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No. 82 

The Black and Red 

October. 1952 VICTORIA. B.C. No. 82 

Managing Editor — The Headmaster 
assisted by Masters and Boys 


Miltonic Editorial -^ 

School Notes ^ 

Academic Results - - - ^ 

Confirmation - - - ^ 

War Memorial _ - - - - - ^^ 

Speech Day - - — ■■- ^^ 

Prize List - - - — - ^^ 

Annual Sports _ - - —y- - ^^ 

Rugby Football - - ^^ 

First XV Matches - 18 

Rugby Characters - - - - 23 

Cricket 24 

First XI Matches - - - 25 

Cricket Characters - - - - - - 28 



Tennis - - - - - - " 

The Gymnasium and Boxing - 30 

Cross Country - - - - - - ^1 

c • • 31 

Swimmmg - - - - - - - ''^ 

Grass Hockey _ - - ^3 

Cadet Corps - - - - - - ~ - ^3 

Shooting - - - - •'^ 

Corps Radio - 36 

Signalling - - - - - •'" 

Scouts - - - - - ■^' 

Scout Camp ._ _ - - - - - ^" 

Cubs - - - - - 39 

First Aid -.- - -- - '^^ 

The Debating Society - - - - ^^ 

The S tamp C 1 ub - •- - - 40 

The Hobby Shops - "* 1 

Discovery Island, 1952 — — - - ^^ 

The Projection Room - - - '^2 

The School Dance - ^3 

An Appreciation - - - - '^■^ 

Open Forum - - - - ^-^ 

Old Boys" Notes -.- - - - - - 46 

Miltonic Editorial 

When I consider how my strength is spent. 

Ere half my days in this long Term and wide, 

Seeking the ingenuity to hide 

Tasks that are yet undone, my mind still bent 
To ser\c the Powers that Be. and to present 

A plausible account, lest They should chide, 

^•An Editorial too, and time deny'd ? !" 

I fondly cry: but swiftly to prevent 
My wail Humility replies, "No need 

For Editorial Toil, for he does best 

Who scribbles something brief and quick. The state 
Of Magazines depends on those who speed 

REPORTS and ARTICLES. Your little rest 

Matters no wit: on THEM the Printers wait." 

C. F. G. 

The Prefects: Challoner, Gordon, Shaw 
Roonie, Campbell 


The School was younger this year than it had been for some 
time. This was the result partly of the dropping of Senior Matric. 
as an economy measure, one which it is hoped may never be re- 
peated, and partly of the inevitably large leave following the 
record successes in Matric. Examinations. 

Nevertheless the development was rapid and few people 
watching the annual cadet inspection could believe that 60 per 
cent were recruits of but a few months' standing. 

In Rugger too there was simply no comparison between the 
side which was o\'erwhelmed in Vancouver and that which was 
unlucky to record only a draw in the return match later in the 

Matric. results too were certainly above average and. although 
well below last year's record, bid fair to pass even that when the 
final exams, are taken next June both in "Junior" and Senior 

In all it has been a good year and a bare recital of events can 


reallv gi\e no picture of the y;eneral progress whicli the School 
is making. 

Mr. Sibley arrived from England in September but left after 
Christmas to be Principal of a public school in the Queen 
Charlottes His place was taken at short notice by Mr. Lyttlc, who 
will long be remembered with affection not only for his teaching 
but for his first-hand accounts of life in the Far East. 

Mr. Angus' P.T. was a source of joy to the lower school. We 
hope that he also will keep in close touch with us. After three years 
Mr. Steed as \isiting Music Master gives place to Mr. Hodgson, 
who is on his way from England to be resident Music Master, 
accompanied bv Mr. Macadam, who will also be resident and take 
P.T. throughout the School in addition to teaching general 

The highlight of October was the visit of T.R.Hs. Princess 
Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh. The whole School walked 
to a view point on Cadboro Bay Road to watch the royal couple 
drive slowly by, and all had an excellent and unimpeded view. 
November 11th being a Sunday the Service was postponed 
until Monday, November 1 2th, so that the whole School could 
attend. In accordance with our belief that this is a day of 
remembrance and not rejoicing, no holiday was given. 

In November we experienced an outbreak of mumps but 
although it continued sporadically throughout the year it is 
almost pleasing to recall that the total number of cases in the 
Headmaster's family exceeded that of the whole School. The 
general health of the School has indeed been excellent. 

Scholarships this vear were awarded to R. J. Dixon 
(Worthington Scholar) and C. J. M. Fox (Day Boy Scholar), 
both of Glenlvon Preparatory School. C. R. Huntley (Scholar) 
achieved 95 per cent in "Matric. Maths." in June— no mean feat 
at the age of 13— while his brother, aged 15, obtained 97 per cent 
in Maths. '91.' Congratulations to both. 

The high light of the Autumn Term was the unveiling and 
dedication of the War Memorial, of which a fuller account is 
gi\en elsewhere. 

The Annual Cadet Service was held at St. Luke's as usual. 
The Rev. Lowe preached the sermon and Cadet Captain Fenton 
read the lesson. The Scouts and Cubs also attended in uniform 
and together with a large number of parents packed the Church. 
Major Wise was, as usual, a staunch and practical supporter 
of the School. To the Scouts he has presented a flag, to the 
School the handsome hand-carved sign at the gateway in honour 
of Ray Calton, O.B., whose career at "Vivat" was so distinguished. 

"The Major" is at present in England but will be back 
in October to give support to the School acti\ities. With his 
backing and inspiration the Crusaders Rugger Club was formed 


and enjoyed a very successful season. This Club has its head- 
quarters at the School and exists to provide good Rugger 
principally for Old Boys of all schools and newcomers to 
Victoria who have no particular desire to join one of the existing 
clubs. It has done much already to raise the standard of Rugger 

The weekly film continues to be a popular attraction but 
perhaps the best film of the year was a showing of 'Henry V to 
the whole School, to which about a hundred guests were invited 
from St. Margaret's and Norfolk House. It was somewhat strange 
to see the School in coeducational form, but an occasional break 
in our monastic existence, as when the Seniors held their Annual 
Dance, a most successful affair, is no bad thing. 

The School however looked its gayest during the Summer 
holidays, when the Reception was held here after the wedding of 
Miss Percia Wilkinson, daughter of the former Bursar of Brent- 
wood College, to Lt.- Comdr. C. A. Hamer, R.C.N. The Old Boys 
Ties of both Schools were much in evidence. 

The improvement in the general appearance of the School 
and grounds is a constant endeavour, and we are therefore most 
happy to record the generosity of Mr. Cupples, who made it 
possible for us to plant a hedge of monterey cypi'ess along the 
whole length of MacCrae Avenue, and of Miss Brown of the Four 
Winds, who. in similar manner, continues the good work along 
Richmond Road to where the wood begins. The increased privacy 
of the grounds, now that the ''Chinaman's field" is a residential 
and fast-filling property, will greatly improve our situation. 

The death of King George VI. on February 6th, came as a 
great shock. The Boarders attended tlie Service in Christ Church 
Cathedral and, as the funeral was held on a Friday, most of them 
spent a long week-end at their homes. 

Among many distinguished visitors to the School this year 
we remember particularly Brig. E. T. W^illiams, C.B., C.B.E., 
D.S.O., who is Secretary to the Rhodes Trust. The remembrance 
of his very short visit is partly due to his request for a "Half" in 
honour of his appointment! This was granted. 

We were much honoured to have the G.O.C. in C. Western 
Command carry out the Annual Inspection and still more to have 
him express the opinion that his time had not been wasted. 

Lt. -Comdr. Dave Mackenzie gave a most amusing and inter- 
esting talk on the Olympic Sports, in which he participated in 
1948, so that events in Helsinki this year acquired a still greater 

Our old friend Dean Swanson made possibly the finest address 
heard in the Memorial Hall and with it climaxed a year of con- 
siderable steady development. 

Plans for the reopening of Harvey House are progressing 
well. A number ot parents have been most generous in donating 


considerable sums of money to this purpose and. althouoh thiou<j;h 
unforeseen circumstances we were not able to be ready by Septem- 
ber, this most important development is within sight. The School 
Year will begin with an entirely different Time Table for the 
Junior House and the machinery started so that, when tlie move 
comes, there will be the minimum interference with normal 
routine. Mr. Melly. who came to us from England last year \ia 
Rugby School, the Royal Na\y. Oxford University and Li\ erpool 
College, will be the Housemaster. 

Lastly we record with infinite regret the passing of other old 
friends. Dr. John Ewing. late Principal of Victoria College, died 
.suddenlv on Februarv 28th. and Captain -Bin" Ogle. R.C.N. , a 
one-time Master, a Parent— his son, Melville, passed first in all 
Canada into Royal Roads in 1943— and a life-long friend of the 
School, died after a long illness on January 26th. 

House Prefects were Gordon, Legg and Shaw. School Prefects 
were Campbell and Roome. 


As a result of last year's record success we have had fewer 
'Completions' this vear, and no full Senior Matric. courses have 
been taken. Nevertheless 12 Senior Matric papers were passed 
f Grade XIII in full has been reintroduced for 1952-'53) and, in 
'University Entrance,' of 281 subjects taken 253 were passed— a 
90 per cent achievement! We have, therefore, reasonable, if 
cautious, hopes that next June will see all records beaten once 

Congratulations to the following on -Completing' 'University 
Entrance' this Summer: 

J. T. Barker D. J. Huntley 

C. C. Barman D. L. Mason 

H. H. Bell C. L. Mitchell 

C. O. D. Branson G. C. Morrison 

J. A. Campbell F. J. B. Roome 

R. R. Challoner H. I. F. Simpson 
J. D. N. Cheeke 


The following Candidates, prepared by the Rev. N. A. Lowe, 
were confirmed at St. Luke's Church on Sunday. June 1st., by 
His Grace the Archbishop of British Columbia, the Most Reverend 
Harold E. Sexton: 

Peter Thomas Lievesley Moore Francis Miles Filleul 

William Flemintr Savale Michael James Audain 

Donald Arthur Archibald Da\id Hut^h Ridout 


On December 19th, 1951, the War Memorial (1939-1945) 
was unveiled and dedicated. Lt.-Col. C. C. Merritt, V.C., unveiled 
the University School Honour Board, Surgeon Lt.-Comdr. M. D. 
Young, R.C.N. (R.) the Brentwood College Honour Board and 
the Lord Bishop .of British Columbia made the Dedication. 

The Order of Service was as follows: 

1. 'O Canada.' 

2. Prayer of Invocation. 

(The Lord Bishop of British Columbia). 
0. Hymn 209 — "For all the Saints . . ." 

4. Reading from the Scriptures — Ec. 44, Verses 1-14. 
(Rev. N. A. Lowe, B.A., L.Th.) 

5. The Unveiling of the Memorial Boards. 

6. Prayer of Dedication. 

(The Lord Bishop of British Columbia). 

7. Hymn 655 — "And did those feet . . ." 

8. Benediction. 

9. Last Post. 

10. Reveille. 

11. -School Song. 

12. 'God Save the King.' 

The last page of the Programme contained a "Histoiy of the 
Memorial." Enough copies of this Programme were printed to 
enable the Headmaster to forward them to those who were unable 
to attend the Ceremony, and this will gladly be done on request. 
Sufficient for now is to quote the last paragraph: 

"The Memorial Boards are an integral part of this Memorial 
Hall, wherein all those things pertaining to the boys, past, present 
and future, will be retained — portraits for the walls, trophies for 
the cases — anything and everything fitting which can be obtained 
to add to its beauty and usefulness so that the memories which 
it hallows may be a li\ing and ever-growing joy." 

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Huntlcv I and il Receive the Maths. Prizes 


It was most fitting that the Guest of Honour at Speech Day. 
held on June 7th. should be a one-time Master and long-time 
friend of the School, the Ver\' Rev. Cecil Swanson. D.D.. Dean 
of Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver. 

The proceedings opened as usual with "O Canada' and the 
h\Tnn ""Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness." followed by 
the Headmaster's Report. After the Presentation of the Prizes the 
School \\as addressed by the Visitor, who was thanked by Mr. 
Cupples on behalf of the Governors. Mr. Cupples was ably sec- 
onded by J. A. Campbell. Head Prefect, for the School. The 
proceedings were concluded with the School Song and "God Save 
the Queen.' 

The Dean's address, based on Kipling's four tenets "'Priest and 
People and Lords and Crown," was delivered with such humour, 
understanding and true scholarship that both visitors and School 
would fain have asked for more, and, if applause is an indication, 
it was the most appreciated address yet heard in the Memorial 


We take the liberty of quoting here in full the Kipling Poem 
which the Dean so aptly selected: 


(Parliaments of Henry HI, 1265) 
"There are four good legs to my father's chair, 
Priest and People and Lords and Crown; 
I sits on all of them fair and square. 
And that is the reason it don't break down. 

I won't trust one leg nor two nor three 
To carry my weight when I sets me down; 
I wants all four of them under me, 
Priest and People and Lords and Crown. 

I sits on all four and I favours none, 
Priest nor People nor Lords nor Crown, 
And I never tilts in my chair, my Son, 
And that is the reason it don't break down. 

When your time comes to sit in my chair, 
Remember your father's habits and rules. 
Sit on all four legs fair and square, 
And never be tempted by one-legged stools." 




Subject Prizes 

Reading - - ,. Smither 

Writing -=. Connorton 

Arithmetic Browne 

Spelling Richards 

Art - - Gibbons, Aish 

Social Studies Johaneson 

Geography Smith 

English Allan 

French Abel 

Latin . Savale 

Science Brown, P. G. 

Scripture Steed 

Form Prizes 

Shell C - „ Wenman 

Shell B . - Marinker 

Shell A Browne 

Remove B Johaneson 

Remove A ..., Savale 


Subject Prizes 

English ^^§S:> Challoner 

French Fox, Simpson 

Latin Filleul, Owen 

Greek - Barker, J. T. 

Social Studies Hill, J. R., Branson 

Geography Caswell 

Health Hartman, R. S. 

Science Moore, Cheeke 

Mathematics Huntley, D. J., Huntley, C. R. 

Music ... Lee 

Scripture .. Rooper 

General Knowledge (Marionette Library) Hood 

Fonn Prizes 

IV - Higgs, G. R. L. 

VB - Fox, Brown, P. M. 

VA Hill, J. R. 

VI Huntley, C. R. 

Special Prizes 

Chapman Cup Savale 

Headmaster's Award for Service Campbell 


r— W^ 

The Champions 
Cheeke, Branson, Coyle 


This year, once a2:ain. Mr. Cropper's Track was still intact 
on Sports afternoon (Saturday. June 7th), and we must thank 
whatever Clerk of the \Veather is responsible for our run of fine 
Sports Days. "Form" may not ha\e been so evident but competition 
was, if possible, even keener, and we must congratulate the Relay 
men on the improvement in "passing." 

The Event of the Day was undoubtedly the Mile. The running 
was courageously made by Jackson. Barker I's final effort was 
misjudged by two yards (not a very great margin in four laps) 
and he was o\ertaken on the tape by Legg. Barker can console 
himself with the thought that a potential Sprinter is not supposed 
to make such a dramatically speedy appearance in the finish of 
a "long-distance" race. 

Our thanks are due to Mrs. Cecil Swanson for presenting the 
Trophies and to the O.C. 75th. H.A.A. Regt., R.C.A. by whose 
permission the Gunners' Band added so much to the pleasure of 
the occasion. 



President — The Headmaster. 

Starter — Mr. C. F. Genge. 

Timekeepers— Brig. F. N. Cabeldu, C.B.E., D.S.O., Mr. J. 

L. Hinton, Mr. F. C. Pollard. 
Judges— Mr. R. H. Tye, Mr. E. T. Melly, Lt.-Col. R. Girard. 
Stewards — Mr. R. G. R. Dalziel, Mr. C. L. Cropper, Mr. 

W. Angus. 
Announcer — Mr. L. C. Storr. 
Clerks of the Course — Mr. W. R. G. Wenman, Mr. D. Higgs. 

Previous Results 

High Jump, under 14 1. Idiens (4' 2"), 2. King, 3. Browne 

High Jump, under 16 1. Hartman I (4' 8%"), 2. Cheeke, 3. Simpson 

High Jump, open 1. Branson (5' 1^"), 2. Turner, 3. Bell 

Long Jump, under 14 1. Coyle (13' 6%"), 2. Huntley H and Butler 

Long Jump, under 16 1. Annan (17' 0^4"), 2. Cheeke, 3. Simpson 

Long Jump, open 1. Turner (17' 11"), 2. Barker I, 3. Branson 

Cricket Ball, open 1. Morrison (83 yds. ft. 6 ins.), 2. Branson, 3. Bell 

Sports Day Results 

100 yds., under 10 1. Wenman (16 sees.), 2. Tyrrell, 3. Smither 

100 yds., under 11 1. Grosskleg (14 3/5 sees.), 2. Appleton, 3. Wenman 

100 yds., under 12 1. Price (15 1/5 sees.), 2. Storr, 3. Brown H 

100 yds., under 14 ... 1. Coyle (13 1/5 sees.), 2. Huntley U, 3. Butler 

100 yds., under 16 1. Cheeke (11 3/5 sees.), 2. Simpson, 3. Williams 

100 yds., open 1. Branson (11 1/5 sees.), 2. Rooper, 3. Legg 

220 yds., under 13 1. Cabeldu (35 sees), 2. King, 3. Brown II 

220 yds., under 14. 1. Coyle (31 1/5 sees.), 2. Savale, 3. Cabeldu 

220 yds., under 16 1. Simpson (27 1/5 sees.), 2. Cheeke, 3. Barker II 

220 yds., open 1. Branson (25 3/5 sees.), 2. Legg, 3. Rooper 

440 yds., underl4 1. Coyle (75 sees.), 2. Savale, 3. Cabeldu 

440 yds., under 16 .1. Simpson (65 3/5 sees.), 2. Caswell, 3. Archibald 

440 yds., open 1. Barker I (58 1/5 sees.), 2. Fenton, 3. Shaw 

Half Mile, open.l. Barker I (2 mins. 20 2/5 sees), 2. Kendell, 3. Hartman I 

One Mile, open 1. Legg (5 mins. 12 sees.), 2. Barker I, 3. Jackson 

120 yds. Hurdles, under 16 1. Annan (18 sees.), 2. Cheeke, 3. Sheahan 

120 yds. Hurdles, open 1. Turner (17 3/5 sees.), 2. Rooper, 3. Rose 

Inter-House 400 yds. Junior Relay Founders" 

Old Boys Race 1. Cox, 2. Calton, 3. Burnett 

400 yds. Relay, Old Boys v. The School Old Boys (44 1/5 sees.) 

Junior Champion Coyle, 12 pts. 

Intermediate Champion Cheeke, 1 1 pts. 

Senior Champion Branson 12 pts. 

Interhouse Championship 

1 . Founders' 80 pts. 

2. Brentwood _ 64 pts. 

C. F. G. 

First XV 


In addition to F. J. B. Roome, who was elected Captain, and 
H. H. Bell, Vice-Captain, only three other members of the success- 
ful 1950-51 side were available, and it was evident that 1951-1952 
was to be a rebuilding season. Such a season it proved to be. ot 
the eleven matches played five being won, four lost and two drawn. 
The forwards improved as the season progressed and at the end 
gave an excellent account of themselves. The backs were weak, 
seldom being together in attack and never dependable in defence. 
They were saved from complete mediocrity by the ability and 
determination of Barker I. who gave some fine displays at outside 

Colours were awarded to J. T. Barker, T. E. Robinson and 
J. D. Orford. The side was as follows: F. J. B. Roome. H. H. Bell. 
J. A. Campbell. C. D. Branson, T. E. Robinson. J T. Barker, J. D. 
Orford. R. H. Sundt. J. M. Turner. D. L. Mason, J. H. Shaw. 
M. D. Kendell, G. H. Jackson. N. T. Haley, A. K. Goodacre. 

The Colts' side enjoyed another very successful season, both 
St. George's School and Shawnigan Lake School being defeated 
in home and away matches. 

Both House Matches were won, the Senior easily, by Founders' 

R. W. 




Throughout the game the forward play was vigorous but 
unintelHgent. and a perfectly dr\- ball was wasted. Neither line was 
ever in serious danger, the opposing outsides having few oppor- 
tunites and showing a great lack of ability in the use of them. 

Of the School backs Shaw tackled well and displayed a will- 
insness to run with the ball. Bell, at full back, was adequate. 
Forward, the School showed promise. Roome and Campbell, the 
old hands, were good, while Robinson. Orford and Mason put in 
much solid work. 


The second match against Oak Bay High School was again 
disappointing. As in the previous game little effort was made to 
open up the play and a most abortive forward scramble resulted. 
In this rough and tumble the School, playing without Roome. their 
Captain, stood up well. Campbell beins: outstanding. Behind the 
scrum the School outsides failed dismally in every department, only 
Bell and Shaw coming out of the game with any credit. 

The only score came late in the second half when a High 
School wing gathered a rolling ball cleanly and dashed over un- 
opposed to score an unconverted tiy. 


Playing without Campbell the School forwards gave a prom- 
ising display, fully holding their own in all departments. They 
also scored the only try' of the game, the credit going to Roome, 
although Mason and Haley were closely involved. 

Behind the scrum the School was clearly superior. Barker, 
at outside half, and Branson and Turner, the centres, had a 
good match. The passing and handling^ showed improvement, and 
Turner in particular showed thrust. 

Territorially the School had a distinct advantage and might 
easily have scored three times without reply. 


Throughout the first half the School forwards outplayed their 
opponents in the loose and fully held their own in the tight. The 
backs, in consequence, had rather more of the ball than in previous 
matches, and. though they finished badly and wasted many an 
opportunity, they were better together than in any previous game. 
Turner was full of thrust and always dangerous and he it was who 
opened the scoring, running through a badly placed defence to 
score near the posts for Barker I to convert. 

After half time the School continued to have the better of 

the play, the Higli Scliool sliowing nothing of a constructive nature 
behind the scrum and fighting it out with their pack. Failure to 
pass lost the School many a try, Turner being particularly guilty 
in this respect. Late in the game the School scored again when 
Campbell picked a loose ball and forced himself over between the 
posts. Barker I added the extra points and the School had won 
10-0. On the play the score might well have been 20-0 but the 
finishing was bad and there was much selfish play. 


A fairly even game with a fairly strong Victoria College side 
resulted in a win for the visitors by the only try scored. 

Play was mainly of a forward nature, neither set of backs 
showing to ad\antage. The School forwards, for whom Campbell 
was outstanding, stuck to their job well and fully held their own. 
The heeling from the loose was too slow, however, and the backs 
were afforded few chances. Among the backs Branson did quite 
well at outside half and Shaw did some good things in defence. 

The only try came late in the game, after a period of steady 
pressure by the College, the School never threatening seriously. 
In addition to Campbell both Bell, at fullback, and Orford, in the 
pack, came out of the game with credit. 


The School was well beaten at Brocton Point, Vancouver, 
by St. George's School, by two goals and three tries ( 19 points) 
to a try ( 3 points ) . 

The game opened with some very even play mainly of a for- 
ward nature. Great keenness was evident but the marking was very 
close and neither line was in real danger. The School opened the 
scoring when Turner, taking a bad pass at his feet and pressing 
the defence closely, reached the St. George's line, where Haley, 
who was in close support, fell on a loose ball to score far out. 
Rooper made a splendid attempt to con\ert from near the touch 
line but the ball hit the cross bar. 

St. George's then attacked, and almost immediately equalized. 
when a bad mistake by Mason led to a try which was not im- 
proved. Shortly after this, after several scrums on the School line, 
the St. George's outside half went straight through to score a try 
which should have been averted. The School then pressed but 
despite strenuous efforts were unable to score and at half time 
were still three points down, although territorially they had had 
a fair share of the game. Campbell played a magnificent first half; 
tackling with tremendous effect he did three men's work through- 
out, and it was in large part due to his prodigious efforts that the 
School was still in the game at the change over. 

After the restart, with Campbell ob\iously not himself follow- 
ing an injury, the School was hard pressed. The great weight 
advantage enjoyed by St. George's made itself felt more and more 
as the match progressed and their forwards dominated the game. 


In the closing stages the School was forced to concede two goals 
and a try. On two occasions big forwards ploughed through from 
scrums on the School line, and clever play by the opposing outside 
half brought another try. During this period of stress Barker I was 
very prorninent in defence for the School. He tackled well, kicked 
with effect and was by far the best of the backs. 

In losing 19-3 the School was not disgraced but it was beaten 
forward bv far bigger and stronger men. Some members of the 
School pack failed to stand the pace as they should have done, and 
far too much was left to the incomparable Campbell and to Orford, 
who also acquitted himself nobly. 


Playing away the School was well and truly beaten by a goal 
and four tries (17 points) to a try (3 points). This was the first 
loss to Shawnigan Lake School since 1940. 

Shawnigan opened strongly and. after one or two nice move- 
ments, opened their account with a try on the right wing. The 
goal was kicked. They continued to attack and found the School 
defence badly positioned especially in the centre, where Branson 
and Turner were very weak. The .School forwards seemed to work 
hard, but they were outplayed in the line out and consistently 
beaten to the ball by quicker and more determined men. As a 
result the Shawnigan backs showed to advantage and made the 
School outsides appear second-rate. The School tackling was 
pitiful, only Barker I and Shaw of the backs and Campbell of 
the forwards offering adequate opposition. Two more tries were 
conceded before half time and the School was 1 1 points down at 
the breather. 

After the restart some even play took place before Barker I 
was nearly over after a short run and Haley fell on a loose ball for 
the School's only try, which Barker failed to convert. From then 
on School was never dangerous and had to concede two more 
tries, both from splendid movements among the backs. Neither 
try was converted. 

The School had an unhappy day. Outplayed in all depart- 
ments, they defended badly and showed definite lack of condition. 
Roome and Orford played hard but without effect, and only 
Barker I. Campbell and Shaw came out of the match with credit. 


The return match with Shawnigan Lake School, played at 
home, resulted in a meritorious win for the School by a goal and 
three tries (14 points) to a try (3 points). 

For the first ten minutes it was all Shawnigan, whose backs 
were a constant threat. During this period the School were saved 
once by Bell's splendid tackle but a little later the defence was 
broken in the centre and a fine trs' resulted. It was not converted. 
This reverse seemed to give the School the spur they so badly 


needed and from this point they never looked back. The forwards 
suddenly be^an to plav \vith great zest and gradually drove 
Shawnigan back to their line where Sundt got his hands on a loose 
ball and a trv was awarded. Barker kicked a splendid goal and 
the School led 5-3. The School backs were now having more ot 
the ball and, on the whole, doing quite well with it. They lacked 
the pace to finish their movements, however, and it was the pack 
who were the real danger, forcing Shawnigan to touch down 
several times before half time. 

After the breather the School continued in the same dommant 
vein and very shortly, from a scramble on the Shawnigan line, 
Sundt was again successful in a pounce on a loose ball. Barker 
failed to convert this try which was at the flag. The School tor- 
wards now controlled the game and the backs received more than 
their share of the ball. They backed up intelligently and there 
was a general willingness to pass. Finally Branson, who was prom- 
inent at this stage, went over at the flag after a short run. Barker 
failed to goal. Just before the end the School scored their tinal 
try when Orford, who worked very hard throughout, forced 
himself over far out. Barker again failed to improve and the 
School won 14-3. 

In turning the tables on a team which had beaten them 
decisively two weeks previously the School put up a splendid show. 
The forwards all plaved with' more fire than in previous matches 
and subdued their opposite numbers. Behind the scrum there was 
also a noticeable improvement in dash and cohesion. Branson had 
his best match to date and Barker fully maintained his good form. 


Playing at home the School gave a very keen and spirited 
display and were rather unfortunate in having to be content with 
a 3-3 draw, each side scoring a try. 

The game opened at a fast pace but marking was very close 
and neither side appeared dangerous behind the scrum. The for- 
ward play was keen to a degree and here the School, though 
heavily outweighed, held a slight advantage. Some better play took 
place 'in the St. George's half but it was nearly half time before 
any score resulted and it was Barker who was responsible. Picking 
up' a loose ball from behind a melee he dashed ten yards on the 
blind side, where there was barely room for his feet, and crossed 
at the flag. He lost the ball as he went down but Kendell, who 
was in support, gained possession and the try was awarded to 
him. Barker failed to convert and the School led 3-0 at half time 
on their merits. 

After the restart play was largely confined to the forwards 
and continued to be very \igorous with no quarter being given. 
The School all but added to their lead on two occasions, and on 
the first of these were really very unfortunate when Branson 
picked his way through the ruck and was actually over and falling 
when a desperate tackier seized his jersey and pulled him back 

inches from the line and under the posts. A little later a stronger 
runner than Archibald would have scored far out but here again 
a try was narrowly a\ertcd. 

St. George's also had their chances and forced the School to 
touch down twice. With time running out they made desperate 
efforts and two minutes from the end they were successful when 
their outside half side-stepped his way through the centre and 
scored after a short run. The try was not converted and a draw 

The game, though vigorous to a degree, was singularly lacking 
in incident, the abilities and the opportunities of the outsides being 
limited. The School had given their best performance of the season, 
however, in that, though heavily outweighed, they had earned 
rather the better of a drawn game and that against a team which 
had beaten them soundly earlier in the season. Branson did quite 
well at centre and all the older forwards played sterling games, 
but it was Barker at outside half and Campbell at break who once 
again earned the palm, both playing extremely courageous and 
spirited football. 


The Old Boys raised a veiy strong side for this fixture and 
had no trouble in winning by two goals and four tries (22 points) 
to a penalty goal and two tries ( 9 points . 

Throughout the first half the School showed to ad\antage. 
They opened their account when Barker was successful with a 
penalty, and a little later went further ahead when Turner scored 
near the posts. Barker failed to convert. The Old Boys scored twice 
late in the half. John Shipley kicking the goal on one occasion, 
and they led 8-6 at the changeo\er. 

After half time the Old Boys asserted themsehes and their 
experience and weight proved too much for the School. A goal 
and three tries were added and of these the most noteworthy were 
one through the fine individual effort of R. Shipley, and another 
the result of the masterly initiation of R. Calton and the dash of 
H. Burnett. The School added to their score late in the game when 
Goodacre fell on a loose ball following a scrum on the Old Boys' 
Line. The try was not converted. 

For the School Barker was in a class by himself behind the 
scrum, while in the pack Roome. Campbell, Robinson and Orford 
showed to advantage. 

SCHOOL V. J.B.A.A. WON 19-5 

In this, the final game of the season, the School pro\ed to be 
too strong for the J.B.A.A. second division side, and won by two 
goals and three tries ( 19 points) to a goal (5 points ) . 

Though giving away some weight the School was a more 
experienced side and were superior in all departments. Barker 
again had an excellent match, scoring two tries and kicking two 
goals. Robinson, who had put in much solid work throughout the 


year, ended the season with a try while Legg showed pace and 
judgment on the wing and scored on two occasions. 

Late in the game the J.B.A.A. broke through the centre and 
scored between the posts. The try was con\erted and the School 

won 19-5. 

R. W. 


ROOME (Captain) — An extremely hard-working front row forward. 
Bustling in the loose and an honest worker in the tight. Rather excit- 
able, and his tackling and handling could be improved. 
BELL (Vice-Captain) — Started the season well at fullback after a long 
delay but because of injury was slow to regain his form. An excellent 
kick, an adequate tackle, but somewhat slow to gather. 
SUNDT (Scrum Half) — His increased weight and height together with 
lack of condition made for too slow a service from the base of the 
scrum, and he did not stand the pace as well as in the past. Courageous 
and tackled well. 
BARKER I (Stand Off Half )— Outstanding both in attack and defence. 
Lacked deception and pace but was determined to a degree and very 
dangerous near the line. His hands were safe, and his tackling keen 
and sure. His defensive kicking was good but in attack the short kick 
was neglected. Gave some fine displays, and invariably set a fine 
example by his courageous and spirited play. 
BR.WSON (Centre Three-Quarter) — Possessed a good knowledge of the 
game but though he had a good match or two never developed to the 
degree anticipated. Pace was not lacking but he seldom ran with the 
necessary thrust. Handled and kicked adequately but was hesitant in 
TURNER (Centre Three-Quarter) — A determined runner with sutticient 
pace and adequate hands, but he combined poorly and was lacking in 
condition. Very weak defensively but he has it in him to correct this 
and other faults. , , • , 

SHAW (Wing Three-Quarter) — Rather lacking in pace and his handling 

is faulty. An excellent tackle and a player of promise. 
KENDELL (Wing Three-Quarter) — An improved player who is beginning 
to run with more determination. His defence is weak as yet and his 
handling uncertain. i j • 

ROBINSON — An improved forward. Hooked with success and bustled in 
the loose. Always gave of his best and had a very good season. 

MASON A good front row forward in the tight and useful in the line 

out, but too slow in the loose. Played quite well in spurts but lacked 

ORFORD Excellent in the second row where he was an honest pusher. 

A terrific worker in the loose and played the game at top speed from 
start to finish. One of the year's successes. 
GOODACRE — .\ keen and greatly improved second row forward. Rather 
slow, but a hard worker both in the tight and the loose. Tackled well, 
and alwavs gave of his best. _ 

CAMPBELL^Plaving his second year as a break he was the side s out- 
standing forward. A tireless worker who neither asked nor gave quarter. 
Keen and deadly in his tackling, inspirational in his determination 
and spirit. Played magnificently throughout the season, particularly 
when the side was up against it, and loved football. 

HALEY An improved back row forward. Useful in the loose, and tackled 

well on occasion, but lacked the stamina to go all out all the time. 
JACKSON — Despite his lack of weight a most useful break. Tackled and 
handled well and was invariably most unselfish. Appeared also at full- 
back and at scrum half, playing cool and intelligent football in both 
positions, .^n extremely promising player. 


First XI 

CRICKET, 1952 

Of the seven matches played by the 1st XI only the home 
game against Shawnigan Lake School and the final match of the 
season against the Navy were won. The first of the Cowichan 
matches was creditably drawn, and reverses were experienced at 
the hands of Cowichan. St. George's School, Shawnigan Lake 
School and a combined Oak Bay and "Incogs" side- 

Challoner. who captained the side well, led the bowlers, his 
30 wickets costing him 130 runs, and he received excellent support 
from Huntley II, who took 19 for 108. The batting was very weak, 
only Simpson. Challoner and Huntley I having averages of slightly 
more than ten. 

The Clayton Cup was won by Challoner's XI, and Founders' 
House was successful in the House Match. 

The School was represented on the Victoria representative 
side under 18 by J. S. Moffat. G. G. Rooper. and R. H. Sundt. 
The annual match with Vancouver was played in Vancouver this 
vear and Victoria was once again successful. 

The 1952 XI was as follows: R. R. Challoner. H. H. Bell. 
G. G. Rooper. J. S. Moffat, R. H. Sundt. D. L. Mason, J. A. 
Campbell. H. I. F. Simpson. D. J. Huntley. C. J. M. Fox and J. T. 

No colours were awarded. 




The School opened the season in promising fashion at home, 
the game being a draw with the School nine runs behind with two 
wickets in hand at the close. Both Challoner ( 5 foi- 1 2 1 and 
Huntley I (4 for 16) bowled well, and Clhalloner, with 32 not out. 
batted confidently. 


Heppenstall, bid. Challoner 

Dyson, bid. Challoner 12 

Gledden, l.b.vv. Challoner 1 

Lisle, bid. Huntley I 9 

Webber, l.b.w. Challoner 

Hayner, bid. Huntley I 21 

Walton, bid. Huntley I 1 
Frederick, ct. Challoner bid. 

Huntley I 2 

Anderson, ct. Fox bid. Barker L. 22 

Flint, bid. Challoner „ 2 

McAdam, not out 1 

Extras 5 

Total 76 


Sundt, bid. Anderson 11 

Huntley I, bid. Heppenstall 2 

Rooper, ct. Heppenstall bid. Lisle 4 

Challoner, not out 32 

Mason, old. Anderson 2 

Bell, ct. Frederick bid. Lisle 
Simpson, st. Gledden bid. 

.Anderson 1 

Campbell, st. Gledden 

bid. Anderson 4 

Roome, st. Gledden bid. 

Heppenstall 8 

Barker I, not out 1 

Fox, did not bat 

Extras 2 

Total (for 8 wickets) 67 


In the return match with the Cowichan C.C. the School batted 
dismally and were all out for 16. The out cricket was much more 
satisfactory and the School did well to dismiss the home side for 
65. Challoner took four for thirteen. 


Sundt, bid. Heppenstall 

Huntley I, bid. Walton 

Rooper, bid. W'alton 

Challoner, ct. Anderson bid. 

Green 5 

Mason, bid. Heppenstall 

Fox, bid. Heppenstall 

Barker 1, run out 1 

Bell, bid. Green 

Campbell, bid. Flint 5 

Roome, bid. Anderson 4 

Queale, not out 

Extras 1 


Frederick, bid. Challoner 2 

Elliot, ct. Bell bid. Challoner 

Gledden, not out 35 

Baiss, bid. Challoner 

Lonsdale, run out 1 

Dyson, bid. Huntley I 10 

Heppenstall, ct. Campbell 

bid. Barker I 12 

Green, ct. & bid. Challoner 

Flint, ct. Campbell 

bid. Barker I 

Anderson, bid. Barker I 

Walton, run out 1 

Extras 4 



Total 65 


Shawnigan Lake batted miserably and offered no opposition to 
Challoner i6 for 6) and Huntlel I (4 for 7). Queale caught an 
excellent catch at square leg and Shawnigan were out for 13. The 


few runs required were made for 
Huntley I went on to make 34 in 
were 66 for 5 at the close. 

Kaye, ct. Fox bid. Challoner 

Goodenough, bid. Huntley I 

Maclnnes, ct. Bell bid Huntley I 4 
Bellm, ct. Queale bid,. Challoner 3 
Coate, bid. Huntley I 

Hunter, bid. Challoner 1 

Banks, bid. Challoner 

Gaffnev, bid. Huntley I 3 

Orvald, bid. Challoner 2 

Brooks, not out 

Wilson n, ct. Bell bid. Challoner 

Total 13 

the loss of Sundt's wicket, and 
promising fashion. The School 


Sundt, run out - 3 

Huntley I, not out 34 

Rooper, ct. Banks bid. Hunter 11 

Challoner, ct. & bid. Bellm 11 

Barker I, run out 

Campbell, ct. Gaffney bid. Kaye 2 

Bell, not out 1 

Fox, did not bat 
Simpson, did not bat 
Queale, did not bat 
Mason, did not bat 

Extras 4 

Total (for 5 wickets) 66 



Plavino- at home the School were well beaten by St. George's 
by an innings and two runs. Simpson had a good match, taking 5 
for 16 and "showing a lack of timidity with the bat which might 
well have been copied by others. Moffat made a bright 23 in the 
School's second innings but there were many complete failures. 
First Innings 

Huntley I, bid. Jesson 

Sundt, run out — 2 

Challoner, l.b.w. Tait 1 

Rooper, bid. Jesson 

Moffat, ct. Anton bid. Tait 1 Ct. 

Queale, ct. Mercer bid. Jesson 1 
Campbell, bid. Tait 

Bell, bid. Tait 

Fox, ct. Fletcher bid. Jesson 6 

Simpson, not out 9 Ct. 

Barker I, bid. Tait 

Extras - 3 

Second Innings 

Tait 1 

not ont 3 

bid. Tynan I 

bid. Jesson 

Irvin, bid. Jesson 23 

bid. Tynan I - 

l.b.w. Jesson 5 

bid. Jesson 1 

ht. wkt. bid. Tait 

Fletcher, bid. Jesson -.- 6 

bid. Tynan I 2 

Extras 9 

Total 23 


Money, bid. Huntley I 4 

Tynan I, run out 

Jesson, bid. Challoner 12 

Tait, bid. Simpson 29 

Fletcher, ct. Huntley I bid. 

Simpson 13 

Tynan II, ct. Barker I bid. 

Simpson 1 

Irvin, bid. Challoner _ 

.Anton, bid. Simpson 1 

Tyson, bid. Challoner 

Mercer, ct. Moffat, bid. 

Simpson 5 

Taylor, not out 6 

Extras - 4 

Total 75 

Total ..- 50 



The combined C'lubs were untortunatelv much too strong and 
the game was a disappointing one. Challoner took three of the 
four wickets which fell for 33 runs, and C^ampbell held a very good 


Melly, ct. Campbell bid. Huntley I, bid. Genge 6 

Simpson M) Sundt, ct. & bid. Genge 3 

Gauvreau, ct. Bell bid. Rooper, ct. White bid. Genge 

Challoner 19 Challoner, std. Burnett bid. 

Colquhoun, not out 27 Genge 5 
Thornton, bid. Challoner Barker I, ct. Whittaker bid. 

White, bid. Challoner 8 Genge 

Stewart, not out 8 Campbell, l.b.w. Stewart 11 

Calton, did not bat Queale, bid. Melly 18 

Burnett, H. C, did not bat Fox, ct. Whittaker bid. 

Genge, did not bat Stewart 4 

Whittaker, did not bat Bell, ct. Whittaker, bid. 

^\'enman, R., did not bat Stewart 2 

Extras 2 Simpson, ct. Stewart, bid. 

Colquohoun 3 

Mason, not out 2 

Extras 2 

Total (for 4 wickets) 94 Total 56 


Huntley I (6 for 18) and Challoner (4 for 22) bowled well 
and the School made few mistakes in dismissing Shawnigan for 
46 runs. The School batting was again feeble, and after Challoner 
left wickets were simply thrown away until Simpson and Mason 
came together. These two made a very fine effort to pull the 
match out of the fire. Simpson dented the pavilion roof with a 
magnificent six but. after he had refused two half-volleys and 
Mason a full pitch, the latter was bowled and .Shawnigan won by 
one run. 


Kave, bid. Huntley I 

Belim, ct. & bid. Huntley I 8 
Maclnnes, ct. Moffat, bid. 

Challoner 21 

Goodenough, not out 5 

Wilson, bid. Huntley 1 

Coates, bid. Huntley 1 

Hunter, bid. Challoner 2 

Osvald, ct. Bell bid. Challoner 

Banks, ct. Moffat bid. Challoner 2 

Brooks, bid. Huntlev I 1 

Gaffney, bid. Huntley I 1 

Extras 6 


Huntlev I, bid. Hunter 

Sundt, bid. Hunter 


Challoner, bid. Hunter 


Moffat, ct. Goodenough bid. 



Rooper, bid. Bellm 

Campbell, bid. Bellm 


Simpson, not out 


Bell, ct. Wilson bid. Hunter 


Fox, std. Maclnnes bid. 


Barker I, ct. Wilson bid. 



Mason, bid. Goodenough 


Extras 1 







A very weak side from H.M.C.S. Naden were no match for the 
School, who won by seven wickets. Challoner took 5 for 1 5 and 
Huntley I 3 for 11. The School indulged in some lioht-hearted bat- 
tin" in makino; 115. 


Roberts, l.b.w. Challoner 10 

Goddard, bid. Huntle'y I 10 

Langley, bid. Challoner 

Rose, ct. & bid. Challoner 

Baker, bid. Huntley I 4 

Tyler, ct. Moffat bid. Challoner 

Hazel, not out 2 

Mayo, run out 

Noon, ct. Fox bid. Huntley 1 

Greathed, ct. & bid. Challoner... 

Extras 2 



Huntley I, ct. Rose, bid. 

Langley 29 
Sundt, ct. Goddard, bid. 

Roberts 1 

Challoner, ct. Roberts, bid. 

Goddard 8 

Moffat, bid. Goddard 

Simpson, ct. Goddard, bid. 

Langley 17 

Rooper, bid. Langley 

Campbell, ct. Goddard bid. 

Roberts 8 

Bell, retired . 21 

Fox, l.b.w. Goddard 2 

Barker I, not out 1 1 

Mason, not out 5 

Extras 13 

Total 115 


CHALLONER (Captain) — As a bowler he maintained an excellent length 
and usually managed to do a little with the ball in the air. Patient as 
a batsman and came on considerably. Good in the field both in 
the air and on the ground. Captained the side with judgment and 

BELL (Vice-Captain) — As a hitter he seldom came off as his defence was 
non-existent. Erratic with the ball and bowled far too many loose ones. 
Possessed good hands and did well in the field. 

SUNDT — With the bat he possessed a fair defence but did not have a 
good season, nev-er developing as was anticipated. A poor judge of a 
run and slow in the field. 

ROOPER — Far more aggressive with the bat than in the past, and dealt 
vigorously with loose balls particularly on the leg side. In defence his 
footwork is weak and he fails to watch the ball carefully. There is 
room for much improvement in the field. 

MOFFAT — .'Aggressive with the bat and possessed a fair defence. Keen, 
though rather light-hearted, as a bowler, but he can turn the ball 
and will take wickets when he de\elops more control. Excellent in the 
field and worth his place for this alone. A promising all-rounder. 

HUNTLEY I — Successful as a bowler, he maintained a good length, turn- 
ing the ball slightly from the off. Has also shown promise with the 
bat though rather languid and passive as yet. Safe in the field. 

CAMPBELL — Though not very successful in matches he nevertheless came 
on considerably with the bat, being much more confident and aggres- 
sive than in the past. Useful in the field and always gave of his best. 

SIMPSON — Very much improved with both bat and ball. A nervous 
starter, but he is quite aggressive and will make runs when his defence 
improves. Distinctly promising as a bowler and should be very success- 


ful next year. His catching and his ground fielding are weak but could 

be brought up to standard by regular practice. 
FOX — Keen, and will make runs when his defence improves. With the ball 

he has promise and a more serious attitude towards this phase of the 

game would do wonders. Excellent in the field both on the ground 

and in the air. 
MASON — His hands are not good enough, and he lacks the agility 

to keep wicket well, but he was keen and developed into a fairly 

efficient stopper. 
BARKER I — He has ability in all departments of the game. A more vital 

interest could make him a valuable member of the side. 

R. W. 


During the season a number of games was played with Glen- 
lyon and St. Michael's. The result was one victory and one defeat 
with each school. 

At the beginning of the season the team was strong on the 
defence but woefully weak in attack. As the season wore on, 
however, this was largely rectified and, after losing to both schools, 
we managed to get our revenge by defeating both of them. 

We lost a good Captain in McLaughlin at Christmas, but 
his place was ably taken by Jaffray, who captained the side for 
the rest of the season. 

This year we fielded a "'bantam" team which gave a good 
account of itself by defeating Glenlyon Bantams 1-0. This team 
was captained by Wenman. 

The most keenly contested game of the season was the Inter- 
House match. Both sides went all out to win. but the game resulted 
in a draw, there being no score. 

Boas II and Cabeldu deserve mention, the former for his good 
work in goal, and the latter for scoring five goals in one game. 

L. C. S. 


The Tennis Courts were as popular as ever this year. The 
Finals were played on June 19th. The Singles were won by Bran- 
son, who defeated Campbell 8-6, 6-0. thereby establishing a new 
record in the School by winning the Championship four years in 

There w^as much keener competition among the Juniors this 
year and a higher standard of play was exhibited. Fox won the 
Junior Championship by defeating Barker II 6-2, 6-3 and was 
awarded the Queale Cup. 

Branson was awarded the Barnacle Cup and Campbell his 
Tennis Colours. 

L. C. S. 


Boxins; Champions 


Gymnasium acti\"ities came to a climax when the Boxing 
Tournament and the Junior Gymnastic Competition were held at 
the end of the Spring term. 

In the Junior Gym Competition it was fitting that the most 
consistent performers during the year won their respective divisions, 
viz. — Remove A, Ferris; Remove B, Cabeldu; Shell, Ridland. 
Squad results were — Remove A, No. 1 — Ferris (Capt. ), Seever, 
Dant; Remove B, No. 2— Aish (Capt.), Boas III, King; Shell, No. 
1 — Beban (Capt.), Ridland, Grosskleg. Ferris in Remove A was 

Unfortunately the outstanding bout of the Boxing Tourna- 
ment took place during the preliminaries — that between Audain 
and Annan. Howexer. the Finals produced some good boxing before 
an enthusiastic audience. Outstanding were Preston v. Ferris and 
Mackenzie v. Cohen, the first-mentioned gaining the decision by 
a close margin in each case. Cohen (it was his first experience in 
the ring) put up a wonderful show against the more experienced 
'Golden Gloves.' A rousing bout by the 'Heavies' resulted in a 


popular decision for Campbell. The detailed results follow: 

Dust Weight Mayo III (69 lbs. j (F) 

Paper Weight Boas II (85 lbs.) (F) 

Flv Weight Savale 91 lbs.) (B) 

Bantam Veight Hartman II 102 lbs.) (F) 

Featherweight Preston 114 lbs.) (B) 

Light Weight Mackenzie i 126 lbs) (B) 

Welterweight _ _ Tozer (138 lbs.) (F) 

Middleweight Turner ( 145 lbs. ) (B) 

Lt.-Heavv Weight Branson (156 lbs.) (F) 

Heavyweight Clampbell 180 lbs.) (F) 

The Inter-House Points were Founders' — 17. Brentwood — 13. 

Our grateful thanks are due to the Judges. Mr. G. Tyson, 
Capt. W^ B. Holms. R.C.N. (Rtd. and Brio. F. X. C:abcldu. 

C.B.E., D.S.O., E.U. 

W. A. 


The Inter-Services College, Ro%al Roads, held their Invitation 
Cross Country Run during tlie Christmas Term. The home team 
won the event as usual but were very closely pressed by Victoria 
High School. University School took third place of the six teams 
entered and finished as follows: Legg 15th, Jackson 16th, Fenton 
24th, Simpson 26th. There were 39 runners, the Winnner's time 
being 21 miutes 15 seconds. Legg came in in 23 minutes 04 
seconds and Jackson in 23 minutes 09 seconds. 

The School's Annual Cross Country was run on April 4th and 
was won by Legg, who had run third last year. Second place was 
taken by Jackson and third by Annan. Founders' House, with the 
first five men home, beat Brentwood House easily. The Robertson 
Cup for the first Junior home was won by Cabeldu. who placed 
17th, in a field of 100. and another small boy who did well was 
Wenman, who although only nine years old placed 42nd. and was 
the fourth Junior to finish. 

During the Easter Term Victoria High School were invited 
to race around the School course. The race was judged on a team 
basis, Victoria Hitrh School proving to be much the better team. 
Legg, who finished 5th. and Jackson 8th. led the School. Hartman 
I, Simpson, Orford and Hill I completed the School's first six. 


Under Mr. Angus's energetic control the "Tank" has once 
again proved an attractive and in\aluable adjunct to our activities, 
and the Swimmine Sports, which were held on June 8th. produced 
some fine racing. Founders' was e\entually victorious, but the 


Relays, in particular, were very closely contested. 

For the last event this year four members of the Staff lowered 
their creaking limbs into the depths to prove to the Junior School 
that age means nothing where Schoolmasters are concerned. 
Unfortunately the progress of their First-Leg Swimmer (who shall 
remain anonymous) was more stately than effective, and, in spite 
of a spirited final dash by Mr. Higgs, Junior School ultimately won 
by a quarter of a length. We understand that the roof has now 
been repaired — it was raised considerably by the vociferous support 
of the Junior School fans. 


Beginners' Race — 

1. Throne (F) (15 2/5 sees.) 

2. Connorton (B) 

3. Ridland (B) ; 

40 Yards Free Style, under 14 — 

1. Harvey (B) (28 sees.) 

2. Cabeldu (F) 

3. Johaneson (B) 

40 Yards Free Style, under 16 — 

1. Anderson (F) (23 3/5 sees.) 

2. Gillam (F) 

3. Mackenzie (B) 

40 Yards Back Stroke, open — 

1. Leggatt (F) (33 sees.) 

2. Caswell (B) 

3. Seever (B) 

40 Yards Breast Stroke, open — 

1. Barnett (F) (30 2/5 sees.) 

2. Leggatt (F) 

3. Caswell (B) 

60 Yards Free Style, open — 

1. Anderson (F) (40 1/5 sees.) 

2. Barnett (F), Caswell (B) 

Diving, open — 

Junior Relay — 
Senior Relay — 

1. Ferris (B) (21.7 pts.) 

2. Anderson (F) (20.1 pts.) 

3. Dant (F), Seever (B) (19.9 pts.) 

1. Brentwood (50 sees.) 

2. Founders" 

1. Founders' (47 sees.) 

2. Brentwood 

Relay, Junior School v. The Staff — 

1. Junior School 

2. The Staff (Timekeepers participating) 

The individual Championship was won by Anderson. 

C. F. G. 




Little Grass Hockey was played this year, only two games 
being arranged for the 1st XI before the rains came and the 
change was made to Rugby Football. On both these occasions 
scratch sides were too strong for the School. 

The School were well served by Challoner, who has a flair 
for the game and played intelligently. Roome, Branson, Jackson 
and Simpson were also promising performers. With the promise 
of more competition next year it is hoped that the standard of 
Hockey throughout the School will be improved. 

Professor H. V. Warren brought over two Junior teams from 
University Hill School during the Easter Term. As in the past the 
visitors showed what wonders can be accomplished by regular 
games and good coaching. The School learnt a good deal from 
these games and, if they could be arranged during our own season, 
in the Christmas Term, much would be done for the calibre of play. 

R. W. 


Readers are referred to the 1951 Report for details of our 
progress, as the course of events this year has been strikingly 
similar. We have been blessed, once again, with a quartet of 
extremely efficient Officers, which was elected early in the session 
and soon demonstrated the efficacy of this democratic procedure. 
No praise can be too high for Cadet-Capt. S. Fenton, who 
shouldered his burden with energy, capability and initiative. He 
was ably supported by Cadet-Lieuts. Branson, Challoner and 
Mason and by C. S. M. Roome. We are told that even a modified 
form of Tack Drill" reappeared on the Square. Possible sufferers 
can console themselves with the thought that any 'G.M.T.' that 
they may be called upon to undergo in the future will bring few 

Inspection Day (W^ed., May 14th.), when the results of some 
months of arduous training were seen, echoed last year's success. 
Some onlookers who should know were heard to state that this 
year's Drill reached an even higher level. We modestly refrain from 
venturing an opinion, but Major-General C. Vokes, C.B., C.B.E., 
D.S.O., G.O.C. Western Command, indicated that he was more 
than satisfied. The Area Officers awarded the Palm for the best 
Platoon to No. 1 (Lieut. Branson) — the steadiest of a commend- 
ably steady trio. 

A word in season should go to Mr. Cropper, that Back-Room 
Youth of age and experience and Front-Room Organizer of few 
words and happy results. All Ranks of Unit '71' may like to be 
reassured that their concrete tribute paid to him (together with 
the charitable gesture made to this unworthy reporter) was appre- 


ciated and enjoyed to the full. We are exceedingly grateful, too, to 
Mr. A. G. Higgs for his expert ele\enth-hour efforts with the Band, 
and for his promise of regular assistance in the future. 

C. F. G., Lieutenant. 

Assistant Instructor. 

SHOOTING, 1951-1952 


H. H. Bell 
R. R. Challoner 
S. E. Fenton 
B. L. Goldby 
A. K. Goodacre 
G. H. Jackson 
J. T. Rose 
J. M. Turner 

A glance at the records and averages of the past few years 
shows that the Corps has lived up to and in some cases surpassed 
the standards of the past. 

B. L. Goldby's well-merited average of 95.6 per cent in the 
three Shoots of the D.C.R.A. was the high light of the yearns 
shooting and as a record will stand for a long long time. Inci- 
dentally it must be noted that his care in the cleaning of the rifles 
bordered on the fanatical — a trait always desired but seldom 

Bell's average of 92.04 per cent (for the year), Challoner's 
92 per cent, Goldby's 91.58 per cent and Goodacre's 91.2 per cent 
give some idea of the keen competition that prevailed. 

Recreational Shooting has produced a further 23 First Class 
Shots and 8 Marksmen — a definite increase over last year. In 
addition there are some 20 Cadets who can be relied upon to 
complete their First Class early next year, while 6 should attain 
their Marksman before Christmas. 

In competitive shoots the Corps has done as much as time 
would allow. On April 2nd the Woodward Cup and R.M.C. 
Competitions were fired — a risky procedure. invoKing a three hour 
session and the expenditure of nearly 1,000 rounds of ammunition. 
However, we were able to retain the former trophy for the second 
year in succession and in the latter the Corps was placed third in 
B.C. and 59th in all Canada. 

The D.C.R.A. was fired during January, February and March. 
Out of a possible 3600 points we scored 3294. one point better 
than last year. We may not be able to attain the dizzy percentages 
that are acquired by the Colleges of Eastern Canada but can at 
least claim consistencv. 

The awarding of the School Shooting Buttons was withheld 
until the third week in October. Six weeks' practice was necessary 


before scores warranted the weekly awards. Cohen won the Junior 
Button 7 times. Goldby the Intermediate 7 times and Challoner 
the Senior 8 times. 

At the close of the Easter Term the following were awarded 
their Shooting Colours: Challoner. Goldby. Goodacre. Jackson 
and Rose. 

On Sports Day Mrs. Swanson \ery kindh' made the following 

Harvey Memorial Rifle for the best Shot in the School H. H. Bell 
D.C.R.A. Cup for the highest scorer in the D.C.R.A. B. L. Goldby 
Braidwood Cup for the best intermediate Shot B. L. Goldby 

Detailed scores obtained in the various competitions are as 


Barker II 93 

Bell 91 

Challoner 90 

Goldby 94 

Goodacre 94 

Jackson 89 

Rose _ 91 

Turner .._ _..,.-.__ 95 


Runners-up: Canadian Scottish Cadets 



Barman 9 1 

Bell _ 92 

Branson _ _ _ _ _ 90 

Challoner _ 91 

Cohen _ _ 90 

Goodacre _ _ 92 

Haley _ _ _ 88 

Hall _ _ _ 92 

Jackson _ _ _ _ 93 

Rose _ _ - _ - 93 




Barker I 






Fenton „ 



..._ 93 










... 87 







Barker II 









_ 89.5% 

.\v.: 91.2% 






Barker I 91 

Barker II 92 

Bell 90 

Challoner 94 

Cheeke _..... 91 

Cohen 90 

Goldby 96 

Goodacre 91 

Hartman II 94 

Jackson 89 

Rose 96 

Turner 88 

Total . 1102 


Goldby was awarded the Badge for the highest scorer in the Unit. 
Second Class Badges were presented to Challoner, Goodacre and Rose for 
having averaged 90 per cent or over in three shoots. 

C. L. C. 


In past years several contacts annually have usually been made 
with Shawnigan Lake School and Qualicum College. This session, 
unfortunately, Shawnigan has had little time to give to Radio 
affairs of this type and Qualicum has been plagued with ecjuip- 
ment faults. Nevertheless several smaller scale communication nets 
were established in the surrounding area with great success. 

A measuring meter which has various electrical uses was 
completed for the "Shack" this year, and a crystal calibrator was 
recei\ed from the Army. This last piece of new equipment is used 
to ensure that all our radio sets are exactly tuned to the proper 

On Inspection Day Mr. Genge proxided his car for a mobile 
'19' set and this was a welcome addition to the other sets used — 
e.g. the stationars' control '19' set, the two '58' portables and 
various field telephones. Two remote control units and a signalling 
lamp were employed in conjunction with the control '19' set. All 
this equipment was used in the communication net co\ering the 
School grounds. 

Last but not least, congratulations are due to all those who 
did so successfully in their Morse tests. 

Alan Goodacre. 


The speedy transition of symbols into letters does not appeal 
to every Cadet, but those who indulged in this particular branch 
of Cadet work have toiled hard during their spare time and in 
most cases have been successful. Twelve Cadets started Morse at 
the beginning of the School year and by dint of constant practice 
each day during Break managed to attain varying degrees of 
efficiency towards the end of the Easter term. On April 2nd ten 
of the twelve took their test and ten passed. 

Cpl. Goodacre is to be highly commended for the splendid 
work he did in coaching the second-year signallers. His untiring 
efforts in the Wireless Shack and longsuffering patience in No. 2 
Class Room after Lunch each day were wholly responsible for 
getting nearly 90 per cent of his class through their test, which 
was held at the School on May 29th. 

Our \ery grateful thanks are due to Sgt. P. J. Gettas and 
Signr. R. C. Dennett, who supervised the tests and went out of 
their way to clear up some of our most pressing problems in the 
new sis^nalling course. 

C. L. C. 


Scouts and Cubs 


During the Training Year 1951 -'52, apart from the regular 
weekly meetings, the following events took place: 

1. The Troop lined Rockland Avenue for the arrival of 
T.R.Hs. Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip at Go\ernment 
House on October 21st. 

2. Three paper collecting dri\es were carried out — a good 
deed in Fire Protection worth $60.00 to the Troop Funds! 

3. A Pow-wow (with a snack and song) was held in the Music 
Room on December 7th. 

4. The District P. L. Conference on February 16th and 17th 
was attended by the Patrol Leaders. 

5. Three Members of the Troop qualified at the Bronze 
Arrow Course. 

6. Two Scouts completed their First Class Qualifications bv 
carrying out their overnight journey on March 22nd and 23rd. 

7. The Troop Flag, donated by Major J. Wise, was dedicated 
in the Memorial Hall by the Re\-. N. Lowe and presented to the 
Troop by Executive Commissioner Freeman King, O. St. J., on 
June 3rd. 

8. Although the Troop was pre\ented from taking part in 
the Annual District Rally and Pageant on June 7th. the School 
Speech and Sports Day, all the Rally events were carried out as 


an inter-Patrol Competition, which was won by Owl Patrol. 

9. The Patrol Cup was won by the Owls and presented on 
Sports Day to its P.L., Ian Ross. 

10. Fifteen sets of ''Scotch-Lite-A-Bike" were donated by the 
Lions Club and issued to members of the Troop and Pack. 

11. The 1951 Plan Achievement Objective was reached, and 
the Special Award Emblem was presented to the Troop. 

12. During the Summer Term (and Camp) the Troop was 
very fortunate in having the experienced help of Mr. D. Higgs 
(a Rover Scout). 

13. The Troop completed its year's Training (except for the 
Camp, which is the subject of a separate report) with 23 Scouts 
and qualifications as follows: 

Tenderfoot 7 

Second Class 19 

First Class 2 

Queen's Scout 1 

Proficiency Badges 119 

(incl. 27 Queen's Scout Badges) 
Bronze Arrow 4 

14. The Summer Camp was held at Camp Barnard, June 26th 
to July 2nd. 

R. G. 


(Some condensed extracts from Mr. Higgs' voluminous Diary 
will show how successful was the 1952 Camp.) 

June 26: On arrival no time was lost in putting up 'Camp 
Sites' and eating the first meal of cold meat, bread and peanut 
butter, lettuce and 'Freshie.' After a dip Supper was begun at 
3:00 ("to allow for the potatoes to cook"!; then came several fish- 
ing expeditions and 'Canteen', followed by the Camp Fire and a 
Skipper's welcome from Lt.-Col. Girard. The arms of Morpheus 
were sagging under the strain by 10.00 p.m. 

June 27: An early morning drizzle did not discourage the 
fishermen and the swimmers, who brought good appetites to a 
Lunch of well-prepared stew, plums, bread and peanut butter and 
tea. After a rest period the Troop assembled in the Rover cabin 
for a talk on First Aid and Health Rules. This was followed by a 
bandage demonstration and some quick games. Then came Supper- 
fried fresh salmon, potatoes, carrots, bread, jam, peanut butter and 
tea. After 'Canteen' the uncertain weather sent us early to bed. 

June 28: Pancakes, porridge and tea were followed by a short 
hike and a quick swim. Lunch consisted of Craft Dinner, fresh 
strawberries, bread, jam and tea. A successful knotting contest 
was held in the afternoon. The sun decided to appear after Supper 


and everyone congregated round tlic Camp Fire Circle for stories 
and a sing-song. 

June 29: The sun shone out once in a while from uncertain 
skies. Breakfast and cleaning up were followed by the daily inspec- 
tion and then 'Chapel.' Knife-sharpening, letter-writing and 
numerous other activities occupied the time until Lunch. Games 
and a swim were followed by a Supper of stew, rice pudding and 
cake (the last kindly donated by visitors to the Camp). A •"two- 
bar" 'Canteen' issue was made at 7.30 and instruction and test- 
passing filled the time until 9.00 p.m. 

June 30: A warm sun and a cool breeze produced good condi- 
tions for a hike to Bluff Mountain. Signalling was attempted but 
a poor background made reading difficult. A swim period and 
Supper (cooked exceedingly well) followed — boiled Alaska cod, 
peas, mashed potatoes, chocolate pudding. be\erage and water- 
melon! Camp Fire was declared open shortly after "Canteen' and 
the Patrols produced some admirably performed shows. A silent 
prayer ended the fifth day. 

July 1: A glorious sun assisted our morning's Good Turn — the 
piling of wood for the August Cub Camp. Swimming, fishing and 
eating filled most of the day and several tests were passed. A short 
council was held and the Camp-Breaking procedure outlined. 
Instruction and cedar-braiding took us to bed time when an e.xtra 
supply of "'chore-girl" was issued for the morning cleaning. 

July 2: Camp was broken according to plan and there was a 
final "two-bar" "Canteen' at 11.00. A last check of the sites and 
a short swim and we were on our way. On arrival the Troop 
performed a Good Turn by carrying desks from the Auditorium to 
School House. Thus ended a successful Camp and an experience 
that few are likelv to forget for many years to come. 

D. G. H. 


The Pack has continued to flourish and many enjoyable 
meetings have been held. Progress in Tests has been steady, if 
unspectacular, and in January we were aw^arded the Plan Achieve- 
ment Badge for 1951 by Headquarters, having reached the required 
target in enrolment and awards. 

There are now 21 Cubs. 11 of whom ha\e their 1st Stars and 
should soon gain their 2nd Stars, once the problems of Semaphore 
are solved. Business in Badges has been brisk, those invoKed vary- 
ing from Artists and a would-be Horticulturist to Athletes and 
some anxious to show prowess at Housekeeping. Mt. Tolmie has 
been highlv popular for rambles and games, and. when the weather 
has turned out nasty, we have had kind permission to use the 
Scout Room. 

Altojjether the vear has been successful and generally full of 
fun — if at times rather noisv fun! 

E. J. M. 



Cpl. Jackson once again undertook the responsibility of train- 
ing the First Aid Class. He is to be congratulated on having been 
100 per cent successful for the second year in succession. 

C. L. C. 


In University School an inarticulate boy would be a rarity 
indeed- Everybody appears to be as articulate as a thrush in the 
Spring , though considerably less melodious. This facility of utter- 
ance needs, however, some cultivation, and here the Debating 
Society offers an opportunity the older boys do not neglect. Some 
excellent debates have been held during the year on big questions. 
Fluent speakers have argued, pro and con. with considerable 
fervour and some knowledge. The subjects were all chosen by the 
boys and reveal a catholicity of interest that is encouraging. 

""Should Seniors be allowed to smoke in this School?" A 
majority of the Members of the Society, not being eligible for the 
privilege, and determined that Seniors should not enjoy, if that is 
the right word, privileges not conceded them, voted emphatically 
in the negative. 

"Should professional sports be perinitted on Sundays?" A 
pleasingly fierce debate on this issue closed with a somewhat 
exciting affirmati\e \ote. strongly protested by the ardent oppo- 

'"Should Canada support Great Britain in the Suez Canal 
issue?" British Imperialism was strongly denounced and, con- 
veniently forgetful of the fact that Canada is one proud product 
of that same imperialism, a negative vote was recorded. 

The outstanding debate took place shortly before the recent 
elections. Four of the members offered themselvs for the high 
office of Premier of this Province. The student body provided them 
wdth an audience, as all audiences, not too enlightened or discrim- 
inating, but enthusiastic beyond words. Each speaker must have 
studied with painstaking care local models, for the lavish promises 
of our professional politicians were expanded and increased by 
each speaker in turn, to the great joy and approval of those 
present at the Meeting. Most certainly we have some \-ery promis- 
ing politicians amona: our student bodv! 

W. L. 


Spring and Summer usually result in a very marked diminu- 
tion in the activities of the Club. Members whose interest is of a 
transient nature put their albums aside and forget them for the 
time being in other more active interests. But the real cognoscente 


never does so. He, whatever the season, is ever on the lookout for 
the particular stamp he needs to increase his prestige and give 
his collection an enviable distinction. The search for the pot of 
gold— a rare stamp worth fabulous sums to the boy— goes on and 
on until the album has served its purpose in his life, and is handed 
on as a priceless legacy to "Junior.' 

What fun the collectors get out of the search! In some nook. 
cosy or otherwise, turning over page after page of their albums 
they go off, led by the stamps, to lands remote and strange at a 
very minimum of expense and discomfort, but with intense satis- 
faction and pleasure. From the Geography Master's point of view 
a flourishing .Stamp Club is something to be quietly and unostenta- 
tiously fostered, for when working with their stamps ( though this 
must 'not be told by a Master! ) they will be getting the best 
Geosrraphv Lessons they will ever receive. 

"" ^ ' W. L. 


The Hobby Shops provide masters with many surprises which 
do much towards a better understanding of the boys. Here they 
work with a minimum amount of master supervision and reveal 
abilities and aptitudes completely hidden in the day-by-day class 
work. The boy whose apparent inability to concentrate on class 
subjects is a thorn in the flesh may be found building a very 
modern jet plane, repairing a radio or assembling a small rnotor, 
with a concentration and absorption that render him oblivious 
to everything else in the world except the construction through 
which he is expressing a creative urge that may be. probably is, 
the big thing in his expanding personality. In the long light days, 
when the great out-of-doors insistently calls, he may and does 
desert the Hobby Shops, but, as certainly as the swallow returns 
with the Spring, so does the boy return to his work-bench as the 
days shorten and the lonaf evenings come upon us. 

The vital part Hobbies play in the development of personality 
is being demonstrated, beyond all dispute, to those with eyes to 
see in the bovs who haunt the School Shops. 

\V. L. 


This year Captain Beaumont once again very kindly invited 
the boys of the School to camp on his property on Discovery Island. 
The response was very good indeed. Two trips were made in May 
and a third in June, and many more would have been made had 
the time been a\ailable in such a short term. 

The first trip ' Mav 17-18) was a memorable one. On arri\al 
at the island from the Royal Victoria Yacht Club we were met by 


a "taxi" consistinsr of a tractor and cart. The basCTaore and a 
number of bodies were then towed by road to a cabin on the 
Southern end of the island. From there lunch was prepared and 
eaten and the camp sites were set up. (Some very good sites were 
selected too. l For the next day and a half acti\ities such as raft- 
building, fishing, clam-hunting, hiking, exploring, sailing and, last 
but not least, eating were enjoyed by all. A camp fire was built on 
the evening of the 17th and, together with the flickering of the 
flames, songs, sandwiches, cookies, coffee and music from a radio, 
it was rightly described as too good to be true. We were all back 
at the School in time for supper on the 18th — none the worse for 
w-ear and ready to get back to work with renewed vigour. 

The second trip (May 24-25) was a most successful one. The 
main feature of the trip was an expedition by boat to South Pender 
Island where the main store was visited and a supper of sand- 
wiches, buns and cocoa was hungrily devoured at a beach on 
Captain Beaumont's property. The return voyage was a rough one, 
much to the enjoyment of all. The week-end passed much too 
quickly. Actixities such as raft-building, raft-fighting, swimming, 
hiking and eating soon ate up the time too and it was indeed with 
regret that we had to leave the island for Victoria on the evening 
of the 25th. 

The third trip June 14-15 ' was one that will not be forgotten 
by many for a long time to come. The activities of the previous 
camps were repeated with as much energy and enthusiasm as 
before and a few new pastimes were exploited while a tour of the 
island by tractor and cart was a ver\- interesting and unusual 

Overall, if we were to add up the sunburns, barnacle-cuts, 
fresh air and fun. we would find beyond a doubt that a good time 
had been had by all. Many thanks to Captain Beaumont for his 
kind in\itations. 

D. G. H. 


The Projection Room has operated quite smoothly this year 
despite various attempts by the machine to drive its operators 

Some of the shows which we ha\e had ha\e been \ery good. 
Such tales as ''Christopher Columbus," "Little Mr. Jim," "Yellow 
Cabman" and "Short Grass" have provided varying types of en- 
tertainment for Juniors and Seniors alike. Of course we must not 
forget "Henry V," which was. made a very special occasion when 
we invited St. Margaret's School and Norfolk House School up 
to see it with us. By means of an extension on the ordinary speaker 
cable we were able to obtain quite respectable sound in view of 
the crowded Hall. 

We have at present eleven boys who are qualified to run the 


projector and so each boy is never required to run a movie more 
than twice a term. Projectionists are allowed to go up and preview 
movies any Saturday morning. 

We were having trouble at one time with the burning out of 
lamps but now we seem to ha\e solved that difficulty bN- using 
lamps which take a higher voltage. 

Special thanks go to the Rev. Lowe, who super\ises our shows 

for us. 

John Gordon. 


On the night before March 1st and the following morning a 
number of people was busily engaged in preparing the Memorial 
Hall. There were balloons to be blown up and placed, the floor 
had to be polished and paper decorations had to be put up. When 
everything was finished the Hall looked truly magnificent, as many 
of the girls pointed out later in the evening. 

At 8:30 p.m. or thereabout 'St. Margaret's' and ■Norfolk 
House' came in looking \ery elegant in their long formal gowns. 
The Orchestra began to play and the not-too-bashful males started 
to dance, after Fenton and Mrs. Timmis had opened the Ball. The 
second dance, a Paul Jones, had everybody dancing and from then 
on the floor was pretty well filled throughout the evening. 

The refreshments were welcomed joyously and we must admit 
that they were very good and that e\erybody enjoyed them. A short 
time after refreshments the balloons were torn down and. as usual. 
were popped as quickly as possible. What with balloons popping 
and streamers flying it was an occasion never to be forgotten. We 
are happy to feel that the girls from both Schools greatly enjoyed 
themsehes and we are all looking forward to next year's Event. 

Richard Owen. 


Obituary Notices are depressing both to write and to read. 
Let us haste^ then, to register a comparatively cheerful tribute to 
a most amiable friend and faithful ser\-ant of the School, before 
the abhorred shears slit a life which has been spun for a dispro- 
portionately long time and is growing a little thin these days. It 
really can't be long now. 

Those who have known 'Sooner' for more years than they 
themselves would care to confess are tactfully vague about his age 
and pedigree, and we feel that Sooner himself would not be likely 
to volunteer any information. Suffice it to reveal that he is black, 
has the requisite number of legs, sports a woolly hide and waves a 
bushy tail. Moreo\er he is the School Dog par excellence, and must 
linger in the recollections of at least one generation of Old Boys, 


if only as a dark blob lying in the way of the staircase. 

Perhaps one of the most necessary factors in the conduct of 
one's own official business is the ability to mind one's own business. 
In this respect Sooner's behaviour is exemplary. He may poke a 
cold nose into the hand but never into the Form Room or the 
Dormitory, nor does he in\ ade the Dining Room ( though we feel 
that, in this matter, he must have a Private Arrangement with the 
Cook ) . But his main positive duty is to be Guide, Guardian, Friend, 
Philosopher and Pet for 150 boys of all ages, and he is not found 
wanting. In the last of these Offices the attentions which he is 
given are profuse and (probably) embarrassing but are invariably 
received with resignation and gratitude. 

Yet he has one incidental task which he performs to perfection 
— he chases cars. We must be more explicit, however, as the 
Authorities turn a very blind eye to this practice. Sooner, then, 
considers it his peculiar privilege to slow down, by dogged force, 
all anxious parents who, in the matutinal effort to drop their off- 
spring like hot cakes and get away much too fast, use the School 
Drive as a racing track. If there is a Dogs' V.C. he has qualified 
many times in this pursuit, for he has been often hit but never 
disheartened. On the other hand he exercises a noticeably intelli- 
gent discrimination where Staff vehicles are concerned (though 
we must admit that Schoolmasters' Means of Transport are usually 
distinctive in appearance and obvious by age of engine-note ) . For 
this part of his curriculum he keeps himself in condition by regular 
participation in School Runs, while, for what he possibly regards 
as Moral Uplift, he conscientiously consorts with the Church 
Crocodile on Sundays. (This last, by the way, is unanimously con- 
sidered, by the Crocodile, to be a noble and unnecessary act of 
supererogation. ) 

We suspect, nevertheless, that Sooner himself begins to "feel 
his age." Last term he made uninvited and last-minute entry into 
one of the Junior '440' Heats, perhaps in an effort to convince 
himself that a Dog's stamina is perennial; but he came in a very 
poor and rather thoughtful seventh. 

To each one of us there usually comes, early or late, the 
chance to realize what might be regarded as the ambition of a life 
time, and in Sooner's case this occurred when the School was 
witnessing the Royal Progress to the Jubilee Hospital. This Caval- 
cade represented the biggest Target ever and, after a successful 
preliminary canter with a Police Patrol Vehicle, he was well on the 
way to dealing with the Royal Car, which he considered to be 
travelling at far too great a rate for the Occasion and for the 
serried ranks of attendant school children. He was prevented at 
the eleventh hour only by the well-intentioned but misguided 
efforts of the gallant Mr. Melly, and it is sad to feel that he will 
now die probably a disappointed dog. That kind of opportunity 
knocks only once. 

Faithful friends and servants are frequently given some visible 


and lasting memorial (thus we have a "Harvey House"). Wc would 
like to be assured that, when the Inevitable occurs, Sooner's mem- 
ory will be kept green in such a way. Perhaps there is a vacant 
quarter of the School Escutcheon which might carry an acknowl- 
edgment. We would modestly suggest something in the nature of: 
"A Car Couchant before a Hound Rampant, on a School Area; 
the Scroll bearing the Motto "Festina Lente — 15 M.P.H." ' 

(Unfortunately the first paragraph of this article, which was 
written in August, was only too prophetic — see the "Notice" on 
our last page. (Editor). 

C. F. G. 


The sound of the "•Chink" bell is a very rude mental shock. 
On first hearing the bell the New Boy's general reaction is to throw 
himself out of bed and get ready for his first day; but seeing other 
more experienced souls still sleeping he climbs back into bed and 
(woe!) this habit he finds later hard to break. The sound of the 
"Chink" bell will probably be still ringing in our ears many years 
after we have left the School. 

* * * 

In recent years although smoking was highly illegal and 
punishable by six healthy strokes of the Headmaster's cane it 
flourished surreptitiously. The smoking privilege was finally given 
to the Seniors in the hope that they would stop the younger frv-. 
The plan worked and many cheers were heard in the Senior 


* * * 

If there had been more School Spirit shown in support from 
the sidelines there would not have been a losing team early in the 
season. A definition of School Spirit might be School Loyalty — 
not onlv to the School but to your fellow students as well. 

* * * 

Detention is not liked by boys, but this is quite natural because 
boys do not like to do more work than they have to! 

* * * 

The thrill of havins your ears ground, rubbed and ripped into 
shreds in the scrum is something not to be missed. I firmly belie\e 
that no one has ever lived until he has been at the bottom of a 
collapsed scrum with all the rest of the fragile forwards resting 
comfortably on top. Having a boot planted firmly into your 
stomach is a fine test of character. Even with these "inducements" 
I still think Rugby one of the best games and. amazing as it may 
seem, like to play it very much. 

* * * 

In present days, wdth their speed and haste in achieving 
nothing in as short a time as possible, the frequency of the 'Half 
Day' has been slowly but surely reduced year by year. The fact 


remains that the tide of progress reached its flood in Private 
Schools when at exactly the same time the peak of the 'Half Day' 
was reached. 

1 Excerpts from Edward Greathead. John Shaw, Tom Robin- 
son, Norman Leggatt, Alan Goodacre and George Jackson.) 


Addresses are lacking for the following Life Members of the 
Old Bovs' Association: A. G. Becton. F. L. Crawford, Lt.-Col. R. C. 
Clark. H. A. Knight, D. B. McBean. J. McLennan, VV. E. Redpath, 
D. K. Tresize, S. E. Lord, S. Jones, H. Jones, H. E. Kergin, J. 
Twiss, K. Peltz, P. D. Paterson. P. C. Townsend. L. J. Hess. Any 
Old Boys who can give a fixed address for any of the above are 
asked to send this information to the Hon. Sec, Old Boys' Asso- 
ciation, at the School. 

Early in the year the Department of National Re\-enue at 
Ottawa announced the appointment of R. A. J. Gee as Collector 
of Customs and Excise at the Port of Kamloops. The "Incogs" had 
hoped to have the help of Jim's strong right arm on the cricket 
field this Summer, but the Powers that Be have decreed that he 
should preserve the goings out and the comings in at Kamloops, 
so presumably he will find his recreation with rod and line as is 
his custom. 

Lt. A. M. Cupples, R.C.N., visited the School in August. He 
has been posted to H.M.C.S. Magnificent, at present in the 
Mediterranean, and is to leave shortly to join his ship. 

The Old Boys are represented at high level in the 27th. Cdn. 
Inf. Bde. in Gemiany by Col. R. A. Phillips. "Buster" is II i/c the 
Bde., and according to reports is kept more than busy, though a 
short leave in which Garmisch and Berchtesgaden were visited 
brought some relief. 

The 27th. Bde. are due to be potently reinforced in the near 
future by Capt. G. D. Corry. "Geoff" has recently returned from 
Korea, where his duties as aide to Brigadier J. M. Rockingham 
were many and varied. With respect to the Korean hills he reports, 
among other things, that they by no means dance with corn and 
wine, and that there is no evidence of the desert blossoming like 
a rose. 

A short but welcome \isit was received from A. W. Field. 
"Gracie" is at present with the Bank of Montreal at White Rock, 

One afternoon during the football season a tall figure was 
noticed pacing the sidelines during a senior practice. When it was 
all o\er we were glad to greet W. S. Leggat. \vho was of the opinion 
that there were some promising boys on the field. Would that there 
were some as promising as "Strat." We would like to think that 


we would be able to see his equal in lull tlight down tlie wm^r in 
a year or so. 

From Calgary comes word of the continued success of R. A. 
Brown. Bob, who is President of Federated Petroleums Ltd., and 
of Williston Oil and Gas Co., has recently been elected a Director 
of Home Oil Co. Ltd. 

Congratulations to Ian Kingham. Jeremy Brown and Doug. 
McCarter for obtaining entry to the Services Colleges. Doug, goes 
to Kingston and Ian and Jeremy to Royal Roads. 

Bill McCormick visited us recently from Cal. Tech., where 
his interests have ranged from research in metallurgy to college 
representati\e for the initiation of freshmen. Congratulations also 
on his being elected President of ""Ricketts House." 


CORRY— JOHNSON— G. D. Corry to Eleanor Johnson, at Van- 
couver, on August 28th, 1952. 

MORANT— WESTERN— G. D. Morant to Marcia Anne Western, 
at Victoria, on June 28th, 1952. 

McNEIL— RIMMER— D. J. McNeil to Leslie Rimmer, at Vic- 
toria, on July 19th, 1952. 


HICKS— To Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Hicks, on August 6th, 1952, a 

TYE— To Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Tye, on October 3rd, 1952, a 


The Editors wish to thank their opposite numbers for the 
receipt of various School Magazines and Records throughout the 
year — in particular the Editors of the "Cr^'ptian,' which reaches 
us regularly over a distance which the Head of our Geography 
Department claims to be approximately 8,000 miles. 















'Nunquam quae nutriavit manum momordit" 





Victoria, B.C.