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The SaStus Year Book, Summer 1951 

Editor — M. R. STEVENS 


Governing Body, Staff 3 

Foreword 4 

Editorial 5 

Admiral's Empire Day Address 6 

An Interesting Trip to Canada 7 

The Debating Society 9 

Cadets 12 

The Stamp Club 12 

The Physical Education Society 13 

Swimming 14 

Boxing 15 

Athletics 17 

Soccer Football 21 

Cricket 22 

Old Boys' Notes 22 

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Governing Body 

His Honour Sir John W. Cox. T. W. P. Vesey, Esq. 

C.B.E, M.C.P. 

B. T. Gosling, Esq. C. Vail Zuill, Esq., J.P. 

Hon. Sir Eldon Trimingham, Esq., C.B.E., M.C.P. 

Headmaster H. J. Hallett, Esq., M.A. 

Secretary-Treasurer Mrs. M. E. Dill 


J. H. Kerry, M.A. 
F. L. Stephenson 
E. W. Allen, B.A. 
E. Walton, M.A. 
W. G. Rosser, B.A. 
J. M. Hart 
K. Bower 

W. G. Maundrill, B.A. 
M. R. Stevens, B.A. 
Mrs. Edith Trott 
Miss Edith Smith 
Rev. F. R. Ross (Music) 


The past year has- seen the completion of the Gymnasium 
building and the removal of the dead cedar trees from the school 
property. These have changed considerably the outward appearance 
of the School — the former a great improvement and the latter an 
unfortunate necessity, which gives a somewhat bleak appearance 
tq the premises. However, we hope that it will not be long before 
our re-afforestation programme shows pleasing results. In accom- 
plishing this much, we are indebted to many friends of the School — 
too numerous to mention by name — and we are very grateful to 
them for their assistance. 

In the middle of February this year, a change took place in the 
administrative Staff of the School, when Mrs. M. E. Dill assumed 
the responsibilities of Secretary-Treasurer in place of Mrs. Walton, 
who tendered her resignation upon her marriage at the end of last 
year. We welcome Mrs. Dill to the School and hope she will be 
happy amongst us. Mrs. Walton joined the Staff as a temporary 
member in 1945, tf filling-in" for a period of two weeks for the then 
Secretary-Treasurer, who was on sick leave. However, she was 
persuaded to continue in the post for six years. Her genial disposi- 
tion and willingness to help out in all circumstances endeared her to 
all members of the Staff, and it was with regret that her resignation 
was accepted. We tender our sincere wishes for a happy future to 
Mr. and Mrs. Walton. 

At the end of this term Mr. Allen will be leaving us to continue 
his teaching career in England. Mr. Allen came to the School in 
1946 and reorganised the Science syllabus from Chemistry to General 
Science, a much needed reform and one which, it is hoped, 
can be maintained in the future. As his American boyhood had not 
brought him into contact with our games of Soccer and Cricket, he 
found that in extra-curricular duties he was assigned a goodly share 
of detention classes — often not the most pleasant of tasks. Mrs. 
Allen also has very kindly helped in the school at various times 
when we have been short-staffed. To them both, and to their two 
charming daughters, we wish the very best of luck. 

Also leaving Saltus at the end of this term will be Mr. Hart, 
who for the past three years has been Form Master of the Lower 
Third. He has also taught all the Art in the School, and the pleasing 
results in the Royal Drawing Society examinations and last 
year's Art Exhibition are a tribute to his ability. His other 
activities included the teaching of Soccer and Cricket to the 
younger boys and military training to the members of the Cadet 
Corps. Hence, his time has been spent in a diversity of interests 
and we shall miss him a great deal and wish him every success in the 

H. J. H. 


It is a little difficult, and possibly also a little presumptuous, to 
attempt to write an editorial after so short a time at the School. 
The Headmaster in his Foreword, has, in any case, referred to the 
main events of the past year, notably the completion and opening 
of the gymnasium. 

There is, however, one matter connected with the Year Book 
itself, which appears to call for a certain amount of explanation and 
comment. The Headmaster suggested last September that it would 
be an excellent idea if the magazine, as is the custom at other schools, 
contained articles and poems by the boys themselves, not written 
in school time but composed for their own amusement and because 
they felt that they had something worth while to say. Unfortunately 
the response to an appeal for such effusions has been very poor and 
we have received only one article which has been considered worthy 
of inclusion. We hope, however, that the signal honour accorded to 
this solitary contributor will fire others to follow his example and 
that in future the Year Book will contain numerous contributions, 
written by boys of the school, for the delectation both of admiring 
parents and also of their more critical contemporaries. 

In conclusion, I would like to pay tribute to Mr. Maundrill 
for the help and advice which he has rendered in preparing this 
edition of the Year Book for the press. 


Admiral's Empire Day Address at Saltus 

The boys of Saltus Grammar School were again privileged to 
hear an address by Vice-Admiral Sir R. V. Symonds-Tayler, Com- 
mander-in-Chief, America and West Indies Station, in connection 
with their Empire Day celebrations on Wednesday morning. Ac- 
companied by Lady Symonds-Tayler and the Flag Lieutenant, the 
Commander-in-Chief inspected a cadet guard-of-honour prior to 
the assembly in the hall, where the Headmaster, Mr. H. J. Hallett, 
conducted the service and introduced the distinguished guest. 

The Admiral said that it gave him great pleasure to be with 
them for a third time on that great occasion. 

Speaking first of the significance of Empire Day, he said that 
Queen Victoria's prestige and greatness had done much to bind 
together their family of nations, which had emerged as the British 
Commonwealth; and so it was very fitting that Lord Meath should 
choose Queen Victoria's birthday as the day to be set aside for the 
inspiration of loyal citizenship. 

Loyalty was the central and the essential idea. It was some- 
thing which was born in them all, but it had to be developed too; 
and for those born under the British flag it was a duty to develop it 
so that they might become loyal citizens of the Empire. 

Loyalty started from an early age at home, loyalty to parents 
and family. It continued through school; it was of the greatest 
importance in their games, for loyalty was the foundation of the 
team spirit. In fact, the sense of loyalty was being built up and 
strengthened throughout their life, and it was epitomised in loyalty 
to King and Country. 

At school they learned to be loyal to the superior authority. 
The spirit of emulation could also be a powerful influence in their 
lives; they would do well to choose some national hero of the past 
and to take his life as a pattern to be followed; but he wanted them 
at the same time to think for themselves. 

While remembering the great part played by the heroes rof the 
past, let them bear in mind that they too had a part to play, fo they 
were all links in the chain that bound the Empire together. One 
and all they could help to mould the Empire by being loyal members 
of the team. 

J. H. K. 


An Interesting Trip to Canada 

Last summer, my father, a Presbyterian Minister, decided to 
take a vacation, the first for many years. We were to meet my two 
sisters so that there might be a family reunion. Accordingly my 
father wrote to an old friend of his, a Doctor Glenn, and asked him 
if he knew of any Canadian Presbyterian Minister who would be 
willing to exchange pulpits, and at the same time enjoy a vacation. 
After the usual letter writing, an exchange with a minister living in 
the small but beautiful city of Guelph, was arranged. 

Any one who has travelled knows the feeling of excitement and 
expectancy which always precedes the start of a vacation. Going 
down to the airport we felt just as if we were going to see someone 
else off ; indeed it was not until we were seated in the aircraft that 
we realised what was about to take place, and settled back to enjoy 
ourselves to the utmost. 

The journey was perfect. Bermuda, from the air, looked like a 
model Garden of Eden, with white surf foaming over the deep brown 
of the reefs and the white expanse of the beach shining in the evening 
sun. As twilight fell over the ruffled sea, the setting sun cast a long 
pathway of light. It was night-time when finally the 'plane nosed 
its way down into the fairyland of lights which is New York. Despite 
the fact that we had slept part of the time on the 'plane, it was with 
wide open eyes that we emerged into the bustling activity of the 
La Guardia field. After a speedy passage through the Customs, due 
to dad being a minister, we emerged in New York to be greeted by 
our friends with whom we were to spend the night. The first thing 
that attracted my attention was the colossal scale upon which every- 
thing was constructed. Then of course there was the speed. Passing 
through New York we were soon speeding along at fifty miles an 
hour towards New Jersey, by which time everybody, including 
myself, was half asleep. 

I shall never forget the strange sensation of excitement and 
happiness that came over me when I awoke the next morning. 
Lying on a camp cot, I watched the various activities of the neigh- 
bourhood. In New Jersey, the food was delicious, the people friendly, 
and the rolling countryside quaint and beautiful. The nouses were 
built back from the road, all in a line and with no dividing fences. 
Beautiful trees lined every road in the suburbs. In the city, the 
first thing that I noticed was that you could stand in the street and 
see the road stretching for miles, with stores on each side and tall 
buildings everywhere. New Jersey was certainly a wonderful place. 

The flight up to Toronto was a little more interesting than that 
from Bermuda, as we were flying over land all the way. As before, 


everything appeared in miniature, the little houses, the long ribbons 
of the highways with little cars crawling over them. There is nothing 
to compare with air travel, with its speed and smoothness and cos> 
family atmosphere. After landing, we were driven by the friends 
who had met us at the airport, into the large, smoky and chilly city 
of Toronto. I was fascinated by the network of street cars and the 
bustling activity of the place. Everybody seemed to be hurrying. 
In time I was to become familiar with Toronto, and grow to like the 

In a few days time I had my first experience of an express train 
ride, from Toronto to Guelph, a distance of about sixty miles. 
Guelph is a beautiful little city, noted for its agriculture and the 
beautiful Ontario State Penitentiary building. The atmosphere is 
similar to that of New Jersey. It is a strange experience accustoming 
oneself to a new city. Time and time again I walked round blocks 
always coming out in unexpected places, yet always able to find my 
way home again. It was not long before I applied for my driver's 
licence and my sister and I spent many pleasant afternoons exploring 
Guelph until we became familiar with it. Then we started to take 
trips to other cities and to explore them. It certainly is an experience 
which we do not have in Bermuda, driving on a long, straight, 
smooth highway at fifty miles an hour, with the car clicking along 
beneath you. Whilst I was at Guelph, which, as you perhaps know, 
is situated many miles from the water, I had a rather amusing 
experience. The residents of Guelph do not know what it is like to 
swim on warm sandy beaches. I accompanied a friend of mine to a 
very popular Summer Resort about a hundred miles from Guelph. 
We stayed with his family, in a small log cabin close to the beach, 
which was on the shores of The Great Lake. The water, which he 
considered to be perfect, was bitterly cold, fresh and the 'surf came 
in in little ripples. Everyday my friend insisted upon going swim- 
ming, no matter what the weather. Many times we went in pouring 
rain and icy wind to the beach, collected all our courage, and plunged 
into the icy water for a few minutes, emerging blue, and chilled to 
the bone. To him this was just perfect. "What beach could be 
better?" he wanted to know. 

When we returned to Guelph, my family decided to drive to the 
Niagara Falls, which were about five hundred miles away to the 
South-west. It was a lovely drive along the Queen Elizabeth High- 
way, and, upon arriving, we stayed for a few days at a friend's house. 
The city of Niagara lies right at the base of the falls, and to the 
residents, the Falls are not spectacular but commonplace. To us, 
they were wonderful. Tons of water cascaded with a dull roar over 
tall cliffs, spray rose like mist, high into the air . . . it was new to me 
but not to the family. That evening we saw the Falls illuminated 
with coloured lights. The mist was transformed into multifarious 


and klaidescopic colours. The following day, we took a little boat, 
"The Maid of the Mist," and wearing oilskins, we steamed almost 
under the foot of the falls. It gave one a feeling of infinite smallness 
to see the solid wall of water falling from terrifying heights. 

The visit to Niagara was a fitting climax to a wonderful vaca- 
tion. I had never seen so much in my whole life as I saw in those 
two months. However, as is always the case, we began to tire of 
Guelph and to look forward to our return to Bermuda. It was 
almost as if we were taking another vacation, this time from Guelph 
to Bermuda. With mixed feelings we watched Guelph recede, then 
Toronto ... La Guardia and we were homeward bound at the end 
of a most interesting trip. 

V. M. FORD. 

The Debating Society 

There has been a full programme of stimulating debates during 
the past season, but the highlight was the Mock Trial, held on March 
1st. Here was heard the astounding case of Whiner (D. E. W. 
Lines) v. Wuffles (K. T. C. Davis) before Mr. Justice Wisecrack 
(A. G. Marsh). 

The facts of the case were these: The defendant, Wuffles, was 
the proud owner of a donkey, Esmeralda, against which two allega- 
tions were made, first that it had kicked and injured the plaintiff, 
Whiner, and second that its inordinate braying constituted a nuisance 
to Whiner, his family, and every other resident within a quarter 
mile radius. Whiner sought damages for the injury, and an injunc- 
tion to restrain the braying. 

Counsel for the plaintiff was Sir Patrick Backchat (Mr. W. G. 
Maundrill), and the defendant was represented by Sir Hartley Cross- 
talk (Mr. M. R. Stevens). Witnesses for the plaintiff visibly wilted 
under the grilling cross-examination of Sir Hartley, while witnesses 
for the defendant found Sir Patrick's suave manner no less deadly. 

The witnesses produced were: — 

For the plaintiff: 

Mr. Dagwood Bumpstead (D. V. Ridgway), an Actor. 
Dr. Rigamortis (G. W. Young), Medical Practitioner. 
Mons. Fromage (L. R. Patterson), a Clown. 

For the Defendant: 

Dr. A. S. S. Bray (C. B. Corbin), Veterinary Surgeon. 
Dr. Corp Punt (H. C. Adderley), Schoolmaster. 
Stanislaus Vitskoski (R. W. Horsey), Psychologist (referred to 
as a Trick Cyclist by the cross-examining counsel). 


Esmeralda was suffering from flu, and could not be exhibited in 
court, but Mr. Justice Wisecrack asked certain witnesses to give an 
imitation of the braying, and the court was treated to a series of 
noises ranging from the 12 o'clock siren to that of an elephant in pain. 

Order in court was effectively maintained by the Clerk of the 
Court (T. W. P. Vesey) with the aid of a wooden mallet of unusual 

In the course of his directions to the Jury, Mr. Justice Wisecrack 
said that, regarding the claim for damages, they had to satisfy them- 
selves that the plaintiff did actually suffer injury through being 
kicked by a donkey, and that such donkey was the property of the 
defendant, Wuffles. Having satisfied themselves on these two points 
they had still to ask whether the injury was due to any contributory 
negligence on the part of the plaintiff, Whiner: did he, for instance, 
place himself in such a position that it would be too much to expect 
any self-respecting donkey to refrain from " lashing out"? Next 
came the question of nuisance: here they had to decide, (1) was there 
a braying? and (2) if so, did the braying emanate from the donkey 
belonging to Wuffles? and (3) was this braying of such a magnitude 
as to constitute a nuisance? Braying was of course naturally asso- 
ciated with donkeys: people expected them to bray: people would 
even be disappointed if they didn't bray (imagine buying a donkey 
and finding that it hadn't a bray in it: wouldn't one feel cheated?). 
Then, too, the world of today was a noisy world, and one must 
expect to put up with a certain amount of noise, even while objecting 
to it, but there was a limit to human endurance, and it was for the 
Jury to decide, as a question of fact, whether the volume of sound 
emitted by the donkey, combined with its frequency, was more than 
any ordinary man or woman living in the close neighbourhood , 
should reasonably be expected to suffer. 

After a short retirement the jury filed back into court, and the 
Foreman ( F. R. Snape) returned a verdict for the plaintiff on both 
counts, with a recommendation of mercy on Esmeralda. 

Mr. Justice Wisecrack then delivered judgment. For the kick- 
ing he awarded to the plaintiff damages amounting to one farthing. 
Regarding the nuisance he offered a choice to the defendant: within 
a fortnight he must either dispose of Esmeralda or secure for her a 
silencer (Model Donk Mark II) as supplied by all reputable purveyors 
of motor accessories. 

Other debates held during the past season have been : — 

October 19, 1950:' 'The World of today offers to youth greater 
chances of success than ever before." 

Proposer Mr. Kerry Opposer D. W. Macky 

Third T. W. P. Vesey Fourth D. E. W. Lines 

The motion was defeated by two votes. 


November 9 — "Bermuda has forfeited her claim to be called the 
Isles of Best." 

Proposer F. R. Snape Opposer D. W. Macky 

Third Mr. Stevens Fourth Mr. Maundrill 

The motion was carried by two votes. 

January 11, 1951: — Inter-House Debate. 

Butterfield and Darrell v. Saltus and Watlington. 

The Judges awarded eighteen points to Butterfield and Darrell 
and fourteen points to their opponents. 

January 25 — "The poor boy has a better chance of success in life 
than the rich one." 

Proposer F. R. Snape Opposer D. E. W. Lines 

Third .... Mr. Maundrill Fourth Mr. Stevens 

The motion was carried by seven votes. 

There have also been held two Hat Debates, whereat all mem- 
bers were called upon to make impromptu speeches on subjects 
drawn from the hat, which yielded up such topics as 

Can the United Nations preserve peace, and how? 

Suppose you are to be shot tomorrow, what do you fancy for 
supper tonight? 

The motor buses do not make up for the loss of the railway. 

Are we fair to schoolmasters? 

Describe a corkscrew. 

Prices are too high in Bermuda. 

We are indebted to Mr. Maundrill and to Mr. Stevens for their 
contributions to our debates, which have given members an oppor- 
tunity of learning much about the technique of public speaking. 

Officers for the year 1950-51. 

President Mr. J. H. Kerry 

Secretary F. R. Snape 


R. M. Constable, A. G. Marsh, C. E. Ranee, T. W. P. Vesey, 
and the Secretary. 

J. H. K. 



N.C.Os. Sgt. E. L. Minugh, Cpls. Adcock, Vesey, Terceira. 

L/Cpls. Lines, Davis, Ford, Barber, Botelho, Marsh. 

Cadets Strength: 43. 

The past year has been much the same as previous ones, in that 
mid-week parades have leaned more toward drills than enjoyable 
things, such as shooting and field-training, but we must work before 
we can anticipate more pleasurable pastimes. 

There has been little shooting on the School butts, yet we were 
able to shoot over the 'short range' at Warwick Camp toward the 
end of the Easter Term, with fair results. At this "shoot" several 
cadets surprised themselves at the ease of snap-shooting, and shooting 
from the standing position, and were pleased when 'strikes' were 
shown. It is hoped that this year's 'shoot' will be a precedent for the 

The most refreshing news to report this year is that the Band 
has once more been revived, under the expert instruction of an Old 
Boy of the School, Mr. Harry King, now a member of the American 
Forces. A great deal of hard work has been put in by the 
Band and the instructor, and we are happy to say with excellent 
results. Congratulations! Mention must be made of two volunteer 
instructors, Messrs. Oatham and Fall, Saltus Old Boys, who have 
also been present to assist in instruction on the drums, and whose 
assistance has been very helpful, especially to Mr. King, and we 
appreciate all the help given. 

Once again we near another Cadet Camp, this year from July 
1st- July 8th, and urge all Cadets to attend as a successful week's 
camp can be achieved when a sufficient number of Cadets turn out, 
otherwise it becomes work instead of pleasure. 

F. L. S. 

The Stamp Club 

The club still continues to flourish, and there is a considerable 
amount of keenness shown by some of the members. Proof of the 
general enthusiasm was given recently when a suggestion was made 
that the club should not meet in the Summer Term; members were 
so indignant that it was decided to carry on as usual. 

E. W. 


Physical Education Society 

The Society has progressed considerably in one year from the 
mere one hour weekly class from which it originated. The term 
"Physical Education" has come to imply a broad outlook over the 
whole range of purposeful and enjoyable physical activities, and the 
object is to enthuse boys with this love of sport for its own sake, so 
that we may have a more physically fit generation in adult life. 

A meeting was called when the school re-opened after the 1950 
Summer Vacation for all boys interested in joining the Society. A 
membership of 80 gave plenty of encouragement, and from these a 
committee of seven was chosen to run the society. Leaders were 
selected and these had the task of organising their particular sport. 
The arrangement has worked quite well and boys have played, in 
addition to the normal sports on the school programme, Basket Ball, 
Rugby and Hockey, put on a Gymnastic Display and been to a week- 
end camp on Hawkins Island. Another camp is now being arranged 
and the enthusiasm shown for it amply repays the trouble of making 
all the necessary arrangements. 

Tennis coaching by Mr. Charlie Ward at the Tennis Stadium 
has been under way for the past two terms and many boys have taken 
advantage of the opportunity. Lunch time swimming on the North 
Shore is also a very popular activity but the poor weather this term 
has prevented the best results from being obtained. I had hoped 
to train boys in life saving technique and pass them through the 
R.L.S.S. examination at the end of this term, but the chance to train 
seems to be fading. 

Fencing and archery are on the programme, too, but both 
activities await the appearance of a competent instructor. 

K. B. 

Inter House Swimming Competition 
September 22nd 

Two records were broken during the course of the afternoon at 
the Langton Pool when Constable clocked 33.9 seconds in the Group 
E 50 yards Backstroke. The former record was held by A. L. Mullin 
with a time of 36.6 seconds. 

Another record was established by D. Thorne who covered the 
50 yards Freestyle race in 30.4 seconds. His best time was set up in 
the heat, though he also broke the record in the final, with a time of 


30.9. The former record was held by H. Lancaster, whose time was 
31.8 seconds. 


GROUP A— 25 yards Freestyle. 1, Bluck and Young 4; 3, 
Macky 4. Time 18.5 sees. 

GROUP B— 25 yards Freestyle. 1, Kuhn; 2, Atkinson; 3, 
Wansey. Time 16.5 sees. 

GROUP C— 50 yards Freestyle. 1, Thorne; 2, Kempe; 3, 
Bailey. Time 30.4 sees, (new record) 

GROUP C— 25 yards Backstroke. 1, Leach; 2, Macky 2; 3, 
Adderley 2. Time 17.6 sees. 

GROUP C— 50 yards Breaststroke. 1, Leach; 2, Macky 2; 3, 
Bailey. Time 40.9 sees. 

GROUP D— 50 yards Freestyle. 1, Boyle; 2, Davis 1 ; 3, Carey. 
Time 32.0 sees. 

GROUP D— 50 yards Breaststroke. 1, Boyle; 2, Carey; 3, 
Hay ward 1. Time 41.2 sees. 

GROUP D— 25 yards Backstroke. 1, Macky 1; 2, Hamilton; 
3, Cassidy 1. Time 17.2 sees. 

GROUP E— 100 yards Freestyle. 1, Adcock; 2, Constable; 3, 
Dickens. Time 65.6 sees. 

GROUP E— 100 yards Breaststroke. 1, Minugh 1; 2, Anfossi; 
3, Terceira. Time 88.2 sees. 

GROUP E— 50 yards Backstroke. 1, Constable; 2, Lines 1; 
3, Time 33.9 sees, (new record). 

JUNIOR DIVING— 1, Thorne; 2, Kuhn; 3, Cassidy 2. 

SENIOR DIVING— 1, Adcock; 2, 

Junior Relay — 4 x 25 yards Freestyle. 1, Saltus; 2, Butterfield; 
3, Darrell. Time 65.7 sees. 

Senior Relay — 4 x 50 yards Medley. 1, Watlington; 2, Butter- 
field; 3, Darrell. Time 2 mins. 18.8 sees. 

K. B. 


Inter House Boxing Competition 
February 23rd 

It came as a surprise to many of the spectators on the evening 
of March 23rd to be ushered into the assembly hall instead of the 
gymnasium which had recently been completed. The reason, how- 
ever, is very simple — outdoor shoes would ruin a costly floor 
specially prepared for gymnastics. Ultimately, however, it is hoped 
that a large sheet of canvas to cover the whole floor will be available 
and that the boxing will then be staged in the gymnasium. 

After a long day of 'battle' covering nearly 60 bouts, the finalists 
were selected and four days later were keyed up for the fray. The 
ability shown was, I am assured, better than anything so far seen 
in the school. Naturally one expects considerable improvement 
when boys are able to be coached in Physical Education periods set 
aside on the timetable, in which boxing is taught. 

Excitement ran high as bout by bout Saltus and Watlington 
fought for first place leaving Darrell and Butterfield to struggle for 
third. It will be seen below how close was the contest when only one 
point decided the issue. 

The prizes were presented by Brigadier H. D. Maconochie, M.C., 
who complimented the boys on their fine sportsmanship and style 
and remarked on the smartness of the seconds, who for the first time 
were dressed in white. 


Under 68 lbs.— Acton (B) defeated Van Slois (B). 
Under 75 lbs.— Williams (D) defeated Lines (S). 
Under 82 lbs.— Ranee (W) defeated Patterson (D). 
Under 89 lbs.— Davis (W) defeated Atkinson (B). 
Under 96 lbs.— Mason (S) defeated Ryall (B). 
Under 104 lbs.— Williams (D) defeated Mason (S). 
Under 112 lbs. — Anfossi (W) defeated Young (S). 
Under 120 lbs.— Siddle (W) defeated Hartas (S). 
Under 130 lbs.— Davis (W) defeated Carey (D). 
Under 140 lbs.— Dickens (S) defeated Adcock (B). 
Under 155 lbs. — Botelho (S) defeated Lines (S). 
Catch Weight— Dunkley (D) defeated Minugh (W). 
The Critchley Cup was won by L. R. Patterson. 

K. B. 


Inter School Boxing March 2nd, 1951 
At Saltus 

The boxing committee of the Bermuda School Sports Association 
decided unanimously at a meeting prior to the 1951 competition that 
there should be cups for the winners of each weight group, but that 
no form of competition based on the whole range of weights would 
give each school a fair chance. Saltus would clearly have had a 
tremendous advantage in such a competition, for it has more boys 
available for each bracket than most schools. Consequently, there 
was no trophy for the competition as a whole. 

The Saltus hall was packed almost to capacity on the evening 
of March 2nd and enthusiastic applause marked the conclusion of 
each bout. In the lower weights an excellent standard of boxing was 
shown and one can only hope that these small boys will remember 
most of what they have learned. The ability of the older and heavier 
boys was not nearly so marked, and too many seemed to rely upon 
sheer determination and strength. 

Two disappointments for the spectators came in the under 140 
lbs. when P. Leach was declared overweight and in the Heavyweight 
bracket where H. H. Dunkley had no competition. 

The prizes were distributed by Brigadier C. Ardern, O.B.E. 

Under 61 lbs— D. Saints (Dellwood) drew with G. Flood (Dell- 
wood) . 

Under 68 lbs— M. Mayne (Dellwood) defeated D. Johnson 

Under 75 lbs. — A. Perry (Dellwood) defeated R. Lines (Saltus). 

Under 82 lbs.— R. Davis (Saltus) defeated M. Gill (Whitney). 

Under 89 lbs.— J. Smith (Saltus) defeated L. Mocklow (Whit- 

Under 96 lbs— B. W. Mason (Saltus) defeated D. Fagundo 

Under 104 lbs.— E. Mello (Dellwood) defeated M. Gringley 
(St. George's). 

Under 112 lbs.— V. R. Siddle (Saltus) defeated W. De Silva 
(Port Royal). 

Under 120 lbs— H. Fox (Warwick) defeated P. Ray (Dellwood) . 


Under 130 lbs. — K. T. C. Davis (Saltus) defeated J. Lightbourne 

Under 140 lbs.— R. Leach (Saltus) defeated R. Gibbons (War- 
wick) . 

Under 155 lbs— D. J. Botelho (Saltus) defeated V. Wright 
( Warwick) . 

Over 155 lbs. — H. H. Dunkley (Saltus) no opponent. 

K. B. 

School Athletics March 15th, 1951 

A warm sunny day enabled the boys to make their greatest 
efforts in Track and Field when parents, members of staff, officials 
and boys took up their positions. The meeting went off exceedingly 
smoothly and over-ran its time allocation by only a few minutes. 

A number of records were broken, but it would be unfair to 
former holders if I were to make the customary acknowledgements, 
because the age limits for all groups were raised by one year to 
enable the school competition rules to conform exactly to those of 
the B.S.S.A. In a group E (Open) event, however, where age has 
never been a limiting factor, the new record of Davis 1 is worthy of 
note. He ran the quarter mile in 55.3 seconds. The former record 
stood since 1938 at 57.3 sees. 

One event was omitted, and I hope for ever. This was the half- 
mile race for boys under 12. It used to be for boys under 11 but 
even with a year's addition to the age limit I feel that the risk of 
permanent injury to the boy who goes 'all out' is too great. Another 
'unused event' was the Standing Long Jump. 

Events new to the school programme were Discus and Javelin 
throwing in groups D and. E and these automatically established 
records. Next year I intend to include Pole Vaulting, an exciting 
and fascinating event with lots of spectator appeal. 


Events completed before Sports Day 

GROUP A.— High jump: 1, Huxley; 2, Mitchell 3; 3, Shanks 2. 
Height, 3 ft. 3J ins. 

GROUP B— Long Jump: 1, Lines 2; 2, Acton; 3, Beavan. 
Length, 10 ft. 10^ ins. 

GROUP C— High jump: 1, Smith 3; 2, Macky I; 3, Grayston 
2. Height 4 ft. 53^ins. 


GROUP C— Javelin: 1, Macky I; 2, Grayston 2; 3, Bailey. 
Distance, 76 ft. 8 ins. 

GROUP C—H mile: 1, Macky I; 2, Bailey; 3, Grayston 2. 
Time, 3 mins. 50.3 sees. 

GROUP D.— Shot Put: 1, Cassidy 1; 2, Grayston 1; 3, Adderley 
2. Distance, 33 ft. 9% ins. 

GROUP D.— Y 2 Mile: 1, Cassidy I; 2, Hamilton 1; 3, Dunch. 
Time, 2 mins. 50.3 sees. 

GROUP D.— 1 Mile: 1, Cassidy 1; 2, Carey; 3, Leach. Time, 
6 mins. 12.1 sees. 

GROUP E.— 2 Miles: 1, Burns; 2, Adcock; 3, Constable. Time, 
12 mins. 58 sees. 

GROUP E.— J£ Mile: 1, Davis 1; 2, Burns; 3, Adcock. Time, 
55.3 sees, (new record). 

GROUP E— High Jump: 1, Vesey; 2, Davis 1; 3, — . Height, 
4 ft. \V/ 2 ins. 

GROUP E. — Y 2 Mile: 1, Davis 1; 2, Burns; 3, Mimigh 1. Time, 
2 mins. 19 sees. 

Sports Day Results 

GROUP A.— Long Jump: 1, Spurling; 2, Hallett; 3, Mitchell. 
Length, 10 ft. 0 ins. 

50 yards: 1, Doe; 2, Spurling; 3, Davis 3. Time 8.1 sees. 
Egg and Spoon: 1, Doe; 2, Hallett; 3, Spurling. 

GROUP B.— High Jump: 1, Kitson; 2, Lines 2; 3, Roberts. 
Height, 3 ft. 8 ins. 

100 yards: 1, Couper 1; 2, Kitson; 3, Weld. Time 14.7 sees, 
(new record). 

Obstacle Race: 1, Saltus; 2, Butterfield; 3, Darrell. 

GROUP C— Long Jump: 1, Smith 3; 2, O'Keefe; 3, Mitchell 1. 
Distance, 14 ft. 113^ ins. 

220 yards: 1, O'Keefe; 2, Arkinson; 3, Macky 1. Time, 30.8 sees. 

100 yards: 1, O'Keefe; 2, Grayston 2; 3, Atkinson. Time 
13.1 sees. 

440 yards: 1, Bailey ; 2, Macky 1 ; 3, Grayston 2. Time, 73.5 sees. 

GROUP D.— Javelin: 1, Siddle; 2, Kempe 1; 3, Adderley 2. 
Distance, 106 ft. 11 ins. 

Discus: 1, Grayston 1; 2, Christensen; 3, Boyel. Distance, 
111 ft. 3 ins. 

Long Jump: 1, Dunch; 2, Tucker; 3, Siddle. Length, 15 ft. 
10% ins. 


High Jump: 1, Grayston 1; 2, Leach; 3, Jack. Wingate. Height, 

4 ft. 8 ins. 

100 yards: 1, Hamilton 1 ; 2, Cassidy 1 ; 3, Dunch. Time 12 sees. 

220 yards: 1, Hamilton 1; 2, Cassidy 1; 3, Dunch. Time, 
26.4 sees, (new record). 

440 yards: 1, Hamilton 1; 2, Young; 3, Hay ward. Time, 
62.9 sees. 

120 yards Hurdles: 1, Cassidy 1; 2, Carey; 3, Leach. Time, 
18.4 sees. 

GROUP E.— 1 Mile: 1, Burns; 2, Davis 1; 3, Terceira. Time, 

5 mins. 49.8 sees. 

GROUP E.— 220 yards: 1, Davis 1; 2, Ford; 3, Burns. Time, 
25.4 sees. 

100 yards: 1, Davis 1 ; 2, Ford; 3, Adcock. Time, 11.3 sees. 

120 Hurdles: 1, Adcock; 2, Burns; 3, — . Time, 19.2 sees. 

Shot Put: 1, Dunkley; 2, Minugh 1; 3, Barber. Distance, 
33 ft. 7 ins. 

Javelin: 1, Minugh 1; 2, Dunkley; 3, Minugh 2. Distance, 
111 ft. 5^ ins. 

Long Jump: 1, Ford; 2, Minugh 1; 3, Adcock. Distance, 
17 ft, 11^ ins. 

GROUP E.— Discus: 1, Dunkley; 2, Minugh 2; 3, Minugh 1. 
Distance, 87 ft. 5 ins. 

Victor Ludorum* ' 

Junior Cup: Cassidy 1 (16 points). Senior Cup- Davis 1 (16). 

Junior Relay {k by 110 yards): 

1, Butterfield; 2, Saltus; 3, Darrell. Time 60.7 sees. 

Senior Relay (4 by 110 yards): 

1, Darrell; 2, Watlington; 3, Butterfield. Time, 51.3 sees. 
House Competition — Junior: 

1, Saltus, 47 points; 2, Butterfield and Watlington, each with 
30 points. 


1, Watlington, 60 points; 2, Darrell, 58 points; 3, Butterfield, 
44 points. 

K. B. 


Inter School Athletic Sports 
May 4th, 1951 

The boys did fairly well in the Inter School track and Qeld meet 
which was not held this year at Saltus but at the B.A.A. Field. The 
most disappointing feature for S.G.S. was that our younger groups 
failed to achieve the form they had consistently shown during prac- 
tice. These boys had turned up for training more regularly than the 
Seniors but the older boys came away with our only two Group cups 
and nearly all the individual trophies gained by the school. This 
year we collected eighteen cups against ten last year. 

K. Davis and H. Dunkley each established new records when the 
former took 1.2 seconds from the 56.8 set by Mt. St. Agnes for the 
quarter mile in 1946, and the latter increased the discus record by 
8 feet 5 inches to 105 feet 5 ins. 



50 yards: Huxley, third. 
Long Jump: Spurting, third. 
High Jump: Huxley, third. 

Relay: Huxley, Spurling, Hallett, Doe, disqualified. 


50 yards: Couper, not placed. 
Long jump: Kitson, third. 
High jump: Kitson, second. 

Relay: Weld, Couper, Acton, Kitson, first, 31.2 sees. 


50 yards: Macky, not placed. 
100 yards: Grayston, third. 
220 yards: Atkinson, not placed. 
Long jump: Smith, second. 
High jump: Smith, first, 4 ft. 8 ins. 

Relay: Grayston, Smith, Atkinson, Macky, first, 31.2 sees. 


100 yards: Hamilton, second. 

220 yards: Hamilton, first, 26.4 sees. 

880 yards: Dunch, second. 

75 hurdles: Cassidy, first, 11.3 sees. 

Long jump: Dunch, not placed. 


High jump: Gray ston, third. 
Shot put: Cassidy, first, 38 ft. 6 ins. 
Discus: Grayston, second. 
Javelin: Siddle, first, 111 ft. 11 ins. 

Relay: Hamilton, Dunch, Hayward, Cassidy, first, 51.0 sees. 

Group cup gained. 


100 yards: Ford, third. 

220 yards: Davis, first, 25.6 . 

440 yards: Davis, first, 55.6. 

1 mile: Rurns, first, 5 mins. 29.8 sees. 

100 yards Hurdles: Adcock, first, 15.4 sees. 

Long jump: Ford, first, 18 ft. 0 ins. 

High jump : Rurns, second. 

Shot put: Dunkley, first, 36 ft. 1 in. 

Javelin: Minugh, first, 128 ft. 4^ ins. 

Discus: Dunkley, first, 105 ft. 5 ins. 

Relay: Ford, Adcock, Rurns, Davis, first, 50.6 sees. 

Group cup gained. 

K. R. 

Saltus Grammar School 


Soccer Report 1950-51 

The season was an extremely happy one in both Senior and 
Junior departments. Greatly assisted by the coaching of Mr. George 
Ainsley, the boys played with an enthusiasm that has sometimes 
been lacking in former days. They tried hard to make each pass, 
movement or shot, the result of careful thought and timing, rather 
than a simple desire to send the ball as far as possible towards the 
opposing goalkeeper. The loss of our centre-half, Ranee, seemed at 
first a hard blow for the team, who had come to rely upon his calm- 
ness in thwarting attempts by opposing forwards. His position was 
admirably filled by Adcock, however, who came in from the wing 
half position. 

The team's greatest and most deserved triumph was in the re- 
play for the Inter School League Championship at the R.A.A. Field. 
Their opponents, Warwick Academy, were much feared, as they had 
lost to the school only 2-1 on our home ground and had beaten 
Saltus in no uncertain fashion 4-1 at Warwick. With both sides 


playing excellent football, the school built up and retained a 3-0 
lead, winning the Championship and bringing a successful season 
to a fitting end. 


Christmas Term 

Staff 0 

Prospect 0 

Prospect 3 

Warwick 1 

Mt. St. Agnes 0 

Queen of Bermuda 0 

Post Office 1 

Whitney 0 

Warwick (away) 4 

Easter Term 

School v. Mt. St. Agnes — (won by default) 

School 3 Warwick 0 

" 5 Old Boys 0 

K. B. 


No Cricket Report is included in this edition of the Year Book 
as I feel that it is impossible to write a balanced survey of a season 
which is still uncompleted. The Summary of the 1951 season will, 
therefore, appear in the next Year Book and this practice of delayed 
reporting will also be followed in future years. 

M. R. S. 

Old Boys' Notes 

Congratulations to : — 

1. Sir Eldon Trimingham on his knighthood bestowed on him 
in the King's Birthday Honours last year. 

2. W. M. Cox on being awarded the Rhodes Scholarship for 

3. C. T. M. Collis on gaining the Bermuda Scholarship, 1950. 

School 5 

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4. J. D. Stubbs on being awarded a McGill University Schol- 

5. D. J. Williams on his appointment as Inspector of Schools. 

Arthur J. Motyer visited Bermuda during the Easter vacation. 
He is now lecturing at Bishop's University, Lennoxville, Quebec. 

Also in Bermuda during Easter were David Critchley and his 


Robert H. Motyer passed his Bar finals at Middle Temple in 
London. He is now reading law in Chancery and Law Chambers 
for a further period after which he hopes to return to Bermuda. 

Dr. W. E. Tucker, Jr., visited Bermuda last summer and spent 
an enjoyable time seeing old acquaintances. 

Also visiting Bermuda during the summer was Donald Wolfe. 
Donald was with the Victor Talking Machine Co. for twenty years, 
but is now cultivating Japanese Red Maple trees. 

Harry King has taken charge of the School Cadet Band this 
term and in a few weeks has done an excellent job of converting 
weird noises into a good band. 

Fred G. Lines with his wife and family visited Bermuda during 
the month of May. Fred is with the California Standard Co. in 
Calgary, Alberta, and was very impressed by the changes at the 

Robert L. Cook, who has been attending Dalhousie University, 
has returned to the Colony for the summer. 

R. D. Butterfield has now finished his course at Toronto Uni- 
versity and has returned to Bermuda. He has taken on the Manage- 
ment of the Bermudiana Theatre Company. 

Stanley Gascoigne brought a party of pupils to Bermuda during 
the Easter Holidays from the school where he is now teaching. He 
is enjoying his experience at the Riverside Country Day School, 
but has very little spare time as he is also taking a course at Boston 

Sir John Waddington, the son of the first Headmaster of the 
School, visited Bermuda and the School during March. Sir John is 
very interested in the School and has very kindly accepted the task of 
interviewing prospective members of the Staff in England. 

We regret to record the deaths of Mr. Roy Paschal, Mr. Roy 
Conyers and Dr. E. E. Harvey. Dr. Harvey gained the Bermuda 
and Rhodes Scholarships. The School Library has received books 
from the Old Boys' Association in memory of these Old Boys of the 

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