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MISS EDITH M. READ. M.A.. LLD. 
Second Principal of Branksomc Hall 




MISS MARGARET TAYLOR SCOTT 
First Principal of Branksome Hall 



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(School Psalm for the Jubilee Year) 



1. I will extol thee, my God, 0 King; 
and I will bless thy name for ever and 
ever. 

2. Every day will I bless thee; and I 
will praise thy name for ever and ever. 

3. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be 
praised ; and his greatness is unsearchable. 

4. One generation shall praise thy works 
to another, and shall declare thy mighty 
acts. 

5. I will speak of the glorious honor of 
thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works. 

6. And men shall speak of the might of 
thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy 
greatness. 

7. They shall abundantly utter the 
memory of thy great goodness, and shall 
sing of thy righteousness. 

8. The Lord is gracious, and full of 
compassion; slow to anger, and of great 
mercy. 

9. The Lord is good to all: and his 
tender mercies are over all his works. 

10. All thy works shall praise thee, 0 
Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee. 

11. They shall speak of the glory of thy 
kingdom, and talk of thy power ; 



12. To make known to the sons of men 
his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty 
of his kingdom. 

13. Thy kingdom is an everlasting king- 
dom, and thy dominion endureth through- 
out all generations. 

14. The Lord upholdeth all that fall, 
and raiseth up all those that be bowed 
down. 

15. The eyes of all wait upon thee; and 
thou givest them their meat in due sea- 
son. I 

16. Thou openest thine hand, and satis- 
fiest the desire of every living thing. 

17. The Lord is righteous in all his ways, 
and holy in all his works. 

18. The Lord is nigh unto all them that 
call upon him, to all that call upon him in 
truth. 

19. He will fulfil the desire of them that 
fear him: he also will hear their cry, and 
save them. 

20. The Lord preserveth all them that 
love him : but all the wicked will he 
destroy. 

21. My mouth shall speak the praise of 
the Lord: and let all flesh bless his holy 
name for ever and ever. 



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In discussing Branksome's Jubilee Year, one is inclined to let the 
phrase roll gUbly off the tongue without stopping to consider what the 
past fifty years have really meant to the school. First of all, there has 
been the school's tremendous growth — in enrollment, from approximately 
seventy-five girls to the present over five hundred pupils ; in housing, 
from a rented building to sixty acres of land and nine buildings. 
New Classrooms, playing courts and grounds have been added over the 
years ; radical changes have been made in the uniform ; new courses have 
been included; old courses have been extended or modified. Two world 
wars have strengthened Branksome's ties with Great Britain and the 
world — especially during the last war when almost two hundred students 
from the Old Land spent some time at our school. 

Yet more than mere physical growth, the fine spirit established by 
the girls in the early years has grown year by year so that Branksomites 
to-day have fifty years of fine traditions and achievements they can look 
back upon with great pride. They too have a sense of unity, and of 
awareness that Branksome stands not only for schoolwork, but also for 
"whatsoever things are true, honest, just and pure". With these ideals, 
Branksome, its roots firmly planted in the past, can face the future with 
faith and confidence. 

May Branksome girls fifty years from now be able to celebrate their 
school's hundredth anniversary as proudly and joyfully as we in 1953 
celebrate this. The Jubilee Year. 

THE EDITOR 



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Miss Read, Ladies and Gentlemen, 

It is a very great honour, as well as a 
very great privilege to be called on, on 
this glorious occasion, to represent the 
early years of the school, and the girls 
who were the first students of Branksome 
Hall. 

But although it is an honour and a 
privilege, I cannot truthfully say that it 
is a great pleasure, as I find it quite terri- 
fying, in my declining years, to be con- 
fronted for the first time in my life with 
a microphone, and also, to be called upon 
to speak before such a large and imposing 
audience, is enough to daunt the bravest 
spirit. But you all know Miss Read! 
When she called me up and asked me to 
do this, she over-ruled all my objections 
by the simple method of saying "Good- 
Bye" and hanging up! 

Now, to admit that I was in the school 
in September, 1903, is indeed to put my 
pride in my pocket. But were I to take 
the easy way out, and say that I was in 
the nursery school, there are girls in this 
room, contemporaries of mine, who would 
immediately rise to their feet, and publicly 
denounce me ! So that avenue of escape 
is definitely closed. 

To realize that our school has reached 
its fiftieth year, is a sobering thought. 
But Miss Read feels that this occasion is 
not entirely one of gaiety and excitement, 
but also one of quiet joy and thankfulness. 
Joy that the vision and ideals of the early 
years have been reached, and thankful- 
ness that our school has been permitted 
not only to continue its existence, but to 
grow and expand in the most am.azmg 



way, constantly reaching higher stand- 
ards of character and education. 

Now, I would like to take you back to 
the first school. It was a large handsome 
residence on Bloor St. East, the former 
house of the late Sir Frank Smith. It 
was surrounded by spacious lawns, large 
trees, an iron fence and gates and a drive- 
way. The driveway was for carriages. 

In that era there were no radios, no 
television sets, no aeroplanes — and I 
might add, no microphones — and His 
late Majesty, King Edward VII sat upon 
the throne of England. 

But the girls of that day were not 
aware of any lack of modern invention 
or luxury. They played tennis and basket 
ball and had a skating rink, but there was 
no gymnasium, no swimming pool and no 
school uniform. The girls wore blouses 
and skirts, high collars, long sleeves and 
high buttoned boots. The popular hair- 
do, a pompadour was topped with large 
butterfly bows of wide black tafi'eta ribbon. 

To those of us who knew Miss 
Margaret T. Scott, the founder of 
Branksome Hall, she will be remembered 
as a remarkable woman of her day and 
generation. She had a strong personal- 
ity, force of character and great digriity. 
As Lady Principal and Teacher, she 
brought to her pupils, a fine mind, long ex- 
perience in teaching and a warm human 
understanding. If once you became her 
pupil, she never forgot you but was deep- 
ly interested in your welfare as long as 
she lived. 

Associated with Miss Scott as co-prmci- 
pal was Miss Merrick, a charming person, 
whom we all remember with pleasure. 
Among the staff, I knew Miss Mary Mac- 



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donald, Miss Mabel McCurdy, Miss Anna 
McRae and Miss Susan Fotheringham. 

One of the highlights of the school week 
was the series of lectures on English Lit- 
erature by Dr. Alexander MacMillan, and 
I have in my proud possession a beautiful 
book of engravings which was presented 
to me by Dr. MacMillan as a prize for an 
Essay on Elizabethan Literature. The 
other prize presented at the same time 
was won by Jean Ross McKay — now a 
missionary in Formosa. 

But although all the staff contributed 
to the success of the school in more early 
years, the guiding spirit was always that 
of Miss Scott herself. As she had always 
been a serious Bible student and had a 
strong Christian faith, she built her school 
upon a foundation of Bible precepts and 
Bible knowledge. 

It was not surprising that a school, built 
upon such a foundation of integrity should 
quickly win the confidence of the public, 
and in a few months after Branksome 
opened its doors, new class-rooms had to 
be added and the following year, still more. 

Sometime during Miss Scott's regime 
but a long time after my day, there came 
to the school as a boarder, a little girl. 
She had dark curly hair, big brown eyes 
and was noted for her lovely smile, her 
vivacity and her friendliness to every- 
one. But no one guessed then what an 
important part she was to play in the 
future of the school. This was no other 
than Miss Ainslie McMichael. 

It is impossible for me in a few words 
to express what a fine contribution I feel 
Ainslie has made. As a former pupil her- 



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self and a very active part of the present 
day life of Branksome she is an invalu- 
able link, a sort of Liaison Officer between 
the old pupils and the school as it is now. 
You will all agree with me I know, that 
Ainslie's vivid personality has added some- 
thing very vital to the Branksome story. 

Now we shall go back to 1906. Three 
years after the school was first opened, 
a new member was appointed to the staff 
in the pei'son of a young girl from Halifax, 
Nova Scotia, She brought with her, 
young as she was, a brilliant scholastic 
record, both from Dalhousie University 
and Radcliffe College, Cambridge Massa- 
chusetts. In appointing Miss Edith M. 
Read, M.A., to her staff. Miss Scott "build- 
ed better than she knew" for four vears 
afterwards, having grown weary and feel- 
ing the weight of her years, Miss Scott 
gave up the school and gladly and thank- 
fully placed it in the hands of Miss Read. 

It was a matter of supreme satisfaction 
to the founder that the new Principal of 
Branksome would carry on the same high 
standards and ideals which she herself 
had striven so faithfully to uphold. 

How well Miss Read has lived up to 
the sacred trust which was placed upon 
her shoulders, only those of us can ap- 
preciate who have watched with affection 
and loyalty, the progress of the school 
until its fiftieth year. 

In closing I would like to pay my 
tribute, not only to Miss Scott, not only to 
Branksome Hall in its fiftieth year, but to 
Dr. Edith Read, whose qualities of mind 
and heart and whose indomitable spirit, 
have made this Golden Jubilee possible. 



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This week-end, April 23rd to 26th, cele- 
brating Branksome's fifty years, began 
with Open House at the School Thursday 
afternoon. Many Alumnae, parents, 
friends and present girls came to see the 
different activities presented. 

Events were held continuously in the 
swimming pool and games of volley ball, 
basketball, etc., were played in the gym 
and grounds. All the classrooms as well 
as the living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, 
etc., were open to inspection ; cooking was 
demonstrated in Home Economics and 
work was shown in sewing, handicrafts 
and in the Commercial Department. 

On Saturday evening, April 25th, a most 
enjoyable dance was held at the Strath- 
gowan Club, and on Sunday morning many 
attended a special service at St. Andrew's 
United Church, when the Branksome Choir 
supplied the music. 

But there is no doubt that the highlight 
of the Jubilee celebrations was the dinner 
held at the Royal York Hotel, Friday even- 
ing, April 24th. Under Miss Read's splen- 
did management it was an unqualified 
success. There was never a dull moment. 
In every event during Branksome's Jubilee 
year, the keynotes have been praise and 
thanksgiving and it was fitting that at the 
dinner, which was the biggest event, this 
note should be struck. Before we sat at 
table Miss Portia White sang the doxology 
in the old Scottish rendering of the words 
and music. 

In order to bring up to date the girls 
who had not been at the school for some 
time, various innovations made during the 



years were presented between courses. 
Led by Pipers, girls in the colourful uni- 
forms of the Head Girl, Prefects, Sub- 
prefects, Clan Chieftains and ordinary 
students, formed a group on the platform, 
surrounding a four tiered birthday cake 
on which were fifty candles, this was made 
by the school cook. At this time the school 
song was sung and the cake cut by Ains- 
lie McMichael. 

The toast to Her Majesty, the Queen, 
was followed by speeches. The speakers 
were all brief, very much to the point and 
most entertaining, beginning with Dr. Al- 
exander MacMillan, who gave Branksome 
its name and was a member of the original 
staff and who made a most delightful 
speech. Lillie Shannon Plant, who was a 
pupil the first day the school opened, then 
gave a very fine address telling of Brank- 
some's early days. Katharine Boyd car- 
ried on from there covering a period of 
some years, followed by Isabel Adams 
Mcintosh who proposed a toast to Miss 
Read after which "For She's A Jolly Good 
Fellow" was sung. Many telegrams from 
absent friends and alumnae were read 
before the Principal called on Constance 
Cann Wolf, Branksome's only balloonist, 
to say a few words. Joan Mitchell Blintoft 
followed with a very witty speech, then, 
in closing, Jean Wahlroth, this year's Head 
Girl, brought us up to date by describing 
Branksome as it is to-day. 

It is, unfortunately, impossible to con- 
vey in words the enthusiasm, the happy 
atmosphere and the very fine tone which 
one felt from the very beginning of pro- 
ceedings until the last notes of "Auld 
Lang Syne" were sung. 



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On October tenth, 1952, the installation 
of prefects took place in Rosedale United 
Church. For the first time, parents and 
friends of every girl were invited to at- 
tend the ceremony which Miss Read open- 
ed with an introductory address on the 
school motto, "Keep Well the Road." 

The ratification of the appointments 
of prefects, sub-prefects and clan chief- 
tains then took place, and was followed 
by the presentation of the head girl and 
each prefect to our special guest, General 
Sir Arthur Smith. The four flags of 
Truth, Honour, Justice, and Purity were 
handed on from last year's prefects to 
their successors. Our new head girl re- 
ceived the school flag from her predecessor 



and promised to fulfil the responsibilities 
of her new position. 

In keeping with the solemn moment, 
General Sir Arthur Smith addressed the 
school, identifying the Trinity with every- 
day life. He reminded Branksome girls 
that the school has the Bible as the foun- 
dation for its high ideals. 

The service closed with the ceremonial 
march out of church, led by the red- 
kilted head girl and prefects with flags, 
and followed by guests, staff", sub-prefects 
and clan chieftains with their banners. 
Once again the keeping of traditions at 
Branksome had ben handed down to those 
who promised to uphold and honour the 
high standards of the school. 




CLAN CHIEFTAINS 

Left to right — J. Logic, M. Latimer, M. L. Rennicks.A. M. Harding, L. 

J. Levering. 



Mumford, M. Bradshaw. M. Foord, 



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On Januai-y thirteenth, 1953, a second 
installation of prefects took place, this 
time in the school gymnasium. 

The procession passed through the 
guard of honour formed by the sub-pre- 
fects. The clan chieftains took their 
places at the back of the stage, then- ban- 
ners prominently displayed. 

From Sherborne School in Dorset, Eng- 
land, the Head Mistress, Miss Diana 
Reader Harris, had come to be our guest 



speaker. After the prefects had been in- 
stalled. Miss Reader Harris spoke to the 
girls, reminding them that Branksome 
and Sherborne had been founded on the 
same religious principles. Her visit will 
long be remembered by every Branksome 
girl ; for her sincerity and friendliness 
captured every Branksome heart. 

This impressive ceremony can truly be 
considered one of the outstanding events 
of our Jubilee Year. 



7^ ^e<zd Sfieec^ 

(As delivered at the Jubilee Dinner, April 24th, 1953.) 



Miss Read, Honoured Guests, members of 
the Alumnae, and Girls: — 

You have just had a history lesson on 
the first 50 years of our School. It is my 
pleasure to-night as Head Girl of the 
present year to give you a short lesson on 
Current Events. 

Of course every one thinks that her 
year is the best year of all — but we of 1953 
are sure of it. How could it be otherwise 
— imagine taking a whole year to celebrate 
a Jubilee — every day something thrilling 
happening. What marvellous idea it is I 
We of 1953 hope — and I feel sure you will 
all agree with me — that this will become 
one of the many traditions of our School 
so that when our grandchildren are here 
for the 100th celebration, the principal 
will know her Bible as well as Miss Read 
and she too will read Leviticus 25 and 26 
and make her plans accordingly. 

However, I would like on behalf of all 
the present girls to tell the Old Girls here 
to-night that we fully realize what a debt 
of gratitude we owe to you for the splendid 
foundation you have laid in the years that 
are past. Each of the 50 years has contri- 
buted something of real value — every year 
new ideas have been added which have 
become traditions of the School — every 
year the high scholastic standards and 



the fine school spirit which have made 
Branksome famous have been maintained, 
until now we can proudly state we have 
one of the finest schools in Canada, and 
are known not only throughout our own 
land, but as you can judge for yourselves 
from the many messages just read from 
far distant places, we are known in many 
other lands as well. This is the outcome 
of the work of no one year, or of no one 
person, but of individuals working to- 
gether for the good of all. 

Now that contribution does not end 
when we leave school. Therefore let us. 
Alumnae and Present Girls, ever strive 
to work together for the good of our school, 
so that it may continue to stand on our 
four cornerstones of Truth, Honesty, Jus- 
tice and Purity, and ever uphold our motto : 

Therefore serve God 

Keep well the road 

Thy fame shall not decay. 
In closing I would like to say that we 
of the Graduating Class of '53 believe we 
are leaving behind us a group of girls, 
second to none, a group capable and anxious 
to carry on and to reach even greater 
heights. 

We have indeed a wonderful heritage. 
The future is bright with promise. Let 
us not fail. 



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Editor-in-Chief: Elizabeth Thomson. 
Advertising Editor: Marilyn McClaskey. 

Art and Photography Editor : 

Patricia Fulford. 

Music Editor: Barbara Williams. 

Sports Editor: Daphne Turpel. 

General Committee: Jennifer Dennison, 



Vera Jory, Edith Thompson, Barbara 
Williams, Molly Hewitt, Adele MacBeath. 

Advertising Committee: Nancy Davis, 
Marney Latimer, Jane Lucas, Lee 
McGillivray, Mary Lou Rennicks, Judy 
Chisholm, Anne Farmer, Noreen Laing, 
Grace Langlois, Susan Mitchell, Jacque- 
line Oldham. 

Sports Committee: Vera Jory, Mary Lou 
Rennicks, Jennifer Warrington. 



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APPOINTMENTS 1952-1953 



HEAD GIRL— Jean Wahlroth 

HOUSE PREFECTS 
Jennifer Findlay. Daphne Turpel. Joy Loqie, Wendy Rogers. 

DAY PREFECTS 

Janet Howard, Jane Lucas, Susan Marshall, Marilyn McClaskey, Lee McClllivray, Wendy Simpson, 

Barbara Thomson, Barbara Williams. 

SUB-PREFECTS— (House) 

Marcia Kinghorn, Marilyn McColl, Jennifer Dennison, Myrne Harris, Jennifer Warrington, Diana SparKi. 

SUB-PREFECTS— (Day) 

Joy Cassels, June Binnie, Vera Jory, Marjorie McBride, Sandra Shaw, Edith Thomson, Pamela Thayer, 
Marqot Thorburn, Merilyn Rieger. 



CLAN CHIEFTAINS SUB-CHIEFTAINS 

Campbell — Marilyn Foord. Margot Thompson. 

Douglas — Marney Latimer. Barbara Graupner. 

Ross — Joy Logie. Joyce McMackon. 

Scott — Anne Marie Harding. Sandra Maxwell. 

MacAlpine — Mary Bradshaw. Jacquelyn Oldham. 

MacOrcgor — Mary Lou Rcnnicks. Ann Farmer. 

McLeod — Linda Mumford. Sue Savage. 

McLean — Judy Lovcring, Wendy Rogers. 



OPHELEO SOCIETY 

President — Jennifer Findlay. 
Vice-President — Lee McGJIivray. 
Secretary-Treasurer — June Binnie. 

Committee — Joy Logie, Marilyn Rieger, Judy 
Chisholm, Noreen Laing, Heather 
Moffat, Sally Houston. 



BETA KAPPA SOCIETY 

President — Janet Howard. 

Vice-President — Joy Cassels. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Wendy Simpson. 

Committee — Vera Joy, Sally Kingsmill, Marney 
Latimer, Jane Lucas, Diane Murray, 
Wendy Rogers, Jennifer Warrington, 
Pat Fulford, Judy Lovering. 



LIBRARY ASSISTANT— Marilyn McClaskey. 

LIBRARY REPRESENTATIVES— Jennifer Denison. Edith Thomson, Owen Allison, Sue Beach, Barbara Brown, 
Mary Lou Cosser, Nancy Foggo, Beatrice Johns, Pamela McLean, Roma McWhirter, Kitty Farr. 



FORM OFFICERS 





President 


Vice-President 


Secretary-Treasurer 


Form 


VA — Jane Lucas 


Vera Jory 


Betty Powell 


Form 


VB — Myrne Harris 


Marjorie McBride 


Barbara Moody 


Form 


V Com. — Joy Cassels 


Adele West 


Lorna Stuart 


Form 


V Arts — Jennifer Warrinqton 


Beth Grant 


Anne Marie Harding 


Form 


IVA — Judy Loverinq 


Ann Farmer 


Jacquelyn Oldham 


Form 


IVB— Ruth Ann Mellish 


Norma Guttormsson 


Sandra Maxwell 


Form 


IV Arts — Jane Hcthrinqton 


Joan Sanderson 


Joan Joyner 


Form 


IIIA— Janet Ward 


Joan Burqess 


Jane Arnelt 


Form 


IIIB — Joyce McMackon 


Marqot Thompson 


Donnie Smellie 


Form 


IIA— Joyce Walker 


Karin Turnbull 


Susan Phin 


Form 


MB — Maureen Bullock 


Marcia Maqwood 


Ann Drain 


Form 


II Arts — Julia Jarvis 


Judith Moffat 


Sandra Sharpe 


Form 


lA — Jane Watson 


Catharine Johnston 


Penny Jenkins 


Form 


18 — Joyce Sanderson 


Jeanne Monier 


Mary Rogert 



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JUNIOR SCHOOL 

General Proficiency 

Grade 2 — Charlotte Empringham. 
Grade 3 — Elizabeth Stewart. 
Grade 4 — Jane Simpson. 
Grade 5 — Sheila Morrison. 
Grade 6 — Isolde Koenig. 
Grade 7 — Jacqueline Burroughs, 

Paula Aiken. 
Grade 8 — Jane Watson, Catherine Clark. 

Scripture — Grade 8 — Wendy Lockhart, 

Prize for Effort — Ann Sutton. 



GENERAL PROFICIENCY 
CERTIFICATES 
Form 1 

Grace Bell, Daphne Botterell. 
Wendy Broome, Jennifer Campbell. 
Geraldine Damon, Mary Daniell-Jenkins. 
Elizabeth Davies, Donna Fleming. 
Jane Garden, Margalo Grant. 
Martha Gray, Pamela McLean. 
Linda Stearns, Diane Stephen. 
Susan Strathy, Joyce Walker. 
Rosamund Walthers, Catherine Wylie. 
Marjorie Wyllie. 




SUB-PREFECTS 



1st row: M. Foord. M. Harris, A. M. Harding, J. Warrington, 
M. McBride, M. Kinghorn. 

2nd row: J. Binnic, 6. Sparks, M. L. Rennicks, M. Thorburn. 



3rd row: M. McColl. P. Thayer. J. Denison, M. Ricger, 
V. Jory, M. Bradshaw, E. Thomson, L. Mumford. J. Cassels, 
M. Latimer, J. Lovering. 



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Form II 

Judith Broome, Mary Wanda Brown, 
Betty Brownville, Joan Burgess. 
Joan Cameron, Nancy Foggo. 
Elna Magnusson, Janice McBride. 
Jane Morgan, Lynn Pringle. 
Mary Eleanor Smart, Janet Ward. 
Helen Windsor. 

Form III 

Barbara Brown, Patricia Fulford. 
Eunice Harris, Grace Langlois. 
Maureen Leslie, Lavina Lickley. 
Adele MacBeath, Janet MacDonald. 
Susan Mitchell, Phyllis O'Dowd. 
Barbara Wall. 

Form IV 

Marilyn McClaskey, Pamela Thayer. 
Elizabeth Thomson, Daphne Turpel. 
Barbara Williams. 

Form IV 

English and History — Elizabeth Thomson 
Latin — Barbara Williams 
Mathematics — Pamela Denny 
French — Jennifer Denison 
General Proficiency — Marilyn McClaskey, 
Pamela Thayer, Daphne Turpel. 

Form V 

English — Mary Barnett. 
History — Rita Barr. 
Mathematics — Ellen Thomson, 

Wendy Wilson. 
French, German, Latin — Judith Jephcott. 
French and Spanish — Vivian Frost. 
Biology — Mary Moore. 

V ARTS 
Home Economics Certificates 

Gail Cowie, Jane Davidson. 

Sandra Drennan, Constance Godwin. 

Margaret Hambleton, Shirley Killick. 



Marilyn McColl, Patricia Rainey. 
Jacqueline Rice, Jean Tweedy. 

Secretarial Course Certificates 
Full Secretarial Course 

Betty Ashworth, Peggy Fitzmaurice. 
Moyra Green, Margaret Nichols. 
Joan Northey, Ann Tourgis. 

Commercial Certificates 

Marilyn Derrington, Helen Finnemore. 
Jeann Kohler, Isobel Longfield. 
Fay Matthews, Mary Ellen McElroy. 
Carol McLachlan. 

Secretarial Course 

Peggy Fitzmaurice, Margaret Nichols. 

Interior Decoration and History of Art 

Margaret Hambleton. 

IV ARTS 
History of Art 

Beth Grant. 

Interior Decoration 
Patricia Shannon. 

Poetry 

Judith Jephcott. 

Essays — Junior School 

Martha Robinson, Patricia Gordon. 

Essays — Senior School 
Janice McBride, Rita Barr. 

Co-operation in Residence 
Peggy Fitzmaurice. 

Co-operation in Main Residence 
Adele Gammon, Gwynneth Thomas. 

Contribution to Music 
Barbara Williams. 



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School Cups and Sports Awards 
Basketball 



Clan Award — Ross: 

Jean Wahlroth, Chieftain. 

Miss Read's Cup, Form Award- 
Susan Marshall, Captain. 

Swimming 

Senior — Wendy Rogers. 
InteiTnediate — Joan Engholm. 
Junior — Margot Dunn. 

Badminton 

Singles — Pamela Smith. 
Doubles — Marion Gracey, 
Constance Stiles. 



-IV-A : 



Rita Barr. 



Joan Engholm. 



Bowling 



Diving 



Tennis 



Senior Singles — Shirley Killick. 
Senior Doubles — Shirley Killick, 

Marion Gracey. 
Intermediate Singles — Joyce McMackon. 

Sports Day 

Senior — Ann Angus. 
Intermediate — Joan Engholm. 
Junior — Joan Sanderson. 



100 Yards Dash 



Ann Angus. 



Clan Award 

Scott — Chieftain : 

Wendy Large, McLeod Award. 

Prizes Voted For 
Intergrity 

Ellen Thomson (Day). 
Constance Stiles (House). 



Sportsmanship 

Nancy Lyle (Day). 
Shirley Killick (House). 

Service 

Beverley Balmer (Day). 

Mary Bamett, Shirley Mair (House), 

Loyalty 

Wendy Wilson (Day). 
Carol O'Flynn (House). 

Perseverance 

Judith Jephcott (Day). 
Glenda Tennyson (House). 

School Spirit 

Joan Archer, Mary Lou Carnahan (Day). 
Nancy Archibald (House). 

Best All Round Girl 

Rita Barr. 

Margaret T. Scott Memorial Prizes 
Memorizing of Scripture 

Robin Brydon, Peggy Fitzmaurice. 
Norma Guttormsson, Jeann Kohler. 
Diane Leaver, Joan Sanderson. 
Sue Savage, Joan Smith. 
Mary Hope Swayne, Ann Vale. 
Daphne Turpel, Shelagh Warren. 

Medals 

Ruth Caven Memorial for Scholarship 

Form IV — Elizabeth Thomson 

School Medal for Scholarship 

Form V — Judith Jephcott 

Governor General's Medal 
Rita Barr. 

Jean Hume Memorial Medal 
For Leadership 

Mary Barnett. 



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September 

4th — Opening Day. 

5th — Boarders' Picnic. 
12th — Gathering of the Clans. 
19th— Clan Swim Meet. 
26th— Old Girls' Basketball Game. 

October 

10th — Prefects' Installation. 
11th — Thanksgiving Weekend. 
21st — Basketball — Havergal. 
23rd— Basketball— St. Clements. 
24th — Fourth Form Plays. 
28th— Basketball— B.S.S. 
29th — Canon Bryan Green. 
30th— "The Admirable Crichton." 
31st — Hallowe'en Party. 

November 

3rd — Globetrotters. 

6th — Basketball — Moulton. 
11th — Memorial Day Service. 
11th — Ice Capades. 
14th— Fifth Form Play. 

December 

12th — Christmas Dance. 

14th — Carol Service. 

16th — Christmas Dinner to Boarders. 

19th — Christmas Holidays. 

January 

9th — Reception for Miss Reader-Harris. 
12th — Beginning of Winter Term. 
12th — Dinner for Miss Reader-Harris. 



13th — Second Installation of Prefects. 
13th — Miss Reader Harris. 
19th— National Ballet. 
23rd— Miss Read's Dance. 

February 

4th— Clan Swim Meet. 

5th — Basketball— Upper Canada 
College. 
20th— Laurel School Visit. 
23rd— Mr. Dalton. 
28th— Third Form Plays. 

March 

10th — Volleyball — Havergal. 

17th — Volleyball — Havergal. 

24th— Clan Volleyball. 

26th — Clan and School Badminton and 

Bowling. 
26th— First Form Plays. 
31st — Easter Holidays. 

April 

13th — Beginning of Spring Term. 
22nd — Second Form Plays. 
23rd — Open House. 
24th — Jubilee Dinner. 

May 

14th — Sports Day. 

22nd — Graduation Dance. 

29th — Strawberry Festival. 

31st — Sunday Evening Church Service. 

.June 

5th — Junior Prize Giving. 
6th — Senior Prize Giving. 
6th — Garden Party, Readacres. 



PREFECTS 

Jennifer Findlay — Our red kilted President of 
the Opheleo comes from Carleton Place. A 
boarder for two years, Jenny's favourite song 
is still "Danny Boy". Although her future is 
undecided as yet, we know that she will make 
it a happy one. 



Janet Howard— Our capable President of Beta 
Kappa and efficient Prefect is on the First 
Basketball Team and at the same time is a 
star at Trig and Algebra Janet is considering 
the General Arts Course at the University, but 
we suggest "Soc and Phil," 



Joy Logic — One of Branksome's busy bees, Joy 
is VB's only Prefect, Chieftain of the Ross Clan, 
and a member of the Opheleo Committee. She 
is also a staunch supporter of the Second 
Basketball Team. Immediate plans include 
nuising at the Wellesley hHospital. 



Jane Lucas — Prefect, President of VA, Secretary- 
Treasurer in the Senior Choir! Along with these 
activities, Jane manages to find some time for 
home work and a sparkling sense of humour. 
What would we do without our Jane to bring 
the class to order? Next year will find Jane at 
the University of Toronto. Lots of luck Jane. 



Susan Marshall — This quiet member of VA has 
been with us for ten years, and may be often 
seen at noon hour poring over her books. Susie 
is a Simpson's representative, and wears a red 
kilt this year. She also is star forward and 
capable captain of the Second Basketball Team. 
It's University for Susie next year — the course 
is not decided yet. 

Marilyn McClasky — VA's most bouncing little 
Prefect, and a hard worker who gets results. 
Mayo is head of the Slogan Advertising Com- 
mittee, a faithful member of the School Choir, 
and School Librarian. She is a good basketball 
forward and enjoys "Apparatus". Mayo's trade- 
mark, "Freddy, the Octopus" will long be 
remembered. The future awaits her at the 
University of Toronto. 



Lee McGillivray — "Leo" is another of our 
Prefects. As Vice-President of both the Opheleo 
and the Choir, she has carried her responsibility 
admirably. Lee's plans include University. We 
wish her the best of luck. 



Wendy Rogers — As a V Arts Prefect as well as 
a member of Beta Kappa, Wendy has a very 
busy time. She is famous as a ticket seller 
for various affairs throughout the year, and is 
Eaton Representative for the School. Her future 
is, as yet, undecided, but we wish her the 
best of luck. 



Wendy Simpson — Wee Wendy has been with us 
for five years. She has been an endless source 
of fun, with her friendly smile and spontaneous 
laugh. She has also proved to be a very 
capable Secretary-Treasurer of Beta Kappa. 
Probable future — Physical and Occupational 
Therapy at Toronto. 



Elizabeth Thomson — Slogan Editor, Prefect, Choir 
member, broadcaster, forward on the VA Basket- 
ball Team, and top student, Babs is successful 
in everything she attempts. Throughout her 
nine years at Branksome, she has always been 
noted for her consideration of others, her wit 
and her work in Art. She will shine at the 
University of Toronto next year. 



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PREFECTS 



Daphne Turpel — Now a Prefect, Heron Bay's 
Bombshell landed at B.H.S. five years ago. A 
valuable forward on the First Basketball Team, 
Daphne is also Chieftain of the Clan MacLean 
and Games Convener. She has decided to go to 
McGill next year, and we know that she will 
make a success of whatever course she takes. 



Jean Wahlroth — Always charming, always help- 
ful, our Head Girl meets her duties with a 
smile, and her many responsibilities with de- 
termination and cheerfulness. Just as Jean most 
ably captained the First Basketball Team to 
victory, so she has led Branksome to even 
greater heights this year. Thanks for a wonder- 
ful year, and best of luck for the future, Jean. 




Barbara Williams — Branksome's musical queen and a Prefect, Barbie always greets everybody 
wrth a cheerful smile and a ticket for a musical festival. She devotes her time to music and 
more music, and we know that her future interest will lie there too. 



FORM V 

June B!nnie — "If you have any school spirit, bring 
your money" — That must be VA's Junie, who is 
Secretary-Treasurer of the Opheleo and a SuD- 
Prefect. An enthusiastic member of Miss Duffus' 
dancing class, she keeps us on our toes. This 
vivacious Hielan' lass will next be found in 
Nurses' Training at the Royal Edinburgh Infirmary. 



Mary Bradshaw — This charming, brown-eyed lass 
has been with us for five years. A Sub-Prefect 
and Chieftain of the MacAlpine Clan, she 
will next be found in Home Economics at 
MacDonald College 




Nancy Davis — That's a sparkle of Irish in her 
eyes, and it's in her humour, too. Nan is 
happiest when behind the cover of a hockey 
magazine, a piano keyboard, or a Trig book. 
She made her successful piano debut this year. 
Future — may include study at Varsity. 



Jennifer Denison — An old-timer? This is Jen's 
eleventh year at Branksome. She is a lover 
of Dramatics and played one of the leading 
roles in "Sense and Sensibility". A Sub-Prefect, 
Library Representative, and a good worker, 
she is always busy. We wish her good luck 
in the future at the University of Toronto. 



Marilyn Earl — Our "oldster" of VA has been 
here for five years. This mathematician whipped 
up a splendid 99 in f-ourth Form geometry, 
Marilyn is a bird watcher, too — at badminton, 
that is. We know that she will make a success 
of any future career she chooses. 




Marilyn Foord — A popular Sub-Prefect, "Foordie ' 
sports many swimming badges and enjoys riding. 
We shall miss her when she leaves us this 
year to go to college. 



FORM V 

Myrne Harris — We welcomed Myrne from King's 
Hall, Compton, Quebec. This popular Sub- 
Prefect is President of VB. She loves all sports, 
including Apparatus. Probable future — Secretarial 
Science at Western. Good luck, Myrne. 



Carole Hirst — A tiny bundle of energy and a 
first-year boarder at Branksome, Carole hails 
from Knowlton, P.Q. Pet aversion — night 
prowlers. Ambition — to study at Mac. Good 
luck, Carole. 



Lillian Ann Hogarth — Home — Tillsonburg. Favour- 
ite expression — "Did I". Pet aversion — the dist- 
ance between Branksome and MacMaster. 
Sports — swimming, golf, ice and roller skating. 
Future — N ursing. 



Sally Houston — Sally comes from Noranda, 
Quebec, and although this is only her first 
year at Branksome, she has contributed much 
to the spirit of the school. She is on the 
Opheleo Committee and is very much enthused 
about skating, skiing and badminton. Pet 
aversion — French. Probable future — Nursing. 



Dora Jones — "In the morning the lantern glows. 
Who's behind it? Why, Dora Jones." Our 
friendly Dora has a smile for everyone, and is 
always ready to help. We may find Dora in 
Medicine next year. Good luck, Do-Do. 



Vera Jory — This dramatic artist of VA and 
ardent member of Beta Kappa has been with us 
for two years, and during that time has en- 
deared herself to us by her cheery laugh and 
enthusiasm for all school activities. She is a 
Sub-Prefect, and member of the "Slogan" 
committee. Vera plans to study languages at 
the University of Toronto and to continue her 
studies abroad. Bonne chance, V.J. 



Lorraine Kaneb — Another first-year girl, Lorraine 
came to us from Cornwall. She has already left 
her mark in Branksome's hall of fame for her 
superb playing on the First Basketball Team. 
She plans to attend a university in the United 
States next September. 



Ann Kennedy — Ann is a new addition to VB, 
having recently left Qwen Sound to join us. 
Another future nurse, she can often be found 
swimming, skiing, playing basketball. 



Marcia Kinghorn — A versatile Sub-Prefect and 
everyone's friend is Marcia. This is her second 
year as a boarder; she came to Branksome from 
Stratford Collegiate, in Niagara Falls. Next year 
she hopes to attend Western University. Good 
luck, Marcia. 



Marney Latimer — ^This blonde member of VB 
is the Chieftain of the Douglas Clan, and an 
enthusiastic supporter of Beta Kappa. She 
also plays basketball for VB. As far as her 
future is concerned, Marney is undecided, but 
we wish her well in whatever career she chooses. 



FORM V 

Marjorie McBride — "Marj" is another wearer of 
the red ribbon in VB and an essential fixture 
at the gym door at the end of morning prayers. 
She is Vice-President of VB, and a star player 
on the Form Basketball Team. Still famous for 
her melodious laugh in "Sense and Sensibility". 
Mar| plans to go to McMaster next year. We 
wish her good luck. 



Marilyn McColl — Marilyn is a rather quiet per- 
son who is popular with everyone. A Sub- 
Prefect, she enjoys swimming, bowling, and 
skating. She plans to take nurse's training 
when she leaves Branksome. 



Heather Moffat — Heather hails from the town ot 
Aurora. She is a member of the Opheleo, and 
our form reporter for the Slogan, tteather also 
displayed her great actma ability in the form 
play. Her future is undecided. 



Barbara Moody — This "girl with the natural 
curl" comes from the Don Mills Road and is 
VB's Secretary-Treasurer. During the Christmas 
holidays she transferred her interest to Carlcton 
Place. Probable future — training at Sick Chil- 
dren's Hospital. 



Diane Murray — A staunch supporter of Beta 
Kappa, and one of the most cheerful members 
of VB, Diane made an excellent job of directing 
"Sense and Sensibility." She can often be heard 
exclaiming, "Oh, those stunned people". Her 
future includes nursing at Wellesley Hospital. 



Norma Penwarden — A newcomer to Branksome 
this year. Norma came to us from Welland, 
Ontario, where, last year, she attended Notre 
Dame High School. An enthusiastic basketball 
player, she also enjoys swimming and bowling. 
Next autumn she will probably be in Nursing 
at Hamilton General Hospital. 



Betty Powell — Our charming Betty hails from 
Port Perry. She has been VA's most efficient 
Secretary-Treasurer, and can constantly be heard 
to say, "When will you bring your money"? 
Betty plans to attend the University of Toronto. 
Best of luck! 



Merilyn Rieger — A Sub-Prefect, Merilyn came 
to Branksome from Leaside Collegiate in Third 
Form. She is a member of the Opheleo for 
a second year and is President of the School 
Choir. Favourite occupation — driving in a Norris 
convertible. Future — University of Toronto. 



Mary Lou Rennicks — A Sub-Prefect, Mary Lou 
came to us two years ago from North Toronto 
Collegiate. She has lent her skill as a guard 
on the First Basketball Team with good effect. 
The popular Chieftain of the McGregors, Mary 
Lou is noted for her pleasant disposition and 
happy countenance, which we know will carry 
her a long way in her chosen career of Nursing. 



Barbara Ross — This New Yorker is usually found 
in the midst of the fun at Branksome. "Barb", 
whose pet aversion is seven a.m., participates 
in most sports and specializes in swimming, 
badminton, skiing and skating. With her 
personality, we are sure she will find happiness 
and success wherever she goes. 



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FORM V 

Diana Sparks — "SparWe" Is the hard-working 
President of the Broadcasting Commitee, one of 
VB's humorous Sub-Prefects, and an active guard 
on the Third Basketball Team. Probable future — 
Varsity. (This girl will go far). 



Pamela Thayer — Pam is one of VB's Sub-Prefects 
and one of Ontario's most prominent caddies. 
A great fan of badminton and of Dixieland 
music, she nevertheless plans to enter Modern 
History and Languages at Varsity next year. 



Edith Thomson — This friendly, willing and humor- 
ous Sub-Prefect has been at Branksome for ten 
years. A great reader, Edith is often called 
upon for help with English compositions. Two 
years ago, she was our representative at the 
Sherborne School in England. A member of the 
Slogan Committee, Edith specializes in skits to 
advertise the magazine. Her plans include 
nurse's training. 



Margot Thorburn — A successful Sub-Prefect and 
a Form basketball player, Maggie is a dreamer. 
She comes down to earth now and then, and is 
heard to say, "Had the end time last night". 
Margot is expecting to have a wonderful time 
at Digby Pines this summer. Lots of luck. 





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Susan Wallace — Another cheerful member of VB, Sue is a great asset to the Form Basketball 
Team. Although good in all sports, she is especially interested in riding. Her plans for 
next year are not yet definite, but we know that she will succeed in whatever she attempts. 
Easy on that car. Sue. 



V ARTS 

Gwendolyn Allison — Gwen is a very loyal member 
of the School Choir as well as a faithful door 
opener in the V Arts classroom. She is planning 
to' start nurse's training in the autumn. Best of 
luck, Gwen. 



Ann Birdsall — Ann is another of our boarders 
who is a native of Toronto. She is a sports 
enthusiast .especially in swimming and bad- 
minton. Pet aversion — people who are late. 
Future — Ann hopes to go into nursing. 



Phyllis Clark— Phyllis is one of the artists of V 
Arts. She has been at Branksome for two years 
and hails from Willowdale. A keen bowler, 
Phyllis can be seen at St. Paul's regularly. 
Future — Nursing or Art. 



Anne Collins — Anne is our bubbling boarder 
from Fergus. Her witty remarks help to keep 
V Arts gay and cheerful. Anne excels in gym 
and can often be seen flying over the horse. 
Future — more schooling and then nurse's training. 




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V ARTS 

Beth Grant — Beth, also known as "mouse", is a 
quiet but valuable member of V Arts. Beth is 
Vice-President and also wins the top marks in 
the class. Future — undecided as yet. 



Anncmaric Harding — Anncmarie is perhaps best 
known tor those famous words, "Has anyone 
brought her money"? As Chieftain of the 
Scott Clan, and the Secretary-Treasurer of the 
class, she has busy days. Future — undecided as 
yet. 



Sally Kingsmill — When Sally is absent, the 
silence is deafening. She is a member of Beta 
Kappa and the most cheerful member of the 
class. One of V Arts' budding artists, she carries 
our best wishes with her into whatever career 
she choses. 



Ana Marie Marrou — This is Ana Marie's first 
year at B.H.S., and we must admit that she 
adds something to the atmosphere with her 
Peruvian accent. Her favourite pastime is 
getting letters. Future plans — a Western tour 
and then home again. 




Kathryn Anne Moore — Kay Is the envy of V 
Arts with that Florida tan. Much noted for her 
gay laugh, she keeps the class laughing joyfully 
Her future plans include nurse's training. 



Bertha Nickle — Bertha is another of our artists. 
A very keen swimmer, she has been at Brank- 
some for two years and has been a pleasant 
addition to the school. Future — will include 
study at College of Art. 




Joyce Robinson — As the skater of the class, Joyce 
can be seen rushing out of school on Mondays 
and Wednesdays to practise. She also likes 
badminton. Future — a trip abroad and then 
more school. 



Settle Spafford — This Is Bettie's third year at 
Branksome, and we must admit that her harum- 
scarum ways are very dear to the hearts of 
V Arts. Future — Bettie expects to take a 
course in dietetics. 




Jennifer Warrington — Our bubbling "Bundle from Britain", Jennifer excels in everything from 
class work to climbing rope in gym. As Class President and member of Beta Kappa,' she is 
very busy. Jennifer hopes to visit Western Canada, before returning to England. As she is our 
present link with the Sherborne School we send our good wishes with her. 



V COMMERCIAL 

Rosemary Arnett — Quiet and serious, but possess- 
ing an excellent sense of humour, Rosy is a 
Sherborne boarder. She comes to us from 
Sudbury and is always willing to help or lend 
an ear. Although her future is still undecided, 
she is bound to succeed In her career. 



Marjorie Bates — Full of life and fun, that's our 
Marj! She takes a keen interest in sports 
and excels in swimming and skating. Next 
year she plans to go mto Nursing, in which 
we know she will succeed. 



Mary Beck — Mary comes to us from Burlington 
High School. Her gentle manner and kindness 
will be missed next year when she sails to 
England to work with a publishing firm. An 
active basketball player and a nearty form 
member, she takes our good wishes with her. 



Joy Cassels — Our active Class President is also 
a Sub-Prefect and member of Beta Kappa. With 
Joy's sense of humour, friendliness, and voice, 
she will succeed in her radio career, we are 
sure. 



Elizabeth Harris — Libby brought her cheerfulness 
and bright smile with her from Hatfield Hall 
last year and long after she leaves, her pet ex- 
pression, "Hi, chick" will be remembereci. We 
are sure she will succeed in Nursing at East 
General Hospital. 



Susan Ross — Calmness, seriousness, and friendli- 
ness were all put together to make our Susie. 
She is our Eastern representative, coming from 
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, and we hope she 
enjoyed her year at B.H.S. Her plans may 
include college. 



Joan Rowland — Full of life and fun, Joan hails 
from Cobourg. She is very much interested in 
flying, and is sad when no mail is received. 
Joan's future is undecided, but we wish this 
member of V Commercial the best of luck. 



Margaret Simson — Margaret came to us from 
Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate, where she won 
her Junior Matric last year. Marg's many 
interests include badminton, skiing, and retail 
merchandising. Best of luck at Ryerson next 
year. 



Pamela Smith — Our black-eyed Susan has been 
with us for five years now. She is a star at 
basketball and competition is strong for her 
opponent when she is on the badminton court. 
Her vivacious manner will be missed next year 
when she leaves us to be a secretary. 



Lorna Stuart — Serene and quiet, but with plenty 
of class spirit, Lorna has done an excellent job 
as Secretary-Treasurer of the class. Our best 
wishes go with her in her future career. 



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THE JUBILEE CAKE 



Jubilee Number, 1953 



Page twenty-seven 





LILLIE SHANNON PLANT and LOIS PLANT BARRON 
MARY LOU BARRON and PATRICIA BARRON 
Branksonniies to the Second and Third Generation. 
The silver mugs engraved with the school crest were presented by the school to Mary Lou 
and Patricia as our First Twin Grandchildren. 



1903— Founded by Miss Margaret T. Scott 
and conducted as a small private 
school in a rented building at 102 
Bloor Street East. 

1910 — Moved to a rented building at 592 
Sherbourne Street. 

1912 — Bought No. 10 Elm Avenue and 
organized the School as an Educa- 
tional Trust. 

As an Educational Trust, no in- 
dividual derives any profit what- 
ever. 



1917 — Bought No. 14 Elm Avenue, now 

our Junior Residence. 
1921— Bought No. 12.5 Huntley Street. 
1924 — Built Gymnasium, Dining Room 

and Class-rooms. 
1926 — Built Swimming Pool. 
1942 — Bought No. 3 Elm Avenue. 
1947 — Bought No. 2 Elm Avenue. 
1950 — Built Modern Class-rooms. 
1953— Proposed Junior Gymnasium and 

extra Junior Class-rooms. 



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First Form has had a splendid number 
of activities in all fields during our much 
celebrated Jubilee Year. We have been 
represented in almost every event and 
have had a wonderful time taking part. 

On the Fourth Basketball Team Cathy 
Aylesv^rorth, Anne Moore, and Wendy 
Lockhart were stars. Sheila Harvey, Lisa 
Inksater, Nancy Simpson, Rosalie Biggar, 
and Cathy Clarke took part in the Scottish 
dancing exhibitions. The First Form is 
also proud to announce that Joyce San- 
derson, Jane Watson, Joan Sanderson, and 
Jeanne Monier have passed their swim- 
ming tests and received their bronze 
medals. To top off this good showing in 
sports, we add that many First Formers 
are to be found in the Friday afternoon 
apparatus class. 

This year IB will present a play, "A 
Young Man's Fancy", starring Diana 
Chambers, Anne Helm, Sheila Bamford, 
and directed by Susan Stanley. lA will 
produce "Elmer", starring Carol Anne 
Coutts and Jane Burt. 

We feel that we have had a most suc- 
cessful year, made possible by the able 
direction of Miss Phimister and Miss 
Boyes, and by the help of the class officers 
who are as follows : 

President (IB) _ Joan Sanderson 

Vice-President Jeanne Monier 

Secretary-Treasurer Mary Rogers 

President (lA) Jane Watson 

Vice-President Cathy Johnston 

Secretary-Treasurer Penny Jenkins 

In Second Form, Branksome's Jubilee 
Year has been an especially memorable 
one. 



In sports, basketball was, as usual, very 
popular. The IIA team, captained by 
Karin Turnbull and coached by Linda 
Stearns, was triumphant over IIA and IIB, 
but fell, after a close game, to IIIA. 

Swimming has provided much fun this 
year, and many girls have advanced in 
their skill. (Gerry Damon won her bronze 
medal). 

The Form has also enjoyed the badmin- 
ton and bowling afternoons at St. Paul's, 
and there has been great enthusiasm 
shown in the Scottish dancing classes with 
Miss Duff us. We are all looking forward 
to tennis and baseball in the spring, and 
hope to be well represented in the various 
tournaments. 

Turning to intellectual matters, we must 
mention two rousing debates held in IIB 
during March. Ruth Walmsley, Jane Pat- 
terson, and Jane Magee won the first, and 
Judy Ross, Meg Smellie, and Mary Jane 
Traviss were victors in the second. 

IIA had a very good representation in 
the Senior Choir this year, and also in 
the Verse Speaking Contest. Mary Daniell- 
Jenkins was sent as one of the School's 
representatives to the contest held this 
year at Central Technical School. 

Other dramatic talent came to light in 
the Form plays. On April twenty-second, 
IIA presented Ghost Farm, directed by 
Jennifer Campbell, Barbara Hambly, and 
Mary Daniell-Jenkins. The cast included 
Karin Turnbull, Judy Harmon, Pam Mc- 
Lean, Pat Hopkins, Sue Phin, Wendy 
Broome, Linda Stearns, and Glenda Gosse. 

A one act comedy. Seven to One, pro- 
duced by IIB, was most entertaining. Tak- 
ing part were Maureen Bullock, Ruth 
Walmsley, Carol Starr, Jane Magee, Mary 
Jane Traviss, Carolyn Swallow, and Sally 
Pearson. 

Interested spectators at the Coronation 



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procession in June will be Linda Stearns 
and Sue Strathy of IIA. 

We should like to mention that Pam 
McLean thrilled us all (and Miss Boyes) 
by making 100 on her Easter Geometry 
exam ! 

Next year's representative at the Sher- 
borne School in Dorset, England, will be 
a member of our class, Mary Daniell- 
Jenkins. Good luck, Mary! 

In closing we should like to thank our 
Form teachers, Mi's. Lowry and Miss 
Duffus, for a most successful year. 
Form Officers 

President (IIB) Maureen Bullock 

Vice-President — Marcia Mag-wood 

Secretary-Ti'easurer Ann Drain 

President (IIA) Joyce Walker 

Vice-President Karin Turnbull 

Secretary-Treasurer Susan Phin 

'P outfit ^e^te^ 

First — here is a toast to our tolerant, 
patient, kindly form teachers. Miss Clax- 
ton of A. and Miss Miller of B. who have 
guided us along our way. Your efforts 
have not been wasted — a fact we hope to 
prove ere we reach fifth fonn ! 

We were privileged in the early fall to 
make our annual trip to Clansdale Heights 
where friendly relaxation fosters that 
healthy lasting Branksome feehng, and 
the form picnic was a great success. 

We of Third Form constitute a sport- 
ing crowd and are justly proud of our 
teams. Jane Morgan as captain of III A 
led her team to victory in defeating V A 
to win the inter-form basketball cham- 
pionship. Jane's able assistants were play- 
ers — Janet Chisolm, Jane Arnott, Mary 
Bolton, Jody Engholm, Joan Burgess, 
Sydney Shaw, and Mary Jane Bickle. Al- 
though III B's form basketball team met 
with defeat, players Joyce McMackon, 
Sue Strickland, Ann Lloyd, Gail Durance, 
Jane Saunders, and Lynne Pringle show- 
ed plenty of zeal and good sportsmanship. 



Ann Lloyd, Margot Thompson, Joyce Mc- 
Mackon, Jody Engholm, Janet Chisolm, 
Janice McBride, and Jane Morgan 
represented Third Form on the school 
basketball teams. 

Congratulations Jody, Engholm ! In the 
Inter-School Swimming Meet Jody dis- 
tinguished herself and brought honour to 
Third Form by winning the Senior Diving 
Competition. Janet Chisolm, Jane Morgan 
and Mary Bolton also competed as mem- 
bers of the swimming team. 

The year rolled on and before we real- 
ized it we Thirds were busily employed 
rehearsing form plays. Our plays this 
year were both in the humourous vein. 
Margaret Bennett, Lynne Pringle, Joyce 
McMackon and Gill Allen combined their 
efforts to instruct III B in the production 
of "Little Darling," while Nancy Foggo 
directed III A's "Uncle Bob's Bride." It 
was all such good fun and the directors 
report their stage aspirants to be a re- 
ceptive group. 

Where have III B's extra pennies been 
going? Since September collections have 
been mounting towards the purchase of 
a silver cup to be presented on the oc- 
casion of Jubilee Year to a Third Former 
at the June prize giving. 

Our form officers have been tip-top 
this year. We thank them for adding the 
enterprise of cheerful co-operation to our 
entire Third Form. 

Ill A and III B have followed Elizabeth 
Wilson's year at Sherborne School in Eng- 
land with keen interest. It will not be long 
before we are welcoming her home again, 
for next year she will join our ranks in 
Fourth. 

Cheerio readers, and welcome to the 
challenge of another year! 

Form Officers 
III A 

President — Janet Ward. 
Vice-President — Joan Burgess. 
Secretary-Treasurer — Jane Arnott. 



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III B 

President — Joyce McMackon. 
Vice-President — Margot Thompson. 
Secretary-Treasurer — Donnie Smellie. 

IVA 

The year's at the Spring, and a song's in 

our hearts; 
Every girl in the class has been doing her 

part. 

Judy Lovering, as President, kept us in 
place, 

And Jackie extorted the money with grace. 

A spectacle varied, amusing for all, 
Presented the story of dear Branksome 
Hall. 

In our play, "The School Spirit", things 

past, and to be. 
Were made present, as part of our grand 

Jubilee. 

Our basketball team played with spirit 
and zest ; 

We passed, and we shot, with applause 

from the rest. 
We don't like to boast — but we think we're 

just grand, 
And why we were beaten, we can't 

understand. 

We had "cokes" out of goblets at 

Miss MacNeill's tea, 
And our vows lo reduce in the year '5b 
Were promptly discarded. We ate and 

we ate, 

And now we are really a Fourt?i Form of 
weight ! 

The Junior Matric, as we know, is all 

"bunk"— 
What happens if all of us happen to 

"flunk"? 

But we won't ! We're all set for a clear 

passage through. 
And to you. Miss MacNeill, all our thanks 

will be due ! 



Form Officers 

President Judy Lovermg 

Vice-President - - Ann Farmer 

Secretary-Treasurer Jackie Oldham 

IVB 

This year ours was a cosmopolitan class, 
including girls from such divers points as 
Jamaica and West Africa. 

Our sports programme was a very long 
one; we played basketball and volleyball 
in the inter-form and inter-clan competi- 
tions. 

During the autumn term, IVB success- 
fully produced its class play, "In Doubt 
About Daisy", which was directed by 
Carol Simons. The cast included Norma 
Guttormsson, Linda Mumford, Ruth Ann 
Mellish, Sandy Maxwell, Rosemary Telford, 
Dianne Mayhew. 

We were very happy, in the winter term, 
to welcome our contemporaries from the 
Laurel School in Cleveland. The American 
girls visited many of our classes; and we 
felt that, in a small way, we were foster- 
ing pleasant international relations. 

Many thanks to Miss Craig, our form 
teacher, for her unsparing help through- 
out the year. 

Form Officers 

President - Ruth Anne Mellish 

Vice-President Norma Guttormsson 

Secretary-Treasurer Sandra Maxwell 

To make a complete report on the activ- 
ities of the Fifth Form of Jubilee Year 
would require more space than the 
"Slogan" editors allow us ; so that we shall 
attempt to give only a brief account. 

First came the Form picnic at the Farm, 
as usual a happy event of the autumn 
term. Then sports began in earnest with 
the basketball season. J'ifth Form was 
ably represented on the First Team by 



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Jean Wahlroth (captain), Lorraine Kaneb, 
Susie Marshall, Daphne Turpel, Mary Lou 
Rennicks, Janet Howard and Wendy 
Rogers. Diana Sparks, Joy Logie, and 
Lee McGillivray played on the Second 
Team. 

Wendy Simpson captained VA basket- 
ball, with Jennifer Findlay, Betty Powell, 
Babs Thomson, Marilyn McClaskey, Mary 
Bradshaw, June Binnie, Merilyn Rieger, 
and Jane Lucas as team-mates. These 
players defeated the VB team, but fell in 
the next game to the invincible IIIA. 

In volleyball, the VB team played very 
well indeed, to win the inter-form match. 

Turning from athletics to dramatics, 
we must mention the V Form play, "Sense 
and Sensibility" which was presented to 
a most enthusiastic audience. A full ac- 
count will be found in the "Activities" 
columns of the "Slogan". 

Mrs. Moody and Barbara very kindly 
opened their house to us for a form party 
in March. The girls and their partners 
danced in the recreation room, which was 
gaily decorated in honour of Saint Pat rick's 
Day. Television, as usual, drew a large 
number of the guests, and the card game 
played by Miss Phillips and Miss Edmison 
attracted a number of spectators. On the 
following Monday the library hummed with 
news of the party, which was a highlight 
of the year, thanks to Mrs. Moody and 
Barbara. 

Our sincere appreciation goes to Miss 
Phillips and Miss Edmison, our form 
teachers, and to the officers of the two 
classes. 

Form Officers 

President (VA) _ Jane Lucas 

Vice-President — . Vera Jory 

Secretary-Treasurer Betty Pov/ell 

President (VB) Myrne Harris 

Vice-President Marjorie McBride 

Secretary-Treasurer Barbara Moody 



Here we are at the end of a very event- 
ful year. V Commercial and V Arts will 
soon be leaving to become Canada's best 
secretaries, artists, homemakers and in- 
terior decorators, while the members of 
IV Arts have one more year in which to 
achieve these goals. The girls of II Arts, 
that small but important class, have a 
longer time in v/hich to continue to con- 
tribute to the school activities, and to de- 
cide upon careers. 

Basketball was the main sports interest 
during the autumn term, with a combma- 
tion team of V Arts and V Commercial 
players taking the honours from IIIA. 
IV Arts was not so successful in its game 
against IV B, but the team put up a good 
fight. II Arts also joined in the competi- 
tions. 

In the winter term volleyball, badmin- 
ton, bowling and swimming filled the after- 
school hours. Another high-light of the 
winter was the V Arts class party at Ann 
Birdsall's house. "Peace, IT'S Wonderful" 
was the title and also the theme of the 
play produced by II Arts, and enjoyed by 
an enthusiastic Branksomite audience. 
The cast included Julie Jarvis, Judy 
Moff"att, Roma McWhirter, Penny Sharp, 
and Sandra Sharpe. 

The work of Mrs. Partridge, Mrs. Perry, 
and Miss Callbeck has been much appreci- 
ated by their respective forms, V Com- 
mercial, V Arts, and IV Arts. 

II Arts would like to thank their Form 
Teacher, Mrs. Harris to whom they owe so 
much, and also her successor. Miss Living- 
ston who so patiently coached the play. 

In closing, all four forms thank their 
efficient officers, listed here, for guiding 
them through a happy and successful 
year. 



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V Commercial 

President _ Joy Cassels 

Vice-President — - -— Adele West 

Secretary-Treasurer Lorna Stuart 

V Arts 

President .— Jennifer Warrington 

Vice-President — Beth Grant 

Secretary-Treasurer, Anne-Marie Harding 

IV Arts 

President Jane Hetherington 

Vice-President Joan Sanderson 

Secretary-Treasurer .— Joan Joyner 

II Arts 

President Julia Jarvis 

Vice-President Judith Moffatt 

Secretary-Treasurer Sandra Sharpe 

tit 

This, the year of our Golden Jubilee, has 
proved to be one of our best and most ex- 
citing years at Branksome. All the years 
that have gone before were good, too, and 
have established our faith in our school. 

When I first entered Branksome, I was 
impressed with the friendliness existmg 
between First Formers and Fifth Formers. 
There was no great distinction between 
the two. This is an. attitude which 
we of the graduating class feel is 
most important, and it is our wish that 
this happy relationship will always con- 
tinue at Branksome. 

Our school has a great deal to offer us, 
but this is not evident until we, as in- 
dividuals, put something of ourselves in- 
to it. 

Participation in the life of Branksome 
has meant much to us who are graduat- 
ing, as we know it will to you who remain. 
We pass on to you, therefore, the tradi- 
tions of the school, knowing that you will 
assume responsibility for their safe 
keeping. 



The Branksome Slogan 

Man for himself takes earthly praise ; 
He builds huge temples thus to prove his 
might, 

Ci'eates things strange and awful to the 
sight. 

And credits to himself all perfect ways. 

Great boasts and battles, blunders and 
despair, 

All these are truly man's. Yet what 
knows he 

Of how to silver-tinge a storm-tossed sea 
Or cool with sudden breeze the hazy air? 

These things of beauty, Lord, to Thee 
belong, 

With selfless love, and honour, joy and 
peace. 

Thine is the promise, "To make all wars 
to cease". 

Thine is the gift of friendship, true and 
strong. 

To Thee, then, go our thanks for fifty 
years 

Of chance to learn and prove ourselves 
to be 

Worthy; to strive in this land, fair and 
free, 

And struggle onward to surmount our 
fears. 

Let not achievements past distort our 
view ; 

Let new gains add to those already won — 
Let still the chorus swell "Up, and on !" 
Let still our aims be honest, just and 
true. 

—ELIZABETH THOMSON, 

Form V. 



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On the evening of the twelfth of Janu- 
ary, the Branksome Hall house girls sat 
around candle-lit tables talking quietly. 
There was an air of anticipation in the 
rustle of dinner dresses and girlish con- 
versation. Then a hush fell over the gym- 
nasium as the strains of the bagpipes 
were heard. Led by Piper Major Fraser 
the staff and guests walked in. The girls 
were anxious to see the guest of honour, 
Miss Diana Reader-Harris, Headmistress 
of the Sherborne School for Girls. All the 
guests were seated at the head table on 
which were two enormous candlesticks. 
The haggis was held aloft by Jean Wahl- 
roth (in full regalia) and piped twice 
around the room. Mr. Justice McKay ad- 
dressed the haggis. 

At the conclusion of the dinner. Miss 
Read proposed a toast to the Queen and 
then to Miss Reader-Harris. In her reply. 



Miss Reader-Harris brought greetings 
from Sherborne and from Branksome Hall 
in Scotland. She pi-esented to Miss Read 
an old edition of Scott's work, which 
includes "The Lay of the Last Min- 
strel." On the fly leaf the Duke of Buc- 
cleuch (Branksome Hall) had inscribed a 
message. His grace had also sent a letter 
to Miss Read with the book. The guests 
then withdrew to the drawing room, while 
.ae girls (whom Miss Read described as 
"the best furniture movers") prepared 
the gymnasium for dancing. The guests 
then re-appeared for an exhibition by the 
school's Scottish dancing team. The girls 
danced to the delight of the guests. Then 
everyone who wished joined in the reels 
to the jubilant notes of the bagpipes. 

Everyone enjoyed the evening and I am 
sure that many returned home vowing to 
brush up on their Burns. 

'J^c .^iZcctci Sc^o^ai ^(Mt^^ 

Last year's Slog^an carried an account 
of the visit paid by twenty Branksome 
girls to the Laurel School in Cleveland, 
O'hio. This year, on February twentieth, 
a group of Branksomites waited eagerly 
in Union Station to welcome twenty Laurel 
girls who were returning the visit. The 
girls were accompanied by Miss Tomlin, 
who had visited the School two years 
before with another Laurel group. With 
this event, three exciting days began for 
Branksome pupils. 

On Friday, Miss Read gave a delightful 
luncheon at Number 16 for the visitors and 
the senior boarders. Afterward, classes 
continued. Laurel girls flocking into Brank- 
some classrooms with their hostesses 
Later there was a tour of the city follow- 




Jubilee Number, 1953 

ed by a dinner party, basketball, swim- 
ming, and a few hours of uninterrupted 
sleep. 

On Saturday, day girls entertained the 
visitors until four o'clock, when hostesses 
and guests left to spend an evening at the 
farm. 

On Sunday, church services, luncheon, a 
delightful tea given by Mrs. Rogers and 
Wendy, and evening service in the Com- 
mon Room completed a marvellous week 
end for everyone. 

We hope that this pleasant and valuable 
custom of exchanging visits with girls of 
another school and of another country 
will become a tradition at Branksome. 

We consider it a great honour in this 
Jubilee Year to announce the publication 
of the book, "God's Plan and Man's Des- 
tiny" by Viola M. Cameron, one of our 
Old Girls (1922-1924). This has been most 
favourably reviewed in both the press of 
the United States and also of Canada. 
One reviewer states: 

"I have read this book by Miss Cameron 
with great pleaure and great profit. She 
calls it 'A digest of the Bible . . . from 
Paradise Lost to Paradise Regained.' It 
contains 164 pages of clear, succinct writ- 
ing that covers the great doctrines of the 
Christian faith in a manner that cannot 
fail to help and bless every reader . . . 
Into this volume the author has compress- 
ed a great deal of thought and reading 
upon the most profound themes that con- 
cern, or should concern, every thinking 
man and woman. . . Read in conjunction 
with the Bible it would provide a course 
of theological training enriching to any 
life and could not fail to exercise a 
stabilizing force on the human mind in 
these disquieting and uncertain days." 



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On behalf of the whole school, tthe 
editors would like to congratulate the 
Junior Choir on their success in the Ki- 
wanis Music Festival. First place, with 
a mark of 86, is not easily obtained in this 
competition. The Senior School had an 
opportunity to hear the choir sing their 
test piece, "Here Amid the Shady Woods", 
by Handel, in the festival in March. It is 
with great pride and pleasure that we 
publish the Adjudicator's Report. 

Kiwanis Music Festival Association 

195 Yonge Street, Toronto 
GIRLS' CHORUS— Grades V to VIII 
Adjudicator's Report 

"Here we had sensitive, eloquent phras- 
ing, shaped and given substance. You 
could take your color scheme, etc., fur- 
ther still. A wise legato. 

Directed wisely with economical ges- 
tures completely understood and followed 
implicitly by a keenly alive choir." Ad- 
judicator — G. H. Heath-Gracie. Marks 86. 




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On December 14th, 1952, our annual 
Carol Service was held in St. Andrew's 
Presbyterian Church. This service, always 
impressive, became this year a service of 
thanksgiving to God for His Goodness to 
our school during the past fifty years. 
With the magnificent tones of the organ 
echoing in our ears, we all resolved to 
make this service the best that Brank- 
some had ever had. 

The first part of the service in which 
the Junior School took part, consisted of 
carols sung by three gi'oups of young 
pupils — Grades six to eight, Grades one to 
five, and the Junior Choir. One of the 
carols in the group sung by Grades six to 
eight was "The Piping Shepherd", a sweet 
story of a shepherd lad at Christmas 
many years ago. The girls from Grades 
one to five, full of confidence, yet notice- 
ably reverent, told us of "Mary's Song 
at the Manger." The Junior Choir sang 
the old English Carol "Past Three o'clock" 
and the first section concluded with the 
congregational hymn, "O Come, All Ye 
Faithful." 

For the second part of the service, the 
Senior School sang "The Christmas Rose", 
a cantata written by Thomas Dunhill. This 
beautiful work portrayed the Christmas 
story from the visit of "The Angel 
Gabriel" to the "Pvide with the Magi." The 
Senior Choir was responsible for most of 
the singing, while different sections of the 
school joined in with them. When the 
lights had been dimmed after the beauti- 
ful chorale, "Beside the Manger," the 
Tableau unfolded at the foot of the chan- 
cel revealing Mary, Joseph and the Baby 
Jeius, surrounded by angels, while be- 



fore them knelt the shepherds and the 
Wise Men. This was a most inspiring 
scene, which was followed by a brilliant 
chorus ending in "Alleluia!" With the 
singing of "Angels from the Realms of 
Glory", the Carol Service came to an end. 

We wish to express our most sincere 
thanks to Mrs. Coutts and Mrs. Perry, 
without whose patient leadership the 
Carol Service could never have been a 
success. I am sure that all of the present 
girls will always remember Branksome's 
Jubilee Carol Service. 

Fifth Form's presentation of Jane 
Austen's "Sense and Sensibility" was given 
on the evening of November 14, 1952. 

The nineteenth century setting of cos- 
tumes and customs ; the great variety of 
characters in the play, from romantic to 
prosaic and from dramatic to comic; the 
general feeling that everyone was there 
to have a good time, and the earnest de- 





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sire of the cast and directors to make the 
play a success, all combined to make one 
of the happiest evenings spent at the 
school. None of the budding actresses 
had dared hope that the play would be so 
enthusiastically received by the audience, 
who booed the villain and villainess and 
suffered the agonies of hopeless love 
with the heroines. 

From VA and VB sincere thanks are 
given to the form teachers, Miss Phillips 
and Miss Edmison, who each spent many 
extra hours working with the cast and 
play committees. Without their advice, 
prompting and encouragement the play 
must have failed. Thanks are due also 
to the hard-working directors, Jennifer 
Findlay and Diane Murray, and to the 
play committees. 

The Cast 

Elinor Dashwood — Heather Moffatt 

Margaret Dashwood Marilyn McClaskey 

Mrs. Dashwood ._ Barbara Williams 

Edward Ferrars — Jennifer Denison 

Lucy Steele — Vera Joy 

John Willoughby Diana Sparks 

Colonel Brandon — — _ Joy Logie 




The Members of the supporting cast: 

Mary-Lou Rennicks, Edith Thomson, Wen- 
dy Simpson, Dora Jones, Sally Houston, 
Marjorie McBride, Babs Thomson and Lee 
McGillivray. 

The party season at Branksome got off 
to a good start this year with the Hal- 
lowe'en Dance held on Friday, October 
thirty-first. The guests dressed as comic- 
strip characters, and Daisy Mae, Albert 
the Alligator and the Katzenjammer kids 
were all present. Miss Read and the staff 
presented a hilarious skit, depicting the 
class of '03 at Branksome. (Miss Boyes 
made a convincing photographer). The 
fiddles played two barn dances which were 
enjoyed very much. After dancing the 
girls trouped down to the dining room for 
ice cream. A wonderful finish to a won- 
derful evening ! 

The Christmas dance was held on Friday 
evening, December twelfth. Although 
there was no snow to add to the Christ- 
mas spirit, the Common Room decorated 
with pine boughs and gaily lit with Christ- 
mas trees, provided a wonderful holiday 
atmosphere. The girls and their guests 
danced to the music of a four piece or- 
chestra devoted to Dixieland tunes. At 
eleven o'clock supper was served in the 
dining room and afterwards dancing con- 
tinued until one o'clock. Everyone will 
agree that the Christmas Dance was one 
of the best yet at Branksome. 

Miss Read's Dance was held on Friday, 
January twenty-third, in the gymnasium. 
As this is Jubilee year the gym was dec- 
orated accordingly. Surprisingly realistic 
murals exhibiting the Branksome uniform 
past, present, and future decorated the 
walls, and there was a reproduction of 
Branxholme Castle in Scotland, with stone 
walls, oaken tables, pewter candlesticks 
and a marvellous tower. Balloons hanging 
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modern note. The committee had never 
seen so many balloons in one place before 
and, after spending several hours inflating 
them, the members decided that they 
hoped never again to see so many. Frank 
Bogart's orchestra supplied the music and 
Pipe Major Fraser played for the Scottish 
dancing. At eleven o'clock supper was 
served by candlelight in the dining room. 
Miss Read had again given the school a 
wonderful time and a dance to remember. 

The graduation dance and the Straw- 
berry Festival are yet to come on May 
twenty-second and on May twenty-ninth 
respectively. Branksome is looking for- 
ward to two more parties, evenings never 
to be forgotten. 

On behalf of the members of the 
Opheleo, I should like to express gratitude 
to the girls, their parents, and friends of 
the School who have made it possible for 
us to send our annual subscriptions to mis- 
sions in Asia, Africa, South America, and 
Europe. Due to the generous response to 
our appeal for funds, we have also been 
able to send help to those in Great Britain 
who suffered so greatly because of the 
floods. 

We are grateful that once more we 
have been able to continue the work car- 



ried on for so many years at Branksome, 
and also to aid others who are in need. 
We hope and feel confident that this work 
of the Opheleo will always go forward. 

OPHELEO FINANCIAL REPORT 



Collected 

Ramabai Week $325.00 

Lenten Collection - 225.00 

Christmas Collection 100.00 

Spring 100.00 



Total - - $750.00 

Paid Out 

Ramabai Mission - $200.00 

Support of teacher at Manmad .... 75.00 
Branksome Hall bed in Ludhiana 

Hospital, India - 50.00 

Support of Orphan at Manmad ..- 50.00 
Student work in Germany, South 

America, Africa - 75.00 

Canadian Lumbercamps ..- 25.00 

Jewish ReUef - - .. 25.00 

British Flood Relief Fund 50.00 

Christmas Relief - 100.00 

Camps in Canada for the 

undei-privileged .— .— 100.00 



Total - $750.00 



JUNE BINNIE, 
Secretary-Treasurer 

This year members of Branksome's In- 
ter-School Christian Fellowship group have 
been meeting in Miss Read's drawing room 
each Friday afternoon as usual. Bible 
study and discussion have formed the 
main part of our programme and at sev- 
eral meetings we have had outstanding 
missionaries as speakers. 

Some of the highlights of the year were 
the extra activities — the parties held in 
different districts of the city where we 
met fellow members from other Toronto 



Jubilee Number, 1953 

schools, and of course the Fall week-end 
at I.S.C.F.'s Camp Norval. 

To Miss Brien, who has helped us so 
much with our discussion and Bible study, 
and to our hard-working President, Mary 
Lou Rennicks, we owe the success of our 
work in the past year. 

The choir this year has provided many 
enjoyable hours of practice, as well as 
several successful performances for its 
seventy members. Accounts of some of 
the performances are given below. 

In addition, forty girls from the choir 
sang at St. Stephen's Church on March 1. 
The programme included "Jesus, Joy of 
Man's Desiring", "Come, Loyal Hearts", 
"Praise Ye The Lord", and "Lift Thine 
Eyes". 

On April 17, the Choir will present its 
third annual concert. The songs will in- 
clude "Oklahoma" and "The Surrey With 
The Fringe On Top". 

We are all very grateful to our choir 
leader, Mrs. Coutts, and to our officers. 
Officers 1952-53 

President Merilyn Rieger 

Vice-President — Lee McGillivray 

Secretary-Treasurer Jane Lucas 

Committee: June Binnie, Jane Morgan, 

Jennifer Warrington. 

On Friday afternoon, March 27, Grades 
5, 6, 7 and 8 of Junior School sat tensely 
in the Gymnasium awaiting the beginning 
of the singing competition which would 
give to one of them the Junior Champion- 
ship. Behind them, members of Forms lA 
IB, IIA and I VArts cast longing looks to- 
wards the adjudicator who would pick the 
best of their groups. The adjudicator was 
Dr. Richard Johnston of the Royal Con- 
servatory of Music, who immediately won 



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the confidence of all present by his kindly 
manner and encouraging words. One by 
one the four Junior classes took their 
places at the front of the Gymnasium, each 
group singing two numbers. When Dr. 
Johnston remarked on their singing, he 
praised their clear diction, sweet voices 
and enthusiastic expressions. The highest 
mark of 85 was awarded to Graae 6, sing- 
ing "The Sleeping Beauty" and "The 
Robin's Last Will". During the time be- 
tween the competitions the Junior Choir 
sang the number which had given them 
first prize at Kiwanis Festival. 

Then the Senior competition began. Dr. 
Johnston praised these groups for their 
excellent choices of songs and remarked 
on the attentiveness of each individual to 
Mrs. Coutts. Form IIA, singing "Merry 
Are the Bells" and "Aurora", v»^as award- 
ed 85 marks. Then Grade 6 and Form 
IIA sang once again in order to decide the 
School Championship. This was won by 
IIA. 

The afternoon had been a great suc- 
cess. Mrs. Coutts deserves our most sin- 
cere thanks. We hope that Dr. Johnston 
will soon visit us again, for his construc- 
tive criticism made not only the winners, 
but also the losers, feel that they had done 
a good job well. 



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Basketball 

As usual, the basketball season was 
launched with the annual "Old Girls 
Game", preceded by Miss Read's dinner 
for the Old Girls and members of the 
present First Team. The Old Girls won 
the game, 25-14 but the present players 
did not feel so sad when they saw that the 
winning team included the three previous 
captains of Branksome's First Team. 

The present First Team was fortunate 
this year in winning all its games — against 
Havergal, Moulton, St. Clement's, and 
Bishop Strachan. 

In addition to the regular schedule, the 
First and Second Teams played the On- 
tario Ladies College at Whitby, where 
they were royally entertained. Several 
weeks later O.L.C. came to Branksome 
for a return match. In each event Brank- 
some had the high score. 

The First Team is now looking forward 
to an exhibition game with Upper Can- 
ada College on their Athletic Night. (We 
sent them a Rule Book). 

The Second Team carried out the same 
schedule as the First, including games 
with Upper Canada College and the Old 
Girls. They won all their scheduled games 
except one, when the Bishop Strachan 
Team defeated them. Nice playing, gals I 

The Third and Fourth Teams played 
well this year and lack only experience. 
The Third Team lost games to Havergal 
and Moulton, and won the game against 
Bishop Strachan. The Fourth Team did 
not win any games, but gave good com- 
petition. Better luck next year, teams! 

The Clan Competition caused a great 
deal of excitement this year with repre- 
sentatives of each clan cheering their re- 
spective teams. MacGregor and Ross 



played in the finals, MacGregor winning 
with the score 32-28. 

IIIA carried off the Form Basketball 
Cup, defeating VA in the finals. 

Great interest was shown in basketball 
this year, and many girls participated in 
the numerous games. Thank you. Miss 
Thickett, for a most successful season. 

Badminton 

Singles (team) : Barbara Ross, Joy 
Logie. 

Doubles (team) : Judy Lovering, Judy 
Ross, Barbara Graupner, Daphne Tnrpel. 

Havergal won first place in the inter- 
school matches, at St. Paul's on March 5, 
and Branksome came in for a close second. 

The finals of the school badminton 
championships were played on March 30. 
Barbara Ross defeated Pam Smith in the 
singles, and in doubles Joy Logie and Bar- 
bara Ross defeated Barbara Graupner and 
Daphne Turpel. 

Volleyball 

Volleyball, although a relatively new 
activity in the school, has had a very 
popular and successful season. 

The school team played two exhibition 
games with Havergal in March, losing its 
first game, but coming up as victor in 
the second. Members of the team were: 
Marcia Kinghorn, Margot Thorburn, Bar- 
bara Moody, Diana Sparks, Jane Lucas, 
Mary Lou Rennicks, Jean Wahlroth, 
Susan Wallace, Betty Powell, Linda Mum- 
ford and Sandra Maxwell. 

Great enthusiasm has been shown also 
in Clan and in class. The school champion- 
ship was won by the VB team, captained 
by Barbara Moody. 

The girls feel that many thanks are 




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pi ' 

OUTDOOR GAMES 

due their staff advisor, Miss Thickett. Vol- 
leyball managers this year were Lorraine 
Kaneb and Marjorie McBride; scorer, 
Barbara Groupner. 

Gathering of the Clans 

At Branksome there is a keen competi- 
tive spirit especially between the Clans. 
This was shown at the annual Gathering 
of the Clans on September 12 on the spa- 
cious lower field at Readacres, the first 
games competition between the eight 
Scottish Clans this year. 

This year top honours were shared by 
the Ross and McLean Clans. Miss Read 
kindly donated a prize to the members of 
each of these two winning Clans. All the 
Clans seem to be evenly divided in sports 
talent so it is anybody's guess which one 
will carry off the standard at the end of 
the year. 

Golf 

On the second Friday in September, the 
inter-school golf tournament, sponsored 
by Miss Ada MacKenzie, was held at the 
Toronto Ladies Golf Club. This year we 
were given a whole holiday for the tour- 
nament. 

Havergal came first, with Branksome 
finishing just a few strokes behind, St. 



Clement's and Moulton finished third and 
fourth respectively. 

The Branksome team consisted of Nor- 
een Laing (who had the low score of the 
day), Lynn Pringle, Judy Lovering, Judy 
Chisholm, Cathy Phin, and Jan Howard. 

After a very successful and certainly 
a very enjoyable day of golf, there was 
afternoon tea in the club house, where 
prizes were awarded. 

Swimnning 

The Jubilee Year has been the best year 
yet for the Branksome Hall Swimming 
Team. 

At the Inter-School Swim Meet held at 
Bishop Strachan School, Branksome plac- 
ed second only five and a half points be- 
hind the winning team. 

Joan E.ngholm's superb diving marked 
her as the undisputed Senior Diver 
Champion. Mary Lou Rennicks (Captain) 
and Jane Morgan helped Joan to make up 
the Senior representatives. The inter- 
mediates were Janet Chisolm, Mary Bol- 
ton, and Jeanne Monier. The Juniors were 
well represented by Gail Burton, Mary 
Louise Ireland and Jackie Burroughs. We 
all thank Miss Karn for her wonderful as- 
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Cinging 

Singing has been at the top of the 
Junior School's Ust of activities this year. 
Many long hours were spent in the Senior 
gym practising for the Kiwanis Music Fes- 
tival. We all enjoyed the experience of 
competing with the other schools and 
listening to the expert advice given to us 
by Mr. G. H. Heath-Gracie before he told 
us that we had won. 

Just before the Easter holidays there 
was an inter-class competition in which 
Grade 6 were the winners with 85 points 
However these successes were possible 
only because of Mrs. Coutts' very able 
teaching. Special credit should also be 
given to Mrs. Dowie for the patient way 
in which she accompanied us. 

Scottish Dancing 

Miss Duffus and Miss Lea sacrificed a 
great deal of time in the second term teach- 
ing some of the girls in Grades 7 and 8 
Scottish dances. A party was held on 
March twenty-third to end this year's 
Scottish dancing class. It was a great suc- 
cess and everyone, including several tea- 
chers, spent a very enjoyable evening do- 
ing such dances as the Reel of Tulloch 
and the Highland Schottishe. 

Gym 

Throughout the winter term the Junior 
School has paid special attention to the 
gym classes. Miss Thickett kindly gave 
up her Wednesday afternoons to help us 
learn many new and amazing tricks. In 
the late afternoon many of the Junior 
School girls would be found chasing each 
other around the gym in the new and 
entertaining game which Miss Thickett 
called "Pirates". This afternoon activity 
has been enjoyed by many girls from 
Grade 5 to Grade 8. We thank Miss 




KINDERGARTEN 

Thickett very much for the help she has 
given us. 

Archery 

During the first term the archers at 
Read Acres became very skilled under 
Miss Karn's continuous supervision. A clan 
competition was held on the lower field 
of Read Acres in which the Bruce Clan 
were the winners. Our most accomplish- 
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Grade 6, Patricia Ireland, Grade 7, and 
Margaret Benson, Grade 8. 

Basketball 

Basketball became a major pastime in 
the autumn. The team practised con- 
stantly under Miss Thickett and the play- 
ers were: Forwards: Gail Burton, Eliza- 
beth Aylesworth, Nora Stearns and Penny 
Fauquier. Guards: Margaret Benson, 
Virginia Gray, Jackie Burroughs, Judy 
McClaskey, and Jeanie Haines. As usual 
the team played the other private schools. 
However, we lost all four games. In the 
final game great effort was made by all, 
particularly by our best basket-getters, 
Gail Burton, and Elizabeth Aylesworth, 
but to no avail. Let us hope that the 
Junior Team does better next year. 

Swimming 

Although swimming has always been 
one of Branksome's favourite sports, in 
this Jubilee Year the Junior School has 
taken a much more active part in the 
swimming events. The Clan Meet during 
the first term was won by the Robertson 
Clan and all clans were well represented 
by a number of girls. Gail Burton, Mary 
Ireland and Jackie Burroughs were chosen 
from the Junior School to take part in 
the swimming meet at Bishop Strachan 
School in which Branksome came second. 
Some of the more ambitious girls went to 



Miss Karn's ornamental swimming classes 
where they were taught many tricks and 
strokes. We all appreciate the time and 
trouble Miss Karn has spent in teaching 
us to swim. 

The Ballad of the Oubliette 

A castle stood upon the hill 
Magnificent and grand. 
Its turrets looked upon a rill 
The clearest in the land. 

The corridor was long and dim ; 
Flamed torches on the wall. 
The corridor, where did it lead ? 
" Why to the banquet hall ! 

Here dwelt Sir Raymond, lord of all, 
In Winter and in Fall, 
With spidery courtiers sliding round 
At his beck and call. 

The hill outside was clad in white, 
Its beauty all but done. 
The sparkling cloak reflecting rays 
From Phoebus and the sun. 

What of Coline, the damsel fair. 
All dressed in samite white? 
What of Sir Silber ? Fair was he 
And Coline's own sweet knight. 

The frowning walls looked down, I 
said, 

Upon a sea of white. 

Here sweet Coline strayed forth alone 

Into the tender night. 

The forest harbored many trees 
With branches arching high; 
To one of these sped true Coline 
And someone else drew nigh. 

Coline sank into Silber's arms 
Wide open were they now. 
She listened to his gentle words 
While Silber kissed her brow. 



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Another figure now drew nigh 
With stately words, and slow, 
He made the lovers one in heart, 
Before he turned to go. 

Back they went together 
Their footsteps ringing clear 
Through the lofty archway; 
Her face portrayed her fear! 

The door was standing open 
That led into the hall; 
Through this they went together 
She paused, was that a call ? 

"Beware, oh young and fair one, 
Beware my mistress dear; 
Beware of this dark corridor 
Do not go down there ! 

" 'Tis only a trick of fancy 
He has not heard at all;" 
And on they went together 
Down through that fatal hall. 





The corridor was long and dim 
With flags upon the floor; 
The coiTidor, where did it lead ? 
To the unseen trap-door! 
—CAROLINE STANLEY PORTER, 

Grade 7. 



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JUNIOR CLAN CHIEFTAINS 
Left to Right- Judy Mclndoo, Judy McClaskey, Virginia Gray. 



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From the Branksome Slogan of 2053 

Now that Branksome Hall is celebrat- 
ing her one hundred and fiftieth anniver- 
sary, it might be well to look back one 
hundred years to the Jubilee of 1953. 
Miss Read suggested that the Jubilee be 
celebrated for the whole year. This was 
carried out and it is from her that we 
have the idea, still practised every fifty 
years at Branksome. At the beginning of 
the year trumpets were blown in accord- 
ance with the Jubilee celebrations outlin- 
ed in the book of Deuteronomy. That year 
was an eventful one. Miss Reader-Harris, 
who was then principal of the Sherborne 
School for Girls, visited the school in hon- 
our of the Jubilee. The books now under 
glass in the library were presented by 
Miss Reader-Hams on that occasion. A 
dinner at the Royal York Hotel caused a 
flutter among the girls. (The Royal York 
was an hotel on Front Street. It seems 
amusing to us but it vv^as the largest hotel 
in the British Empire at that time.) 





Branksome was also affected by ex- 
ternal affairs. The crowning of Elizabeth 
n took place in June of that year and 
we read that some Branksome girls at- 
tended the Coronation. The following year 
Branksome admitted a number of Dutch 
and British girls following the mass 
migration after The Flood of Fifty-Three. 

After her Jubilee Branksome went from 
strength to strengtli. She was the first 
school in Canada to have optional flying 
lessons on the curriculum. These were 
taken at Malton airport and caused great 
excitement in 1960 when they were est- 
ablished. Mary Lou Connolly, a graduate 
of Branksome, created a minor stir with 
her Drip-Not Jug, now indispensable to 
every housewife. Shortly after Molly Jones 
led the Freedomists to victory, to be- 
come the first lady Prime Minister, she 
said in a speech to the school: "If I had 
never had my Branksome education, I 
could never have done what I did." We 
could go on in this vein but there are other 
topics to cover. Suffice it to say that the 
discoverer of phelegetrium, the author of 



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"Enchantment," the composer of "Cana- 
dian Sonata," and the painter of "Yukon 
Winter" were Branksome gi-aduates. 

What were our ancestors at Branksome 
like? Perhaps, if we look at conditions and 
customs in Canada generally, it will give 
us an idea of Branksome girls. Since this 
is a feminine school, we will be forgiven 
for discussing fashions first. In those 
days women wore what seems to us in- 
credibly short clothing. The styles were 
probably attractive enough but not very 
feminine. Large loose garments made 
from sheep's wool were popular. These 
terminated at the waist. From the waist 
down, the girls wore a skirt, which was 
often straight and tight giving a boyish 
appearance. The same type of skirt was 
popular in a "sheath" dress, which wid- 
ened at the hips and sometimes narrow- 
ed at the knees, making the wearer look 
rather like a violin. In evening dress, 
women went to the other extreme wearing 
"bouffant" skirts held out like a balloon, 
often with yards of a peculiar material 
hke cheesecloth. Nobody seems to have 
thought these fashions odd. 

Those were the days of motor cars. 
Helicopters were still stared at. The Jet 



Express was unknown. The Copter Cab 
Service was established in Toronto in 
1980 and the Jet Express between major 
cities of Canada from 1978 to 1982. 
Atomic planes for trans Atlantic flights 
were introduced in 2000. Stewart Gerald 
broke the speed of light in 1990. Jet heli- 
copters, two-way wrist T.V. and many 
other inventions have occurred since 1953. 
T.V. has become so familiar since that 
date that the majority of people do not 
know that it stands for "television." An- 
other example of this is the universal 
use of the abbreviation "3-D" for "Three- 
Dimensional Movies," which were intro- 
duced in 1953. Even the abbreviation is 
only used to distinguish it from "home 
movies." 

Have we progressed since those days? 
Have we justified the hope our ancestors 
had in us? Again it might be best to ex- 
amine Canada and the world before we 
look at Branksome. 

About 1950, a book by George Oi-well, 
"Nineteen Eighty-Four" was published. 
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particularly in the light of 2053. He saw 
the world of 1984 governed by commun- 
ism. It was a miserable picture. The world 
was in three great political divisions all 
under the most horrible tyranny. This 
was typical of one school of thought at 
the time. Another was that the world 
was getting better and better, man would 
conquer, man would bring peace, man 
would make "the world a better place" 
(an oft-quoted platitude) forgetting that 
the cause of the evil they planned to ex- 
terminate was none other than man. 

We have not eliminated war, the world 
is not living in harmony, people are not 
all looking to God for gaiidance, but neith- 




er is the world ruled by Orwell's Big- 
Brother. 

Has Canada progressed? She is the 
second greatest country in the world in 
position, population and area. Her scient- 
ists and artists are the world's foremost. 
So are her criminals. Her politicians still 
say "Unaccustomed as I am to public 
speaking . . . there is something to be said 
for both sides . . . inclosing I would like 
to . . ." (and continue for half an hour.) 

At Branksome, we are proud of our 
scholastic and athletic record, and I think 
we are proud of the girls she turns out. 
But her pupils still say, "Do we have to 
know this for the exam?" "If Latin is 
a dead language why . . .?" "Why is she 
telling us that, when it's not in the book?" 



We laugh at the Branksomites of 
1953, at their idea of speed, clothes and 
inventions, but in spite of the fact that 
the Jet Express has broken the speed of 
light, in spite of the Renewed Look of 
2000, in spite of our automatic air con- 
ditioning, we are not very different. 

Have we progressed ? That is a question 
to be answered by the next generation. 

EDITH THOMSON, V. 



Studio in Twilight 

A narrow pane vouchsafes a meagre ray 
To light the sculptor's skilful sinuous 
hands ; 

His back is labour bent; and white, the 
sands 

Of time lie on his shaggy brow. The clay 
Takes life from him, desirous to obey: 
Formed from the Formless, by the brain's 

commands. 
The graceful figure grows. Who under- 
stands 

The joy the aged master's eyes betray? 
When, once, the Elder Artist fashioned 
man 

From formless clay, and the strange 
symmetry 

Of stars, did He, then, when the world 
began. 

Know pride of craftsmanship, and thus 
decree 

That those who share the toil of his Plan 
Shall share in the Creator's ecstacy? 

PATPJCIA FULFORD, 

Form IV. 

The Woodland 

Soon we see the signs of Spring, 

Soon the robins will return, 
The rivers now will louder sing, 

Green will touch each leaf and fern. 
Soon the golden sands will burn 

And the Summer sun ride high, 
For woodland paths I then will yearn 

And a shady spot to lie. C. C. 



Jubilee Number, 1953 

Dear Muse 

I thought I'd try my hand at verse, 

But found each kind grew more perverse; 

Odes, sonnets, epics, Umericks, 

The whole poetic bag of tricks 

(Not to speak of rhyme and scansion) 

Were far beyond my comprehension. 

Rhyme schemes with their a b c b's 
All gave me the "heeby-jeebies". 
Shakespeare, Browning and the rest 
Have had the gift of anapest ; 
The bard who wrote "arma virumque" 
Could wield a mean dactyl or trochque. 

But I say, of guys like Pope, — let 
Them keep their rhyming couplet. 
At odes and elegaic stanzas. 
Gray and Keats have better chances. 
I think, of me and Edward Lear, 
Old Eddy has the better steer. 

And what the hex-a-meter for. 

When guys like Nash, who know the score. 

While disregarding rhymes and rhythms, 

Can send us into paroxysms. 

Since writing verse just gets my go-at 

I feel I'll never make a poet. 

MOLLY HEWITT, 

Form IV. 

The Most Trying Part of the Day 

7 :00 There goes that waking bell. 
Some stagger out of bed. 
Some say they didn't hear it, 
(I'm sure they really did.) 

7:25 There goes another one, 
"A warning" it is said, 
A warning for another bell 
Clanging througn your head. 

You think you'd better (if you can), 
Get up and start to dress, 
But now where is my kilt, my tie. 
My blouse — Oh, What a mess ! 



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7:40 You're just getting ready 
And about to do your hair, 
And then, Oh ! No ! another bell, 
I don't know how they dare. 

You fumble and you grumble 

As you take out all the pins, 

And the curling hasn't worked at all. 

To add to all your sins. 

7:45 Your room-mates have all left you. 
And have started on their walk. 




When — that bell was last warning. 
You've had it — and a mark. 

The prefect, she comes rushing 
With her pencil and her list. 
You stand in fear, and trembling 
As she shakes at you her fist. 

You vow that you never again 
Will fall the way you fell 
As you know it doesn't pay you 
To DISOBEY THAT BELL. 

JENNIFER WARRINGTON, 
Form V Arts. 



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One of the outstanding events of the 
Jubilee Year was the dinner party given 
by Miss Read for Miss Reader Harris on 
January twelfth, at the school. Miss Reader 
Harris flew out from England during the 
Christmas holidays to bring greetings and 
congratulations from Sherborne School to 
Branksome. It was truly a Scottish affair 
complete with haggis. Led by the piper 
the head table guests marched into the 
gym, where the dinner was held. The 
haggis was addressed by Mr. Justice 
Mackay and pricked by his skene dhu. 
After the toast to the Queen speeches 
were in order. Miss Reader Harris 
brought with her a copy of Scott's poems 
sent to Miss Read by the Duke of 
Beccleuch, the owner of the original Brank- 
some Hall in Scotland. 

On behalf of Sherborne its Principal 
presented two handsome volumes "Dorset" 
and "Mediaeval Sherborne" to Branksome. 
They have an honoured place in the school 
library. 

A reception was also given for Miss 
Reader Harris, Friday, January ninth, in 
order to give her many friends in Toronto 
the opportunity of meeting her. Her visit 
was much appreciated by us all and we 
trust the strong tie between Sherborne 
and Branksome will never be broken. 

A number of Old Girls have written the 
School lately, among others Bessie Storey 
Cole who is domiciled in Chicago, Con- 
stance Cravd'ord Brown who tells us 
that her three daughters are mar- 
ried, all living in Winnipeg and that 
she has four grandchildren. Kathleen 
Burrows Lightcap wrote just before fly- 
ing to Portugal, en route to other places 
in Europe and the Coronation. Margaret 
Morton Lightbourn says she was in New 



York in March representing Bermuda at 
the International Flower Show. In early 
April she designed twenty-two flower ar- 
rangements and opened her house and 
grounds to the general public for the bene- 
fit of the Garden Club of Bermuda of v/hich 
she is president. Jean Lander Dick sent 
us a delightful family group of herself, 
two boys aged seven and five and a wee 
girl of two. Jessica Wynne wrote from 
Virginia, she was married July 21st, 1951, 
and is now Mrs. Frank W. Wilson. Mar- 
jorie Hazel wood sent a fine batch of news 
from Victoria, B.C. She tells us that Helen 
Baird has retired from library work in 
Minneapolis and that she and her sister, 
Marjorie, are living together. The lat- 
ter, who is a Victorian Order nurse is 
doing a fine job, she has started night 
classes for young husbands teaching them 
how to help with the babies. Sybil Knee- 
land Martin "the best dressed woman in 
town" spends most of her time in Victoria 
where her daughter, Nancy, who is mar- 
ried, lives. Jean McWilliams Kilgour and 
her family of three children are in British 
Columbia's capital as is Gladys Brock 
Martin. Marjorie Hazelwood is with the 
Department of Health and Welfare, she 
is liaison officer between Civil Reference 
Headquarters (Federal) and the Health 
Department (Provincial). Alison King 
Wooster, Vancouver, reports that she has 
a son at the University of British Columbia 
and another who will enter in the autumn. 
She also has a younger daughter. She 
and Virginia Lefurgy Lampman see each 
other often. Kathleen Deacon Hofmeyr 
air mailed us from the Transvaal, South 
Africa, she likes living in that part of the 
world. From Australia comes news that 
Mary Becker Grant hopes to visit Toronto 
next September. 

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Meier McCarthy, Marg-aret Follett Burke 
and Dorothy Follett Walker were in Ber- 
muda in the early Spring. Phyllis Cassels 
Logie went to Arizona in December, Mar- 
jorie Gillbard Ryan was in Florida, Dor- 
othy Hardy Elvidge spent two months in 
Mexico recently. Last summer Nadine 
Angstrom and Amy Angstrom Suckling 
sailed for Europe, while in Switzerland 
they saw Mademoiselle Chaubert. Jean 
Southam Brinckman went to Geneva in 
April to visit her daughter. She was in 
London for the Coronation. Tlie following 
were presented to Her Majesty, the Queen 
last June : Eve and Joy Cassels, Jean Catto 
and Charlotte Keens. 

Joan Frankel Horner spends her time 
between Hollywood and New York. Her 
husband is a director with Twentieth Cen- 
tury Fox and also a designer of sets for 
one or two current hits of the New York 
stage. 

Barbara Ellis Thompson and Ann Caw- 
thra Coneybeare are living at Niagara-on- 
the-lake. Gracia Winchester Bullen has left 
Toronto to live in Huntsville while Patricia 
Walker Ramsay and Edith Ohrt Wheel- 
wright have returned to the Ontario 
metropolis from British Columbia and Mon- 
treal. Marie Joyce Cox has also settled 
in this town. Barbara Annand Salmon- 
son is in Halifax and Helen Hendry 
Creighton in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. 
Mary Elizabeth White McNair has moved 
to Edmonton and Beverley Jean Morine 
Somers to Winnipeg. Eleanor Gibson Mc- 
Gregor has left Ottawa for Richmond Hill. 
Anna Greig's address is now Kelowna, B.C., 
and Kate Haas is temporarily in Grande 
Prairie, Alta. Molly McMurray Tait has 
joined the Montreal Alumnae and Jean 
Sutherland Boyd has returned to the 
metropolis. Beatrice Rough is living in 
Beaconsfield, P.Q. Daphne Hodgson 
Svenningson is making her home in Van- 
couver. Kathryn Gooderham Donaldson 
h?.s moved from Dartmouth to Victoria, 



B.C., and Diana Spencer Dyer from Halifax 
to Esquimault. Paula Mounce Boyle is 
to be found in Napanee. Cringan Trimble 
Smith-Bingham has returned to Toronto 
to live. Shirley Halsted Kline is in Mon- 
terey, California, and Alice Jean Buchan 
Land resides in this same state as does 
Rosemary Miller Guthrie who is "at home" 
in Berkeley. Diana Hawkins McCall is 
making her home in Milwaukee and Joyce 
Tedman Austin in Washington, D.C. Nora 
Conklin Skitch has moved to Detroit and 
Anna Lea Elderkin may be addressed 
Athens, Tennessee. Catherine Davison 
Leavitt is now living in Trinidad and Bar- 
bara Browne is spending some time in 
Lebanon. Sally Pitfield Moore is living in 
England and Joan Chalmers is in Britain's 
capital doing free lance writing, as is Ann 
Plummer who has a position with the 
Canadian Pacific. Jane Bankier is a li- 
brarian in the Reference Department of 
the Frick Library, New York. 

Jessie Winchester Gordon and her hus- 
band left in February for Fomniosa where 
they have resumed missionary work 
among the Chinese. 

In her first year at the University, 
Mary Lou Farmer came second in Victoria 
College and first in her Honour Course, 
winning the A. E. Lang Scholarship in 
French and the Regents Prize in Honour 
English. Carol Jean Merritt obtained the 
Alex. T. Fulton Scholarship in Science, 
the Hamilton Fishe Biggar Prize and 
maintained the Elizabeth Burr Tyrrell 
Scholarship at Victoria. Lean Lui won 
the scholarship offered by the Associa- 
tion of Professional Engineers of the 
Province of Ontario and Judith Jephcott 
the Dickson Memorial Scholarship at 
Trinity. 

Betty Southgate, who is at St. Hilda's, 
received the Frances Endicott Trophy for 
1951-52, symbolic of the ultimate in col- 



Jubilee Number, 1953 

lege sport. She, Jessie Marriner and Sally 
Dalton were presented with university 
sports awards. Jessie was also on St. 
Hilda's swimming- team which placed sec- 
ond in the Interfaculty meet and, with 
another girl, won St. Hilda's shield award- 
ed to girls in the graduating year who have 
made an outstanding contribution to col- 
legiate athletics in skill and general sports- 
manship. 

Mary Maclennan, Ann Vale and Nancy 
Lyle are at McMaster, Beverley Balmer 
chose to go to Western University, Lon- 
don, Ont., in which university Joan Maw- 
hinney and Elizabeth McBurney have just 
completed their second year. Beverley is 
Vice-President of the freshman year. 

Alison Zimmerman and Peggy Cowie 
graduated from the Occupational Therapy 
course at U. of T., June, 1952, and Bar- 
bara Westman from that of Institutional 
Management, the latter has a position in 
the personnel department of Eaton's Geor- 
gian Room. Susan Illingworth is studying 
Occupational Therapy at Oxford, England. 
Ann Merriman qualified in Physiotherapy 
at the Middlesex Hospital last November. 
Eva Joan Smith attends Simmons College, 
Boston. 

Maureen Russell and Gail Read are at 
the Ontario College of Art, and Marjorie 
Scott at the Royal Conservatory of Music. 
Peggy Webster, Gilda Walwyn and Shirley 
Mair are at the Ryerson Institute. Shirley 
was chosen representative of three hun- 
dred and fifty women on the athletic dir- 
ectorate of this institution. Doris Badg- 
ley is at the London, Ontario, Bible In- 
stitute. 

Jane Lightbourn is taking the Interior 
Decoration Course at Garland Junior Col- 
lege, Boston, and Jane Davidson is attend- 
ing the Parsons School of Design, New 
York. Cathleen Cherry was also at this 
school and now has a position with a Brank- 
some Old Girl, Sybil Croll, whose Interior 



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Decoration Studio is on Avenue Road. 
Anne McCart is in this department at 
Simpson's. 

Katharine Boyd is secretary, Department 
of Athletics, University of Toronto and 
assistant secretary Intramural Athletics. 
The Intramural Sports programme at Var- 
sity is considered to be one of the largest 
and finest on the continent. Lois Tedman 
Stockdale joined the Women's Marketing 
Division of the McKim Advertising Co., 
a year ago. In reporting this the Globe 
and Mail referred to her as "one of Can- 
ada's leading advertising women." Bar- 
bara Peat has a position in the advertising 
department of Eaton's, Dorothy Oit is 
with the Manufacturer's Life while Milli- 
cent Hsiung is secretary to the manager 
of the Equitable Life Insurance Co., Oak- 
land, California. Dorothy Turner Cun- 
ningham is managing the Jaeger Shop in 
Hamilton and Kathleen Stambaugh is with 
the MacGregor Clinic in the ambitious 
city. Josephine Taylor is a brides' coun- 
sellor at Simpson's. Moyra Green is with 
the Canada Starch Co., and Constance 
Godwin is in a dentist's office. Francoise 
Chaubert is a dress designer in one of 
Lausanne's large shops. Judith Living- 
ston is on the staff of Branksome Hall and 
Marjorie Hill is teaching at Pape Avenue 
school. 

Catherine Findlay, Marion MacAdam 
and Anne Davies are in training at the 
Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal and 
Barbara Goodyear is at the Montreal Gen- 
eral. Adele Gamman and Carol Beach 
received their caps from the Civic Hos- 
pital, Ottawa. Frances Stone is at the 
Sarnia General Hospital, Grace Seaman 
and Jacqueline Fenton have chosen Tor- 
onto Western while Johanna Broughall, 
Georgina Laing and Alaine Murray have 
elected to train at the Sick Children's 
and Virginia Hearst and Jean Hill at Tor- 
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The following graduated last May: 
Eleanor Daymond from the General Hos- 
pital, Chatham, Ontario, Elizabeth Mc- 
Carthy from the Women's College 
Hospital, she won the "Canadian Nurse" 
award. Helen Costerus, Barbara Heise, 
Barbara Davey, Helen Hill and Elinor 
Greenwood from the General Hospital, 
Toronto. Mary Fletcher is now a graduate 
of the Memorial Hospital, St. Thomas, 
Ontario. Barbara Chase is doing Public 
Health work in Halifax and Anne Mat- 
thews is studying Mothercraft. 

An item in Time magazine told that 
Barbara Shaw, who is studying anthro- 
pology and who was vacationing at Fai'- 
quhar Lake, recognized a crude copper 
axhead which someone found. She search- 
ed in the soil and uncovered thirty more 
pieces of copper and they were identified 
as rare relics of the American Indian's 
copper culture. It turns out that this is 
a most important discovery. 

Norma Whelan Coleman is chairman of 
the women's work, Ontario division of the 
Red Cross. Phyllis Cook Carlisle is chair- 
man of the house committee of the Uni- 
versity Women's Club. Wynifred Gentles 
Felton is president of the Thota Club and 
Wilhelmina Maclean Howard of the Tor- 
onto Alumnae, Royal Conservatory of 
Music. Ethel Cook Walkey was elected 
Regent of the Municipal Chapter, I.O.D.E., 
in March. Jean Hanna Allward will repre- 
sent this Order at Her Majesty's Corona- 
tion and will have a seat in the Abbey. 
Joan Mitchell Flintoft is recording secre- 
tary and Elizabeth Greene Rhind is editor 
of the news sheet of the Junior League. 

An international award known as the 
Order of the Delta Gamma Rose was pre- 
sented to Margaret Aitken. It is given to 
members of the Delta Gamma Fraternity 
who have won recognition in their indi- 
vidual spheres. She is the first Canadian 



to win this and it is for her work in the 
field of journalism. 

Mary Morgan took part in "The Winslow 
Bay" presented at Hart House Theatre in 
January and Wendy Aitken was in the 
cast of "You Never Can Tell" given in 
this theatre this same month. She also 
played the part of Lady MacDuff in 
Shakespeare's tragedy "Macbeth". Gina 
Baker is spending the summer at Cha- 
taqua and is to sing in the Chataqua Opera 
Choir. Trudy Carlyle has sung a number 
of times over C.B.C. 

At the Parents' and Teachers' meeting 
held at the school last November, the fol- 
lowing girls made addresses : Jean Streat- 
field, Joan Bradley, Sylvia Thomson and 
Peggy McKelvey telling of their careers 
as Interior Decorator, V.O.N, nurse, secre- 
tary and editor respectively. 

Last autumn Ann Duff was "written 
up" in the Telegram. This paper also 
published an excellent picture of her at 
her easel. Ann's special field is water 
colours and she has exhibited with the 
Ontario Society of Art and the Water 
Colour Society. 

Apparently the Owen Sound newspaper, 
known as the Sun-Times has exhibitions of 
pictures in its lobby. In April they ex- 
hibited the work of Margaret Burkholder 
Hilliard, who is living in Flesherton. In 
an article about her work the reporter 
Slid: "Definitely an individualist about 
painting Mrs. Hilliard has experimented 
with many of the latest concepts of art. 
The results are interesting and in many 
cases extraordinary." 

Frances Dafoe and her partner repre- 
sented Canada at the World Figure Skat- 
ing Championships held at Davos, Switzer- 
land and also at the Olympics. She and 
Maureen Senior were two "stars" at the 
Toronto Skating Club Carnival held in 
March. Margaret Doherty Engholm was 



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the winner of the Ladies' International Ice 
Boat championship held at Roche's Point, 
Lake Simcoe, last February. 

During a visit which Mary Gall Tweedie 
paid to Toronto her daughter was a pupil 
at Branksome. As Katharine is the grand- 
daughter of Daisy Robertson Gall she is 
the first member of the third generation 
to attend the school. 

An account of the Jubilee Dinner is 
given in another part of the magazine. 
Among the members of the Alumnae who 
sent messages which were read at the 
dinner were: Margaret Henderson Tarr, 
Isabel Rogers Campbell, Dorothy Hoyle 
Patterson, Ray Jacob Frank, Mary Hen- 
drie Gumming, Mary Becker Grant, Mar- 
garet Eaton Dunn, Mary McLean Stewart, 
Nancy Patten, Anne Davies, Catherine 
Findlay, Marion MacAdam, Margaret Mor- 
ton Lightbourn, Dorothy Apedaile Wyllie, 
Gladys Brock Martin, Jean McWilliams 
Kilgour, Mabel Fortune Driscoll, Marjorie 
Hazelwood, Kathleen Wilson Leslie, Jean 
Fleck Barclay, Marjory Busteed, Con- 
stance Crawford Brown, Margaret Aitkeh, 
Patricia Gibbons Guy, Mary Walker Ryan, 
Mima Jenkins Hawkins and Diana Haw- 
kins McCall, Helen and Marjorie Eaird, 
Sybil Kneeland Martin. 

MARRIAGES 1952 

Mary Robertson to Frank S. Pritchard, 
May 5th. 

Jen Hood to Allan C. MacNeill, May 8th. 
Barbara Annand to Peter Salomonson, 

May 16th. 
Sally Pitfield to Edward A. Moore, 

May 22nd. 

Evelyn Howden to A. Stewart Williamson, 
May 31st. 

Barbara Cadby to Stanley F. Donaldson, 
May 31st. 

Margaret Smythe to Elliott Lye, June 7th. 
Jane Doan to Edward Clappison, June 7th. 



Lou Donald to Christopher Wm. 

Bermingham, June 14th. 
Sally McConnell to John A. D. McLarty, 

June 21st. 
Jeremy Weir to Michael Willis Chitty, 

July 19th. 
Joan Mack to Robt. Edward Durham, 

August 8th. 
Yvonne Laurent to Wm. Rolph Brown, 

August 22nd. 
Mary Sinclair to Charles Stickel, 

September 3rd. 
Joann Patterson to Andrew J. Jones, 

September 6th. 
Joy Clegg to Edward E. Green, 

September 6th. ■ : 

Marie Joyce to Gerald B. Cox,: ^^ 

September 6th. 
Molly McMurray to Ross A. Tait, 

September 13th. 
Alaine Jackson to John D. Heintzman, 

September 16th. 
Cynthia Dean to Blake Palmer, 

September 20th. 
Alice Jean Buchan to Jas. Miller Land, 

September 23rd. 
Joan Vipond to John C. Folinsbee, 

September 27th. 
Joan Frankel to Harry Horner, 

October 3rd. 
Audrey Morine Garrett to Lewis R. B. 

Burnand, October 4th. 
Louise Walwyn to Ralph E. Goldring, 

October 4th. 
Ann Hargraft to David S. Barclay, 

October 10th. 
Maxwell Stewart to John S. Dowsett, 

October 10th. 
Diana Hawkins to Chas. F. McCall, 

October 11th. 
Joan Adams to Ralph R. Atkinson, 

October 17th. 
Gretchen Gaebelein to Philip G. Hull, 

October 24th. 
Joan Ellis to James B. Goad, October 24th. 
Beverley Jean Morine to Robt. Jas Sdmers. 

October 25th. 



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Margaret Ann Riley to Charles R. Craig, 

November 1st. 
Margaret Perriton to John P. Jennings, 

November 1st. 
Jane Taylor to Peter H. L. Tilley, 

November 21st. 
Joan Aitken to Ross Ed. Pipher, 

December 5th. 
Maria de Kresz to Stephen Markus, 

December. 
Jill Etherington to Donald C. Gibson, 

December 27th. 

1953 

Joan Cation to John R. Bentley, 

January 2nd. 
Isobel Longfield to Douglas H. Roxborough, 

January 17th. 
Cynthia Smith to Frederick W. Hurst, 

January 24th. 
Barbara Wright to Gordon V. Armstrong, 

January 24th. 
Rosemary Miller to Keith C. Guthrie, 

January 27th. 
Joan Bradley to Donald W. Baird, 

February 7th. 
Pauline Schurman to Thos. E. Richardson, 

February 10th. 
Carolyn Dowler to Donald A. Reid, 

February 11th. 
Nancy Charles to Peter K. Clayton, 

February 14th. 
Muriel Ferguson to Leonard Franceschini, 

Junior, March 7th. 
Catherine Davison Rooke to J. Frederick 

Leavitt, March 21st. 
Paula Mounce to John S. Boyle, March 21st. 
Virginia Thomson to Wm. M. Morris, 

April 11th. 
Margaret Freal to Archibald M. Campbell, 

April 11th. 
Ann Howitt to Frank J. White, April 11th. 

BIRTHS 1952 

Jeanne Montgomery Smith, a son, 

April 14th. 
Ann Irwin Varcoe, a son, April 26th. 



Virginia Henderson Peake, a son, 

April 26th. 
Joan Archibald Colborne, a daughter, 

May 15th. 
Katherine Dawson Warner, a son, 

May 15th. 
Dorothy Robertson Trimble, a son, 

May 21st. 
Rosemary McDonald Dignam, a son, 

May 23rd. 
Joyce Tedman Austin, a daughter, 

May 24 th. 

Claire Dibble Shales, a daughter. May 27th. 
Carol Chelew Hayes, a daughter, June 4th. 
Joy MacKinnon Ballard, a son, June 6th. 
Mary Glendinning Macleod, a son, 
June 9th. 

Lois Landreth Okuluski, a son, June 12th. 
Marilyn Heintzman Newton, a daughter, 

June 14th. 
Bridget Gregson Lawson, a daughter, 

June 17th. 

Jane Echlin Hutcheson, a son, June 17th. 
June McBride McCord, a son, June 17th. 
Peggy Cowie Livingston, a son, July 6th. 
Mary Gall Tweedie, a son, July 11th. 
Janet James McCague, a son July 15th. 
Shirlie Milner Brown, a daughter, 

July 17th. 
Janet Kingsburgh Smith, a daughter, 

July 20th. 
Mary Stuart Playfair Lorriman, a son, 

July 20th. 
Enid Joseph Block, a son, July 22nd. 
Elizabeth McKechnie Ridler, a son, 

July 24th. 
Dorothy Mansell Eastmure, a daughter, 

July 30th. 
Shirley Wells Allen, a daughter, 

August 4th. 
Bruce McFarren Martin, a son, 

August 23rd. 
Marian Hughes Lumbers, a daughter, 

September 1st. 
Marnie Milner Kerrigan, a daughter, 

September 2nd. 
Dorothy Strong Turner, a son, 

September 13th. 



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Mary Powell Culver, a daughter, 

September 14th. 
Phyllis McTurk Cornwall, a daughter, 

September 17th, 
Margaret Essery Andrachuk, a son, 

September 17th. 
Jane Early Mustard, a son, September 17th. 
Barbara Caulfield Robson, a daughter, 

September 20th. 
Barbara Martin Bensen, a daughter, 

September 24th. 
Mary Barnes Blair, a daughter, 

September 25th. 
Heather Forgie Blake, a son, 

September 25th. 
Ruth Barber Grimshaw, a son, 

September 31st. 
Joyce Frankel Kofman, a daughter, 

October 2nd. 
Betty Williamson Taylor, a daughter 

and a son (by adoption). 
Mary Bankier Angus, a daughter, 

October 7th. 
Flora Wakefield Tully, a daughter, 

October 13th. 
Elizabeth Greene Rhind, a son, 

October 18th. 
Peggy Ogilvie, a daughter, October 18th. 
Fay Young Empringham, a son, 

October 18th. 
Elizabeth Prudham Hagen, a daughter 

and a son, October 23rd. 
Patricia Earl McLaughlin, a daughter. 

October 24th. 
Ruth Aikenhead Green, a son, 

November 5th. 
Daphne Hawke Austin, a son, 

November 9th. 
Dorothy Lyall Purkis, a daughter, 

November 10th. 
Robin Whyte Drope, a daughter, 

November 10th. 
Edith Kirk Forsythe, a son, 

November 11th. 
June Hamilton Peters, a son, 

November 13th. 
Margaret Wardlaw Jones, a son, 

November 29th. 



Joy Ferguson Housser, a son, 

December 4th. 
Carolyn Benson Bernhardt, a son, 

December 7th. 
Dorothy Bough ton Mcintosh, a son, 

December 8th. 
Jean Seifert Bradford, a daughter, 

December 16th. 
Alice Cochrane Cardy, a daughter, 

December 18th. 
Marjory Watson Tow, a daughter, 

December 19th. 
Judith Shoebottom Down, a son, 

December 19th. 
Betty Wilkinson Marshall, a son, 

December 20th. 
Anne Blake Murphy, a daughter, 

December 28th. 
Shirley Halsted Kline, a daughter, 

December 31st. 

1953 

Margaret Kyle Austin, a son, January 1st. 
Doreen Brown Firth, a daughter, 

January 3rd. 
Dorothy Robinette MacNeill, a daughter, 

January 12th. 
Philippa Chapman Jahn, a son, 

January 12th. 
Ruth Barnett Stewart, a son, January 21st. 
Muriel Sinclair Osborne, a daughter, 

by adoption. 
Carolyn Massey Somerville, a son, 

January 25th. 
Helen Hawks Roby, a son January 26th. 
Jean Plaunt Beness, a daughter. 
Margaret Ritchie Phelan, twin daughters. 
Barbara Metcalfe Mills, a daughter, 

February 7th. 
Joy Barnes Latimer, a son, February 8th. 
Jean Williams Drummond, a son, 

February 14th. 
Audrey Lyons McQuaig, a son, 

February 17th. 
Eleanor Henderson Twardouski, a son, 

February 28th. 
Doreen Martin Evans, a daughter, 

March 2nd. 



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Peggy McCarthy Hatch, a daughter, 

March 3rd. 
Roma Wessels Moffat, a son, March 11th. 
Daphne Hodgson Svenningson, a daughter. 
Joan Franks Macdonald, a son, March 16th. 
Joan Bradburn Mansfield, a daughter, 

March 17th. 
Margaret Ross Watt, a daughter, 

March 19th. 
Helen Hunter McQuigge, a daughter, 

March 23rd. 
Grace Falvelle Ballem, a son, March 24th. 
Judith Godfrey Simmonds, a daughter, 

March 25th. 
Diana Windeyer McLean, a daughter, 

April 7th. 

Nancy Stirrett Renison, a son, April 7th. 
Jean McLachlin Filteau, a daughter, 

April 11th. 
Margaret Graham Simons, a son, 

April 16th. 
Phyllis Robinson Tilt, a daughter, 

April 17th. 



DEATHS 

Mr. S. Chester Glenn, husband of Grace 
Campbell Glenn and father of Mary 
Lou, April 27th, 1952. 

Mr. David H. Marshall, husband of 
Margaret Beaton Marshall and brother 
of Peggy Marshall Buchannan, June 
15th, 1952. 

Mr. Finlay F. McGibbon, husband of 
Catherine Langdon McGibbon, July 11th, 
1952. 

Mr. Wm. Spencer Merry, husband of 
Florence Kemp Merry, Aug. 18th, 1952. 

Major J. Arnott Early, husband of 
Margaret Lawson Early and father of 
Jane Early Mustard, August 29th, 1952. 

Barbara Eleanor, daughter of Ida Wilkin 
son Beaumont, October 4th, 1952. 

Mr. Douglas F. Cousins, husband of 
Barbara Phillips Cousins, January 17th, 
1953. 

Michael, son of Ruth Porter Case, March 
13th, 1953. 




Queens Uniuersiti^ 

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Incorporated by Royal Charter 1841 



ARTS — Courses leading to the degrees of B.A. and B.Com. Part 
of the work may be done by Summer School and correspondence. 
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COMBINED COURSES in Arts and Physical and Health Education leading to the 

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Matriculation pamphlet, sent on request, includes complete list of scholarships and 

prizes awarded on entrance and on University work. 

Write to the Registrar for a copy of "Queen's In Pictures". 



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3n iWemoriam 

Eileen Stinson Fraser, May 4th, 1952. 
Agnes Campbell Heslip, May 19th, 1952. 
Olive Craig Wallace, September 22nd, 1952. 
Irene Dunbar, October 20th, 1952. 
Betty Nickle Markey, November 9th, 1952. 
Vera Playter, December 11th, 1952. 
Kathleen Elgie Sprague, December 29th, 1952. 
Florence Verity Elliot, January 3rd, 1953. 



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''Charm is a 
Sort of Bloom on 
a Woman/' 



Sir James M. Barrie 



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Midway 

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Now e . . Before 
You Leave School 

Before you leave school is the time to estahlifh 
a banking connection. Whatever business or profes- 
sional career you may have in mind, you will find 
that an early association with The Bank of Nova Scotia 
will be most helpful in the years to come. Start with 
a savings account ... no amount is too small . . . and 
it is never too early to open an account. 



THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA 



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ubilee Number, 1953 



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SUSAN MARSHALL 

Your Simpson's Collegiate Club Representative! 

She's the one who has kept you alerted on the gala 

doings for your crowd at Sinnpson's! 

Keep in touch with your Rep for future events 




CANADA'S YOUTH CENTRE 



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Mothers, when Dressmaking choose 




" W/*SH AS wool . . . /F n SHRINKS WE RBPLACE- 

For yourself and children of every age, 
you can make smart looking clothes of 
"Viyella' — in authentic tartans, checks, 
prints, or plain shades. For blouses, skirts, 
dresses, pyjamas, play-suits or school 
uniforms nothing wears and washes like 
'Viyella'. There is no limit to the dress- 
making possibilities of "Viyella' — the 
amazing fabric with the amazing guarantee 
— "Wash as Wool— if it Shrinks we 




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There's always 



something X / # / • ^ 

NEW at . . . A/ort/iwayJ 



Where 
Tremendous 
Assortments make 
Shopping 
Easy 



The choice of a suitable wardrobe 
is the first step towards getting every 
ounce of enjoyment out of the glori- 
ous Summer months . . . whether you 
are spending them in the city, or 
planning a happy vacation in the 
country, or at lake or seaside resort. 

Northway's huge and varied assort- 
ments make the proper selection easy 
and assured — and at prices that are 
pleasantly modest. 




For all your 
Fashion needs 

SHOP AT 
John Northway 
and Son Limited 

Northway Stores at Toronto, 
Hamilton, Brantford, Stratford 
and Orillia 




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. . . LIKE NOTHING YOU'VE EVER SEEN . 

Fairy Princess sweaters with the 
exclusive* Flow-Fashioned sleeve, to 
flatter even the most beautiful 
shoulder line. 

Gossamer-soft, Fairy Princess sweaters 
are made from superfine imported Cashmere- 
type yarns. Mothproof and shrinkproof, 
with dainty, turn-back cuffs, in ten 
glamorous French shades, in four exciting 
styles. YOUR Fairy Princesses are 
waiting for you RIGHT NOW! 




* Exclusive with Monarch-Knit. 

Patent Pending 



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DON'T LET HER FOOL YOU ... SHE CARES FOR NO ONE 
EXCEPT HER MASSEY-HARRIS TRACTOR 



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Compliments 

of the 

CLANS 



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le 



GOOD MILK 

HAVE 

BORDEN'S 

SERVE YOU 



THE BORDEN CO. LTD. 

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"THE SIGN OF SERVICE" 




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won't lust drive this car • • • you'll 




The Chieftain De luxe Four-Door Sedan 




The Great New 

\Pontiae 

It's at Anderson's now . . . the great new series 
of Dual-Streak Pontiacs for 1953. Yes, 
Anderson's have the biggest, finest Pontiacs in 
history now on display. There's the powerful, 
beautiful Pontiac Chieftain, with longer wheel 
base, the Laurentian De Luxe and the Path- 
finder . . . the greatest economy buy in the 
automotive field. The driving ease of * Power 
Steering is now available in the new Pontiac. 
New front-end suspension makes parking 
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THE 

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Compliments of 

G. H. Godsall 

Equipment Limited 



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F. H. DEACON & CO. 

Business Established 1897 
Members The Toronto Stock Exchange 
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In School construc- 
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and permanent walls 
should be' an 
essential. These 
quality materials are 
available by using 
Ceramic, Salt Glazed 
or Unglazed Facing 
Tile. 





Low absorption 
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is assurance of walls 
of distinction and 
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Systematic Saving 



Saving is one of the most useful habits to develop 
and one of the most difficult to continue. 

Regular investment in Canada Savings Bonds 
will build a readily available fund providing security 
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f " Wood, Gundy & Company 

Telephone: EMpire 4-4321 Limited 



COMPLIMENTS OF 



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Il|^URANCE COMBANY 



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FOR YOU : The Future 

Your future advancement, both cultural and material, will depend 
on many factors, none more important than your use of the years 
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Never before has university training been deemed so imperative for 
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If YOU are interested, the "University of Western Ontario is ready 
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Dealers in 
Government, Municipal and 
Corporation Securities 



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Founded by Royal Charter in IS-Ui "for the (jeneral educati&n of youth 
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As one of the Federated Colleges in the Faculty of Arts of the University of Toronto, 
Victoria College enrols students in all courses leading to the degrees of Bachelor of 
Arts and Bachelor of Commerce and preparatory to admission to the schools of 
Graduate Studies, Divinity, Education, Law and Social Work. 

In the Annesley Hall Women's Residences accommodation is available for women 
students of Victoria College. In the Victoria College Residences accommodation 
is available for men students of the College. 

For lull information, including calendars and bulletins, 
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Camp Inawendawin 

A FRIENDLY CAMP 
FOR 

GIRLS SIX TO SIXTEEN 
20th SEASON 

CANOEING - SAILING - TRIPS 
CRAFTS - TENNIS 

DRAMATICS 

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DIRECTORS 

Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Labbett, 
252 Snowdon Ave. 
Toronto, HUdson 9-1032 



CAMP ADVISOR 
Miss Ferna Graham Halliday, 
43 Oriole Road, Toronto 



CAMP OCONTO 

FOUNDED 1925 

A SUMMER CAMP FOR GIRLS 5-17 YEARS 

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

Ill 

■v.i 

For Further Information and Illustrated Brochure Contact the Directors 



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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T. A. Richardson & Co. 



MEMBERS 



The Toronto Stock Exchange 
Montreal Curb Market 



Calgary Stock Exchange 
The Winnipeg Grain Exchange 



INDUSTRIAL, MINING AND OIL SECURITIES 



11 KING ST. W.. TORONTO 



EM. 6-9971 



Hamilton Kirkland Lake 



BRANCH OFFICES: 
Timmins Noranda 



Rouyn Val D'®r 



PRIVATE WIRES CONNECTING BRANCH OFFICES 
NEW YORK AND ALL OTHER LEADING EXCHANGES 



STUDEBAKER 



1953 



THE ONLY ALL NEW CAR 




1953 



NOW ON DISPLAY AT 

O'DONNELL-MACKIE LTD. 

1221 BAY STREET Midway 3571 

We Have the Car of the Future on Display Today 



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Governinenl 

and 
Corporation 
Securities 



Walwyn, Fisher & Co., 



Limited 

44 KING STREET WEST 

TORONTO 
Telephone: Empire 4-1131 



Enquiries Invited 

SCHOOL xmm 

Rings, pins, lapel buttons, compacts, 
shields, medals, trophies, sports 
day prizes, presentation 
gifts, dance favours 



Denigns and estimates submitted 
ii'itliout obligation 



B I R K S 

INSIGNIA DEPARTMENT 
YoNGE AT Temperance — Toronto 



You'll Enjoy "Push Button" Cooking with this New . . . 






ELECTRIC RANGE 



• Surface elements offer SEVEN different heat 
selections — the right heat for every kind of 
cooking. 

• Large family-size oven has glass window 
and electric light. You can examine your 
baking without opening door. 

• Automatic oven timer leaves you free for 
other duties and pleasures. 

• Convenient warming drawer. 

• All aluminum broiler. 

FINDLAYS LIMITED 

CARLETON PLACE, ONTARIO Established 18*0 

Ranges for Electricity — Gas — Coal and Wood 



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M. 



.eet your friends at Diana's, vou 
will like both atmosphere and food. 

For club or school luncheons, recep- 
tions, dinners or banquets, enjoy 
the best food, well served in our 
famous Continental Room. 
Phone RA. 8925 for reservations. 



DIANA 

Restaurants of Distinction 
187 YONGE ST. 
188 BLOOR ST. W. 



+ 



JUNIOR RED CROSS 
In Schools 

— PROMOTES — 
HEALTH, SERVICE 
GOOD CITIZENSHIP 
and 

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP 
MISS E. MANNING. Director 

TORONTO 
JUNIOR RED CROSS 
460 JARVIS ST. 
Ml. 6692 



ST.A1VDREW'S 
COLLEGE 

AURORA. O N T A R i O 



A RESIDENTIAL SCHOOl 
IN THE COUNTRT 

(860 Feef Above Sea Level) 

FOR BOYS 9 AND OVER 

_A sound education and 

beauliful cl.apel, gyn - 
f urn swinuning pool, 
"': ;d"ro«nds. Entrance 

prospectus, plea»e 
'the Headmaster: 
K. G. B. Ketchum, li A. 



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^ COLLEGE ^ 

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 



CRAIG & MADILL 

ARCHITECTS 

ANNOUNCE THE REMOVAL OF 
THEIR OFFICES 
From 20 St. Clair Ave. West 

— TO — 

734 SPADINA AVENUE 

Toronto 4, Ont. 

Telephones as before 
PR incess 5600 PRincess 1800 



JAMES H. CRAIG, B.A.Sc, F.R.A.I.C. 
H. H. MADILL, O.B.E., B.A.Sc, F.R.A.I.C, Hon.A.I.A. 
G. S. ABRAM, B.Arch., M.R.A.I.C. 
J. B. CRAIG, B.Arch., M.R.A.I.C. 
A. M. INGLESON, B.Arch., M.R.A.I.C. 




OSCAR & JOSEPH 

SIXTY AVENUE ROAD 
TORONTO 

PRincess 6297 




K / N (3 ST. \M^ST 



CHRIS WAHLROTH CLOTHES 

TORONTO 



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COMPLIMENTS 
OF A 
FRIEND 



Harry T. AAunro 



822 YONGE STREET 

(At Cumberland) 

TORONTO 



MEMBERS F.T.D.A. 
DAYS— KIngsdale 1144 



Compliments of 

ROSEDALE 
CLEANERS 

Ladies work a specialty 



417 BLOOR STREET EAST 
RAndolph 4604 



Watch for that New Look of the 

GOLDEN GATE RESTAURANT 

(Bloor at Sherbourne Streets) 

After the Face Lifting, it will be 




403 BLOOR STREET WEST 

OPEN 24 HOURS DAILY 



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Established 1797 

Cooling 
Galleries 

Fine 
Paintings 

Birks-Eliis-Ryrie Building 
TORONTO 

92 New Bond Street 
LONDON, ENGLAND 



Lyon & Butler 



15 WELLINGTON ST. EAST 
TORONTO 



F. A. R. MacFadden 

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

CHARTERED 
ACCOUNTANT 

Licensed Municipal Auditor 



Brockville TORONTO 



ESTABLISHED IVOl 



PLAYFAIR & COMPANY 

Mennbers 
The Toronto Stock Exchange 
Edmonton Stock Exchange 
h vcitrnent Dealers Association of Canada 

STOCKS, BONDS 
and 

MINING SECURITIES 

68 King St. West - Toronto 1 
Telephone: EMpire 3-6001 



H. L TRAPP 
E. C. WEST 
J. A. GRANT 



E. W. SIMPSON 
R. T. NICOL 
G. L TIMMINS 



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J. A. 

WILLOUGHBY 



and Sons 



REAL 



ESTATE 



Brokers 

North Toronto Residential Sales Office 
1 HEATH STREET WEST— PR. 6276 

Specializing in homes in 
Rosedale — Moore Park — Lawrence Park 
Forest Hill — Bayview — York Mills 
And St. Clair and Yonge-vicinity 

BUYING OR SELLING 
Call 

PR. 6276— Day or Night 

Downtown Office — 366 Bay St. 
EM. 3-0605 

Farms - Estates - Commercial - Industrial 



CLIVE A. THOMSON, ll.b. 

BARRISTER 
SOLICITOR NOTARY 

c/o Gibson, Thomson & Gibson 



912 Federal Building 
TORONTO 1 



COMPLIMENTS 



ROUTLEYS LTD. 



744 YONGE ST. 
TORONTO 



WALLPAPER and PAINTS 



UNIVERSITY COLLEGE 

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO 

University College, the Provincial Arts 
College, enrols students in all courses 
leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts 
and Bachelor of Commerce. 

There are thirty-nine entrance scholar- 
ships. 

Bursaries are available for able students 
who need assistance. 

An illustrative, informative booklet may 
be obtained by writing to: 

THE REGISTRAR, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, 
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, 
TORONTO 5, ONTARIO 



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After school 
. • . have a Coke 




TEXT BOOKS 
Notes and Translations 

• 

SCHOOL SUPPLIES 
SPORTING GOODS 

COLE'S 

726 YONGE STREET 

(One Block South of Bloor) 
BRANCH STORE: 

370 BLOOR ST. WEST 

(One Block West of Spadina) 



HATS 



kf. /ietUf. 

HENDERSON 



406 Bloor Street East 
KIngsdale 4856 




Look for the 
seal of perfect baking 
on every box of 
biscuits you buy. 
It s your guarantee of 
the best in biscuits... 

Chrisflies 
Biscuits 



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Compliments 
of 




Restaurants Ltd. 



Montreal 
Ottawa 



Toronto 
Sudbury 



Make it a WONDERful 
Occasion by 
Serving 

WONDER Bread 
and 

WONDER Cakes 
and Rolls 



183 DOVERCOURT ROAD 
Phone: LOmbard 1191 



COMPLIMENTS 
OF A 
FRIEND 



'blue coal' 
Fuel Oil 
Oil Burners 

EM. 3-5151 

THE 

ELIAS ROGERS 



357 BAY ST. 



CO. LTD. 



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Compliments of 

DOM & TONY 



Bioor and Sherboume Sts. 
TORONTO 
Phone RAndolph 4165 



W 



her ever good food 
is served . . . 



In schools and in places 
where it is important to serve 
food of the finest quality and 
flavour . . . 

Stafford's Food Products 
are chosen because of their 
purity and expert prepara- 
tion 

STAFFORD FOODS LIMITED 

Head Office: Toronto 



CURRY'S ART STORE 

LIMITED 

EatahUahed 1911 

LET US SUPPLY YOUR 

PHOTOGRAPHIC NEEDS 



ARTIST MATERIAL 
DRAFTING SUPPLIES 



756 Yonge Street Toronto 
4 Doors Below Uptown Theatre 

Kl. 2838 — RA. 5641 
OPEN FRIDAY EVENINGS 



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The Interesting 
Jewelry Shop 



685 Yongc Street 

(NEXT TO CHARLES STREET POST OFFICE) 



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

DEPENDABLE WATCH REPAIRS 



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 



COMPLIMENTS 
OF 

JAMES P. ARNOTT. Q.C. 



You will find . . ■ 

The BETTER 
RESTAURANTS 

. . . are being served by 

The Club Coffee Co. Ltd. 



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R. H. LANGLOIS 

& COMPANY 

CHARTERED 
ACCOUNTANTS 

R. H. LANGLOIS, C.A. 

R. R. ATKINSON. C.A. 



18 TEMPERANCE ST. 
TORONTO 

EMpire 3-8009 



THE SHUTTLE 

NADINE ANGSTROM 

1 5 Dundas St. South 
OAKVILLE. ONT. 



HANDLOOM WEAVING 
KNITTED WOOLS 
GIFTS 



VISITORS WELCOME 



// 



G. H. GILDAY 

REALTOR - INSURANCE 
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 



530 Bloor St. West. Toronto 

(AT BATHURST) 

Telephones: 
MEIrose 8126. KEnwood 1311 



Rowanwood 
Drugs 

1120 YONGE ST. 



• PRESCRIPTIONS 

• COSMETICS 

HELENA RUBINSTEIN 
DOROTHY GRAY 
DUBARRY, ETC. 



Delivery Service Ml. 6394 



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COMPLIMENTS 
OF A 
FRIEND 



ORCHESTRAS 

Wc Proudly Present 

Tom Wood and 
Orchestra 

"England's Dancing Sensation" 



Exclusive Representation: 

MUSIC SERVICES 
405 Glenayr Road 

Telephone: MO. 1814 

President: Ted Rogers 



Charles G.Whebby 

Phm.B. 
.PHARMACIST 
261 Avenue Road Toronto 



Telephones 
Prescriptions 
Physicians' Call 



RA. 3892 
RA. 3866 
RA. 1866 



Compliments 
of 

JOAN RIGBY LIMITED 



0 3' 



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COMPLIMENTS OF 

MARSHALL'S 
DRUG STORE 

DISPENSING CHEMISTS 



412 SUMMERHILL AVENUE 

(Near Maclennan Hill) 
Telephone RA 2222 Toronto. Ont. 



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Ontario's Finest 
Summer Resort 

ACCOMMODATES 600 
Fire-Resistant Buildings 

Winter Address: 

201 BAY STREET 
Toronto Phone: EM. 4-8401 

• 

BIGWIN INN 

Lake of Bays, Muskoka, Ontario 



GOLDEN BAR HONEY BUTTER 
and 

GOLDEN BAR CHEESE 
Ideal Spreads for Toast or Bread 



MacFEETERS CREAMERY 
TORONTO 



OUR Sath YEAR 

Fashions Have Certainly Changed 
Since This Young Lady Was in Vogue, But 




WILSON'S ST.LL SUPPLY 
THE BEST IN SPORTS EQUIPMENT 
AT THE BEST PRICE 



THE HAROLD A. WILSON Company 

OF TORONTO, ONTARIO LTD, 
Establithed 1995 

EM. 4-0381 299 Yonge Street, Toronto 



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SHAW SCHOOLS 

DAY - NIGHT - HOME STUDY 

Intensive instruction leading to 
Recognized Diplomas 

Stenography, Accounting, Secretarial, 
General Office Training 



SHAW SCHOOLS (Head Office) 
1130 BAY STREET - KIngsda'e 3165 
Toronto 5, Ontario 

ENTER ANY TIME 



Thorne, Mulholland 
Howson & McPherson 

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS 

Federal Building 
Toronto 



Offices at Gait and Kitchener 

Licensed Trustees 
R. S, McPherson, E. J. Howson 



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. OTLYNN Manager. 



ROSED ALE BRANCH, Toronto. 




Draper Dobie and mm 

MEMItR OF THE TORONTO STOCK EICHANGE 

SUDBURY 
WINDSOR 

330 BAY STREET • TORONTO • TEL. EMPIRE 3-9171 north .at 

ST. CATHARINES 
roRT COIBORNE 



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PETTIT. HILL and BERTRAM 
OSCAR HUDSON & COMPANY - \ 

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS 

HOLIAND PETTI-T, Jr. .-ilA-*!^ R. DOUGLAS HILL R. C. BERTRAM 

199 BAY ST. . . ^, EMpire 3-2381 ' ' tORONTO 



W. R. Cuthbert & Co. Limited 

79 WELLINGTON STREET WEST TORONTO, ONTARIO 

manufacturers' of PLUMBERS' BRASS GOODS- 

Established in 1860 

REDFERM CONSTRUCTION COMPANY 

:• LIMITED 

GENERAL CONTRACTORS 

J. T. F. LICKLEY - ■ C. R. REDFERN T. F. BEATTIE 



Telephone EMpire 8-5228 

' * 'COMPLIMENTS OF 

Koenig Knitting Mills Ltd. 

Manufacturers of WOOLLENS. SILK, COTTON and LASTEX FABRICS 
650. KING STREET WEST TORONTO 



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CAMP CLOVELLY — LAKE OF BAYS 

From June 25th to August 27th, Nine Weeks inclusive. Reservations now being taken. 

Well rounded programme of recreation and cultural activities ACCOM M ODATION— Fine permanent buildings including 
for girls under fifteen years, interested in R,ding, Swimming, ;^:^on 'i;^" sleeping' l^dg^i: 

Canoeing, Archery, Tennis, Astronomy, Nature-Lore, Music, Registrations are accepted for a two or three^wiek period. 
Crafts, Dramatics, Art, Dance. preference is given to those registering for 

full or half-time. 

ELECTIVE PROGRAMME, INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION Address all correspondence to the Camp Director: 

To June ;4th— MISS M. V/AGLAND 



REGISTERED NURSE, PROFESSIONAL STAFF 

:nt limited to 40. Brochure, all inclusive fee 
weekly. Cloveliy, Birkendale P.O.. Lake of Bays, Ont. 



96 Sherwood Ave.. Toronto 12, Ont. MO. 2373 evenings 
Enrolment limited to 40. Brochure, all inclusive fee $25.00 After June 24th— MISS M. WAGLAND 



COMPLIMENTS OF 

DOROTHY E. BRAND - - 2>edi^He^ 



Joan 


Ellis beauty 5^ 


Ion 




406 SUMMERHILL AVE. 






(At Maclennan) 




OPEN EVENINGS 




RA. 7581 



Contractors Service Limited 

Sole Canadian Distributors for Bailey Bridges 
Manufacturers of Contractor's Excavator Floodlamps 
Repair — Sales — Rentals — All Types Heavy Construction Equipment 
First-Class Steel Sharpening Shop 

CALL MA. 4424 

38 COMMERCIAL ROAD LEASIDE. ONT 



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Service Taxicab Association 

LIMITED 

MA. 8573 MO. 2224 

Radio Dispatched Anywhere to Anywhere 
24-Hour Service 

WEDDINGS FUNERALS 
SHOPPING OUT OF TOWN TRIPS 



COMPLIMENTS OF A FRIEND 



THE GIFT m TOY SHOP 

96 BLOOR ST. WEST 

TOYS GAMES BOOKS GIFTS 
GREETING CARDS AND FANCY WRAPPINGS 

MARION C. GAIRNS M. DONALD SMELLIE 

HU 9-1886 416 ST. CLAIR AVE. E. 

ROBINSON'S MARKET 



• FRESH FRUITS and VEGETABLES • 



MEATS and GROCERIES 
WE DELIVER 



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LEAVER BRAND TURKEYS 

FANCY QUALITY, FRESH or FROZEN 
Available Throughout the Ye^r 

SALES STATION: 
ON NO. 10 HIGHWAY. 4 MILES NORTH OF COOKSVILLE 



COMPLIMENTS OF IVA 



DID YOU KNOW? 

That for a very small fee you can learn 

1. FIGURE SKATING. 2. DANCING ON ICE. 
3. TO IMPROVE YOUR GENERAL SKATING. 

RIVERDALE TERRACE SKATING CLUB 



Applications accepted now. 
For information call GErrord 3040 



COMPLIMENTS OF 



Kennels of the Rouge, Reg'd 

(Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Daniell-Jenkins) 

R.R. 3, PICKERING. ONT. Telephone ATlantic 2-2410 

BULL MASTIFFS— The Finest Guards Available 
Also WEST HIGHLANDS, PAPILLONS 



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COATS 



SUITS 



DRESSES 



GOWNS 



1179 BAY STREET 

(BELOW BLOOR) 

TORONTO, ONTARIO 



TELEPHONE 
RAndolph 2321 



COMPLIMENTS 
of 

THE RATCLIFF PAPER COMPANY LIMITED 





in the 



HIGHLANDS OF HALIBURTON 



BOYS SIX TO ELEVEN, GIRLS SIX TO SIXTEEN 
Swinnming Boating Sailing Canoeing Trips Riding 50 Counsellors 

COUNSELLOR TRAINING COURSE FOR Gl RLS— Sixteen and Seventeen Years of Age 

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 



Only 
$3.00 
Per Hour 



LEARN TO DRIVE SAFELY 



AT 



HOWARD'S 

MO. 4313 For Any Branch 

OR PICK-UP SERVICE 

Autonnatic or Standard Transnnission Available 



Only 
$3.00 
Per Hour 



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A Good Place To Work 

If you plan to enter the business world, there is nnore than just "a job" available 
for you at Manufacturers Life. You'll work with friendly people who will take a 
personal interest in your progress. You'll appreciate the comfort of the controlled 
climate in our new air-conditioned building. And of course, there's the convenience 
of the uptown location on Bloor Street. 

FOR INFORMATION CALL MRS. ROCHESTER AT PRincess 4111 
THE MANUFACTURERS LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY 

Head Office: 200 Bloor East. Toronto 



COMPLIMENTS OF A FRIEND 



Compliments of 

®Ib iorfeton Antiques! 

1 1 3 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto PRincess 5347 



RAndolph 7273 Bertha Brokenshire 

Bertherene Beauty Salon 

Permanents of All Types 
STYLING AND CUTTING 

868 BLOOR STREET EAST — TORONTO 



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"VISITES INTERPROVINCIALES" 

340 JARVIS ST. Ml. 5878 or Ml. 9277 

A bureau to arrange contacts for those wishing to visit, or receive 
visits from French-speaking Canadian families, usually on a reciprocal 
basis and usually in summer. Many from Branlcsome have participated. 



COMPLIMENTS OF A FRIEND 



MOLESWORTH, SECORD & SAVAGE 

HAROLD J. SAVAGE, M.R.A.LC. 
ARCHITECT 

18 TORONTO STREET EMpire 8-7752 



"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 5, Canada 



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A GOOD POSITION 

can be yours by qualifying as a stenographer, bookkeeper or secretary. 
The "Dominion" can help you through its 
if Fifty years' experience 
it; Up-to-date equipment 

iic Individual instruction in the major subjects 

if Expert staff 

if Graduates' Placement 

Any Grade XI, XII or XIII Matriculation subjects, or Commercial French, may be 
completed comcurrently with a business course. 

For Commercial Catalogue or Matriculation Prospectus write or phone 

THE DOMINION BUSINESS COLLEGE 

LIMITED 

525 BLOOR STREET WEST TORONTO 4 



COMPLIMENTS OF GEO. A. WILSON 



"On the Lakeshore" 

HOTEL BERNARD 

MOTOR COURT AND COTTAGES 
All modern heated accommodation with private bath. 
Four hours drive north of Toronto on Highway No 11. 
GOOD FISHING — GOOD HUNTING — GOOD VACATIONING 

SUNDRIDGE, ONTARIO, CANADA 

DALTON J. CASWELL, Owner-Manager 




Fashionable Accessories 
and Sportswear 

"At Prices for the 



BLOOR & YONGE S^'^^^' ^''^'^ ^^^^^t 

BLOOR & BAY Hosiery - Gloves - Lingerie 

Blouses - Skirts - Sweaters 
7 Stores in Toronto ^ew Nylon Brassieres and Girdles 



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Yonge Eglinton Motors Limited 



NORTH TORONTO'S LARGEST 
MERCURY LINCOLN METEOR DEALERS 



Established 25 Years 2340 YONGE STREET 



For Normal or Formal 
Gordon MacKay Nylons 



BRITNELL'S FOR BOOKS 

The Finest Selection of Books in All Branches of Literature to be found in any Book 
Shop in Canada. Come Phone or Write to Us. You are more likely 
to find the books you want at 

The Albert Britnell Book Shop 

765 YONGE STREET PRincess 3321 

"Come in and Browse Around." Open to 5.30 p.m. Fridays to 9 p.m. 
New Books Delivered Free Anywhere 



Winona Flowers 

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



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INDEX TO ADVERTISERS 



Autographs 

Anderson, Buick, Pontiac (Canada) Ltd. 
Ashley and Crippen 



PAGE 

72 

83 

97 



B 



Bank of Nova Scotia, The 


71 


Borden Co. Ltd., The 


81 


Baxter Publishing Co. Limited 


85 


Birks 


104 


Bigwin Inn 


116 


Brand, E. Dorothy 


119 


Bertherene Beauty Salon 


123 


Britnell Book Shop 


126 



Compliments of the Clans 

Canadian Bank of Commerce, The 

Camp Inawendawin 

Camp Oconto 

Carnahan's 

Craig & Madill 

Compliments of a Friend 

Cooling Galleries 

Christie's Biscuits 

Cole's 

Coca-Cola 

Compliments of a Friend 

Curry's Art Store 

Compliments of James P. Arnott, Q.C. 

Club Coffee Co. Ltd., The 

Compliments of a Friend 

Compliments of Joan Rigby Limited 

Cuthbert & Co. Limited, W. R 

Camp Cloverley 



80 
94 
101 
102 
102 
106 
107 
108 
110 
110 
110 
111 
112 
113 
113 
115 
115 
118 
119 



Contractors Service Limited 

Compliments of a Friend 

Compliments of IVA . 

Camp Gay Venture 

Compliments of a Friend 

Compliments of a Friend 

Compliments of Geo. A. Wilson 



Dana 



Doherty, Roadhouse and Co 

Deacon & Co., F. H 

Dominion Securities Corpn. Limited 
Dominion of Canada General Ins. Co. 

Diana 

Dom & Tony 

Dominion Bank, The 

Draper Dobie and Company 

Dominion Business College, The 



PAGE 
119 
120 
121 
122 
123 
124 
125 



74 

90 
92 
94 
95 
105 
112 
117 
117 
125 



Elias Rogers, The 

Ellis Beauty Salon, Joan 

Evangeline 

Eaton's 



Findlay's Limited 
Fox Travers 



Godsall, G. H., Equipment 
Golden Gate Restaurant .. 

Gilday, G. H 

Gift and Toy Shop, The 



Insldt 



111 

119 
125 

Back Cover 



104 
122 



G 

Limited 



91 
107 
114 
120 



UPTOWN NUT HOUSE 

Nuts from All Parts of the World 
FRESHLY ROASTED and BUTTERED 

Peanut Butter nnade while you wait 

8O6I/2 YONGE STREET, TORONTO 





Compliments of 


DONALD 


MacLEAN— Your Kilt Maker 




LINEN AND TARTAN HOUSE 


233 Yonge Street 


Toronto 



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INDEX TO ADVERTISERS 



H PAGE 

Hollins, William & Company Ltd 75 

Heintiman ., 99 

Henderson, Belty _ 110 

Hooper's Drug Store 112 

Howard's - _ - » 122 

Hotel Bernard 125 

I 

Interesting Jewelry Shop, The _ 113 

K 

Kocnig Knitting Mills Ltd _.. 118 

Kennels of the Rouge, Reg'd _ 121 

L 

Limestone Products Limited 86 

Lyon & Butler ._ 108 

Langlois, R. H _ 114 

Leaver Brand Turkeys . 121 

M 

Monarch-Knit _ „ 78 

Masscy-Harris _ 79 

Magee . , . 87 

Macotta Co. of Canada Limited, The 88 

Munro, Harry T 107 

MacFadden, F. A. R. ... . 108 

Murray's Restauranis Ltd. . . . . _ 111 

Music Services ... _ . _ . 115 

Marshall's Drug Store _ _ 116 

MacFeeter's Creamery _ ._ 116 

Manufacturers Life Ins. Co., The 123 

Molcsworth, Sccord & Savage 124 

Mcisterschaft College .... _ . 124 

MacKay, Gordon, Nylons 126 

MacLcan, Donald _ 127 

McMaster University _ . . .. _ 128 

N 

Northway, John and Son Limited 77 

Nor-Baker Limited .... 84 

Neilson's - _ _ _. Inside Front Cover 

O 

Osborne's Pharmacy .._ 101 

O'Donncll-Mackie Ltd 103 

Oscar & Joseph _ 106 

Old Yorkton Antiques _ 123 

P 

Playfair & Company „ 108 

Pcttit. Hill and Bertram , 118 

Q 

Queen's University ...„ „ 68 

Queensdale Tea Room 113 

R 

R dout, Ernest, Real Estate, Ltd 82 

Ross & Sons, P. J. 97 

Ross, Knowles S Co . , 98 

Richardson & Co., T. A. .. . 103 

Rosedale Cleaners . . 107 

Routleys Ltd 109 

Rowanwood Drugs 114 

Rcdfcrn Construction Company 118 

Robinson's Market 120 

Riverdale Terrace Skating Club 121 

Ratcliffe Paper Co. Ltd.j The 122 

S 

Stevens, Patricia 70 

Simpson's _ 73 

Savage Shoes Limited 76 

Steel Distributors Limited 89 

Sun Life of Canada 93 

Stewart 4 Co. Limited, J. F. M. 96 

Simpson Motors Ltd., H. E. 100 



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St. Andrew's College 105 

Stafford Foods Limited 112 

"Shuttle, The" 114 

Shaw Schools 117 

Service Taxicab Association 120 

T 

Toronto Junior Red Cross 105 

Thomson, Clivc A. 109 

Thorne, Mulholland, Howson & MacPherson 117 

U 

Underwood 93 

University of Western Ontario. The 96 

University College 109 

Uptown Nut House 127 

V 

Victoria College 98 

"Visitors Intcrprovinciales" 124 

W 

Webster & Sons Limited 92 

Wood, Gundy & Company Limited 95 

Wood, Fleming & Co., Limited 99 

Walker, Dave, Q C. 100 

Walwyn, Fisher & Co. 104 

Weller College 106 

Wahlroth, Chris, Clothes 106 

Willoughby, J. A. & Sons 109 

Wonder Bread 111 

Whebby, Charles G. 115 

Wilson Company, The Harold A 116 

Winona Flowers 126 

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Yonge-Eglinton Motors Limited 126 



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