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August. 1949 VICTORIA. B.C. No. 79 

Managing Editor - The Headmaster 
assisted bv the Masters and Boys 



Editorial ^ 

The Headmaster " 

School Notes ' 

Academic Results. June. 194 8 10 

Salvete 10 

Speech Day 1 1 

Sports Day 1 ^ 

Rugby 16 



Grass Hockey ^ 

Cross Country ^ * 

c 32 

Soccer -" ^ 




Swimming -'-' 

c 33 

Stamps ' ^ 

Boxing -''* 

Cadet Corps ^ ^ 

Shooting ^^ 

Wireless "^ 1 

Photography ''^l 

Library ^^ 

Miscellany "^^ 

Old Boys ^'^ 

War Memorial ^ ^ 


"You don't look much like an editor, old man." said the 
Old Hand. 

"Don't I'" said the Editor. There was a hint of dis- 
appointment in his voice. "What ought I to look like.'" 

It was the Trooper who answered. He had recently taken 
his wife to see a Grade Z picture from Hollywood. "Much more 
business-like. I should say — green eye-shade, elastic sleeve-bands 
and half-a-dozen telephones in a row." 

"Oh, I don't think I'm meant to be that sort of an editor. 
Prefectorial Committee Probes Detention Racket isn't quite the 
sort of thing we want in a school magazine, you know." "By 
the way." he went on irrelevantly, "have you noticed how busy 
people are, according to the papers, "probing' everything within 
sight? It always makes me think of a chap going around with 
a long steel bodkin and sticking it into things." 

The Trooper wasn't listening. He had produced a sheaf 
of grubby paper slips from his pocket, and was busy trying to 
discover what had happened to the 18 cent deficit in the Brent- 
wood bank. 

"I thought I might do something on the school motto — " 
the Editor resumed tentatively. 

"Corpore Sano's not very topical," commented the Old 
Hand, as he scribbled a couple of names on the extra-work list. 
"We've got mumps." 

"Well. I could concentrate on the Mens Sana part." 

"I doubt it." said the Trooper peevishly, eyeing a pile of 

pulp-magazines which he had recently confiscated in the Remove. 

On his second count, the deficit had reached 25 cents. 

"I don't think you quite get the point," the Editor said, a 
trifle coldly. "A motto's not meant to be a piece of fulsome 
self-congratulation. It expresses an ideal towards which we 
strive. After all, look at the B.B.C.'s motto — Nation Shall 
Speak Peace Unto Nation. Nothing much more untimely than 
that, is there, if you want to be cynical about it?" 

The Trooper was suddenly mollified as he remembered that 
Robinson III had approached him for 25 cents three days before, 
in the deep end of the swimming pool. "Right," he said, "do 
something about the school motto. What are you going to say?" 

"Well, a motto expresses an ideal towards which " 

"You've said that already," the Old Hand pointed out. 

"Yes. but that's really all there is to say, isn't it? That — 
and the fact that, looking back over the last year as a whole, I 
really do think we've made some progress towards it." 

J. S. C. 

Mr. J. J. TiMMis, M.A. (Oxon). 

Mr. J. J. Timmis. the new Headmaster, was born in 
Shropshire, England, and educated at Ludlow School and 
Balliol College, Oxford. At Ludlow he was Head Prefect and 
Captain of Cricket and Grass Hockey. At Balliol, which he 
entered as Greaves Exhibitioner, Mr. Timmis represented his 
college at Hockey and took his B.A. degree with Honour 
Moderations in Mathematics and Finals in the Honour School 
of English Language and Literature. In 1929 Mr. Timmis 
obtained the Oxford University Education Diploma, doing the 
practical work at Tonbridge School, Kent, and in 1933 obtained 
his M.A. degree. 

From 1929-1930 Mr. Timmis was an assistant master at 
Campbell College, Belfast, and from 1930-1939 at Canford 
School, Dorset, where he became Head of the Maths Dept. From 
1939-1945 Mr. Timmis served with the Royal Artillery, and 
immediately following demobilization emigrated to Canada, 
where he joined the staff of Shawnigan Lake School. In Sep- 
tember, 1946, Mr. Timmis' family were enabled to join him, 
and in June, 1947, he acquired St. Christopher's School, Oak 
Bay, and at the same time held a part-time appointment at 
Glenlyon School. On August 6th, 1948, he was appointed 
Headmaster of University School. Mr. Timmis has one 
daughter, born in England, and a son, born in Victoria. 





Standing (left to right) : Gilbert. Gordon I. Bridge. Clifford. 

Seated: Hogarth, Shipley I. McCormick. 

School Notes 

On November 15th. following a long struggle to exist as 
a separate entity after the disastrous fire of August. 1947, which 
destroyed practically all their buildings, the boys and some of 
the staff of Brentwood College transferred to University School. 

At the same time the old House system was revived and the 
School divided into two Houses, namely, Founders, to com- 
memorate those three outstanding men, and Brentwood, to 
commemorate the former college against whom the School had 
fought so many glorious battles. The thirty boys from the 
College, together with approximately the same number of new 
boys, formed Brentwood House, under Mr. Genge as House- 
master, and the remainder of the School formed Founders House, 
under Mr. Wenman as Housemaster, boarders of the two houses 
occupying the two separate wings of the School House. The 
School has lost an honoured rival but gained firm friends. 

Mr. Arthur Privett, former Headmaster of Brentwood 
College, and Brig. F. M. Cabeldu, C.B.E., D.S.O. (O.B.), have 
been elected to the Board of Governors. 

The outstanding academic success of the year has been the 
success of W. D. McCormick. who was not only accepted for 

entrance to Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but elected 
an Honor Freshman Scholar at the Institute of Technology, 
California. We wish him still further honours and the best of 
luck at Cal. Tech. 

Mr. P. A. B. Lyon, former Headmaster of Rugby School, 
England — the birthplace of Rugby football — paid a welcome 
visit in October and addressed the School. 

At the Armistice Day service the Headmaster read Mr. 
Harvey's letter and A. Hodgkinson placed the wreath on the 
War Memorial. 

Work has begun on the War Memorial Hall and the build- 
ing should be ready for occupation in September. Six of the 
eight supporting pillars were found to be embedded in clay and 
consumed by rot. The new pillars are embedded in concrete, 
with an estimated life span of seventy-five years. 

It was with universal and mutual regret that Mr. 
Le Mesurier tendered his resignation after Christmas; but a 
heart attack and "anno domini" made the decision imperative. 
We hope he will continue to be a constant and frequent visitor 
and that his retirement may be long and blessed. His address is 
"The Health Centre. Royal Oak." 

A 16-mm. movie projector brought from Brentwood has 
added considerable zest both to the classwork teaching and the 
week-end evenings, the latter being enlivened by the products 
of M.G.M. and Mr. Rank, for which a subscription provides 
the necessary funds. 

The loan of the grounds to Victoria College on Wednes- 
day afternoons when Cadets are functioning has given rise to a 
wild rumour that the School had gone "co-ed." "Mens Sana," 
however, is still an integral part of the School motto. 

Canon Coleman's week-end camp has proved extremely 
popular, so also have the dances at St. Margaret's, to which a 
number of seniors were invited. It is hoped to return the com- 
pliment ere long. 

A block of seats was reserved and generally oversubscribed 
for the Hilker Attractions — Celebrity Concerts — and the whole 
School attended the films "Hamlet" and "Scott of the Antarctic." 

A Rag Concert and a Carol Service were held at Christmas. 
Having regard to the little time available for preparation, both 
were very successful and a tribute to Mr. Lowe's efforts. 

On 5th June the following were confirmed by the School's 
Visitor, the Bishop of British Columbia: H. Bell. A. G. Brown, 
E. L. J. Cotton, G. H. Craven, T. W. Dant, C. R. Green, 
N. T. Haley, G. J. M. Morgan, C. D. J. Privett. J. L. Riddle 
and J. M. Taylor. 

On 12th June the Cadet Corps, accompanied by the 
remainder of the School, attended a special service in St. Luke's 
Church, conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. F. Pike, assisted by 
the Rev. N. Lowe. 

Our grateful thanks are due to: 

(i) Mr. Cupples, Mr. Dalziel, Mr. Pollard, Major Tayler 
and Major Wise for so kindly providing transport for the teams, 
a service much appreciated in these days of expensive travel, and 
to Lieut. Robertson for arranging, often at short notice, for 
Service transport for the same purpose. E. ^ O.E. 

(ii) Mrs. James Holms for the gift of an Inter-House 
Cricket Cup commemorating her sons and grandson at the 
School, and Mrs. Queale for the gift of a Junior Tennis Cup. 
These handsome trophies have added considerable zest to the 

(iii) Mr. R. B. Wilson (O.B.), for the permanent loan 
of a 1949 Chevrolet truck engine. Mr. Bill Davidson now has 
an army of expert mechanics to advise him on the vagaries of his 
new motor-mower. 

Congratulations to: 

(i) The Cadet Shooting VIII which won the Woodward 

(ii) J. Moore and T. Davy for a very successful broad- 
cast of the road race versus Victoria High School. 

(iii) The Cricket XI for having eight members in the 
team which won the Cameron Cup. 

(iv) J. Branson and L. Lopez for following up their 
successes in the School tennis tournament by capturing the 
Vancouver Island Junior Singles (Branson) and Doubles 
(Branson-Lopez) Championships. 

(v) The Cadet Corps for a very fine display on the 24th 
May and the high praise given on Inspection Day by the 
G.S.O. II (Trg) Ottawa. 

(vi) Mr. and Mrs. Wenman on the arrival of a brother to 
John and Joan. 

(vii) Sooner — for being still with us. 

Mr. Campsie has returned to England for an indefinite 
period which we hope may not prove permanent. We take this 
opportunity to offer a hearty welcome to Mr. Genge, Mr. 
Grundy, the Rev. Lowe and Mr. Menelaws, who have joined us 
this year, and to Mr. Batterbury, Mr. Brandon and M. Robert, 
who are arriving in September. 

School Prefects are Shipley I, Hogarth. McCormick, Gil- 
bert, Bridge, Clifford and Gordon I. 


House Prefects are: Brentwood House, Moore, Colquhoun, 
Green and Hodgins; Founders House, Shipley II, Strang, Tay- 
lor and Price. 

The School enrolment in June was 127, consisting of 73 
boarders and 54 dayboys. This is the highest enrolment since 

Academic Results — June, 1948 

The results of the Matriculation Examinations were as 


P. D. Paterson W. H. B. Purnell 

D. I. Hogarth 

H. L. B. Mackenzie 
R. C. Noel 

E. P. Rimmer 
D. V. Shaw 
D. K. Tresize 


M. R. Abel 
M. W. Andruss 
W. E. Baikie 

D. R. Baker 

J. R. Barnsley 
H. L. Benner 

E. Campbell 

( Returned) 
B. Caswell 
R. R. Challoner 
D. M. Champion 
D. G. Creeth 
T. W. Dant 
D. M. Dant 
R. T. Davy 
P. M. Dawson 
G. E. C. Doupe 

J. C. S. Edwards 
R. B. Erskine 

F. M. Filleul 
R. B. Gordon 
J. C. V. Holms 

D. J. Huntley 

C. R. Huntley 

G. H. Jackson 
R. Jennings 

I. R. \V. Kinnell 

E. R. Legg 
J. P. Legg 
J. F. Lister 
W. B. Lynd 

G. D. McCarter 

D. L. Mason 
G. D. Millard 

John S. Moffat 
James S. Moffat 
J. A. Ogilvie 

A. F. Powell 
F. Putnam 
E. L. Ritson 
J. H. Shaw 

J. G. A. Sherratt 
\V. N. Shillam 

B. D. Smith 
H. W. Squire 
D. L. Watson 
D. A. Willard 

( Returned) 
H. \V. Wilson 


K. M. Bridge 
A. G. Brown 
P. W. Butler 
R. J. Calton 

D. Chisholm 

R. R. F. Coglon 

E. L. J. Cotton 
G. H. Craven 
J. C. Gordon 
C. R. Green 

N. T. Halcv 

R. M. Hett 

M. M. Hodgins 

J. R. H. McCallum 

W. L. D. McCormick 

R. S. S. Macdonald 

J. P. Moore 

G. J. M. Morgan 

D. R. Morrison 

R. S. Otis 

M. A. Pope 

C. D. J. Privett 

N. D. Scott-Moncrieff 

D. J. Sumbardo 
R. W. Tainton 
J. M. Taylor 

T. R. Thomason 

J. M. Turner 

F. M. G. Williams 


speech Day 

Speech Day was held in the morning on June 25th. the 
last day of term for all save Matric candidates. The gymnasium 
was packed with visitors and on the platform the Very Rev. 
Dean Calvert, D.D.. and Mrs. Calvert were well supported by 
the Governors, including the Chairman, Mr. F. E. Winslow, 
O.B.E., and the Headmaster. 

In his opening address the Headmaster explained the 
departure from precedent by pointing out that Sports Day being 
also Old Boys Day had tended to outweigh Speech Day in its 
importance in School life. In future, he said. Speech Day, Sports 
Day and Old Boys Day would be combined in one and would 
be held annually on the first Saturday in June. This would 
entail less interference with School studies, less travelling for 
visitors, and better opportunity for them to share in the cor- 
porate life of the School, while the relative importance of events 
would be properly adjusted. 

It had been a year of great progress, he said. When the 
late Headmaster died last July after a lifetime of devoted service 
to the School the enrolment stood at 54. By October it was 90. 
In November came the transfusion of new blood from Brent- 
wood College, bringing the number to 120. Since January there 
have been 1 1 new boys and 4 leavers, and the total now stood 
at 127, the highest enrolment since 1930. 

The Headmaster then spoke of the decision of the Governors 
of Brentwood College to abandon the idea of rebuilding and 
instead to put their weight and influence behind University 
School, and of the success which had resulted from their efforts. 

Keenness and enthusiasm generated by inter-house com- 
petition and loyalties had had a stimulating effect on the sporting 
activities, while such pastimes as "Going to see the Major" 
(Major Tayler) had become equally popular in both houses 
and done much to make the fusion smooth. 

A further step in this direction had been the decision of the 
executives of the two Old Boys Associations to consider the 
possibility of forming a new joint Old Boys Association. 

Commenting on the considerable success which had been 
achieved both in the playing fields and in the Cadet Corps, and 
on the outstanding academic success of W. D. McCormick, the 
Headmaster thanked the staff for their efforts, which had made 
these successes possible. He then spoke of the changed plans for 
the War Memorial and the need for raising additional funds, 
and concluded with a tribute to the support which he had re- 
ceived from the Governors and the bright prospects of the school 
living up to its motto — "Mens Sana in Corpore Sano." 


The Headmaster introduced the Dean and Mrs. Calvert, 
who presented the prizes in accordance with the Hst below. Legg 
II presented Mrs. Calvert with a bouquet and the Dean then 
spoke mainly to the boys on the subject of the Game of Life. 
In a brief address, which was as humorous as it was polished and 
to the point, the Dean compared the struggle of life with the 
struggle to succeed at school. In life the prizes were infinitely 
greater and much more worth while but, unlike school, where 
the prizes could go to only a few, the prizes of a Christian life 
would go to all who had the daring, the courage and the deter- 
mination to succeed. 

The Head Prefect, followed by the Chairman of the 
Governors, then thanked the Dean and Mrs. Calvert both for 
presenting the prizes and for the inspiring address, and the 
proceedings concluded with the singing of the school song and 
the National Anthem. 

The prize list was as follows: 



Shell C Millard IVth Challoncr 

Shell B , Abel VB Kingham Brown II/Legg 1 

Shell A Queale VA Butler I 

Remove B Bradley VI Lower - Ballantyne 

Remove A Legg II VI Upper McCormick 


Reading Boas III French Moffat I Read 

Writing Holms Latin Butler I 

Arithmetic Andruss Geography Shipley II 

Art Sundt II Brown III Social Studies__-Jackson Gordon II 

Scripture Shaw Science Ballantyne McCormick 

English Legg-Willis Craven Mathematics.— Brown I McCormick 






Gordon II 


Tavlor II 

Sports Day 

The Annual School Sports were held this year on S^^ur^ 
H.v June 4th A large gathering of parents. Old Boys ana 
Snds of th School Jas present in cloudless weather to watch 
a full programme of events contested with keenness and en- 

After the Sports, tea was served on the field J^^^f guests 
then assembled to witness the presentation of prizes by the 
Guest of Honour, the Very Reverend Cecil Swanson, D^D.. 
5e an and Rector of Christ Church Cathedral. Vancouver^B.C 
Dean Swanson recalled the time when he himself wa a master 
at the School and emphasized the -ntinuity of th^fho^/^^ 
history by reminding his hearers that^n tW da^^^ Mr. We 
man had been one of the competitors m the Sports. 

When the cups and medals h/d been presented. Mr. F.b 

nation in the events of this memorable day. 

The School thanks are also due to Mr.R, Logan Mayhew 

J nl p r Pollard for the r services as judges, to Brigaaier 

?:"1t r K IH^; r B E D S O . and Mr. F. Skillings who acted 

I t^mfkeepetand toMn A McKinnon who. in his capacty as 

start" added yet another to his long list of serv.ces to the School. 


The results of the sports were as follow: 

Victor Ludorum and Senior Champion (Corsan Cup) _— Hodgins 

Intermediate Champion (Worthington Cup) -Gordon II 

Junior Champion (Marpolc Cup Taylor II 

House Championship ( W'est Cup) Brentwood House 

Open High Jump — Hodgins, Tainton. Calton. 5' 3". 

2 20 Yards. Under 14 — Taylor II. Legg II. Dawson. 3 1/5 sec. 

220 Yards. Under 16 — Legg I. Gordon 11. Bigelow. 27 sec. 

220 Yards. Open (.Giolma Cup) — Price. Tainton. Bridge. 24 3/5 sec. 

100 Yards. Under 11 — Huntley II. Butler II. Champion. 14 4/5 sec. 

100 Yards. Under 14 — Taylor II. Dawson. Legg II. 13 sec. 

100 Yards. Under 16 (Blundell Cup) — Gordon II. Legg I, Bigelow. 

114 5 sec. 
iOO Yards, Under 12 — Mulder. Andruss. Filleul. 14 sec. 

100 Yards, Open (St. Luke's Cup) — Price. Tainton. Clifford. 
1115 sec. 

Inter-house Junior Relay — Dead heat. 63 sec. 

Quarter Mile. Under 16 — Gordon II. Bigelow. Craven. 5 9 2/5 sec. 

Half Mile. Open — Shipley II. McCallum, Strang. 2 min. 18 sec. 

120-Yard Hurdles. Open — Calton. Hodgins. Bridge. 16 sec. 

Old Boys' Race. 100 Yards — McPherson. George, "Wolfe. 

Quarter Mile. Open — Burnett. Legg I, McCallum. 55 2/5 sec. 

Quarter Mile. Under 14 — Legg II, Dawson. Taylor II. 69 sec. 

Relay Race. 400 Yards. School vs. Old Boys — Old Boys: R. Duke, \V. 
Dalziel. R. M. Dalziel. A. McPherson, 47 sec. 

One Mile. Open {John Thorne Shield) — Shipley II, Burnett, Legg I. 
5 min. 29 1 5 sec. 

High Jump. Under 16 — Bell. Gordon II. Branson. 4' 8 ". 

High Jump. Under 14 — Taylor II. Dawson. Moffatt II. 4' 5" 

Long Jump. Open — Hodgins, Price, Tainton. 18' 9-)^". 

Long Jump. Under 16 — Tyson. Gordon II. Branson. 16^ 9". 

Long Jump, Under 14 — Taylor II, Dawson. Moffatt II. 15' 5^2". 

120-Yard Hurdles. Intermediate — Gordon II. Legg I. Branson. 

Cricket Ball Throw. Open — Hodgins. Calton. Gordon II. 
99 yds. 2' ly.". 


Standing (left to right) : 

Gordon I, Taylor I, Strang, Brown II. Calton, Hogarth. Price 

Seated: Burnett, Shipley II, Shipley I (Capt.), Bridge. Clifford. 

On ground: Ballantyne. Cotter. Pollard. 

Rugby Football, 1948-49 

At the annual football meeting the two Colours left from 
the previous year, W. J. Shipley and G. R. C. Shipley, were 
elected Captain and Vice-captain, respectively. 

The First XV enjoyed a very successful season in spite 
of the fact that the winter was severe enough to render the 
grounds unplayable for several weeks. In general, the opposition 
was stronger than in the past few years but, notwithstanding, 
seven of the thirteen games were won, four were lost and two 
drawn. Brentwood College and Shawnigan Lake School, both 
traditional rivals, were defeated easily, and fixtures were played 
with teams in the city league and with St. George's, Vancouver, 
for the first time for some years. 

The two old Colours, W. J. Shipley and G. R. C. Shipley, 
together with R. I. Strang and D. J. Brown, completed the best 
side to represent the School since the war. 

Colours for the season were awarded to W. W. Price, H. C. 
Burnett, D. J. Ballantyne. R. J. Calton, T. W. Cotter, D. L. 
Taylor, J. C. Gordon, K. M. Bridge. M. L. Clifford, D. I. 
Hogarth and R. G. Pollard. 


As far as Junior football was concerned, the season was a 
most disappointing one. Opponents have always been difficult 
to find, and when Brentwood College closed its doors during 
the Christmas term. Shawnigan Lake School provided the 
only opposition. Unfortunately, owing to ground conditions. 
only one match was possible, and this resulted in a draw. 

Inter-house matches, played for the first time for many 
years, were contested with the utmost vigour and resulted in 
wins for Founders House in both the Senior and Intermediate 

First Fifteen Matches 

School vs. J.B.A.A. 
October 16th — Home. Won, 23 - 3 

The visitors were not strong and. in addition, turned up 
short, the vacancies being filled by School players. 

The School controlled the game throughout and scored 
through Brown II. Bigelow. Pollard and Strang before half- 

After half-time the "Bays" scored an unconverted try 
following a forward rush, but the School replied with tries by 
Shipley I. Price and Burnett. Burnett's try was the best of the 
day and was converted by Shipley I. 

School vs. Victoria High School 
October 2 1st — Away. Lost. 13-6 

Throughout the first half the High School held a definite 
advantage, and their backs, heavier by far than the School out- 
sides, ran through the School defence twice. Faulty passing in 
the School centre, and irresolute defence led up to these tries, one 
of which was goaled. and the High School led by 8 points. 
Shortly before half-time the School asserted themselves, and 
when a High School player fly kicked into Strang's hands that 
player scored easily. Shipley I failed to convert. 

After the restart the School played with spirit and had 
a decided territorial advantage until the end. After a period of 
heavy pressure, Strang scored his second try, fighting his way 
over after a scrum near the line. Shipley I again failed to goal. 
Some very spirited play then took place in the High School 
twenty-five, but luck was not with the School side and they 
were unable to score again. Just before the end. the School de- 
fence was again broken in the centre and the High School ob- 
tained the final try of the game and goaled it. The School did 


well against their heavy opponents in the second half, and the 
game was far closer than the score indicated. 

School vs. Canadian Services College 2nd XV 
October 26th — Away. Won, 6 - 3 

Very shortly after the start the College were awarded a 
penalty, and a splendid kick gave them a lead of three points. 
Some very even play then took place but, though both defences 
lacked soundness, faulty handling spoiled many a likely chance 
and for some time there was no addition to the score. 

The School were obtaining possession more frequently 
than their opponents, however, and with Burnett and Strang 
combining well on the right, the College were hard pressed. The 
School put themselves level when, from a set scrum in the 
College twenty-five, Gilbert took the ball on the blind side and 
ran around a badly placed defence to score a try, which Shipley I 
failed to improve. A little later Gilbert sold the "dummy" in 
the centre and went through on his own from half-way. When 
tackled, close to the line, he gave to Price who scored easily. 
Shipley I again failed to improve. 

After half-time play was very open but, though the School 
had the upper hand, no further score resulted. Pollard made 
some fine runs and both Burnett and Gilbert only just failed 
after fine individual efforts. At the other end, Pollard saved a 
certain try when his vigorous tackle brought down a College 
back who was in the clear. In the closing minutes, Gilbert threw 
away a certain try by attempting to cut through with unmarked 
men outside him waiting for the ball, and the School had to be 
content with a 6 - 3 victory. 

As a side, the School played their best game to date. Cotter 
at scrum half, showed definite improvement, while most of the 
outsides did some very useful things. Shipley I, Taylor, Ballan- 
tyne and Shipley II were the pick of the pack. Bell made a 
promising first appearance as a wing forward. 

School vs. Brentwood College 
November 6th — Away. Won 24 - 3 

Following the opening whistle some very faulty play by 
Pollard, the School fullback, almost ended in disaster, but that 
danger over, the School settled down, and from that time their 
line was never seriously threatened. 

The School opened their account when the ball was swung 
out to Burnett, and this player, beating his man, made much 
ground before sending Strang over. Shipley I added the extra 
points. A little later, Gilbert burst through the centre and 

Burnett was up to take his pass to score a try which Shipley I 
converted from a wide angle. The School led 10 - at half-time. 

After the restart the Brentwood forwards played well and 
obtained a fair share of the ball, but their outsides were too slow 
and combined poorly. The School backs, on the other hand, 
ran with spirit and were always dangerous. Price was very 
prominent for the School during the second half and was only 
a yard or so short after one grand run. However, a quick heel 
from this position and some orthodox passing, in which both 
backs and forwards participated, saw Burnett take Shipley I's 
pass to finish the movement. Shipley I then kicked his third 
goal. Then came two quick tries by Strang, the first after 
taking Burnetts pass and a long run down the touch line, and 
the second after accepting a pass from Burnett near the line and 
cutting in. Shipley I failed to improve either try. 

Some good play by the Brentwood forwards then carried 
the ball in<"o the school twenty-five where a penalty was 
awarded and a splendid goal kicked. 

Just before the end, the School went further ahead, some 
good passing by the backs ending when Gilbert ( who could 
have scored himself) gave to Burnett, who obtained the try 
between the posts. Shipley I failed to convert and the School 
won, 24-3. 

The teams were well matched forward, but behind the 
scrum there was no comparison, the School outsides always 
being better together and more thrustful in attack. Burnett, who 
was the best three-quarter on the field, and Strang, both scored 
three tries, but the backs all gave pleasing displays and there was 
a general willingness to pass the ball. The School forwards fully 
held their own. and did well in the line out. although their 
kicking was hardly up to the standard of their opponents. 

School vs. Oak Bay High School 
November 9th — Home. Draw, 3 - 3 

Play was keen and spirited throughout, but by no means 
clever, and there was too much fly kicking by both sides. Oak 
Bay scored a good try through their right wing after twenty 
minutes' play, but the attempt to goal failed. Shortly before 
half-time the School equalized when Shipley I received the ball 
in his own twenty-five and. though surrounded by players, 
dropped a splendid goal, the first from play seen on the School 
grounds for many a year and the first under the new rule which 
allows only three points for this kick. 

After half-time play was very even, but no further score 
resulted. The School backs were none too happy against very 
robust opposition. Shipley I, Shipley II and Taylor (who had 
a good match) were prominent in the pack. 


School vs. Canadian Services College 2nd XV 
November 13th — Home. Won, 10-9 

From the opening whistle, play was very even and vigorous 
to a degree. The College forwards were very spirited and the 
School were none too happy in face of their rushes, but after 
being forced to touch down twice, pressure was relieved. At the 
other end, Burnett put himself through the centre, but lacked 
the pace to finish. The College opened the scoring well on in 
the half when a forward rush brought an unconverted try. Soon 
after this, Gilbert was injured but upon resumption of play he 
scored a beautiful try, selling the "dummy" and running forty 
yards through the centre to score between the posts. Shipley I 
goaled and the School led 5 - 3 at half-time. 

Gilbert, who had been forced to leave the field just before 
half-time, did not return and the College dropped a man to 
equalize. For some time the College held a decided advantage 
and, after a period of pressure during which the School defence 
was very shaky, there was a penetration in the centre which 
led to an unconverted try. Very bad tackling by the School 
backs was responsible for this try. and also for a second which 
was scored on the right wing after the defence had been beaten 
in the centre. Some very bad marking by Price was partly re- 
sponsible for this try, which was unconverted, but gave the 
College a lead of four points. The School then played with re- 
newed vigour. Shipley I's kicking, both from penalties and from 
play being a feature. The School were rewarded late in the game 
when Price ran with determination on the left wing and just 
reached the line far out. Shipley's conversion from a wide angle 
was magnificent and gave the School the lead which they held 
until the end. Just before no-side the School all but added to 
their score when Taylor crossed the line after a very determined 
effort, only to be held up by several opponents and prevented 
from grounding the ball. 

The School played very hard throughout, and gave a good 
account of themselves against virile opposition. 

The match was marred by the injury to Gilbert, whose 
try in the first half was the best individual effort of the day. 

School vs. Shawnigan Lake School 
November 27th — Home. Won. 20-6 

The game was played at a fine pace throughout and, in 
spite of appalling weather conditions, was very open, with the 
opposing outsides showing excellent form. 

The School opened the scoring early when Pollard took 
Burnett's pass to pierce the defence in the centre and beat all 
opposition in a splendid dash to score between the posts for 
Shipley I to add the extra points. A little later Shawnigan 


opened their account when no mistake was made with a penalty 
given against the School under the posts. The School went 
further ahead, however, when Burnett made much ground 
down the right touchline and, when about to go down, hooked 
a well-iudged one-handed pass to Strang who had come inside 
him. An excellent try resulted. Shipley I failed to convert. Just 
before half-time Price burst through a knot of players and. with 
a fine twisting run, reached the Shawnigan line, where he gave 
to Shipley I who scored easily, but failed to convert his own 
try. The School led 1 1 - 3 at half-time. 

After the restart, following some even play. Clifford's pass 
on the blind side was intercepted by an opponent who took the 
ball in his stride and ran thirty yards to score easily. 1 he try 
was not converted. The School then took charge and maintained 
a definite superiority until the end. Three more unconverted 
tries Were scored, two by Shipley I, who had a grand match. 
This player could have scored his fourth try, late m the game, 
but his scoring pass was dropped a yard or two from the line. 
The final try went to Price, who ran cleverly and with deter- 
mination to cross at the flag. None of the second-half tries was 
converted and the School won 20 - 6. 

All the School backs, particularly Clifford, Calton and 
Price, had a good match, while the pack, for whom Shipley 1 
was outstanding, played very hard and in the battle for pos- 
session were definitely on top. 

School vs. St. George's School 
december 4th— home. lost, - 3 

There was little to recommend this match, which was 
played at home and won by the visitors by the only try scored. 
A gale blew throughout and decent football was impossible. 

In the first half, St. George's, playing with the wind, had 
the better of the game territorially: but what littk open play 
occurred was shown by the School outsides. St George s ob- 
tained a try from a scramble near the School line, and this 
proved to be the only score of the game. 

The School pressed throughout the second half, but St. 
George's were adept spoilers and seldom allowed attacking 
movements to develop. A keenly played match, but almost en- 
tirely lacking in incident. 

School vs. Oak Bay High School 
february 24th — away. drawn, 9 - 9 
As neither side had played for at least two months this 
was not a good match. The ground was very heavy and the 
general calibre of play disappointing. 

Pollard ran with spirit and made the most of his chances. 

He was also by far the most resolute in defence. Price had a 
good match, but the side as a whole did not impress and showed 
the effects of a long period of inaction. 

School vs. 5th Regiment, R.C.A. 
February 26th — Home. Lost, 6-14 

The 5th Regiment were too heavy forward for the School 
and won an interesting game by a goal and three tries (14 
points) to two tries (6 points). 

School vs. Mr. Genge's XV 
March 3rd — Home. Lost, 0-8 

A side from Victoria College, composed largely of Brent- 
wood College Old Boys, provided the opposition for this match. 

Outpaced and outweighed, the School were hard pressed 
throughout the first half and conceded a goal and a try before 
half-time. Pollard was very prominent defensively for the first 
twenty minutes, but then suffered an ankle injury and took no 
further part in the game. 

In the second half the School had more of the game, but 
the backs were never really dangerous, and with the opposition 
easing up somewhat, little of a constructive nature was shown 
by either side. The pack stood up fairly well against very heavy 
men, but the marking of the outsides was poor and the defence 
generally weak. Cotter had a good match and Gordon I played 
a very vigorous game. Not a good match, and the School were 
fortunate in not losing by more than 8 points to 0. 

School vs. Victoria High School 
March 7th — Home. Won. 17-8 

Play was fairly even throughout the first half, but the 
advantage lay with the School, whose outsides were always 
dangerous. Shipley I opened the scoring early in the game with 
a penalty goal. A little later Price scored a good try on the left 
which Shipley I improved to give the School an eight-point lead 
at the breather. 

Soon after the restart the High School opened their account 
when one of their centres ran through on his own from half- 
way to score a splendid try which was goaled. The School came 
back at once and, after exerting pressure for some time. Bridge 
took Burnett's pass to score after a short run. Shipley I failed 
to convert. 

Continuing to press, the School should have gone further 
ahead, but Bridge dropped Burnett's scoring pass with the line 
at his mercy, and a little later Price failed to give the final pass 
and went down with the ball. Shortly after this, Shipley I 


blocked a kick on the High School line and fell on the loose 
ball to score a try which he failed to improve. The final School 
try went to Calton who crossed after a short run. Just on time 
a High School centre ran through again on his own and out- 
paced the School outsides to score an unconverted try. 

In winning, 17-8, the School were not very impressive 
and sadly missed Pollard. Calton and Burnett attacked well at 
times and Cotter played a useful game in the loose. 

School vs. Old Boys (Vancouver) 
March 19th — Away. Won, 28-0 

The game against the Vancouver Old Boys was played at 
the University of B.C. and won by the School by two goals 
and six tries (28 points) to 0. 

The School were far too strong for the Old Boys and 
controlled the game from the start. Price scored twice for the 
School during the first half, while Strang, Shipley I and Bridge 
each crossed once. 

After the breather, Price scored his third try, Shipley I his 
second and Burnett was also successful after a long and deter- 
mined run. The place kicking of Shipley I and Bridge was poor, 
only two goals, both by Shipley, being kicked. Calton had a 
good match, his frequent penetrations in the centre paving the 
way for several tries. 

For the Old Boys, Bennet defended very well throughout, 
and John Kitson was as energetic as ever in the pack. 

Second Fifteen Matches 

As far as 2nd XV games were concerned, the season was a 
disappointing one. Weather and ground conditions rendered 
play impossible for a period of many weeks, and there was also 
the usual dearth of opponents. 

Against Shawnigan Lake School early in the season the 
School were easy winners, but late in the spring proved to be 
no match for Mount View High School 1st XV, a very heavy 
side. A third game against Mount Douglas High School 1st XV 
was drawn. 

Some good talent was noted, Hodgins, Bigelow, Bell, 
Craven, Tainton, Howard and Read showing promise. 


SHIPLEY I (Capt.) — Played "hook" this year with distinct success. A 
splendid forward, especially in the line out. Extremely dangerous near 
the line and surprisingly fast for his weight. Enjoyed some good days 
as a place kicker, but was not consistent. Captained the team well, and 


set an excellent example by his vigorous participation, his "ask-no- 
quarter" attitude, and his keenness and enthusiasm throughout the 

SHIPLEY II (Vicc-Capt.) — A splendid forward, particularly in the "tight." 
Not spectacular, but keen to a degree: full of honest effort, and played 
the game in a fine sporting manner. An invaluable member of the side, 
and a splendid influence, both on and off the field. 

BRIDGE (Full Back) — A fair kick and tackle. Rather slow on his feet, but 
never hesitated to go down in face of forwards with the ball at their feet. 
Possessed a good knowledge of the game and always gave of his best. 

CALTON (Outside Half) — Unselfish, and always did his best to keep the 
game open. Reasonably sound in defence, but was happier in attack, 
although somewhat slow off the mark. Possessed good hands, a clever 
"dummy." and an eye for an opening. At present he lacks the vital 
enthusiasm which would mean much to his game, but he is none the 
less a footballer of the greatest promise. 

CLIFFORD (Scrum Half) — Unselfish, and an accurate passer from the base 
of the scrum, he played his part in connecting forwards and backs with 
distinct success. His tackling, though improved, still lacks decision, and 
his kicking remains weak. Cool and collected at all times. 

PRICE (Wing Three-quarter) — Extremely keen, and the most improved 
player on the side. Determined and elusive as a runner, he was essentially 
an attacker, and the defensive side of his game is not yet sufficiently 
strong. He also has much to learn of the art of combination. Enjoyed 
a splendid season. 

STRANG (Wing Three-quarter) — Lacking in pace for this position, and 
rather weak defensively, but combined well and played intelligent football. 

POLLARD (Centre Three-quarter) — A thrustful centre, with pace and 
determination. Prone to hold on too long, and has much to learn as far 
as combination is concerned. By far the best defender on the side, his 
tackling was invariably decisive. 

BURNETT (Centre Three-quarter) — Fulfilled the promise shown last year 
and had a splendid season. Defensively, he is only fair as yet. In attack, 
he showed pace, sw^erve and effective use of the "dummy." Constantly 
on the lookout for an opening, and once through, he was invariably 
unselfish, and a large percentage of the tries were scored from his passes. 

TAYLOR I — An effective front- row forward with good hands and a sound 
knowledge of the game. Good in the "tight." useful in the "loose." and 
very dangerous near the line. A weak tackle. 

GORDON I — A vigorous and effective front- row man who always gave 
of his best. 

BALLANTYNE — Another honest, hard-working forward who was a distinct 
success in the second row. Excellent in the "tight." active in the "loose" 
and effective as a tackle. One of the best of a bctter-than-avcrage pack. 

HOGARTH — A useful break who tackled well. Too prone to leave the 
initiative with his opponent. His hands were poor and his kicking weak. 
Very keen and willing, he invariably did his best. 

BROWN II — Held his place on the team in face of keen competition — a 
commendable effort in one so young. Tackled well on occasion and is 
verv promising in every phase of forward play. 

COTTER — A very effective break, with good hands. Bustling in the "loose." 
but never forgot the desirability of keeping the game open, and took 
every opportunity of giving his outsides possession. Cool and collected. 
he played intelligent football. 



Standing (L. to R. ) : Shcrrati. Burnett. Strang. McCormick. Price. Challoner, 
Seated: Colquhoun. Shipley I. Clifford (Capt.). Shipley II. Calton. 

Cricket. 1949 

M. L. Clifford, last year's captain, again led the side, and 
G. R. Shipley assisted him as vice-captain. 

Of the seven matches played, two were won. three lost and 
two drawn. The batting was disappointing. There were several 
boys capable of making runs, but only Colquhoun was in any 
degree consistent. Both Calton and Colquhoun averaged over 
ten runs per innings. The out cricket was somewhat better. Hett, 
Sherratt and Colquhoun all took over ten wickets in the seven 
games played, but although the runs per wicket averages of Hett 
and Colquhoun were slightly better than that of Sherratt. this 
player was. without doubt, the side's best bowler, taking 21 
wickets for 149 runs. The fielding was well up to average. 

Colours were awarded to J. B. Colquhoun. R. J. Calton, 
J. G. Sherratt. G. R. Shipley and W. J. Shipley, and the full 
team for the season was as follows: M. L. Clifford (Capt.) , W. 
J. Shipley. J. B. Colquhoun. G. R. Shipley. R. J. Calton, G. T. 
L. Read. J. G. Sherratt. R. R. Challoner, H. C. Burnett. R. M. 
Hett and W. W. Price. 

The Clayton Cup competition was particularly keen this 
year. Six teams were entered and after two full rounds 

had been played the team captained by G. R. Shipley won 
the cup after a nip-and-tuck struggle with W. J. Shipley's side. 

The prize bat, presented by the University School "In- 
cogs," to the best all-round cricketer in the school, was won by 
J. B. Colquhoun, while R. Calton received a bat for scoring 
over 50 runs in the match versus Shawnigan Lake. 

The Colts enjoyed several matches with Glenlyon School 
and single games with St. Michael's School and Shawnigan Lake 
School. Three matches were won and three lost. 

Both sides batted deplorably in the house match, which 
was won quite easily by Brentwood House. 

The following University School boys were selected to 
play for Victoria Boys Under 18 against Vancouver Boys Under 
18: Clifford (Capt. ), Shipley IL Calton, Sherratt, Price, 
Sciuire, Burnett and Challoner. Victoria won the match and, 
with it, the Cameron Cup on the first innings, 76 - 42. Calton 
made 26 not out and Sherratt took 5 wickets for 8 runs. 

First Eleven Matches 

The season opened on April 23rd against a team composed 
largely of University School "Incogs" and captained by Mr. R. 
Wenman. The School did fairly well in scoring 79, Read's 
contribution being 31. The opposition fared badly against the 
School bowling (Hett, 5 for 11) and all were out for 33. The 
School won by 46 runs. 

School vs. Cowichan C.C. 
Away — Result, Lost 

The School, for whom Hett took 5 for 16, did well to 
dispose of Cowichan for 33. The batting, however, was bad 
beyond description and the game was lost by 1 6 runs. 

Heppenstall, run out 1 Clifford, hit wicket, bid. Camp- 
Campbell, ct. Calton. bid. Sher- bell 5 

ratt 10 Colquhoun, ct. Baiss, bid. Hep- 
Hammond, bid. Hett 9 penstall 

Dyson, ct. Colquhoun, bid. Shipley I, bid. Heppenstall 

Sherratt Read. ct. Green. A., bid. Chap- 

Chappel, bid. Hett pel 3 

Howarth. ct. McCormick, bid. Calton, ct. Howarth, bid. Chap- 

Hett 4 pel 2 

Meredith, ct. Burnett, bid. Hett 2 Shipley II, bid. Chappel 

Baiss, l.b.w. Sherratt 3 Burnett, bid. Heppenstall 1 

Dobell, bid. Hett McCormick. ct. and bid. Dyson 3 

Green, A. E.. not out Sundt I. bid. Heppenstall 

Green. C. bid. McCormick Sherratt. ct. and bid. Dyson... 

Extras 3 Hett. not out 1 

— Extras 1 

Total 3 2 Total 16 


School vs. Oak Bay C.C. 

Home — Result, Lost 

Oak Bay were far too strong for the School side, for whom 
Hett and Challoner each took 2 for 28, and Clifford made a 
good catch. 


Clifford, bid. Scott 2 

Colquhoun, l.b.w. Scott 12 

Read. bid. Scott 2 

Calton. l.b.w. Scott 

Shipley II, ct. A. Higgs, bid. 

Sparks 5 

Shipley I. bid. Sparks 4 

Burnett, bid. Scott 4 

Hodgins. bid. Sparks 2 

Challoner, bid. Sparks 

Sherratt, ct. D. Higgs, bid. 


Hett, not out 


Total 31 

Sparks, ct. Clifford, bid. Chal- 
loner 3 8 

Grant, bid. Hett 5 

Scott, ct. Burnett, bid. Challoner 42 

Vyvyan, retired .32 

Hobday, bid. Hett 1 

A. Higgs, run out 1 1 

Deane. bid. Sherratt 2 

D. Higgs. not out 1 

Orford. did not bat. 
Roberts, did not bat. 
Rooper, did not bat. 

Extras 8 

Total 140 


Home — Result, Draw 

The School fielding was bright and the bowling fairly 
steady on the whole. Challoner took 2 for 1 1 and Sherratt 2 
for 15. Colquhoun made 36 in the School's innings, a sound 


Baiss. l.b.w. Hett 2 

Green. A. E., ct. Read, bid. 

Sherratt 1 

McClary. run out 20 

Dyson, run out 1 

Campbell, l.b.w. Challoner _— 5 

Day. retired 28 

Heppenstall. ct. Sherratt, bid. 


Irwin, bid. Shipley II 1 

Green, retired 14 

Meredith, bid. Sherratt 1 

Charter, not out 

Extras 5 

Total 78 


Clifford, bid. Heppenstall 

Colquhoun, bid. Heppenstall 3 6 

Read, bid. Heppenstall 7 

Calton. run out 4 

Shipley II. bid. Dyson 

Shipley I. ct. and bid. Campbell 7 

Sundt I. not out 1 

Burnett, bid. Heppenstall 

Challoner, bid. Day 3 

Sherratt. ct. McClary, bid. Hep- 
penstall 3 

Hett. not out 1 

Extras 6 

Total, for 9 wickets^_ 68 

SCHOOL VS. Shawnigan Lake School 
Home — Result, Won 

Shawnigan batted feebly against some moderate bowling 
by the School for whom Colquhoun took four wickets for one 
run. The School started very shakily in their innings, but Cal- 


ton, profiting by a loose over or two, knocked off the runs and 
Shipley came in to hit lustily. Clifford declared at 109 for 6 
wickets and then Sherratt, 6 for 13, and Colquhoun, 3 for 7, 
dismissed Shawnigan again, and the School won by an innings 
and 26 runs. 

First Innings Second Innings 

Bellm. ct. Sherratt, bid. Hett 3 bid. Sherratt 

Chadwick. ct. Read. bid. Hett 1 run out 2 

Butt, bid. Colquhoun 1 l.b.w. Colquhoun 12 

Maclnnes. bid. Sherratt bid. Sherratt 8 

Burr. bid. Colquhoun 4 ct. Read. bid. Sherratt 

Birch, bowled Colquhoun l.b.w. Colquhoun 

Patrick, ct. Burnett, bid. Challoner -- 7 bid. Sherratt 

Waterman, ct. and bid. Challoner ct. Shipley I, bid. Sherratt 

Green, not out 10 bid. Colquhoun 2 

Loughary, bid. Shipley II 2 l.b.w. Sherratt 2 

Johnson, bid. Colquhoun not out 1 1 

Extras 10 Extras 8 

Total 3 8 Total 45 


Colquhoun, ct. Butt. bid. Longhary 10 

Read, run out 2 

Clifford, run out 

Caiton. not out 52 

Strang, ct. Patrick, bid. Longhary 

Shipley II. bid. Maclnnes 7 

Shipley I. ct. Johnson, bid. Butt j- 30 

Burnett, not out 3 

Challoner. did not bat. 
Sherratt, did not bat 
Hett, did not bat. 

Extras 5 

Total, for 6 wickets 109 

School vs. St. George's School 
Away — Result, Lost 

This match was played at Brockton Point, Vancouver, and 
was the first occasion that University School ever travelled by 
air in order to complete a fixture. The School found Scott, the 
St. George's captain, too much for them and lost by an innings 
and six runs. Colquhoun took 3 for 14 to lead the School 
bowlers but the fielding was very poor. 

First Innings Second Innings 

Read. ct. Halett, bid. Bradley 10 run out 6 

Colquhoun, hit wicket, bid. Davies 9 ct. Julian, bid. Bradley____ 3 

Caiton. ct. Davies. bid. Bradley 2 ct. and bid. Bradley 2 

Clifford, bid. Davies ct. Julian, bid. Bradley — . 26 

McCormick. bid. Davies bid. Davies 

Shipley II. bid. Bradley ct. Scott, bid. Davies 4 

Burnett, ct. Julian, bid. Davies bid. Bradley 

Shipley I, bid. Davies — 4 not out -. 3 

Sherratt. stpd. Scott, bid. Davies 12 bid. Bradley 2 

Price, not out 6 bid. Bradley 10 

Hett. ct. and bid. Davies 4 bid. Bradley 

Extras 6 Extras 6 

Total 5 3 

Total 62 


Davies, ct. and bid. Sherratt 

Bradley, bid. Sherratt 1 

Scott, bid. McCormick . 7 

Bayliff, bid. Sherratt 

Templeman. ct. Clifford, bid. Colquhoun 

Halett, l.b.vv. Colquhoun 

Whillis, ct. Clifford, bid. Colquhoun 

Sherwood, bid. McCormick 1 

Bardon. ct. Clifford, bid. Hett 

Julian, not out 

Neal , not out 


Total 1 2 1 

School vs. Shawnigan Lake School 
Away — Result, Draw 

The second match of the season between the schools re- 
sulted in a draw. The School declared with 89 for 6 wickets 
and Shawnigan were 21 runs behind with one wicket to fall at 
the close. Clifford and Colquhoun opened well for the School, 
but the hitters failed, and Calton did not score quickly enough 
to allow Clifford to declare earlier. Sherratt took 3 for 1 5 and 
Clifford held a fine catch at mid-off. 


Clifford, ct. Patrick, bid. Long- 

hary 27 

Colquhoun, run out 1 2 

Strang, ct. Burr, bid. Maclnnes 2 

Calton, not out 2 3 

Shipley I, ct. Pearkes, bid. Mac. 

Innes 2 

Shipley II. not out 10 

McCormick, did not bat. 

Burnett, bid. Longhary 3 

Price, ct. Bellm. bid. Maclnnes 4 
Sherratt. did not bat. 
Challoner, did not bat. 

Extras 6 

Total, for 6 wickets . 89 


Bellm. l.b.w. Sherratt 5 

Butt, bid. Sherratt 9 

Burr, run out 

Maclnnes. ct. McCormick, bid. 


Pearkes. bid. Sherratt 

Patrick, run out 4 

Johnson, ct. Clifford, bid. Mc- 
Cormick 14 

Green, ct. Calton. bid. Shipley II 10 
Birch, ct. Calton, bid. McCor- 

Longhary, not out 1 1 

Co well, not out 7 

Extras 8 

Total, for 9 wickets.. 68 



CLIFFORD (Capt.) — A very useful opening batsman with a good defence, 
though somewhat impatient and prone to try and force things too early. 
He has some promising shots on the off, but frequently fails to reach 
the pitch of the ball when driving. In the field, his hands are good, but 
on the ground he is not so sure. An enthusiastic captain. 

SHIPLEY II (Vice-Capt.) — Never developed to any extent with either bat 
or ball. Failed to use his reach in playing forward, and as a bowler he 
bowled far too many loose ones. Sound in the field and always extremely 

COLQUHOUN — A very much improved player all round. As a batsman 
he has style, a good defence, and some pleasing strokes, particularly on 
the leg side. He is rapidly developing the necessary confidence and his 
batting is becoming less tentative. Came on considerably with the ball; 
was a useful fielder, and displayed a splendid spirit at all times. 

SHIPLEY I — A useful wicket-keeper for so big a man. Seldom came off as 
a hitter. If he could learn to use his great reach and hit straight, he would 
make runs aplenty. Always keen and enthusiastic. 

READ — Gained in confidence and came on consistently with the bat. Strong 
on the leg side and has a fair defence. Lifeless in the field and a poor 
runner between the wickets. 

CALTON — A very promising batsman. His defence is fairly sound, but he 
lacks concentration. Possesses some nice free strokes and can punish loose 
bowling. Has the ability to bowl, but not the interest. Excellent in the 
field, both in the air and on the ground. 

SHERRATT — Had a very successful season with the ball. Maintained a good 
length and is learning to turn the ball both ways. Not without promise 
as a batsman. Possessed good hands and was extremely keen and alert 
in the field. 

BURNETT- — Improved somewhat with the bat, although he never came off 
in matches. He can punish loose bowling on the leg side, but his defence 
is weak as yet, and his style cramped. As a fielder, his hands are quite 
good, but on the ground he is unreliable. 

CHALLONER — A most promising left-hand bowler, who has made an 
excellent start. Not without ability with the bat and will improve. Very 
good in the field and full of enthusiasm. 

PRICE — Hits the ball hard, but has no defence as yet. Excellent in the field. 

HETT — He had some good days with the ball, but was by no means con- 
sistent and frequently short of a length. Clumsy in the field and a poor 
batsman. Invariably very keen and willing. 

Grass Hockey 

As the football season opened rather earlier than usual this 
year, grass hockey activity was somewhat restricted. However, 
on October 2nd a game was arranged with a side captained by 
the Headmaster. The match was fast and the School did quite 
well in winning, 5-2. Burnett, Cotter, Colquhoun and the 
Shipley brothers showed good form. Mr. Wenman and Major 
Newall of the School staff assisted the Headmaster, and it was 
pleasant to see hockey enthusiasts such as Mr. W. Dunbar and 
Mr. J. Meade-Robbins turning out again. 


The hockey season really finished at the end of October, 
but a special game was arranged with University Hill School, 
Vancouver, who brought over a side of twelve-year-olds. The 
match was played on March 26th. the School being defeated 
3 - 0. all goals coming in the second half. The Vancouver boys 
had obviously been well coached by Professor H. V. Warren, 
who travelled with the side. 

Cross Country Running 

The School's Annual Cross Country was run over the same 
course as in the past few years, on March 28th. Ninety-seven 
boys participated and all finished. The winner for the third 
year in succession, was H. C. Burnett, but he was very closely 
pressed at the end by Shipley II. who finished strongly. Taylor 
I was a very good third. 

To the winner of the Cross Country goes the Old Boys 
Cup and Burnett received this award on Sports Day. The Rob- 
ertson Cup. v.^hich goes to the first junior home, was won this 
year by Legg II. a very promising runner. He finished twelfth. 
On an inter-house basis, Founders House were easy winners. 

On December 1st the Annual Invitation Cross Country took 
place at Royal Roads. Eight teams were entered and the School 
finished fourth, behind Canadian Services College, H.M.C.S. 
Naden (Special Entry) , and Oak Bay High School. Other teams 
competing were St. George's School. H.M.C.S. Naden (S. and 
S. School). St. Louis College and Victoria High School. The 
3.8 miles was won in the record time of 20 min. 49.5 sec, and 
Burnett. 15th man home and our first in was timed at 22 mm. 
41 sec. Wilson I was 21st, Shipley II 26th and Legg I 27th. 
There were over fifty entries. 

This year there was considerable interest in distance run- 
ning at Victoria High School, and on February 1 1 the School 
were invited to run a team race against them over their course, 
roughly three miles, all on pavement. The School were easy 
winners, obtaining places in the first ten as follows: 1st (Bur- 
nett). 3rd (Shipley II), 4th (Wilson I). 6th (Ballantyne) , 
7th (Legg I), 9th (Strang). 

The best cross country boy in the School was undoubtedly 
Burnett. His interest and effort over the last three years in this 
form of athletic endeavour has been rewarded. Other boys who 
were consistently keen and ran with distinct success were Ship- 
ley II. Wilson I, Ballantyne and Legg I. 

Athletic Colours based on cross country and Sports Day 
performances were awarded to Hodgins, Price, Shipley II and 



The Juniors took a keen interest in Soccer this year and 
there was some strong competition to get on the team. A series 
of games was played with Glenlyon and St. Michael's. Of these, 
one was won and one was lost with Glenlyon. while two were 
won and one lost with St. Michael's. Moffatt II was captain 
of the team and did yeoman service throughout the season. 
Huntly I did some very useful centering from right wing, while 
Huntly II saved many a goal — some of them quite difficult. 


Competition for the Gym. VIII was so keen and so little 
time was available that the final eliminations had to be post- 
poned to the summer term, when Mr. A. McKinnon judged in 
his customary able and encouraging manner. 

The whole of the training was carried out by Clifford, 
who is to be congratulated in achieving much with very little 
assistance and in spite of many difficulties. The VII finally 
chosen, in order, were: 

M. L. Clifford J. B. Colquhoun 

T. W. Cotter A. N. Sundt . 

W. W. Price P. K. Huus 

D. E. Fox D. I. Hogarth 

The Colours of M. L. Clifford were confirmed and new 
Colours were awarded to T. Cotter. 


This year tennis proved to be as popular as ever. A larger 
number of boys took part in the tournament than usual and 
some very keen competition resulted. The singles were won by 
Branson, who defeated Calton 6-0, 6-0, while the doubles 
were won by Branson and Lopez, who defeated Burnett and 
Calton, 6-1.6-2. Branson was awarded the Barnacle Cup. 

Thanks to Mrs. Queale, who very kindly gave a challenge 
cup, the juniors were able to have a competition of their own. 
This was won by Goodrich II, who defeated Dawson 6-1, 

Branson was awarded his tennis Colours. 


The "Tank" has been much in use during the summer 
term. The pre-brcakfast swim has been a popular feature 
(especially with the juniors) , and there has been a steady in- 
crease in keenness and capability. The Annual Sports produced 
more than one close finish and some excellent swimming and 
diving generally. An innovation, this year, was the beginners' 
"dog-paddle," which was won by Legg II, Hethey being a close 
second. This year the swimming championship was decided by 
the aggregate of points instead of the result of the sprint race, 
as in former years. The new champion is Calton, who eventu- 
ally succeeded in ousting Gilbert from his well-entrenched posi- 
tion. A tribute must be paid to the latter for the hard fight 
which he put up. He has been "off games" for some time, and 
hardly had the opportunity of keeping his lungs and limbs in 
condition. We were fortunate, once again, in having Mr. 
McKinnon for principal judge. 

Other results were as follow: 

440 Yards, Free Style, under 14 Taylor II 

440 Yards. Free Style, under 16 Brown II 

44 Yards, Backstroke, open Shipley II 

440 Yards, Breaststroke, open Calton 

60 Yards, Free Style, open Calton 

Diving, open Cotter 

Inter-house. 4 lengths Relay Founders 

Swimming Colours were awarded to R. Calton. 


The Stamp Club under D. I. Hogarth was very active 
thoughout the year. 

About twenty members met weekly and traded briskly for 
about half an hour, a reserve supply being provided by the 
Headmaster's box, which was kept replenished by letters from 
parents and others all over the world. 


Standing (left to right) : Turner. Sherratt. Craven. Cotton. Lister. Jennings 
Seated: Hodgins. Shipley II. Shipley I. Bridge. Tyson. 


Due to the kindness of Commodore J. C. L. Edwards, 
C.B.. two naval petty officers were loaned from H.M.C.S. 
Naden to instruct the seniors while the Headmaster assisted 
with the juniors, and considerable progress was made all round. 

Great enthusiasm was shown and the competitions were 
fought with spirit, both losers and winners displaying good 
sportsmanship and fair skill. 

Judges were Capt. Carle, Cmdr. Kingscote. R.C.N. , and 
Capt. W. Holms, R.C.N. (O.B.) , to whom our thanks are due. 

Brentwood won the inter-house event and the individual 
winners were as follow: 

Atom Weight — Jennings. 
Dust Weight — Turner. 
Paper Weight — Lister. 
Flyweight (Gait Martin Cup) — 

Bantamweight — Craven 
Featherweight (Bolton Cup) — 


Lightweight (I. K. Ker Cup) — 

Welterweight — Hodgins. 
Middleweight — Shipley II. 
Light-heavyweight — Bridge. 
Heavyweight (Humphrey Baynes 

Cup) — Shipley 1. 



The Cadet Corps 

1948 - 1949 

Chief Instructor: Capt. J. J. Timmis 

(Vice. C. L. Cropper, Esq.) 

Asst. Instructors: Lieut. C. F. Genge, Lieut. J. S. Campsie 

By popular vote, Shipley II was elected C/Captain, Ho- 
garth and Taylor I, Lieutenants: Shipley I. Sergeant-major, 
and Colquhoun. C.Q.M.S. The strength of the Corps was 
officially 49. but by the usual process of including over-size 
youngsters was raised to 63. 

At the very start of the school year it was decided to put 
the Corps into regulation uniforms. Accordingly, size-rolls 
were filled up and, in due course, the various cartons of clothing 
began to arrive. By November, most of the Corps were fitted 
ou^ with berets, khaki shirts, black ties, jackets, trousers, gaiters, 
army boots. P.T. shorts, singlets and running shoes. 

The old Armoury in the Lower Hall was totally inade- 
quate to cope with the situation. Cartons of equipment were 
stacked ceiling high. There were other packages in temporary 
care of the Room Building. The situation became worse as 
time went on. Consequently, new accommodation had to be 
found. The old Laundry Building on Knight Avenue was 



OCTOBER. 1948 

selected as the most suitable place. During the Christmas holi- 
days it was stripped of its former glory, reconditioned and 
altered to meet the new demands. Roughly, two-thirds were set 
aside for clothing. The remainder was subdivided and now 
provides a drying room, an I.C. engine department and a wire- 
less room 6 ft X 9 ft. The installation of an oil heater provides 
the necessary heat for all purposes. 

Brentwood College joined us during the latter part of 
November. They did not participate in Cadet Corps activities 
until the beginning of the Easter term, but were measured for 
uniforms before the Christmas holidays in order to save time 
later on. By a well-planned measure of skullduggery the extra 
uniforms arrived amazingly quickly and. before long, the new 
Corps of 81 O.R. (all of official age) were pacing the Quad., 
completely equipped. 

Thanks to the foresight of our Chief Instructor, steps were 
taken at an early date to get the Corps affiliated with some 
Victoria regiment. Except for the official signatures on the 
dotted line we are now affiliated with the 5th H.A.A. Regt. 
and have already benefitted to the extent of being issued khaki 
web belts. This may not seem of much material importance, but 
from a "looks" point of view it has made all the difference in 
the world. 

The addition of "Brentwood" enabled us to form two 
equally balanced platoons, to increase the band from 10 to 15 
and to fill a long felt post namely, that of a drum major. Ship- 
ley I, with his 6 ft. 3 in., was considered the most suitable cadet 
for this conspicuous position, was tried out. and in due course 
proved himself to be just as efficient at twirling the mace as 
anyone in Victoria. The vacant post of sergeant-major was filled 
by Bridge of Brentwood. The spirit with which he tackled this 
job was typical of the enthusiasm shown by all his colleagues. 

Major Low (G.S.O. 2), Ottawa, accompanied by Capt. 
C. G. Brown. Senior Cadet Training Officer for this area, in- 
spected the Corps on May 3 at 1430 hours. Alternate rain and 
shine during the morning was followed by a cloudburst and a 
gale of wind at lunch time. This continued until after the "fall 
in": then Providence came to our rescue and blessed us with 
sunshine for the balance of the afternoon. The ceremonial 
portion of the inspection was very similar to that of previous 
years. Despite the early wetting and the difficulty of hearing 
orders above the wind, the Corps is to be congratulated on its 
magnificent showing. Following the company and rifle drill 
came the group activities. Lieut. Hogarth, v.^ho was instrumental 
in getting a further 17 cadets their Junior St. John Ambulance 
certificates, put on a short display of bandaging. Cpl. Kingham 
relayed a series of messages by buzzer and phone. C/Capt. Ship- 
ley II and three others gave an exhibition of shooting clay pipes 


in the range. Cpl. Brown II gave a lecture on the Bren gun, while 
Cpl. Green explained and operated the stationary Chevrolet 
engine, which had been donated for instructional purposes by 
The Wilson Motor Co. earlier in the year. 

The Wireless Group, under Sgt. Moore, created much 
interest with their No. 19's and 58's. The new Armoury was 
visited and very favourable comments were passed on its com- 
pactness and layout. 

After a short display of P.T. en masse, the Corps formed 
a hollow square. At this juncture, Major Low expressed his 
keen appreciation of the measure of hard work that had been 
carried out by all ranks during the past eight months. In addi- 
tion, the following cadets were presented with the Gold Star in 
recognition of their outstanding services to the School and Cadet 
Corps: C/Capt. Shipley II, Drum Major Shipley I, C.Q.M.S. 
Colquhoun and Sgt. Moore. 

Among the many parents and guests who witnessed the 
inspection were Admiral P. W. Nelles, C.B.E., etc.; Major- 
General G. K. Pearkes, V.C., M.P.: Commodore J. C. L. Ed- 
wards, C.B., commanding H.M.C.S. Naden; Capt. H. C. 
Raynor, D.S.C., Commandant Royal Roads: Lt.-Col. I. C. 
Peron. O.C. Work Point Barracks. 

On May 24 the Corps, after a period of many years, 
renewed its May Day function of marching through town in 
the general parade. The marching was excellent and the band, 
under Sgt. Strang put on a wonderful show. Unfortunately, a 
third platoon of cadets became attached to our group and, for 
obvious reasons, ruined any chances we might have had of being 
"mentioned." However, least said, soonest mended. 

The Goodday Cup for the best platoon was keenly con- 
tested and eventually won by No. 1 Platoon, under Lieut. I. 

By the kindness of Rev. F. Pike we were enabled to 
enjoy yet another church parade at St. Luke's on June 12. This 
custom, originally suggested by C/Capt. Alan Cockeram in 
1942, has lost none of its former significance. True, we are not 
expecting an immediate call to the Colours, but many of our 
senior members will be leaving. How can a more suitable way of 
taking leave of them be found than by attending divine service 
as a corporate body? 

C. L. C. 


Standing (left to right) : Howard. Brown I. Shipley I. Brown II. Hodgkinson. 

Seated: Gilbert. Shipley II (Capt.). Taylor I. 


1948 - 1949 

This has proved to be a very popular activity and has been 
indulged in throughout the entire year. 

The shooting range received considerable attention before 
the school year commenced and now boasts fluorescent lighting 
over the targets, a drum heater near the firing point, and reading 
facilities for those awaiting their turn to fire. 

Early in the year — September, to be exact — we were 
invited to enter a team for the Woodward Cup Trophy. This 
meant choosing a team almost before we knew who could shoot. 
Fortunately, we had four of last year's D.C.R.A. team left and 
a few others who had shown promise. Eight were chosen to 
represent the School and. by dint of constant practice, on Octo- 
ber 16th they put up an average of 89.5% — which won the 
trophy. This latter was presented by Major Low at out annual 
inspection on May 3rd. The team on this occasion consisted of: 

Brown I 92 Pollard 89 

Brown III 84 

Gilbert 86 

Kingham 88 

Shiplev I 98 

Shipley II 91 

Taylor I 88 


Shortly afterwards, Brentwood joined us. Their oppor- 
tunities for rifle practice at Patricia Bay had not been conducive 
to high scoring, and it took several weeks of constant practice to 
find out where their shooting prowess lay. Before any conclusive 
evidence was forthcoming the D.C.R.A. was upon us. Out of 
sheer bravado we entered three teams — a very foolish thing 
to do in view of the uncertain conditions. However, by the time 
the third shoot had been fired (in March) we had gained much 
experience and knew better where our potential marksmen were 
to be found. The results of this competition have just reached 
us and may be summarized as follows: 17 teams were entered 
from B.C. Our 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams were placed 5th, 7th and 
9th. with averages of 89.15. 85.3 and 81.18%. We'll do better 
next year. 

Between D.C.R.A. shoots we got in much recreational 
shooting, two house matches and another competition, namely, 
the Strathcona Trust Shield. In the latter we attained an aver- 
age of 99.6%. The conditions governing this shoot were com- 
paratively easy and we should have pulled off 100%. Unfor- 
tunately, we didn't, and other schools did. We entered two 
teams in the R.M.C. Competition, but time could not be found 
in which to fire it. 

Generally speaking, the Corps shooting was good. Only 
two members failed to get their 1st Class Shot badge. Eight 
completed their "Sniper" class and are now eligible to try for 
the "Golden Bullet." This practice means that a cadet must get 
five possibles in the prone position, five 95's sitting or kneeling 
and five 90's standing — at 25 yards. 

The choosing of a School VIII was an extremley difficult 
proposition. It had to be chosen at rather an early date, and at 
a time when certain new members were becoming excitingly 
proficient. McCormick, Bridge. Gordon I and Green, all of 
Brentwood House, put up some excellent scores towards the end 
of the summer after a somewhat dismal start. Those eventually 
chosen for the VIII were: G. R. Shipley (capt.), J. Brown, J. 
Colquhoun. L. R. Gilbert, R. I. Kingham. J. P. Moore. T. R. 
Thomason and D. L. Taylor. 

G. R. Shipley, with an average of 93.8% was the out- 
standing shot of the year. On Sports Day he received the Harvey 
Memorial Rifle and also the Harvey Challenge Cup for having 
compiled the highest score in the D.C.R.A. Competition. Brown 
I. the highest scoring intermediate, was presented with the Don 
Braidwood Cup. 

School Shooting Colours were awarded to Brown I. Gil- 
bert. Shipley II and Taylor I. The same four also won awards 
for having attained an average of 90% or over in the three shoots 
of the D.C.R.A. 

A special word of praise is due to C.Q.M.S. Colquhoun 


for the efficient manner in which he cared for the five target 
rifles Considering that there was shooting at least five times 
each week, one can readily understand the amount of cleaning 
and checking that was entailed. That the rifles were kept in 
perfect condition is borne out by the report of the Inspecting 
Armourer who. in March, rated the state of all shooting equip- 
ment as "Excellent." 


This year has seen almost a sensational innovation in the 
activities of the Cadet Corps. The Canadian Army has loaned 
us two Mark III No. 19 radio sets and two No. 58 Walkie- 
Talkies." We have been very fortunate in having in our ranks 
Sgt. J. P. Moore, who has been an exceedingly capable operator 
in this field. Sgt. Moore has trained two of us to carry on his 
work next year and has also been busy with a class of beginners. 

Sgt. Moore was recently presented with the Master-Cadet 
Gold Star, particular mention being made of the experimental 
broadcast of the Victoria High School invitation "cross-coun- 
try " This was the first outside broadcast in the history ot 
University School Cadet Corps and it was a complete success. 
Later on he was largely responsible for an attempt to make a 
two-way broadcast of the Old Boys' match from Vancouver^ 
In spite of the gloomy prophecies of the experts it can be said 
that this operation, too, reached at least 50% success With the 
co-operation of T. Davy, his most able assistant throughout, 
he has set up a radio room and installed all the equipment that 
can be seen in the accompanying photograph. 

On behalf of all those who have had the privilege and 
pleasure of working under Sgt. Moore, we would like to wish 
him the best of luck in whatever he does, wherever he goes. 


The Photography Club 

This year, when Brentwood College united with us. all 
their photographic equipment was set up in a small darkroom 
on the upper floor of the School House. This equipment in- 
cluded an enlarger, a contact printer, and a generous assortment 
of trays and other odds and ends so necessary for this work. 
Under McCormick. Tainton. Gordon I and Pope, the club took 
in new members and began to function. Junior members were 
trained to take the higher places in the club and to become expert 
in this interesting hobby. Also m this line is included the 10 


millimeter sound movie projector, which has enlivened the dull 
weekends with regular movies, shown on Saturday and Sunday 
evenings. Since this machine requires skillful operation and serv- 
icing, McCormick and Moore supervised the training of younger 
projectionists. Under Mr. Lowe there have been numerous edu- 
cational films which certainly have lightened and helped the 
classroom curriculum. 

The Library 

During the summer term the Library was reorganized. It 
had become dispersed among the various class-rooms, where it 
was not possible to supervise the care of the books or to keep a 
proper record of their whereabouts. They are now arranged in 
lock-up shelves in the room which, once again, justifies its title, 
"The Library," and have been available for withdrawal during 
the half-hour after lunch. 

The demands on the Library are heavy and the need for 
expansion is, of course, constant. In addition, some of the 
books have fallen into disrepair and need replacement. All suit- 
able contributions will be welcomed, and it is hoped that every 
boy leaving the school will follow the custom of presenting a 
book to the Library to commemorate his school career. He may 
either present the book itself (in which case it would be a good 
idea if he consulted the librarian first, to find out what is most 
needed), or make a contribution to the Library Fund, with 
which a suitable book can be bought. In either case, the book 
will be inscribed with his name as the donor. 



The great Hudson's Bay Company motto! Controversy 
broke out early in the term after an innocent enough inquiry 
from one of Mr. Storr's friends. The point under discussion 
was: What is the correct translation of "Pro Pelle Cutem" (if 
any) or, failing that, what is it supposed to mean (if any- 
thing) ? Mr. Genge immediately produced a likely quotation 
from Juvenal and a theory, both of which drew a certain 
amount of scorn from other members of the staff, and reference 
was then made to the Local Branch. The L.B. replied (rather 
shortly, we thought) that the information which we required 
was not in stock in any of its departments, and re-referred us 
to Mr. Clifford Wilson of the Winnipeg Branch. At this point 
the state of the poll was as follows: 


Pro — "We produce furs from hides": 
Mr. Genge. 

Pro — "We risk our skins for furs": 
Mr. Campsie 
Mr. Storr 
Mr. Cropper. 

Mr. Wilson surprised us with a prompt and erudite reply, 
verifying the Juvenal quotation, touching lightly, en passant, 
upon the Vulgate Bible and the rather disgusting treatment 
meted out to the beaver after death and giving strong support 
to Messrs. Campsie, Storr and Cropper. 

Nevertheless, the parties concerned were still divided: 

Pro — "We produce furs from hides": 
Mr. Genge. 

Pro — "We risk our skins for furs": 
Mr. Campsie 
Mr. Storr 
Mr. Cropper. 

By this time, tempers were running high and it was re- 
ported that a Latin Dictionary had been thrown in the Common 
Room. We must, however, deprecate a rumour that Mr. Campsie 
and Mr. Genge had "had it out" behind the swimming pool. 
There was. therefore, only one thing to be done, and a letter 
was speedily mailed to the London offices. 

We received the following treatise: 

Hudson's Bay Company, 

Beaver House. 

Great Trinity Lane, 

London. E.C. 4. 21st February, 1949. 

Dear Mr. Genge: 

We thank you for your letter of 2nd February, 1949. re- 
questing information relating to the Company's motto "Pro 
Pelle Cutem." 

The Company's heraldic achievement and motto have been 
in use almost since its incorporation by King Charles II in 1 670; 
but our archives do not show how the motto was chosen, or the 
source from which it was taken. 

The following extracts, however, may be of interest to 

(1) Beckles Willson, The Great Company (1667- 
1871) (London, 1900), I. ix, x: 

"With regard to the official motto of the Company, con- 
cerning which there have arisen some amusing misconceptions. 
I should like to hazard a word. Many who have not believed 


'Pro Pelle Cutem' a quotation from a classical Latin author, 
have fancied that it was adopted latterly in allusion to Sir J. H. 
Pelly, Bart., who was Governor of the Company for thirty 
years, from 1822 to 1852. The meaning of the motto is not, as 
commonly rendered. 'A skin for a skin,' but "We seek (or 
wantj the skin for the sake of the fur,' some verb being under- 
stood to govern the accusative case cutem. While the phrase is 
not a quotation, its occurrence in a transposed form in the cele- 
brated Tenth Satire of Juvenal is curious: 'Deformem pro cute 
pellem . . . aspice,' which may be rendered: 'Instead of a skin, 
behold a tangled hide!' 

"There is likewise a singular phrase in the Vulgate (Job 
ii.4) : 'Pellem pro pelle. et cuncta quae habet homo, dabit pro 
anima sua.' which we thus translate: '(And Satan answered 
the Lord and said) Skin for skin, yea all that a man hath will 
he give for his life.' " 

(2) The Beaver. June. 1945 (Hudson's Bay Company, 
Winnipeg), Ramsay Traquair. "The Coat of Arms." p. 44: 

"It is generally considered that the motto. 'Pro Pelle 
Cutem,' is derived from the Book of Job. Chapter II. verse 4. 
where Satan says. 'Skin for skin, yea all that a man hath will he 
give for his life.' In the Vulgate this reads, 'Pellem pro pelle.' 
This reference is. quite possibly, correct, since in the seventeenth 
century such phrases from Holy Writ were often used without 
much consideration of their context, and we are not required 
to consider that Satan is speaking here. There can be Jittle doubt 
as to the meaning of the motto in its present context. The Latin 
pellis means the skin of an animal, a pelt: cutis means the skin 
of a man. a cuticle: and so the motto means. 'For the pelts 
which we collect we risk our skins' — a very suitable motto for 
a fur-trading company." 

Yours faithfully. 

For the Governor and Committee 

of Hudson's Bay Company, 



Everyone knows, of course, that the London Offices rep- 
resent the Horse's Mouth of the Hudson's Bay Company, and 
the contestants immediately reshuffled themselves into the 

Pro — "We produce furs from hides": 

Pro — "We risk our skins for furs": 
Mr. Campsie 
Mr. Storr 
Mr. Cropper 
Mr. Genge. 


And there the matter rests at present; but (so far as a body 
of schoolmasters can sneak) we have a sneaking regard for the 
interpretation of a local scholar, who prefers to remain anony- 
mous and maintains that the obvious solution. "Furs for 
Cuties," should be as clear as crystal to the meanest intelligence. 

C. F. G. 


By some standards. University School is a comparatively 
recent foundation, but in spirit it reaches far back into the mists 
of time — farther, perhaps, than any of its chroniclers has yet 
realized. We have been led to this conclusion by a critical study 
of the text of Shakespeare's works which we have recently un- 
dertaken: for this has yielded incontrovertible evidence that the 
Immortal Bard must, in his own day. have been familiar with 
an institution identical in every detail — even to the peculiarities 
of its members — with the present School. The works of the 
poet, of course, purport to depict many different lands and ages. 
But through all of them there runs more than an echo of an 
experience uncannily resembling our own. 

Take "Sooner." for instance. None of his Elizabethan 
forbears could have inspired more aptly than he the observation: 

"This is some monster of the isle with four legs, 
who hath got. as I take it, an ague." — (Tempest, 

This one was obviously meant for the Corps Band: 

"... with thy grim looks and 
The thunder-like percussion of thy sounds. 
Thou madest thine enemies shake, as if the world 
Were feverous and did tremble." — (Coriolanus, 

And how about this for the comment of any forward who 
has ever come up against John Shipley in the scrum': 

"Why. man. he doth bestride the narrow world 

Like a Colossus, and we petty men 

Walk under his huge legs and peep about 

To find ourselves dishonourable graves." — (Julius 

Caesar. I.ii). 

Anyone who lives at the Founder's end of the school 
building will sympathize here: 

"Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments 
Will hum about mine ears . . . " — (Tempest, Ill.ii) . 


And nobody is likely to miss the significance of this: 

"... you shall hear the surly sullen bell 
Give warning . . . " — (Sonnet LXXI ) . 

An unambitious scholar was prematurely elated by a very 
modest success: 

"A mark! O. mark but that mark!" — (Love's 
Labour Lost, IV. i) . 

— for evidently it did not help him much when his report came 


"Here are a few of the unpleasant'st words 

That ever blotted paper!" — (Merchant of Venice, 


Even in Merrie England, a sixteenth-century Mr. Wen- 
man presided in the nets: 

"Thou canst not hit it. hit it. hit it, 

Thou canst not hit it. my good man." — (Love's 

Labour Lost. IV. i) . 

— although we hope that no member of a twentieth-century 
eleven would show such a distressing readiness to leave things to 
the rest of the team: 

"An I cannot, cannot, cannot. 

An I cannot, another can." — (Ibid). 

Friday's lunch was much the same then, as now: 

"A very ancient and fish-like smell." — (Tempest, 

Monday morning is Monday morning in any day and age: 

"Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow ..." 
— (Macbeth, V.v) . 

— and school clocks are eternally unreliable: 

"The time is out of joint . . . " — (Hamlet, I.v) . 

The study of geography has always been a stumbling- 
block to some people, as the following exasperated query testifies: 

"Stands Scotland where it did?" — (Macbeth, 

— others, besides Remove B. have had their linguistic troubles: 

"I shall never move thee in French, unless it be 
to laugh at me." — (Henry V, V.ii) . 

- — while to others again, the whole content of education is mere 
vain repetition: 

"Words, words, words." — (Hamlet, Il.ii). 


There is not room here to indicate the full scope of our 
researches, but enough has been said to show that the ghost of 
Will Shakespeare, if it should ever walk these halls, would find 
itself no stranger here. Some of its reactions, perhaps, are a little 
difficult to visualize, but the reader must decide for himself 
which particular encounter would move it to exclaim with the 
Prince of Morocco ( M. of V., Il.viij : "O hell! What have we 

J. S. C. 

The Remove Looks at Education 
(and Finds It Funny!) 


"Is she Hungary?" Jimmy asked Bill. 
"Alaska," Bill replied, and did so. 
"Yes, Siam," she said. 
"All right. I'll Fiji." Bill promised. 
"Oh. don't Russia self." Jimmy told Bill. 
"Yes, but what if she Wales?" Bill asked. 
"Give her a Canada Chile," Jimmy suggested. 
"I'd rather have Turkey," she said. 
And so they had Turkey without any Greece. 
When the waiter brought the check. Jimmy said: "Look 
and see how much Egypt you." 

Whereupon the waiter threw them all out. 



A boy who swims may say he's swum, 
But milk is skimmed and seldom skum. 
And nails are trimmed — they are not trum. 

Whene'er you speak, the words are spoken, 
But a nose is tweaked — it can't be twoken; 
And what you seek is never soken. 

If we forget, then we've forgotten. 
But things we wet are hardly wotten. 
And houses let can not be lotten. 

The things one sells are always sold, 

But fogs dispelled are not dispold. 

And things you've smelled have not been smold. 


When young, perhaps a top you spun: 
But never a grin has anyone grun. 
Or a potato neatly skun. 



The more we study, the more we know: 
The more we know, the more we forget: 
The more we forget, the less we know. 

The less we study, the less we know: 
The less we know, the less we forget; 
The less we forget, the more we know — 


(Yes — that's rather what we thought you thought. — Ed.) 


The Headmaster has received the following request for a 

Olaseni Akins Diyaolu, 
1, Ajayi Street, 
Otto Island, 
Lagos, Nigeria. B.W.A. 
17/12 48 

Seeing your address from one of my frient in Lagos, he told 
me all about your love to him, since then I am in eagerness to 
write you, and I think you will be very pleased to have me as 
your friend. 

I am a boy of 1 6 years of age, I am of yellow complexion, 
dark gray hair, broad face, dark gray eye balls, and broad chest, 
5ft. 6 ins. in height. 

I am very intrested in football swimming, long tennis, 
and I also take part in some athletics such as 100 yds, 440 yds, 
1 mile and boxing. 

My hobby are this: — keeping of hens and cocks, sheep and 
goats, drawing and painting, photography and used stamps 

I beg to remain Wishing you a merry Xmas and Happy 
New Year. 

Yours faithfully, 
(Sgd.) O. A. DIYAOLU. 



Old Boys' Notes 

Capt. A. P. Musgrave. O.B.E.. and Capt. E. P. Tisdall 
have been given new appointments in the R.C.N. Capt. Mus- 
grave, who for the past three years has been Director of Sea 
Cadets at Naval Headquarters, will command the R.C.N. 's New 
Entry Training Establishment, H.M.C.S. Cornwallis. Capt. 
Tisdall will relinquish his post as Director-General of Naval 
Ordnance to become Director of Weapons and Tactics at Naval 

The University School ''Incogs" are having a successful 
season and, at time of going to press, are well in the running for 
the championship of the City League. Eleven games have been 
played, seven of which have been won. two lost and two drawn. 

The side was considerably strengthened (on paper) when 
Ian Drum, visiting from Kingston, Ontario, was persuaded to 
devote his executive mind to the game. A deep furrow in the 
pitch, ploughed with the shoulder, was ample proof that his 
participation was as robust and hearty as of yore. His perform- 
ance in Tzouhalem Hotel following the game was also well up 
to standard. 

Another "Incog" who seems to be in form is Frank Skil- 
lings. In his first appearance of the season his vicious throw from 


square leg to the wicket keeper, rolled lazily to the bowler, Jack 
Holms, who experienced only moderate difficulty and gathered 
languidly while the batsmen ran a comfortable two where a 
risky one was indicated. 

"Bunny" Challoner has decided that his cricket days are 
over. This is sad news, but he is still a keen supporter and is 
always on hand to watch his son, Russell, who now turns out 
for the "Incogs" and bowls left-handed with promise. 

The Head has visited Old Boys in Vancouver. Seattle and 
Calgary, and the warmth of welcome extended to his visits have 
been eloquent tribute to the success of the School in the past and 
its promise of loyal support in the future. 

Thanks to excellent staff work by Norm Hager and Geoff 
Corry. the 1st XV had a very successful trip to V^ancouver in 
March and. together with their parents and masters, were enter- 
tained after the match to an excellent dinner and a most con- 
vivial evening. 

Fred Pollard in Victoria. Stew Begg, Les Creery and Dick 
Dowrey in Vancouver, Jack Boyce, Bruce and Bill Gillespie in 
Seattle have been extremely energetic in the society's behalf and 
the meetings arranged by these O.B.'s have gone with a swing. 
Some 25 members attended the annual dinner in Victoria and, 
if present intentions are implemented, this number should be 
trebled next year. In case it has been overlooked elsewhere in 
this issue. O.B.'s are reminded that Speech Day, Sports Day and 
O.B.'s Day will be combined in one and held annually on the 
first Saturday in June. 

All who remember Maurice Vernon will be glad to hear 
of his progress at McGill University. Maurice has now com- 
pleted three years Pre-Med., two years Medical and has two more 
years before interning. In this year's finals he placed first, re- 
ceiving his B.A. degree with distinction. In addition, he won the 
Joseph Hils Prize in Pharmacology. 

At a Vancouver meeting in November. Aeneas Bell-Irvmg 
gave a most interesting talk on the early days of the School, and 
Les Creery followed with one of his customary amusing, though 
apochryphal rather than historical, episodes. 

Leon Hess was observed in Calgary sporting the most mag- 
nificent tie seen in Stampede 'Week, completely overshadowing 
the opulent cigars of Brigadier Rowan Coleman. 


Among the more distant O.B.'s who visited the School this 
year were P. R. M. WalHs. R. W. Chapman. Victor Loureiro, 
Robin Watt and Elmo Taylor. 

A visitors' book is being placed in the Reception Room, 
wherein O.B.'s are requested to leave their names and addresses 
when visiting the School and. in the meantime, to furnish items 
of interest for these notes. 


DUKE — To Mr. and Mrs. M. Melendez-Duke, on February 4, 
1 949, twin sons. 

WENMAN— To Mr. and Mrs. W. R. G. Wenman. on June 8, 
1949. a son. 


JONES — We regret to announce the death of F. H. Jones 
(1907 - 1915). "Dick" was Head Boy in 1915 and en- 
tered Royal Military College, Kingston, passing second in 
Canada. After service in the Great War he resigned his 
commission in the Permanent Force and entered McGill 
University, where he graduated as a mining engineer. He 
died in Connecticut on December 16, 1948. 

WILLSHER — Old Boys will learn with regret of the passing, 
on December 15, 1948. of Mr. H. F. Willsher, after a long 
illness. Mr. Willsher first came to University School in 
September. 1920, but left in April. 1921. In January, 
1925 he again joined the staff and taught in the Middle 
School until his retirement in 1931. 


BAILEY-COOK — R. E. Bailey to Gwyneth Madge Cook, at 
Edmonton, Alberta, on June 18, 1949. 

McANALLY-PALMER— A. R. McAnally to Margaret Alice 
Brinkman, at Victoria, B.C., on February 26, 1949. 


War Memorial 

The following note, which has been given a wide circula- 
tion, gives the present position regarding the proposed War 

"11th August, 1949. 

"The original proposal to build an Assembly Hall attached 
to the main School House building has been found impracticable, 
largely on the grounds of finance. 

"Nevertheless, the principle of an Assembly Hall as a War 
Memorial has been retained and the Governors have now decided 
to m^ake use of the classroom building — which has not been in 
operation for many years — and to build a Memorial Hall within 
its framework. 

"The proposal is to remove the floor of the existing Assem- 
bly Hall and the inside walls and partitions of the four class- 
rooms on the floor below, converting the whole into one large 
and lofty hall wherein will be placed memorial boards to those 
who served and those who fell, exactly similar to the oak and 
bronze board commemorating the Old Boys of the 1914 - 18 

"The four classrooms on the first floor will be renovated 
at the same time and the whole building will be completely re- 
conditioned and made serviceable once again to the School. 

"The principal advantages of this plan are asiollows: 

"(1) The cost is within reach, and work can be com- 
menced immediately. 

"(2) The new hall will seat up to 500 people, as com- 
pared with 220 in the originally proposed building. 

"(3) The walls are of solid brick, as compared with 
wood, and the memorial will be that much more 

"(4) The four classrooms on the first floor will give the 
School essential room for expansion, enabling pres- 
ent classrooms to revert to their original use as dor- 

"(5) The plan, which is divided into two stages, A and 
B, permits of greater expansion as more funds be- 
come available. In particular it is hoped to raise 
sufficient funds ultimately to build a stage and 

"Stage A, which consists of the structural alterations out- 
lined above, calls for approximately $11,000. This sum has 
already been contributed, half by the friends and Old Boys of 
University School and half by the Brentwood College Old Boys' 


Association. Stage B requires approximately another $9,000 
and. in time, it is hoped this sum will be raised. The merit of 
the scheme, however, is that Stage A can be put into operation 
forthwith, with immediate and effective results, while Stage B 
can come later, since this consists largely in the building of the 
stage and dressing rooms and the provision of furnishings and 
improved amenities in the main body of the Hall. 

"Messrs. Birley, Wade ^ Stockdill are the architects and 
Luney Bros. ^ Hamilton the builders. 

"Since, however, it is proposed to use the sums so gener- 
ously contributed for a purpose which is not exactly as outlined 
in the original proposal, it is requested that your authority may 
be granted for this change of plan and, to facilitate matters, it 
will be presumed, unless a communication is received to the con- 
trary within the next fortnight, that your consent is granted. 

"The many Old Boys in Seattle. Vancouver. Calgary and 
Victoria with whom the new proposal has been discussed have 
been unanimous in their approval, and indeed many have prom- 
ised further sums now that the work can be started imme- 
diately. Such a response has been most encouraging, and it is felt 
that now that there is no longer any doubt as to when work will 
begin, other friends and Old Boys also may find they are able 
to make an original or a further contribution to this noble object. 

"For the information of those who have not yet had an 
opportunity to contribute to the memorial, sums range from 50c 
to $1,500, from which it will be seen that any amount, small 
or large, will be very acceptable. Such contributions will, of 
course, be acknowledged by the Headmaster and a formal receipt 
for income tax purposes will be forwarded. Four years have gone 
by. It is time the thoughts which prompted this memorial were 
put into action. Please do your best." 



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