CARTER, JOCELYN, 119 Arlington Avenue, Westmounl. CHAMBERS, MARGOT, 23 Barat Road, Montreal. CLARK, SUZANNE JEANETTE, 5610 Queen Mary Road, Hampstead. CONNAL, ELIZABETH JEAN, 4049 Grey Avenue, Montreal. CUTTLE, MARY MARGARET, 758 Lexington Ave., Westmount. CUTTLE, ELIZABETH, 758 Lexington Ave., Westmount. CHISHOLM, NATALIE GORDON, 1935 St. Luke St., Montreal. CHISHOLM, DAINTRY, 1935 St. Luke St., Montreal. CADDELL, MAUREEN ANNE, 20 - 43rd Ave., Lachine, Que. CORLEY, NORA, 703 Roslyn Avenue, Westmounl. CRONYN, MARGARET CONSTANCE, 784 Upper Belmont Ave., Westmount. CLARKE, ESTHER MARGARET, 3 Redpath Place, Montreal. [112] Telephone MArquette 9381 BURTON ' S LIMITED booksellers Stationers DOMINION SQUARE BUILDING 1004 St. Catherine Street West MONTREAL OGILVIE BROS. 2087 Bleury Street AW AKT HEATIHG ETiGIHEERS PLUMBERS STEAMFITTERS Specializing m High Class Plumbing Heating Difficulties Telephones— Office HA. 9889 Nights and Sundays CR. 9075 HA. 4724 AT. 1644 Montreal, Que. MA. 1519 [113] 4 D DONNELLY, JEAN CAROL, 3010 Westmount Blvd., Westmount. DE LA PLANTE, RUTH ANNETTE, 5599 Queen Mary Road, Hampstead. DAVIS, ALICE JANE, 633 Victoria Avenue, Westmount. DUNTON, PATRICIA MARY, 240 St. James St. W., Montreal. DAVIS, SHIRLEY MARY, 1411 Canora Rd., Town of Mt. Royal. DAMER, MARILYN IRENE, 4655 Melrose Avenue, Montreal. DIXON, JANET ELIZABETH, 3236 The Blvd., Westmount. DAVISON, DIANA, 414 St. James St. West, Montreal. DEVER, JOAN MARY, 525 Prince Albert Avenue, Westmount. DIXON, (DOROTHY) SHIRLEY, 42 - 18th Avenue, Lachine. DUNLOP, LOIS, 130 Clandeboye Avenue, Westmount. DUNLOP, SHIRLEY, 130 Clandeboye Avenue, Westmount. E EDEN, ELIZABETH ANNE, 688 Grosvenor Avenue, Westmount. EVERSON, MARGARET, 644 Lansdowne Avenue, Westmount. EDWARDS, JANE CAMERON, 61 Roxborough Apts., Ottawa. EARL, MARY ISOBEL, 8 Forget Street, Rosemere, P.Q. F FINDLAY, HELEN MAUDE, 732 Lexington Ave., Montreal W. FOREMAN, MARGARET P., 465 Victoria Ave., Westmount. FERGUSON, NORMA FRANCES, 637 Lasdowne Avenue, Westmount. FORBES, ELEANOR MORISON, 657 Belmont Ave., Westmount. FORBES, MARY LOU, 657 Belmont Ave., Westmount. FITZHARDINGE, ELIZABETH ROSS, 123 Union Blvd., St. Lambert, P.Q. FRAAS, NORMA JEAN, 425 Roslyn Ave., Wesrmount. FRAAS, VERNA RUTH, 425 Roslyn Ave., Westmount. FILE, ELEANOR KATHLEEN, 404 Monmouth Avenue, Mount Royal. FAWCETT, HELEN TAYLOR, 77 Finchlev Rd., Hampstead. FINLEY, MARY STUART, 3940 Cote des Neiges Rd., Montreal. FORSYTH, MARGARET YVONNE, 74 Sunnyside Avenue, Westmount. G GRINSTAD, AGNES, East Angus. GREEN, FREDERICKA, 1546 Crescent Street, Montreal. GUTHRIE, MAGDA, Finca Santa Adelaida, San Francisco Miramar, Patulul, Guatemala, America Central. GREEN, ROSAMOND MARION, 1546 Crescent St., Montreal. GRINDLEY, BARBARA ANN, 39 Dufferin Rd., Hampstead. GYDE, FRANCES, 596 Belmont Avenue, Westmount. GRIFFITH, ELIZABETH, 398 Roslyn Avenue, Westmount. GRIFFITH, ANNE, 398 Roslyn Avenue, Westmount. GRIFFITH, DAPHNE, 57 Belvedere Circle, Westmount. GLEN, ELIZABETH MACKENZIE, 419 Mount Stephen Avenue, Westmount. GRIMLEY, MARY STAUFFER, 765 Lexington Ave., Westmount. H HAMILTON, JANET ISOBEL, 4015 Trafalgar Road, Montreal. HANEY, MARION, 1469 Drummond Street, Montreal. HANEY, JOYCE, 1469 Drummond Street, Montreal. HANEY, NOREEN, 1469 Drummond Street, Mon treal. HOLDEN, MARY ALLISON, 4691 Grosvenor Ave., Westmount. HOW, MARTHA ANN, 3593 Marlow Avenue, N.D.G. HUBBELL, THEODORA M., 4695 Westmount Ave., Westmount. HUBER, HELEN AUDREY, 4331 Harvard Avenue, N.D.G. HALL, HELEN MARGOT, 595 Roslyn Avenue, Westmount. HARROW ER, LOUISA HAMILTON, 490 Argyle Ave., Westmount. HAY, ELIZABETH-ANN, 4445 Western Avenue, Westmount. HULBIG, ELIZABETH, 4250 Sherbrooke W., Apt. 4, Westmount. HADRILL, ANN VICTORIA, 465 St. John St., Montreal. HALL, BARBARA, 595 Roslyn Avenue, Westmount. HALL, LILY, 366 Wood Avenue, Westmount. HUNTER, CATHERINE RAE, 4668 Roslyn Avenue, Westmount. HOLLAND, MARY PATRICIA, 5020 Victoria Ave., Westmount. HOULT, HELEN ALICIA, 10 Grenville Avenue, Westmount. HURD, MARGOT KATHERINE, 48 Belvedere Road, Westmount. HENRY, HAMILTON JANET, 659 Grosvenor Ave., Westmount. HOLMES, JEAN MARILYN, 3474 Cote des Neiges Rd., Montreal. HERSEY, OLGA ELIZABETH, 3474 Cote des Neiges Road, Montreal. INGLIS, NANCY CAROLYN, 3488 Cote des Neiges Rd., Montreal. J JOHNSON, LOIS ALMA, 4732 Victoria Avenue, Westmount. JAQUES, JANE ALEXANDER, 528 Victoria Ave., Westmount. JOHNSON, DAGMAR, 428 Elm Avenue, Westmount. JOHNSON, ANNE MARGUERITE, 428 Elm Ave., Westmount. JOHNSTON, DOROTHY ALICE, 70 Beverley Avenue, Town of Mt. Royal. K KEEFLER, SUZETTE, 1221 St. Mark St., Apt. 3, Montreal. L LAWES, NINA FLORENCE, 44 Stratford Rd., Hampstead. LEAVITT. HELEN RUTH E., 623 Sydenham Avenue. LITTLE, JOAN ISOBEL, 3808 Grey Avenue, N.D.G. LINDSAY, ANN MILLICENT, 3047 Breslay Road, Montreal. LINDSAY, KATHARIN G., 3047 Breslay Road, Montreal. LEVASSEUR, JACQUELINE SUSANE, 3472 Mountain Street, Montreal. LAVIS, JOAN, 4110 Harvard Avenue, N.D.G. LILLIE, DIANE, 4742 Upper Roslvn Avenue, Westmount. LYMAN, GIANA FLORENCE, 3028 Breslay Rd., Montreal. M MacLAREN, ELIZABETH, 5064 Notre Dame de Grace Avenue. McKEAN, NANCY HELEN, 1321 Sherbrooke Street W., Montreal. MERRY, DONNA B., 11 De Casson Rd., Montreal. MACPHERSON, AUDREY GORDON, 758 Upper Lansdowne Avenue, Westmount. MACPHERSON, PHYLLIS HAZEL, 758 Upper Lansdowne Avenue, Westmount. MATTHEWS, ELINOR PENELOPE, 1540 Bernard Avenue, Outremont. MACPHERSON, JANE, 488 Wood Avenue, Westmount. MACARIO, JOYCE NATALIE, 683 Grosvenor Ave., Westmount. MACARIO, BERYL, 683 Grosvenor Ave., Westmount. MACKELLAR, BETTINA, 4658 Roslyn Avenue, Westmount. McCURDY, MARGARET, 4692 Grosvenor Avenue, Westmount. McKEOWN, SHIRLEY, 735 Upper Belmont Ave., Westmount. MORGAN, MARJORIE, 426 Metcalfe Avenue, Westmount. MURRAY, ANN NOREEN, 725 Upper Belmont Ave., Westmount. MUIR, MARGARET, 801 Upper Belmont Ave., Westmount. MACLURE, NANCY MONTGOMERIE, 602 Victoria Avenue, Westmount. MATHER EDITH HENSHAW, 5583 Queen Mary Rd., Hampstead. MacFARLANE, (EVELYN HELEN) ANN, 121 Ballantyne Ave., N., Montreal West. McLEAN, MARGARET JEAN, 3802 Kent Ave., Outremont. MITHAM, MARY JEAN, 508 Lansdowne Ave., Westmount. MacKINNON, GERALDINE, 4746 Westmount Blvd., Westmount. MACLACHLAN, WENDY, 630 Clarke Avenue, Westmount. MUNROE, MARY, P.O. Box 397, Montreal. McCUTCHEON, MARTHA ANN, 433 Wood Avenue, Westmount. McBRIDGE, MARJORIE, 3769 Grey Ave., Montreal. N NEWMAN, NORA ELIZABETH, 488 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Westmount. O O ' HALLORAN, JUDITH, 1463 Bishop St., Apt. B3, Montreal. OSLER, NORMA AMY E., 4516 Old Orchard Ave., N.D.G. O ' HEIR, SUSAN, 76 Belvedere Place, Westmount. P PICKUP, MARY MARGARET, 332 Ballantyne Ave., Montreal W. POLLOCK, JOAN MAINWARING, 66 Arlington Ave., Westmount. PACKARD, MARGUERITE, 609 St. Joseph Street, Lachine. PHILLIPS, GRACE, 4339 Montrose Avenue, Westmount. PAGE, ELEANOR MARY, 4888 Wilson Avenue, N.D.G. POTTER, AILEEN OLIVE, 4902 Roslyn Ave., Westmount. POTTER, IRENE MARILYN, 56 Svnnyside Ave., Westmount. R REID, ALLANA GERTRUDE CHARLOTTE, 152 Hillcrest Ave., Montreal West. ROY, MARGARET JANET, 1326 Mt. Royal Blvd., Outremont. RANKINE, MARY ELSFETH, 8031 Western Ave., Montreal W. ROSS, ELAINE, 56 Upper Bellevue Avenue, Westmount. RIPLEY, HARRIET JEANNETTE, 88 Dufferin Rd., Hampstead. ROSS, AUDREY SYBIL, 536 Roslyn Avenue, Westmount. ROSS, HOPE CARRUTHERS, 5208 Westbury Ave., Montreal. RUDDICK, JEAN ELEANOR, 1499 Crescent St., Montreal. RICHARDSON, ANNE ELIZABETH, Brownsburg, Quebec. RICHARDSON, MARILYN FRANCES, Brownsburg, Quebec. RANKIN, JOYCE, ANNE, 671 Grosvenor Ave., Westmount. ROSS, BARBARA JOAN, 655 Cote St. Antoine Rd., Westmount. RUTLEDGE, MABEL JEAN, 842 Pratt Avenue, Outremont. [114] It is not economical to economize on light! Electricity means:— BETTER LIGHT BETTER SIGHT BETTER HEALTH THE WATER a POWER COMPANy New York Hairdressing Compliments Beauty Parlor of ARTISTIC HAIRDRESSING Dominion Reinforcing Steel AND BEAUTY CULTURE CO., LTD. PERMANENT WAVING • EYE LASH DYEING • 6894 Clanranald Avenue ATlantic 1161 ESTABLISHED IS5I MONTREAL LAncaster 3201 Importers since 1801 51 St. Paul Street West - Montreal The hcst and finest imported China Royal Crown Derby, Royal W orcester, Coalport, Cauldon and Aynsley ' s. El ington Silver and Silverplate. English, French and Belgium Crystal. Sheffield Plate Reproduction. [115] RUTLEY, MARILYN, 240 Kindersley Ave., Town of Mt. Royal. ROSE, BARBARA, 4417 Harvard Ave., N.D.G., Montreal. SANDILANDS, RUTH JOAN, 5573 Queen Mary Rd., Hampstead. STUART, MARY ELINA, 58 Beverley Rd., Town of Mt. Royal. SAVAGE, JOAN, 654 Lansdowne Avenue, Westmount. SIMPSON, RHODA, 603 Roslyn Avenue, Westmount. SMITH, BARBARA ANN, 454 Laurier Avenue E., Ottawa. SCRIMGER, CHARLOTTE ANNA, 1389 Redpath Crescent, Montreal. SCRIMGER, ELIZABETH ELLEN, 1389 Redpath Crescent, Montreal. SMITH, ELSIE JEAN, 5640 Stirling Avenue, Town of Mt. Royal. SYMONS, (BETSY) JOY, 711 Victoria Avenue, Westmount. SARGENT, MADELEINE BURBIDGE, 4675 Victoria Avenue, Montreal. SCOTT, JEAN PATTISON, 102 Sunnyside Avenue, Westmount. SNOWUON, ELSIE, 4082 Gage Road, Westmount. SODEN, CAROL McMANUS, 220 Stanstead Avenue, Town of Mt. Royal. STANIFORTH, JOAN DEWAR, 715 Grosvenor Ave., Westmount. STEVEN, JOAN ANSTEY, 3240 Maplewood Ave., Apt. 23, Cote des Neiges. STEWART, BEVERLEY, 61 Finchley Road, Hampstead. 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THOMPSON, JUNE OGILVIE, 4481 Montrose Ave., Westmount. W WALKER, MARION, 30 Courcelette Ave., Outremont. WALKER, SHIRLEY, 4412 Hingston Avenue, N.D.G. WALSH, CARROL LAMBERT, 777 Upper Belmont Avenue, Westmount. WICKES, BARBARA ANNE, 5142 N.D.G. Avenue, N.D.G. WURTELE, GRACE RHONA, 756 Upper Lansdowne Road, Westmount. WURTELE, ISABELLA RHODA, 756 Upper Lansdowne Avenue, Westmount. WELDON, ELSPETH, 3940 Cotes des Neiges Rd., Montreal. WOOD, DOROTHEA, 3064 Westmount Blvd., Westmount. WILKES, CYNTHIA F., 202 Cote St. Antoine Rd., Westmount. WILSON, PEGGY ANN, 1455 Drummond Street, Montreal. WILLIAMS, GWENDOLYN MAE, 61 Pine Ave., St. Lambert. WATSON, BARBARA, 4905 La Salle Blvd., Verdun. WRIGHT, GRACE, 517 Roslyn Ave., Westmount. FAIRWEATHER, JUNE, 445 Daly Avenue, Ottawa. DIETZ, PATRICIA JOHANNE, 494 Mountain Aye., Westmount. COOPER, ISABEL MACPHERSON, 56 Windsor Ave., Westmount. LAWS, KATHARINE, 1 Weredale Park, Westmount. MACKLAIER, ELISE, 752 Upper Belmont Ave., Westmount. 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