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BRANKSOME 

SLOGAN 



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SCOTTISH DANCING 
AT BRANKSOME 



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The Installation of Prefects 

It has been an unusual year at Branksome in more ways than one. 
This year an exceptional number of students qualified for positions 
of responsibility at the school and there were two separate Installations 
of Prefects. 

At the first ceremony on October 18th, the traditional colourful 
procession marched slowly into the gymnasium between the ranks of a 
guard of honour formed by part of the Fifth Form. There were last year’s 
prefects wearing green kilts; the clan chieftains resplendent in their 
tartans, carrying the towering clan standards; the staff in traditional 
academic costume ; Miss Read with the guest speaker, Mr. Ketchum, head- 
master of St. Andrew’s College, and finally the new prefects wearing the 
bright red of the Royal Stewart. It was a most impressive sight. 

After Miss Read’s introductory address, the new officers of the school 
were installed. Then the retiring prefects handed over to the new prefects 
the school flags symbolizing Truth, Honesty, Justice, and Purity. Each of 
these was placed in one of the four corners of the building. After this, Mr. 
Ketchum gave an amusing but informative speech appropriate to the 
occasion. He said that we must always “Keep well the road” and that 
a busy school life full of responsibilities lays a firm foundation for the 
problems which lie ahead. Branksome, he said, gives us all this that we 
ought to benefit from and appreciate. The school song was sung, the 
school prayer was said and the whole procession marched out again. 

On February 13th four more prefects and several sub-prefects were 
added to the list, to the delight of all. Again there was the traditional 
procession and Miss Read gave a short talk. With these two memorable 
ceremonies another group of Branksomeites was officially put to work, to 
help keep Branksome going “up and on.” 



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THE EDITORIAL 

Your editors have been reading the first issue of “The Slogan” which 
was published in 1910. It makes fascinating reading ! The chief topics of 
general interest seem to have been the Budget elections in England, 
Halley’s Comet, and the death of King Edward VII. The editor says, 
“Think of the earthquakes, floods, air-ships, Arctic discoveries, political 
crises, and phenomena of the heavens we have already in store. We shall 
be quite interesting old ladies I am sure !” Yes, they had all those things, 
but so have we — triplefold! Science has advanced at an unprecedented 
rate; “political crises” are everywhere; three English kings have been 
crowned since then and many thrones have toppled. Yes, forty years have 
made a great difference to the world, but what have they done to 
Branksome? 

In forty years Branksome has grown from one great old house at 
102 Bloor Street East (the site of the present Manufacturers Life Insurance 
Building) , to five great old houses with their additional modern classrooms 
on Elm Avenue in the heart of Rosedale. A small list of alumnae has 
grown into a list of hundreds. This year, we hope that we have started a 
custom in Canada by having as visitors, the representatives from an 
American school. The English exchange of pupils has been continued 
successfully. 

Yet for all these material changes Branksome is still the same. The 
intangible “something” which is the spirit of the school ( — - — the comrade- 
ship and the sportsmanship, and in greater measure than ever, the basic 
training in thinking for ourselves — — ) always has been and always will 
be an integral part of the Branksome tradition. 

But what else constitutes the tradition of a school and causes the 
love for it which burns in the heart of every graduate ? At Branksome a 
happy mixture of many factors creates this feeling. The name, Branksome 
Hall, and the choice of the kilt and the clans, the newly-added Branksome 
Honours — these give us the romance and picturesqueness of Scotland. 
What other school can boast of this? And what other school has a Miss 
Read? To many of the students and graduates Miss Read is Branksome. 
In how many “Slogans” since 1910 may we read the words “owing to the 
energetic efforts of Miss Read.” How typical it is that it was Miss Read 
who woke the house girls at 3.30 a,m. to see Halley’s Comet ! Miss Read, 
with her youthful spirit, her broad outlook and her understanding of 
problems, is a principal of whom we are all proud. To very few comes the 
opportunity to influence so many lives or to hold the affection of so many. 
In the times of stress that will come to us all, we know that our memories 
will flash back to her earnest words of a belief in the goodness of God. 

To conclude, may we again refer to the first “Slogan” and say with it, 
“Dear Old Branksome ?” 



THE EDITORS. 




EDITORIAL STAFF 



Editors-in-Chief: Ruth Pidgeon, Johanna 
Broughall. 

Art Editors: Geraldine Jephcott, Peggy 
Porter. 

Sports Editors: Marion Wallace, Claire 
McMullen. 

Photography Committee: Allison Roach, 
Gilda Walwyn. 

General Committee: Carol Merritt, 

Audrey Budgeon, Ellen Avigdor, 
Lynn Dibblee, Judith Ferguson, 
Jennifer Jones, Rita Barr, Judith 
Jephcott, Georgina Laing. 



Advertising Committee: Peggy Webster, 
Elizabeth Tubby, Beverley Balmer, 
Nancy Lyle, Mary Barnett, Wendy 
Large, Joan Archer, Jean Wahlroth. 

Form Reporters: Form V — Geraldine 
Jephcott, Charlotte Campbell. Form 
IV — Judith Jephcott. Form III — 
Janet Howard, Susan Marshall. Form 
II — Molly Hewitt. Form I — Mary 
Eieanor Smart. Arts Forms — Barbara 
Annand. 




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APPOINTMENTS 



HEAD GIRL— Ann Gilday 



HOUSE PREFECTS 

Ann Elderkin, Joan Mawhinney, Elizabeth McBurney, Frances Stone. 



DAY PREFECTS 

Ellen Avigdor, Johanna Broughall, Charlotte Campbell, Jocelyn Campbell, Eve Cassels, Lynn Dibbiee, Mary 
Lou Farmer, Geraldine Jephcott, Claire McMullen, Carol Jean Merritt, Mary Morgan, Ruth Pidgeon, 

Allison Roach, Gilda Walwyn, Marian Wallace, Margaret Wansbrough, Mary Wilkinson. 



SUB-PREFECTS— (House) 

Margaret Bresnan, Audrey Budgeon, Jacqueline 
Fenton, Catherine Findlay, Susan Illingworth, Shirley 
Mair, Katharine Smith. 



SUB-PREFECTS— (Day) 

Joan Archer, Mary Lou Carnahan, Jean Morice, 
Carole Perry, Mary Elizabeth Twible. 



BETA KAPPA SOCIETY 
President — Lynn Dibbiee. 

Vice-President — Mary Twible. 

Executive — Joan Benson, Margaret Bresnan, Joan 
Mawhinney, Marion Wallace. 

Committee: Beverley Balmer, Glenna Fletcher, Elaine 
Goodman, Nancy Hinchcliffe, Susan 
Illingworth, Lorna Keene, Betty McNiven, 
Katharine Smith, Peggie Webster, Lois 
Wilson. 

CLAN CHIEFTAINS 
Campbell— Charlotte Campbell. 

Douglas — Joan Archer. 

MacAlpine — Mary Lou Carnahan. 
MacGregor — Shirley Mair. 

MacLean — Gila Walwyn. 

McLeod — Catherine Findlay. 

Ross — Mary Wilkinson. 

Scott — Anna Lea Elderkin. 



OPHELEO SOCIETY 
President — Clair McMullen. 

Vice-President— Anne Elderkin. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Allison Roach. 

Executive — Susan Anderson, Jacquelyn Fenton, Mary 
Bawden, Audrey Budgeon, Eve Cassels. 

Committee: Joan Ashworth, Elizabeth Beattie, Heather 
Cowie, Barbara Goodyear, Anne 
Matthews, Mary Mitchell, Jean Morice. 

SUB-CHIEFTAINS 
Nancy Lyle. 

Janet Howard. 

Sonya Snyder. 

Mary Barnett. 

Daphne Turpel. 

Peggy Porter. 

Jean Wahlwroth. 

Wendy Large. 



LIBRARY ASSISTANT — Ellen Avigdor. 



LIBRARY REPRESENTATIVES — Rita Barr, Joan Burgess, Mary Lou Carnahan. Stella Chang, Jane Hetherington, Janet 



Howard, Susan Illingworth, 



President 

Form VA — Audry Budgeon 
Form VB — Catharine Findlay 
Form V Com. — Margaret Ann Riley 
Form V Arts — Janet Dale 
Form IVA— Mary Barnett 
Form IVB — Sonya Snyder 
Form IV Arts— Beatrice Thomson 
Form IMA— Jean Wahlroth 
Form 1 1 IB — Wendy Rogers 
Form 1 1 A — Janet MacDonald 
Form MB — Ruth Griffen 
Form IA — Janice McBride 
Form IB— Judy Broome 



>el Longfield, Ruth Ann Melish, Noreen 
Sandra Shaw, Margaret Webster. 

FORM OFFICERS 

Vice-President 
Mary Elizabeth Twible 
Judith Hotchkiss 
Joan Evans 
Peggy Watson 
Wendy Wilson 
Nancy Patten 
Marilyn Chamandy 
Sally Beauregard 
Vonnie Davis 
Molly Hewitt 
Carol Simons 
Jane Morgan 
Joyce McMackon 



Philpott, Barbara Redpath, 



Secretary-Treasurer 
Kathy Giilelan 
Lois Wilson 
Joan Ashworth 
Margaret Bresnan 
Judith Jephcott 
Nancy Lyle 
Gail Cowie 
Elizabeth Krook 
Joan Smith 
Jacqueline Oldham 
Joyce Wilson 
Joan Barrington 
Margot Thompson 



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A Message From the Head Girl 

Never before at Branksome has there been such a list of interesting 
events during the school year. All the traditional ceremonies which we 
look forward to annually have taken place ; old customs have been renewed 
and new ones instituted. 

At the Installation of Prefects our ideals of Honesty, Purity, Justice 
and Truth were reaffirmed. At the Gathering of the Clans new girls and 
old girls were bound together by the school spirit and the good sportsman- 
ship which have prevailed throughout the year. 

Old customs have been renewed with the exchange of pupils between 
Branksome Hall and the Sherborne School in England. Another friendly 
exchange of friendship occurred with the visit of girls from the Laurel 
School in Cleveland, Ohio. 

In keeping with our Scottish traditions, Highland dances and reels 
have become very popular at Branksome this year. The year 1950-51 has 
given us yet another new custom, which we who are graduating leave with 
you to carry on into the future . . . 

We give you the Branksome Honours ! 

ANN GILDAY, 

Head Girl. 



PRAYER WRITTEN FOR BRANKSOME HALL 
BY THE REVEREND ROBERT BARR 



Our age with dauntless heart must meet 
New challenges in home and street 
With proud traditions, keep our name, 

A spirit-kindled, living flame. 

Receive God’s Word, let it within 
Direct your going out and in. 



Deut. 31:6 
1 Cor. 15.58 
Psalm 16:6 
Mt. 5:16 
Ps. 119:11 
Ps. 121:8 



Be steadfast on the King’s Highway. 
Remember, what you do and say 
A pattern makes of every day. 

New lustre Branksome Hall will gain, 
Kept free by you from blot and stain, 
Soul culture matched with eager brain. 
Outdo the splendours of past years. 
Meet disappointment without tears. 
Engage life as brave mountaineers. 



Numbers 20:17 
Psalm 141:3 
1 Pt. 1:15 
John 14:12 
Phil. 2:15 
2 Pt. 1:5-7 
Haggai 2:9 
Ps. 27:14 
Ps. 72:3 



Hold high the torch we have been, given, 

And light earth’s common things with heaven. 
Look up, and walking in God’s sight, 

Lift Branksome to still nobler height. 



Rom. 13:12 
Lk. 2:9 
Ephes. 5 :8 
Prov, 3:5, 6 



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SUB-PREFECTS 

First Row: S. Illingworth, J. Archer, M. L. Carnahan. 
Second Row: S. Mair, M. Twible, C. Findlay, C. Perry. 
Third Row: J. Morice, K. Smith, A. Budgeon, M, Bresnar*. 



Prize List 1950 



Junior School 

General Proficiency 

Grade 2 — Sheila Morrison 
Grade 3 — Patricia Macfarlane. 
Grade 4 — Nora Stearns. 

Grade 5 — Paula, Aiken. 

Grade 6 — Margalo Grant. 

Grade 7 — Mary Daniell- Jenkins, 
Linda Stearns. 

Grade 8 — Nancy Foggo, Janice 
McBride. 

Scripture — Grade 8 — Elizabeth 
Wilson. 

Special Prize — Grade 8 — Elizabeth 
Wilson. 

Clan Spirit — Margot Thompson. 



Senior School 

General Proficiency Certificates 
Form I 

Patricia Bell, Barbara Brown, 
Diana Evans, Lynn Flight, Patricia 
Fulford, Claire Harrison, Molly 
Hewitt, Lavina Lickley, Judith 
Lovering, Janet M a c D o n a l,d 
Maureen McGill, Susan Mitchell, 
Jacquelyn Oldham, NoreenPhilpott, 
Esther Williams. 

Form II 

Sally Beauregard, Judith 
Johnston, Jane Lucas, Susan 
Marshall, Marilyn McClaskey, 
Elizabeth Thomson, Daphne Turpel, 
Jean Wahlroth, Barbara Williams. 




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Form III 

Joan Ashworth, Mary Barnett, 
Rita Barr, Vivian Frost, Nancy 
Hinchcliffe, Judith Jephcott, Mary 
Moore, Peggy Porter, Wendy 
Wilson. 

Form IV 

Ellen Avigdor, Stella Chang, 
Lynn Dibblee, Ann Lea Elderkin, 
Mary Farmer, Geraldine Jephcott, 
Lena Liu, Carol Jean Merritt, Mary 
Morgan, Ruth Pidgeon. 

Form IV 

English — Ruth Pidgeon. 

French — Gilda Walwyn. 

Science — Carol Jean Merritt, Lena 
Liu. 

Mathematics — Ann Lea Elderkin. 
History and Latin — Mary Lou 
Farmer, Mary Morgan. 

Spanish — Elizabeth McBumey. 

Form V 

English — Joyce Dibblee. 

French — Shirley Gray. 

History — Barbara Shaw. 
Mathematics — Rosalie McKinney, 
Biology — Ann Cooling. 

Physics and Chemistry — Patricia 
Marriner. 

Secretarial Course — Barbara 
Johnston. 

Stenography — Diane Tiller. 
Household Economics — Ann 

Magee. 

Interior Decoration, V Arts — 

Joan Streatfield. 

History of Art, IV Arts — J anet 
Dale. 

Interior Decoration, IV Arts — 

Lorna Keene. 

Essay Prizes (Junior) — Katharine 
Broughall, Wendy Lockhart. 
Essay Prizes (Senior) — Beverley 
Balmer, Marilyn McClaskey. 
Poetry — Shirley Mann. 

Dramatics — Lynn Dibblee. 



Achievement — Millicent Hsiung. 
Foreigner who has made greatest 
contribution to school life — 

Stella Chang. 

Integrity — Dorothy Orr, Mary 
Caven. 

Sportsmanship — Muriel Ferguson, 
Elizabeth McBumey. 

Service — Joyce Dibblee, Beth 
Wilkinson, Ann Sutherland. 
Loyalty — Mary Ruth Crossin, 
Frances Snetsinger. 

Perseverance — Marian Wallace, 
Joan Somerville. 

School Spirit — Mary Binnie. Anna 
Lea Elderkin. 

Comradeship — Mary McLennan. 

All Round Girl — Patricia Marriner. 
Sport Prizes 

Basketball — Clan MacGregor, 

Form IV A. 

Swimming — 

Senior — Wendy Rogers. 
Intermediate — Claire McMullen. 
Junior — Sue Savage. 

Badminton — 

Singles — Peggy Porter. 

Doubles — Peggy Porter, Vonnie 
Davis. 

Volleyball — Clan Campbell 

Tennis — 

Senior Singles — Mary Eleanor 
Riddell. 

Intermediate Singles — Vonnie 
Davis. 

Junior Singles — Joyce 
McMackon. 

Senior Doubles — Vonnie Davis, 
Frances Snetsinger. 

Diving — Wendy Rogers. 

Bowling — Patricia Marriner, 
Katharine Smith, Sonya Snyder. 
Clan Award — Scott. 

Sports’ Day — 

Senior Champions — Ann Gilday, 
Carol Jean Merritt. 



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Intermediate Champion — Joan 
Engholm. 

Junior Champion — Sue Savage. 
100 Yard Dash — Joan Engholm. 



Liu, Nancy Patten, Peggy Porter, 
Janice Riddell, Sue Savage, Frances 
Snetsinger, Margot Thompson, 
Isabella Ullman. 



The Margaret T. Scott Memorial 
Prizes for the Memorizing 
of Scripture 

Kathryn Almas, Rita Barr, 
Beverlee Beckett, Phyllis Brown, 
Joan Cameron, Stella Chang, 
Jennifer Jones, Diane Leaver, Lena 



Medals 

Ruth Caven Memorial Medal — 
Scholarship — Form IV — Carol 
Jean Merritt, Mary Lou Farmer. 
Governor- General’s Medal- 
Form V — Joyce Dibblee. 

Jean Hume Memorial Medal for 
Leadership— Patricia Marriner. 



Calendar 



September 

7th — Opening Day. 

14th — Promenade Concert. 

12th — Gathering of the Clans. 
29th — Initiation of the New 
Boarders. 

October 

1st — Miss Kathleen Nicoll. 

6th — Thanksgiving Week-End. 
11th — Yehudi Menhuin. 

13th- — Old Girls’ Basketball Game. 
15th — Dr. Smart. 

1 6 th — * ‘ Brigadoon . ’ ’ 

18th — Installation of Prefects. 
19th — Basketball — B.H.S. at 
Moulton. 

20th — Fourth Form Plays. 

23rd — Basketball — Havergal at 
B.H.S. 

24th— Basketball— B.H.S. at 
Havergal. 

27th — Hallowe’en Masquerade. 
29th — Miss Hilda Johnson. 

30th — Ramabai Week. 

31st — Basketball — Moulton at 
B.H.S. 

November 
1st — Malcuzynski. 

2nd— Basketball— B.H.S. at St. 
Clements. 



3rd- — Fifth Form Plays, 

5th — Mr. Peter Letchford. 

6th — Basketball — St. Clements at 
B.H.S. 

9th— Basketball— B.H.S, at 
Bishop Strachan School. 

10th — Free Week-End. 

15th — -Royal Winter Fair. 

1 6 th— Basketball — Bishop 

Strachan School at B.H.S. 

24th — Movies of Mexico. 

28th — The Toronto Symphony 
Orchestra, 

December 

1st — Miss Read’s Christmas. 
(Scottish) Dinner. 

8th — Christmas Dance. 

10th — Carol Service. 

15th — Christmas Holidays. 

January 

8th — Beginning of Winter Term. 

12th — Skating Party. 

18th— Sadler’s Wells Ballet. 

19th — Miss Read’s Dance. 

21st — Miss Kenyon. 

23rd — The D’Oyley Carte Opera — 
“The Gondoliers.” 

24th — The Alumnae Bridge and 
Canasta Night. 

27th — Skiing' at Collingwood. 



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28th — Mr. Justice John E. Read. K 
29th — Ice Follies. 



February 
10th — Free Week-End. 

13th — Prefects’ Installation. 

14th — “The Marriage of Figaro.” 
15th — Lecture on Skiing. 

16th — Debate — B.H.S. vs. U.T.S. 
23rd — Visit of the Laurel School. 
24th— “Henry IV.” 



March 

11th — Mrs. George Weppler. 

12th — Skating Carnival. 

13th — Inter-School Badminton and 
Bowling Meet at St. Paul’s 
Church. 

16th— “Dear Ruth.” 

21st — Easter Holidays. 



April 

2nd — Beginning of Spring Term. 
8th — Miss Forsythe. 

13th — Third Form Plays. 

20th— “The MOD.” 

21st — Alumnae Dinner. 

27th — Free Week-End. 

28th — Second Form Plays. 



May 

1st — Senior Choir Concert. 
6th — Rev. Henry Hawkin. 
7th — Inter-School Swimming 
Meet. ' 

8th — Junior Chon* Concert. 
24th — Sports Day 
25th — Graduation Dance. 



June 

1st — Strawberry Festival. 

3rd — Closing Service in Rose- 
dale Presbyterian Church. 
7th — Junior Prize Giving, St. 

Andrews Church. 

8th — Senior Prize Giving, St. 

Andrews Church. 

8th — Garden Party, Readacres. 



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OUR ALBUM OF GRADUATES 



PREFECTS 

Ellen Avigdor — Bibi is our most efficient School 
Librarian. One half of the Ge'.man class, she 
excels in this subject. Noted for her good 
humour, her serenity, and the drawings in her 
notebook (I), Bibi is headed for Art and 
Archaeology at "Vic" next year. (No, she does 
NOT play bridge 1 !) 



Johanna Broughatl — Loyal, hard-working Joey has 
been a pillar of the school for ten years. She 
is the capable Advertising Editor of "The Slogan," 
our Eaton's Representative, and still has time 
to make us laugh. Next — nursing at the Sick 
Children's. Best of luck, Joey! 



Charlotte Campbell — Our demure blonde from VB 
can always be heard chuckling at Ally's lunch- 
time jokes. She is noted for her cheery 
"HELLOOO there!" which daily resounds through 
our halls. A loyal prefect and chieftain of the 
Campbell Clan, Char intends to enter the 
nursing profession. 



Jocelyn Campbell — Watching the quick play of 
expressions on Josie's countenance as she tells 
one of her amusing stories has endeared this 
prefect to all her schoolmates. A vivacious 

actress and an active member of the Modern 
Dance Group, her future plans include the 
Physio-Occupational Therapy Course at Varsity. 



Eve Cassels — Eve is a guard on the First Basket- 
ball Team, school badminton champion and an 
Opheleo member. Her summer is to be spent 
as a counsellor at camp. After that Eve is not 
sure what she will be doing — but whatever she 
does is bound to be done well. 



Sally Jane Dibblee — How can we do justice tc„ 
this dynamic personality in only a few words? 
Lynn is President of the Betta Kappa, a guard 
on the First Basketball Team, and an avid theatre 
fan. As acting is her first love, she plans to 
study Dramatics at Columbia next year. 



Anna Lea Elderkin — Our energetic Chieftain of 
the Scott Clan and Vice-President of the Opheleo 
is the contribution of the sunny south. Her 
favourite pastimes are archery, badminton, and 
trigonometry. "Anne" plans to take her sweet 
disposition and mathematical brain to McGill, 
where we wish her every success. 



Mary Lue Farmer — lue is always surprising us 
with a new talent. She is Supervisor of Station 
B.H.S., a member of the Gym and Debating 
Teams, and of the Senior Choir. Her form of 
spring fever this year was measles! Future . . . 
Soc. and Phil, at Varsity. 



Ann Gilday — Ann has that indescribable some- 
thing that makes her such a splendid Head Girl! 
Quiet but full of fun, she has a friendly word 
and a smile for everyone. Her interests are in 
music and sports in which she excels. Ann is 
going to be a nurse and a very good one, tob. 
We know. 



Geraldine Jephcott — "Gerry", the prefect with 
a twinkle in her eye, is the envy of VA for her 
amazing marks and Florida tan. As Art Editor 
of "The Slogan" and our Simpson's Represent- 
ative, she has done a wonderful job. We wish 
her the best of luck in Art and Archaeology next 
year at Trinity. 




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PREFECTS 

Joan Mawhinney — A true listener at all times! 
Joan can always smile with you or console you. 
A Prefect, a guard on the First Basketball Team, 
an advisor on the Beta Kappa, and a member of 
the Gym Team, Joan has been a great asset. 
Future — Psychology at U. of T. 



Elizabeth McBurney — Liz, who comes from Niagara 
Falls, has spent several years at Branksome. A 
Prefect, she is a girl whom everybody loves 
for her friedliness and good humour. Her 
hobby is following the hockey games. Best of 
luck next year at Western, Liz. 



Claire McMullen — Always chipper is our "baby" 
Claire! She's the live-wire President of the 
Opheleo and is rarely serious except when 
campaigning. What a forward — what a gymnast 
— what a swimmer and tennis player! Physical 
Education is the next thing for Claire to conquer 
— but that should be easy! 



Carol Jean Merritt — C. J. is one of "those 
brains," and a great sports' enthusiast, too, 
noted for her constant good humour. Among 
her many activities are debating, gymnastics, and 
acting. Arts at University of Toronto next year? 



Mary Morgan — One of our most prominent 
actresses, Mary is well-known for her lyrical 
voice which has won her high honours in the 
Ontario Verse-Speaking Contest in the last five 
years and which is constantly heard on the 

"B.B.C." on Friday mornings. Future Soc. 

and Phil. (?) at U. of T. 



Allison Roach — This industrious Prefect has kept 
us chuckling for years. Noted for her stellar 
performances in plays and on the First Basketball 
Team, she is Photography Editor of "The Slogan" 
and Secretary-Treasurer of the Opheleo. Ally 
plans to study English at 'Vic," where she 
should be a great success. Charge! 



Frances Stone — Frankie's cheery smile makes her 
a welcome member of any group. Best known 
for her lovely singing, this friendly Prefect from 
Pt. Edward (Sarnia!) hopes to take nursing next 
year. What will we do without our Frankie? 



Marian Wallace — This energetic and dependable 
Prefect can always be counted on to 
lend a willing hand at any time. Sports 

editor of "The Slogan," and a sports enthusiast, 
her good advice and keen sense of humour are 
most appreciated. See you at U. of T. next 
year, Wally! 



Gilda Walwyn — Bright and cheery Gil is always 
able to make us laugh! Prefect, Symphony Repre- 
sentative, member of the "Slogan" Committee, 
forward on the Second Basketball Team, she is 
much in demand. Next year we’ll find Gil study- 
ing Physio-Occupational Therapy at Varsity. 



Margaret Wansbrough — Secretary-Treasurer of the 
Beta Kappa, Captain of the Second Basketball 
Team, a member of the Tennis and Badminton 
Teams, Marg. enjoyed her week of boarding so 
much that she came back for more! Good luck 
at Varsity next year! 




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PREFECTS 

Mary Wilkinson — Mary is Captain of our First Basketball Team and Chieftain of the 
Ross Clan. We shall always remember her extraordinary sense of humour (! !), 
dramatic ability and love of sports. If Mary puts as much into her nursing, next 
year, as she has into her school, we envy the nursing school! 



V. ACADEMIC 



Susan Anderson — Sue is our representative from 
Ottawa. She is also a member of the Fifth 
Form's renowned bridge group and of the 
Glee Club and of The Opheleo. Next year, 
Sue plans to take an Arts Course at McGill. 



Mary Bawden — After school, Mary is usually to 
be lound following one of her favourite pursuits, 
skating or tennis, according to the season. With 
her boundless energy, Mary is a true lover of the 
country, and we wonder if she will forsake the 
city entirely in the future. 



Elizabeth Beattie — Liz is a member of the Opheleo 
and an "Original" of the Noon Bridge Club. 
She's often heard saying ruefully "I've got to 
start studying!" We just never can tear her 
away frorfi that Botany and Zoo! She will be 
at Normal School next year. 



Audrey Budgeon — Our friendly President of VA 
is always on the go. She is an active member 
of the MacAlpine Clan, the Opheleo Society 
and the Senior Choir. She continually raves 
about "The North," by which she means, of 
course, New Liskeard, Ontario, and vicinity. 
Next year she will go to Queen's 



Stella Chang — Good-natured and quiet, Stella is 
one of our House Proctors. But don't let that 
quiet exterior fool you — Stella can vehemently 
win an argument when she wants to! She intends 
to take medicine at U. of T. next year. There 
is soon going to be great progress in the 
medical world! 



Jacquelyn Fenton — Quiet and serious, but with 
an excellent sense of humour, Jackie found 
Islington too far away and became a "wild 
borderer" for two terms! A member of the 
Opheleo, this efficient Sub-Prefect will studv 
nursing at the Toronto Western Hospital. Good 
luck, Jackie! 



Judith Ferguson — Our lively newcomer from Oven- 
den is a keen skier. Judy has brightened many 
a gym class with HER interpretation of Scottish 
dancing. Her ambition ... to enter Fine Arts 
at McGill, where we are sure her fun-loving 
nature will be appreciated. 



Catherine Findlay — Sub-prefect, President of VB, 
chieftain of the MacLeod Clan, Catie is our 
harmonica-playing, bugle-blowing gal from 
Carleton Place! Always good-natured and gay, 
she is the girl who supplies the music at Sherb 
house parties. 




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V. ACADEMIC 

Margaret Fitzmaurice — Peggy came to us from 
Jamaica. Among her interests we find reading 
and stamp collecting. She kept Sherborne House 
supplied with interesting literature during the 
year. Good luck, always, Peggy, and bon 
voyage! 



Glenna Fletcher — Our wavy blonde of VA is a 
member of the Beta Kappa and the bridge 
enthusiasts. Is her favourite subject really 
Maths? Best : known expression — "Elizabeth" 
(usually to a departing figure!) Next year will 
will see Glenna in Nursing at Western Hospital. 



Katherine Gilehan — Want advice, sympathy, cheer- 
ing? Just go to the Secretary-Treasurer of VA. 
Kathy plans to study Occupational Therapy, and 
we know that anyone in her care will want to 
stay there. Best of luck, Kathy. 



Elaine Goodman — Elaine, who comes from 

Espanola, has been at Branksome for three years. 
She is a Beta Kappa Committee member. We 
shall miss her nice sense of humour. Her plans 
include a Physio-Therapy course at the University 
of Toronto. 



Barbara Goodyear — Barb rants and roars like a 
true Newfoundlander! This blonde member of 
the Betta Kappa is noted for her early morning 
serenades and is constantly "collapsing on her 
ear." We wish her the best of luck in nursing 
next year. 



Katharine Home — Kit comes to us this year from 
Ovenden, although her real stamping ground is 
Oakville. Although she has been with us only a 
short time, we shall miss her at Branksome. 
Kit's future is as yet undecided, but we know 
that she will enjoy whatever she undertakes. 



Judith Hotchkiss — This tall brunette, VB's Vice- 
President, is a most enthusiastic horsewoman, 
and that sleepy expression might well be 
attributed to a 6 a.m. canter! Judy's favourite 
expression is, "I'm afraid I won't be able to 
make it to-day, but . . ." Next year, Judy plans 
to study at Varsity. 



Betty Lapointe — Betty, who comes from Noranda, 
Quebec, is another member of our famous " 
"Northerners." With her sense of fun and her 
collection of amusing accents, Betty has been a 
most entertaining boarder at Sherborne House. 
We wish her luck in her training at Royal 
Victoria Hospital, Montreal. 



Lena Liu — One of China's contributions to B.H.S., 
Lena has certainly raised the academic standard 
of VA. As our Library Representative this 
year, she’s done an efficient job. Lena is an 
industrious and genial worker who, we’re sure, 
will succeed in S.P.S. at the University of 
Toronto. 



Betty McNiven — Our Wild West import from 
Victoria. Demure and quiet, except on nightly 
prowls or early in the morning, Betty is a 
skating enthusiast, renowned for her giggle. She 
will make a wonderful nurse, always kind and 
friendly. Best of luck with the Sick Children's, 
Betty. 




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V. ACADEMIC 

Mary Mitchell — This cheerful inhabitant of the 
top floor of Sherborne House can often be 
found knitting cable socks. She can also be 
found in the pool many a Friday night. Favour- 
ite topic — Montreal. Her future is linked about 
Macdonald. Best of luck, Mary. 



Jean Morice — Give this quiet Sub-Prefect a Job 
to do and it will be done — well done, and on 
time! Noted for her pleasant smile, Jean's chief 
interest is Skating — Skating — Skating! Future 
— Skating! 



Alaine Murray — Alaine is a newcomer from 
Lawrence Park this year. She is a true make- 
up artist and can be seen at any of our 
plays expertly dabbing grease paint on the 
actresses! Future?? 



Carole Perry — Carole is a Sub-Prefect and an- 
other Kingsway representative. When she is not 
running off to her dancing — an art at which 
she excels, she spends her time in the swimming 
pool! She is planning to study . Physical Educa- 
tion next year. 



Ruth Pidgeon— "I say, girls, did you see that 
Jaguar go by?" Ruthie, when not reading British 
motor magazines, listening to Opera, or amazing 
us with her knowledge of history, occupies her 
time writing for "The Slogan," acting, debating, 
or planting trees! Future . . . English and 

history at "Vic." 



Hilary Simister — Those who do not know her do 
not realize the fiery qualities that lie beneath 
that sweet, demure exterior. A ski enthusiast, 
Hilary hails from Port Burwell. We are sure 
that she will make a success of the nursing 
career that she has chosen. 



Mary Twibie — -"Twib" has done a tremendous 
job this year as Vice-President of the Beta Kappa 
and of VA, and as a Sub-Prefect. Her interests 
are sailing and swimming, but Twib is also known 
for her extraordinary spelling and for her will- 
power. Probable future — Home Economics at 
Varsity. 



Margaret Webster — A lively member of the Beta 
Kappa Committee Peggie loves wandering! She 
can often be seen taking off for Oakville or 
even Bjffalo. Pet aversion — Algebra? Gay and 
lively, Peggie may continue her scholastic career 
at the University of Toronto. 



Lois Wilson — A staunch member of the Beta Kappa, Treasurer of VB and a member 
of our Noon Bridge Club. Lois has not mastered Blackwood yet, but she's well on 
her way. Next year, Lois hopes she "ken" take a Secretarial Course. 




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V. ARTS 

June Bongard — This is "June Girl's" first year at 
Branksome. She is Northern's loss and our gain. 
June takes an active interest in sports and is a 
strong swimmer. Future — possibly further study — 
at Macdonald Hall. 



Margaret Bresnan — Our tall Michigander, known 
as "Dee Dee", is secretary of V Arts, a member 
of the Beta Kappa, and the life of the party. 
She would give all her wares to go to Michigan 
State. Good luck, Dee Dee. 



Ann Louise Cook — "Cookie" comes to us from 
Havergal. Her smiles and chuckles help to keep 
us bright and cheerful. Pet saying — "But Miss 
MacMurdo, couldn't you do it my way?" Pet 
aversion . . . collecting jazz records! Future . . . 
Cookie hopes to make nursing her career. 



Heather Cowie — Joining V Arts just before 
Christmas, Heather has been a welcome addition 
to the class. She is a member of the Opheleo 
Committee. Keenly interested in sports, she 
excels in badminton and golf. Good luck in 
whatever career you choose, Heather. 



Barbara Croft — A native of Toronto and a second 
generation Branksomite, Barbara has been in the 
school for two years. Interested in writing, 
Barbara has a flair for composition. We wish 
her the best of luck and success in the future. 



Olive Crombie — Olive has been at Branksome 
for six years. Her cheery smile helps brighten 
up the classroom and she tops the class in 
marks! Pet saying — "But Heather, we can't — " 
Pet aversion — doing it anyway! Future — Olive 

hopes to study modelling next year. 



Janet Dale — Known in the Sherborne House Class 
room as "Til," Janet is President of V Arts as 
well as a member of "The Big Seven." She 
hopes to make nursing her career, and we wish 
her every success. 



Mary Galbraith — Better known as "Skip," Mary 
is completing her fourth year at Branksome. 
Very fond of sports, especially of bowling and 
basketball, she is best known for her friendly 
smile. Although her future is undecided, we 
wish "Skip" the best of luck. 



Susan Illingworth — Moved and carried — "Wher- 
ever Sue is, the world smiles around her!" 
Our Bundle from Britain was a Library Repre- 
sentative, a Sub-Prefect, and a gymnast. De- 
velop a Canadian accent to take home with you, 
Sue! We send warmest greetings with you to 
all our friends acros the sea! 



Janice Jones — "Bones" came to us from Forest 
Hill three years ago. She shows an interest in 
sports and is an able badminton player. As 
yet Jan's future is undecided, but we all wish 
her the best of luck. 




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V. ARTS 

Lorna Keene — This energetic member of the Beta 
Kappa Committee comes from Oakville and is 
noted for her bubbling personality. Although 
she is an Art enthusiast, Lorna enjoys flinging 
herself over the apparatus in gym class. We 
wish her the best of luck in Art and Designing 
next year, 



Jane Lightboum — Jane hails from Bermuda and 
is one of the island's enthusiastic water skiers. 
Always willing to help, she possesses a won- 
derful school spirit. Jane plans to continue 
her education at the Boston College of Fine Arts. 



Anne Matthews — This Opheleo member came to 
Branksome from Guelph three years ago. Her 
favourite sports are skiing, swimming and tennis. 
Anne is also a lover of dogs, singing, camping 
and travelling. If you ever need an efficient 
nurse, call her any time after 1954! 



Betty Anne Rough — This is Betty Anne's second 
year at Branksome, where she has won many 
friends. Pet saying — "Stop everything!" This 
member of "the Big Seven" has hopes of be- 
coming a prominent horsewoman. 



Maureen Senior — Moe has been at Branksome for 
ten years. This travelling student is with us only 
two terms each year because she is tied up "on 
ice." Destination Olympics! 



Katharine Smith — "Katy" may sometimes be 
observed in the thick of traffic between Toronto 
and Guelph. This active member of the Beta 
Kappa Committee enjoys wakening roommates 
early in the morning. This summer will see 
her taking part in water skiing events in Europe. 
New York next autumn? 



Elizabeth Tubby — Liz is one of "The Big Seven" 
and a member of the apparatus group. Can 
be seen on Monday morning wandering around 
in a daze! She is going to Europe this summer 
and expects to attend Macdonald Hall in the fali. 



Jo Anne Warwick — Jo is a travel-lover from 
Blenheim, Ontario. Among her many interests 
are sailing, photography and hockey. Her 

"bit of wit" and her "I've got news for you" 
will long be remembered by her class-mates. 
Future — College? 




Lorraine Watson — Our petite actress comes from Midland and is Vice-President of 
V Arts. Peg is famous for her cheerfulness, Wednesday night visitors, photography, 
and swimming. With that smile, sbe is sure to succeed in whatever she does. 




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V. COMMERCIAL 

Margaret Alexander — A Branksomite of some 
years standing, our cheerful little Peggy seems 
to be thinking of Grimsby. A member of V 
Commercial, she hopes to become a private 
secretary eventually. More power to you, Peg. 



Barbara Annand — Barbie Sue, a member of the 
"Big Four" hails from Halifax. Her fortune 
seems to point to a return there, and to Steno- 
graphy? Barb’s "Oh, I'm so worried," is often 
heard — especially when giving Toni waves, or 
when there isn't any mail. 



Joan Ashworth — who hails from Peru, is an 
Opheleo committee member and secretary- 
treasurer of V Commercial. After four years 
at Branksome, Joan leaves us to return to Peru, 
where she intends to make her career. We know 
she will succeed. Bon Voyage, Joan. 



Joan Benson — A member of Beta Kappa commit- 
tee, comes from Picton. We know that she will 
succeed in whatever she may do, especially after 
her experiences in the "Big Four" and in V 
Commercial, of course! Joan plans to go to 
MacDonald Hall next year. 



Joan Evans — This gay Vice-President of V 

Commercial (in the 80 per cent category) is 
full of northern sunshine. Joan comes from 
Espanola and her destination is Kingston. The 
fact that Queen's is there has nothing to ao 
with the case. 



Audrey Finch — A peppy girl from a variety of 
places, including St. Thomas. A member of the 
"Big Four" and a camp-lover, she has many 
talents. With her sense of humour and her 
friendliness, Audrey will do well in the future, 
we are sure. 



Joyce McMillan — When not talking to Winona, 
Joyce is found calling "Seatmate." She comes 
from Georgetown and expects to return there. 
With her ukelele and her wit combined, she 
makes much of the laughter of the "Big Four." 



Barbara Redpath — Barbara came to us from Law- 
rence Park Collegiate. She is Library Repre- 
sentative for V Commercial. Pet aversion — talk- 
ing to Mrs. Partridge on the telephone. Future 
— Office work. 



Margaret Ann Riley — Margaret Ann flew to us from Halifax in the autumn and has 
had a busy year in V Commercial. She has flown back during the holidays to see 
that everything is all right in "the Maritimes.". The best of luck on your return 
in June, Margaret Ann. 




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IMPRESSIONS OF A NEW TEACHER AT BRANKSOME HALL 

Talk given by one of the new members of the Staff at the Parents' 
and Teachers’ Meeting, Oct, 30, 1950. 

To a Scot, the name Branksome Hall brings to mind a spacious, 
rambling old house, set in a quiet countryside, possessing a dignity and 
charm of its own — a friendly atmosphere few could resist. 

And thus it was I found the modern Branksome Hall one cold day last 
March when I set out, with some trepidation, to have an interview with 
Miss Read. 

During the two years I had been in Canada, the profusion of tartan — 
particularly in Rosedale — struck me as rather a strange phenomenon. It 
is true that many Canadians believe that Scotland is full of people who 
have red hair, wear kilts and live sparsely on porridge and haggis. But 
nowhere in Scotland had I seen tartan worn as often and in such quantity 
as over here. 

And so that day in March it was all explained away. As I came out 
of Branksome Hall it seemed that things were less strange. Although this 
was Canada and this Branksome Hall was, according to our standards, 
fairly new, there was here that link with Scotland and her people that 
would make me feel welcome and at home. 

My teaching days have been spent mostly in city schools in Scotland. 
Some old, some modem — mostly in restricted surroundings, with noisy 
traffic in the immediate vicinity. The beauty of the Branksome grounds 
have great appeal. At Readacres the outlook from the many windows, 
changing with the seasons, the squirrels hurrying across the lawns and the 
occasional pheasant, the wide lawns and tall trees, the quiet corners, busy 
playgrounds — all in their own way contribute in the building of the 
children’s characters. Surely it is a unique situation — a country school 
right in the heart of a city. 

I believe that unless children are happy in school and a spirit of 
friendliness exists throughout, there is little a teacher can do successfully. 
The children must feel within themselves that the school welcomes them — 
is prepared to do its best by each one of them, while they in turn, by their 
diligence and striving together are helped along the road of life. 

This great spirit of friendliness and genuine love of school is an 
outstanding feature of Branksome Hall. One meets it everywhere from 
day to day and on many occasions among pupils of other days. This seems 
to be in no small way due to the efforts of the members of the teaching 
staff and their example of cheerfulness and fair play. Because of this I 
find the girls easy to get along with and enjoy their friendly chatter. They 
are so approachable. 

Yes, it is school, but school with a difference. School where girls 
study, where they have their likes and dislikes, where they are occasionally 
unhappy but mostly have too many interesting things to do. Where each 
child is an individual, and, best of all, a school where every girl feels at 
home. 



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FIRST FORM REPORT 

The first event of a busy year was the form picnic at Clansdale Heights 
late in September. We express our gratitude to our form teachers, Miss 
Boyes and Miss Bell, for making this excursion such a great success. 

Our form was well represented on the Fourth Basketball Team by 
Margot Thompson, Joyce McMackon, Sue Savage and Elizabeth Wilson. 
In the inter-form basketball game IB was victorious over IA and worked 
up to the semi-finals where it was defeated by VA. 

First form is especially proud of its room in the new building which 
was completed just before Easter. They are bright and cheerful and we 
think everyone will agree with us that the working conditions are much 
better. 

In a competition between the sections of forms I and II for the best 




CLASS PRESIDENTS 

First Row: Audrey Budqeon. Jean Wahlroth, Janet MacDonald, Ruth Griffin. 

Second Row: Janice McBride, Vonnie Davis, Mary Barnett, Margaret Ann Riley, Catherine Findlay, 

Judith Broome. 

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bulletin-board decorations, IB came out at the top with an old-fashioned 
Easter Parade scene. 

We visited the Harris Water Purification and Pumping' Plant on April 
10th, where we were taken on a tour of the beautiful building by guides 
who explained the process of purification and the uses of the various 
pieces of equipment. Many thanks to our science teachers, Miss Bell and 
Mrs. Anderson, for a very interesting and enjoyable afternoon. 

On May 4th our form presented three hilarious plays. A pantomime, 
“And the Lamp Went Out,” was produced by I A under the direction of 
Shelagh MacKenzie. IB chose two short plays: “Greek Meets Greek,” 

directed by Jane Hetherington, and “Mary Jane and the Census Taker,” 
which was directed by Joyce McMackon. 

Janice McBride, IA’s President, was also the villain in the class play. 
Jane Morgan added to her duties as Vice-President the coaching of the 
class basketball team, and Joan Barrington, our heroine in the class play, 
is our secretary-treasurer. 

The President of IB, Judy Broome, and Joyce McMackon, Vice- 
President, are noted for their cheerful smiles and their way of managing 
things. Margot Thompson, who is the secretary-treasurer of IB, worked 
hard collecting money for missions during Lent with the result that IB 
came third in the contest, and Margot’s efforts were rewarded. 

For many of us, this has been our first year at Branksome, and through 
uie co-operation of our class-mates and teachers we have made it a very 
happy and eventful one. We are looking forward to many more years at 
Branksome in which we hope to play a larger part in the school activities. 



SECOND FORM REPORT 

This year has been a very busy one for all Second Formers. At the 
beginning of the winter term we moved from the Harrogate Classrooms and 
we now reside in state in the up-to-date new building. We settled down 
quite nicely after the first few novelties wore off — such as counting the 
number of holes in the soundproof ceiling. (There are 53,047) . 

We feel we owe a great deal to our form teachers, Miss Taylor and 
Mrs. Anderson, and also to our hard-working form officers. We salute 
the Presidents, Janet MacDonald of IIA and Ruth Griffin of IIB. The 
Vice-President of the A form is Molly Hewitt, and of the B form, Carol 
Simon. IIA’s great success during Ramabai Week was due to the financial 
genius of the Secretary-Treasurer, Jackie Oldham. Jackie is also a very 
talented skater. Joyce Wilson of IIB was very successful as treasurer 
in her form. Our library representatives, Noreen Philpot and Ruth Ann 
Mellish, made sure that all library fines were paid. 

Basketball was popular this year and we were well represented on the 
fourth team by Joy Cassels, Shelagh Thompson, Jackie Oldham, Joan 
Engholm and Molly Hewitt. Judy Lovering was a star of the second team. 

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ski trails at least once at the farm or at Collingwood. The weather has 
been rather uncooperative for spring sports, but we manage to get out on 
the tennis courts or the baseball diamond between showers. So, with the 
exams ahead and rehearsals for the form plays under way we bring the 
second form scene up to date. 

I think you will agree with us that this has been a very happy and 
successful year for Second Form. 



THIRD FORM REPORT 

The whistle blew! The score was 24-16 and IIIA had carried away 
the Form Basketball Cup in the final game with VA and VB. Babs 
Thomson, Daphne Turpel, Sue Marshall, Mary Bradshaw, Marilyn 
McClaskey, Marilyn Foord, June Binnie, Wendy Simpson, and Nancv 
Currier made up the team which was captained by Babs Thomson. In 
IIIB there were also many basketball enthusiasts, the most energetic were 
Wendy Rogers, Marjorie Scott, Mamie Latimer, Joan Smith, Vonnie Davis, 
Betty Ashworth, Martha Macnab, Jean West and Lee McGillivray who 
were on the Form Team. 

Third Form had a good representation on school basketball teams. 
Daphne Turpel was on the Second Team, and Babs Thomson, June Binnie, 
Jean Wahlroth, Wendy Rogers and Janet Howard (captain) were on the 
Third Team. 

On April 25th, IIIB presented an amusing play entitled “Moya 
Manages.’ Moya was cleverly portrayed by Gloria McKenzie, Ron Simpson 
by Lee McGillivray, and Lady Simpson by Martha Macnab. Joan Smith 
was the director. 

“Variety is the spice of life,” at least IIIA thinks it is, for this year 
they they had a variety show instead of a play. Everyone in the class took 
part in “The Thing,” which was under the direction of June Binnie, Babs 
Thomson, and Jean Wahlroth. June organized “Highland Dancing,” Babs, 
“The Medley,” and Jean a song and dance routine, “One of the Roving Kind.” 
Betsy Krook was the master of ceremonies with the assistance of Mrs. 
Schaffter. After the show, a “shindig” was held in IIIA’s abode 



Form Officers IIIA IIIB 

President „ Jean Wahlroth Wendy Rogers 

Vice-President Sally Beauregard Vonnie Davis 

Secretary Betsy. Krook Joan Smith 



Library Representative: Janet Howard. Sandy Shaw 




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FOURTH FORM REPORT 

On the morning which marked the re-opening of school last September, 
rooms IV A and IVB were buzzing with excitement and have remained 
in this same state throughout the year. From that day school events 
and activities have whisked us through the busy months and now the year 
is almost at an end. 

In the early fall, we fourth formers, accompanied by our teachers, 
Miss MacNeill and Miss Craig, and the fifth formers, went on our annual 
picnic to Clansdale Heights and all had a gay time. 

The sports programme has been a heavy one and from the fourth 
form emerged with flying colours basketball enthusiasts Connie Stiles, 
Shirley Mair and Gwen Thomas, swimmers Lou Carnahan and Joan Archer, 
and badminton champion Peggy Porter. 

Our able form officers are : Presidents, Mary Barnett and Sonya Snyder 
who are obliged to answer to, “Who is the President in here?” the question 
of the irate teacher from the adjacent form ; Vice-Presidents, Wendy Wilson 
and Nancy Patten; Secretary-Treasurers, Judy Jephcott and Nancy Lyle, 



FOURTH FORM 

First Row: P. Porter, J. Jones, N. Patten, S. Mair, M. L. Carnahan, G. Purdy, J. Jephcott, B. Balmer, 

J, Archer, R. Barr. 

Second Row: N. Blythe, M. H. Swayne, C. Field, G. Laing, J. Smith, N. Barber, W. Large, S. Lyon, 

M. Chamandy, J. Wilson. 

Third Row: M, McGinn, M. Barnett, G. Thomas, A. Vale, M. Moore, H. Finnemore, E. Rich, N. Hinchcliffe 
Fourth Row: E. Thomson, J. Kerr, N. Lockhart, C. Stiles, M. Courtney, J. Davidson, M. Hambledon, 

I. Longfield, J. Rice a C. Godwin. 

Fifth Row: S. Smith, D. Sparks, M. Green, S. Drennan, S. Snyder, J. Logie, N. Lyle, J. Cosgravc, 

B. Thomson, J. Farewell. 

Absent: V. Frost, J. Cope. W. Wilson, J. Laurence, G. Cowie, F. Matthews, M. Mitchell. 



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whose hue and cry is “Ramabai,” or “Will the monitors please dean the 
boards at least once this week?” and Library Representatives, Rita Barr 
and Lou Carnahan. 

Two very entertaining plays were produced this year: “The Spinsters 
of Lusche” and “The Bathroom Door” under the direction of Judy Jephcott 
and Shirley Mair. Starring in these attractions were Vyvyan Frost, Joy 
Logie, Mary Barnett, Anne Vale, Joan Archer, Sonya Snyder, Peggy 
Porter, Nancy Lyle, Georgina Laing, and Lou Carnahan. We are also proud 
of Mary Barnett, Rita Barr, Vyvyan Frost and Ann Vale for their perform- 
ances in the school play, “Dear Ruth.” 

On Friday, April 9, we held our form party at the home of Vyvyan 
Frost. Now Strawberry Festival time is close at hand and we know it 
will be a wonderful affair (especially the strawberries!) 

We would like to wish Mary Barnett a “bon voyage” on her Garfield 
Weston trip to Britain this summer, and a special get-well wish to Vyvyan 
Frost. 

See you next fall, Branksome ! 



ARTS AND COMMERCIAL 

Here we are, the mighty three — Five Arts, Five Commercial and 
Four Arts. Our activities for the school year have been so many, a page 
gives scarcely enough room to record them. (Oh! how did that get in 
there?) However, through the Home Economics Class we have found 
sporting strength, and through the Commercial Class, Guidance. (In 
business matters, that is) . 

At the beginning of the year we played basketball a great deal. 
Although we did not come out on top, it was a lot of fun, and we tip 
our hats to the winners. 

Our Gym Demonstration, held in April, brought forth some of Five 
Art’s and Five Commercial’s hidden talents. The Scottish and English 
dances and Apparatus Display created quite a commotion. The classes 
deserve a lot of credit and are to be congratulated, but it is Miss Gilbert 
who deserves the “pat on the back,” and we most certainly thank her. 

On Parent’s Night, Five Arts displayed Interior Decoration and 
History of Art in Five “A” and “B”. Handicraft work was exhibited also, 
and the food eaten at the Dinner was made by the Arts Forms. 

Not only Five Arts worked on this project. Four Arts had an excellent 
display of Sewing, Posters, and Cooking. 

The Form Officers of Five Arts: President, Janet Dale; Vice-President, 
Peggy Watson; Secretary-Treasurer, Margaret Bresnan, and Library 
Representative, Susan Illingworth, were a great asset to the Form. 

Five Arts came first in the Lenten Collection, getting the money in on 
the first day, thus earning a free period (which they never received). Four 
Arts came second, therefore deserving much credit, which we give you. 

Our President of Four Arts, Bunnie Thomson, and her executive, 



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Vice-President, Marilyn Chamandy, Secretary-Treasurer, Gail Gowie, and 
Library Representative, Isobel Long-field, did a great job throughout the 
year and we thank them very much. 

Margaret Ann Riley, President of Five Commercial, and her supporters, 
Vice-President, Joan Evans; Secretary-Treasurer, Joan Ashworth; and 
Library Representative, Barbara Redpath; will always be remembered 
for the last words each day: “Don’t forget to clean up the classroom, and 
DON’T forget the wastepaper baskets in the Typing Room.” They were 
wonderful Form officers, and we wish them luck always ! 

It goes without saying how much our Form Teachers have contributed 
to make this year such a success. Mrs. Partridge deserves a medal for 
her great patience and understanding, and most of all for her most helpful 
guidance. Our lives depend on ourselves most of the time, if we succeed, 
but it will be through her guidance, that our success will last. 

Mrs. Perry, with her “Bit of Wit”, her accent, and most of all her 
understanding, has made this year a most enjoyable one for us all. Many 
thanks go to her from Five Arts. 

Miss MacMurdo as Form Teacher of Four Arts receives most hearty 
“thanks” from one and all. 

FIFTH FORM REPORT 

Let us catch a glimpse of the Fifth Form class room at Branksome 
Hall during the lunch period. The room is like a beehive . . . Buzz, Buzz, 
Buzz. Two people argue vehemently about the Basketball Team. Two 
other kilt-clad lassies recoil painfully (result of gym class), as they are 
approached with an appeal for funds. The stampede of boarders released 
from lunch brings girls absorbed in letters, who are interrupted by the 
Head Girl, popping her head through the door to remind the class of a 
meeting. 

Yes, we are a busy group, but not only at lunch time. The play, “Little 
Women,” produced under Ruth Pidgeon’s able direction, was supported by 
various up-and-coming actresses of the Fifth Form. 

Our Basketball Team was defeated by only a slim margin in the semi- 
finals. Elsewhere in the field of sport, Marg Wansbrough and Eve Cassels 
shone brightly as badminton stars. 

Mary Lue Farmer and Carol Jean Merritt were first-rate debaters in 
the contest against University of Toronto Schools. 

Mary Morgan shone in the Verse Speaking Contest, and with other 
members of our class made us proud of the school play. 

From far away places come Peggy Fitzmaurice, Betty McNiven, 
Barbara Goodyear, Betty Lapointe, and of course our two favourites, Lena 
Liu and Stella Chang. 

We have two very capable Presidents in Audrey Budgeon and Cate 
Findlay. Under the guiding hands of Miss Phillips and Miss Sime, and 
with the co-operation of the ever-ready staff, we have had a happy year 
that we shall not readily forget. 



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Branksome Notes 

THE NEW BUILDING 

How true it is that no group of 
people can stand still — it must 
move forward or decline. It is a 
foregone conclusion, therefore, that 
Branksome as usual forged ahead 
this year. Probably the most no- 
ticeable sign of this progress was 
the slow but sure erection of a new 
building to house the first and sec- 
ond forms. 

It is a long low structure at- 
tractively tucked behind Harrogate 
House facing the garden (lucky 




people!) The rooms are very mod- 
ern with the latest type of ceiling 
insulation, lighting, and arrange- 
ment of windows. Everything is 
glisteningly new and trim. Alto- 
gether it is an addition of which 
Branksome may be justly proud. 



DID WE GET USED TO IT? 

Your editor has been reading an article in last year’s “Slogan,” 
optimistically entitled, “We’ll Get Used to It.” “It” refers, of course, to 
the new traffic artery, the Mount Pleasant Extension, which has extended 
itself between two of our school properties. 

Well, the mud is gone, and the pneumatic drills. The explosive 
sound of machinery has been replaced by the dull roar of cars, the irate blast 
of horns, and the scream of tortured rubber as a rush-hour driver loses 
his duel with the motorist next to him. The “cheerful gangs of workmen” 
have been replaced by cheerful gangs of policemen ; motorcycling about in 
the maelstrom, waving their little black books. 

When the “perilous passage” was finally opened and the pack of 
machines unleashed, something obviously had to be done about the street 
crossing. Miss Read’s battle to get the traffic lights, her conferences with 
the Traffic Department, her trips to City Hall, will long be remembered 
by the contending parties. We complain about waiting for the lights to 
change, but think of the good practice for the mathematics students, in 
trying to calculate how many vehicles go by per minute. 

Seriously, what has the new road meant to Branksome? The Junior 
School has acquired a new home on the spacious Readacres property. 
Forms I and II are housed in a new and up-to-date building. Advantages, 
really, and the disadvantages are negligible. “Getting used to it” has been 
no problem at all. We can sincerely agree with last year’s “Slogan” that 
there is no reason why changes necessary to progress should affect “Brank- 
some’s traditional tranquility.” 



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A VISIT FROM THE LAUREL SCHOOL 

At 7.45 on Friday morning*, April 23rd, a number of sleepy but 
enthusiastic volunteers from Branksome stormed Union Station to greet 
the eagerly awaited visitors from the Laurel School of Cleveland, Ohio. 
When the train finally came in at 8.40, our worries about missing our guests 
disappeared. There they were — en masse. 

We introduced ourselves and drove to school, where the visitors 
were welcomed by Miss Read and a cheering crowd of girls, waving the omni- 
present Clan standards. The Laurel girls, accompanied by a staff member, 
Miss Maude Tomlin, were introduced individually to the school at Morning 
Prayers. 

At noon, the Robert Simpson Company gave a group of Branksome 




Fun With the Laurel School 



girls and their visitors lunch in the Arcadian Court. After dinner at the 
school, there was a basketball game between hostesses and guests and the 
dancing of Scottish reels, in which “The Dashing White Sargeant” figured 
prominently. With the Branksome Honours the evening’s fun was over 
. . . but not entirely. “Feasts” were held in Sherborne and Main Houses. 

Features of Saturday’s entertainment were tea at St. Andrew’s College 
in Aurora, and dinner and a sing-song at the school farm. 

Sunday morning was our usual one, with attendance at church and 
dinner at the school. Mrs. Gilday, our Head Girl’s mother, gave a delightful 
tea for the Laurel School girls and the Branksome seniors in the afternoon. 

After the Sunday evening service, our guests left to return to Ohio. 
Our worries about missing them arose again. We would miss them. 



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Activities . . . 

THE GATHERING OF THE 
CLANS 

The old Scottish tradition of the 
gathering of the clans is kept at 
Branksome where the clan meet is 
held annually. September 22 
marked the opening of sports for 
the school year. Due to rain, the 
Clan Meet was held in the gym- 
nasium, instead of on the spacious 
fields of Readacres. 

After keen competition in run- 
ning, hopping and skipping races, 
the Douglas Clan marched off with 
top honours — and the cake! 

During the school year there is 
keen competition among the clans 
in swimming, basketball, volley 
ball, badminton and bowling. At 
the end of each year the clan win- 
ning the most points for these 
games receives the clan standard. 
The Scotts proudly carried off the 
standard last year and all eight 
clans are working hard for top 
honours in 1950-51. May the best 
clan win! 



THE CAROL SERVICE 

On December 10th, the last Sun- 
day in the fall term, the triumph- 
ant chorus of “Masters in This 
Hall” began our traditional carol 
service in St. Andrew’s Church. 

This year, a slight change in the 
program seemed to make it even 
more beautiful than before. It was 
divided into two parts — the first 
entitled “Carols Old and New,” an 
effective collection of carols from 
all ages and many countries and 
the second entitled “The Christmas 
Story in Pageant and Song !” The 
touching picture of the angels, the 
sweet mother and the Child com- 
bined with the soft strains of 
“Sleep! Holy Babe!” left an im- 
pression on all our minds which 
was not soon to be forgotten. It 
seemed to make the life of Christ 
more real to us. 

Great appreciation and thanks 
are due to Mrs. Coutts and to Mme. 
Perry for their hard work and un- 
tiring effort in this service. 





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DEBATE— B.H.S. vs. U.T.S. 

On February 16th, Branksome renewed her annual debate with 
University of Toronto Schools, to the delight of a gymnasium full of eager 
listeners. 

The subject was indeed a controversial one — “Resolved That Chivalry 
Is Dead.” 

The Branksome team — Ruth Pidgeon, Carol Merritt, and Mary Lou 
Farmer, fought hard on the affirmative side. 

The U.T.S. team, consisting of Bill Corcoran, Michael Shoemaker, 
and Michael McKeown, supported the negative. Scott Simons of U.T.S. 
made an admirable chairman. 

The boys managed to prove their point fairly early, by helping the 
girls with their chairs whenever possible, offering them glasses of water, 
and standing when the judges appeared on the scene. 

While Ruth Pidgeon and Carol Merritt were extremely good in bringing 
out their points, we feel that Mary Lou Farmer, with her “sincerity, 
conviction and humour”, (Maclean’s Magazine, 1950), deserves special 
mention. 

Michael McKeown, the last speaker for the negative, shocked everyone 
by announcing that U.T.S. (motivated by chivalry, of course), conceded 
the debate. After much applause, however, he resumed his argument, to 
give U.T.S. the victory. 

DRAMA REPORT 

Although scheduled for March 2nd, the school play was not held 
until March 16th because of ’flu in the city. This year we did Krasna’s 
“Dear Ruth” and it was a tumultuous success ! Miss MacNeill and Miss Sime 
had done their usual excellent job of directing. The prompter, Katherine 
Smith, was faithful and patient, while the incredible work of Miss Gilbert 
(and her crew) on properties left us both amazed and grateful (home- 
made forsythia!) 

Mary Morgan and Vivian Frost in the leading roles of Ruth and Bill 
were a convincing pair, the victims of the letter-writing “villainess” 
amusingly played by Ruth Pidgeon. Allison Roach gave a well-sustained 
and brilliant performance as Father, ably supported by Peggy Watson as 
Mother. Mary Barnett brought down the house as the deluded Albert who 
was always left holding the bag! Ann Vale and Carol Jean Merritt as 
Martha and Chuck made a happy (and handsome!) pair. Rita Barr as 
Dora and Mary Lou Rennicks as Harold Kobbermeyer held their own very 
well also. As usual both cast and audience enjoyed this annual event. 



BETA KAPPA REPORT 

October 27, 1950. 

Dear Diary: 

What a day ! All of us witches on the Beta Kappa were stewing over 
our cauldrons today, preparing a brew for a night of entertainment. The 



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gym was decorated for our annual Hallowe’en Square Dance. With all 
those black cats, witches and skeletons glaring down at us from the walls, 
everybody had to kick up her heels and have a good time. Before the 
dancing started, anyone with talent climbed onto the stage to perform — 
but without a doubt the staff’s skit was by far the best. No one could 
lead our symphony orchestra better than Sir Ernest MacMillan, except 
Miss Read ! — and no one could sing better than Lois Marshall except Mrs. 
Me Lei an ! 

December 8, 1950. 

Dear Diary: 

I haven’t written for a long time, but now here’s something to write 
about — the Fourth and Fifth Form Dance ! The downstairs of Sherbourne 
House was all changed around, (I still can’t figure out where everything 
went) . Two big Christmas trees, bien decore, and other smaller ones, the 
balloons and streamers, created quite a Christmas atmosphere. Aside from 
a fuse blowing so that the coloured lights couldn’t go on, everything was 
fine. Sandwiches and cookies, coffee and cokes were served by candlelight. 
Thanks to Joey Broughall we were able to get Eaton’s Bandbox to come 
and play for us. It’s always disappointing when evenings like this end, 
isn’t it? 

January 19, 1951. 

Dear Diary: 

It’s rather late to be writing now; so I’ll not make this very long. 
If I ever see another balloon again, I think I shall turn into one ! People 
were blowing up all day long — the balloons that is! As we had for the 
Fourth and Fifth, prizes were presented for spot dances, etc., but we saw 
to it that the winners had to work for them. We certainly feel very 
grateful to Miss Read for all that was done for us. A new and wonderful 
way of serving a light supper was initiated this year, and I think that 
everyone agrees that it was very atmospheric. Ooh, I am tired. Jack 
Fowler certainly inspired me to make the round of the dance floor. 

Well, probably nothing interesting will happen until the Grad Dance 
in May, so I guess that will be my next entry. I’m certainly looking 
forward to that ! 

LYNN DIBBLEE, 

President. 



OPHELEO REPORT 

Although we always seem to be asking you for money, we really do 
appreciate your co-operation, and on behalf of the officers of the Opheleo 
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your great 
assistance in our campaigns. A special vote of thanks goes this year to the 
Junior School, who did a really wonderful job, and to our many loyal 
supporters outside Branksome. 



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During* the past year we have sent our annual subscription to the 
Ramabai Mission, and at the Manmad Mission we have supported our 
teacher, Clarabai, and our orphan, Sakuntala, Then our yearly subscription 
has gone to the Branksome Hall bed at the Ludhiana Hospital in India. 
The Shantymen’s Association, the Canadian Merchant Marine and Christian 
work among students in South America, Europe and China have also been 
sent donations as shown by the Treasurer’s report. 

So once again we thank Miss Read, the Staff and the girls for the 
enthusiastic assistance you have given during the year, enabling us tc 
present this very fine report. 

claire McMullen, 

President. 

OPHELEO FINANCIAL REPORT 



Collected 

Oct. 30, 1950 — Ramabai Week $275.00 

Dec. 15, 1950— Carol Service 326.70 

Feb. 6, 1951— Lenten Collection 275.00 



$876.70 

Paid Out 

Ramabai Mission $200.00 

Support of Teacher Clarabai at Manmad 75.00 

Christmas Relief Fund 326.70 

Student work in Germany, South America and China 75.00 

Mission Work in Africa 25.00 

Support of Orphan Sakuntala at Manmad 50.00 

Shantymen’s Association 25.00 

Canadian Merchant Marine , 50.00 

Branksome Hall bed in Ludhiana Hospital, India 50.00 



$876.70 

ALLISON ROACH, 

Treasurer. 




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THE MOD. 



The gym demonstration was pre- 
sented at 8 o’clock on the evening 
of April 20th. This year it was a 
gala affair, known as the “Mod,” 
because many of the events were 
distinctly Scottish in character. 

After Miss Gilbert’s introductory 
talk, the Modem Dance Group gave 
a graceful demonstration of their 
art. Then the Fifth Form perform- 
ed in English country dances. Next 
came a well executed display of 
gymnastic talent, and after that, 
the most eagerly anticipated event 
of the evening — the justification of 
the name, “Mod”, the newly-learn- 
ed Scottish dances. 

The Scottish dances . . . the piper- 
playing “The Reel o’ Tulloch,” the 
whirling figures, made us feel for a 
moment that we had been set down 



in some ancient Scottish baronial 
hall! 

At the end of the evening, the 
Head Girl in full regalia, the Clan 
Chieftains with their standards, 
the Gym Team and the dancers, 
marched in, formed a square, and 
the Branksome Honours were 
given. The effect was thrilling, 
and the scene one that every girl 
will remember. The singing of 
“Auld Lang Syne” marked the 
close of our first “Mod.” We are 
grateful to Miss Gilbert, with her 
hard work and enthusiasm, for 
making this event an unqualified 
success. 



THE SENIOR CHOIR 

This year something new has 
been added to the life of Brank- 
some. Under the directorship of 
Mrs. Coutts the Senior Choir has 
been formed. The music is as 
varied as the voices, and we hope 
that the choir wil be maintained in 
the years to come. The first an- 
nual program will be on May 1st. 
May we take this opportunity to 
thank Mrs. Coutts for her help and 
inspiration. 

President — Frances Stone 
Vice-President — Joan Cosgrove 
Secretary — Anne Elderkin 



CALAMITY IN THE 
CLASSROOM 

She arrived all snizzles and 
sneezles, 

By noon was all shivers and 
freezles, 

She glanced in the glass, 

And there in a mass, 

All over her face were — the 
measles ! 



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REPORT ON RADIO BROADCASTS 



M. L. Farmer 



Due to the enthusiasm of Branksomites from first to fifth forms, the 
Branksome Broadcasting- Corporation can boast one of its most successful 
years. The year, 1950-51 was highlighted with many excellent broadcasts, 
a few of which were: “Napoleon the Third,” the story of that monarch’s 
attempted invasion of France; an informative talk on the origin of the 
Scottish dress; and, “A Common Scribbler,” the story of Charles Dickens, 
which was directed by our representatives in Form IV A. 

A special Christmas broadcast, “Midnight in the Stable,” by Elizabeth 
Goudge, was presented, featuring many of the familiar Christmas carols. 
The participants worked hard on this broadcast, cultivating French accents, 
and we feel it met with great success. 

In April, the accent of “The Deep South” prevailed as “A Spy of the 
Confederacy” was broadcast. This was the story of a, young Southerner, 
Sam Davis, who became involved as a spy during the Civil War in the 
United States. He was captured trying to pass a message on to his 
commander fighting in Tennessee, and was finally hanged as a spy. The 
broadcast ended with the strains of “Old Black Joe,” and the mopping of 
numerous eyes. 

With the aid of Miss MacNeill and through the co-operation and 
helpfulness of all its members, the “B.B.C.” has brought down the curtain 
on another enjoyable season. 



(WITH APOLOGIES TO POE) 

Once upon a school night dreary as 



! vuc. umroT To 



I studied weak and weary 




Over many French and Latin 
lessons of a plentious store, 



While I pondered, nearly napping, 



seemed to me I heard a rapping 
As of someone bold and strapping 



knocking on the hardwood floor. 
’Tis some Charleston fan as wing- 



ing, thought I as I heard the 
stamping, 



Only this and nothing more ! 

G. J. 



?.0 S IV\. 



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Sports Section . . . 




SPORTS AWARDS 1950 
Basketball 
Clan — MacGregor 
Form— IVA 
Swimming 

Senior — Wendy Rogers 
Intermediate — Claire McMullen 
Junior — Sue Savage 

Diving 

Wendy Rogers 

Badminton 

Singles — Peggy Porter 
Doubles — Vonnie Davis and Peggy 
Porter 

Volleyball 

Clan — Campbell 

Tennis 

Senior Singles — Mary E. Riddell 
Intermediate Singles — 
Vonnie Davis 

Doubles — Vonnie Davis and 
Frances Snetsinger 

Sports Day 

Senior (tie) — Ann Gilday, Carol 
Jean Merritt 

Intermediate — Joan Engholm 
Junior — Sue Savage 



100 Yards Dash — Joan Engholm 

Bowling 

Clan Award — Scott 



BADMINTON AND BOWLING 

Many times during the Winter 
term, Branksomites made their 
way to the bowling alleys and bad- 
minton courts at St. Paul’s Church. 
This year Branksome bowed to 
Havergal and Bishop Strachan 
School to take third place in the 
inter-school badminton tournament. 

Eve Cassels brought honour to 
the MacGregors by winning the 
singles in the Clan tournament, and 
Peggy Porter and Sue Savage 
teamed up to win the doubles for 
McLeod. 

Many girls took part in the bad- 
minton competition for the school 
championships this year. The 
singles tournament was won by 
Eve Cassels. Vonnie Davis and 
Peggy Porter again competed, to 
win the doubles for the second time. 

Bowling also aroused keen inter- 



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est about the school. Clan Bowling 1 
scores show the Scotts first, the 
McLeods second and the Campbells 
third. 

Bowlers representing Branksome 
in the inter-school competition were 
Daphne Turpel, Ann Gilday and 
Lee McGillivray. These girls were 
successful in bringing top honours 
to Branksome. 



SWIMMING 

Swimming started off with a 
bang-up splash this fall with many 
eager enthusiasts under the watch- 
ful eye of Miss Garneys, who made 
sure that everyone who went un- 
der, came up again. The competi- 
tion was brisk in the annual inter- 
class swimming meet with the Mac- 
Leods topping the list, closely fol- 
lowed by the Scott and the Mac- 
lean Clans. 

Royal Life Saving classes were 
started in the fall but will have to 
be completed this term as the pool 
was closed after Christmas. 



The Inter-School meet was slated 
for March 16th, but with so 
much ’flu in the air it was post- 
poned and will take place some time 
in May. Branksome, placing sec- 
ond last year, is looking forward 
to the 1951 competition with hopes 
held high. 

GOLF AND VOLLEYBALL 

Once again the Volleyball Tour- 
nament aroused the enthusiasm of 
all the clans. Every year this 
sport gains a great deal of support 
and this year was no exception. 
All the contestants worked hard, 
but the Rosses showed their su- 
periority by defeating the Clan 

MacGregor in the finals “ 

Something new has been added” at 
Branksome — Golf! On the first 
Friday after school opened in Sep- 
tember, the Inter-School Golf Tour- 
nament, reorganized by Miss Ada 
MacKenzie, was held at Thornhill. 
Bishop Strachan School took top 
honours, winning by one stroke 
over Branksome Hall with Haver- 




SWIMMING TEAM 

First Row: Joan Engholm, Jane Morgan, Sue Savage, Sandra Drennan. 

Second Rlow: Sheila Warren, Marjorie Bates. Janet Chisholm, Claire McMullen, Mary Wilkinson (captain). 
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gal, Saint Clement’s and Saint 
Hilda’s following respectively. 

The Branksome team consisted 
of Sonya Snyder, Janet Howard, 
Nancy Lyle, Joy Cassels, Judy 
Lovering and Eve Cassels. 

Janet Howard had the low score 
for the day — 103. Ask any one 
who knows — that is good golf in a 
Junior Tournament. 

We hope that this new talent 
that has been uncovered at Brank- 
some will not be buried again; the 
tournament was so successful that 
we feel it should be a yearly event. 

BASKETBALL REPORT 

Early in September, through 
wind and rain, basketball enthusi- 
asts were again found crowding 
the courts to try out for the school 
teams. After weeks of strenuous 



practice the four teams were chos- 
en, and under the able guidance of 
Miss Gilbert, another successful 
and exciting basketball season be- 
gan. 

The First Team played its best 
game against Havergal when 
Branksome emerged without a 
single foul . . . and victorious at 
that. Against Moulton, St. Clem- 
ent’s and Bishop Strachan we were 
not so successful, but good sports- 
manship and hard playing made 
the matches interesting for players 
and spectators alike. 

The Second Team upheld Brank- 
some’s good name by winning two 
out of four games. The Third 
and Fourth Teams showed excep- 
tional promise, and we expect great 
things of them in the years to 
come. 

Another of the most memorable 




FIRST BASKETBALL TEAM 
First Row: Mary Wilkinson (captain). 

Second Row: Joan Mawhinney, Eve Cassells, Lynn Dibblee, Joan Archer, Allison Roach, Ann Gilday, 

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games was played by the Douglases 
and the MacGregors, competing for 
the Clan Cup. It was a close match 
all the way, and the score remained 
tied until the last minute, when 
Clan Douglas scored the winning 
basket and carried off the cup. 

The Inter-Form tournament was 
another interesting one and IIIA 
took honors by defeating Fifth 
Form. For shame, Graduating 
Class! Concentrating on studies 
too much ? 

The high light of the basketball 
season was the Old Girls Game. 
Miss Read entertained the Old 
Girls at a delightful dinner before 
the contest. The game was a well- 
fought one, but the First Team was 
defeated by the Graduates. 

On Friday, February 25th, the 
final game of the season was played 
against the Laurel School of Cleve- 
land, Ohio. Branksome won, but 
it was all so much fun that it is 
doubtful if anyone noticed who the 
victors were. 

All in all, this has been a very 
successful basketball season, thanks 
to Miss Gilbert and the girls who 
made it so. 

BASKETBALL TEAMS 
First 

Forwards — Mary Wilkinson, 
captain, Allison Roach, Joan 
Archer, Claire McMullen. 



Guards — Ann Gilday, Joan 
Mawhinney, Lynn Dibblee, Eve 
Cassels. 

Second 

Forwards — Margaret 
Wansbrough, captain, Ann Vale, 
Gilda Walwyn, Judy Lovering. 

Guards — Constance Stiles, 
Daphne Turpel, Gwynneth Thomas, 
Mary Galbraith. 

Third 

Forwards — Babs Thomson, Mary 
Lou Carnahan, Nancy Lockhart, 
Marjorie Bates, Jean Wahlroth. 

Guards — Janet Howard, captain, 
June Binnie, Wendy Rogers, Mary 
Barnett. 

Fourth 

Forwards — - Joyce McMackon, 
captain, Margot Thompson, Joan 
Engholm, Jaqueline Oldham, Ann 
Farmer, Suzanne Savage. 

Guards — Nancy Farewell, 
Pamela Smith, Molly Hewitt, 
Dianne Morice, Sheila Thompson, 
Joy Cassels. 




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Legamus! 



Translation From 
the Latin 



O FONS BANDUSIAE 
(Horace Odes. Ill, 13) 

0 fountain of Bandusia 
Thy water is so clear, 

Thy trickling streams so musical, 
Come all, bring sweet wine near ! 
Strew dainty flowers here ! 

Lo ! in the sunny morning, 

A gift shall we present, 

A kid with small horns budding 
For love and battle meant 
In vain ! To you he’s sent ! 

Warm blood will soon be mingled 
With thy pure waters chill, 

One of the herd so singled 
To praise thy tinkling rill, 

To bow before thy will. 

The fierce and' blazing Dog star 
Shall never vanquish thee, 

For wandering oxen from afar 
From heavy ploughs shall see 
Thy cooling comfort free. 

Thou wilt be a famous fountain 
For thy music swells my song, 
And from valley and from 
mountain 

My echo will go round, 

On people’s tongues resound — 



Of the leafy spreading oak-tree 
That above these rocks has grown, 
From whence thy tumbling 
bubbling sea 

Of purest water’s thrown, 

And they cooling spray is blown. 

THE HUNTING PARTY 

(Vergil — The Aeneid) 

Aurora, rising, leaves the sea, 

The sun beams forth upon the 
band 

Of chosen youth, as forth they 
come 

With hunter’s spears and snares in 
hand. 

Together thronging in a rush, 

With dogs Massylian horsemen 
ride, 

Without the portals of the queen 
The Carthaginian princes bide. 

The splendid horse with thunder- 
ous foot 

In regal colours of the train 
Now fiercely champs his foaming 
bit 

With proudly arched and flowing 
mane. 

In robe of purple clasped with gold 
The queenly Dido, wondrous fair, 
Midst surging crowds of people, 
comes 

A golden knot in her shining hair. 
The happy lulus and Phrygian men 
Move forward with that hero tall 
Aeneas, as he joins the queen, 

The handsomest man before them 
all. 

GERALDINE JEPPICOTT 
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NOCTURNE 



Out of the friendly, fire-lit room 
I stepped into the splendoured 



glare 

I missed the face of Him who 



night, 

And saw unending vistas loom — 
Air’s acres paralyzed with light. 

I watched star pinnacles ascend 
The roaming regions of the dark— 
Pillared pavilions, at whose end 
There lies the ghost-crewed 



miss — 

The caverned constellations stair 
Upon whose step my soul has trod, 
The pallid moon, locked in its lair, 
Have proved, if not shown me, 
God. 



spoke. 

Still, even though I lost the truth 
That lies abroad on nights like this, 
Still, though proud, not quite aloof, 
For certain things I could not 



sailing-bark. 

And blind with icy Grandeur’s 



stare, 

I heard the shadowed Lord invoke 
These faithless fires, and in the 



LYNN DIBBLEE 



WINTER DAY 



Today was an old woman with apples in her cheeks, 
Wearing a bright scarf and laughing; 

She rose up happy at the dawn, 

With basket swinging on her arm, 

To do the business of the day ; 

All through the hours she smiled and sang 
And warmed the hands of children in her own 
And carried laughter into empty lives ; 

Then, when her work was done 

She gathered up her things and homeward trudged 

Across the still, white fields of dusk. 



FOG 

But yesterday, here was a common street, 

Where trees stood sharply etched against a sky, 
Where children played at hopscotch on the walk, 

And carts with wooden wheels went rumbling by. 

Today, it is a strange unearthly spot 
Where frees are hidden in a dense gray shroud, 
Where children’s cries are choked and strangely still, 
And sounds of life are muffled in a cloud. 

Along this street I come with halting step 
Groping and stumbling in this world of chalk, 

Where thick damp mist creeps down inside my throat 
And footsteps make no sound upon the walk. 



PEGGY PORTER 



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Junior Activities . . . 




Basketball — During the fall our 
coaches, Claire McMullen, Mary 
Wilkinson and Mrs. Fleet, chose a 
basketball team. The players 
were: 

Forwards: Gill Cleather, Diane 
Cope, Janny Lovering, Barbara 
Hambly, Wendy Lockhart. 

Guards: Sue Strathy, Jane 

Magee, Kathy Broughall, Joanne 



lege and Bishop Strachan. 

Baseball — In the clan playoffs, 
the Bruce clan triumphed over the 
Grant clan. An all-star team play- 
ed Moulton College in the spring. 
The team players were : Sue 

Strathy, Gill Cleather, Diane Cope, 
Jane Magee, Linda Stearns, Janny 
Lovering, Gail Rideout, Kathy 
Broughall, Barbara Hambly, Joan 
Sanderson and Patsy Ireland. 



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Ping pong — Ping pong has be- 
come a favourite sport in the junior 
school this winter. Winners of the 
double tournaments were Sue 
Strathy and Janny Lovering 
(Grade 8), defeating Monica Orm- 
stein and Diane McPhail (Grade 6). 
Previously defeated were Irma 
Garcia and Joyce Sanderson (grade 
7), and Linda Young and Judy 
Jones (Grade 5). 

Singles were won by Janny 
Lovering, defeating Ruth McGee. 
Winner of the consolation tourna- 
ment was Irma Garcia. 

Skating at Varsity this winter 
and skiing at the farm were not too 
successful as the weather was not 
consistently good. 

We had a fall competition for 
running and standing broad and 



high jumping at Readacres. The 
picnic too, was a very happy event 
at the school farm. 

Mrs. Fleet arranged a Clan 
Sports Day in the senior gymna- 
sium in which members of the 
Bruce, Grant and Robertson clans 



JUNIOR CLAN CHIEFTAINS 

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took part. The Grant clan won the 
meet, Robertson coming second and 
Bruce finishing last. 



Swimming — Perhaps the great- 
est carry over activity of the school 
sports is swimming. In the spring, 
Junior, Intermediate and Senior 
Red Cross tests were passed. These 
included a written test on water 
safety knowledges as well as water 
skills. 



Bowling — Grades seven and 
eight were introduced to the game 
of bowling this year and excite- 




ment ran high as the days ap- 
proached. The champion to date 
is Jane Magee of Grade Eight. 




JUNIOR BASKETBALL TEAM 

First Row: B. Hambley, G. Cleather, L. Stearns (captain), J. Lovering, W. Lockhart. 
Second Row: J. Wayman, J. Magee. D. Cope, S. Strathy, K Broughall. 



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ALUMNAE 



THE BRANKSOME HALL ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Letter From The President 

On behalf of the Alumnae Association may I extend greetings to all 
Branksome Hall graduates. 

We are delighted to welcome members of the graduating class into our 
ranks. We hope that we will be able to present to you sufficient attractions 
that you will feel that you wish to be one of us. In turn, we hope, that 
through active participation, you will be able to contribute ideas and 
assistance to our Association. 

To graduates of all classes from the years 1903 to 1951 your Executive 
pledges itself in terms of sincere endeavour to present to you, through 
re-organization efforts, a stimulating and varied alumnae programme. 

Social and School friendships, loyalties and interest can be renewed 
by Alumnae Association membership. 

Our group would like you to join, participate and perform — please do ! 
Remember our Golden Jubilee in nineteen hundred and fifty-three ! 

BETTY WILLIAMSON iAYLER, 

President. 



ATTENTION ALL GRADUATES 

Join the Branksome Hall Alumnae Asociation now. For membership, 
information, or to advise of change of address, contact : 

The Alumnae Secretary — Mrs. T. Adam Hall (Louise McLaughlin), 
15 McGillivray Ave., Toronto, Phone HUdson 9612. 

The Slogan Representative — Ainslie McMichael, Branksome Hall, 10 
Elm Ave., Toronto, Phone Midway 6336. 



The Principal's Dinner for the Alumnae was held April 21st, and 
was much enjoyed by all. Miss Read spoke to the girls about the changes 
that had occurred recently and practical demonstrations, by present day 
girls, were given of a number of innovations. 

A business meeting followed, the President, Betty Williamson Tayler, 
being in the chair. Reports were read by Anne Woodrow Dignam, Janet 
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Officers for the year 1951-52 are as follows: 

Honorary President _ Miss Read 

President Betty Williamson Tayler 

1st Vice-President Janet Davidson Omand 

2nd Vice-President _ Margaret Withers 

Secretary Louise McLaughlin Hail 

Treasurer Anne Woodrow Dignam 

Scholarship Treasurer Edythe Hewitt 

Slogan Representative Ainslie McMichael 

Social Convenor _ Elizabeth Dickie 

Committee: Donalda Macleod, Isobel Adams McIntosh, Patricia Marriner, 
Carmen Fair Capon, Hazel Wilkinson Barrett, Shurly Dickson, Ann 
Gilday. 



Among those graduating from the University of Toronto, June, 1951, 
are Joan Candee, Anne Burton Smith, Margot Murray, Mary Craig, Joan 
Heise, Charlotte Keens, Ruth Alison and Joan Langlois, who was President 
of the Third Year, University College. Mary Beth Coutts is graduating 
from Western. 

Those who have just completed their first year at Varsity include Mary 
Lou Lyon, Hester Stronach, Rosalie McKinney, Wendy Aitken, Shirley 
Bates, Ann Cooling, Joan Hutcheson, Nancy Sanderson, Anne Thomson. 
Barbara Markham is at McGill. 

Patricia Marlow won the Aikens Scholarship in English and the Sir 
Gilbert Parker Scholarship in English Language and Literature in her 
third year, University of Toronto, June, 1950. Anne Burton Smith ob- 
tained the Simpson Scholarship in Philosophy, third year and Jean Catto 
headed the second year at Trinity and won the Provost Macklem Scholar- 
ship. Pass Arts. Millicent Hsiung is taking the pre-dental course at the 
University of California and Lucy Deck is at Wheaton. 

Patricia Hinchcliffe graduates this year from Mount Holyoke College. 
Ruth Fowler is in her second year at Edinburgh University. Diane Johnson 
is the social director of the Undergraduate Medical Women’s Association 
at Varsity. Corinne May hew is taking a course in medical Technology at 
Michigan State College. Molly McMurray who graduated in May from the 
School of Interior Decoration, New York City, has a position with Morgan’s, 
Montreal. 



Orde Skeeles Tuff is a member of the University Alumnae Dramatic 
Club and has taken part in a number of plays. She was Cecily Cardew in 
“The Importance of Being Earnest.” - Clara Farrell Brooks was re-elected 
President of the Kingston branch of Queen’s Alumnae. 

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of Education, King’s College, London. In August she drove 2500 miles 
through Denmark, Sweden and Norway. 

Janet White, Joan Pritchard and Peggy Seagram are at the College 
of Art, Toronto. At Macdonald Hall, Guelph, are Mary Elizabeth Black, 
Mary Ruth Crossin, Mollyann Clappison completing their first year and 
Barbara Sudden in second year. Sylvia Cavana is taking the Mothercraft 
Course. 

Jane Copeman, Janet Hutcheson, Jane Early and Marie Joyce graduat- 
ed from the Wellesley Hospital, June, 1950. Jane Copeman obtained the 
prize for proficiency in operating room technique. Jean Gillanders, Ann 
Lowndes, Claire Clark and Mary Avery are in training at this hospital. 
Mary Mihell and Joyce Steel have entered the Women’s College Hospital. 

Doris Badgley obtained the General Proficiency prize in her second 
year in training at the Kingston General. Francesca Harrison is a dietitian 
at the Royal Victoria, Montreal, from which hospital Christina Hodge 
graduated May, 1950. Lorna McFadgen is the social worker at Lambert 
Lodge. 

Theresa Goldie Faulkner addressed the school one morning explaining 
civic affairs fully and clearly. 

Jessica Wynne is with the Women’s Division of the United States 
Marine Corps and is stationed at Quantico, Va. 

Joan Chalmers is assistant editor of Canadian Homes and Gardens. 
Sylvia Thomson is assistant secretary to the Canadian General Manager 
of Elizabeth Arden. Jacqueline Craib and Beverley Galbraith have 
positions with insurance companies and Ann Chisholm is with Babson’s 
Reports, Toronto. Maxwell Stewart is secretary to the Toronto Manager 
of General Motors and Betty Taylor is a receptionist at the Sick Children's 
Hospital. Bonnie Taylor is with CKEY Broadcasting and Pamela Wilson 
has a position with Trinidad Leaseholds, Trinidad. Barbara Hodkinson 
is with the Bank of Montreal, Toronto, and Eleanor Beatty has a position 
with a branch of this bank at Acton. Mary Joyce Phelan has joined the 
Melville Travel Service as Travel Co-ordinator. Nancy Fairley is secretary 
to Miss Hamilton, the director of Camp Tanamakoon. Beatrice Drury and 
Beryl Draper have been running an antique shop, The Trading Post, most 
successfully for some years. 

Flora Macleod, Chief Librarian, Extension Library of the University 
of Alberta, was a nominee for Council of the Canadian Library Association. 
Flora has been prominent in library affairs in Alberta and was appointed 
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Board — an appointment still held. She was chairman of the committee 
which proposed the salary standard for Public Libraries in Canada, accepted 
at the Montreal Conference. 

Janet and Elizabeth Rally both have positions in Albany, N.Y. Elizabeth 
is secretary to the leading' pediatrician and Janet is in the office of two 
orthopedic surgeons. Dorothy McNiven has a position as a dental nurse in 
Toronto. Rosemary Miller is living in Vancouver and working for the 
Red Cross. 

Mary Powell Culver is living in Geneva, Switzerland and Marilyn Webb 
Piscopo in Rome. Helen Dorfman Barstow resides in Dedham, Essex, 
England, and Rosemary Akerman Roberts in Denbigh, North Wales. Vera 
and Elizabeth Black are in Hong Kong. Anne Blake Murphy is living 
in New York City and Enid Joseph Block on Long Island while Ann Beare 
Laver may be found in Ithica, N.Y. Mary Crouch Denton is making her 
home in Philadelphia. Clare Brown Harris is living in Los Angeles, she is 
busy looking after her home, husband and two young sons but finds time to 
continue her study of Psychology. Ann Terry Barclay is living in 
Hingham, Mass., and Ruth Mitchell Hamblett in Cambridge in that same 
state. 

Helen Davis McMillan, Mary Elizabeth White McNair and Anne 
Thoburn Fisher are domiciled in London, Ont., Meribeth Stobie Riley and 
Jean Wilkinson Harpham are in Montreal and Aileen Stinson Fraser in 
Ottawa. Charlotte Abbott has left the nation’s capital to live in Oshawa. 
Mary Van Wyck Haig has moved to Parry Sound and Margaret Wilkinson 
Death to St. Catharines. Judith Shoebottom Down’s address is Woodstock, 
Ont., and Jane Echlin Hutcheson is at home in Huntsville. Barbara 
Parker has a position in Yellowknife, N.W.T. Ella Lumbers now calls 
Winnipeg home and Jane Hill Sutherland is living in Edmonton. Josephine 
Benson Mossop is in Sudbury and Eleanor Wilson Drowley has left the west 
to live in Sarnia. 

Margaret Spafford Dean, Marilyn Jones Christopherson, Margaret 
Winans Elliott, Dorothy Strong Turner and Elizabeth Tusting Errington 
have come to Toronto to live while Joan Riddell and Elizabeth Busk are 
domiciled in Ontario’s metropolis for the time being. 

Ann Duff had two water colours hung in the Toronto Art Gallery on 
the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Society 
of Water Colour Artists and Jean* Harris Horne exhibited two pieces of 
sculpture in this gallery last autumn. Elinor Williams Lind is President 
of the Women’s Committee of the Art Gallery. Hugheen Cree, who is 
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Dorothy Young Pfeiffer won a hundred dollar prize in the Dominion 
Festival Play writing Competition and directed one of the Montreal 
Repertory Theatre plays this winter. Eva Leadlay Clarke wrote two plays 
both of which were performed under the auspices of the Toronto Branch, 
U.E.L., at the Museum in April. 

In April Helen De Jardine played in a three piano ensemble in the 
Royal Conservatory of Music Symphony Orchestra and Gertrude Carlyle 
gave a song recital in May. Shirley Chelew, who is a member of the Leslie 
Bell Singers choir, gave a recital at the Royal Conservatory last June. 
Dorothy Orr won first place for piano playing in the section in which she 
competed at the Kiwanis Festival in February. Lorna McLean Sheard 
has been appointed head of all publicity and promotion of the Toronto 
Symphony Orchestra. Nora Conklin Skitch and her husband, Mr. Russell 
Skitch, gave a most successful recital, April 28th, 1951, at Masey Hall. 

Judy Miller and Lorna Tolmie are on the staff of Branksome Hall, 
Anne Spence is teaching at Hatfield Hall and Ruth Atkinson is teaching 
in California. Jane Hamilton, who graduated from Varsity last year, is 
on the staff of the East End Day Nursery. Helen De Nike is the supervisor 
of the municipal nursery school in Stratford. Elizabeth Fowler Shearer 
is a doctor at the General Infirmary, Stafford, England. 

Edythe Hewitt, Helen Gibson Dafoe, Frances Dafoe, Alixe Wood 
McCart and Anne McCart sailed for Great Britain in April for short visits. 
Patricia MacGregor plans to visit the Old Land in June. Eve Beddow 
Dodwell spent last summer in England and returned to her home in Nigeria 
in the autumn. Mary Lou Gillies was in Europe last year for six months. 
She and a friend did a bicycle tour of England, Scotland, Ireland, France, 
Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark and Sweden. Edith Thomson, 
who is Branksome’s exchange at Sherborne School, was in London last 
September. She took part in a Girl Guide Rally and carried the Canadian 
ensign in the parade which was reviewed by her Royal Highness, Princess 
Elizabeth. 

Among those who were south this winter are Agnes McGhie Ross, 
Florence Kemp Merry, Hazel Wilkinson Barrett, Marjorie Gillbard Ryan, 
Miriam Fox Squires, and Madeleine Rogers Peers. Ruth Langlois Smith 
spent the winter in Clearwater, Florida, Her eldest daughter, Margaret, 
was married in January to Captain A. R. Mugel of the United States Army. 
Felicity Peacock became Mrs. Peter Dunsford Hervey, July 9th, 1949, Jean 
Doull married Donald H. Harrison October 21st, 1950, Rosalind Thompson 
was wedded to David Wilson, March 81st, 1951. Trudeau Spencer was 
married to Charles William Felton April 7th, this year and will continue 
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Elizabeth Trees McLaren, Priscilla Strand and Judith Godfrey are 
the latest additions to the Life Members of the Branksome Alumnae. 

Margaret Sorenson Rayner was a delegate to the thirty-fourth biennial 
convention of Delta Gamma held, last summer in Banff 



Diana Beck and Joan Southam Lyon were bridesmaids for Mary 
Elizabeth White McNair, Ruth Kerr Pinkerton for Aileen Stinson Fraser 
and Margaret Winans for Flavia Elliott Redelmeier. Gwen Millar and 
Sheilagh O’Reilly Verity accompanied Marilyn Jones Christopherson up 
the aisle. 

Children of the following have completed their first year at Branksome : 
Ruth Coram Taylor, Audrey Banks Morgan, Jean Nathanson Levin, Joan 
Knowlton Ayres, Elda McFarland Bolton, Betty Rutherford Ward, Betty 
Horrocks Broome and Barbara Waite Kee. Jean Wilkinson Shaw sent a 
second daughter. In the house are the daughters of Helen Anderson 
Magnussen and Dorothy Apedaile Wyllie. Among out of town Old Girls 
who visited the school are Rosalind Morley MacEwen, Claire Johnston, 
Shirley Brown, Irla Mueller, Catherine MacEwen, Barbara Parker, Louise 
Park, Mary Lou Glenn, Betty Smith Tiller, Betty Harrison Psttersor 
Diane Tiller and Charlotte Abbott. 



MARRIAGES 1950 

Mary Elizabeth White to Wm. Alex. McNair, May 6lh. 
Lucy Strauss to Juan Hanks, May. 

Wanda Hutchings to David G. Philpott, May 20th. 
Valerie McKay to Gerald D. Brown, May 26th. 

Mary Jean Hall to Iain B. Reid, May 27th. 

Madeleine Roy to Joseph Le R. Davidson, May 31st. 
Joan Ferrabee to John B. I. Sutherland, June 2nd. 
Elizabeth Tusting to William Errington, June 3rd. 
Harriet Saylor to Jack D. Birdsall, June 3rd. 

Frances McFaul to Wm. T. Salter, June 3rd. 

Meribeth Stobie to Robt. S. Riley, June 10th. 

Betty Davison Morlock to Wm. F. Fairlie, June 10th. 
Marilyn Jones to Robt. Wm. Christopherson, June 15th 
Patricia Marlow to Lawrence Morley, June 17th. 

Joan Davis to Chas. L. Kirk, June 17.th. 

Aileen Stinson to Robt. C. Fraser, June 24th. 
Rosamund Wylie to H. Harvey Brown, June 24th. 
Margaret Essery Butler to Peter Andrachuk, July 1st . 



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Jean Plaunt to Barry B. Benness, July 8th. 

Brenda Cooling' to Geoffrey Tozer, July 15th. 

Betty Ursem to F. Harry McCulloch, July 16th. 

Anne Blake to Sean B. Murphy, August 8th. 

Jane Hill to Robt. A. F. Sutherland, August 22nd. 
Pauline Hampton to James Cowderoy, August 31st. 
Joan Bradfield to Cecil E. Spence, September 2nd. 
Judith Shoebottom to Stanley J. Down, September 2nd. 
Jean Adele Burritt to Arthur D. Small, September 7th. 
Sally Broughall to Norman R. Paterson, September 8th 
Mary Ritchie to Douglas Campbell, September 9th. 
Ruth Mitchell to David C. Hamblett, September 9th. 
Barbara Anne Owens to Alex. M. Hill, September 9th. 
Catherine Shields to Robt. D. Osborne, September 11th. 
Anne Shields to Norman C. Brown, September 11th. 
Enid Joseph to Paul D. Block, September 14th. 

Jane Early to John A. Mustard, September 16th. 
Dorothy Edwards to Donald S. Moore, September 16th. 
Jean Wilkinson to John A. Harpham, September 16th. 
Beverley McCoy to John R. Crerar, September 16th. 
Anne Archibald to Ian F. Pollock, September 23rd. 
Beverley Hamm to Harvey F. Loyst, September 23rd. 
Roberta McIntosh to Brian R. Case, October 6th. 

Louise McLaughlin to Terence A. Hall, October 14th. 
Jane Mack to Edward C. Matthews, October 15th. 
Barbara Metcalfe to Douglas G. Mills, October 28th. 
Kathryne Keene to Jas. P. McAllister, October 28th. 
Marilyn Webb to Franco Piscopo, October 28th. 

Anne Thoburn to Robt. Jas. Fisher, November 18th. 
Mary Cumming to George A. S. Cox, November. 

Mary Ann Hearn to Grant Bogue, December 16th. 

Anne Burton to Duncan Smith, December 26th. 

Ann Beare to Kenneth Laver, December 26th. 

Jennifer Parry to Edward A. Chandler, December 27th. 
Flavia Elliott to Ernest Redelmeier, December 29th. 

1951 

Naomi de Langley to Robt. G. Torrence, January 13th. 
Clara Farrell Jackson to Wm. S. Brooke, January 13th. 
Kathleen McGlade to Colin D. Harris, January 20th. 
Shirley Trethewey to Henry N. Cooper, January 20th. 
Jane Echlin to Wm. R. Hutcheson, February 3rd. 
Margaret Winans to David C. Elliott, March 31st. 
Barbara Robinson to Frank S. Black, March 31st. 

Helen Davis to Jas. F. McMillan, April 21st. 



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BIRTHS 1950 

Mary Gooderham Mathes, a son, January 15th. 

Sheila Kirkwood Stock, a daughter, May 10th. 

Bunty Birkett Miller, a son, May 21st. 

Nancy Marlow Turner, a daughter, May 27th. 

Katherine Waterman Featherstone, a son, June 1st. 
Molly Morton Flavelle, a daughter, June 2nd. 

Frances Butterfield Price, a son, June 3rd. 

Joy Mackinnon Ballard, a son, June 9th. 

Gretchen Gray Bedford-Jones, a daughter, June 11th. 
Nora Eaton van der Stricht, a son, June 17th. 

Phyllis Holden Elliott, a daughter, June 19th. 

Phyllis Hanley Scandrett, a daughter, June 19th. 

Ruth Barnett Stewart, a son, June 24th. 

Isabel MacKay MacKeen, a daughter, June. 

Mary Crerar Bliss, a daughter, July 2nd. 

Elizabeth Matchett McClelland, a daughter, July 4th. 
Margaret Whyte Gouinlock, a son, July 13th. 

Dorothy Robinette MacNeill, a daughter, July 15th. 
Marion Cardy Neilson, a daughter, July 15th. 

Carolyn Massey Somerville, a son, July 15th. 

Louise Dolson McBean, a daughter, July 16th. 

Margaret Earl Wedd, a daughter, July 18th. 

Marilyn Hogarth Clark, a daughter, July 23rd. 

Dorothy Caley Klein, a son, July 23rd. 

Nancy Stirrett Renison, a daughter, July 25th. 

Barbara Elliott Robertson, a daughter, July 25th. 
Elizabeth Prudham Hagen, a daughter, July 26th. 
Elizabeth McKechnie Ridler, a son, July 27th. 

Janet James McCague, a daughter, July 29th. 

Rosemary Thompson Jarvis, a daughter, July 31st. 
Dorothy Apedaile Wyllie, a daughter, August 1st. 

Nancy Sparks Blower, a son, August 5th. 

Joyce O’Neill Tate, a daughter, August 6th. 

Ruth Barber Grimshaw, a son, August 9th. 

Alison Carpenter Brown, a daughter, August 19th. 

Nancy Trees Dixon, a daughter, August 20th. 

Mar j on Hartog Schokking, a daughter, August 25th. 
Barbara Sloan Shirriff, a daughter, August 27th. 

Marion Pirie Webber, a daughter, September 1st. 

Eve Saunders Pangman, a son, September 13th. 
Kathleen Deacon Hof-Meyr, a daughter, September 15th. 
Mary Burroughes Gibson, a daughter, September 16th. 
Betty Smith Tiller, a son, September 21st. 

Frances Bell Walker, a son, September 27th. 



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Ruth Rutherford Kinnear, a daughter, October 2nd. 
Nancy Carroll Cole, a daughter, October 10th. 

Eleanor Watt Lanskail, a daughter, October 13th. 

Jean Lander Dick, a daughter, October 19th. 

Hope Smith Lowry, a son, October 24th. 

Barbara Caulfield Robson, a daughter, October 25th. 
Delphine Gregory Moore, a daughter, October 26th. 
Patricia Stockton Denhoff, a son, October. 

Mary Dease Stinson, a daughter, October 30th. 

Elynor Cobb McBride, a son, November 4t,h. 

Shirley Brown Clark, a daughter, November 7th. 
Barbara Wheelwright Gibson, a son, November 7th. 
Virginia Tory Denton, a son, November 8th. 

Shirley Shoebottom Gibb, a son, November 11th. 

Joan Franks Macdonald, a daughter, November 13th. 
Joan Romeyn Birnie, a son, November 15th. 

Mary Bastow Lawrence, a daughter, November 21st. 
Elizabeth Greene Rhind, a daughter, November 21st. 
Joan Sieveright Abra, a son, November 21st. 

Marg'ery Watson Tow, a, daughter, November 25th. 
Elizabeth Shirriff Higgins, a son, November 26th. 
Doreen Brown Firth, a son, December 3rd. 

Margaret Heather Pennal, a son, December 3rd. 

Jane Morgan Brooker, a son, December 6th. 

Ann Terry Barclay, twin sons, December 6th. 

Eunice Plant McCullough, a son, December 9th. 

Betty Greenslade Tomlinson, a son, December 15th. 

Joy Gerry Titmarsh, a son, December 17th. 

1951 

Mary Robinette McEvenue, a son, January 1st. 

Portia Butt Hay, a son, January 2nd. 

Mary Powell Culver, a son, January 4th. 

Jean Loblaw Dawson, a son, January 6th. 

Eve Beddow Dodwell, a daughter, February 1st. 

Marion Lewis French, a son, February 3rd. 

Barbara Thomas Francis, a son, February 5th. 

Mary Bankier Angus, a daughter, February 7th. 
Doreen Martin Evans, a son, February 10th. 

Bernie Harris Howson, a son, February 11th. 

Joan Hutchinson Morcom, a son, February 14th. 

Mary MacMillan Duncanson, a son, February 16th. 
Virginia Piers Finch Noyes, a son, February 16th. 
Elisabeth Saunderson Conner, a son, February 16th. 
Madeleine Windeyer Parke, a daughter, February 24th. 
Barbara Pattison Young, a daughter, February 26th. 



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Margaret Wilkinson Death, a daughter, February. 
Marion Brown McCurdy, a daughter, February. 
Margaret Mackenzie Broad, a daughter, March 5th. 
Marjorie New Roberts, a daughter, March 12th. 

Mary Whyte Drope, a daughter, March 13th. 

Sarah Symons Scythes, a daughter, March 13th. 
Zillah Caudwell MacFarlane, a son, March 13th. 

Nora Conklin Skitch, a son, March 15th. 

Alixe Phillips Lillico, a daughter, March 16th. 
Barbara Conway Mills, a son, March 17th. 

Pamela Pearse Biggs, a son, March 20th. 

Patricia Grant Clark, a son, March 27th. 

Betty Duncan Lloyd, a daughter, March 27th. 
Elizabeth Tusting Errington, a daughter, March 31st. 
Wanda Hutchings Philpott, a son, April 3rd. 

Jean Ross Skoggard, a son, April 9th. 

Marilyn Jones Christopherson, a son, April 13th. 



DEATHS 

Mr. A. Gordon Campbell, husband of Evelyn Nickle Campbell, Oct. 15, 1950. 
Mr. Philip W. McBean, husband of Kathleen Hair McBean, October 31, 1950. 
Melody, daughter of Patricia Gillespie McCullough, November 18th, 1950. 
Mr. Henry B. Eaton, husband of Jean Ganong Eaton, December 15th, 1950. 
David, son of Frances Wiser Thomson, February 7th, 1951. 

Mr. Charles W. Somers, husband of Isobel Temple Somers, March 29, 1951. 



STAFF— BIRTHS 

To Mr. and Mrs. R. F. D. Roach (Miss Hazel Mackenzie) , a daughter, 
April, 1951. 

MARRIAGES 

Miss Elizabeth Stevens to Mr. John L. Wild, June 24th, 1950. 

Miss Anne Smith to Mr. Hairy Emmerson, June 29th, 1950. 

Miss Ada McColl to Mr. Walter Moore, July 22nd, 1950. 

Miss Priscilla Fish to Mr. Ewan W. Lumsden, December 15th, 1950. 



3n jUemortam 

Mary Stewart Steenstra-Toussaint, December, 1949 
Margaret Eddis Greene, May 10th, 1950. 

Margaret Carling Kelly Butler, November 29th, 1950. 
Essie Deacon Summers, April, 1951. 



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KATHLEEN C. SHAW 

With the death on March 16th, 
1951, of Miss Kathleen C. Shaw, 
Head of the Home Economics De- 
partment, Branksome lost a most 
loyal, beloved and valued member 
of the teaching staff. During her 
twenty-three years at Branksome 
Miss Shaw endeared herself to 
both the staff and the girls. Her 
unfailing interest in the girls and 
her readiness to advise and guide 
them continued many years after 
they had left school. Even during 
her last long illness she gave of 
her time generously and cheer- 
fully. We shall all cherish the 
memory of her kind and valiant 
spirit. 




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SUITS * COATS 
• DRESSES 
• SPORTSWEAR 

—all at prices YOU can 
afford. 

And FURS too! Each a 
thrill-giving, exclusive 
creation brought to you 
from the fashion 
centers of the world by 

OF COURSE! 

Ml. 8488 



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CoMplime*d& 



NOR BAKER LIMITED 



ARTISTS, ENGRAVERS, PRINTERS 
CELLOPHANE PACKAGING 




37 HANNA AVE. 

WA. 3453 



TORONTO 



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MACOOMB 

PUBLISHING COMPANY 



PRINTERS a*uJt 
PUBLISHERS 



48 ABELL ST. TORONTO 

MEIrose 4697-4698 




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COMPLIMENTS 

OE THE 

CLANS 



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YEAR IN AND 
YEAR OUT 
YOU’LL 
DO WELL 
WITH THE 
HARTFORD 



Writing practically all 
forms of insurance 
except personal life 
insurance. 



lUrfliird Insurance 

Hartford Fire Insurance Company 
Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company 
Hartford Live Stock Insurance Company 

Head Office for Canada, 44 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ont. 
Branch Offices or General Agents at Halifax, Saint 
John, Montreal, Winnipeg and Vancouver. 



The Key to the FUTURE 

is in YOUR HANDS . . . 

Remember . . . 

THE DOMINION BANK 

offers you the most convenient means of saving, form- 
ing the habit of thrift. Open a savings account in The 
Dominion Bank, and put a little of your pocket money 
into it regularly. Your future independence will depend 
on the savings habit. The sooner you start to form this 
habit that leads to success the better. 

The Dominion Bank 

N. J. O’FLYNN ROSEDALE BRANCH, 

Manager Torono 



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Making money 

work harder 

In the investment of money, indolence and profits never 
go together. No investor makes money merely by clipping 
the coupons. The truth is that successful investment re- 
quires constant study and alertness. It is by taking advan- 
tage of opportunities to make suitable changes in 
securities ... to make money work harder . . . that 
investments succeed. If you find difficulty in giving this 
close attention to your investments, we invite you to call 
on our services. 

Dominion Securities 

CORPN. LIMITED 

Established 1901 

TORONTO MONTREAL NEW YORK LONDON. ENG. WINNIPEG VANCOUVER VICTORIA 

CALGARY LONDON KITCHENER HAMILTON OTTAWA QUEBEC HALIFAX SAINT JOHN 

50 King Street West, Toronto, Canada 




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*?<n Smant (fatccaC @ont£ont 



There's real solid comfort in 
these walking shoes. 

In Black or Brown Calf, Flat 
Heel Moccasin Vamp Ox- 
ford, Widths 5A to C, Sizes 
31/2 to 14, Black to 12. 

$10.95 



Chambers & Sons 

103 YONGE STREET TORONTO 





THE FINEST GOWNS, ROBES AND HOUSECOATS . . . 
IN A WIDE RANGE OF FABRICS AND COLORS . . . 
CARRY THIS FAMILIAR LABEL 



MADE IN "BONNINGTON HOUSE" BY 
THE H. V. COWIE CO., LTD., TORONTO 



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It’s a fact: 

Canadian buyers and typists 
prefer ONE typewriter 
over all other makes combined! 



It’s 

Underwood 

of course! 



COMPLIMENTS OF 



/*"> 



«7A« Dominion </ Canada 



INSURANCE COMPANY 




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Only S.O.S. 




“Just as Good” 

As S.O.S. 



Telephone WAverley 5228 




COMPLIMENTS OF 







Manufacturers of 

WOOLLENS, SILK, COTTON and LASTEX FABRICS 




650 KING STREET WEST 



TORONTO 



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Compliments of Creeds 





A neat, well groomed appearance is one of our 
finest assets in both business and social circles. More 
women prefer Parker's Quality Cleaning to keep their 
clothes looking smarter . . . the hallmark of good taste. 

We suggest that you try Parker's Sanitone 
cleaning for YOUR clothes, today. 



785 YONGE ST. 
(Just above Bloor) 

Phone RA. 3121 



'TkfcketiL 



"Toronto's Finest Cleaners & Dyers" 



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join in.., 
have a Coke 



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Ask for it either way ... both 
trade-marks mean the same thing. 



COMPLIMENTS OF 



SPICK & SPAN LTD. 

CASH AND CARRY DRY CLEANERS 



25 STORES IN TORONTO 



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DIRECTORS CAMP ADVISOR 

Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Labbett, Miss Ferna Graham Halliday, 

252 Snowdon Ave. 79 Oriole Road, Toronto 

Toronto, HY. 1032 

CAMP OCONTO 

FOUNDED 1925 

A SUMMER CAMP FOR GIRLS 5-1 7 YEARS 

Situated on Eagle Lake 
40 Miles North of Kingston, Ont. 

For Further Information and Illustrated Brochure Contact the Directors 



Queensdale Tea Room 

FOR QUALITY 

We serve the best the market has to offer 
SERVICE DAY AND NIGHT 



The meeting place for Branksome girls 



401 BLOOR ST. EAST, TORONTO 
Phone RA. 2583 



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PRincess 3333 


581 Bloor St. E. 


R. 


H. LEGGETT 




REAL ESTATE 








Members of 


Toronto Real Estate Board 

Ontario Association of Real Estate Boards 

Canadian Association of Real Estate Boards 

Toronto Board of Trade 

Property Owners Asociation of Toronto 



George & Richards 

SUITS AND COATS 
CUSTOM TAILORED 



Please Telephone for Appointment 
RA. 3027 



59 AVENUE ROAD 

(North of Bloor) 



TORONTO 



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Joan Ellis beauty 


Salon 


406 SUMMERHILL AVE. 




(At Maclennan) 




OPEN EVENINGS 


RA. 7581 



Carnahan’s 

LIMITED 

TORONTO 

PRESCRIPTIONS 

SICK ROOM SUPPLIES AND SUNDRIES 
TOILET AND BEAUTY PREPARATIONS 
EXPERT PHOTO FINISHING 



824 Yonge Street, Just North of Bloor St. 
Telephone Kl. 1197 



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Famous for Oil Economy 

A Gar Wood "Tempered-Aire" Unit is not just a heatinq system, 
but a scientifically, engineered unit to provide warm, automatic- 
ally controlled, filtered, humidified air circulated through every 
room in your home. 

"Tempered-Aire" guarantees you freedom from service difficul- 
ties and an economy of oil consumption that is truly phenomenal. 

Consult your architect, your local Gar Wood Dealer or write 
direct to — 

ENGINEERING INDUSTRIES CO. LTD. 

650 Dupont Street Toronto 



For Everything Scottish... 

KILTS • PLAIDS • TARTANS • 

Scottish Jewellery, Tartan Novelties & Perfumes. 

Bagpipes and Accessories by all leading makers. 

Sole Agent for Alex. Ferguson's Edinburgh Rock 
— the most famous candy in the world. 

Call or Write: 

"The Hielan’ Man” 

J. R. CHRISTIE (Scottish Imports) 

20 Brookhaven Drive, Toronto 15, Ont. 

Ph. 927-W-5 (Weston) 




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“Maryan’s” Fabric Shop 

Fine Imported British 
WOOLLENS, SILKS and COTTONS 

MARYANS 
Are Noted for Their 
Custom Tailored Suits 
And Dresses 
Incorporating 
Maryan's Bridal Advisory 

3328 YONGE ST. HU. 6111 

Next Door To The Fairlawn Theatre 



W. G. Tubby & Company 

LIMITED 

♦ 

INVESTMENT SECURITIES 

♦ 

DOMINION BANK BUILDING 
68 YONGE STREET 
TORONTO 1 



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Our Insignia 
Department welcomes 
an opportunity to | 
submit original | 
designs without | 
obligation. I 

B I R K S | 

JEWELLERS = 



It’s The Smart Thing To Do 

We mean, of course, that it's 
smart to save something every 
week. A regular plan of saving 
soon gives you a feeling of inde- 
pendence. Saving for the things 
you want to buy isn't a bad idea 
either. Any Commerce branch 
will be glad to start an account 
for you — with as little as a dollar. 



The CANADIAN BANK 
OF COMMERCE 



COMPLIMENTS OF 
A FRIEND 



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SHAW SCHOOLS 

BUSINESS EDUCATORS 

TORONTO - CANADA 

DAY • NIGHT • HOME STUDY 

Eleven Schools Serve Greater 
Toronto 

• 

Executive Offices: 

1130 Bay Street Klngsdale 3165 




The 



all 

new 



REMINGTON 

Personal Typewriter 



THE ONLY OFFICE TYPEWRITE! IN PERSONAL SIZE 

for better grades 

brighter futures call 




The First Name in Typewriters 

210 King St. W. PL. 1551 



The 

SHORTHAND PEN J 
PITMAN / 
Recommends ijl 
FOR / 
STUDENTS /' 




Only aftercareful tests 
of the qualities of the 
Esterbrook Fountain 
Pen has Pitman given 
its endorsation. Ac- 
curacy and legibil- 
ity are improved 
and the specially 
designed point 
gives a sure out- 
line. The Pit- 
man-approved 
Pen is ideal 
for every 
shorthand 
writing 
purpose. 




A feature of The 
Pitman - approved 
Esterbrook Pen is 
the renewable point 
— quickly and easily 
replaced. 



SIR ISAAC PITMAN & SONS (CANADA) LTD. 
383 CHURCH ST., TORONTO, ONTARIO 



Compliments of 

R. N. LANGLOIS 

& COMPANY 

CHARTERED 

ACCOUNTANTS 



1 5 Toronto Street 
TORONTO 




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ST. ANDREWS 
COLLEGE 



A RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL 
IN THE COUNTRY ' 

(860 Feet Above Sea Level) 

FOR BOYS 8-18 

• Highest standards of 
teaching and scholarship, 
providing a sound education 
i and complete preparation 
1 for University 



entrance. 
Carefully planned recrea- 
tion; spacious playing fields. 
Modern buildings, beautiful 
chapel, gymnasium, swim- 
ming pool, 219 acres of 
unrivalled grounds. Early 
application advisable. Write 
to the Headmaster: K.G.B. 
I Ketchum, B.A. Ml 



Harry T. Munro 

822 YONGE STREET 

At Cumberland 

Toronto 

FLOWERS TELEGRAPHED 

Business Office Kl. 1144-5 
Evenings MA» 3654 



Distinguished 
Appearance . . . 

The distinguished appearance of 
custom-tailored clothes is not ac- 
cidental. It is the natural result 
of master-designing, precise indi- 
vidual fitting and superb work- 
manship, 

• 

SKITCH CLOTHES 
LIMITED 

Tailors to Men and Women 

135 Church St. - EM. 4-4763 



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W. S. PRINGLE 




Compliments of 


EVERYTHING IN 
INSURANCE 




ROSED ALE 
CLEANERS 


• 




Ladies work a specialty 


2 Sultan Street, Toronto 






Telephone 




41 7 Bloor Street East 


WA. 2661 — Kl. 8062 




RAndolph 4604 




2+ K / N G ST. NM^.ST 



CHRIS WAHLROTH CLOTHES 

TORONTO 




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^ COLLEGE 9 

limited 

SELECT SECRETARIAL SCHOOL 



Entrance Requirements 
Junior Matriculation or Equivalent 



Shorthand Typing 

Bookkeeping Dictaphone 

2 ST. CLAIR AVE. E. PR. 4355 
Principal: ERMA M. HAUN 



Compliments of: 

Varsity 

Stadium 



Canada's Largest Football 
Stadium and 
Outdoor Skating Rink 



"A TRUNK OR GRIP— 

FOR ANY TRIP" 

* 

LONDON LUGGAGE 
SHOP 

235 Yonge Street 
Toronto 
EMpire 4-7006 



For Complete Stock 
of Text Books, 

Zipper Note Books 
— Refills. 

Everything for 
Students' Requirements 

Fountain Pens and Pencils: 

Parker, Waterman, 
Sheaffer, Eversharp, 

Eclipse and Esterbrcok's, 
as well as 
Ball Point Pens. 

SHOP AT 

ROHER’S BOOK STORE 

15 Bloor St. W. Phone Kl. 3425 



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HATS 

by Betty 

HENDERSON 



406 Bloor Street East 
Klngsdale 4856 



BENNETT 

Letter-House 

ADDRESSING 

MULTIGRAPHING 

MIMEOGRAPHING 

MAILING 

FOLDING - TYPING 
Best Produced Anywhere 
Prompt Service 

PHONE 

EMpire 3-2680 

85 RICHMOND ST. W. 
TORONTO 



G. H. GILDAY 

REALTOR - INSURANCE 
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 

• 

803 Bathurst Street, Toronto 

(AT BLOOR) 

Telephone MEIrose 8126 



The Interesting 
Jewelry Shop 

685 Yonge Street 

(NEXT TO CHARLES STREET POST OFFICE) 

Do you want the unusual and in- 
expensive in jewelry (especially 
earrings, pendants and bracelets)? 
Keep coming to the shop that has 
bloomed into fascination! 

DEPENDABLE WATCH REPAIRS 



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Lyon & Butler 




F. A. R. MacFadden 


y tt&cviaace 




M. COM. Sc., F. R. ECON. S. 

Chartered Accountant 


• 




Licensed Municipal Auditor 






® 


15 WELLINGTON ST. E. 






TORONTO 




Brockville TORONTO Cornwall 






"Something Old — 




CLUB COFFEE 


Something New" 




Company 


THE PAISLEY SHOP 




COFFEE ROASTERS 


ANTIQUES, REPRODUCTIONS, 




TEA BLENDERS 


CHINA, SILVER, GLASS, 
FURNITURE 




* 


Toronto Summer Shop 

927 Yonge St. Bracebridge 

Mi. 5830 Ontario 




240 Church St. Telephone: 






Toronto ELain 1161 



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HANDLOOM WEAVING 






KNITTING YARNS 
GIFTS 




Compliments of 


LOOMS 




GALBRAITH HARDWARE 


• 




T 


NADINE ANGSTROM 

"THE SHUTTLE" 

1 5 Dundas St. South 




5061 Yongc Street 
WILLOWDALE 


OAKVILLE, ONT. 










Hooper’S 




COMPLIMENTS 

of the 


Drug £§>tore 




GOLDEN 


• 




GATE 

Restaurant 


Bloor and Sherbourne Sts. 
TORONTO 




• 


Phone RAndolph 4165 


* 


403 Bloor St. East 
Toronto 



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F. H. DEACON & CO. 

Business Established 1897 
Members The Toronto Stock Exchange 

197 BAY ST. — TORONTO 1 — EMp.re 4-3401 



DEACON FINDLEY COYNE 

LIMITED 

MEMBERS INVESTMENT DEALERS' ASSOCIATION OF CANADA 

Government , Municipal and Corporation Bonds 

197 BAY ST. — TORONTO 1 — EMpire 4-3401 



Oscar Hudson & Company 

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS 

HOLLAND PETTIT, F.C.A.; HOLLAND PETTIT Jr M C.A. 



1 99 BAY STREET TORONTO 1 , CANADA 




"SHORTEST AND SUREST METHOD" 

MATRICULATION GRADES IX-XIII 



Small Study Groups, Individual Instruction, Combination Courses — 

Matriculation and Secretarial Arranged. 

84 Woodlawn Ave. West Ml. 2073 Toronto, Canada 



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THE GIFT m TOY SHOP 

96 BLOOR ST. WEST 

TOYS GAMES BOOKS GIFTS 
GREETING CARDS AND FANCY WRAPPINGS 

MARION C. GAIRNS M. DONALD SMELLIE 




in the 

Highlands of Haliburton 

BOYS FIVE TO ELEVEN 
GIRLS FIVE TO SIXTEEN 



Swimming Boating and Sailing Canoeing and Trips Riding Land Sports 
Permanent Bldgs. Best of Meals Character Education 50 Counsellors 

A MILE OF LAKE SHORE 

Camp Directors: Mr. John Hoyle. B. Paed.. M.A.; Miss Mary Dennys, B.A. 

Camp Secretary: MRS. W. E. COCKRAM, 36 Braeside Road. Toronto. Telephone MA. 1630 



THOMPSON - JONES & CO. 

GOLF AND LANDSCAPE DESIGNERS AND CONTRACTORS 
57 QUEEN STREET WEST, TORONTO 
STANLEY THOMPSON RICHARD G. WILKINSON 



FAIR’S HARDWARE LIMITED 

HOUSEHOLD AND GENERAL HARDWARE 
PLUMBING, GLAZING, ELECTRICAL WORK AND SUPPLIES 
PHONE KINGSDALE 4700 659 YONGE STREET 

(JUST BELOW CHARLES ST. POST OFFICE) 



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CAMP INAWENDAWIN 

Girls 6 to 1 6 Years 

DORSET LAKE OF BAYS DISTRICT 

19th SEASON 

SWIMMING, CANOEING, SAILING, RIDING, CRAFTS, 
CANOE TRIPS, TENNIS 

FOLDER ON REQUEST 

MRS. WM. ANDERSON, Director 

353 Glengrove Ave. West, Toronto MO. 0896 



THE ORCHID SHOP 

"ARTISTIC FLORISTS" 

SINCE 1925 

WM. L. NORTH 

810 Yonge Street 

Kl. 3927 TORONTO KL 4486 




OUR 56th YEAR' 




"MAKE TIME FOR A PASTIME" 

with top quality equipment from 

WILSON'S 

TEAM OR CLUB UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT AT SPECIAL DISCOUNTS 

THE HAROLD A. WILSON COMPANY 

OF TORONTO, LIMITED 

ESTABLISHED 1895 

EMpire 4-0381 299 YONGE ST. At Dundas St. 




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LIMITED 

413 BLOOR STREET EAST 
Phone RA. 2303 
Member of the F.T.D.A. 



LEARN TO DRIVE SAFELY 

HOWARD’S 

SCHOOL OF 

SAFE DRIVING 

(Teaching Safe Driving Since 1931) 

PHONE MO. 4313 FOR INFORMATION 

OR APPOINTMENT AT YOUR NEAREST BRANCH 



THE NURSERY 

CLOTHING FOR CHILDREN, SIZES 0-6X 
TOYS and BOOKS 

THE NURSERY THE VILLAGE NURSERY 

99 West Bloor Street 396 Spadino Road 

RA. 2656 MO. 7080 



UPTOWN NUT HOUSE 

Nuts from All Ports of the World 
FRESHLY ROASTED and BUTTERED 

Peanut Butter mode while you wait 

806'/ 2 YONGE STREET, TORONTO 



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INDEX TO ADVERTISERS 



Angstrom, Nadine 90 

Armstrong, Jack 93 

B 

Borden’s 60 

Bank of Nova Scotia 61 

Birk’s 83 

Bennett Letter-House S8 

C 

Compliments of the Clans 69 

Chambers & Sons 72 

Ooure Co., H. V 72 

Compliments of Creeds 75 

Coca-Cola 76 

Camp Oconto 77 

Carnahan’s 80 



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Christie, J. R 81 

Canadian Bank of Commerce 83 

Compliments of a Friend 83 

Compliments of IIA 86 

Club Coffee Company 89 

Camp Gay Venture 92 

Camp Inawendawin 93 

D 

Dominion Bank 70 

Dominion Securities 71 

Dominion of Canada General Ins. Co. 73 

Drew-Brook & Sams 78 

Deacon & Cb., F. H 91 

Deacon, Findley, Coyne 91 

E! 

Engineering Industries 81 

Eaton’s (Inside Back Cover) 



When you shop at these stores, tell them that you saw their advertisements in 

"The Branksome Slogan". 



Aye! They're Champion! 

Looking for a REAL dog? 

Love a true and loyal friend? 

Want the finest of all watchdogs? 

Then you want a 

BULL-MASTIFF 

Our puppies are sired by Champions, bred from 
Champions — Enquiries Welcomed 

YOUR BULL MASTIFF PUPPY IS WAITING FOR YOU AT 

'KetuteCa t&e IRey d. 

R.R. 3, PICKERING, ONTARIO 
On No. 2 Highway, one mile east of the Lansing Cut-off 
Phone: Scarboro 652 




BULL MASTIFF 
Am. and Can. Champion 
ROBIN OF THE ROUGE 



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GDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDdDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDCI 



Findlay’s Limited 58 

Fair’s Hardware Limited 92 

G 

George & Richards 79 

Gilday, G. H 88 

Galbraith Hardware 90 

Golden Gate Restaurant 90 

Gift and Toy Shop 92 



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Nor-Baker 67 

Nursery, The 94 

0 

Orchid Shop, The 93 

P 

Parker’s 75 

Pitman & Sons, Sir Isaac 84 

Pringle, W. S 86 

Paisley Shop 89 



H 



Q 



Hartford Insurance ... 

Heintzman & Co 

Henderson, Betty .... 

Hooper’s Drug Store 
Hudson & Co., Oscar 
Howard’s School 



I 



70 

71 
88 

90 

91 
94 



Queensdale Tea Rocm .... 

R 

Richardson & Co., T. A. 

Remington Rand 

Rosedale Cleaners 

Roher’s Book Store 



Interesting Jewelry Shop 
J 

Joan Ellis Beauty Salon ... 

K 

Koenig’s Knitting Mills ... 
Kennels of the Rouge 



Simpson’s - 

Silverman’s 

Steel Distributors 

8n S.O.S - 

Spick & Span 

Shaw Schools 

St. Andrew’s College 
„ Skitch Clothes 

1 4 

95 x 



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55 

84 

86 

87 



59 

62 

64 

74 

76 

84 

85 
85 



L 

Leggett, R. H 79 

Langlois, R.N S4 

London Luggage Shop 87 

Lyon & Butler 89 

M 

Magee, W. W 66 

Macoomb Publishing Co 68 

Maryan’s Fabric Shop 82 

Munro, Harry T 85 

MacFadden, F. A. R 39 

Meisterschaft College .. 91 

N 

Neilson’s 57 

Northway and Son 63 



Taylor Engineering 78 

Tubby & Co., W. G 82 

Thompson- Jones & Co 92 

U 

Underwood 73 

Uptown Nut House 94 

V 

Varsity Stadium 87 

W 

Walker’s, Stan 65 

Wahlroth Clothes, Chris 86 

Weller’s College 87 

Wilson Co., The Harold A S3 

Winona Flowers 94 



When you shop at these stores, tell them that you saw their advertisements in 

"The Branksome Slogan". 











! Yoor Eaton 
far 1950-1951 



jrfy! two-way arrangement* Johanna keeps 
on the hew* and' ' v?ews of all of yoa at 
. . about your clothing preferences , . . about 
:hool occasions! We, in turn, try to supply 

f , . . . r ■ , t 



with special social events, make 
>st /days '-.of your life”! ffs this 
node Eaton's— The Store For