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6 THE KENNEDY YEAR-BOOK IMtlMIIHIIMHItMIMtMIIIIMiniilHIMIMMIIIMniMiltlMllllltllMIIMIIIIIIHMIlMMIMtlMIIIIMIIIIMIIMItllllllMlllltllMMMIIMMMMIIMMMMIIMIIIIMIIIIMIIIIitllMHIMIIMltinMMIIIIIIMHIMItlMIIMIIIMIHIMlI TEN YEARS AT KENNEDY In tile year 1929. Windsor Collcjfiate branched out once more. The student body crowded it to overflowiiifj for the fourth time in a decade— a new school had to he built, which became known as the Honorable W. C. Kennedy C. I., named after the late Hon. W. C. Kennedy, who represented Windsor in the King Cabinet as Minister of Railways and Canals. .Much thought was put into the location of this school by the I’oard of h ' ducation of 1928, and as time has proven, tlie site is most suitable. Jack.son I’ark makes a beautiful complement to a I ' uilding carefully planned in its architecture, and in its capacity for accommodation for both academic and athletic needs. The brilliant opening of the school on October 9th. 1929. at 11 a.m.. by X ' iscount and Viscountess Willingdon. is a day long to be remembered, ' riiousands of citizens of Windsor, as well as our students, crowded through the halls after the school had been opened with a golden key by the Governor - General of Canada. Since then, many celebrities have signed our Visitors’ Hook, among them Cord and Lady Bessborough. Lieutenant-Governor Dr. Bruce. Premier Fergu¬ son, Dr. Sim])son, Minister of Ifducation, and many others. One of the first events in the school was a contest to find a suitable motto. This gave rise to our present .-Mtiora Peto, translated by Mr. Hooper, who was then supervising principal, as “Hitch your wagon to a star.” From that time our Kennedy C. L has endeavoured to live up to this motto. F ' rom the year the school was opened to the present time, we have never been without a championship W.O.S.S.. . team of some kind, in athletics, .spelling, or public speaking. In the o])ening years—from 1930 to 19.M, the Girls’ Basketball team was a consistent W.().S.S.. . and j)rovincial championshi]) winner. In 1936 and 1937 the Senior boys won both the W.( .S.S.-A. and the Senior Provincial Championship. In 1938 the Junior team won the W.f).S.S.. . cham- pionshii). . ' poi ular sport from the outset has been swimming. In tbe last ten years tbe girls have lost the City Chami)ionship but once, and the boys very seldom. Outstanding swimmers have been developed in our i ooL which is one of the finest in the province. The Kerr family, Ruth and Gordon, became internationally known. Ruth represented Canada at the Olympics in Los . ngeles and Gordon in Germany. Gortlon also took part in the Briti.sh Ivmpire Games at Ham¬ ilton, Ontario, and .-Vustralia. Track teams from Kennedy have alwa 3 ' s been among tbe best. Man ' of our students have broken W.O.S.S.- ' V. records in track and field event.s, ,md have brought honour to ns at Pro- viuci;il track meets. I ' he most outstanding stars who attended Kennedy were John Loaring and Bill I ' ritz. Both of these bovs represented Canada at the Olympic games in Germanv. Bill was with us only a verv short time in 1929, and then transferred to Walkerville C. I., but John completed his five ye;irs with us and won a Sir .Arthur Curry Scholarship at the L ' niversity of Western Ontario. He was fortunate enough to be picked as one of the twelve bf)ys chosen to represent Canada at the Briti.sh Empire School¬ boy Track and Field Games, held in .Australia in 1934. He returned to Australia later to re})resent Canada in the British limpire Games. The colours he wore as a representative of our school in •Australia ma - be seen in our trojjh} ' case. Hockey was first introduced into our school by .Mr. Wills in 1933 and in the season of 33-34, the Junior team won the local district cham¬ pionship, but lost the final W.O.S.S..A. game to Stratford by a 3-2 score—a splendid showing for a new sport. Since then Kennedv has had a Senior and a Junior liockej ' team which have alwa ’S given a good account of themselves. One of our boj’S, Harold Jackson, since graduating from the school, has been jdaying professional hockey in the National or Inter - National League. Harold was. incidentallv, the Inter¬ mediate W.O.S.S..A. Track Chamirion in 1934 and broke the records for the high juni]) and the pole vault. The Rugb ' teams have alwaj ' s pla ' ed a prom¬ inent ])art in school sports. In 19.10, Kenned ’ Seniors won the local .grouj) title, and in 1931. the W.O.S.S..A. Championshii . .Again, in 19.16 and 1937, the Senior team won the W.( ).S.S..A. title. The Junior I ' ootball team, n ot to be
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THE KENCOLL 1 9 4 0 5 ... MHMIMMMMIMMIIIIIIIIIIIMOIMMIMIMill ' llIttMIIIIIIIIIIIMMIMillUIIMIIIMIIIMIMMItMMlMilMIHIIM i ---- “AMERICA DEL SUD” hast summer. I visited the West Indies and South America. h ' ach ])ort of call—Nassau, Jamaica, Havana, the ’ir ;in Islands, I’uerlo Kico, Trinidad, Pernamhuco. l,a (luaira, Santos and many other.s—was different, and fascinat- inj;ly interesting, h ' ach of the fifty-three days at sea on the gotxl ship “Rotterdam” was as idle or energetic as one cared to make it, or as the pas.sagc from summer to winter and hack to summer again left one the energy to attempt. Lazy days afloat alternateil with crowded days ashore. It was a liberal education to see geography come to life in tropical jungles, w.aving i)alm trees, banana plantations, coffee farms, and a winter sky whose guiding constellation was not the Rig Dipper, l)ut the Southern Cross; to experience mythology come to life in the holding of Father Neptune’s Court at the cro.ssing t)f the h ' (|ualor: to observe science in the making at the snake farm which prejmres anti-venom scrum; to see modern motor traffic streamlined along eight-lane houlevarded parkways in handsome Ituenos . ires; to hear S|)anish, Portuguese, Dutch, Ivnglish, and—“talkie talkie”: and to see and meet pco])le cjf many nationalities and colours and ways of living. In the light of e ’ents since my return. I have often recalled the cruiser I ' -xeter on patrol at Nassau, the .Aja.x visiting in the Itrazilian ])ort of Hahia, the cold south wind tossing waves of the South . ' tlantic off the La Plata river. During that c.xciting week-end in December of the Craf S] ee scuttling 1 pictured the bright Itusy city of Mt)ntevidco. its fine port, miles of beaches and marine drives, its ex(juisite Legislative Palace, the special j)rogramme in the schools for the “professores Norte—.Americanos”,and the evident popidarity and influence (jf the British minister to L ' ruguay, the Hon. Eugene Millington Drake. I have remembered the F ' nglish Club at Buenos . ircs: the warm likin g for people and thitigs British we encounteretl in that sj)lcndid capital of .Argentina; the reports of .Nazi activity in the capital of Itrazil, the magnificent harbour and city of Rio de Janeiro over which the Christ of the Corcovada stretches protecting arms; the anti-Nazi .Austrian refugees we met in Pernam¬ buco; the ( ' •erman cruise ship, the Cidumbus, at St. ' I ' hcmas; the i)ort imprt)vcments being rushed to cfjiupletion at Trinidad as the British oil depot of the Caribbean; the increasing fre iuency of lifeboat drill; the growing an.xiety as the ships radio brought us re])orts of the approach of war. Relief, therefore, mingled with regret as our neutral Dutch ship arrived safely in New ' ork. ()n that very morning the (ierman liner New ' t ' ork hurried away without her passengers, the Bremen came in for those few tense days before she made her flash for .Murmansk, and the .Norm.andie brought Miss Bondy home and then df)cke l in neutral safety beside the Queen Mary. It is a pictures(|ue and interesting new world down there in “.America del .‘sud.” 1 hope many of you will see it s mie day. I know you would enjoy it as greatly as 1 did. —.Aileen Noonan. READING AND QUOTING What a famous essayist says about his “trade.” and about the difficulties and pleasures of it, is worth a passing thought. Charles Ivlward .Montague, b ' uglish journalist and essayist, has written: “Certainly if you know as few bffoks as 1 do, and like them as much, you will find they stand by you surprisingly well. fJften they will strike in. spontaneously, to your aid when, without a season.dtle ‘iiuote’, ytm might pass for a dtimb- dog in the day of trial. “ ' I ' hat is how Charles Lamb read the Bible— for delight; and that is how Sir Walter Scott read Sliakespeare—for delight. “Quite early in the history of medicine, doctors found out that a man could digest food best, if he ate it with pleasure among clieerful friends. “So it is with hooks. You may devour them by the thousand, swiftly ami grimly, and yet remain the lean soul that you were. The onl} ' mental food tb.at will turn to new tissue within yoti, and build itself into your mind, is that which you eat with a good surge of joy, with surprise that anything so exciting and delightful should ever have been written. “ ' I ' ff be amused by what you read—that is the great s])ring of happy ([notations. .A|)art from professional writers, think of people who have Iiad the conventional “good education. ' I ' lie difference between them is the difference between those who were tickled by what they studied, and those who were not tickled in the slightest. ' I ' he former may have been arrant idlers in school, and yet you will find them, at forty or fifty years of age, making the most diverting applications of “classical tags” to common life and ])ublic affairs. The untickled may have won scholar- shi])s, but before they are thirty they are dead to what they studied in their youth. “V hat 1 mean by real reading is not skimming, not being able to say with the world, ‘()h, yes. I’ve read that,’ but reading again and again in all sorts of moods, with an increase of delight every time, till the thing becomes a i)art of your .system, and goes forth along with you to meet any new experiences you may have.” So says .Montague. Perha])s, like ' rouchstone one might add, “Learn of the wise, and perpend!” —Miss C. R. Hewitt.
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