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The 

Salt US Year Book 



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1948 



The Saltus Year Book, for 1948 



Editor — F. B. Rogers 
Contents 

Page 

Governing Body, Etc 2 

Editorial 3 

Valete by R. E. E. Booker 4 

Royal Wedding Celebration 5 

Empire Day Celebration 5 

Tribute to R. E. E. Booker by J. W. Cox 8 

Carol Booker by J. H. Kerry 10 

"F.B.R." by R. E. E. Booker 11 

Old Boys' News 12 

School Notes 15 

Debating Society 16 

World Today Club and "Cult A" 18 

Cadets 18 

Athletics 19 

Football Results 20 

Cricket 21 

Athletic Sports 21 

Boxing 23 

Swimming 25 

Tennis 26 



Governing Body 



Hcreward Watlington, Esq. John W. Cox, Esq., C.B.E. 

E. H. Trimingham, Esq. T. W. P. Vcscy, Esq. 

B. T. Gosling, Esq. 
Headmaster R. E. E. Booker, Esq., M.A., M.R.S.T., F.R.S.A. 

Secretary-Treasurer Mrs. Janet Moore 

Staff 



H. J. Hallett, M.A. 
J. H. Kerry, M.A. 
F. B. Rogers, M.A. 
S. Gascoigne, B.A. 
F. L. Stephenson 

E. W. Allen, B.A. 

S. A. Applegate, B.A. 

FL A. Leseur, B.A. 

Mrs. Edith W. Trott 

Miss Edith M. Smith 

J. R. Bridge (Choir) until Easter 

Rev. H. F. Ross (Choir) after Easter 

F. X. Mahoney (P.T., Games) 



School Officials 

Head Prefect D. A. Goslirg 

Captain of Football D. A. Gosling 

Captain of Cricket D. A. Gcsling 

Captain of Athletics D. A. Gosling 

House Captains: 

Butterfield House (before Christmas) N. H. Richardson 

(after Christmas) J. D. Stubbs 

Darrell House (before Christmas) J. T. Critchley 

(after Christmas) A. V. Little 

Watlington House T. Dunch 

Saltus House D. A. Gosling 

Additional Prefects: 

C. T. M. Collis D. E. DeSilva 

D. S. R. Smith W. B. Gray 
D. R. Bray D. P. Lines 

P. W. Lyon H. C. Anfossi 

Librarians H. A. G. Skiffington, A. V. Little 



Editorial 



On the very eve of going to press this year we were startled, 
lo say the least of it, by the news that our Headmaster, Mr. R. E. E. 
Booker, is leaving us at the end of the term. For a year or two now 
he has been suggesting that this was coming, so that, perhaps, we 
ought not to have found his departure so unexpected. But we had 
imagined that it was merely the cry of "Wolf! Wolf!" and were quite 
unprepared for the event. An appreciation of his work at Saltus 
appears elsewhere in this issue; here we would be content with say- 
ing that it was under his administration that the school grew up. 
As many of the older men in Bermuda know, the school in its earlier 
days was a very small affair, comparable in many ways to the village 
schools which are described in the English authors of the eighteenth 
and nineteenth centuries. Such a school, with a headmaster who 
is a "character", may frequently produce great men; but education 
for this modern world is, perhaps unfortunately, a much more com- 
plicated business, and Mr. Booker, by his organizational ability, by 
his acquisition of a more numerous staff, by his insistence on the 
need for more adequate buildings and equipment and by his encour- 
agement of an actively interested Old Boys' Association, has laid the 
foundations of an institution which can, as some of our Old Boys' 
successes have already shown, compete educationally with anything 
of its sort this side of the Atlantic. He leaves with our thanks for 
the past and our good wishes for the future. 

His place is to be taken by Mr. H. J. Hallett, who needs no 
introduction to Saltus Old Boys. He has had an active part in all the 
recent development of the School and we are glad to welcome him 
in the complete assurance that he is the man to preside over its 
future progress. 



THE EDITOR. 



Valete 



This will be the last and, I hope the shortest, of the messages 
that I write tor the Saltus "Year Book". The shortest because I do 
not like writing anything about myself and because no one should 
really write his own as-it-were-obituary! 

After fifteen years at the head of the Saltus Grammar School I 
am handing over the Headmastership at the end of this term to my 
friend and colleague, Mr. H. J. Hallett. I am, of course, after so 
many years in the service of this school and its boys, sorry that the 
time has come to leave; but 1 am extremely glad to know that 1 
leave the school in such proved and competent hands. 

My work here has been a happy undertaking and I realise how 
much I owe to others and to their help, loyalty and support— the 
boys of the school, the Staff, the S.G.S. Trustees, and to the Parents. 
It is invidious to mention names for fear of the offense that might be 
given by omissions (I dare not even mention yours, Mr. Editor), but 
I do strongly feel that I cannot leave the school without acknowledg- 
ing with the deepest gratitude what my wife, who has devoted so 
much time and energy to Saltus and its interests, and I myself owe in 
every possible way to such families (sometime Trustees of the 
School) as Cox, Watlington, Butterfield, Dill, Triminghams (both 
Eldon and Kenneth), and to "H.J.H.," who has been virtually my 
partner for so long, and to "J.H.K." whose enormous capacity for 
accurate work has been the foundation upon which such success as 
has been attained has been built. 

I know that I am leaving a school of enthusiastic, decent boys: 
the morale, work and organization of the school are in a healthy 
condition: the Old Boys' Association is firmly on its feet (due large- 
ly to the work of a devoted few): new buildings, badly needed, are 
at last on the way. You will have, additionally and most important 
of all, a Headmaster already well-known to you and whom you can 
trust. 

My most earnest best wishes remain with the Saltus Grammar 
School and with you all: you will be constantly in my thoughts. 



R.E.E.B. 



5 

Royal Wedding Celebrations 

On the day preceding the marriage of H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth 
to Lieut. Philip Mountbatten the School assembled to hear an 
address by the Colonial Secretary, the Hon. William Addis. Mr. 
Addis began by emphasizing the importance to the whole Empire 
of the marriage of the Heiress Presumptive to the British Throne, 
and went on to point out that the loyal interest displayed by this 
Colony in the Mother Country was not misplaced, for, without the 
support which we have for centuries received from her, "We should 
be nothing but a tiny, insignificant island in the vast Atlantic 
Ocean." 

He then reviewed the early life of the Princess, showing how 
for many years she had been trained and disciplined to shoulder 
the immense responsibilities that she might some day have to bear. 
He added that Her Royal Highness and the Empire were equally 
fortunate in that her choice had fallen on a man like Lieut. Mount- 
batten, whose career in His Majesty's Navy, already a distinguished 
one, displayed qualities that made him likely to prove an ideal 
Consort. 

The boys then proceeded to enjoy a veritable feast of cakes, 
minerals and a phenomenal quantity of ice cream in the School Hall 
before going home for the rest of the day. 

J.D.S. 

Empire Day Celebration 

The Empire Day ceremonies at Saltus Grammar School took 
place on Friday morning, when Vice-Admiral Sir William Tennant 
addressed the boys. 

Accompanying the Admiral were Lady Tennant and the Flag- 
Lieutenant, while Mrs. Leon Powell represented the I.O.D.E. 

Prior to the assembly the Admiral inspected a Cadet Guard of 
Honour, and later he met the staff at the Headmaster's House. 

In the course of his introductory address the Headmaster, Mr. 
R. E. E. Booker, reminded the boys that May 24th was the anni- 
versary of the birthday of Queen Victoria. It had been officially 
recognised as Empire Day since 1902, when Lord Meath inaugurated 
it as a day on which the training of young people in Empire citizen- 
ship should be thought upon. In Bermuda the festival had been 
kept alive mainly through the energy and initiative of the Imperial 
Order of the Daughters of the Empire, and the I.O.D.E. visitor with 
them on that day, as often before, was Mrs. Leon Powell 



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SiiKX' 1986, with iwo cxccpiions, all their speakers on iliat 
occasion had been Admirals serving in Bermuda. J hey wf;uld 
I'lulerstand how approjjriate this was and had been when they 
thought ol what their sea-girt island necessarily owed to the Royal 
Navy. Now, more than ever, he was glad to have the Admiral with 
them to encourage them in those difficult times, when war was once 
again spoken of everywhere, and to remind them of their duty to the 
British Empire. This was, as they would remember. Admiral 
lennant's second visit and he hoped certainly not his last. He 
thought they knew him well enough to say that he represented 
two very important things— Tradition and Originality . . . t radition 
from his service in the Royal Navy . . . Originality in that he was 
not content to serve in a stereotyped manner. For example, he had 
recently been to South America, really as a kind of ambassador, 
where he delighted the people by addressing them in their own lan- 
guage, which he had taken the trouble to learn in the few months 
prior to going there . . . quite an undertaking, they would agree, 
and a first-rate diplomatic idea also. They would listen with 
respect and interest to what he had to tell them. 

V ice-Admiral Sir William Tennant spoke of the pleasure it 
gave him to be with them again on Empire Day. Most of them had 
heard his address of the previous year, and some would recognise 
bits of his talks on that occasion; but he was encouraged to hope that 
they would not adopt the attitude suggested by a conversation 
between two friends of his after listening to a speech . . . "It was the 
same old stuff," said one. "I'd heard everything before. It just w^nt 
into one ear and out of the other." "Quite so", retorted the other, 
"but then there was nothing in between to stop it, was there?" 

Two things in particular he wished to repeat. The first was: 
think of the other fellow's point of view. In the navy there was an 
expression which summed up the opposite attitude,— "I'm in the 
boat, shove off." If they could wake up one morning to find 
everybody in the world doing his best to help the other fellow, 
then there would be a world changed for the better, and the prospect 
of a reign of peace; now although there did not appear to be much 
likelihood of that happening, either tomorrow or the next day, it 
was at least possible for each one of them to try and do his bit. 
Secondly, when addressing a ship's company he had often felt con- 
scious that there might be some of the younger men in the back 
rank who felt that they didn't count. That was a very misguided 
conception. It mattered very much what every man in that ship's 
company thought, and what he said and did. So, too, in any other 
community. Could anyone imagine a boat's crew winning a race 
unless all were fully bent to their tasks. The same applied to the 
nation. It was up to each pipie qI th^m to do his bit. 



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On this celebration of Empire Day they were gathered together 
to do homage to an institution which had stood the test for over 
500 years, and he believed that the British Empire was the finest 
institution of its kind the world had ever known. It was not perfect, 
but history had shown no better. Those of them who were students 
of history wotild realise that its evolution showed how well it had 
worked; there was the evolution of self-governing institutions, and 
from the colony the emergence of the Dominion; then at the call 
of distress they had seen the sister nations ready to help England 
and to help each other. The Empire had changed since he was a 
boy. In those earlier times England had provided practically every- 
thing in the way of protection; now she herself had lost much of her 
former strength, but although there had been some re-distribution 
of strength the Empire as a whole stood as strong as ever. Yet it was 
doubly important that all stood together. The Empire stood for 
fair play. Recent events in Palestine furnished a good example of 
this and of British integrity. 

Their school here in Bermuda corresponded to the public 
school in England, and cherished the same public school spirit, that 
of fair play. In life, as in games, they must strive to play to the 
rules; it was not so vital to win as to play fair and play cleanly. 
The same spirit should be carried with them into business: it was 
better to have less money with a clear conscience than to have more 
money when it was soiled by sharp practice. 

"Who is the happy warrior, who is he that every man at arms 
would wish to be?" asked the poet Wordsworth. And who is the 
good citizen they should wish to be? He would like to build him 
up on these Don'ts . . . Don't moan and grouse all day long. Don't 
let yourself or anyone else down. Don't forget the other chap's point 
of view. These epitomised a spirit of unselfishness. Recently he 
had been privileged to be present at Government House to witness 
an investiture for a fine action of - unselfishness and of great 
gallantry. It was the award of the George Medal to Geoffrey Allan 
Osborne, who on two separate occasions, separated by an interval of 
about six months, had dashed to the rescue of the crew of his crashed 
and burning plane, as a result of which he had been badly burned 
about the hands and face and partially crippled. That was the 
spirit which counted in the world. 

If they read their papers they would gather the impression that 
the world was in a bit of a muddle. Now let him read them the 
opinion of some very eminent gentlemen expressed at a recent 
meeting at the Albert Hall, London, of a society called "Christian 
Action". The Society was composed of leading citizens of Western 
Europe, including the eminent diplomat, Lord Halifax. "We all 
have to acknowledge our share in the great failure of the world 



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Kxlay ... in its failure Lo hold on lo things that truly made for its 
Ik jjiw and ws il-lx ing. . . . 1 he only hope for our getting out of the 
pn s. Ht dine of iear and suspicion and unrest in the world is the 
deep s^:iriiual conviction among all peoples that there is no salva- 
tion for mankind excej>i by a return to the sense of duty by every 
human being to God and his fellow men." It would be they of 
ihcir generation who must try to assure a fine new world when they 
grew up. 

He wished them good luck and good fortune wherever they 
might go. 



Tribute to R» E. Booker 

By John W. Cox, C.B.E. 




It is now more than fifty years since the establishment of Saltus 
Grammar School. In that length of time the school has had only 
three headmasters. This has been an important factor in establishing 
the school on a firm foundation for it has created a sense of stability, 
continuity and permanence. The school has been even more 
fortunate in that each of the three headmasters, in accordance with 
the best traditions of the teaching profession, have always been more 
concerned over the advancement of the school and the best interests 
of the pupils than with their own advantage. It is with great regret 
that the Trustees have received the resignation of Mr. Booker. 
Their regret will be fully shared by the staff, who have worked with 



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him, by a considerable company of old boys who have passed 
through the school during his administration and by the scholars 
now at school. 

Mr. Booker, instead of proceeding immediately to Oxford 
during the First World War, like all of the best of his generation, 
re sponded to the call of duty, and served in France on active service 
as a subaltern in the "Buffs" (East Kent Regiment). At the conclusion 
of the war he went up to Brasenose College, Oxford, and in due 
course received his degree. After several years of teaching at his 
old school, St. Andrew's, Eastbourne, and at a private school, Mr. 
Booker decided to seek experience and opportunity on this side of 
the Atlantic. After serving in Bermuda as a member of the staff 
of Somers College in Southampton Parish, Mr. Booker joined the 
staff of the Saltus Grammar School in 1933, and shortly afterwards 
he was called upon to share with Mr. Freer Cox and Mr. H. J. 
Hallett the responsibility of the administration of the school, be- 
cause of the serious illness of the headmaster, Mr. Henry C. Cox. 
On the resignation through protracted illness of Mr. Cox, Mr. 
Booker was appointed headmaster with effect from the commence- 
ment of the Easter term, 1934. W^hen seeking a worthy successor 
to the headmastership which had been filled with such distinction 
by his two predecessors, it was not difficult for the Trustees to feel 
assured that Mr. Booker would fill the position with credit and to 
the advantage of the school. Mr. Booker had already demonstrated 
that he possessed in good measure a high sense of duty, good learn- 
ing, enthusiasm, a real love of his chosen profession, a great liking 
for boys, as well as a fundamental understanding of them. During 
his administration Mr. Booker's enthusiasm and his interest in the 
school has never flagged. He has worked both in school and out 
for the improvement and advancement of the school. 

It was upon Mr. Booker's shoulders that the burden fell to 
carry the school through the difficulties and anxieties of the recent 
v/ar. The Trustees would like to pay their tribute to Mr. Booker 
for his work in the Imperial Censorship Establishment so willingly 
undertaken and carried out by him without remuneration and 
witfiout detriment to the work of the school. The Trustees would 
also take this opportunity to record their appreciation of Mr. 
Booker's efforts since the cessation of hostilities to make good defects 
and commence projects for the further advancement and improve- 
ment of the school which the exigencies of war have inevitably 
delayed. 

After fifteen years at the Saltus Grammar School Mr. Booker 
feels the need for a change and a wish to pursue his vocation in 
another sphere, and so in furtherance of his plans he has resigned 



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aiul inU nds Lo proceed lo the Hiiiicd Stales of America in the hope 
thai he will lind iliere tlie field of endeavour in which he feels he 
can best use his talents. 

To Mr. Booker the 1 rustees tender their grateful thanks for the 
splendid work which he has accomplished in the interests of the 
Saltus Grammar School, and their appreciation of the services which 
he has rendered if) this Island Colony, whose interests he has id( n- 
tifitd with his own while it has been his home. With him will go 
the best wishes of the School and its affiliates and of a host of 
friends which he has made during the years that he has been among 
us. 



Carol Booker 

School years are impressionable years and the process of time 
will show what things are most likely to survive in the storehouse 
of memory. To the grief of our instructors, we fear, it is not the 
liard facts of the textbook which feave the most lasting impression, 
rather it is the impact of personality. To the many generations of 
Saltus boys who have come and gone during the past fifteen years 
the Headmaster's wife has meant a real, live person, not merely one 
who has been content to w^ork behind the scenes, but a dynamic 
individual who has entered into the arena of school life. Studies 
and sports alike have been stimulated by her presence, in the organ- 
ization of school functions, such as Founder's Day, she has worked 
indefatigably, and all will remember the charm with which she has 
presided as hostess on the innumerable occasions where a woman's 
presiding genius is indispensable. There are those, too, chiefly 
among senior boys, who have had the privilege to be entertained 
at the Headmaster's House, there to make a closer contact with the 
sympathetic charm of the Headmaster's wife. 

To the staff, who perhaps more readily discern the insistent 
demands upon her time and patience, she has been a friend and 
helper. Some will remember the tremendous energy, enthusiasm 
and patience which she gave to the organisation of the Boarding 
School, functioning with such success until the vicissitudes of war- 
time led to its dissolution. All have enjoyed her hospitality, her 
friendly advice and help. To those cut off from the homeland by 
three thousand miles of ocean, to those particularly, her kindly 
sympathy and practical help in finding them a home and in find- 
ing them friends has meant a great deal, the difference between dis- 
comfort and happiness. 

Has she found a place in our hearts and memory? I think so. 



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"F. B. R." 

Frank Barrier Rogers joined the Staff of the Sakus Gram- 
mar School in the Xmas Term of 1936, as a result of a personal 
interview in England with the Headmaster. He took up resi- 
dence in what was then the "Masters' Lodge" and at once made 
his presence felt amongst his colleagues by his cheerful nature 
and by his feats of "derring-do"— it is reputed that he once, for 
a wager, rode a bicycle from the back of the Lodge all the way 
ilown to Hamilton without touching the handlebars— an under- 
taking not as easy as it may sound when the nature of the ter- 
rain to be covered at the school end is considered. Again in 
the 1947 hurricane the roof of the old Boarding School building 
was only saved from destruction through the energies of F.B.R., 
two boys and an axe, at the height of the storm when a falling 
tree threatened its safety. "Buck", as we have all affectionately 
called him (a nickname shows "character" in a school), has 
always been a real schoolmaster: his every waking thought and 
act has been on behalf of the school and he has lavishly spent 
what to others would be spare time upon tutoring those of his 
Latin pupils who have found that admittedly difficult subject 
more than usually hard. A man of strong views bluntly and 
quite frequently expressed, his opinions have, for all that, never 
been selfish but always, as it were, in favour of the interests of 
his pupils. At all times ready to protect the position of his 
House or his Form, it was, nevertheless, as a Duty-master that he 
really excelled and more than a decade of Saltus boys will carry 
with them always memories of his voice (both the loud and the 
soft!) encouraging them in the way in which beyond doubt they 
should go. 

In the days of the Saltus Boarding School, too, his worth 
was apparent and the out-of-school pastimes of the Boarders, 
sailing, swimming and so on, owed much to his never-flagging 
interest and availability. 

For the last nine years he has organised the House Boxing 
Competition with such success that Admiral Sir Irvine Glennie, 
R.N., and Admiral Braisted, U.S.N., who attended the com- 
petition in 1946, agreed together afterwards that it was the best 
schoolboy boxing that they had seen. It has become, perhaps, 
the most popular of all the school functions. 

His "subject", Latin, perhaps the hardest of all in a school 
not actually orientated towards Common Entrance, he has tackled 
with determination and shown clearly that he believed in its essen- 
tial as well as its scholastic value: a list of "Bermuda" and "Rhodes" 
Scholars of the last 12 years bears testimony to what they owe him. 



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In a school il a man genuinely has character his jjlace can never 
really be "filled". Frank Rogers, already a lieqiienl topic of con- 
versation amongst Old Boys ol his time, will soon become part ol 
the Saltus Grammar School legend. He will be very much missed: 
our very best wishes go with him. 

R.E.E.B 

Old Boys^ News 

At the Annual General Meeting ol the Saltus Old Boys' 
Association, held early in the year, the following officers were 
elected: 

President T. W. P. Vesey 

Vice President 1. S. Outerbridge 

Secretary-Treasurer Duncan A. Gosling 

Assistant Secretary Colin Young 

COMMITTEE 

J. U. Christensen, LI. Vorley, LI. Gibbons, Jr., 
Ralph Patterson, H. A. Leseur. 

Among other business discussed at the meeting, Old Boys will 
be interested to know that a set of plans for the proposed Gymnasium 
was offered for preliminary consideration. Since the first estimate 
was made, however, the costs of building have risen to such an 
extent that the original fund of £5,000 is now less than a third of 
the estimated cost. 

The Annual Celebration of Founder's Day took place last year 
on June 19th. In the morning there was a Commemoration Service 
in Hall, at which Dr. W. E. Talbot was the Orator. After the ser- 
vice the Headmaster, Staff, Prefects and the Senior School proceeded 
to St. John's Churchyard, where a wreath was laid on the tomb of 
the founder, Samuel Saltus. 

After luncheon the usual Cricket Matches took place against 
Old Boys' teams and the School celebrations closed with the Cadet 
Band Beating the Retreat on the Field. In the evening the Saltus 
Old Boys' Association Dinner was held in the New Windsor Hotel, 
at which function Mr. N. H. P. Vesey was the chief speaker. 

Marriages: 

Ernest Young to Dorothy Andison in Bermuda. 

John Adams to Mary Ellen Noonan in the United States. 

H. R. Evans to Dorothy Ann Outerbridge in Bermuda. 

J. W. Kempe Jr., to Mary Elizabeth Reid in Canada. 

R. H. Mullin to Phyllis Ann Smith in Bermuda. 

Ormond C. Zuill to Katharine Wainwright Church in the 

United States. 
T. J. Wadson to Judith Cecilia Moore. 



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Deaths: 

Lieut. Lionel Hunter in November, 1947, aged 30. 
Dr. W. T. Conyers on February 25th, 1948, aged 68. 
R. W. Hayward on April 15th, 1948, aged 17. 

Mr. H. D. Butterfield has found it necessary to resign his seat on 
the Devonshire College, Body No. 1, the governing body of the 
Saltus Grammar School. In so doing he has severed a long family 
connection, for he succeeded his father on that body. He still, 
however, retains his place as a Trustee of the Saltus Fund. We 
are glad of the opportunity to welcome in his place on the governing 
body of the School, another Saltus Old Boy, Mr. Bernard T. Gosling. 

Major Glyn Gilbert, M.C., has left the War Office for a Staff 
appointment in Germany. 

R. L. Barnard has gained his B.Sc. degree at McGill University 
and has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for 1948. 

D. J. Williams has been selected to act as coach and trainer to 
the Bermuda Track and Field teams, which are going to England 
this summer for the Olympic Games. 

Saltus Old Boys formed a considerable part of the teams which 
visited Long Island Sound last summer to race the Luders 16's 
against the Indian Harbour Yacht Club and the International 14's 
against the Essex Yacht Club. 

M. A. Gibbons, Jr., is now the proud father of a son, M.A. Ill; 
he is now at Vero Beach, Florida. 

A. J. Motyer has had his Rhodes Scholarship extended for 
another term at Oxford, and has been appointed a Lecturer in 
English at the University of Manitoba as from January, 1949. 

John Gilbert and A. C. H. Hallett are in their last year at 
Toronto University and are expecting to take their B.A. degrees this 
summer. 

R. D. Butterfield has taken part in Toronto University's pro- 
duction of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and other plays. 

J. F. Vivian, when last heard from, was touring England with a 
theatrical troupe. 

J. R. E. Booker has now obtained his discharge from the Royal 
Navy and is at Brasenose College, Oxford. 

Henry Beardsley has now completed an Arts Course at the 
University of Missouri and is intending to take a course in Journal- 
ism there in September. 

C. E. Woollard, who was awarded the Bermuda Teachers' 
Training Scholarship in 1946, is now back here and is teaching at 
the Whitney Institute. 



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N. H. Richardson, wlu) left us ai Christmas, lias been teaching 
since then at Warwick Academy. 

A. A. Michielson, who passed the exam lor Special Entry to the 
Royal Navy, has been cruising round the West Indies as a Cadet 
in H.M.S. Devonshire, and was among those sent to Belize last 
March, when Guatemala was threatening British Honduras. 

David Gilbert is now at Stowe School in England. 

W. M. Cox and Neville Conyers have been playing Assf:ciation 
Football for Toronto University and have both been awarded their 
T's. 

D. H. Harrison, now at Dalhousie University, has been playing 
both Rugby and Association Football for the University and cap- 
tained the latter team. 

At Mount Allison University Clarence Tercena captained the 
Association Football team and Bill Hutt played both for that team 
and for the Rugby Football team. 

L. G. Pantry has been playing Association Football for the 
Royal Canadian Mounted Police and has captained his team. He 
has also won the Bronze Medal for Life-Saving and passed the exam 
in Criminal Law top of his class. 

Peter Seymour, who went to Charterhouse School in England 
as the Berm-uda Scholar for 1945, was Captain of the Charterhouse 
Swimming Team in the Public Schools Sports Meeting, and was 
chosen as one of five Charterhouse boys to spend several months as 
an exchange student at the Lycee Pasteur in Paris. 

Kit Astwood, also at Charterhouse, has been awarded his Swim- 
ming Colours and took part in the Public Schools Sports Meeting. 
He won the Boxing Competition at his weight, under 16 years and 
under 126 lbs. 

Eldon Trimingham played water polo for Stowe School and 
Brian Burland swam for Aldenham School at the same sport* 
meeting. 

Harry King appeared in a new role last summer, when he got 
through several rounds playing for Kindley Field in the U.S. Army 
Air Force Tennis Tournament. 

Lyall Mayor is a joint partner in the Bermuda Air Charter 
Service, formed to take tourists on sightseeing trips over the Islands. 

R. O. Walters, who won a Cradock Scholarship to H.M.S. Con- 
way, passed through Bermuda in November, 1947, as a cadet on the 
Pacific Steam Navigation Company's M.V. Sarmiento. 

Those Old Boys who remember him may be interested to know 
that Mr. R. E. Frewen is back in Bermuda, teaching at Warwick 
Academy. 



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School Notes 

DEATHS:— We regret to announce the deaths of:— 

HENRY JAMES COX on March 6th, 1948, at the age of 90. 
Mr. Cox was the father of Mr. John W. Cox and the grand- 
father of Harry, William and Michael Cox, all Saltiis Old 
Boys, and was himself a Trustee of the School for many 
years. 

E. R. MASON, M.C., on June 23rd, 1947, at the age of 58. Mr. 
Mason was formerly an assistant master at the school. 

MARRIAGE — We offer our congratulations to Mr. F. L. 
Stephenson on his marriage to Audrey Evelyn Narbrugh. 
The ceremony took place in St. John's Church, Pembroke, 
. on Saturday, April 24th. There was a reception after the 
ceremony at the house of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Hallett on 
Mount Hill. 

The Bermuda Scholarship for 1947 was awarded to D. H. Harri- 
son, to whom we offer hearty congratulations. 

W. Brownlow Gray was awarded the Cradock Scholarship for 
1947, and is now training on H.M.S. Conway in England. 

The Cambridge Exam Results for 1947 have recently come to 
hand and are as follows:— 

Higher School Certificate— N. H. Richardson. 

School Certificate, Grade I— J. D. Stubbs. 

Grade K-T. W. Dunch, D. A. Gosling, D. E. DeSilva. 

Grade IH-H. C. Anfossi, A. V. Little, D. S. R. Smith. 

We offer a belated welcome to Messrs. S. A. Applegate, H. A. 
Leseur, F. X. Mahoney and the Rev. Frank Ross, who have joined 
the Staff here during the year. Mr. Applegate teaches Spanish and 
Economics in particular, and is form-master of Form IV S besides. 
Mr. Leseur was our Head Prefect not so many years ago, and came 
back to be form-master of the Lower Third. We are sorry to add 
that both Mr. Applegate and Mr. Leseur will be leaving us at the 
end of the term. Mr. Mahoney has taken over the gym and much 
of the work connected with the games, and the Rev. F. H. Ross 
has succeeded Mr. Bridge as Choirmaster. 

Mr. J. R. Bridge left us, to our regret, at the end of the Easter 
term. He had been our Choirmaster for just over ten years and had 
effected a very real improvement in the singing here. At the closing 
ceremony at the end of last term the Headmaster made a presenta- 
tion to him on behalf of the School. 

As usual at the end of the Christmas Term, the School Choir 
gave a Carol Concert in the Assembly Hall on Dec. 18th, for the 



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last lime uiulcr the cliretiion of Mr. Bridge. The Concert was well- 
ailciuled and the Choir was considered gr)od enough to repeat the 
[>er{orniance over the air from ZBM on Dec. 19th. 

On that date, Dec. 19th, the S(hool Dance was held in the 
Assembly Mall to the music of the iModern Airs Orchestra. 

A I the end of March Laurence Olivier's production of Shakes- 
peare's King Henry V came to the local cinemas. The whole School 
took a morning off to attend a special performance for school chil- 
dren at the Playhouse, as the guests of the Trustees and the Saltus 
Old Boys' Association. The film was certainly enjoyed and, in our 
estimation, came nearer reproducing a Shakespearian atmosphere 
than any other film versi(m of his plays that we have seen. 

During the year Mr. J. H. Kerry read a paper to the Bermuda 
Historical Society entitled "Life in Bermuda in 1851". The material 
was largely obtained from a study of the newspapers of the time. 

Richard Pearman recently passed the Common Entrance Exam- 
ination and has been admitted to Stowe School in England, and 
\V. J. H. Trott has been accepted at Kent School in the United States 
for next term. We extend to both of them our wishes for their 
success. 

The following have delivered lectures to the School:— 
Major Simon Frazer on "War Experiences". 
The Right Rev. Arthur Browne, Bishop of Bermuda, as he 

was at the time, on Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. 
Dr. T. S. Outerbridge on "Life In China". 
The Rev. F. H. Ross on "Newfoundland". 
Mr. L. N Tucker on "The Sailors' Home" 
Mr. Travis on "Mosquito Prevention". 
Mr. S. Gascoigne a cinema lecture on "Football". 

The Debating Society 

The schoolboy of today is allowed too much freedom. Strangely 
enough, this provocative motion found ardent support in one of 
our most keenly contested debates of recent times. Amid sup- 
pressed groans from the ranks of the oppressed the proposers advo- 
cated a further turn of the screw. Stressing the amount of leisure 
time still enjoyed by the schoolboy, they doubted his ability or will- 
ingness to use it to the best advantage; usually he was left too much 
to his own devices, and it was for his own ultimate good that he 
should be further disciplined in the use of all this leisure as a prep- 
aration for a career of work whether at the university or in a pro- 
fession; iliey would allow him a certain amount of leisure free from 
(ontrol, mark you, but not too much. On the contrary, having 
iraf c'd the boy through his day of school-work, of compulsory games, 
cadets and other activities, and linally home to the demands of 



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homework, the opposers found him at the end of it all ready to 
tumble into the arms of Morpheus. Whither did this Motion lead? 
Into the concentration camp? What had become of the Atlantic 
Charter? A large measure of freedom was necessary in youth: beys 
must learn by experience how to spend their spare time properly 



and sensibly. 

Proposer N. H. Richardson 

Opposer F. C. R. Gilmour 

Third C. T. M. Collis 

Fourth W. B. Gray 



The motion was narrowly defeated by two votes. 

In the course of the session there have been two Hat Debates, 
always a popular feature. The flow of oratory in these debates has 
been somewhat stimulated by the new rule requiring the recitation 
of six lines of poetry as the penalty for an inadequate speech; the 
rule works reasonably well, though it must be admitted that the 
recitations are not always of a classical standard. The subjects 
yielded by the Hat have included: 

What should be done with the path of the Bermuda Railway? 
Do you believe in ghosts? 
What would be your choice of a career? 
The pen is mightier than the sword 
Would you rather live now, or in 2048? 
Other full-dress debates have been: 
Bermuda is losing her tourist trade. 
The motion was carried by five votes. 



Proposer J. C. Cory 

Opposer D. P. Lines 

Third J. D. Stubbs 

Fourth D. S. R. Smith 

The children of today show too little respect for their elders. 

Proposer C. T. M. Collis 

Opposer D. DeSilva 

Third F. C. R. Gilmour 

Fourth T. Dunch 

The motion was carried by four votes. 

Officers for the year 1947-48 
President... Mr. J. H. Kerry 



Secretary N. H. Richardson (to December) 

J. D. Stubbs (from January) 

Committee 

D. S. R. Smith, D. P. Lines, C. T. M. Collis and the Secretary. 



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World Today and "Cult A" 

The members of the combined World 1 oday Club and Cult A 
feci that their greatest contribution to the school and community 
was the sale of seals for the Tuberculosis Association. In cf)njunc- 
lion with the campaign the combined groups sponsored a poster 
contest. 

During the celebration of Navy Day by the United States Navy 
the club visited the United States Naval Operating Base. The boys 
were conducted on a tour of the base facilities. Highlights of the 
day were the close order drill demonstration by the United States 
Marine Corps and the visit to the giant flying boats operated by 
the air arm of the Navy. Two Navy sea planes were jet assisted in 
their take-off. 

The critical international situation has been the chief subject 
of discussion during the weekly meetings. Topics of chief interest 
were the ERP, UNESCO, the Pan American Conference, and the 
Partition of Palestine. Several of the boys have begun to correspond 
with students in other parts of the world that are also interested in 
the hope for international understanding and conciliation. 

Saltus Company, Bermuda Cadet Corps 

Despite many temporary difficulties the Saltus Company of the 
Corps has functioned continually throughout the difficult period of 
adjustment after the end of hostilities. Lieut. Stephenson and more 
recently 2nd Lieut. Leseur have done much to keep the work going 
even when instructors were not available. 

The company was well represented at the Annual Training 
Camp which was this year held for the first time at St. David's Bat- 
tery. All agreed that the location was excellent but the absence of 
a rifle range made the more interesting phase of training extremely 
difficult. It has just been announced that this year's camp will be 
held at the same place and that the Schools' group will not go into 
training until two weeks after schools have closed. It is to be hoped 
that this change from established precedent will not seriously affect 
the good attendance which Saltus has maintained since the revival 
of the Corps. 

The school band, though lacking vital instrument replacements, 
gave a fine display last Founder's Day at the usual Beating of the 
Retreat ceremony on the school field. The band has had no com- 
jK'tent band instructor for some years and its stirvival is due almost 
entirely to senior band members, like C.S.M. Harrison and C.S.M. 
Gosling, who it is hoped have set a fine example for others to follow. 



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The Annual Field Day held at Castle Harbour was a fine dav's 
outing for the whole unit, but considerable regret was expressed by 
the boys as a result of the "invisible" and elusive enemy. 

At the time of writing several important changes are taking 
place in the Corps. The Government has provided additional funds 
for the maintenance of a Headquarters on the Reid Street Extension. 
This will at last give the Corps a home for the first time in its exist- 
ence. Lieut. Nickson, Royal Signals, who has been Adjutant is 
returning to England and as a result of recent commitments I have 
found it necessary to resign my commission. My association with 
the Corps has been a long and enjoyable one and the good fellow- 
ship it provided will be sorely missed. I would urge all Cadets and 
particularly those of Saltus to get behind new appointments and 
keep the Bermuda Cadet Corps up to its established standard. 

Platoon Commander: Lieut. R. L. Stephenson. 
Platoon Commander: 2nd Lieut. H. A. Leseur. 
Cadet S.M.: D. A Gosling. 

N.C.O.s: Sgt. D. S. R Smith, Cpl. Dunch, L/C. Little, L/C. D. 

Lines, L/C. J. Stubbs, L/C. Mullin. 
Strength: 54. 

S. GASCOIGNE, C/Capt., 

O.C., "A" Coy., B.C.C. 

Athletics 

Once again the time has come for me to comment on the athletic 
programme here at Saltus. Upholding the Greek idea of balance 
in the development of mind and body— considerable attention and 
planning is given to this phase of life here at school. No sane person 
would deny the pleasure to be gained from watching games, but it 
is our aim to encourage the active participation of all. 

The school is divided at the beginning of each terra into six 
divisions and it is in these carefully graded grotips that each boy 
indulges in his seasonal games. Soccer football, gym.nastics, physical 
Training, Track and Field and Cricket are compulsorv for all, while 
there is ample opportunity for participation in Boxing, Swimming 
and Tennis. These varied activities will, I hO' e, continue to 
flourish under competent games-masters as heretofore. 

Looking back over the years I think it is only fair to sav that 
in recent years the boys of the school are smaller in stature and this 
has of necessity reduced the complete domination which the school 
at one time had over all inter-school athletic competitions. Much 



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nscliil alhlelic material now ^ocs abroad lo school at an earlier age 
but despite this migration Saltus continues to more than hold its 
own. 1 am well satislicd with last year's achievements and I look 
lorward to an even more successful year ahead. Detailed results oi 
competitions are enumerated below. 

S. GASCOIGNE. 

Games-master. 

Football, 194748 

RESULTS 

1st Eleven vs. B.A.A. "C"-Lost-7-2. 

1st Eleven vs. Warwick Academy— Won— 8-0. 

1st Eleven vs. S.G.S. Staff-Won-3-2. 

1st Eleven vs. Mt. St. Agnes— Drawn— 2-2. 

1st Eleven vs. Warwick Academy— Won— 5-2. 

1st Eleven vs. Mt. St. Agnes— Lost— 3-1. 

1st Eleven vs. Warwick Academy— Won— 6-1. 

1st Eleven vs. Old Boys— Lost— 4-1. 

Junior League vs. Warwick Academy— Won— 2-1. 

Junior League vs. Mt. St. Agnes— Won— 2-0. 

Junior League vs. Warwick Academy— Lost— 1-0. 

Junior League vs. Mt. St. Agnes— Won— 3-0. 

Junior League vs. Warwick Academy— Drawn— 0-0. 

Junior League vs. Warwick Academy— Lost— 1-0. 

HOUSE MATCHES 
SENIOR 
Saltus defeated Watlington— 2-1. 
Saltus defeated Butterfield— 4-0. 
Watlington defeated Darrell— 2-0. 
Butterfield defeated Darrell— 4-0. 

RESULT OF COMPETITION 
1. Saltus. 2. Watlington. 3. Butterfield. 4. Darrell. 

JUNIOR 

Watlington defeated Darrell— 2-0. 
Watlington defeated Saltus— 2-0. 
Butterfield drew with Saltus— 0-0. 
Saltus defeated Butterfield 1-0. 
Butterfield defeated Darrell— 1-0. 

RESULTS OF COMPETITION 
1. Watlington. 2. Saltus. 3. Butterfield. 4. Darrell. 



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Cricket 

Cricket always presents a problem at a day school because of 
the length of time required to complete a match. In an age when 
cricket is fast losing its popularity, Saltus is determined to stimulate 
interest in the fine traditions of the game. The First Eleven was, 
last year, fortunate to have such a player as A. G. Smith to captain 
the side in such a capable manner. Colours were awarded to 
D. S. R. Smith, R. Hayward, D. H. Harrison and D. A. Gosling. 

RESULTS 

1st Eleven vs. S. G. S. Staff (93 for 3, All out 78)-Won. 
1st Eleven vs. Staff & Depts. (102 for 8, All out 70)-Won. 
1st Eleven vs. R. A., St. David's (103 All out, 98 for 8)-Drawn. 
1st Eleven vs. Admiralty House (104 for 9, All out 98)— Won. 
1st Eleven vs. Visitors XI (80 All out, All out 159)— Lost. 
1st Eleven vs. Old Boys (62 for 4, 200 for 8)-Drawn. 
Special XI vs. St. George's Grammar School (104, 57)— Won. 
Special XI vs. Whitney Institute (40, 68)— Lost. 

S.G. 

S. Athletic Sports 

The Annual School Sports were held on Thursday, March lUh, 
on the school field and the event was well attended by Old Boys, 
Parents and Friends of the school. Although the weather had not 
been very kind for preliminary training, the day itself was perfect 
For the first time in the long history of the Annual Senior Point Cup 
two boys, each equally deserving, gained an equal number of points. 
D. S. R. Smith with a perfect record of four firsts and D. A. Gosling 
with three firsts, a second and a third to his credit will each hold 
the familiar trophy for six months of the year. Records wer^ not 
very plentiful but those established were exceptionally good per- 
formances and it was significant that the Senior Point Cup winners 
should be responsible for the two new marks set. One record 
which should not be overlooked was the very fine tea which has 
once again reached its pre-war magnitude and which was equally 
enjoyed by the guests and boys. 

ATHLETIC RESULTS 
GROUP A-50 yards-1, F. 1. B. Williams; 2, W. C. Acton; 3, 
G. K. Kitson-Time, 8.1 seconds. 100 yards-1, G. K. Kitson; 2, 
T. R. Ryall; 3, W. C. Acton.-Time, 15.8 seconds. Long jump-1, 
F. 1. B. Williams; 2, W. C. Acton; 3, G. K. Kitson.-Distance, 9 feet 
2 inches. 



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GROUP B-!()0 yards-!, R. C. Bailey; 2, R. K. Frciscnbruch; 
3, F. A. Kuhn.- l iiTic, 14.4 seconds. 220 yards- 1, R. K. Freisen- 
briich; 2, J. Atkinson; 3, G. D. Butterlicld.-Time, 34.4 seconds. 
Half-raile-1, R. C. Bailey; 2, T. J. Dickenson; 3, W. Hanlon.-Tinie, 
3 minutes 6.7 seconds. Long jump— 1, R. G. Bailey; 2, F. W. Wake- 
man; 3, K. A. Jones.— Distance, 11 feet 5 inches. High jump— 1, 
P. VV. iVlacky; 2, A. Pimental; 3, F. A. Kuhn. Height, 3 feet, 11 
in dies. 

GROUP G--1()0 yards-1, W. G. Ferguson; 2, D. Gibbons; 3, 

G. L. Young. Time, 13.1 seconds. 220 yards— 1, D. Gibbons: 2, 
J R. Ablctt; 3, H. }. Cassidy.-Time, 32.3 seconds. 440 yards-1, 
J. R. Ablett; 2, D. \V Macky; 3, J. Garey.-l ime, 1 minute 11 sec- 
onds. Long jump— 1, H. T. Gassidy; 2, E. R. Stuedli; 3, D. W. 
Arclidaie.— Distance. 13 feet, 1 inch. High jump— 1, D. W. Macky; 
2, D, W. Archdale; 3, R. J. M. Jack.-Heiglit, 4 feet 5^ inches. Three- 
(iiiartcr mile road race— 1, J. R. Ablett; 2, D. Gibbons; 3, H. J. 
Gassidy. -Time, 4 minutes, 12.5 seconds. 

GROUP D-lOO yards-1, E. L. Minugh; 2, V. M. Ford; 3, H. N. 
Dimkle) .-Time, 12.7 seconds. 220 yards: 1, K. T. G. Davis; 2, E. L. 
Minugh; 3, R. M. Gonstable— Time, 29.4 seconds. 440 yards— 1, 
K. T. G. Davis; 2, E. L. Minugh; 3, A. D. Pearce.— Time, 67.9 seconds. 

H. Tlf-mile-1, K. T. G. Davis; 2, A. D. Pearce; 3, H. W. MitchelL- 
Time, 2 minutes 34.5 seconds. One mile road race— 1, K T. G. Davis; 
2, A. D. Pearce; 3, H. N. Dunkley.— Time, 5 minutes, 52 seconds. 
Long jump-1, E. L. Minugh; 2, V. M. Ford; 3, L. D. Todd. 
—Distance 14 feet 10 inches. High jump- 1, R. S. L. Pearman; 2, 
N. Murray; 3, R. R. Thompson and G. G. ParnelL— Height, 4 feet 
4| inches. 120 yards hurdles— 1, R. R. Thompson; 2, R. M 
Gonstable; 3, N. Murray.— Time, 24.1 seconds. 

GROUP E-lOO yards-1, G. T. M. Gollis; 2, F. E. B. Oatham; 3, 
D. A. Gosling.— Time, 11.4 seconds. 220 yards— 1, D. A. Gosling; 
2, G. T. M. Gollis; 3, }. D. Stubbs.-Time, 27.8 seconds. 440 yards- 

I. D. A. Gosling; 2, C. T. M. Gollis; 3, T. W. Dunch.-Time, 61.3 
seconds. Half-mile-1, A. L. Mullin; 2, T. W. Dunch; 3, P. W. 
Lyon.— Time, 2 minutes 24 seconds. Two-mile road race— 1, P. W. 
Lyon; 2, J. T. Michielson; 3, N. E. Dias.-Time, 12 minutes, 32.5 
seconds. 120 yards hurdles-1, D. A. Gosling; 2, J. D. Stubbs; 3, 
G. T. M. Gollis.— Time, 18.8 seconds (new school record). Long 
jump-1, D. S. R. Smith; 2, D. A. Gosling; 3, G. T. M. Gollis.- 
Distance, 18 feet, 6 inches. High jump— 1, D. S. R. Smith; 2, R. B. 
Ste})hens; 3, D. B. Gray.— Height 5 feet 4^ inches (equals school 
record). Putting the shot-1, D. S. R. Smith; 2, E. J. Fall; 3, D. P. 
Lines.— Distance 34 feet, 5| inches. 

[unior Inter-House Relay— 1, Butterfield; 2, Saltus; 3, Watling- 
ton.— J ime, 2 minutes, 12 seconds. 



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Senior Inter-House Relay— 1, ^Vatlington; 2, Butterfield; 3, 
Darrell. 

Senior Point Cup— D. S. R. Smith and D. A. Gosling— 16 points 
each. 

Junior Point Cup— K. T. C. Davis— 16 points. 
Senior Inter-House Competition— 1, Saltus; 2, Watlington; 3, 
Butterfield. 

Junior Inter-House Competition— 1, Butterfield; 2, Saltus; 3, 
Watlington. 

Boxing 

The thirteenth annual competition for the House Boxing Shield 
presented by Mr. J. W. Cox (O.S.) was held on Friday, February 
27th, under the patronage of Brig. W. D. Robertson, D.S.O., O.C. 
Troops in Bermuda. 

The preliminary rounds of the competition had been held on 
the previous Monday and had produced a larger entry than ever 
before. This made it a very long day's work for the referee and 
the judges, who spent very nearly six hours actually watching fights 
and who certainly deserve a special vote of thanks for so arduous a 
performance. But it is, too, I think, a sign of a very healthy spirit 
in the School and an indication of an increasing interest on the part 
of the older boys in the training and encouragement of the younger 
members of their respective Houses. 

Here I should like to mention a criticism that I have heard from 
a fair number of parents, that it is all wrong to bring pressure to 
bear on boys who have had little or no training, so as to make them 
enter the Competition. It is, of course, difficult to provide as much 
training as one would wish during the Christmas Term and the early 
part of the Easter Term, while football is being played regularly 
after school, and I myself look forward to the day when the School 
can undertake more formal instruction in Boxing. But there is 
much more opportunity for a boy to learn the rudiments of the art 
than some of our critics assume. During the Easter Term the usual 
gym classes are devoted generally to that purpose, although it is, 
admittedly, not easy to teach Boxing to a class of any size. Then 
most of the Prefects know a little of what they should teach the 
younger boys and this year they seemed to be making a real effort 
to do what they could in that direction; and in the lighter weight 
groups the winners are, more often than not, those with only a little 
knowledge but plenty of enthusiasm. Mitchell, for example, cer- 
tainly weighing some ten pounds more than Woollard, but about 
two years younger, beat him because he kept up a vigorous attack 
most of the time. Yet he has had nothing like the experience in the 



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ring thai Woollard has had. In ihc heavier groups ihc School docs 
less in the way oi luilion and the skill of the contestants has more 
inihience on the result of a fight. But Mr. D. [. Williams conduf ts 
a class in the B.A.A. Clubhouse and, as far as I know, any boy who 
IS interested is welcome to attend it. Tlius, to a great extent, I 
think it is unfair to accuse us of urging anyone to offer himself as 
a sacrificial lamb for the slaughter. 

To return to this year's competition, the preliminaries produced 
some very close fights. In the lightweight division Minugh won a 
very close decision over Cook, close enough to arouse a certain 
amotmt of discussion afterwards. The other finalist should have 
been David Gibbons, but he drove something through his hand at 
home and was unable to take part. Consequently Cook and Minugh 
had a return match in the finals. This, too, was a very close fight, 
but Minugh was unmistakably the winner. Shanks has developed 
into a hard hitter and won the welterweight division with a T.K.O. 
to his credit in both the semi-finals and the finals. In the paper- 
weight David Anfossi surprised us by displaying a style which 
showed real promise, if only he could learn to hit harder. He 
reached the finals, where he was narrowly beaten by Siddle, who 
certainly knows something about the game and was awarded the 
Critchley Cup for the best boxer under 100 lbs. Churm reached the 
semi-finals and then had to drop out of the competition because 
of a sprained thumb. 

This type of injury is quite common and is the result of bad 
hitting. Those who think that the A.B.A. rules should be revised 
to allow bandaging of the hands may well be reminded that James 
J. Jeffries used to have trouble with his hands, that when he beat 
Fitzsimmons he wore only very light bandages, and in his subsequent 
fights no bandages at all, and that he had no more trouble with his 
hands. Jeffries weighed well over two hundred pounds and was 
using much lighter gloves than the eight-ounce gloves in use in the 
amateur ring today. 

John Stubbs won the cruiser weight division without too much 
difficulty; he has learned a great deal recently and has the makings 
nf a STOod boxer, not least because he is not easily flustered. For a 
time it looked as though we were not going to find a heavyweight to 
set against Duncan Gosling. Gosling is now a very good boxer and 
has a punch like the kick of a mule. In addition, he is a "south- 
paw", and consequently a formidable opponent for anyone his age. 
Finally Struan Smith went into the ring with him and gave him a 
chance to show his paces. 

Now I should like to thank all those without whose aid the 
show could not go on. For the preliminaries Mr. Harold Evans 
refereed and Messrs. D. J. Williams, S. M. Paschal and Stanley Gas- 
coigne shared the judging. On the night of the finals Mr. Williams 



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was the referee and Messrs. Paschal and Gascoigne the judges, while 
Messrs. Raymond and Ross Adderly took a corner each as seconds. 
There are also the boys who helped to fix the ring up beforehand 
and to remove it afterwards. They have less of the limelight but 
they are none the less useful and I am duly grateful to them. They 
are often those who have no part in the competition and their only 
reward is the consciousness of being useful to others. 

The result of the House Competition was as follows:— First: 
Watlingtcn House; second: Butterfield House; third: Saltus House. 

The individual winners were:— 

Microbe weight— T. J. Dickinson (D) beat W. R. Davis (W). 
Paper weight-V. R. Siddle (W) beat N. D. Anfossi (W). 
Mosquito weight— J. J. FitzPatrick (B) beat D. M. Williams (D). 
Flyweight-R. M. Constable (W) beat D. 1. R. Barnes (B). 
Bantamweight- W H. Adcock (B) beat J. M. Thorne (S). 
Featherweight-H. W. Mitchell (S) beat W. C. Woollard (D). 
Lightweight-E. L. Minugh (W) beat R. Cook (B). 
Welterweight-T. K. Shanks (W) beat A. Todd (W). 
Middleweight-E. J. Fall (W) beat D. P. Lines (S). 
Cruiserweight-J. D. Stubbs (B) beat C. T. M. Collis (S). 
Heavy weight-D. A. Gosling (S) beat D. S. R. Smith (S). 
After the fights D. A. Gosling was appointed Captain of Boxing. 

F. B. R. 

Swimming 

Once again the Annual Inter-House Swimming Competition 
was held at the B.A.A. Pool, Fort Langton, with the kind permis- 
sion of Mr. W. F. Hayward (O.S.). Mr. Brooks, who has coached 
swimming at the BA.A. Pool for many summers was unable to 
return last year but his place was taken by one of his apt punils, 
Bob Aaron, who did much to maintain the standard of swimming. 
Many of our boys took advantage of this coaching and the benefits 
were very evident. 

RESULTS OF INTER-HOUSE SWIMMING COMPETITION 
.GROUP A— 25 yards free-style— 1, Dickinson; 2, Wakeman; 3, 
Cassidy— Time, 18.8 seconds. 

GROUP B-25 yards freestyle-1, Archdale; 2, Macky; 3, Ham- 
ilton.— Time, 16.2 seconds. 

GROUP C-50 yards freestyle-1, Constable; 2, Adcock; 3, Gib- 
bons—Time, 33.8 seconds. 50 yards breast-stroke— 1, Smart; 2, Gib- 
bons; 3, Pearman— Time, 46.3 seconds. 25 yards backstroke— 1, 
Constable; 2, Thompson; 3, Adcock.— Time, 19 seconds. 



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GROUP D-50 yards lrccstylc-1, Shanks; 2, Bardgctt; 3, An- 
IV)ssi.— 1 inie, oO. i seconds. 50 yards brcasistrokc— 1, Shanks; 2, 
i>ardgcU; 3, (^ookc— J inic, 36.5 seconds. 25 yards backstroke— 1, 
CoUis; 2, Anfossi; 3, Lines.— rime, 17.4 seconds. 

GROUP E-IOO yards freestyle-f, Smith; 2, DeSilva; 3, Mullin. 
Time, 64.8 seconds. 200 yards freestyle— 1, Mullin; 2, Smith 1; 3, 
Dunch 1.— Time, 2 minutes, 31.2 seconds. 100 yards breaststroke— I, 
Bray; 2, Gosling 1; 3, Little.— Time, 1 minute, 33 seconds. 50 yards 
backstroke— 1, Critchley; 2, Gosling 1; 3, Dunch 1.— Time, 38.5 
seconds. 

Junior Relay— 1, Darrell; 2, Watlington; 3, Butter! ield.— Time, 
67.7 seconds. 

Senior Relay— 1, Watlington; 2, Saltus; 3, Butterfield.— Time, 
1 minute; 45.1 seconds. 

Junior House Competition — 1, Darrell; 2, Watlington; 3, 
Butterfield. 

Senior House Competition — 1, Watlington; 2, Saltus; 3, 
Butterfield. 

Tennis 

For the first time in the history of the annual competition the 
School Staff was defeated by the pupils. The matches were played 
on the courts of Mr. Edmund Gibbons who did everything possible 
to make the encounter a success. 

RESULTS 

Gosling 1 defeated Mr. Leseur, 6-3; Mr. Gascoigne defeated 
Smith 1, 6-3; Gosling and Smith defeated Mr. Gascoigne and Mr. 
Leseur, 6-3; Dunch 1 defeated Mr. Stephenson, 7-5; Mr. Kerry de- 
feated Stubbs 1, 6-2; CoUis defeated Mr. Applegate, 6-2; Collis and 
Shanks defeated Mr. Allen and Mr. Applegate, 6-2. 

Final result— Boys, 6 matches; Staff, 2. 

S.G. 



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