Trafalgar School - Echoes Yearbook (Montreal, Quebec Canada)

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JAMES STREET TORONTO 60 KING STREET WEST ARE PRICELESS IS CHEAP The Lighting Bureau of this Company speciali2,es in the design of correct lighting, for any purpose — house, workshop, office, plant or schoolroom. THE SHAWINIGAN WATER POWER CO. [8] CONTENTS Page Miss Joan Foster , 12 Editorial 14 Overseas Guests 17 Literary . , 27 House Notes 42 The Song Competition 50 Juniors 53 French Section 62 Art Notes 68 Soilless Culture 70 The Library 71 Matriculation I 74 Matriculation II 79 Mission Representatives 83 School Closing, June 1940 . . . 83 Boarders 85 Girl Guides 89 Sports 91 Old Girls ' Notes 100 [9] Trafalgar MAGAZINE COMMITTEE Honorary Adviser Miss E. K. Bryan Editor . Joyce Ault Sub-Editor Elspeth Rankine Secretary-Treasurer ........ Eleanor Tapley Sports Representative Patricia Dunton Art Representative Mardy McCurdy House Representative Barbara Ann Smith CLASS REPRESENTATIVES Matric. II. Jane MacPherson Form IIIa. Olga Lawes Form Va. Janet Dixon Form IIIb. Joyce Ann Rankin Form Vb. Nicole Pleven Form Up. IF June Thompson Form IVa. Joan Mary Dever Form II. Helen Ayer Form IVb. Lois Tyndale Form Up. I. Aileen Smith Form Low. I. Elizabeth Elder FORM OFFICERS Forms President Vice-President Matric. I. Joyce Ault Eleanor Tapley Matric. II. Marguerite Packard Margaret Muir Farm Va. Margaret Burden Barbara Grindley Form Vb. Jane Jaques Joy Symons Form IVa. Rae Hunter Dorothy Burden Form IVb. Mary Mitham Nora Newman Form IIIa. Daphne Allan Helen Hoult Form IIIb. Jean Rutledge Frances Young Form Up. II. Joan Thackray Anne Griffith Form II. Joan Bayer Anne Johnson Form Up. I. Joan Macklaier Sonia Fogt Form Lower I. Elizabeth Hersey Shirley Dunlop [11] MISS JOAN FOSTER Principal of Trafalgar School [12] JT IS with a great deal of pleasure that I write to all those connected with Trafalgar as this, my first year with you, is drawing near to its close. I want to say how much I have appreciated the welcome which you, staff, pupils and Old Girls alike, have given me. You have all been most kind in helping to make me feel at home and already I feel one of you. At different times I have often told you how proud I am to be your Principal. Trafalgar has a long and honourable tradition. It has always stood for high standards of work and play and for reasonable discipline. These are all qualities which in the diffi- cult world which is before us will become increasingly important. The future will undoubtedly need women with disciplined minds and bodies and it is my earnest hope that those of us who are now at Trafalgar will live up to the responsibilities of the past and be equal to the needs of the future. With my best wishes to you all, Joan M. V. Foster. [13] J.y.lutU ANOTHER school year has come and has nearly gone. For the seniors the final exams are close upon them and we wish them all success. This year Trafalgar has welcomed Miss Joan Foster as principal. Miss Foster came to us with glowing colours. She has received her Master of Arts and is a Doctor of Philosophy, specializing in History. She hrings into the school fresh incentive from her experiences in teaching in " Riverbend " in Winnipeg , " St. Agatha ' s " in New York, and also from her four years ' teaching at McGill. Trafalgar Echoes is delighted that Miss Foster has granted our request for her photograph as frontispiece. In September, we were all anxious to get back to school to meet our new English and French friends. We welcome them to Canada and are proud to think that girls from such well-known schools, as St. Leonards in Scotland, and the French Lycee in London and others, should choose to come to Trafalgar. These newcomers, contrasting their habits and opinions with ours, have given the school a broader outlook. They also have stirred up a keener spirit of competition in school work and even in games. Our Canadian girls are on their toes now, striving more eagerly for the highest. We all are indeed sorry to hear that Mademoiselle Gabillet will not be returning to us because of a serious illness. We hope she will be feeling much better when she receives her copy of Trafalgar Echoes and we wish her a speedy recovery. Mademoiselle has always spoken to us in French and was most anxious that we should have a know- ledge and appreciation of the language. For the past three-and-a-half years the girls have appreciated the privilege of such attention. In her place we welcome Mademoiselle Boette. We are also glad to have on the Staff Miss MacGachen who is teaching English in the Senior School. With the absence of the Wurtele twins this year both our Basket-Ball teams and Ski- Teams have realized they must stand on their own. We did not quite " make the grade " but we have all hope for the coming years. We congratulate " The Study " on its double victory. Our Junior Ski-Team held the honours and we are all looking forward to Joan [14] Staniforth being a promising senior sportswoman, following in the footsteps of her sister, Dorothy. We want to thank Miss Box for her hard work and enthusiasm in preparing the Gymnastic Demonstration this year. From all the compliments the school has received, we are certain of its success. We are also grateful to Miss Hicks and Matriculation II for the delightful Hallowe ' en Party which was given in the first term. The gravity of the war this year has tended to make even school life more serious but we were glad to have several lectures, which were a diversion from our every day work. The Reverend Mr. Green showed the school beautiful slides of his interesting mission work along the Pacific coast. Miss Snowdon, dressed in the costume of the period, interpreted Post Restoration music and we spent a very enjoyable hour. Miss Hazel paid her always welcome visit and again brought the needs of the West closer to us. Dr. Donald is always a welcome guest in Trafalgar and his talks to us are eagerly looked forward to. Throughout the year we have been visited from time to time by different members of the Board of Governors. We know how busy they are but we are pleased to see that they are interested in us. Last June on the King ' s birthday Arch- deacon Gower-Rees was present at the dedication of a beautiful flag to the school by Mrs. Vollman. Since then he had paid his annual visit on Ash Wednesday and Armistice Day. We are proud of last year ' s Sixth Form. Eighteen girls passed their Junior Matriculation and Joan Cassidy made over eighty per cent. We heartily congratulate Allan a Reid on taking First Place in Senior Matriculation. The Houses have certainly progressed this year. The girls are becoming most " House-conscious " for they realize that a point gained is not glory for themselves but for the whole House and for one point lost the whole House should weep. The sense of competition and eagerness for work is growing keener year by year. This year one reason probably is the need for garments for the Red Cross. Miss Hicks has undertaken the leadership of the Red Cross in Trafalgar and the results are admirable. Last June, the House which bore the name of " Riddell " , changed its name to " Cumming " , in honour of our retiring principal. Miss Janet L. Cumming. Although Trafalgar has been busy in many ways all during the year, interest has been stirred in music by the suggestion of Miss Strawbridge for a school song compe- tition between the Houses. We have long wanted a school song and now there is a chance of this being realized by the efforts of the girls themselves. The fateful day took place on " May Day " and we congratulate Fairley House on winning. Further results will be published later in the magazine. It is not decided whether Fairley ' s song will become Trafalgar ' s song. That will probably be settled in the fall. The magazine committee wishes to thank all those who have contributed to the magazine, whether their efforts have succeeded or not. And above all we wish to thank Miss Bryan. The magazine as well as the committee would be at a complete loss without her guidance and advice. Thank you. Miss Bryan! r [15] Pf EFECTS Patsy Dunton Joan Savage Barbara Brodie Barbara Ann Smith Margaret Muir Mary Stuart 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 has shown devotion to her work, was won last June by Lyn Berens. 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 in 1940 to Janet Hamilton. INTER-HOUSE SHIELD The Inter-House Shield, presented by Mrs. Wynne Robinson, was awarded last June to Cumming House. [16] WELCOME TO OUR GUESTS FROM OVERSEAS WHEN this dreadful strife first started to oppress the world, here in Canada, we could only imagine what was going on " over there " ; the dangers, the anxieties, and the many calamities. But we took no immediate part in it. We read the news- papers and listened to the news; some of us had fathers, sons, or other near relations and close friends appearing in uniform. We all knew how grave the situation was, but what could we do being so far away from the scene of battle? In the meantime England ' s sons and daughters were putting up a good fight; they were courageous, steel-willed and cheerful, but in spite of all this they were also being bombed. Whole cities were lit up by fires of burning homes and great buildings; families were being separated and diminished; Big Ben tolled hours of death and destruction. Never a complaint was heard and the day ' s work went on as usual. Then came our chance to play a much greater part in this struggle for humanity. The women and children from England, France and many other countries of Europe could not go on enduring this. They had to be evacuated, and where was a better place for them to go than to Canada and the United States? Canadians everywhere opened their homes to these evacuees. Sometimes relations but more often utter strangers came to live with them. Our spirits were raised for now we felt that instead of sitting idle, wondering what we could do, we were actively helping. This however, was not a task we had to fulfil but a pleasure. All the little children brought gaiety into our households. We watched their habits and mannerisms and they watched ours. [17] In School they distinguished themselves by being good at their work and their games. We still stand in awe of them. Here in Trafalgar we have a great many friends from the other side. They have very keen spirits and are ready to tackle anything. We have learnt a great deal from them and I hope we too have set them a good example. Each one of our guests has made a great number of friends here in school. This friendship between the English and Canadian youth will someday prove to be a great asset when the flowers of Europe can once more see their way to a fine and peaceful summer. The girls who joined us as boarders were welcomed with very warm hearts. Although at first it was difficult for them to understand our ways, they picked them up very quickly. They are no longer strangers. We look up to them as the younger genera- tion of that great nation across the sea — our Motherland. She who is teaching us the real meaning of courage, strength and faith has them for her representatives. Therefore to all you from the other side we give a hearty welcome. Welcome to our lakes and forests, to our cities and towns and to all of the many blessings we have. May you share them all and join with us in saying: " God bless England! " [18] GUESTS FROM OVERSEAS JANE BEEMAN ] MARCIA BEEMAN f MARGARET BOURNE ANTHEA CADBURY | VERONICA CADBURY ( MARIGOLD CHARLESWORTH DENISE CRAIG 1 SHIRLEY CRAIG | ELIZABETH ELDER JILL FITZCLARENCE MAEVE FOGT ) SONIA FOGT f SHELAGH FORBES DOREEN HARVEY JESSICA HORNIMAN PAMELA IRVINE ELIZABETH MAXWELL TATIANA ORLOFF ALICE PATON | MARLEIGH PATON | PEGGY PEGRAM FRANCOISE PLEVEN ) NICOLE PLEVEN } LYA POPPER EMMANUELE SALEM HAZEL SCOTT-ELLIS ARLENE WINTER FRANCES YOUNG NORAH YOUNG The Manor House, Limpsfield, Surrey. Berkhampstead Grammar School, Berkhampstead Herts. Edgbaston High School, Birmingham. St. James ' s School, West Malvern, Worcestershire. Sutton High School Sutton Surrey. Wellington School, Hatch End, Middlesex. Queen ' s College chool, Harley Street, London W.l. Bedgebury Park, Gouldhurst, Surrey. Belstead School, Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Queen Elizabeth ' s Grammar School, Barnet, Hertfordshire. Moira House, Eastbourne, Sussex. St. Helen ' s School, Northwood, Middlesex. Malvern Girls ' College, Great Malvern, Worcestershire. The Convent, Taunton, Somerset. Buchan School, Castletown, Isle of Man. The French Institute, London S.W.5. Birklands, St. Alban ' s, Hertfordshire. Cours Fenelon, Paris. Heathfield School, Ascot, Berkshire. St. Katherine ' s School, St. Andrew ' s, Scotland. St. Leonard ' s School, St. Andrew ' s, Scotland. [19] TO THE PEOPLE " OVER THERE " " Oh, to be in England Now that April ' s there. " So wrote the poet Browning About that land so fair. And English hearts are longing To glimpse old England ' s shore, And English voices pray now To see their land once more. And so do France ' s children, And bonny Scotland ' s pray. Theirs not this day of conflict, But theirs tomorrow ' s day. So, till the war is over And they can cross the foam They ' ll stay with us in Canada And make this land their home. We know not all the hardships That happen over there. That they will soon be over Is each Canadian ' s prayer. Their race will make no difference. From Alp to Pyrenee, From England or from Scotland, From islets of the sea. We ' ll welcome all these children. We ' ll do whate ' ver we may To fit them for to-morrow ' s task By helping them to-day. For Freedom ' s candle flickers. Snuffed at by cruel hand; Their task is to rekindle That flame in every land. Joyce Rankin, IIIb Fairley House. MY IMPRESSIONS OF CANADA LITTLE did I know, when I sailed from England last August, what a wonderful time I would have when I reached Canada. I think the thing that will remain most deeply impressed on us English people, is the wonderful kindness everyone showed to us. This meant so much, when we had had to leave our parents in England and to face a new and different life. In some ways Canada is so similar to England that occasionally I forget and imagine myself back again in my native country. This happens particularly when the weather is typically English — what you Canadians would call a nasty damp day! A number of people think that Canadian girls differ very much from those of England, but I disagree, although I must admit that Canadian girls seem to grow up sooner and become more independent at an earlier age than we do. But I am not at all sure that they gain anything by it. I think that Canadian schools on the whole are stricter and more rigid than those [20] of England. The boarding school I was at allowed us more freedom, but we certainly did not work as hard ! I feel sure this will not be the opinion of all other English girls. The boys ' schools out here seem to be run on very much the same system as our Public Schools, but they still seem to stick to the old fagging system which has become much less severe in England and in some cases ceased during the last few years. Owing to the different types of climate, sports in the two countries are different. Ground Hockey and Lacrosse are played in girls ' schools at home during the winter terms; these two games are far more fun than Basketball, which is very similar to our game of Netball. But above all English sports I prefer the ski-ing in Canada. To me it is the best of all winter sports and I only wish we could transplant the Laurentians and the snow to England! The Canadian climate on the whole seems to me to be very pleasant, except for spring which is dreadful, just wet slush and no life anywhere. In England, however, it is the best time of year, the trees begin to bud, the birds to nest, in fact the countryside wakes up. I was amused to discover that the northern lights, seen practically every night over here, are exactly the same as the aurora borealis so rare in England. The camps which are run in the summer out here to enable children to get out of the cities in the hot weather are an excellent plan and I only wish that the idea would be taken up in England and so give the children living in the large cities healthy surroundings for a portion of the summer at any rate. I was horrified to discover that there was only one playhouse in Montreal; in London there are about as many theatres as there are movie houses. This is perhaps one of the things I miss most. And as for the Quebec law forbidding children under the age of sixteen to enter movie theatres, I think it is simply ridiculous. In England the films are graded into three classes, universal, which anyone may see, adult, to which children accompanied by an adult may go and horrific to which no children under sixteen may go. This system works very well and is a great deal more sensible than the Quebec system. The French Canadian houses, with the steps going up the outside of the houses., were something quite new to me; not even in France have I seen anything like it. The popular drink Coca-Cola has not become a wellknown drink in England and is very difficult to obtain; I amazed people when I came out, by drinking it and, what is more, liking it! On the whole my impressions of Canada are excellent, and I am enjoying my visit here immensely. But no one can blame me for preferring my own country! Jessica Horniman, Matric. II, Ross House. [21] [22] CONTRAST The boat slid away from a country Apparently lifeless and black; She crept from the harbour unlighted And silently turned on her track. No-one knew she departed. Save those within her on board. No lights in the harbour or city Betrayed ought to the foe far abroad; Though no lights shone out brightly And no visible life could be seen Though all seemed dead and forgotten, A fire glows through shutter and screen, A fire that ' ll burn forever. Kindled with hatred and love. Far brighter, far fiercer than either The moon or the stars up above. The boat drew into a country After fifteen days on the sea. Where hundreds of others were harboured, Where they hooted and whistled so free. Lights shone far up the river. Millions and millions all round. Which glimmered and flickered and twinkled With scarce a black space to be found. With yelling and hooting and screaming. We drew into the dock at New York; Amid hustle and bustle and shouting. We got away from the dock to walk. Along full, busy, brightly lit streets. And sky-scrapers dotted with lights — Here no shutter, thick curtain or screen Hid that life that hummed gaily at nights. Shelagii Forbes, Form Vb, Ross House. [23] THE FRENCH LYCEE OF LONDON I DO not think you can imagine anything more democratic, more international, more liberal and more interesting than a French Lycee in a foreign land and especially in London which is the largest city in the world. The history of this London Lycee is very simple. It was founded for Belgian refugees during the last Great War; then, after 1918, it moved to a big old building opposite the Victoria and Albert museum. A few years ago it was officially opened a few blocks down by our President Albert Lebrun. Now it has been evacuated to Cambridge because of the war. Do not think that one learns there the manners of court or delicate arts. Oh no! It is a place where one is taught to work and to associate with all kinds of people, boys and girls of every age, of every nationality, of every class and of every creed. Our only link with one another is that we all want to be active and to be guided by cultured French people. It has two other characteristics. There are there the most active and ablest teachers I have ever met (and I have been to six schools) and there is a great lack of discipline and manners: if one wants to learn, one learns as much as one likes because their (the teachers ' ) knowledge seems unlimited; if one wants to discipline oneself one does. The only basic rule is that one does not bother one ' s fellow student and if this rule is broken there will be trouble at once. It may be discussed whether this is a good or bad system; I think it is good because when one comes out in the world one does not have a guardian angel to guide one. The numerous different characters of the school range from the young countess aged three to the butcher ' s son who is trying to pass his junior exam before becoming a grocer. Meanwhile you will find the very well mannered English boy with an Oxford accent who is a little shocked by the bad language of some rougher students, the very intelligent Russian girl who loves mathematics, the ruffian who want to learn boxing and nothing else and the Mohommedan Siamese children called all three by nearly the same name, Komut, Kamut, Kumut. I must explain why these children come to our school. It is because the English speaking world educates its children in a totally different way from the European continentals; we have higher scholastic standards; you have wider general knowledge and are more particular about social standards. Our program was as follows. We worked everyday, at school, from nine to one o ' clock in the morning and from two to four in the afternoon. Then we have about two and a half hours of studying left. And what studying! We have to rack our brains out, but once we have found whatever we are looking for, we could write it on our paper from the bottom right hand corner if we wanted to so long as it was worth writing. The competition between the boys and girls was something extraordinary; the boys were rough but the girls were softer and each side tried to prove to the other that [24] it was more intelligent and infinitely better. We would have worked till midnight if we had been asked just to make a girl head of our form. In these wild but stimulating surroundings we learned to like work. Some did not, but it was because they did not want to and not even in the strictest school would they have done so. But most pupils have taken from the Lycee a desire to learn more in general or in some particular subject which will help them in going through these troubled times. And we have been filled with a longing to know more which we will always have and which will make us energetic men and women. Nicole J. Pleven, Form 5b, Fairley House. ST. LEONARDS IN a Scottish east-coast town bearing the name of our patron saint is to be found a well known British school. Partly surrounded by the ancient city wall, it lies among places of antiquity: by the castle where Archbishop Sharp was murdered and his head thrown out to the raging billows; by the old cathedral and St. Regulus Tower under which, legend tells us, lie the bones of Saint Andrew; and also of ancient vintage the " Old Course " . It is fitting that a school should stand within these ancient walls, for as an old university town, it has long been a seat of learning. While Trafalgar is essentially a day school St. Leonards is essentially a boarding school although it started its life in 1877 as a small day school. There are now nine separate boarding houses, or were before the war, and the day girls form the tenth house. St. Leonards also differs from Trafalgar in that the younger girls, that is girls under thirteen, are not educated at St. Leonards but at St. Catherines also in St. Andrews. St. Leonards has always been renowned for her prowess in games, having many internationals to her name, and every girl takes part in sports every afternoon in winter (including Saturdays) and every evening in summer. There is very great competition among the houses in the field and each day one house, organized under her house captain, takes the field in friendly rivalry. When it comes to matches however the shouts from the houses spurring on their teams would most certainly bring down the roof if played indoors, and as it is the birds are scared away and some reconnaissance bomber which may chance to pass hovers overhead to make sure the Jerrys have not come! The sports are lacrosse and golf in the autumn term, hockey and fives in the winter and cricket, tennis and swimming in the summer. The school shield is awarded each term to the victorious house in lacrosse, hockey and cricket. There is also a second team for each of these three games and cups are awarded to the winners. Lest my readers should now be thinking that they have at last found the school of their dreams where you enjoy a life of peaceful ease, I must assure you that we also have our Virgil and the invincible " x " and even the statement that " whoever thinks the [25] French Revolution is purely French has completely failed to understand it " . I should however, be doing a great injustice to my school and its staff if I were not to mention its high scholastic standing, and allude to the many girls who have gained major scholar- ships in mathematics, in classics and in English and history at our two famous univer- sities Oxford and Cambridge. Music is another feature of our school and many girls go on to the Royal School of Music; there are eight piano teachers and one violin teacher as well as visiting teachers for other instruments. At school concerts and on other occasions the string orchestra performs as well as the choirs and most accomplished pianists. Since no feminine discourse is ever complete without an allusion to dress I must not now let down my sex — indeed I would not be covering my subject if I were not to mention the uniform. For morning lessons a fawn skirt and blouse complete with house tie is the order of the day; in the afternoon, which, as I have mentioned is spent in the playground, a navy blue serge tunic, buttoning down the front, is worn, and under this a navy blouse, thick or thin according to season; further additions are a white collar and a broad blue strap belt, similar to a stable belt, down the back of which hangs a " tail " determining your house and standard of play. In the evening the feminine taste is given full license. In closing I take this opportunity to proclaim on behalf of my fellow countrymen who stand amid your ranks, LONG LIVE TRAFALGAR, FOREVER HER AIM! NoRAH Young, Matric. I, Gumming House. [26] WHEN THE POSTMAN RINGS TODAY " Telegraph, don ' t write, " they used to say, " it would be quicker, or telephone, it might be easier. " Thus letter- writing was fast becoming a lost art. It is no longer so; for the war came and with it a revival of letters. The Nazi hordes were on the march. In the once quiet corners of the world tanks and planes were roaring death and destruc- tion. From the peasant villages of Czechoslovakia and Poland; the peaceful towns of Holland and Belgium; the ancient cities of France refugees were streaming along the roads seeking safety from the terror of the invader. Families were broken up; lifelong friends were separated. A most terrible catastrophe had befallen the nations and peoples of Europe. Those who were fortunate enough to escape death were soon inquiring the fate of their scattered families and friends, anxious to give and receive news. Communica- tions were difficult between war-stricken countries. Letters once again became precious things. They told of adventures and hardships. Out of their pages came the burned smel l of bombed cities, the cruelties of internment camps, the panic of evacuations, and the heroism of hope. Children from the old country were sent overseas to be cared for until victory is won and England safe again. Letters come and go from English mothers to American mothers, from parents at home to children scattered in far lands, letters that are often read and reread until they are worn and tattered. There are letters from soldiers and sailors and airmen in training, and on active service in the outposts of the Empire — in Iceland, the West Indies, in Libyan deserts, Chinese cities, and in London where the church spires are tumbling into rubble. They are letters of courage and fortitude, written in a spirit of high adventure. Letters coming from England today may be written during the weary hours in the crowded bomb-shelters, amid the rocking crash of bombs and devastating fires, often in the presence of death. In some distant [27] time novelists and historians may find their most valuable information in the letters of our period. How true it is that " letters reveal human lives at their most characteristic, their most glorious, and their most terrible moments " . Our thoughts go back to some of the memorable letters that have come down to us, written in the dark hours of other days. We recall the letters of the Apostle Paul in his captivity at Rome to the early Christians of Corinth and Philippi, especially the one written just before his death — " I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. " There is the letter of Mary Queen of Scots, written in a steady hand to her brother-in-law, Henry III of France, two hours after midnight before Elizabeth ' s soldiers took her to her death in the Hall of Fotheringham. There is the letter of Raleigh, written in the Tower of London, bidding farewell to his wife a few hours before he expected to be executed. " Yours that was, but not now my own, " he signs himself. There are the historic letters of Abraham Lincoln, particularly the one of consolation to the American mother on her loss of five sons in the Civil War — " how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine in the face of such sacrifice for a great cause " . Then there is the letter found beside the frozen body of the Antarctic explorer. Captain Scott, in which he declared that " these rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale " of an heroic adventure to the Souh Pole. Reading these letters again one seems to see the pages of history silently and swiftly turning. So it will be: the letters of today are the history of tomorrow. For at a time when literature itself has almost vanished from Europe obscure people are writing with their blood and tears a story for the ages. Mary Mitham, Form IVb, Ross House. PARADES Flags flying, bands playing, the tread of marching feet, Row upon row of Empire men swinging down Regent Street; Englishmen, Canadians, and brave Australians too. Going to fight, and die, and win for the old Red, White and Blue. Guns booming, carts creaking, faces pale and still. Long trains of refugees winding up a hill; All bewildered, hardly caring where they have to go. Hatred deep and lasting the only thing they know. Winds blowing, sand stinging, all so hot and dry. Lines of desert prisoners slowly shuffling by; Faces haggard, shoulders drooping, Italy ' s Empire lost. Never knowing why they fought, not questioning the cost. Some day our flags will wave on high, and we will shout and sing. Bands will play, our soldiers cheer, and all the bells will ring. Forgetting all we had to do, the sacrifices we made, O how proudly we will join the victory parade ! Harriet Anderson, Form IVa, Barclay House. [28] TO THE " EMPRESS OF BRITAIN " O mighty steel-wrought form! and art thou dead? And art thou lying useless in the deep? Full fifty fathoms down thy noble head Is resting on the sand as though asleep. With fishes darting o ' er thy slumbering form. Quite unaware of all thy majesty And power and strength, O wondrous to behold! As when thou rode the angry surging sea. Thy sister ships are mourning thee for lost But some hour soon thy awesome bulk, O queen! Will graceful rise from out the foamy deep. Will rise again, and once again be seen Proudly, more steadfast yet, riding the waves . . . Those waves unceasing, tireless, never still. Beating like life-blood on our country ' s shore On the proud cliffs, that flank the southern strand. The clifl s of Albion, Beachy Head, and more Of those great rocks, impregnable and firm. Guarding our England, earning a country ' s love Love that is rooted deep in all English hearts Thankful for strong protection — England ' s love. See, what thou hast to live for, mighty queen. Live for old England, come in thy might once more. Aid that great Empire, help her in hour of need, Lend her thine aid as thou didst in the days of yore. Marigold Charlesworth, Form IVb, Ross House. THE FREE FRENCH FORCES LAST June 18th, just before France asked for an armistice. General Charles de Gaulle broadcast an appeal to all Frenchmen saying: " France ha s lost a battle, but France has not lost the war! . . . That is why I ask all Frenchmen, wherever they may be, to unite with me in action, in sacrifice and in hope — Our country is in danger of death — Let us fight to save it! " At this call, thousands of men flocked to join him and began to form the essen- tially democratic army known as the Free French Forces. In this army are representa- tives of all creeds and parties, united by the common aim of helping England to win the war, thus living up to France ' s glorious tradition of fighting for democracy against " overwhelming ambition which o ' erleaps itself " , and kicking the " Boche " out of France. General Charles de Gaulle, the head of this movement was the one superior officer in France who really understood what this war was going to be like. As early as 1934, [29] he published a book in which he stated that the army of the next war would be a fast moving unit made up largely of tanks and armoured cars, and he pointed out where the weak points in Frances ' defence-line lay and how it could be remedied. General Guderian, a German officer, understood his theory and put it into execution under the name of the Panzer division. Although he acknowledged many times his indebtedness to General de Gaulle, nobody in France took it seriously, and people went on thinking that there was nothing to fear because the Maginot line was there. Later, in January 1940, he sent a memorandum to the same effect to Messrs. Daladier, Reynaud, Gamelin and Weygand, but this again was disregarded. General de Gaulle ' s personal courage is as remarkable as his foresight. In the 1914- 1918 war he was wounded twice and captured by the Ger mans. And in this war it is, I think, significant that the very General Weygand who had condemned his theories and who is now one of the most important men in the Vichy regime, cited General de Gaulle in his order of the day of May 31st, 1940 as " this admirable, audacious and energetic leader. " Many men of valour and repute have rallied to General de Gaulle ' s side, too many to enumerate here, but this would be no true picture of the Free French Forces if I did not mention Vice-Admiral Muselier, head of the Free French Navy and Air Forces. To serve under these officers men escape every day from France by all possible means. The tale of each new escape shows more courage than that of the previous one and I want to relate two which are particularly noteworthy. One concerns a young man who for months stole parts from the neighbouring aeroplane factory and built himself a ' plane. Then, choosing a stormy night so as to be less easily spotted by the German patrols he took off and managed to reach England without even having tested the machine before. The other is about some men who lived in the Ardeche, and had never seen the sea in all their lives. Yet they achieved the feat of passing from unoccupied to occupied France, escaping from the jail into which they were thrust by the Germans for not having the proper papers, stealing a sailing boat and reaching England after a ten-day sea-voyage. These men sound brave, yet this kind of adventure is not really the difficult part for most of them; the true hardship is that they must leave their families without even the consolation of an occasional letter; for the Nazis have issued a decree that they will seize and torture the wife or child or a close relative of any man who keeps up the fight against them. Even the Vichy government condemns as traitors those who join the British and General de Gaulle has been sentenced to death for rebelling against the defeatist orders and continuing the fight. For this reason most of them sign up under the name of the French Free Forces, although knowing that if they are killed, their family will never know when or where. A few months ago these men numbered 35,000 soldiers and sailors and 1,000 airmen. They have tanks, armored cars, 80 naval units and 50 merchantmen. To this is daily added the various boats in which the people of the coastal regions escape to England. A great many of these are fishermen who know the Channel waters better than any one else and are therefore invaluable for the obscure but dangerous task of mine-sweeping. [30] The Free French Forces have their own French newspaper. Special Broadcasts in French are sent out by the B.B.C. which many people in France also listen to, although this has been forbidden and severe punishments instituted. They have already proved their worth in Lybia and Greece where many gave their lives in the service of their country. But the men are only a part of the strength of the Free French Forces. Since the armistice, a quarter of the French colonies have rallied to the de Gaullist movement and among them such rich regions as the Ubangi-Shari, where gold is extracted; New Caledonia in which are found cobalt, chromium, nickel and magnesium; and the five French ports in India and finally the Lake Tchad and Congo territories which are important for strategic reasons. All these colonies represent a total of 1,500,000 square kilometres. They are fighting by the side of the English because they will not admit that as long as any help what- soever can be rendered, a country can abandon its allies and that the duty of all free men is to fight for their liberty. Thus they want to help England to win the war and they believe that though the night be long and weary, dawn will come at last and France will live again. FRANgoiSE Pleven, Matric. I, Ross House. THE SEAGULL Into the blue the seagull silvr ' y streaks; Below, the snowy-plumed array in rank Sound battle charge to the eternal fray Against the gallant cliffs that guard our home. Atop the cliffs the silence sudden breaks. The roar of loud-mouth ' d guns awakes the mom; A challenge to the coast across the sea, Defiant rings the answer to their cry. A shining squadron wings to meet attack; The air is full of sound of screaming planes. Upon the rocks the shattered seagull lies. No longer is he master of his sky. Margery Campbell, Form Va, Barclay House. WENDELL WILKIE The President, he tried to be. But Roosevelt had more votes than he — Republicans said he ' d go far. But Democrats said— " F.D.R. " He took his beating with a smile, And said the try was well worth while [31] Then overseas he made his way To see how war is waged today. King George and Churchill liked him well, With everyone he did excel. Then home he went with much more fame, And soon to Canada he came. In Montreal he did arrive To help our great War Savings Drive. Now, and ever he will be The Spirit of Democracy. Frances Gyde, Form IVa, Barclay House. A NIGHT ON THE ACROPOLIS THE pale moon shining down on the Acropolis, as it had done for many hundreds of years, saw a new sight tonight. It was the limp folds of the German flag guarded by a young Nazi sentry. For the past week clouds had obscured the moon ' s view and she had not been able to see the Greek flag replaced by the Nazi swastika until now. She wondered what the sentry was doing, and was relieved to see that the wind was blowing hard enough to make him uncomfortable. Young Hans Schreiber shivered in the cold blast and cursed himself for question- ing the orders of his captain. If he had only held his tongue he would be sleeping in comparatively warm quarters instead of watching to see that none of the Greeks dared to haul down this flag as they had done to the previous ones. He felt that if he himself was given any encoura gement he would haul down the flag and burn it. He leaned up against a tall rock and dropped into a fitful and troubled sleep. He was awakened by a voice calling out, " He is asleep. All ' s safe. " " Well, " answered another voice, " Is the Temple of the Winged Victory awake? " " Yes Parthenon, I ' m awake. It ' s your turn to send one of your statues to haul that flag down. " " Cyrene " called the Parthenon softly, " Go and pull that thing off its post and bury it. " One of the marble caryatids from the Porch of Maidens scrambled down from her pedestal and started towards the flagpole. Hans tried to stop her but he was rooted to the spot. Cyrene was tall and strong so instead of untying the rope, she snapped the flagpole in two, and hurled it as far away from her as possible. All the buildings on the Acropolis cheered as she crept back on her perch. Tomorrow the Germans would say there had been a slight earthquake. " Ugh! " shuddered Cyrene, " I hate touching anything like that worse than having lizards crawl over me. Thank goodness it ' s your turn tomorrow night, Thalia. " " I did it last week, " replied Thalia, " It ' s Philomela ' s turn. " " Hush, " warned the Parthenon, " The temple of the Winged Victory wants to speak. What is it Victory? " [32] " Well " replied the temple, " It ' s time for our debate. Dionysus, (By this she meant the Theatre of Dionysus) and I are taking sides as to whether it ' s worse having the Germans over us than any of the other conquerors. " " Well, I must say, " exclaimed the ruins of the Erechtheum, " The Spartans were sissies compared with this lot. " " Erech, will you stop using slang, " reproved the Parthenon, " It isn ' t becoming in a building that ' s two thousand years old. I agree with you though. Why don ' t you Victory? " " I never said I didn ' t, " protested Victory, " Dionysus just insisted that I take the negative. But how can I argue when I don ' t believe in my side? " " You can ' t, " sneered Dionysus, " So why worry? " " Do you remember when the Spartans defeated Athens? " asked the Parthenon. " That was only the beginning of our sorrows. " " Of course I remember, " snapped Victory crossly, " But I think the Turks took the prize when they exploded the magazine inside you. " " That didn ' t help much, " agreed the Parthenon sadly, " But it was worse when people like Lord Elgin took away some of my treasures. " At this point, the Porch of Maidens took a hand in the discussion. " I think it was a shame when they hacked some of us away, but I ' d rather have a dozen spoilers like that, than one Nazi, " exploded Philomela. " Still, the Germans do afford us some sport, " argued Persephone, " I think it ' s fun to steal their flags and hear them curse the next morning. And besides it ' s the least we can do to harass the enemies of our country. " " You know, I ' ve an idea that pretty soon the Germans are going to send some of us to Germany, " exclaimed Thalia suddenly, " Just as they robbed France. If they do we could accidentally fall on some important Nazi. " " That ' s enough from you for tonight, " commanded the Parthenon. " Victory, do you think we could manage an earthquake somehow? " " Look, " observed the Erechtheum, " If you could raise an earthquake, you ' d find yourself under the ground. " " Erech, if you haven ' t anything worth while to say, don ' t speak, " called the Parthenon irritably. " I don ' t know, Parthenon, " answered Victory, " But one thing ' s sure. That sentry will face the firing squad for falling asleep at his post. " " Oh, no, " exclaimed the soft hearted Parthenon, " Why you know he isn ' t really a true hearted Nazi. " " Well, " replied Victory, " He ' ll have to leave tomorrow morning early if he hopes to escape. " " To get on with our discussion, " interrupted Dionysus, " What ' s to be done about the earthquake? " " We ' ll have to awaken the Acropolis, " decided the Parthenon. " Oh Acropolis, awaken, we have need of your advice. " [33] " What do you want of me? " asked a deep rumbling voice. " Victory and I were just wondering if you could start an earthquake. " " Well, I don ' t know, " said the Acropolis, " I suppose it might be managed. It may hurt you and it will certainly level the flagpole, so that young boy won ' t be blamed. Here goes. " There was an ominous rumble ending in a crack. A series of these sounds cont inued for about five minutes and then ceased. " Whew! " exclaimed the Acropolis, ' Tm a bit out of practice, but later on they ' ll be worse. " " That ' s good, " said Victory. " You know, " she continued, " Greece is a German province now. It ' s a shame. " " Yes, " cried the Parthenon, " But the people of Greece are not, and never will be Germans at heart, and we, the monuments of ancient Greece, will never become German in Nature. I tell you . . . . " " Hush, " broke in Dionysus, " The sun will rise any minute. Look, there it is. " Hans was now able to move in the warm sunlight. He peered at the buildings around him; He could not believe that these could have spoken last night, he must be dreaming. His gaze shifted to the broken flagpole, and he recalled with a start that he had been told that if the flag was torn down once more, he would face the firing squad. He recalled part of the buildings ' conversation relating to him and decided that he must flee. As he turned to run however he saw Captain Schmidt approaching him. After the customary ' Heils ' had been exchanged the captain remarked: " Hans, every night for two weeks while you were guarding the flag it has been torn down. It is down again, is it not? " " Yes, Herr Kapitan. " " Have you any excuse? " Hans did not answer. He could not speak for a moment. " Did you see any one come up here? " he was asked. " No Herr Kapitan. It was the earthquake. " " The earthquake? " exclaimed the captain. " Well, I suppose it ' s possible. The shock was pretty severe. " At this there was a sound like smothered laughter which seemed to come from the Porch of Maidens. Captain Schmidt and Hans glanced at it but no one was there. " Very well Hans, we will say no more about it. It is strange though. You saw no one at all while you have been guarding this place. " " No Herr Kapitan. " The two started down the hill and the captain ' s voice floated upwards saying: " I wish I knew what has been going on, around here. " There was no answer but if someone had been on the Acropolis watching the building closely, they would have seen Philomela and Thalia nudging each other on the Porch of Maidens, while the Erechtheum winked roguishly at the Temple of the Winged Victory. Joyce Rankin, Form IIIb, Fairley House. [34] FANTASY Down at the back of the Orchard Where the apple and cherry-trees grow, There ' s a brook, that ' s as clear as a moonbeam Where the fairies always go. They come when the stars start to twinkle And dance till the breaking of day And their little wee feet are like dew-drops On the pink and white daisies of May. But as soon as the herald of daybreak. Is seen in the Pink Eastern Sky, They go, like the twinkling planets That flicker at dawn, and then die. The trees now take new lease of life The air is fresh and free. The sun is warm, there is no strife. As elsewhere there may be. I wander down a budding lane, I pause and wonder why. The man-made bird — the aeroplane. Should hurl death from the sky. OTHING in the world , in my estimation, is more capable of giving one that Jl y feeling of awe and wonder than the sea. On stormy days I have often stood on the shore watching the great waves swinging and crashing with such a deafening sound that even the shrill cries of the gulls are drowned out. On such occasions, when the skies are cloudy and a mighty wind lashes the billows to a great height, I have wondered at the power of this mass of water, at its cruelty and its kindness; how large armies of men float on its vast bosom and may be dashed to pieces or be conducted to their destinations in safety; how little children paddle in its soft rushing ripples and again how it may overwhelm a man with its strength and may drag him to the floor of the ocean. What a great world of wealth lies in the sea! And what millions of struggling Marigold Charlesworth, Form IVb, Ross House. SPRING THOUGHTS Margaret Porter, Matric. II, Gumming House. THE SEA [35] human beings depend on it for their living; and yet in its rage and anger how many lives it may destroy ! Truly the sea rules over all the earth. I love to look at the sea when it is gently warming itself in the sun over the long golden sand bars. Sometimes it reminds me of a great lady in a blue frock, trimmed with large shining flounces edged in white lace. In the evening, just after the sky, shot with pink, white and lavender clouds, has darkened and a great yellow moon comes stealing over the horizon, a restful silence falls upon me, broken only by the inter- mittent splashes of the rising tide on the sand and the soft gusts of wind that drift over the satin water, and I feel as if I own the world and that all I have to care about is to wiggle my toes in the cool silky sand and take deep sniffs of salty seaweed! Yes, I love the sea ! Marjorie Byatt, Matric. I, Gumming House. " DOES THE SUN STILL SHINE ON LONDON? " Does the sun still shine on London Now such damage has been done? Do the flowers look up smiling Near the holes made by the Hun? Aren ' t there dark clouds o ' erhanging Those dear old cobbled streets? Is the Thames still flowing onward ' Til the great North Sea it meets? Are the children always laughing. Like they did some years ago? Before this tyrant ' s coming. And the marching of the foe? There ' re not so many children, But there ' s laughing, just the same. There ' s still that British Spirit, [36] In the sunshine and the rain. Flowers will keep on growing, though The clouds will come again. So " Thumbs Up " for Dear Old England, ' Til peace comes back to reign. Yes! the sun still shines on London And will always — ' til she ' s gone. But " There ' ll Always Be An England! " So the sun shines on and on! Ann Lindsay, Form IVa, Ross House. THOMAS (school cat) Sleek and grey with silky fur Happy self contented purr Twitching whiskers, bright green eyes In the sun asleep he lies. Waving tail and padded feet Growling as he chews his meat Ever though he ' s rather fat He ' s proud to be Trafalgar ' s cat. APRIL Down by the lake where waves are rippling Pussy willows grow; Down by the rocks the bulbs are peeping Pushing through the snow; Near in the wood are chipmunks playing Jumping in the trees; Up in the sky the birds are singing Flying in the breeze. Now little butterflies are flutt ' ring Dancing in the sun; In the flowers the bees are buzzing Settling on each one. In the water fish are jumping Swimming in the pool; Everywhere the spring is coming Fresh and green and cool. Pamela Irwin, Form IVa, Barclay House. [37] THESE I HAVE LOVED {With apologies to Ruper Brooke) I love so many things, and while I live I will be adding to them more and more; So many things — some great, and some are small. And yet one thing in common have they all: They are my loves. These I have loved: The scarlet maple trees That stand, so proud and brave, on all the hills. The tang of a sea wind. The smell of new mown hay; And shadows on the snowdrifts; and white clouds That chase each other o ' er the summer sky. The joyful carolling of birds in spring; And autumn fires; and the crisp autumn air; And happy days with friends; and bright sunshine That gently wakens me some morn in June. Sleigh bells; and winter days; and the pale glow Of one small candle in a darkened room. Our shining red glass bowl; the delicate frost On evergreens, that makes them look like lace. The spicy scent of pine woods; and the smell Of rich damp earth in springtime. Rainbows; and snow; a tall straight poplar tree; The silver pathway that the full moon makes On a calm, still lake. These I have loved: And I am glad to-day that they are here. For they shall never die, and will be loved For evermore. Harriet Anderson, Form IVa, Barclay House. [38] SUNRISE The world is lying wrapped in peaceful sleep, The night is almost over, and the moon Slips to her rest behind the mountains; soon The dawn will come, the mighty sun will creep Out of the mists of yesterday to fill The whole earth with his glorious splendour. Still The sun has not yet come, the world must wait: The morning star is standing at the gate Of rosy clouds, as herald of the day. The flowers raise their heads, and in the trees The birds begin to sing, a little breeze Moves gently, showing morning ' s on the way. Behold! at last appears the golden sun In all his glory, and the day ' s begun. Harriet Anderson, Form IVa, Barclay House. LITTLE BOY BLUE A SOFT sea breeze awoke the dawn with a salty kiss and as the golden fingers of sunlight stretched across the sky a little boy ' s tousled head appeared above the coverlet, and a pair of sleepy eyes opened — Eyes! why they were mirrors reflecting the cloudless blue of a summer sky. " I must go down to the sea again. To the lonely sea and the sky. " The tangy morning air brought back fragments of his favorite poem. Yes! today he would be a pirate seeking gold, a wanderer sailing the Seven Seas, a seaman fighting the storm. He quickly dressed in his old shirt and faded blue jeans — which only deepened the color of his eyes — and with a little lunch tucked in his pocket, went down to the shore. The little New England fishing town was just beginning to stir as he sauntered barefoot down the sandy street, whistling a tune of his own. The tide was low and as it had ebbed it had left new shells and jellyfish and seaweed which invited inspection. But Boy Blue scorned these, he no longer was a collector of shells, today he sought adventure! As he rounded the bend, the old ship- wreck came into view. Its battered, sea-worn frame always roused wonder in him! How had it been washed ashore? and when? Who had been its crew? its skipper? No one in the village seemed to know and Boy Blue liked to let his imagination solve the mystery — It must have been pirates! As he sat on the bow, dangling his berry-brown legs, he lived the exciting struggle over again, himself the swashbuckling rogue who plundered this ship for its gold and bars of silver. As his faraway gaze returned from the sea, he saw the seals sunning themselves on the rocks over by the point. He quickly [39] ran along the wet sand, but before he could reach them they had all wriggled into the water again. How he wanted to rub their sleek coats the wrong way — but they were too sly for him! He chuckled at the thought. Boy Blue, still in search of adventure, climbed the rocks scaly with periwinkle shells, examining all the while the shallow pools for crabs. He found baby crabs and dead crabs, but only once did he find a large one, and in reality the crab found him first; for with a howl of pain he raised his foot to find a crab firmly attached to it and it was some time before he could free his unfortunate member. The lad then thought it better just to think of adventure, and with a slight limp, he walked back along the shore, where he could splash in the foam of each breaker. Looking out to sea with intent blue eyes he saw a new picture with the crest of each wave. How he loved thci sea! With its fishing smacks and its bobbing porpoises, and sometimes a red sail against the horizon, the blown spume like a bridal veil, and rarely, a whale ' s jet, far far out. The lengthening shadows found a tired little boy wandering home. Where had be been that day? Why, across the seas and back! Elspeth Rankine, Matric. I, Fairley House. RESURRECTION Spring tiptoed in one April night And plucked the stars from out the sky. And dropped them down where you and T Would come upon them in delight. I saw them golden in the grass. And silver, ' neath the trees showing green. And twice I saw them where the stream Played mirror, ere it rippled fast. And though the world is torn with strife. And faith in God and man seems lost, These, Spring-returning after frost, Give promise of eternal life. Heather Campbell, (Old Girl, ' 39). [40] AN APPRECIATION OF NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN FEW British Prime Ministers have had such momentous decisions to make as did Neville Chamberlain, and the Empire owes him an enormous debt of gratitude for the service he rendered his country, with no thought for his own prestige, by his visits to Hitler at Berchtesgarden and Munich in 1938. The son of the famous Joseph Chamberlain, he was destined to have a brilliant parliamentary career, and he became Prime Minister at a time when, through the increasing aggressiveness of Germany, a world crisis was fast approaching. It must always be remembered that the conditions leading to the crisis had been developing long before Chamberlain took the reins of office. His dearest wish was that there should be peace in the world. In 1938 when Hitler was endeavouring to dominate Czechoslovakia Chamberlain flew to Munich to try to restore peace. In his interviews at Munich Chamberlain was able to obtain a first hand impression of Hitler and his motives, for when he returned Britain began to produce implements of war. Many people have criticised him for not speeding up the rearm- ament programme enough, but I think he did all that he possibly could. By his policy of appeasement Chamberlain gained a year ' s respite for Britain in which she was able to begin to prepare for the disaster which was soon to follow. At this time Britain was most inadequately armed while Germany was armed to the teeth. Many people do not realize the disaster which would have befallen Britain if Chamberlain had not postponed the war for that one year. When the war did break out later he put himself, heart and soul, into its prose- cution, although sorry that he could not live long enough to see Britain victorious and peace again restored to the world. I think he must have died heart broken after deciding that for the sake of unity, it was his duty to resign as Prime Minister and seeing his dreams of restoring world sanity wrecked. Winston Churchill, his successor as Prime Minister, paid him a fitting tribute after his death. It runs as follows: — " The only guide to man is his conscience, the only shield the rectitude and sincerity of his own actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield because we are so often mocked by the failure of our own hopes and deceived by our calculation. With this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honour. " Neville Chamberlain will always be remembered for his honesty of purpose and his unselfish devotion to duty. He sacrificed his life for his country. Dorothy Turville, Form Vb, Gumming House. [41] BARCLAY HOUSE NOTES ' ' Tende bene et pete alta ' POOR Barclay is the term usually given to our house, but they say self-pity has never been the remedy to any ailment ! When you come to think of it what is the matter with Barclay House? We have some girls who do well at their work and others who are good at their games; a musical streak coloured by good spellers also helps us along; and a great many girls add the finishing touches by knitting and sewing. Many of us often grumble at having to keep tidy and we think it an awful nuisance, but it proves very beneficial as far as the house is concerned. Points are taken off for girls who were much too sleepy to dress properly in the mornings, but every so often they are counter- balanced by a neat scribbler. The twenty odd girls who hold themselves well or who are good at physical " jerks " make it possible for Barclay to hold its capital " B " . But there are always a few black sheep in every fold. Girls who will throw erasers in class, only half-do their work or talk on the corridors certainly are not worshipped by the ones who work hard. During the course of the year we have had two spelling bees and two general knowledge tests. Standing up in front of the whole school our knees got quite a shaking, but we came " runners-up " for our pains. Sports not being really in our line we lost the basketball match against Fairley, but Katherine MacKenzie ' s play was outstanding. She has been a great help to us in many ways, and to the school being the star player on our first basketball team. Next our attention was directed towards the music competition. Trafalgar has never had a school song and each house was by fair means — not foul — to try and procure one. We were told about it two months before and at first we thought it would be quite simple to get someone to help us — but we were very disillusioned! We begged the house for suggestions but none ever came in. The Easter holidays soon arrived and by that time we were in a panic. All the other houses had songs or ideas but " poor Barclay " had nothing. The holidays flew by, and then one day our darkness was lightened like the good angel coming from above: we were presented with a set of words to be sung to the tune of " John Brown ' s Body " . — We know it does not sound very inviting but it was sweet music in our ears and we cherished it. On the very day set for us to disgrace ourselves another song came in. This song drew us out of the depths of despair and made it possible for us to hold up our heads, even though we did come last. We owe all our thanks to Elizabeth Peacock who is a prominent member of our house. Special mention must be made of Patsy Holland, Harriet Anderson, Mary Stuart, Wendy MacLachlan and Joan Staniforth. All these girls have kept up a remarkable standard in their work for the house, trying to do their best and rarely falling by the way-side. It is a shame that such good work should be crippled by people who just won ' t try. Therefore we beg you of whom we speak to pick yourselves up and turning over a new leaf help Barclay carry off the shield — someday! Joyce Ault, Barbara Smith, Heads of House. [42] GUMMING HOUSE NOTES ' ' Facta non Verba " AS MANY of our readers may remember, we have been known in former years as Riddell House. In June, 1940, we were given the honour of changing the name to Gumming House, a name which was associated for many years with Trafalgar, through our former beloved Head Mistress, Miss Janet Gumming. We are all striving to do our utmost to make our house worthy of that honour. Although we do not mean to be prejudiced, we do think that our house is " tops " . At the end of the Ghristmas term, we were in the lead with a total of 1026 points, 105 of which were gained by Dorothy Burden. This year our House was represented on the First Basketball Team by Margaret Burden, Joy Symons, Norah Young, Peggy Muir and Elaine Ross. Dorothy Burden and Magda Guthrie upheld our honour on the Second Team. These girls also helped us to victory in the inter-house matches which we won by defeating Ross and Fairley. We were also well represented on the school ski teams this year. Margaret Burden, Joy Symons and Elaine Ross were members of the Senior Teams while Dorothy Burden and Elsie Snowdon contributed to the success of our Junior Team. We admit that our girls are more athletically than intellectually inclined but many points have been won by school work and General Knowledge Tests as well. Many of the girls are keen knitters and some very creditable work has been turned in for the Junior Red Gross. We have a great number of new girls in Gumming House this year, many of whom are guests from England. We enjoy having them with us and we hope that they enjoy, and will benefit by, their visit with us. The competition of the Easter term found us still leading but only by a narrow margin of two points. The big event of this term was our annual Music competition which took place shortly after we returned from our Easter holidays. This year each house had to compose words and music for a school song. Gumming came third. We sang three songs and we wish to thank Mr. Ross Pratt, Mr. Kenneth McLeod and Joy Symons for their help in composing them. Although as is usually the case, most of the work was left until the last possible moment, which made it rather nerve-wracking for those who were organ- izing the songs, we thoroughly enjoyed practising for the event. We congratulate Fairley on winning the competition for their two fine songs and also Ross on being placed second. The concluding sports event of the year will be our Track meet. We are looking forward to a pleasant afternoon at the McGill Stadium where it is held each year. The girls are now busy improving their skill in running and jumping. This year we have as our Fifth Form representatives Margaret Burden and Joy Symons. To those who will have to " carry on " next year we say, " Keep up the good work. Gumming " . Elaine Ross, Peggy Muir, Heads of House. [44] [45] E ARE proud of Fairley House! The girls have all put their best foot forward vv this year and the results have been most successful. We began House activities in September with a spirit undaunted by previous failures, and as a whole, we strove steadily to try to pull Fairley out of the depths. The first term ' s work, although not spectacular on the surface gained us third place, and on opening the cover of our house book we see it was by hard work in class, knitting, fewer bad marks and general application of our house motto. Our girls were then inspired to higher ambitions, and the Easter term proved a most fruitful one. Although we made a bad start by unnecessary bad marks and deten- tions, the girls showed good teamwork and sportsmanship. The inter-scholastic basket- ball games were the most important events of the term; Patsy Dunton and Diana Brown played for our first team and Joan Little and Nicole Pleven for our second team. Diana and Joan were also on our ski-team — Yes! Fairley was well represented in sports, for we were also runner-up to Gumming House in the Inter-House tournament. The biggest feather in our cap was the winning of the House Music Competition, which was to write a School Song. Like the other houses our minds were void of rhyme and tune until the thought of the short time before the final entry date startled us into action. The result was a song which Mardy McCurdy wrote and composed herself. That song won first place for Fairley — Bravo Mardy! Janet Dixon also gave us a song which Mr. Newnham had kindly set to music (and we have great hopes that it will become a School March ! ) We gained only one little English girl this year, Marcia Beeman, and her housecard shows the true British spirit of " perseverance to win " ! Our French girl, Nicole Pleven has also shown herself adept at studies as well as sports. In fact all our girls have pulled together with good spirit and brought our house up to second place. Elizabeth Atkinson, Barbara Brown, Sheila Sinnamon, Gwen Williams, Joyce Rankin, Lois Tyndale, Jean McLean, Nicole Pleven, Joan Little, Joan Burt, Ann Murray, Mardy McCurdy (the last three, especially for the many art posters which they have done throughout the year) and Edith Mather, our fifth form representative all deserve credit for their cooperation with the house. But there are others who have not been as helpful and as careful about rules and regulations, and have marred this good work. School- girls will always be schoolgirls and all of us will make mistakes. But — we must make up for those mistakes because they matter to us, not so much as individuals, but as part of a whole. That whole is Fairley House, whose honour rests on each one of us and on one not more than another. Our goal is the Shield and we will strive this year, next year, ever, for the honour of winning it. Elspeth Rankine, Patricia Dunton, Heads of House. [46] [47] ROSS HOUSE Gracious in Manner, strong in action ROSS HOUSE in the year 1940-41 has proved to be an admirable opponent in all competitions and sports. Although we were not one of the leaders in the inter- house basketball matches we managed to be first in the spelling bee, as we had a team of very good spellers, and the majority of our girls managed to do well in the General Knowledge Test, especially the girls in the Fourth Form. In the music competition our two songs, which were original and which were sung by a choir of ten girls, placed our House second with a 6+ percentage. We would like to express our appreciation to Alice Davis, Hope Ross, Mary Mitham, Marigold Charlesworth, Jane Hildebrand and above all to Miss Bedford- J ones. We have enjoyed having all the girls from overseas, who are in our House. They have been a great help in contributing points, and two of them, Francoise Pleven and Shelagh Forbes, have succeeded in gaining their second team basketball badges. At the beginning of the Easter Term two Fifth Form representatives were chosen, Alice Davis and Charlotte Scrimger. They have both proved to be very capable and helpful. We would like to express our thanks to Mary Grimley and Geraldine MacKinnon, both of whom have contributed the greatest number of points this year, and also to Joan Pollock who has been very helpful in many ways. Before leaving, we wish Ross House the very best of luck in the coming year. Joan Savage, Marguerite Packard, Heads of House. [48] [49] THE SONG COMPETITION EVER since the Houses were started some years ago, we have had a musical compe- tition at the beginning of the Easter term. This has been largely due to Miss Strawbridge, whose love of music and interest in it among the girls have made a great contribution to the school. She arranged this year that we should have a contest to see which House could compose the best song for Trafalgar. Outside help could be got, and it was amazing to see the number of songs with quite good music which was produced. May the first was the date of our " Song Festival " , and Miss Hood, the well- known violinist, Mrs. Riddell (nee Joan Archibald) and Mr. Tony Chapman from McGill kindly consented to act as judges. Fairley House was the winner with two songs. Ross was the runner-up, and Gumming and Barclay came next. We congratulate Mardy McCurdy on composing both the words and music of " Our School " , and we are grateful to Mrs. Shirley Dixon and Mr. Edward Newnham for the words and music of the other winning song which we reproduce below. SCHOOL SONG Comrades, classmates voices raise A song to old Trafalgar ' s praise Yet let school pride well tempered be With personal humility. Chorus Not just to-day with work and play We ' ll keep the old school humming Winning fairly, losing rarely We ' ll leave to those who are coming School traditions they can foster Ave, ave lude noster. Let each one try with all her might To spurn the wrong, and do the right That we may bring some added fame To glorify Trafalgar ' s name. Chorus Not just to-day with work and play, etc. [50] [51] OUR SCHOOL Once, long ago, a battle raged. There at Trafalgar, courage flamed, A hero ' s grave, and England saved These things we all know well, But we have a different meaning too. Our School. You are the pattern of our weaving, We are the threads of your design Courage and laughter, work and play. These make your shape and form. And we will always be a part Of School. ' Ship of Trafalgar sailing onward. Brighter the sun of honour shines; Waves of trouble beat ' gainst your sides. We shall withstand the storm. And we shall always say with Pride, Our School. Mardy McCurdy, Fairley House. r j r - ? -9- — i— e n — I 4 -4- [52] 0 1 JUNIORS WHAT WE ARE DOING TO HELP {Extracts from compositions by Remove Form) Way back in September we worked for our Red Cross Sale. The money we got went to the Red Cross. It went to England to help the soldiers. We made pincushions, neckties, rafia hairbands, Christmas decorations, knitting needle shields, babies balls, placecards and scented wax ironings bags. We made $30.00 at this Sale. We have been knitting a lot to send to the Red Cross. We have been knitting bonnets, caps and bootees and Squares for the Afghan. I have knitted 3 Squares, a Cap, and a bonnet. It is all going to England to help the children who have been bombed out of their homes. We collect tooth paste tubes because they are made of some sort of metal and they melt it all down and make it into guns and aeroplanes and other things. We save silver paper. Miss Strawbridge made three big bells and the class made a pair of bells each. Miss Strawbridge put a box behind each bell. We put the silver paper in the boxes. We have collected lots of stamps for the Red Cross. We made an envelope to post the stamps in. We made some pretend stamps on the top. My Father is a soldier and he is in the Artillery he is learning to shoot very big, guns that shoot very far. In England I helped win the war by helping collect milk bottle tops, they melt them down and make money out of it. I have a friend in England and he is an Airforce man. Daddy has come over to Canada on warwork and Mummy and my sister and I have come too. We hope the war will soon end with the help of these things. [53] CHRISTMAS ONCE upon a time long, long ago on Christmas-Day Jesus was born in a stable with Mary his mother and Joseph his Father. On Christmas-Day an Angel came to some Shepherds. The Shepherds were frightened and covered their eyes. The Angel said " Fear not, for I bring you good news. Today in Bethlehem is born a Saviour whose name is Jesus. You will find him lying in a manger and wrapped in swaddling clothes. " And the Shepherds said, " Let us go and see this Saviour. " And they said, " What shall we take to this Saviour? O let us take our little lamb. " So three of the shepherds went but one of them had to stay behind and look after the sheep. So the Shepherds walked along the roads. One of them carried the lamb. When they reached the home where Jesus was, they went in and saw Jesus and his Mother Mary and Joseph his father. They knelt down and worshipped him. Then they went back to their sheep in the fields and they were so happy. In a far off country some Wise Men were studying the stars. They knew there was going to be a new bright star come. They knew that Jesus was born. So they got their food and their camels. And while they rode the star showed them the way. Then they met King Herod and he said, " Where are you going? " The Wise Men said, " We are going to see Jesus in Bethlehem and worship him. " King Herod said, " Where is this child? " The Wise men said, " We don ' t know. This star is showing us the way. " King Herod said, " When you have found him, come and tell me where he is that I may worship him too. " So the Wise Men travelled until the star stopped right over the stable where Jesus was so they got off their camels and got their gifts gold, frankincense and myrrh and went in and gave Jesus gifts and knelt down and worshipped Jesus and while they were praying the voice of God told them not to return to Herod. So they went back to their country another way. By Barbara Davison, aged 7 4 years. THE AEROPLANE AND A SWALLOW Scene. In the Aerodrome. Aeroplane: What are you doing sitting on my wings? Swallow: I am having a rest before I go on my long journey to a warm country. It is too cold for me to stay here all the winter. Aeroplane: Hum. I am so strong I do not feel the cold. Swallow: You need not boast. I can fly to other countries alone, you have to have someone to drive you. Aeroplane: I am more useful for I can c arry people. Swallow: I must be going as I can see all my little friends getting ready to go and I must be getting ready to go too. Aeroplane: I am going to fly tonight to a warm country so I might meet you there. Swallow: Good-bye and a happy journey. Shirley Craig, aged 8 years. [54] THE ADVENTURES OF A PENNY I AM a bright copper penny. I have come out of a mine. And have gone to a very rich man. I am now in the pocket of Mrs. Cadbury, who is going to buy sweets for her little girls. I am now handed over to the shop girl and put into a drawer with other pennies. One day my best friend, a penny, was taken out as change. I said good-bye to her. She said she did not expect to see me again. A long time after she came back. She told me all her adventures. She said she had been in a funny box which she found out after to be a slot machine. She thought she had been shut in for life. She had been thrown to a paper man but the lady missed her shot, and my friend went rolling down the street and nearly got run over by a car. But at last she found herself back with me. She had changed hands several times. It was only by luck that the person who owned her had popped in to buy a pair of shoelaces with some other pennies which afterwards became our friends. By Veronica Cadbury, aged 8 years. DERRICK THE DEER DERRICK was born in a little clearing in the forest. He was a very silent deer and his mother was worried, as usually baby deer are very curious, and love to ask questions. He was active though and high spirited which, his mother decided, made up for his quietness. As he grew older he learned to listen to the noises of the forest and could tell every animal by its sound. He learned too, that the only time that he could go to the meadow was in the early morning and the late evening, as the funny twa legged creatures called " Men " would let their " arm " go and it would either kill or hurt him badly. Their " arm " was really a gun but the animals did not know that. Also, he knew that " men " were harmless without their " arm " . Derrick had never seen any more than a glimpse of his father, and was filled with awe as, one day when he was playing by himself as his mother was asleep, he met his father. He could not meet the big deer ' s eyes. After looking at him for a while, his father said, " You are to come with me now Derrick. Your mother cannot look after you any more. " He looked at Derrick appraisingly. " Besides you are a pretty far advanced young one. I have seen many about half your size who are the same age as you. Come now! " " But I have not said good-bye to my mother yet. She ' ll not know where I have gone! " cried Derrick overcoming his shyness at the thought of leaving his mother. " Your mother knows, my gon, " answered his stately father. " She will have a lot to do this winter as it will be very hard to find food, and she will not be able to look after you. Now follow me. " With this command, Daga as this was the father deer ' s name walked off. With one last despairing look at his sleeping mother. Derrick followed. One dav as the young deer woke up, he was startled as he noticed that the whole [SS] world was covered with white powder. From then on Daga and Derrick had a hard time to find food. One day Derrick was separated from his father and he walked around looking for him. Soon he was hungry and began pawing through the snow to find food. But he could not find any, and in a few days became so faint from hunger that he could not move. He was cold and hoped that some animal would find him, but none did and he lay for days, starving. " Now do not go far into the wood, Joan, " cautioned her mother, a nice kindly, plump woman. " You might get hurt. You don ' t know what kind of animals are in there. Your father has shot many deer, and maybe the others will avenge their deaths, though I do not think that it is very possible. " I ' ll be very careful. Mum. " laughed Joan, a pretty, gay, ten-year old maiden with dark hair and dancing brown eyes. " I ' ll be careful, " she repeated as she ran upstairs. A few minutes later Mrs. Murray heard a voice calling her, " Mother where is my rubber boot? I have one, but not the other! " " Dearie me, it is probably right in front of you, Joan, " sighed Mrs. Murray. " But I shall come up to see. " Just as she reached the top stair, Joan called, " Never mind. Mum. I ' ve found it! " Grumbling good naturedly, Mrs. Murray started downstairs again. At last Joan was ready. She soon reached the forest and near the edge she saw a small deer lying down. She went up to it but all it could do was to look at her despairingly and try to stand up. Derrick was so hungry that he felt like dying. He did not know where his father could be, and he wished that he had stayed with him. As he was thinking he heard a footstep but did not know from what animal it came. He looked up and saw " man " . When he saw that it had no " arm " he felt a little better. Nevertheless he did not feel any easier in his mind when this funny creature began to pilot him across the meadow in broad daylight. Soon he reached the funny thing which he had heard was a " house " . Then the creature laid him down and brought him some hay. After that Derrick felt a lot better and in a few moments he was able to walk around. The creature then put a rope around his neck and tied him to a tree. He was not quite sure that he liked the person yet, but he did not flinch when it patted him. It felt like his mother ' s tongue and that was a feeling he loved. " Dear me Joan. What have you brought in now? a deer! Why did you bring a thing like that? It is sure to bite you. " Joan laughed and patted Derrick. " He won ' t hurt me Mum, see, he likes me, and I like him. May I keep him? Please. " Her mother looked doubtful, " No, I do not think that you can, " she said. " But you can set some food outside our gate, and let him come and get it. " " But father will kill him if he passes through the meadow! " cried Joan, " And I do not want him to be killed! " Her mother thought for a while and then said, " Well you may keep the deer until your father comes home and see what he says about it. " That evening when her father came home, he told Joan that she must let the deer go, and if he saw one run through the meadow headed directly for the house he would not shoot. Joan agreed to this, and let the baby deer go. [56] Derrick, upon finding himself loose, dashed for the gate and galloped hack to the forest. On the edge of it he found Daga who had seen him running back. " Oh father, father those things called men are so nice. May I go with them often? They are so good to me, " cried Derrick. Daga looked thoughtful for a moment, then answered, " But what if they throw their arm at you? They might kill you. But I suppose you may if you are very careful. " Derrick jumped around and cried, " I shall bring you some food too, father! " From then on Derrick would go to the farmhouse and get food. He would bring back some hay in his mouth for his father. All winter and every winter Derrick went to the house in search of food. In the spring, summer and autumn he could find his own food. Joan and her mother liked the deer too, and soon her father left the deer alone and did not shoot them any more. So it was through Derrick that peace came to the forest. Jan Henry, Form II. r-F. THE BROOK Splish, splash Bubbling past. On goes the merry brook Over the pebbles and mosses green Down the broad valley flows the babbling stream, Merrily cherrily on its glad way With never a care through the livelong day. Splish, splash Bubbling past On goes the joyful brook. Winding and twisting through wooded glens Out to the sunshine and ' round the bend Never discouraged and never dismayed Till at last it finds the river ' s cool shade. Barbara Brown, Upper II, Fairley House. [57] TRAFALGAR On the side of the hill in old Montreal, Stands a group of buildings; straight and tall. With walls so thick and roofs of slate, A fine appearance they do make. Within these walls so sturdy and dear. Each day we gather from far and near The same as others for years have done. Striving and working for honors won. Trafalgar ' s a tradition as well as a name Which others have honored by playing the game, Let us all carry on by doing our share. To keep these traditions so glorious and fair. Carol Babington, Form Upper II, Ross House. THE NEST OF DUCKS LAST summer up at the country we found a duck ' s nest. There were nine eggs. They were a creamy colour but we did not bother with them because if we had let the big duck see us they would not have come back. We watched them grow up. They slept in our boat house at night, and in the day they swam after their Mother. Right in front of our Island, there is a shallow place, and sometimes at noon we see them having their lunch on the shallow place. There are lots of fish there and the ducks dive down in the water and come up with a fish. They gulp it down and then stand up in the water. Daddy says that they are shaking down the fish. I love watching them. Helen M. Stackhouse, Form Lower I. [58] THE ELVES When I am in bed, This way and that way And am asleep, Do they jump Hip, hop down the street And beat on their drums, The elves do creep. Rump a-dump-dump ! When they reach someone ' s garden They light a wee fire. They dance and they sing To the sound of a lyre. Nancy Inglis, Form Upper I. TWILIGHT TWILIGHT is very beautiful. The dusky shadows float in from the east, while in the west the last glimmer of golden rays fade away. The straight dark pines form silhouettes against the fading sky, and the moon comes up, first faint yellow, then it seems to turn bright gold as the sky darkens. Little boys visually drive the cows home at twilight. They whistle joyfully for the day is ended, and they have no more work to do. They gleefully lock the cows in their stalls, and run into the house, without even one look at the glorious sky. Though the little boys are frolicking around, the artists and poets are sitting under ghostly trees, for all trees are ghostly at twilight, labouring at their picture or poem. Twilight is a very beautiful time and people should take advan- tage of it when they can for many city people would love to gaze silently at the wonder- ful sky. Joan Bayer, Form 11. TWILIGHT Twilight ' s a calm time, to sit in the shade. To leave off your work, and to put down your spade From working all day in a nearby pit. It gladdens your heart to open a kit To find bread and some butter and other things too And something the bees make, it does look like glue. But now comes the hard time to get up again And go back to the pit to join other men. Nancy Bruneau, Form II. [59] EASTER Easter is coming so let us rejoice A gay festive season with flowers of your choice. Trilliums and snowdrops grow wild in the wood, Easter Bunny will bring them to all who are good. The fluff of yellow from its egg has come It ' s scampering around in the Easter sun. The lambs have come with their short woolly coats They eat by the river and play with the goats. Nice Easter Bunny may come to you He ' ll bring you an egg and a gay bonnet too. All Nature was made by our Father in Heaven So thank the Lord for what He has given. Anne Johnson, Form II. SIGNS OF SPRING The happy birds come flying back. In Springtime one by one. To build their nests among the trees Amid the shining sun. On tulip and on daffodil The soft rain leaves a tear; The new grass peeps around the hill We know that Spring is here. Helen Ayer, Form II. MY THREE WISHES ONE day as I was walking through a forest, I stumbled over a twig and fell, nearly pitchinsj into a brook which was near. As I got up I noticed a little man sitting beside me clad in green. I saw that he was hurt and when I spoke to him, I found that some careless mortal had stepped on his leg. I said that I would try to help him and I took a small twig. Then I went to the brook and dampened my handkerchief, so making a splint with the two. Then with another stouter twig I made a crutch for him. He thanked me heartily and said for doing that he would give me three wishes. I thought for a long time and at last said my first wish would be for happiness. The [60] second would be for happiness for others and the third would be for wisdom to judge between right and wrong and to do the right. He then asked me why I had chosen these things and I said that for the first I was so often unhappy. (I was rather ashamed for being so selfish for this wish). The next I said that other people seemed to be unhappy so often and for the third I said that I so often strayed from the right that I needed more to guide me. As soon as I had said this the little man disappeared. I was left alone, feeling rather frightened at the suddenness in which he had left. As I looked around I saw an envelope with my name on it. In it were three green sequins off his dress and a note. The note read as follows: — ' Keep these sequins, one for each wish. If ever in one day you do not have one happiness, throw away one sequin and I will come to you. If ever in one day you are not told of someone else ' s happiness that came that day, throw away one sequin and I will come to you. If ever in one day you do not do one thing right, throw away one sequin and I will come to you. That was all. I have never had to throw away even one sequin, because if I look for a thing, I often find it where I did not expect it to be. Mary Munroe, Form Upper II, Gumming House. ' BRITAIN ' " There ' ll always be an England. " A simple little phrase But it means so much to us. These sad, unhappy days. The Union Jack is strong and brave; Its colours ' bright and gay. We know that it will always wave All through the live long day. Old London ' s lights will shine once more. Our gallant soldiers fight for peace. Which means so much to all. We pray that soon this war will cease. And our land ne ' er will fall. We know our men will win this war Our freedom they ' ll maintain. Old London ' s lights will shine once more. And they ' ll come home again. Ann Griffith, Upper II, Ross House. [61] UN VOYAGE EN JUIN 1940 AU cours de la bataille de France la vie de classe devint de plus en plus negligee. La majorite des eleves ne pensaient qu ' a aller au secours des refugies et pendant la classe meme Ton discutait des nouvelles. Mais quand Ton nous apprit vers le 14 Juin que les ecoles devaient etre fermes le 16 pour que Ton puis se y ouvrir les hopitaux, nous n ' etions pas gaies comme Ton est d ' habitude quand Ton sort de classe en Juillet. Mais il fallait le faire et nous les fimes. Pendant ce temps les nouvelles etaient deplorables ; toute la ville de Dinan se mit en branle: chacun disait a voix basse " peut etre partirai-je cbez ma vieille tante dans le midi " ou " j ' espere prendre un bateau pour rejoindre mes cousins en Angleterre " et ainsi le debacle commenga. Maman, Frangoise et moi avions toutes les raisons de partir car nous pouvions ren- trer a la maison a Londres. Apres avoir emballe quelques unes de nos possessions et dit un grand au-revoir nous partimes dans notre toute petite voiture de guerre. C ' etait un dimanche soir vers neuf-heures nous nous dirigeames vers Rentes ou nous comptions coucher. II faisait deja presque nuit et la route etait gardee par des soldats et tout le long on voyait des convois arretes ou marchant lentement. lis etaient les premiers signes de la retraite et nous devious en voir encore beaucoup. Arrivees a Rennes nous y trouvames beaucoup moins de soldats anglais qu ' aupara- vant mais il etait a peu pres minuit et peut etre, pensions nous, il n ' y avait pas de permissions ce jour la. Nous passames la nuit toutes les deux dans le meme lit, et le lendemain nous nous preparions a partir quand tout a coup Ton entendit une explosion. Nous nous sommes dit: ce sont des manoeuvres de la Defense Contre Avion. Mais nous vimes, alors des enfants courir en criant et une colonne de fumee s ' elever et nous comprimes que c ' etait un bombardement. Nous n ' avions pas peur mais nos jambes etaient un peu tremblantes. Les amis chez qui nous etions nous firent aller dans la cave ou nous trou- vames deux amis, officiers qui etaient venus chercher des cartes. Nous bumes avec eux du champagne qui etait dans la cave et malgre de fortes explosions nous nous sentions tres gaies. Les avions allemands envoyaient les bombes par series de trois, une torpille [62] et deux bombes plus petites, puis ils repartaient. Le raid dura peu de temps mais il fit beaucoup de degats car il n ' y avait ni avions de chasse ni canons anti-aeriens, de plus une bombe fit sauter un depot de munitions qui sauta pendant plusieurs heures apres le raid. Aussitot que les avions furent partis la sirene sonna et nous sortimes pour nous preparer a repartir. L ' ofFicier, que venait du front conseilla a Maman de partir le plus vite et le plus au Sud possible car les Allemands arrivaient. Done nous quittames la ville traversant des eclats de verre et voyant des maisons detruites et des personnes blessees. II parait d ' ailleurs qu ' il y eut deux mille morts. Arri- vees a la sortie de la ville nous vimes tout a coup les gens courir dans le fosse mais nous nous continuames. Maman nous a dit apres qu ' il y avait eu un avion allemand au dessus de nous mais qu ' elle I ' avait juge trop haut pour pouvoir nous mitrailler. Tout le long de la route nous rencontrions des convois militaires. Du Nord au Sud nous vimes un convoi camoufle anglais, un polonais, et un beige, qui descendaient tons pour s ' embarquer, et bien sur il y avait des files de refugies et des camions mili- taires en petits groupes. Vers onze heures nous arrivames, pres de la Loire ou Ton nous apprit que le gou- vernement avait demande un armistice. Ce fut un grand coup mais nous continuames comme avant. Nous traversames bientot la Loire, qui etait d ' une beaute merveilleuse sur un pont mine sur lequel il fallait aller a dix kilometres a I ' heure pour qu ' il ne saute pas. L ' ayant traverse nous trouvames beaucoup de voitures qui etaient arretees et dont les occupants se croyaient proteges a cause de la riviere. La nous ne trouvames que du pain a manger et cela et du chocolat firent notre dejeuner. Nous continuames a voyager jusqu ' au crepuscule ou nous nous trouvames a St. Jean d ' Angely qui est une petite ville tres active. Tous les hotels etaient remplis par les refugies et nous dumes coucher dans le Tribunal sur nos matelas en caoutchouc. Ce n ' etait pas luxueux mais nous dormines si bien que Frangoise ne se reveilla meme pas au son de la sirene qui etait justement sur le toit. Le raid n ' etait pas sur notre ville alors tout se passa tres bien. Le lendemain nous repartimes comme des vagabonds et le soir sans trop I ' aventures nous arrivames chez des amis pres de Bordeaux. Nous nous trouvames a coucher chez des paysans et nous nous sentions dans un lit comme des princesses. Le lendemain deja reposees de notre voyage nous apprimes que Dinan etait aux mains des Allemands et Maman comprit qu ' il fallait que nous quittions la France au plus tot. Elle alia a Bor- deaux en nous laissant a la campagne et, apres avoir signe beaucoup de papiers et vu beaucoup de personnes qui ne pouvaient pas trouver de bateau, elle rencontra papa au coin d ' une rue. Lui etait sans nouvelles de nous et c ' est par cette coincidence extraordi- naire qu ' il put nous faire partir avec lui en avion, avec juste chacune notre brosse a dents car Ton etait venu nous chercher vers dix heures nous disant qu ' on ne pouvait rien emporter. Ainsi tout est reste " la-bas " et apres une nuit dans I ' auto d ' ou nous entendimes un autre bombardement et cinq heures en hydr avion nous nous trouvames en Angleterre pretes a partir pour le Canada comme beaucoup de petits Anglais mais peu de jeunes Fran ais. Nicole Pleven, Form 5b, Fairley House. [63] NOSTALGIE Le soleil est parti, et sur la terre infinie, Sont venus les astres de leur lointaine patrie. Les mortels comme des fournis s ' agitent ici et la. Puis bientot, le dernier d ' entre eux s ' en va. Le silence est complet. Tout le monde dort, L ' heure est sacree; meme partie est la mort. J ' aime cette heure mysterieuse, quand seul sur la terre, J ' echappe completement a la vie amere. Quand-etant seul sur le globe — du neant m ' apparaissent Des chateaux, et des fees qui gentiment me caressent, C ' est l ' heure quand les realites me donnent une treve, Helas ! mes bons amis, ce n ' est qu ' un reve. Lya Popper, Form IVb, Gumming House. " CE QU ' UN NUAGE A DIT A UN AUTRE NUAGE " C ' EST le printemps et dans le ciel il y a deux nuages qui parlent. " Oh, c ' est le printemps ! C ' est le printemps !dit Fluffy. " Oui, " dit Downy. " Regardez le soleil. II est si brillant mais bientot il ira derriere un grand nuage, parce que les giboulees viendront. " " Regardez les bourgeons sur les fleurs. La rose, le perce-neige, le bouton d ' or et toutes les belles fleurs du printemps. " " Est-ce que les bourgeons ne sont pas beaux le matin quand nous nous levons? lis sont converts de rosee " , dit Downy. " Oui " , dit Fluffy, " quelle fleur de printemps, aimez-vous Downy? J ' aime beaucoup la jonquille. " " J ' aime le bouton d ' or, parce que j ' aime le jaune, mais j ' aime aussi la rose. " " Oh, oui. La rose est tres belle le matin avec la rosee. " " Oh, regardez les lapins et les poussins a la ferme. lis sont beaux n ' est-ce pas? " dit Fluffy. " Le soleil ira derriere un grand nuage si les gibouees arrivent. " " Bonjour " " Bonjour " dit Downy. Elizabeth Atkinson, Form Upper II, Fairley House. L ' ENFANCE DE JEANNE D ' ARC DANS les champs pres du village de Domremy en France se trouvait un groupe de petites filles qui surveillaient les moutons. Le paysage etait tranquille, mais pas loin de la il y avait une guerre entre les Frangais et les Anglais. Un jour les petites filles, en jouant dans les champs organiserent une course. Files coururent de I ' autre cote du champ et une jolie petite fiUe brune la gagna. EUe s ' appe- lait Jeanne d ' Arc. Tout a coup un gargon cria de I ' autre cote du champ; " Jeanne, ta maman a besoin de toi. " Mais quand Jeanne arriva a la maison elle apprit que sa mere ne I ' avait pas fait [64] demander. EUe retourna vers ses p etits amis, mais en chemin elle vit devant elle une brillante lumiere, et une voix douce lui dit: " Jeanne, tu sauveras ton pays, mais il faut attendre, ce moment n ' est pas encore venu. Sois bonne, Jeanne, sois bonne. " Jeanne etait etonnee. Comment pouvait-elle, elle, une petite fille de treize ans, pauvre, sans instruction, qui ne savait meme pas lire — comment pouvait-elle sauver la France? Cependant, elle retourna dans les champs, un peu plus serieuse qu ' auparavant. A partir de ce jour une nouvelle vie commenga pour Jeanne. Elle recevait souvent la visite de Saint Michel, de Sainte Catherine, et de Sainte Marguerite, et tou jours ils lui disaient: " Sois bonne, et prepare-toi a la grande tache que Dieu te demander a d ' accomplir. " Au bout de quelques annees les voix lui dirent: " Maintenant il est temps que tu allies voir le Dauphin. " Jeanne alia trouver un oncle qui avait tou jours ete bon envers elle. Elle le pria de la mener a Baudricourt, un chevalier qui pouvait la faire conduire aupres du Dauphin. Son oncle Faida mais Boudricourt se moqua de la jeunne fille, et la fit retourner chez elle. Mais elle demanda maintes fois a Baudricourt de la faire conduire aupres du Dauphin. Enfin, vaincu par la perseverance de Jeanne il lui donna six soldats pour I ' accompagner a Chinon. Elle vit le prince et le convainquit de sa mission. Le reste de I ' histoire de Jeanne est longue et fait partie de I ' histoire de France et de celle d ' Angleterre. Jeanne brava le peril et la soufFrance jusqu ' au jour si triste oil elle mourut pour la patrie. Lois Tyndale, Form IVb, Fairley House. QUELQUES HEURES D ' UNE HISTOIRE RARE DE GUERRE CETTE nuit suivait une journee terrible. Nos enfants, des petits Parisiens, que leurs parents avaient envoyes en Septembre dans un des nombreux " centres " crees p our eux loin de Paris, afin de leur eviter les bombardements, se trouvaient en pleine tour- [65] mente. — L ' avance allemande avail ete si rapide fin Mai, que nous etions brusquement dans la bataille, devant laisser en hate la place a Tarmee. Apres deja bien des aventures, les soldats, emus de compassion, nous avaient empiles dans cinq camions militaires. — Cent enfants de deux a douze ans. Une vingtaine de femmes, institutrices ou femmes de service et deux bebes de neuf mois. II etait deux heures et demie de Fapres-midi; grand jour. Les avions allemands, installes dans le ciel par petits paquets, visaient: routes, croisements, passages a niveau, ponts, etc. — Au depart, Fordre de Fofficier frangais avait ete bref; mais nous avions compris. — " Si survole, inutile d ' arreter, impossible debarquer. " Cela voulait dire, que le temps de debarquer nos enfants pour les mettre a Fabri d ans un bois, nous serious inevitablement tires par la mitrailleuse et les bombes. Done, continuer coute que coute. — Et tout a coup, le bruit du moteur de notre camion avait double, triple; — j ' etais a Favant, avec les soldats. Par Farriere ouvert du camion d ' en face, les trois doigts leves d ' une de mes collegues me montraient le ciel. — Trois vautours Nazis au-dessus de nous. — Le bruit des moteurs grossit, grossit. Les avions se rapprochent et nous en veulent sans aucun doute. — Les soldats essayent de plaisanter, mais un pli au front trahit leur inquietude. " Pauvres gosses! va-t-on les sortir vivants de la? " — La mitrailleuse crepite, les enfants sont blemes, mais courageux, resolus. — Un ordre : Stop ! — nos coeurs se serrent . . . que sont devenus les trois camions derriere nous? Un ofFicier a motocyclette nous rassure: rien de grave. Un camion vient de monter sur le talus par une fausse manoeuvre, il faut Fattendre. — L ' attendre! en pleine route, sans vm arbre pour nous cacher pendant que les avions nous visent. Autour de nous, les malheureux refugies a pieds nous supplient s ' aller plus loin, ils disent que nous attirons les avions. Enfin, nous repartons. — Mais a ce moment les bombes pleuvent. Nous avauQons dans des trous fumants, cahin-caha. — L ' une d ' entre elles tombe entre deux de nos voitures, tuant laidement un cheval qui tirait une charrette. — La femme qui le conduisait a les deux jambes arrachees; — aff reuse morale de la guerre qui nous fait dire: " On a eu de la chance! " — Et la route continue de la sorte jusqu ' a ce que nos soldats nous laissent dans un chateau sur la route; ils sont presses par Fbeure et doivent retourner en arriere pour aller se battre avec les Allemands qvii sont a quel- ques kilometre s derriere nous. La, nous avions debarques. — Quelques femmes avaient perdu connaissance d ' horreur. II fallut les soigner devant les enfants, qui virent tout cela sans se plaindre une seule fois. — Puis, les fermiers des chatelaine qui partaient la nuit meme nous avaient ouvert cette table. — Nous avions mis les quarante plus grands en haut, dans le grenier et les soixante petits etaient en has, sur de la paille sale. — Ils s ' etaient endormis avec quelques pates nageant dans du lait tiede pour toute nour- riture. — A six heures du matin, un sourd ronflement qui emplit le ciel nous ramene pen a pen aux tristes realites. — Les voila! — Ce mot redoute lance par Fune de nous acheve de reveiller tout le monde. — L ' angoisse nous etreint — ce sera notre sixieme bombardement. — Le bruit se rapproche encore . . . " lis " sont au-dessus de nos tetes. — Un sifFlement dechire Fair, un bruit horrible. — Une lueur nous aveugle, la maison tremble, les fenetres eclatent et les vitres volent en eclats, tout craque. — Les enfants se levent et crient en courant a la poste: du feu! — Un ordre sans appel les retient sur [66] t place: ne bougez pas, restez la! — La poussiere tombe et nous nous revoyons peu a peu. Tout le monde est vivant — pas une egratignure. — Les enfants sont encore trem- blants, mais pas un ne pleure. lis comprennent qu ' en ce moment chacun fait son devoir et que le leur est de se taire et d ' obeir. — La bombe (une torpille) est tombee sur la maison d ' en face. Ce bruit est toujours au-dessus de nos tetes — nous attendons le coup de grace. La petite voix de Jacqueline (six ans) s ' eleve suppliante: Oh! maman Boette, j ' ai peur! — je lui reponds " personne ici n ' a peur, Jacqueline! " — Et deux minutes apres, Jacqueline d ' un ton ferme me dit: " je n ' ai plus peur, maman Boette! " — Puis, pendant que d ' autres bombes tombent, un peu moins proches, les enfants, tres calmes, font avec des brins de paille des petites croix qu ' ils me montrent avec un sourire. — lis se sou- viennent qu ' au premier bombardement je leur ai dit que le Bon Dieu nous protegerait si nous le lui demandions. Blanche Boette. PAQUES AQUES est une tres grande fete dans I ' eglise russe. Beaucoup de preparatifs sont faits pour cette occasion, dans I ' eglise et dans la cuisine. Le Samedi avant Paques nous allons a I ' eglise quelques minutes avant minuit. L ' eglise est encore toute noire comme c ' etait pendant le Careme. Quand minuit sonne, il y a une grande procession autour de I ' eglise. Tout le monde y va. Le choeur chante et nous portons des cierges allumees. C ' est tres joli a voir. Quand nous retournons a Teglise, elle est pleine de fleurs et tout est convert de blanc. Le service continue jusqu ' a quatre heures et demie et en sortant nous recevons des oeufs de toutes les couleurs. Apres le service nous allons manger chez nous avec nos amis. La table est couverte de bonnes choses: — des viandes, du poisson sale, des oeufs et beaucoup de salades. Pour dessert il y a toujours du " Paskha " . C ' est un dessert fait avec du fromage. Nous man- geons aussi un pain doux. Quand tout le monde a fini, nous allons nous coucher parce qu ' il faut que nous soyons prets pour les visiteurs que viendront I ' apres midi. Le soir, quand je vais me coucher, je suis tres fatiguee, mais aussi tres contente parce que Paques est venu et le printemps est ici. Olga La WES, Form IIIa, Cumming House. [67] GIVE a very small person a bit of chalk or a tin of paint and a brush and paper, and watch him. He is a very vigorous and unself conscious person busily covering his paper with swirls and dots and curious shapes, and explaining while he does it just what it all means. To him it is quite clear and simple ; to the watching adult rather bewilder- ing; but it certainly is self-expression! Paint, clay, coloured paper, scissors and paste, these have possibilities! First we make simple shapes, getting the feel of the clay, mere rounded forms gradually leading from balls and rolls into birds, animal and bird shapes. From this we try figures, think of a subject to represent, get some life and action into our design and create a group of the whole. With paint and paper or linoleum blocks, simple shapes again, contrasting colours and arranging masses of dark and light. We work gradually from repeating designs of circles or squares into flower and animal forms; a spring border or Noah ' s Ark parade. We can even turn Cubist and show a city in blocks of black, white and grey. We work from models placed before us to help our sense of proportion and line; and, for the more advanced, the art of shading, of being able to represent a rounded object on a flat surface. More important still, we work without models, to stimulate our imaginations, to get a sense of balance and good arrangement, a feeling of masses and contrasts, rhythm and movement and design. We create rather than copy; and what we place on our paper or form with our hands represents something in us which is trying to find an outlet and in many cases does find that outlet through the medium of self-expression and creative art. Music, Drama, Sculpture and Painting, barren indeed would our lives be if we were forced to do without them! P. E. Abbott. OUR STUDIO IT is surprising the amount of Art work one small school can do in one year. The best way to see just what we are doing is to come to the Art Exhibition at Closing but of course everyone cannot do that so I would like to show you something of what we have done, not what we were supposed to do or tried to do. The first thing to be mentioned is the clay-modelling. On every available shelf in the studio are clay models of all types, shapes and sizes. Animals are very popular sub- [68] jects and there are beautiful dogs; an elephant; horses, a squirrel, and even some groups of people. Modelling is such fun that it is no wonder we have so many figures. This year Miss Abbott has tried something new. The Special Art-class on Thursday afternoons have been making paper-and-wire puppets representing scenes from books and world events. There is a scene from the " Lady of the Lake " by Scott and one of Joe Louis ' fights is realistically done. Cutting out paper shapes is very popular with the younger ones and a beautiful flower garden has been made by cutting out flower forms from bright coloured paper and pasting them on a huge sheet of paper. Noah ' s Ark is being done too, with all the animals entering two by two. Now we come to the painting and charcoal work of which there are so many that it is impossible to mention them all. We have done designs with bright-coloured poster- paint, and composition where we are just given the titles. We do figures where we are to fill the paper, arranging them so that they leave a minimum of blank page. Charcoal work is naturally confined to still-life drawing: boxes, jars, flowers and other objects but some of them are really good. • However, what really gives most satisfaction, is working for the school. There are so many things a girl can do and all contributions bring a just reward; the pleasure of doing the things, and the points which it brings to the House. There are posters adver- tising the Gym Demonstration, the Music Competition, many other important events that come during the year, such as the Hallowe ' en party and the Magazine. All these give a chance if anyone wants to help. Several posters for outside events were done this year too, such as advertising concerts and charity drives. All those who are able, should come and see our Art exhibition and join us in thanking Miss Abbott for everything she has done for us. Mardy McCurdy, Matric. I, Fairley House. SATURDAY MORNINGS AT THE ART GALLERY EVERY Saturday morning some of us have the advantage of going to the children ' s classes at the Art Gallery and there we have the most perfect fun. We are given a subject say — " The Circus " or " Indians " , a lot of paint, a big paint brush and a large piece of paper and during two hours we paint freely and happily. Of course we are directed. Miss Savage puts all her energy into it. She shows us slides and we show her our pictures; when she sees them she either says " Now isn ' t that [69] a beauty " or " You strengthen this line and it will be much better " or else she nods a little thoughtfully and one knows that one ' s drawing is all wrong. There are also many other teachers who walk around and help us, and some who have specialties such as modelling, linoleum cutting or papier mache. I must say that without them we would be quite lost. Since the beginning of the year we have done a lot of good work. Many big panels on early settlers and Indians have been made and also a Thanksgiving and " Travelling throughout the ages " frieze. Of course there is also a big collection of ordinary paintings which contains some beauties. Thus you have an idea of our activity. We just have a lovely time and we learn all the tricks of painting which otherwise we would not know. Nicole Pleven, Form Vb, Fairley House. SOILLESS CULTURE IT has been said that " He who groweth a plant wisely and well addeth stature to his soul " . Growing plants with solution cultures is not a new art, it had its beginning in Eng- land about 1700 and has been used extensively by research workers in all parts of the world since 1860. Last year the Botany Class began this fascinating study of soilless culture which we have continued this year. In the greenhouse, where our experimental work is carried out, we have by the method of chemical gardening grown many plants in easily prepared solutions instead of in soil, and have made comparisons between soil culture, which involves growth of plants in a fertile soil, and soilless culture, which involves the growth of plants in sand [70] or some such medium, or in water with plant food materials in solution added. We have been using the sand culture method and the water culture method. The sand culture method includes any method that uses inert material to anchor the plants — we have used sand — to which the solution, made of chemicals used by plants as raw material and water, was added by a constant drip method. Last year we had great success by this method and grew beans from four to six feet in height which blossomed and bore fruit. This year we are continuing this method and have grown flowering plants, larkspur and daisies both of which produced flowers. Now we are growing tomatoes and have great expectations of much fruit. Using the water culture method, we have a tank equipped with a removable wire mesh tray two inches deep which fits into it. The bottom of the tray is covered with thin layer of excelsior to anchor the seedlings. The tank is equipped with a spigot so that the solution may be drained off and also maintained at a desired level. We have also done some most interesting experiments on deficiency symptoms. We have grown seedlings in bottles, one having the full culture solution and others lacking some one mineral " salt " and have made records of the result on the plant by the omission of for example, magnesium, iron, calcium, etc. We found these experiments most instructive as well as fascinating. The Botany section would like to thank Dr. McLean for his generous help in giving us the apparatus required for our experiments and for his kindly service and great interest in our work. The Botany Class. THE LIBRARY READING maketh a full man " — so said Bacon, and the girls and staff of Trafalgar, judging by their use of the Library, are eagerly following his advice. The House reading lists, consisting of certain fiction and non-fiction, by reading which girls may win points for their Houses, have proved a great stimulus to reading. So, too, has the rearrangement of the book s in clearly defined sections of the Library. A noteworthy [71] point is the fact that five times as many girls as before have taken out books for holi- day reading this year. The increased volume of reading, combined with the work entailed for the Libra- rian by the cataloguing which is being done, has made necessary some changes in the organization of the Library. At the beginning of the spring term. Library Representa- tives were elected by each Form from Upper II upwards. At the same time a system of fines for overdue books was introduced; and now girls or mistresses who keep their books for longer than two weeks without renewing them have to pay one cent a day towards the Library Fund. At the time of writing, a little more than a dollar has been added to our funds in this way. The chief object of the fine syst em, however, is to» provide that the books are available to as many girls as possible. The Library Committee consists of the following girls: Matric. I Mardy McCurdy Matric. II Ann Murray Va Betty Connal Vb Edith Mather IVa Dagmar Johnson IVb Marigold Charlesworth III A Wendy Maclachlan IIIb Jane Hildebrand Upper II Elizabeth Brow The duties of the Representatives include reminding their Forms when books are due, collecting fines, and informing the girls of new accessions. They may, in addition, perform many useful tasks in the Library itself, such as making out new book cards and labelling newly-catalogued books. A special vote of thanks is due to Mardy and Ann, who have given invaluable assistance in the Library all year, and who have labelled and checked the cataloguing of many books. Thanks are also due to Miss Abbott and the girls who, under her direction, painted our new L ibrary signs. The Library has always been self-supporting, all expenses being paid from the donations made by the girls. Staff, and friends of the school. Every year girls have been invited to contribute any amount they like to the Library Fund and have always responded generously. Last year, because of the many appeals made for money by more urgent causes, the Library Fund was allowed to lapse; this year, however, the Fund has been opened again for subscriptions. Few new books have been purchased this year, partly because our funds have been smaller than usual, and partly because of expense in connection with the cata- loguing. Index cards, for example, are a costly item, and several expensive books have had to be bought, including Dewey ' s " Abridged Decimal Classification " and Cutter ' s " Two-Figure Author Table " . We have, however, acquired Lord Tweedsmuir ' s delightful autobiography, " Memory Hold-the-Door " , and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings ' fine novel, " The Yearling " . We have also kept up our subscriptions to the following magazines: The National Geographic, Punch, The Illustrated London News, The Spectator, Time and Tide, and The Manchester Guardian Weekly. The Library has also been made brighter by the purchase of new curtains. We have received several donations during the year, and we are deeply indebted to Mrs. Springle for the fine bust of Dante which now graces the Library. We have [72] been most fortunate, too, in receiving many books from Miss Gumming, and the whole German library of the late Miss Lewis, who for years taught French and German in the School. Many Old Girls will remember her thorough and patient teaching. We are also grateful to Miss Abbott for giving us some beautiful photographs of Athens, to Isobel Earl for an illustrated copy of Lamb ' s " Tales from Shakespeare " , and " Dreams Come True " , by Arthur Mee. J.E.H. LIBRARY FUND, 1941 Joan Bayer Anne Richardson Lois Tyndale Jane Edwards Aileen Potter INicole ir leven Alice Davis Joy Symons Betty Connal Johanne Brown Sybil Ross rLleanor lapley Agnes Ijrrmstaa Barbara Smith Ann Murray Peggy- J can Ross Louisa Harrower Barbara Grindley Jean McLean Mary Mitham Shelagh Forbes Mangold Charleswortli Jane Jaques Elizabeth Hulbig Ruth Taylor Marjorie Morgan Helen Tetley HilizaDetn Lrrimtn Joyce Ault Dagmar Johnson Elspeth Rankine Marguerite Packard Jane Hildebrand Ann Lindsay Hope Ross Nora Newman Margo Thornton Jean Smith Patsy Scott Nancy Maclure Joan Staniforth Edith Mather Janet Dixon Dorothy Turville Dorothy Burden Joyce Macario Lily Hall Mary Stuart Mardy McCurdy Joan Pollock Eleanor File Wendy Maclachlan Peggy Muir Betty Fitzhardinge [73] MATRICULATION I JOYCE AULT, 1937-41. Barclay House " With worry, thought, and laughter — mostly laughter let old wrinkles come. " Activities: Head Prefect. President of Martic. I. Editor of the " Mag " . Head of Barclay House. Pastime: " Uncanny Tales. ' Favourite Exp.: " Don ' t you think I ' m getting thinner? " — hope- fully. Pet Aversion: Being called " Fatstuff. " ELEANOR TAPLEY, 1938-41. Gumming House " A little nonsene now and then. Is relished by the wisest men. " Activities: Prefect. Vice-President of Matric. I. Secretary-Treasurer of the " Mag " Choir. Pastime: Letters from Kingston. Favourite Exp.: " Ault, are you going down-town for lunch? " Pet Aversion: Crushes. ELAINE ROSS, 1933-41. Cumming House " She needs no eulogy, she speaks for herself. " Activities: Perfect. Head of Cumming House. Gym Captain of Matric. I. First Basketball Team Choir. School Games Captain. Pet Aversion: To lose an argument. Favourite Exp.: " How do you spell . . .? " Pastime: Arguing with Joan S. PATRICIA DUNTON, 1937-41. Fairley House " A carefree laughing girl, a sport, a friend For short, a girl on whom you may depend. " Activities: Prefect. Head of Fairley House. Games Captain of Matric. I. Sports Representative for the " Mag " . Choir. First Basket- ball Team, Pastime: Peeling pencils — during History classes. Favourite Exp.: " Ay! " rather gratingly. Pet Aversion: Being overworked. JOAN SAVAGE, 1937-41. Ross House " The lady doth protest too much methinks. " Activities: Prefect. Head of Ross House. Games Lieutenant of Matric. I. Choir. Pastime: Waiting for Elaine to comb her hair. Favourite Exp.: " N-n-n-nuts! " Pet Aversion: A certain lad up North who can speak Latin. [74] JEANNIE ATKINSON, 1936-41. Barclay House " As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean. " Activities: Prefect. Gym Lieutenant of Matric. I. Pastime : Blank. Favourite Exp.: " Barb ... " Pet Aversion: Being teased about Johnny. BARBARA ANN SMITH, 1935-41. Barclay House " Music the fiercest grief can charm And fate ' s severest rage disarm. " Activities: Prefect. Head of Barclay House. Choir. Pastime: Gazing at a certain picture in her room. Favourite Expression: A shrill giggle. Pet Aversion: Grumblers. BARBARA BRODIE, 1935-41. Gumming House " She danced along with vague regardless eyes. " Activites: Prefect. Pastime: New Zealanders. Favourite Exp.: " Oh, Jeannie, did you hear . . . " Pet Aversion: Algebra weeks. MARY STUART, 1932-41. Barclay House " Why should life all labour be . . . " Activities: Prefect. Choir. Pastime: Staying up late. Favourite Exp.: " Can I do it, dear? " Pet Aversion: Ham Sandwiches at fifteen cents. ELSPETH RANKINE, 1938-41. Fairley House " It is good to live and learn. But better just to live and love. " Activities: Head of Fairley House. Choir. Pastime: Reckless drivers. Favourite Exp.: " Hayes . . . " Pet Aversion: The class biographer. [75] MARDY McCURDY, 1934-41. Fairley House " As silent as the little man who wasn ' t there. " Activities: Art Representative for the " Mag " . Choir. Library Repre- sentative. Pastime: Playing hymns. Favourite Exp.: " How egg — ified!! " Pet Aversion: She tells us she hasn ' t one. DOROTHEA WOOD, 1936-41. Barclay House " She may say little but she doth hear plenty. " Activities: Mission Representative for Matric. I. Choir. Pastime: Timing her walk to school. Favourite Exp: " Oh, no!!! " Pet Aversion: Black stockings. NOR AH YOUNG, 1940-41. Cumming House " Give me leave to speak my mind. " Activities: First Basketball Team. Choir. Pastime: Doing " prep " . Favourite Exp.: " Gosh " — (in astonishment). Pet Aversion : People who won ' t open classroom windows. FRANCOISE PLEVEN, 1940-41. Ross House " She knows it all — she does. " i ctivities: Second Basketball Team. Pastime: Being Clever. Favourite Exp.: " I ' ve done that, Miss Cam. " (emphatically). Pet Aversion: Teachers who don ' t agree with her. KATHERINE MACKENZIE, 1940-41. Barclay House " Work and worry have killed many So why should I take a chance. " Activities: First Basketball Team. Pastime: Yawning. Favourite Exp.: " So help me Hanna! " Pet Aversion: Cold roast beef sandwiches. [76] GRACE PHILLIPS, 1938-41. Barclay House ' Silence is golden " — even so why should I be quiet. " Activities: Choir. Pastime: Making queer noises and remarks in class. Favourite Exp.: " Oh, my goodness " (usually with loud laughter). Pet Aversion: We don ' t know but it certainly isn ' t horses. JOAN POLLOCK, 1938-41. Ross House " Genius is the ability for avoiding work " Activities: First Ski Team. Pastime: Wondering if " Josephine " is outside. Favourite Exp.: " You know what I think, eh? " Ret Aversion: Latin Homework. JOYCE MACARIO, 1936-41. Gumming House " Five minutes! Zounds I have been five minutes late all my life. " Activities: Choir. Pastime: Being late for school. Favourite Exp.: " Well . . .! " Pet Aversion: Lunch on Wednesday. MARJORIE BYATT, 1936-41. Gumming House " ... and some have greatness thrust upon them " — so I am waiting patiently — Pastime: Listening to Grace ' s jokes unwillingly. Favourite Exp.: Something different every week. Pet Aversion: People who say " What are you doing tonight? " AGNES GRINSTAD, 1938-41. Gumming House " My tongue between my lips I rein For she who talks much, must talk in vain. " Pastime: Grumbling. Favourite Exp.: " How many more days . . . " (sighing). Pet Aversion: Everything in general. [77] BETTY MACKELLAR, 1937-41. Barclay House " A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse. " Pastime: Riding. Favourite Exp.: Never the same twice. Pet Aversion: Her quotation. DONNA MERRY, 1937-41. Fairley House " O i, look for me, old fellow of mine, W here teachers are absent, and hells never chime. " Pastime: " Touch " and go. Favourite Exp.: " Oh, goll!!! Pet Aversion : Country milk. mi MATRICULATION II MARGUERITE PACKARD, 1936-41. Ross House ' Blessed are the joymakers. " Activities: President of Matric. 11. Head of Ross House. Second Basketball Team 1941. Favourite Exp.: " Good-bye now. Don ' t think it ain ' t been charming. " Pastime: Catching the 7.50 train at 7.55. Pet Aversion: Disparaging remarks about Lachine. MARGARET MUIR, 1936-41. Gumming House " ivould rather be sick than idle. " Activities: Vice President of Matric. II. Head of Gumming House. First Basketball Team 1941. Perfect. Gym Lieutenant, Ghoir. Favourite Exp.: " I ' m waiting for " M " . Pastime : Talking about Pet Aversion: Hives. LOUISA HARROWER, 1937-41. Gumming House smile for all a welcome glance, A jovial coaxing way she has. " Activities: Missionary Representative. Games Lieutenant. Favourite Expression: " If you know what I mean. " Pastime: GoUecting Mission Money. Pet Aversion: Afternoon school. DIANA BROWN, 1937-41. Fairley House " ... or light or dark, or short or tall She sets a spring to snare them all. " Activities: Gym Gaptain. Second Basketball Team 1941. Ghoir. Favourite Exp.: " Bull, bull. " Pastime: Keeping people waiting. Pet Aversion: Deep thinking. MOLLY COLVIL, 1937-41. Ross House " Blushing is the colour of virtue. " Activities: Games Gaptain. Favourite Exp.: " Oh you don ' t know. " Pastime: Skating. Pet Aversion: Matric. [79] JANE MACPHERSON, 1937-41. Cumming House " She never burns the midnight oil In search of useless knowledge ' Activities: Magazine Representative. Choir. Favourite Exp.: " How disillusioning. " Pastime: Maths. Pet Aversion: Blushing. ANN MURRAY, 1937-41. Fairley House " To draw true beauty shows a masterhand " Activities: Library Representative. Choir. Favourite Exp.: " I can ' t do them . . . " Pastime: Getting over 75% in languages. Pet Aversion: Arriving at school before 9.00, LOIS JOHNSON, 1936-41. Barclay House " She was made for happy thoughts For playful wit and laughter, " Activities: Choir Favourite Exp.: " Superb " . Pastime: Appreciating other people ' s humour. Pet Aversion: People who play bridge seriously. SHIRLEY McKEOWN, 1937-41. Ross House " Life is a song. " Activities: Choir. Favourite Exp.: " Fran, I ' ve got something to tell you. " Pastime: Air mail letters. Pet Aversion: Being called McCook. FREDERIKA ROSEMARY GREEN, 1939-41. Fairley House " Doubt whom you will But never doubt yourself. " Activities: Guides. Choir. Favourite Exp.: " He ' s gone overseas now. " Pastime: Taking pictures. Pet Aversion : Maths in general. [80] SUSAN SINCLAIR, 1940-41. Barclay House " Illusion and wisdom combined Are the charm of life and art. " Favourite Exp.: " Now in Toronto " Pastime: Poetry and drawing. Pet Aversion : Not going out on weekends. " ISABEL COOPER, 1937-41. Barclay House " dont think much of a man Who is not wiser today Than he was yesterday " Favourite Exp.: " What a weekend! " Pastime: Coming to school on Wednesday to see how Matric. II is getting along. Pet Aversion: Asthma. MARGOT HALL, 1937-41. Barclay House " chatter, chatter as I go. " Favourite Exp.: " For John ' s sake. " Pastime : Driving her car. Pet Aversion: Sea-weeds. ELEANOR FORBES, 1938-41. Fairley House " Joy rises in me like a summer ' s morn. " Favourite Expression: " I ' ll bite. " Pastime: Riding around in that Mercury ' 40 ' . Pet Aversion : Not being serenaded on the way home. MARGARET PORTER, 1936-37, 40-41. Cunmiing House " The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes But liking what one has to do. " Favourite Exp.: " Oh you fool. " Pastime: Trying to convince Lois. Pet Aversion : Lazy people. [81] FRANCES PATRICK, 1937-41. Fairley House " A constant flow of cheerful spirits. ' Favourite Exp.: ' We just sat . . . " Pastime: Late dates. Pet Aversion: People who look in her wallet. JESSICA HORNIMAN, 1940-41. " There is a chord in every heart That has a sigh in it If touched aright. " Favourite Exp.: " Canada ' s a nice place but , . . " Pastime: Window shopping. Pet Aversion: People sticking gum to her desk. Ross House THE VOCATIONAL CONGRESS THE fourth annual Y.W.C.A. Vocational Congress was held on Wednesday, April 23rd, in the Montreal High School for Girls to which the students of Trafalgar were invited. If any one of the Matriculation girls, " standing with reluctant feet where student days and business meet " , needed some guidance for the future there was advice un- limited. The speakers were top-ranking members of their professions and fully competent to shed light on their respective branches of work. It was amazing to find the field of activity so great. Fifty addresses were given covering fifty different vocations including teaching, nursing, business, home-craft, music, dramatics, journalism, factory work and many others, all of which were most interesting. It was impossible for each girl to hear all the lectures, but each one chose the group which was of most interest to her, and many of us compared notes later. The lectures began at three o ' clock and ended at eight-thirty and a delicious supper was served by the girls of the Montreal High School. We all found the congress an extremely interesting one, and our thanks are due the Y.W.C.A. for their splendid service, and to the speakers who gave so generously of their time and knowledge. Eleanor Tapely, Matric I, Cumming House. [82] MISSION REPRESENTATIVES Matriculation I Dorothea Wood Matriculation II Louisa Harrower Form Va Marjorie Morgan Form Vb Charlotte Scrimger Form IVa Harriet Anderson Form IVb Jean McLean Form IIIa Lois Dunlop Form IIIb ....... Jean Rutledge Form Upper II Mary Grimley Form II Anne Johson Form Upper I Sonia Fogt Form Lower I Shirley Dunlop DONATIONS Trafalgar Cot $140.00 Federated Charities $ 28.58 Canadian Red Cross $ 25.00 War Service $ 40.82 SCHOOL CLOSING, JUNE 1940 THE thirteenth of June, 1940, was a very memorable day in the history of Trafalgar. It was not just the closing of another school year, but it marked the end of twenty- three years of devoted service that Miss Cumming, as Principal, had given to the school and to all connected with it. For some time much thought had been given as to the best means of showing Miss Cumming in some tangible way something of what those years had meant to us. We knew that it was quite impossible to express adequately our love and gratitude, but we were most anxious that there should be some " outward and visible sign " of our affection and appreciation. In thinking of all that Miss Cumming had been to us, it was felt by everyone that she was most particularly associated with the Morning Prayers. The day ' s work seemed to centre so very much around that service, and our daily Bible reading and Scripture verses had become a very real part of our lives. So, it was with that thought in mind, that on the last day that we worked together, a Bible and lectern were presented to Miss Cumming by Lyn Berens, on behalf of the School. The Bible bears the following inscription: " Presented by the Pupils of the Trafalgar School for Girls, in loyal and [83] loving recognition of all that Miss Gumming has been to the School. " The lectern is of oak, faced with silver upon which is engraved " Presented by the pupils of the Trafalgar School for Girls in the name of Miss Gumming, Principal 1917-1940 " . These were both to remain in the Assembly Hall to be used at Prayers each morning. I think we felt we would thus be keeping some part of Miss Gumming ' s spirit with us. As we also wanted her to have something of us to take away with her, we presented her with a gold watch, which, we hope, will be a perpetual reminder of her Trafalgar children. It was not with the joyful feeling usually associated with the School Glosing that we came together on that thirteenth of June. We all felt that we had come to offer for the last time our love and gratitude for the years that had been, and to dedicate ourselves to the carrying on of those ideals for which Miss Gumming had always stood. So it seemed very fitting that the idea of service and dedication should be the dominant note in our ceremonies that morning. A beautiful flag was presented by Mrs. G. H. VoUmann as a mark of her great appreciation of the work carried on in the school under Miss Gumming ' s direction. It was a particularly welcome gift at this time, reminding us, as it does, of the loyalty we owe to all that we hold most dear, and Trafalgar is very grateful to Mrs. Vollmann who has been such a good friend for many years. The flag was accepted and dedicated by Archdeacon Gower-Rees, a Governor of the School. Miss Gumming, in her report, outlined the history of Trafalgar, speaking of the purposes for which Donald Ross had founded it and the plan by which he had left it, as a trust to the community for " the education of young women of the middle and higher ranks of society, with special emphasis on religious and moral training as a part of the curriculum. " Miss Gumming said it had been impressed upon her from the beginning that Trafalgar was a school which was to stand for scholarship and discipline, qualities so greatly needed today. As Miss Gumming spoke of her work during her twenty-three years as Principal, one might well have thought of the words of Samuel Butler: " Every man ' s work is always a portrait of himself and the more he tries to conceal himself the more clearly will his character appear in spite of him " . As we listened to Miss Gumming ' s words I think we found it very hard to realize that she was speaking to us for the last time, as it seemed quite impossible to dissociate her from the School. We were very grateful to Miss Bryain for putting our thoughts into words as she paid tribute to Miss Gumming ' s work, voicing so ably our appreciation of all she had been to us; the high standard of scholarship that she had always upheld; her unswerving devotion to the welfare of everyone in the School; her quiet serenity which had made for such a sense of security and her ready sympathy and understanding which had led us all to turn to her " in joy and in sorrow, in sickness and in health " . As we left the Hall we knew that we would never find it just the same again: we knew that we had said good-bye to something that had been very precious in our lives, but we also realized the truth of what was later to be put into these words. " Miss Gumming can never die, for her spirit and influence are so entrenched in the life of the School, that she will live on as long as there is a School to boast the name of Trafalgar " . _ [84] «BOARDERSo CROC-WALKS ONE of the most despised institutions of Trafalgar are croc-walks. The trouble about then begins long before the hour of setting out, for each joint in the vertebrae must have a partner, and one with whom she will get on tolerably well. Then the grave question arises of where to go. The tail wants to walk along Sherbrooke Street, so it can meet its friends, but the fore-quarters disapproves of hats, which need not be worn on the mountain, and after all, the mountain is cooler, and you are just as apt to meet people you know, there. When this has been settled there is a noisy scramble dow n the stairs to the front-door where it stops short as if up against a stone wall. In fact, it is a kind of wall, called courtesy, which opens readily for the mistress in charge to go through. This would appear to be a good beginning, but it does not last, for once outside the house, the mad rush for the gate is resumed, and here there is no short stop. The croc-walk has begun, and a crocodile ' s head cannot bend back to his tail early in the morning, when he is rather stiff after a long night ' s shivering in a frosty dormitory, even for courtesy ' s sake. The only item to remark on during the process of the walk is the fascinating way in which the crocodile executes a right-about-turn. In some mysterious way, the tail remains stationary while the fore-quarters wind around to face the other way, soon followed by the tail, which then begins to move. But do not be misled; croc-walks are not as uninteresting as all that. Each one has its own peculiarities, in the morning, it bows politely to frowning faces and stooping shoulders on Simpson Street, when all the sleepy day-girls come unwillingly to school with their home-work half done. On Sherbrooke Street, things are quite different; the crocodile perks up its head and looks interestedly at all the shiny cars humming past at a great pace, so as to be sure and not miss anyone it might recognize, or a soldier on his way overseas, who needs a pleasant smile for encouragement. Afternoon walks are the most enjoyable, and con- versation does not lag, as it is apt to on chilly mornings. In spite of the lack of excitement, croc-walks are quite tolerable after you have set out, and the business of criticizing and exaggerating, a habit which you seem to acquire automatically in a group living together, is over. Once on the way, you forget your dislikes and talk and think about other things, and in the end it is easily seen that croc-walks are only what you make them. Ann Murray, Fairlev House. [85] FIRE! A DEATHLY silence brooded over the sleeping dormitory, broken only by the heavy snores of — er — various people, and the rustle of bedclothes Suddenly — Clang! Clang! Clang! — " Oh heavens! " — " It ' s the fire-bell! " — " Is it a practice or a real fire? " — " I believe I smell smoke! " — " Shut the windows! " — " Hey! where ' s my coat? " — " Oww! I stubbed my toe! " — " Whoops! There goes my slipper! " — " Shut up!!! We ' re supposed to be in silence! " — " Oh! " — grunt — groan — creak — whisper — " Ouch! " — rattle — crash — rustle — pad-pad-pad-pad, and everyone arrives downstairs, sleepy- eyed and very dishevelled, dragging most of their bedclothes behind them, plus a few articles of clothing and a shoe or two, not to mention bobby-pins, ribbons, handker- chiefs and such like accessories, to be greeted by the ghastly stares of the newly-awakened sleeping beauties of the lower dormitory! " Number! " comes the curt order. " One " — " two " — " three " — " four " — " five " — " er " " six " " six " — pause " seven " — pause — " eight " " nine " — " ten " — long pause — interrupted by impatient clucking noises from various members of the house — " Start again — number! " " We were changed — " Our numbers " — " But you ' re six! " " I am not! " " You are so, and anyone with any sense at all would — " " Silence, girls, at once ! " A deathly hush. " Number! " " One " — " two " — " three " — " four " — " five " — " er-six " — " seven " — " er " — pause — " eight " — " nine " — " ten " " eleven " — " twelve " — very long pause, broken by a disgruntled snort from the last one, who has fallen asleep. " Ouch! " — grunt — oh! — one ! — er — er — oh ! thireten ! " " All right, girls, now good-night ! " G ' night, " " goo ' night " " neight " grunt — bang — rustle, and everyone arrives in bed, to be rudely awakened by another bell — the rising bell! Marigold Charlesworth, Ross House. UPON LEAVING SCHOOL AS might be expected there is no weeping, wailing or gnashing of teeth when those huge obstructions — generally called trunks — appear in the dormitories! When each owner sees her trunk she can keep her lady-like poise no longer and swiftly adopts the manner of one in prehistoric times. Everyone has suddenly been struck with a violent urge to pack and upon starting is immediately told it is too early. Be that as it may, clothes are soon seen flying from the cup-boards to the trunks in a vain effort to make the holidays come more quickly. When the packing has finally been done there is the business of filling i(n time before we leave. For the past few hours we have been in school and have been thoroughly occupied there. Anyone coming in would have seen a host of white angels [86] [87] gracefully making their ways through the corridors, stopping every now and then to hug or shake the hand of a fellow angel. Little by little their happy voices die away — all the day girls have gone and only the Boarders remain — but not for long! A few of us who are leaving for good feel the well known lump growing in our throats — although we hate to admit it! We have said good-bye to a great number of our friends and the question is, " shall we ever see them again? " The bustle in the dormitory made by the effort of last minute packing is brought to order by the dinner gong. Everyone is too excited to eat much and the conversation is a little more civil than usual! After dinner we bid farewell to the mistresses and good wishes for the best of holidays are exchanged by all. Waiting for our parents takes up the rest of our time. At last, however, they arrive and are attacked by a sudden onslaught of noisy girls coming down stairs — suit-cases, boxes, tennis rackets and other such articles trailing behind them. There are kisses gratis on all sides and then finally we are all in the car. Drivin g slowly out of the gate we who are graduating suddenly think of our life at Trafalgar. Old memories come back to us; memories of the many friends we have made, young and old, of the good times we have had and of the advice we have received. We have finished our preparation for our entrance into the world and we are now on the road to work and happiness; work to help others and happiness for others. It has not been always a very smooth road but we have managed to get over the rough parts. And now that we are once beyond the gate we can look back and with thankful hearts say farewell to that home of our youth — Our School! Barbara Ann Smith, Barclay House. [88] LORD BADEN-POWELL IN the early part of the year 1941 Britam mourned the passing of one of her greatest citizens. One whose name had come to be loved and respected throughout the world — Lord Baden-Powell. Our nation rose to greatness through the courage, hardihood and spirit of adven- ture of the pioneers of the past. It was Lord Baden-Powell, who, after a life of successful achievement in the army, and notably in the Boer War, saw the need of these same qualities in the lives of the people of to-day in order to maintain that greatness. So, in middle life with that boundless energy and will to serve which were such features of his character, he founded the Boy Scout Movement, in which organization he became Chief Scout, and which was followed almost immediately by the Girl Guide Movement. From the national point of view the aim of Guiding is solely to make the rising generation into good citizens. Through a broad scheme of Training towards this end and based on voluntary self-education, the organization grew until today there are some ten million guides representing forty-two countries of the world. Lord Baden-Powell thus started to lead the children of the world in a system of life which was democracy at its best. He saw that the nations were showing " signs of illness " and believed that Guiding would apply one of the finest remedies possible. The training in the spirit of natural toleration and friendship which it brings, combined with the co-operation of patriotic men and women in all lands would eventually influence the youth of the ' world and so help " to bring about the rule of God on Earth " . Lord Baden-Powell had the secret of eternal youth. Each day to him was " a vision of hope " and he has given us faith in the final triumph of good over evil. GUIDE REPORT THE year of 1940-41 has been a busy one for the " Traf " Guides. At the beginning of the year three Brownies, Elizabeth Scrimger, Barbara Watson and Mary Munroe flew up. Later, Barbara Blake flew up. Barbara Brown, Denise Craig, Elizabeth Brown and Rosamund Green joined the company. Elizabeth Atkinson, Joyce McLean and Doreen Harvey, an English Guide, transferred to our company. [89] Denise Craig is also an English girl and was to be enrolled as a Guide in England but left for Canada on the day she was to be enrolled. We now have fourteen second class Guides out of twenty-nine in the Company, Betty Connal has won her first Class and All-Round Cords. She is also our oldest Guide. There are four patrols, the Baltimore, Oriole, the Goldfinch, the Scarlet Tanager, and the Kingfisher. The Patrol leaders are Betty Connal, Aileen Potter, Edith Mather, and Rosemary Green. The company has taken the toymaker badge and are now working for their ambulance. The company is headed by Miss Betty Miner, the District Captain, and Miss Joan Stearns , both Trafalgar Old Girls to whom we are most grateful for their help and encouragement. Guide company. With the fourteen new Brownies who have joined this year, there has been a pack of three sixes, the Leprechauns, the Fairies and the Elves. In February Barbara Blake won her Golden Hand badge and her Brownie Wings with which she flew up to the guide Company. Margo Cronyn, Elizabeth Hersey and Elizabeth Elder all have their Golden Bar and soon there will be others wearing the same badge. At Christmas time the Pack had a party. We made and filled some candy bags which were given to a nursery school in one of the settlements. Then there were sandwiches, cookies and cakes for us all, enough to give the Guides some too. We have had several meetings outside and have gone for short nature walks. Now there will be only a few meetings more before we finish the year with a picnic on the Rasemory Green, Matric II, Fairley House. T mountain. Nor AH Miner. [90] GAMES COMMITTEE President Miss Foster Vice-President Miss Bryan Chairman Miss Box Captain Elaine Ross Lieutenant Peggy Muir Vth Representative . Margaret Burden GYMNASIUM OFFICERS Form Captain Lieutenant Matric. I. Elaine Ross Jeannie Atkinson Matric. 11. Diana Brown Peggy Muir Va. Margaret Burden Margery Campbell Vb. Joy Symons Nancy Maclure IVa. Dorothy Burden Rae Hunter IVb. Joan Staniforth Lois Tyndale IIIa. Geraldine MacKinnon Beverley Stewart IIIb. Barbara Ross Margot Hurd Upper II. Barbara Brown Elizabeth Atkinson II. Daphne Griffith Elizabeth Scrimger Upper I. Maeve Fogt Joan Macklaier Lower I. Joyce Schofield Shirley Dunlop [91] H CO H o CO 02 o rH H w - i P o o 0 o [92] GAMES OFFICERS Form Captain Lieutenant Matric. I. Patricia Dunton Joan Savage Matric. II. Molly Colvil Louisa Harrower Va. Joan Little Barbara Grindley Vb. Jane Jaques Hope Ross IVa. Shirley Dixon Frances Gyde IVb. Mary Mitham Marco Thornton IIIa. Helen Hoult Pamela Aird IIIb. Joyce Ann Rankin Jean Rutledge Upper II. Ann Griffith Annette Baird II. Joan Bayer Helen Ayer Upper 1. Lower 1. HOUSE TENNIS CHAMPION 1940 Gumming House. FIELD DAY 1940 Gumming House. FIRST TEAM Peggy Muir. Shot 7.0 (4). A much improved player — She has good footwork and shoots welL Elaine Ross, Captain Shot. 11.4 (5%). Has been a good and reliable captain. Her game has much improved and she ' s now a steady shot. Patricia Dunton. Shot 7.9 {Sy ). A steady member of the team. Her shooting is good. Katharine Mackenzie. Centre Shot. 12.4 (2i ). Is capable of playing an excellent game, but she must guard against erratic footwork. Margaret Burden. Centre Guard. Plays a steady game. She guards well and is quick at intercepting and passing. Joy Symons. Guard. Plays a consistently good game and is a valuable member of the team. NoRAH Young. Guard. Plays a quiet game. She intercepts and passes well. SEGOND TEAM Diana Brown. Shot. 8 (2I 2). Has quiet and easy movements, and when she really exerts herself can play an excellent game. Nicole Pleven. Shot. 5.7 (3i ). A promising player — she shoots well but must improve her footwork. Joan Little. Captain. Centre Shot. 12.6 (5). Plays a steady game, her footwork has improved and her shooting is good. Shelagh Forbes. Shot 4 (3). Her shooting is good, but her footwork needs improve- ment. [93] « H W G O U W o OS o PQ 03 0) a; o 1 S 550 PQ ' 1; o O Ik o [94] Margaret Packard. Centre Guard. She guards and passes well, and is a steady and enthusiastic player. Dorothy Burden. Guard. A very promising player. She has good footwork and passes and intercepts well. Magda Guthrie. Guard. Plays a steady and useful game. She intercepts well but should vary her passing tactics. Fran OISE Pleven. Guard. Plays a reliable game but could sometimes be quicker on the mark. RESULTS OF BASKETBALL MATCHES 1940-41 Schools Misses E. C. Study Trafalgar Weston Score Teams Misses Edgar ' s and Miss Cramp ' s 0+0 0+0 2+2 4 1 0+0 0+0 2+2 4 2 Study 2+2 2+2 2+0 10 1 2+2 0+0 2+2 8 2 Trafalgar 2+2 0+0 2+2 8 1 2+2 2+2 2+2 12 2 Weston 0+0 2+0 0+0 2 1 0+0 0+0 0+0 2 [951 GYMNASTIC DEMONSTRATION HE Gymnastic Demonstration took place on March 14 and was a great success. The JL girls looked very trim and neat in their shorts instead of the customary tunics. The special classes of vaulting, rope climbing and dancing were all highlights of the evening. The vaulting class showed particular ease in performing their difficult fronts and tableaux. The Juniors are always a delight to their audience with their simple amusing exercises. The Fourth form finished the " Dem " . with a Torchlight march. The torches were alternately red and blue and this made a very wonderful sight. Dr. Donald made a short s peech after which the " G " badges and stars were given to the girls, who attained the necessary standard in their gymnastics. The girls pre- sented Miss Box with a bouquet of flowers and a suitcase to express their gratitude for all she had done for them. The national anthem was sung and with the familiar " Will the parents please keep their seats until all girls are out of the hall " another veryi successful Gymnastic Demonstration was ended. Study, we retained the second team cup for another year. The Annual game between the Present Girls and the Old Girls proved a victory for the Old Girls ' first team and a defeat for their second team. Both of Trafalgar ' s Basketball Teams looked very well in their new uniforms, the clean white blouse, navy blue shorts and navy blue and white belts presented a sharp contrast to the tunics of other schools. In the House basketball competition. Gumming House again came out on top with Fairley House second. Congratulations, Gumming ! In the middle of February, Miss Box took about twenty-five girls up north to try for the ski-teams. Two weeks later the teams again went to St. Sauveur but this time to ski against other schools for the Molson Trophy. We lost the shield to the Study but u [96] Snapshots in the Gym. [97.1 we came in second. The ski team well deserves hearty congratulations on its excellent performance. The Trafalgar Junior Ski team was the first of their class with Joan Staniforth coming first in both Slalom and downhill events. The snow conditions were not very favourable this year but the girls showed ability in handling their skiis. After the races all the girls went over to the Penguin House, and sitting in front of a large fire, ate a delicious lunch. We extend our heartfelt thanks to the Penguins for making our day up north a most enjoyable one. The Gymnastic Demonstration was again a great success. Every girl was dressed in the new uniform and looked very smart. The Inter-Form basketball matches were played with Matric. I being victorious over IVb after a most exciting game. The Inter-Form Gym Competition held in the middle of May was won by Form IVa and Upper II. The Annual tennis match last June against Miss Edgar ' s and Miss Cramp ' s School proved Trafalgar the stronger team. The Staff won their game against the school. We are all looking forward to Field Day which will be on May 28th and wish every girl the best of luck. [98] SKr- riEET The Interscholastic Ski-meet was held this year, early in March. It was a lovely day, with the sun shining brightly. The train-ride to St. Sauveur was very bright and cheerful, as everyone was in the best of spirits. We arrived at St. Sauveur about eleven o ' clock, we then skied over to the Penguin Club, where we received our numbers. The seniors then climbed the Molson ' s trail, where the downhill race was run, while the juniors went to the Slalom hill first. The downhill run was very fast, and everyone had an exciting run to the bottom. When both the junior and senior, downhill and slalom race was over, we skied over to the Penguin Club where we ate a wonderful lunch. In the afternoon we skied about on the surrounding hills, and then we returned to hear the results of the meet. When the results were announced, we found that " The Study " was vi ctorious this year in winning the Molson ' s Shield, while Traf came second. Everyone returned home on the five o ' clock train, tired but happy after having a glorious day skiing in the Laurentians. Joan Little, Fairley House. [99] THE ANNUAL DINNER The Annual Meeting and Dinner of the Trafalgar Old Girls ' Association was held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, on Tuesday evening, May 20th 1941. Mrs. Paul Drummond presided and the guests at the Head Table included Miss Gumming, Miss Foster, Miss Bryan, Miss Brown, three representatives from the Old Girls ' Association of other schools. Miss Percival MacKenzie (the Study), Mrs. McTaggart (Miss Edgar ' s and Miss Cramp ' s) and Mrs. DesBaillets (Weston). The members of the Sixth Form were also present. The guest speaker was Miss Bryan, who gave a most inspiring address on " The Heroines of Ancient Greece " , pointing out how the very qualities they displayed of courage, strength and calmness are those that are being demanded of the women of today. The following officers were elected for the coming year: Sixth Form Representative Joyce Ault The retiring President, Mrs. Paul Drummond read the following report of the year ' s activities. Honorary President President 1st Vice-President 2nd Vice-President 3rd Vice-President.. Secretary Treasurer Miss Gumming Mrs. M. L. Tucker (Glen Gameron) Mrs. Gordon Anderson (Margaret Taylor) Mrs. Fraser Gameron (Peggy Bruce) Mrs. H. K. McLean (Lois Birks) Juanita Gronyn Janet Hamilton [100] PRESIDENT ' S REPORT 1940-41 I have the honour to submit the fourth annual report of the Trafalgar Old Girls ' Association. This year, we have had two general meetings, five executive meetings, as well as this, our annual meeting. We started our season with a luncheon meeting, held in the Gymnasium of the School on November 18th. This has been the custom for the last two or three years, and I think we all enjoy this reunion in the gym, even though the lunch itself has to be rather limited, owing to lack of cooking facilities. It was at this meeting that we, as Old Girls, had our first opportunity of meeting Miss Foster, and at the close of our luncheon, she most graciously consented to speak to us for a few moments. The main business of this meeting was the appointing of the Scholarship Committee, with Miss Alice Johannsen as Chairman. I want to take this opportunity to emphasize how extremely fortunate we have been in having Miss Johannsen in this capacity. As you all know, she is a very busy person, filling a full-time position at McGill University, but, in addition to her owli work, she has put a great deal of time, energy and, above all, thought, into the planning and organization of our Scholarship. There have been many angles to consider, financial as well as academic, to say nothing of the problem of how to present the scholarship to the public. I am not going into any further details, as you will hear these from Miss Johannsen herself, but I do want to express my warmest appreciation and thanks, both to Miss Johannsen and to her very able committee who have done such splendid work. Our Membership Committee was also elected at this Autumn meeting, with Mrs. Tilden as Chairman. Due to her untiring efforts, our membership lists have been revised and brought up to date. I should not forget to mention one of our activities which was carried on during the summer. A group of girls, under the enthusiastic leadership of Miss Wilma Howard, undertook to supply volunteer workers at the Y.M.C.A. Hut on Phillips Square for every Sunday in July and August. This was no mean task, and the girls deserve a great deal of praise for the conscientious manner in which they carried on this work. Our next general meeting, following the custom of other years, took the form of a tea-meeting in the drawing room of the House on March 26th. Several past, as well as present members of the staff came to the tea, and though we could have wished for a larger turn-out of members, we realize that everyone is extremely busy these days, and those of us who were able to attend, had a most enjoyable time. Acting upon a suggestion from the Board of Governors, we invited the Board to send a representative to one of our Executive Meetings. The Venerable Archdeacon Gower-Rees attended a meeting held in the Green Room of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on February 19th. This, we feel, is a step in the right direction, as it makes for closer contact between the Board of Governors and our Association, and provides an oppor- tunity for discussing any questions that may arise during the course of the year. I would like to make the recommendation that a representative from the Board of Governors be invited to at least one meeting a year. A small part of the School Magazine will be devoted to " Old Girls " , and Miss [101] Wilma Howard is acting as our editor. Each member will receive a copy of the Magazine. Fees were rather slow in coming in this year, and in February, as we were rather distressed by the low figure of our membership, we sent notices to those on our mailing list who were not paid-up members. The results were most encouraging, and our membership has now gone up to one hundred and eighty-two. I know that I am running the risk of repeating myself when I say — If you value the Old Girls ' Association, if you want our scholarship to carry on and be a success, please continue to give us your support, through your dues, and your interest and cooperation by attending our meetings whenever you possibly can. Looking back over the year, my term of office has been a very happy one, for me, at least. The members of my Executive Committee have been willing and helpful, and it has been a pleasure to work with them. We have not accomplished anything very spectacular, but we have started one project, namely the scholarship, which we hope someday, will grow into something very worthwhile. In closing, I would like to express my thanks, first to Miss Foster, Miss Bryan and also Miss Randall, for the kind interest and willing cooperation which they have shown towards us. Secondly, to the Chairmen and members of the different committees that have functioned throughout the year. Thirdly, to the members of the Executive, who, as I said before, have been everything that a president could wish, and lastly, may I thank all of you who have entrusted me with the responsibility of guiding your organ- ization. I hope that, in some measure, I have fulfilled that trust, and may our Association, as years go by, enlarge in number, and grow in purpose. Respectfully submitted, Elizabeth S. Drummond. REPORT OF SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE Members of the Trafalgar Old Girls Association: I take great pleasure in announcing that the Trafalgar Old Girls Association Scholar- ship, in honour of Miss Janet L. Gumming, is now a fact. Announced last June in the Trafalgar Echoes, and organized during the past winter by a Committee consisting of Mrs. Forbes Hale, Mrs. P. W. RoUeston, Mrs. T. Wootton, Miss Jean Harvie, and myself, the scholarship will be awarded for the first time this June. As stated in the announcements sent early in April to 15 School Boards on the Island of Montreal, the scholarship will consist of $50.00 (one fourth of the non-resident fee) to be awarded for the session 1941-1942 for entrance into Form III (equivalent to First Year High School) in Trafalgar School for Girls, Montreal. " Any girl from an outside school or from Trafalgar School, who is at present in the 7th Grade (Form Upper II) may apply. [102] " This award will be partly based on a general examination set by the Trafalgar staff, consisting of two papers of one and one half hours each, to be given at Trafalgar School on the morning and afternoon respectively of Saturday, June 7th, 1941. " Personality, adaptability, and outside interests of each applicant will be considered together with the examination results. " Final selection of the winner will be made by the Trafalgar staff and a committee of Old Girls. " The scholarship may be renewed annually if a high standard of work is maintained. " Each application must be accompanied by one letter from the head of the candi- date ' s present school, indicating her general ability and scholastic standing during the current year; and a personal recommendation from one other adult. " The closing date was given as May 15th, 1941. At the time these announcements were sent to the schools, a similar notice appeared in the Gazette and the Montreal Star. In addition, a paid advertisement was placed in the Montreal Star on May 10th. Of the 126 announcements and application blanks distributed among the School Boards, 10 forms were actually completed and returned to us. Six of these applications were from Trafalgar girls, 2 from Willingdon School, 1 from Guy Drummond School, and one from Montreal North Intermediate School. Nine of the applicants registered a.« Day Students, one as a Resident Scholar. We have, in this scholarship the beginning of something of which the Trafalgar Old Girls Association may well be proud. In such times as these there is more than ever the need to stimulate all round citizenship and scholastic ability, and we hope that this scholarship though small, will prove a goal worth striving for. That it is appreciated is summed up in a letter of recommendation which accom- panied one of the applications, in which the writer says, " May I take this opportunity of expressing to you my appreciation of the encouragement you are giving to the out- standing pupils of different schools. " Respectfully submitted, Alice E. Johannsen, Chairman, Scholarship Committee. [103] Receipts: GENERAL FUNDS Membership Fees $366.00 Bank Interest 10.77 $376.77 Disbursements: Net Cost of Activities — Transfer to Scholarship Fund 200.00 Gifts to the School 22.54 Dinner — Disbursements $247.10 Receipts 222.50 24.60 Luncheon — Disbursements 85.77 Receipts 59.80 25.97 Tea 27.70 Expense re: " Trafalgar Echoes " 43.20 344.01 Printing, Stationery and Mailing Expense 63.27 Audit Fee 10.00 Flowers 6.12 423.40 Excess of Disbursements over Receipts 46.63 Cash in Bank— 30th April 1940 621.04 Cash in Bank— 30th April 1941 $574.41 Receipts: SCHOLARSHIP FUND Donations 337.00 Transfer from General Funds 200.00 Cash in Bank— 30th April 1941 $537.00 Approved on behalf of the executive: Elizabeth S. Drummond, President. AUDITORS ' REPORT TO THE MEMBERS We have audited the books and records of The Trafalgar Old Girls ' Association for the year ended 30th April 1941 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 year according to the best of our information and the explanation given to us and as shown by the books of the Asso- ciation. (Signed) McDonald, currie co., Montreal, 16th May, 1941. Chartered Accountants. [104] Comjpliments of Canadian Bronze Company, Limited MONTREAL o Classic British Woollens for long wear . . comfortable — correct and beautifully tailored. Coats, suits, jackets, slacks, sweaters in traditional Jaeger quality. Jaeger House - 682 St. Catherine W. MONTREAL Compliments of A Friend [105] McGIIX NEWS The following girls from last year ' s Sixth Form have been successful in passing the McGill Matriculation Examinations: Lyn Berens, Molly Brown, Joan Cassidy, Jean Don- nelly, Constance Cordell, Betty Curran, Peggy Foreman, Marion Haney, Janet Hamilton, Mary Holden, Anne How, Theodora Hubbell, Nancy McKean, Norma Osier, Judith O ' Halloran, Mary Pickup, Nancy Taylor, Grace Wright. We congratulate Allana Reid on taking First Place in Senior Matriculation. 1st Year: Nancy Taylor, Mary Holden, Molly Brown, Anne How, Jean Donnelly, Marion Haney, Norma Osier, Judith O ' Halloran, Constance Cordell, Joan Cassidy, Grace Wright, Janet Hamilton. Norma Burgess is taking Physical Education and was first in the year ' s work. 2nd Year: Joan Clague, Jane Grimley, Marilyn Mechin, Mary Morris, Peggy Orr, Joan Patterson, Allana Reid, Margaret Thompson, Jane Elliot. 3rd Year: Anne Dodd, Mary MacKay, Peggy MacMillan, Jacqueline Whitmore, Peggy Ross, Elizabeth Ann Smith, Jane Harrison, Marion Francis, Daphne Martin, Elsie Dettmers, Winifred Lowe, Jean Macaulay, Jane Davidson, Lawrence McNiece , Mary Mather (Music). We congratulate the following girls on graduating from McGill. Margery Simpson, 1st Class Honours in English; the Peterson Memorial Prize for Creative Writing and a Scholarship to Wellesley College. Peggy Tyndale, 1st Class Honours in French and 2nd Class Honours in History. Jean Douglas, Jane ICetterson, Alison Lyster, Ruperta McCaulay, Nancy Maclachlan, Nancy Nichol, Jean Taylor, Anne Thom, Margaret Lundon. GENERAL NOTES Patricia de Merrall and Dorothy Austen are in the Nursing Corps overseas. Mrs. W. Kircaldy- Willis (Peggy Chapman) is living in Edinburgh, and is going to Nairobi shortly, to do Missionary work. Peggy Dash, who was one of the passengers on the City of Benares, took command of one of the life boats and by her courage and initiative kept up the morale of the whole boat till rescue came. Betty Debrisay has been taking courses in Mental Health at the London School of Economics, and is actively engaged in social service work among the families of soldiers, sailors and airmen. Nancy Murray is a Librarian at Duke University. Mary Wesbrook is Secretary to the Dean of Engineering at McGill, while Peggy is still running her Kindergarten in Hampstead. Nancy McKean is taking Physical Training at Margaret Eaton. [106] You ' re OUT! OR IF YOU AREN ' T YOU SOON WILL BE — Out of School — Free from Lessons — Ready for Fun in the Sun — and you can be RIGHT OUT IN FRONT OF THE CROWD, but IN POCKET when you wear OGILVY ' S snnart outfits for a country or city summer. 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We know that Old Girls will be interested to hear that Miss Jean Parker, Gymnastic Mistress (1935-1938) is now married. She is Mrs. James Findlay and lives in Johannes- burg, South Africa. BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Christmas (Griselda Archibald) — A daughter Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Hankin (Cynthia Bazin) — " " Mr. and Mrs. Jack Saunders (Evelyn Howard) — " " Dr. and Mrs. H. Gordon Baker (Janet Cameron) — " " Mr. and Mrs. J. Newark Faulkner (Morna O ' Neill) — " " Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Butterfield (Deborah Barker) — " " Mr. and Mrs. George Murray (Phoebe Barclay) — " " Mr. and Mrs. J. A. D. Faulkner (Eloise Fairie) — " " Mr. and Mrs. C. A. J. Aylan-Parker (Jean Alexander) — A son Born in England. Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Rolleston (Alma Howard) — " " Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Russell, (Marjorie Lynch) — " " Mr. and Mrs. George Eraser (Gretchen Tooke) — " " Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Seybold (Hope Laurie) — " " Mr. and Mrs. Sandy Mitchell (Cicely Jack) _ « « [108] Canadian Home Assurance Company 465 ST. JOHN STREET, MONTREAL R. E. SCHOFIELD, President Transacting Fire Automobile Plate Glass Insurance, American Home Fire Assurance Company NEW YORK Cash capital, paid up, $1,000,000. R. E. SCHOFIELD, Manager for Canada Operating throughout Canada — and represented in all principal cities and towns by dependable agents. Strongest Fire Reinsurance Company in the World FIRE AND ALLIED LINES International Insurance Company NEW YORK Assets exceed $6,700,000 HEAD OFFICE FOR CANADA, 465 ST. JOHN STREET, MONTREAL R. E. SCHOFIELD, Manager for Canada [109] MARRIAGES 1940 June 15th. Margaret Sweet to Forrester Wilcox Leslie. June 15th. Muriel Bazin to Donald Cleghorn. June 28th. Olive Cameron to Samuel Morrison. June 28th. Margaret Newell to Roy Gordon Bright. June 29th. Elizabeth Henry to Francis Malloch Gibson. June 29th. Shirley Stevenson to Norman Alvin White. July 8th. Ruth Eleanor Massey to Lieut. Kenneth Culley. July 10th. Elizabeth Sharp to James Gordon Loomis. Aug. 10th. Jean Scrimger to Lieut. Thomas Wootton. Sept. 13th. Ruby Kathleen Williams to Lieut. Thomas K. Stephens. Sept. 14th. Alice LeMesurier to Thomas Henry Langston. Sept. 28th. Priscilla Hale to F. L. Frederick Stanley Nowlan, R.C.A.F. Oct. 5th. Vivian Stewart to Kenneth Plaice. Oct. 11th. Peggy Chapman to Dr. W. Kirkaldy- Willis. Oct. 12th. Ruth Craddock Simpson to H. V. Vipond. 1941 Jan. 3rd. Ruth Oliver to Dr. James Hans Stevenson Geggie. Jan. 27th. Joan Tooke to Flight-Lieut. Pat. Christie, D.F.C. Feb. 20th. Lenore Stanley to Arthur Cecil Law. Mar. 15th. Marguerite Louise Heward to Corporal Salter S. Carpenter, R.C.A.F. Mar. 15th. Katherine Creelman to Peter McEntyre. Mar. 15th. Marie Reiser to George Dobbie. Mar. 18th. Mary Malcolm to Dr. M. Allan Hicky. April 1st. Patricia Hodges to P.O. Kenneth Molyneux. April 14th. Margaret Slack to Lieut. William Douglas Schofield. April 19th. Lois Malcolm to Sgt. Pilot Harry M. Daly. April 26th. Margaret Hayman to Sub. Lieut. James Aird Woollven, R.C.N. V.R. May 10th. Marion Hart to P.O. Harold Staniforth. May 10th. Annabel Forsyth to Lieut. Arthur Andrews. May 17th. Helen Adair to Lieut. Albert L. Lee, R.C.A. [110] Somewhere at Sea is a Ship . . . It is one of many ships that ply constantly from England ' s shores to ours. In its hold is a consignment of British goods for Simpson ' s. Fine merchandise, fashioned by sturdy British craftsmen . . . pro- tected by British might . . . distinctly worth buying, worth wearing, worth using. British merchandise at Simpson ' s is selected by experience-wise buyers. You can thus " buy British " at Simpson ' s with extra confidence. [Ill] STAFF DIRECTORY Miss Foster: Trafalgar School, 3495 Simpson St., Montreal Miss Bryan: Trafalgar School, 3495 Simpson St., Montreal. Miss Abbott : 505 Pine Ave. W., Montreal. Miss Bedford- J ones: 1526 St. Mark St., Montreal. Miss Box: 3495 Simpson St., Montreal. Mlle. Boette: 3495 Simpson St., Montreal. Miss Cam: The Wilderness, Hudson Heights, P.Q. Mlle. Dillon: 525 Sherbrooke St. E., Apt. 7, Montreal. Miss Goldstein: 5010 Sherbrooke St. W., Apt. 32, Montreal. Mrs. Haines: 1542 McKay St., Montreal. Miss Harvie: 633 Cote St. Antoine Rd., Westmount. Miss Hicks: 3610 Lorne Crescent, Apt. 2, Montreal. Mrs. Irwin: 4580 Draper Ave., N.D.G., Montreal. Miss Jackson: 1618 Lincoln Ave., Montreal. Mlle. Juge: 3495 Simpson St., Montreal. Mrs. Leonard: 3498 Walkley Ave., N.D.G., Montreal. Miss MacGachen: 4095 Cote des Neiges Rd., Montreal. Miss Prutsman: 1836 Boyle 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 1940-1941 A ATKINSON, JEANNIE, 16 Oakland Ave., Weslmount. ATKINSON, ELIZABETH, 16 Oakland Ave., Weslmount. AULT, JOYCE ELIZABETH, 4256 Wilson Ave., N.D.G. ANDERSON, HARRIET ELIZABETH, 19 Thornhill Ave., Weslmounl. ALLAN, DAPHNE JOAN, 23 De Casson Rd., Montreal. AIRD. PAMELA MARY, 3431 Redpalh St., Montreal. AYER, HELEN MARGARET, 810 Upper Lansdowne Ave., Weslmounl. ANDREWS, DAPHNE JOAN, 3736 Cote des Neiges Rd., Montreal. ARNOLDI, JOAN, 1537 St. Matthew St., Montreal, B BRODIE, BARBARA CAMERON, 4710 Upper Roslyn Ave., Montreal. BYATT, MARJORIE GERALDINE. 4379 Western Ave., Montreal. BROWN, DIANA BETTY, 4691 Weslmounl Ave., Weslmounl. BETTS, LUCILLE, 4800 Cole des Neiges Rd., Montreal. BERKINSHAW, JEAN NORAH, 2 Hudson Ave., Weslmount. BURDEN, DOROTHY ANNE, 623 Murray Hill, Weslmount. BURDEN, MARGARET, 623 Murray Hill, Weslmounl. BURT, JOAN ELIZABETH, 1311 Keston St., St. Paul, Minn., U.S.A. BISSONNETTE. MARIE RENEE, 3540 Hutchison St., MontreaL BEEMAN, MARCIA AYLEEN, 291 Redpalh Crescent, Montreal. BEEMAN, ELINOR JANE, 291 Redpalh Crescent, Montreal. BROWN, BARBARA, 4320 Montrose Ave., Weslmounl. BABINGTON, CAROL MARIE, 1452 Bishop St., Montreal. BAIRD, ANNETTE MARY, 27 Barat Rd., Montreal. BROW, ELIZABETH BARRETT, 619 Murray Hill, Westmount. BROWN, BARBARA ANNE, 3558 Marlowe Ave., N.D.G. BAYER, JOAN MARIE, 1535 SummerhiU Ave., Montreal. BLAKE, ELIZABETH ANNE, 1474 Fort St., Apt. 6, Montreal, BLAKE, BARBARA HUME, 1474 Fort St., Apt. 6, Montreal. BROWN, ELIZABETH BRADSHAW, 4438 Burton Rd., Carlier- ville, P.Q. BROWN, JOHANNE BEATRICE, 71 Bruce Ave., Westmount. BRUNEAU, NANCY CAROL, 5054 Victoria Ave., Montreal. BUTTERWORTH, SHIRLEY ANNE, 1545 Drummond St., Montreal. BROOKS, BARBARA MACDONALD, 561 Grosvenor Ave., Weslmounl. BOURNE, MARGARET, Greystone Lodge, 207 Woodlands, P.Q. C COLVIL, MOLLY LOUISE, 4345 Montrose Ave., Westmount. COLVIL, ELIZABETH, 4345 Montrose Ave., Weslmount. COOPER, ISOBEL MACPHERSON, 56 Windsor Ave.. Weslmount. CAMPBELL, MARGERY ROSS, 296 Broadway, Lachine. CARSWELL, LOIS ELIZABETH, 3125 Weslmounl Blvd., Westmount. CARTER, JOCELYN MARY, 119 Arlington Ave., Westmount. CONNAL, ELIZABETH JEAN, 4049 Grey Ave.. Montreal. CADDELL. 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A.91, 1321 Sherbrooke St. W., MontreaL CADBURY, VERONICA, 3 88 Cote des Neiges Rd., MontreaL CADBURY, ANTHEA, 3488 Cote des Neiges Rd., MontreaL CRONYN, MARGO CONSTANCE, 784 Upper Belmont Ave., Westmount. CORLEY, NORA, 703 Roslyn Ave., Westmount. CLIFF, NANCY JOAN, 4772 Upper Roslyn Ave., Westmount. CUTTLE, ELIZABETH ANNE, 758 Lexington Ave., Westmount. CARLETON, MITCHIE ANN, 5638 Canterbury Ave., Montreal. D DUNLOP, LOIS ANN, 130 Clandeboye Ave., Westmount. DUNLOP, SHIRLEY, 130 Clandeboye Ave., Westmount. DAVISON, BARBARA MARION, 137 Ontario St., Montreal. DIETZ, PATRICIA, 4866 Cote des Neiges Rd., Montreal. DAVIS, MARY SHIRLEY, 1411 Canora Rd. Town of Mt. Royal. DAVISON, HELEN DIANA, 755 Upper Belmont Ave., Montreal. DEVER, JOAN MARY, 525 Prince Albert Ave., Westmount. DIXON, DOROTHY SHIRLEY, 42-18th Ave., Lachine. DUNTON, PATRICIA MARY, 4355 Montrose Ave., Westmount. DAMER, MARILYN IRENE, 431 Chester Ave., Montreal. DAVIS, ALICE JANE, 633 Victoria Ave., Westmount. DIXON, JANET ELIZABETH, 3236 Westmount Blvd., Westmount. E ELDER, AGNES DONALD ELIZABETH, c o Mrs, Wilson, 3262 Cedar Ave., Montreal. ERZINGER, ELINOR JOAN, 35 Thornhill Ave., Westmount. EARL, ISABEL MARY, 8 Forget St., Rosemere, P.Q. EATON, EDITH MARGUERITE, 41-9th St., Shawinigan Falls, P.Q. EDWARDS, JANE CAMERON, 407 Wilbrod St., Ottawa. F FAWCETT, HELEN TAYLOR, 77 Finchley Rd., Hampstead. FINLEY, MARY, 2048 P el St., Montreal. FOGT, MAEVE DORIS, 16 Haddon Hall, 2150 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal. FOGT, SONIA CHRISTINE, 16 Haddon Hall, 2150 Sherbrooke St. W., MontreaL FORMAN, TAJ MERIDETH, 68 Sunnyside Ave., Westmount. FORSYTH, MARGARET YVONNE 74 Sunnyside Ave., Westmount. FILE, ELEANOR KATHLEEN, 404 Monmouth Ave., Mt. Royal. FORBES, NANCY-LOU, 657 Belmont Ave., Westmount. FORBES, ELEANOR, 657 Belmont Ave., Westmount. FORBES, SHELAGH, c o Mrs. Lukis, Bobolinks, Choisy, P.Q. FITZHARDINGE, ELIZABETH, 123 Union Blvd., St. Lambert. FITZCLARANCE, JILL, 3456 Ontario Ave., Montreal. 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JOHNSON, LOIS ALMA, 4732 Victoria Ave., Westmount. JOHNSON, CLAIRE, 107 Sunnyside Ave., Westmount. JOHNSTON, DOROTHY, 70 Beverley Ave., Town of Mt. Royal. JAQUES, JANE, 528 Victoria Ave., Westmount. JAQUES, JANICE MARY, 4764 Upper Roslyn Ave., Westmount. L LEVASSEUR, SUZANNE JACQUELINE, 3472 Mountain St.. Montreal. LAWSON, ESTELLE, 470 Cote St. Antoine Rd., Westmount. LITTLE, JOAN, 3808 Grey Ave., Westmount. LILLIE, EILEEN DIANE, 720 Upper Roslyn Ave., Westmount. LINDSAY, KATHERINE, 3047 Breslay Rd., Montreal. LINDSAY, MILLICENT ANN, 3047 Breslay Rd., Montreal. LYMAN, GIANA FLORENCE, 3028 Breslay Rd., Montreal. LEAVITT, MARGARET AVERY, 2168 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal. M MacKAY, GERALDINE, 5245 Cote St. Luc Rd., Montreal. MACLEOD, ALEXA, 6 Renfrew Ave., Westmount. McLEAN, HELEN JOYCE, 3802 Kent Ave., Montreal. McLEAN, MARGARET JEAN, 3802 Kent Ave., Montreal. MACKLAIER, ELISE GERTRUDE, 752 Upper Belmont Ave., Westmount. MACKLAIER, JOAN LOUISE, 752 Upper Belmont Ave., Westmount. McKEOWN, ALICE SHIRLEY, 735 Upper Belmont Ave., Westmount. MACPHERSON, LOIS JANE, 488 Wood Ave., Westmount. McBRIDE, MARJORIE, 3769 Grey Ave., N.D.G. MACARIO, JOYCE, 683 Grosvenor Ave., Westmount. MACARIO, BERYL. 683 Grosvenor Ave., Westmount. MacKENZIE, KATHERINE, 1621 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal. McCURDY, MARGARET, 4692 Grosvenor Ave., Westmount. MacKELLAR, BETTINA, 4658 Upper Roslyn Ave., Westmount. McMillan, nancy jane, 5141 Notre Dame de Grace Ave., Montreal. McCUTCHEON, MARTHA ANN, 3451 Holton Ave., Montreal. MacFARLANE, ANN, 121 Ballantyne Ave., N. Montreal West. McPHERSON, MARTHA, Box 120, Hudson Heights, P.Q. McLEAN, MARGARET CHRISTINE, 1451 Canora Rd. Town of Mt. Royal. MACPHERSON, PHYLLIS, 758 Upper Lansdowne Ave., Westmount. MACLURE, NANCY, 603 Victoria Ave.. Westmount. MUNROE, MARY. 29 Bellevue Ave., Westmount. MURRAY, SUSAN ANN, 3590 University St., Montreal. MURRAY, ANN NOREEN, 725 Upper Belmont Ave., Westmount. MAXWELL, ELIZABETH, 1523 Crescent St., Montreal. MITHAM, MARY JEAN, 508 Lansdowne Ave., Westmount. MATHER, EDITH, 5583 Queen Mary Rd., Hampstead. MORGAN, MARJORIE, 426 Metcalfe Ave., Westmount. MacKINNON, GERALDINE, 4746 Westmount Blvd., Westmount. MACLACHLAN, WENDY, 630 Clarke Ave., Westmount. MUIR, MARGARET JANET, 801 Upper Belmont Ave., Westmount. MERRY, DONNA BERNICE, 11 de Casson Rd., Montreal. N NEWMAN, NORA, 488 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Westmount. [114] An Experienced Executor Through the experience of many years we are famiUar with all the details of settling and distributing Estates. Inasmuch as this is one of our principal activities, our specialized personnel can attend to these details promptly and with a minimum of delay and expense. If you contemplate naming a Trust Company Executor of your Will we will be glad to consult with you. PAID-UP CAPITAL AND RESERVE $5,000,000 Montreal Trust Company 511 PLACE D ' ARMES MONTREAL SIR HERBERT S. HOLT President F. G. DONALDSON Vice-President and General Manager M. W. 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POTTER, IRENE MARILYN, 36 Sunnyside Ave., Westmount. PEGRAM, PEGGY, Apt. 34, 4560 St. Catherine St., Westmount. PLEVEN, FRANCOISE, c o T. Gary and Co., Room 805, 21 East 40th Street, New York. PLEVEN, NICOLE, c o T. Gary and Co., Room 805, 21 East 40th Street. New York. POPPER, LYA, 3430 Ontario Ave., Montreal. PATRICK, JEAN FRANCES, 38 Church Hill, Westmount. PACKARD, MARGUERITE, 609 St. Joseph St., Lachine. PORTER, MARGARET, 42 Summit Crescent, Westmount. PEACOCK, ELIZABETH, 312 Strathearn Ave., Montreal West. POLLOCK, JOAN, 66 Arlington Ave., Westmount. PHILLIPS, GRACE, 4339 Montrose Ave., Westmount. R RUTLEY, MARILYN, 240 Kindersley Ave., Town of Mt. Royal. RANKIN, JOYCE ANNE, 15 Church Hill, Westmount. RICHARDSON, MARILYN, 4100 Cote des Neiges Rd., Montreal. RICHARDSON, ANNE, 4100 Cote des Neiges Rd., Montreal. ROSS, JOAN BARBARA, 655 Cote St. Antoine Rd., Westmount. ROSS, PEGGY-JEAN, 5435 Monkland Ave., Montreal. ROSS, AUDREY SYBIL, 536 Roslyn Ave., Westmount. RUTLEDGE, JEAN MABEL, 842 Pratt Ave., Outremont. ROSS, HOPE, 5208 Westbury Ave., N.D.G. ROSS, ELAINE, 56 Upper Bellevue Ave., Westmount. RANKINE, MARY ELSPETH, 8031 Western Ave., Montreal West, S SALEM, EMMANUELA, 3544 Mountain St., Montreal. SCHOFIELD, JOYCE, 633 Laird Blvd., Town of Mt. Royal. STACKHOUSE, HELEN, 34 Thornhill Ave., Westmount. STEWART, PAMELA, 1620 Cedar Ave., Montreal. SCOTT-ELLIS, HAZEL, 3456 Ontario Ove., Montreal. SINNAMON, JEAN, 343 Clarke Ave., Westmount. SINNAMON, SHEILA, 343 Clarke Ave., Westmount. SMITH, ELLEN AILEEN, 3422 Stanley St., Montreal. STRATHY, MARIE DOROTHY, 1576 Bernard Ave., Outremont. STEWART, BARBARA ANNE, 497 Lansdowne Ave., Westmount. SCRIMGER, ELIZABETH ELLEN, 1389 Redpalh Crescent, Montreal. SCRIMGER, CHARLOTTE ANNE, 1389 Redpath Crescent. Montreal. SARGENT, MADELEINE, 4675 Victoria Ave., Montreal. SCOTT, JEAN PATTISON, 102 Sunnyside Ave., Westmount. SNOWDON, ELSIE, 4082 Gage Rd., Montreal. STANIFORTH, JOAN, 715 Grosvenor Ave., Westmount. SINCLAIR, SUSAN, 4 Edmund Gate, Toronto. SMITH, JEAN, 5640 Stirling Ave., Montreal. SYMONS, BETSY-JOY, 711 Victoria Ave., Westmount. SAVAGE. JOAN. 654 Lansdowne Ave.. Westmount. STUART. MARY ELENA. 58 Beverlev Rd., Town of Mt. Royal. SMITH, BARBARA ANN, 454 Laurier Ave. E., Ottawa, SODEN, CAROL, 220 Stanstead Ave., Town of Mount Royal. SUTHERLAND, ELIZABETH, 781 Upper Belmont Ave., Westmount. STEVEN, JOAN, 3240 Maplewood Ave., Outremont. STEWART, BEVERLEY, 61 Finchley Rd., Hampstead, T THOW, ISOBEL, 4608 Cedar Crescent, Montreal. THOW, DORAINE, 4608 Cedar Crescent, Montreal. THACKRAY, JOAN, 3454 HoUon Ave., Westmount. THOMPSON, JUNE, 4481 Montrose Ave., Westmount. TAYLOR, ANN, 5552 Queen Mary Rd., Montreal. TORRANCE, MARGARET ELIZABETH, Rosemere, P.Q. TRENHOLME, MARGARET JOY, 4657 Roslyn Ave., Westmount. TRENHOLME, ELEANOR, 4657 Roslyn Ave., Westmount. THORNTON, MARGOT, 3778 Westmount Blvd., Westmount. TYNDALE, LOIS, 115 Sunnyside Ave., Westmount. TAYLOR, RUTH. 803 Upper Belmont Ave., Westmount. TURVILLE, DOROTHY. 42 Devon Ave., Westmount. TETLEY, HELEN, 64 Cornwall Ave., Town of Mt. Royal. TAPLEY, ELEANOR, 4831 Mira Road, Montreal. TUCKER, BARBARA, 512 Clarke Ave., Westmount. V VASS, BARBARA, 615 Belmont Ave., Westmount. W WATSON, BARBARA, Sherbrooke Apts., Montreal. WOOD, DOROTHEA, 3064 Westmount Blvd., Westmount. WINDSOR, KATHERINE MARGARET, 216 Redfern Ave., Westmount. WILDER, MARY-LOU, 786 Upper Belmont Ave., Westmount. WILLIAMS. GWENDOLYN, 61 Pine Ave., St. Lambert. WINTER, ARLENE, 450 Victoria Ave., Westmount. WILKINSON, JOAN, 3079 Trafalgar Ave., Montreal. Y YOUNG, FRANCES, 3768 Cote des Neiges Rd., Montreal. YOUNG, NORAH, 3768 Cote des Neiges Rd., Montreal. Z ZIMMERMAN, MONIQUE, 1324 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal. Voice Appeal A busy line is the measure of a girl ' s popularity and a man ' s success. Sonjebody said that. Shakespeare maybe. Any- way, it ' s certain that a good telephone personality means a lot these days, with so many of your friends out of town for their health or for King and country. The first rule of calling is to make sure of your numliers and you ' ll make sure of your dates. Con- sult the directory — you know, the big green book you use for a pillow when you do your daily dozen. A girl ' s best friend is her mutter, according to Dorothy Parker. Not on your telephone! Speak directly into the transmitter, and long distance will lend enchantment, as the poet said. Don ' t murmur coyly, " Guess who this is. " Will your ears light up when your victims make several wrong guesses, and when you tell them, they say " Oh. " Like that. Don ' t leave the receiver off the hook. If you ' ve poured the voice with a smile over the line, you ' ll be called again. [116] Compliments RIDDELL STEAD of GRAHAM AND Montreal Shippinj HUTCHISON Company limited Chartered Accountants Steamship Agents 460 ST. 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