|VOL. VIII]|| |
R. H. JAMES, E. NAGLE.
Mr. E. F. WATLING.
|School Notes||151||The Cross-Country Run||164|
|Vale atque Ave||153||The Round House (Lino Cut).||165|
|The Staff Play||154||Football||166|
|"Richard of Bordeaux"||156||Scouting||178|
|Prefects' Dance||158||Junior School||179|
|Parliamentary News ..||159||The Library||180|
|Scientific Society||160||House Notes||183|
|The Orchestra ..||163||Notices||186|
|School Chess||163||Playgrounds Account||187|
IT has been a great pleasure to all of us to welcome Mr. Watkins back after just a year's absence, restored, we trust, to his full health and strength. Of his substitute, Mr. Denny, many of us will preserve lively and affectionate memories. And to both we offer our good wishes for the future.
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We should like to offer a belated welcome, with our apologies, to Mr. G. N. G. Smith, whose name was accidentally omitted from the list of new members of the Staff last term. This term we make the acquaintance of Messrs. C. C. Aston, A. R. Evans, and E. H. C. Luckham, the first in place of Mr. Francis, the other two as additional reinforcements.
Nor must we forget to offer our best wishes to Miss Dufty, who has left her post in the School office and is, we understand, shortly to be married. " School ! Three cheers ... " and a welcome to Miss Nicholas, who now takes her place.
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Congratulations to L. S. Brown on winning a £100 scholarship for mathematics at St. John's College, Oxford ; to W. H. Fletcher, for his X100 scholarship at Corpus Christi College, Oxford ; to R. H. James, on winning a £100 scholarship for History at Balliol College, Oxford ; and to G. Laughton on his X40 Exhibition at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. We may add our best wishes for those who are having yet another try.
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On the second Sunday of term the School Chapel service was held for the second time in the Assembly Hall. After the simple undenominational service the address was given by the Rev. G. M. Nicol, of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, who is President this year of the Sheffield Free Church Council. He took as his text the hymn-line, " Dare to be a Daniel," and praised the independence of those men who dared to stand apart from their fellows. There was too much herding to-day in political or other groups, and he urged his hearers to choose fearlessly for themselves. The hymns for the service were partly chosen by the Sixth Forth. (We apologize for omitting in our last issue to mention the first institution of this service, a new addition to our corporate celebrations. The address last term was given by the Lord Bishop of Sheffield).
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At four o'clock on Tuesday, March 6th, the Sixth Form gathered in the Large Lecture Room to hear a broadcast speech by Mr. Stanley Baldwin, the Lord President of the Council. His subject was " Political Liberty," to-day a matter of general interest. After showing that all political systems descended from centuries past, he reminded hearers that political liberty in England, as enshrined in the House of Commons, had taken centuries of struggle to win. The advantage of Parliamentary government was that it gave full scope to individual talent, and in this way fostered an individual sense of responsibility. Dictatorship on the other hand -under which term Mr. Baldwin included Fascism and Communism-by crushing talent and originality, had a disastrous effect on public spirit. Mr. Baldwin advanced other reasons against Dictatorship-that it was alien in England, and in its development would lead to civil war. His concluding appeal was intended to arouse his listeners to a sense of their public responsibilities. The speech was then criticised by opponents of Democracy in the audience.
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On Thursday, February 15th, the School, or most of it, went to study Shakespeare in the hall. The critics were full of praise for the splendid teamwork of Miss Owen's company, who fitted up their own props and lighting effects in an hour or so ; nor did the production of " The Tempest " itself fall below expectations, especially when one remembers that one member of the cast played in three parts. After the sensational first scene, one was agreeably surprised to find Prospero and Miranda so interesting. The problems of Ariel and his masque were delightfully overcome. Gonzalo, Stephano and Trinculo were entertaining ; for Caliban no praise can be too high.
The departure of the company was no less rapid and mysterious. The audience-and there were many visitors-was loth to realise
" Our revels now are ended. These our
As I foretold you, were all spirits, and
Are melted into air, into thin air."
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On February 19th, a small contingent of the Scientific Society went to visit Mr. Norvill, whom many will remember both as English master and Games master. He was very pleased to hear from King Edward's, and showed the party over his new school, a magnificent building on modern lines. They noticed in particular the well-equipped stage. When they left Mr. Norvill sent his best wishes for the future to the school, and we have no doubt they will be heartily reciprocated.
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The record season of the First Eleven, detailed elsewhere in these pages, was very properly celebrated by an extension of the half-term holiday by half a day.
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HER Elegance, who graced our Office Stool
And flitted like a Sunbeam thro' the School,
Titania has recalled.-" I'll send," she said,
"Another of my Ladies in her stead."
WE have had plays of various kinds from our Staff, and the success of their previous efforts has taught us to look forward to their annual production. But when someone whispered "Arms and the Man " in my ears, I was doubtful. I had at that time been writing an essay on G. B. S., and had decided how much I hated him. Influence or instinct had led me astray, or rather I soon realised the difference between reading a play and seeing it well acted.
Mr. Shaw once said that his purpose could only be achieved " through an artistic beauty of execution unattainable without long and arduous practice, and an intellectual effort which my plays probably do not seem serious enough to call forth." I am doubtful about the practice, but I should certainly say no amateurs could have hoped to do better in the way of " getting Shaw across." Mr. Simm was a great favourite with most of the audience and he deserved his praise. It was not because he was responsible for most of the amusement-any fool can make an audience laugh-but because he acted his part remarkably well. Captain Bluntschli symbolises the negation of the old romantic ideal of bravery. He is a clever professional man, preferring a pouch full of chocolate to a pouch full of cartridges. Throughout the play Mr. Simm never let us lose sight of those qualities, but I don't think his matter of factness was anywhere overdrawn. I liked best of all his scene in Act. I. It is very trying to act in front of an audience which has hardly settled down to the fact that for once their renowned English master is a Swiss soldier, and Mr. Simm deserves credit for maintaining the balance in his part.
Mr. Prins looked a real Don Quixote with his " flashing eyes and lovely moustache." Decked in gold lace and a gorgeous-but, I should imagine uncomfortable-uniform, he made a very beautiful heroic warrior. He effected the contrast with Bluntschli admirably, and made love in a fashion which showed rather more experience than those who had attempted the same, game in " Henry IV." But the uniform, however gorgeous, seemed to stifle Sergius' gesture. Apart from one movement, which was nervously frequent, there seemed a distressing lack of gesture. Lastly-but perhaps I am being influenced by Hotspur-I think at times a little more passion would have helped our windmill charger.
Mr. Watling was absolutely "sans reproche." He played with the ease and grace of a skilled and experienced actor. Major Petkoff is supposed to be a cheerful, unpolished, insignificant man of 50, but I never realised that he could be so pleasing a character. When he first came on the stage my thoughts flashed immediately to Laurie Lingard in " The Path of Glory "-I wonder.
Miss Turner made an effective Raina. She fitted into Sergius' " higher love " very well. The trouble seemed to me that the part is, in itself, not very striking. Raina had to remain the staid heroine acting a sham part in a sham love. She is obviously too conventional.
Miss Jones certainly presented us with a very proud and defiant Louka : a pretty Bulgarian servant full of contempt for everyone. But her contempt was somewhat overworked : it developed into a drawlingly peevish boredom, particularly in her scene with Nicola. It gave an unfortunate effect of tiredness.
Catherine Petkoff is not a very convincing part and Mrs. Wright obviously tried to make her a very conventional mother of a very conventional daughter, besides being the wife of a general. But I don't think she was energetic enough, and, to me, she hardly fitted in with Mr. Shaw's idea of the wife of a mountain farmer.
Mr. Effron made a very good Nicola-a cool, imperturbable servant, not even roused by the angry Louka. Lastly, we must not forget the young Russian officer, Mr. Thomas, who performed his task efficiently.
" They also serve--" No., I must not omit to say a word about the stage manager, because he provided us with excellent scenery. But by this time, after Henry IV, we know that almost everything is possible, even with our small stage, with the help of Mr. Watling, so I will not waste further ink upon what would inevitably be an inadequate eulogy. I might mention however, that the outdoor scene was remarkably effective in its simplicity. The lighting was very well managed by Mr. Redston.
Mr. Savage is to be congratulated on his production. Overlooking the inevitable weaknesses of all amateurs, and the occasional sillinesses of the audience, the play was a real success. We are looking forward to their next effort, and if they are still thinking of G. B. S. why not " The Apple Cart." ?
So many of the Staff seemed anxious to be in the play that they had to provide a curtain-raiser to absorb their energy. The play was pure melodrama, and nothing else. What the cast intended us to do, I know not, but the audience took the whole affair very lightly on Saturday night, and I should imagine they were not far wrong. But Mr. Whitfield's task was thereby doubled. He had to act seriously in front of an hysterically-minded audience. My impression was that he did it very well, and even if several people to whom I spoke did think the play " utter tripe," they did not fail to compliment Mr. Whitfield upon his acting. Mr. Michell way quite a noble doctor, although he did emphasise the melodramatic nature of the play. The soldiers died magnificently, particularly the one who went behind the curtain do it, and Mr. Wright, who reminded me of Prospero's magic when his sword stuck in mid-air.
ON the night of March 5th, almost two rows at the Lyceum Theatre were filled with a boisterous crew nominally knows as the King Edward VII School Dramatic Society. Only a great attraction, and Mr. Watling's forethought could have assembled such a party. I remark on the gay spirits of the part: because I was seated in the midst of all the most critical and some of the most experienced members of the School Dramatic Society A Falstaff, a Hotspur, not to mention a Bardolph, behind ; and competent stage director at my right hand, certainly made the evening interesting.
That does not mean to say that " Richard of Bordeaux " was boring. Far from it. Murmurs of " Great Stuff!" at my right hand, at the end of each scene, was not the only favourable comment. Usually, such a play, trespassing as it does on Shakespeare's ground, is apt to start at a disadvantage. Shakespeare's genius seems still to demand a virtual copyright. But a play which has run in London for over a year is no failure. It must have some attractive qualities. " Richard of Bordeaux " has, and has them to the full. To comprehend the play the mind has not only to have a foreknowledge of facts, but to be alert philosophically. On the other hand, there is the purely artistic view of the play ; setting and costume, in admiration of which one is apt to lose grasp of the content.
The acting was at times superb. Byam Shaw portrayed the changes in Richard's character with admirable subtlety. From a light-hearted youth, temperamental, and at times hysterical, Richard gradually becomes accustomed to " the slings and arrows of misfortune," till finally he comforts himself in his imprisonment with a pitiable stoicism. Angela Baddeley as Anne, carried out her light-hearted role successfully, though the very perfection of the character limited her expression.. The villain of the piece, the dictatorial Gloucester, looked as repulsive as his nature was meant to be ; but there was a lamentable falling off from the first conception of him, as the play proceeded. He should never have been made fun of. The Earl of Oxford, " l'indifferent " of the play, was perhaps the best humanly-sketched character. His airy view of life, seeing humour as he did in even the darkest situations, his imagination and sensibility which betrayed him into an unpardonable act of cowardice, lend to his character a consummate grace. There was little to quarrel with in the acting.
The scenery surpassed even the acting. The stage was divided almost as a Shakespearian stage. In the foreground there was a fixed arrangement of arches which could be turned into windows or doors at a moment's notice, curtains in the centre completing such a scene as " a corridor in the royal palace." But the splendour of such a scene as that of " the Council Chamber in the palace " on the powerfully dramatic effect of " a room in the Tower of London," could not on any account be called simple. The mediaeval miniature effect of the scene of the "Room in the Royal Palace of Sheen," or of " a street in London," gave atmosphere to the play. Indeed, it is astonishing how the growing atmosphere of gloom was suggested in the scenery and the costumes. The light coloured clothes and rich setting at the opening of the play turned to dullness and drabness at the end. No light relieves the grim shadows in Richard's prison at the end of the play. It may be argued that the scenery does not suit the period, but it suits the ideals of the play.
Topical allusions, but not anachronisms, were sometimes made. K. E. S. people found great amusement in the statement that carving one's initials is a plebeian pastime." The subject of " Pacifism," which ultimately caused all the tragedy, played an important part. A picture of Richard as the first English pacifist is very interesting.
The delicacy of the conception of the whole play, the cleverness of the dialogue, and the gleams of wit put the author of this play on a level with another admirable woman author, Jane Austen. For Gordon Daviot is, despite her pen-name, a woman. " Richard of Bordeaux " is certainly the best straight play which has been at Sheffield for a long time ; unfortunately Sheffield citizens won't recognise this fact. " Give me plenty of variety " they say. And variety shows are all they are fit to have.
ON Tuesday, December 19th, an old function in a new form took place. It was the Prefects' Dance, or, lest we offend the vanity of the venerable and wise Sixth Form, perhaps we should say the Sixth Form Dance, which was organised by the Prefects. The Assembly Hall, where the event was held for the first time, was beautifully decorated with Chinese lanterns and the festoons of the season, while the lighting was very effectively worked. Music was provided by Turvey's Band from 7.30 p.m. to 12.
There was a good attendance, and everyone was extremely sorry when the chimes of midnight pealed. As we are not fashion experts, it is impossible to describe the various dresses, but we can say, ignorant as we are, that the whole scene was extremely pleasing to the eye. Many notabilities graced the dance floor and we were honoured to have the Headmaster and Mr. Nicholas among the members of the Staff present.
Our thanks are due to Mr. H. V. S. Shorter, who most kindly carried out the duties of M.C. Nor must we forget the members of the School who worked so arduously all the afternoon to transform the Assembly Hall from its usual state of cold and aloof dignity to a state which radiated warmth and happiness. The main difficulty was provided by the millions of nails which protruded from the floor. Although the result was not exactly comparable with a modern " super dance floor," the floor was made quite respectable by the extremely violent use of about half a dozen heavy hammers. The wielders, encouraged by Mr. Clay's usual good advice; deserve special mention for their perseverance. The School Porter caused much internal trepidation by lugubriously informing us, when we were just lifting the grand piano on to the platform, that the last time the Prefects touched it, a leg broke off ' Luckily, we did not repeat the expensive luxury that afternoon.
Finally, we should like to say how great an improvement it was to hold the dance in the Assembly Hall instead of the Workshop. Let us hope that another Prefects' Dance may be held there next Christmas, at which we can all once more assemble.
L. S. B.
O N February 16th, the Liberals, under guise of a message of congratulation to President Roosevelt, grasped the opportunity to lay before the House the details of the New Liberalism. The country to be covered was so extensive that Mr. DAWTRY, the official expounder of the new creed, contented himself with Home affairs, and left the consideration of Foreign affairs to his henchman, Mr. LAUGHTON. It soon transpired that the New Liberalism was highly electric, in fact a manoeuvre to steal the thunder of all the other Parties. The consequence was a series of sharp attacks. Mr. WILLIAM SMITH, in satirical vein, contrived to mingle the English Liberals and the American President in one general economic condemnation. Mr. GILPIN preferred hard facts to idle theories, and could find no reason for England's approval of a policy that was evidently intended as an attack on her. Mr. HOLLOWAY, apparently much better acquainted than the rest of the House with what had happened in America, ran the judicial rule over the Roosevelt regulations, and explained that they were a capitalist clam set up to check the rising waters of. American socialism. That interpretation was heartily endorsed by Mr. HOWARD ROBINSON. After Mr. TUCHSCHMID had complained that he was even less clear, after what he had heard, as to what was happening in the United States, and therefore concluded that the New Liberalism would have little attraction for this country, Mr. POGSON attempted to save the Liberals by moving an Amendment, which failed to find any support. The House, in order to shew its dislike of the New Liberal outline, decided in favour of not congratulating the American President.
On Friday, March 8th, a small and select body debated the question, " That this House deplores the growing influence of the Co-operative Stores."
Mr. JAMES, in proposing the motion, did full justice to the beneficial work of the Stores in the past, but warned his hearers against the evil tendencies ready to develop in them. He insisted that their political and social influence must be carefully watched. Mr. SMITH, who opposed, maintained that the Co-operative Stores were really threatened not by the small shopkeeper, but by the selfish and parasitical chain-stores. Mr. LAUGHTON took the high spiritual line to protest against the soul-destroying standardisation of the Co-ops. Mr. DAWTRY admitted some defects in the Co-ops., but pointed out that it was unfair to single them out for attack and spare the chain-stores and other large concerns. Mr. BOLER defended the efficiency of the Stores as warmly as Mr. LAUGHTON had attacked them. Mr. GILPIN disliked their sectional interests. Mr. POGSON wanted to know how the dividend agreed with Marxist doctrine. Mr. HOLLOWAY poured scorn on all previous speakers.
The Motion was lost.
0 N the evening of Wednesday, November 29th, a visit was paid to the Automatic Telephone Exchange, which provided for the party a very wonderful idea of the extent to which human labour can be replaced by machines. Only the rectification of faults is done by man, the choosing of the required number, warning of any fault and testing are all done automatically. The number of calls from each number are counted by meters, but the call is not counted till the person called up takes his receiver off the hook.
The necessity for a fuse for each telephone in case power lines fall across the wires, is obvious, and so is the need for a spark gap which fuses, connecting the wire to earth when a spark caused by such an agency as lightning, which might not affect an ordinary fuse, strikes the wires.
The automatic selection of a number is too difficult for discussion here, but it is sufficient to say that any fault makes itself known by switching on a small light in the row in which it is situated, a red light which can be seen from the end of the building and an alarm bell.
As everything is automatic, dust could quite easily cause a failure of a contact, and so all the windows are sealed except for a valve which only lets in dust-free air. The visit was very interesting but rather too complicated for the lay mind.
The last visit of the Autumn term was paid to the new power station at Blackburn Meadows. We were first shown the high-speed coaler for feeding coal to the boilers. A truck is secured in the cradle of this machine, inverted, and the coal tipped into tubs which convey it to the top of the tower and shoot it on to an endless belt. This carries it into large hoppers from which it is supplied to the furnaces by means of flexible pipes.
The air used in the furnaces is heated by the waste gases on their way to the cleansing plant, and the water, to be converted into steam in the furnaces, is heated by the spent steam. By using these modern methods it is found that nearly twice as much power is obtained from the same amount of coal, when compared with the output of the older Neepsend Station.
A complicated system of pipes leads from the furnaces to the engine room which contains the turbines-the heart of the station. This is fed with steam at a temperature of over 400°C., and pressure of over 7001b. per square inch. Just outside the generating room is the battery. room. A mercury-vapour rectifying lamp supplies current to banks of accumulators. Next to this room is the control room, in which there are two parallel rows of meters and circuit diagrams which are constantly patrolled by two engineers. A warning buzzer sounds in the event of a breakdown.
This station supplies current for Sheffield, the grid system, and also for Leeds. Engineers at Leeds may, by a telephonic device read automatically the output at Sheffield at any time.
The first visit in the Lent term was to Wood's Glass Works, at Barnsley, the party making the trip by motor-coach. On its arrival the party was first shown the making of clay pots for holding the molten glass in the furnace. They were made of a mixture of furnace brick and clay mixed with water by treading with special clogs. The pots were built by hand, and on completion, were allowed to dry for twelve months.
Next, we saw the primary constituents of glass being mixed. These consist of sand, limestone and sodium carbonate. The furnaces for melting the glass were circular in shape, and each contained a dozen pots which were arranged round a central flue, and were heated by coal from below.
The glass was taken from the pot by a long iron rod and a sufficient quantity of the glass dropped into a mould. Compressed air was then blown into the mould and the article is finished. Ink stands were made in this manner, but such articles as salt and pepper pots and scent bottles were blown in two stages, first the neck was blown and then the bottle was blown to its correct size and shape in a second mould. During the manufacture strains were set up in the glass, which were eliminated by reheating the article to a red heat and allowing to cool slowly.
In another department the party saw tumblers being finished off and names being put on glassware by sand-blasting. A stencil was put on the article, the rest being covered with paper, and sand blown on to the exposed glass at high speed, thus marking it. An alternative method was to etch the name on with hydrofluoric acid.
This term the half-term visit was arranged for Derby, the party again travelling by coach. In the morning the party visited the Brown Derby Porcelain Works, where it was introduced to an entirely different style of works, a welcome change from the noise and roar of steel works, power stations and bicycle factories.
The party was first taken to the showroom, where were displayed hundreds of masterpieces of pottery art, worth in all several thousand pounds. Having seen the finished article, we were taken to see how it was produced. The first process was that of grinding up the various ingredients of the china-ground calcined butchers bones, Cornish stone, flint stone and felspar-which were mixed to a thick paste with water. This is allowed to stand for a few days, the water is then drained off and the remaining " clay ' is partially dried. The various articles produced from the clay are moulded and allowed to dry. When dry the articles are put in a furnace and fired for forty-eight hours at a temperature of 1,260°C. After this preliminary firing the articles are quite rough, and so are covered with a white lead glaze and fired again for twenty hours. The blue ground work on Derby china is stencilled on the pottery before the glaze is put on. In this state it is practically black, but after firing comes up through the glaze as a deep blue colour. The remaining colours and designs are hand painted. Watching the painters at work was the most interesting part of the visit, and it made most of the party feel very clumsy to see the speed with which they worked.
The afternoon was enjoyably spent in inspecting the motor and aero engine of Rolls-Royce, Ltd. The forges and casting departments were first visited, the crankshafts, it is interesting to note, are forged by Firth's, of Sheffield. All the components were then sent to the assembling department. Here the complete chassis are erected and when they leave they are ready for trials and tests. Each engine is subjected to four tests before being passed as suitable for sale. During these tests the engine is completely dismantled four times, once after each test. In one test the engine is run flat out for eight hours.
The aero engines are subjected to the same strenuous tests. In the aeroplane engine department there was an ingenious method of finding flaws in steel parts. The part is first magnetised and then dipped in a mixture of finely-ground iron filings and kerosene. The fine filings are attracted to the flaws in the steel, thus revealing them to the naked eye.
Another astonishing fact was learnt that the exhaust pipe and silencer takes off seven horse-power from the engine. On the conclusion of the visit each member was presented with a souvenir booklet, and all had discovered why the Rolls-Royce is such a perfect car, and why it costs £3,000.
It is interesting to note that before a successful Rolls-Royce Supermarine S.6 engine was produced, no fewer than six engines were smashed up while on test. Each was run for several hours at full speed in an artificially created gale of 400 m.p.h., so that actual. conditions would be reproduced.
THE Lent Term invariably provides a welcome respite between the infectious gaiety of " Good King Wenceslas " and the pompous solemnity of Speech Day's " Tribute we bring thee." During the past eight weeks we have been able to put our hand to the plough in preparation for the June competition. The strings have already caught something of the lilting rhythm of Gurlitt's " Marionettes," whilst the brass and wood-wind bid fair to excel in Beethoven's " Men of Prometheus." We now boast an oboe and a bassoon, which more than compensate for the late lamented harmonium. The end of February saw us delighting Staff play audiences with tuneful light music : on the Friday we nestled, in all our majesty, beneath the footlights ; on the Saturday we sought modest seclusion behind a couple of stage screens. Startling progress, in both tone and volume, has been made by the brass and wood-wind, and it will not be long, I trust, before the wind section of the School Orchestra, under the able leadership of Mr. Bayliss, will be playing the refrain of " The Conquering Hero " on the green, on. the last Saturday of the Lent Term.
C. A. P.
T THE close of the season draws near. The last two terms have seen internal, but, so far, no external activity. There is a possibility, however, that between now and the publication of the MAGAZINE we shall have played our solitary match against the Central School team, who have been unable to offer us an earlier fixture. But there are some details to publish.
The School competition started quite strongly with 17 entrants: A few have played as often as possible while some have joined issue with opponents only once or twice. Some scores are :
|Barnes, C. C.||17||13||-|
|Holroyd, W. H.||15||8||-|
|Kay L. R.||13 .||6||-|
|Hawker, D. W.||10||5||1|
|James,. R. H.||9||8-||-|
|Perrett, M. T.||6||5||-||-|
|Spedding, A. J.||5||4||1|
It is interesting to compare points by Houses! They fall as follows :
|Chatsworth ..||13 Entirely by Barnes C. C. !|
|Lynwood||- No competitors.|
The Round House (Ringinglow)
Lino-Cut by J P Gate (IIC)
THE Run took place this year on March 7th from the Pavilion at Whiteley Woods. At first the weather seemed uncertain, but just before the start it cleared up. The Under-Fourteen Run for which there were 101 entrants (a record ?), was started at 2.30, and about 25 minutes later Williams R. H. D. of Lynwood, passed the post. He was quickly followed by Pashley G. of Sherwood, and at short intervals the rest followed. The first eight were Williams (Lynwood), Pashley (Sherwood), Morton A. (Clumber), Heald L. (Arundel), Collins A. J. (Haddon), Hammerton J. W. (Clumber), Rome D. D. (Welbeck) and Gebhard I. S. and Leeson J. A., both of Wentworth, who dead-heated for eighth place. The winning house was Welbeck, who won easily with 99 points, Wentworth being runners-up with 127 points. The winning team was Rome, 7th; Hall, 14th ; Wreghitt, 15th ; Byrne, 16th ; Thurlby, 22nd and Pentelow, 25th.
As soon as this was over Mr. Magrath started the 82 entrants for the Senior Run. Fulford quickly gained the lead and holding it all the way, finished splendidly to win by about 80 yards. It looked as though Welbeck were going to live up to their traditions of cross-country runners, for they had now got the first man in the Senior Run and had won the junior easily, but they did not pack close enough and consequently Haddon, packing very well in the 'teens, won by about 20 points. The first eight in were : Fulford J. M. (Welbeck), Lumb V. (Arundel) ; Siddall N. (Lynwood), Melling F. (Clumber), Gray R. (Haddon), Wilson C. G. (Wentworth), Pashley D. (Sherwood) and Howarth P. E. H. (Chatsworth). Haddon's winning team was:-Gray R., 5th; Monypenny E. R., 12th; Allison, 15th, Dawtry, 19th; Boswell, 26th and Monypenny P. H'., 30th.
|3. Lynwood||142||Arundel ..||133|
|4. Arundel||165||Clumber ..||139|
|5. Chatsworth ..||169||Haddon ..||140|
|7. Wentworth ..||189||Sherwood||238|
THIS has been an exceptional year in the History of School football. Here is the 1st XI record :
We were unbeaten by any school team, and against school elevens our record was :
For the first time for eight years Repton were beaten, and only two schools escaped having double figures against them. R. Gray beat W. S. Parker's old record by scoring 63 goals, while Pearson had the distinction, not only of scoring 45 goals, but of scoring at least one goal in every match played. Gray W. S. with 22 goals showed the advantage of a wing man with a powerful and well-directed shot. We beat a strong Falcon's side before Christmas, and might have avoided our only defeat in the second match with them if Fisher had not been injured. Six goals against Yorkshire Outcasts gave us 101 goals before Christmas.
It has been of course, a season of hollow victories, but it has been most satisfactory to find that against strong club sides the team's stamina has stood the strain, and there has never been any panic. The defence played with great resolution on many an occasion, and though the success of the forwards has been little short of amazing, I believe that a great deal of the credit is due to backs who cleared the ball well up the field, and wing halves who worked out positions for their forwards and gave the right kind of pass. There were times before Christmas in particular, when the team achieved a high standard of combined play, but I suppose it is not in the nature of things to expect complete consistency. And there were times when we were disappointed. A winning team is usually a cheerful team and naturally a confident one. The obvious pitfall lies in over-confidence and " bumptiousness," of which there have been, happily, few signs. Every member of the eleven has done his utmost to adapt his play to the needs of the side.
The future of school football is bright if our juniors remember that good results in football are more often achieved by teams of average players who play together than by teams containing brilliant individualists. We are certain to do well in coming seasons if the boys who are now in the junior Elevens take their game seriously enough -train themselves for hard, ninety-minute football, and study the arts of passing, heading and shooting. Patient practice, particularly in remedying weaknesses, will achieve wonders.
E. G. S.
|1.||Mr. Saville's XI||H.||W.||2-1|
|3.||R. Wall's XI ..||H.||W.||6-5|
|4||Derby School ..||A.||W.||18-0|
H. E. PEARSON (inside-left. Captain).-An excellent skipper. A fine inside forward with perfect ball control and a powerful shot, which, unleashed at critical moments has won more than one match. Has been mainly instrumental in holding the forward line together and starting movements which have led to goals.
R. H. M. COULTON (goal).-Active and usually safe with his hands! At the moment has two main faults-hesitancy in coming out to meet centres and lobbed passes, and a pestilential, panic " fly kick." Must learn to kick further up the field.
E. W. SIVIL (right-back).-A neat back with a beautifully clean kick and latterly a very sure tackle. Has gradually learnt to be quicker into his tackle, but is still somewhat on the slow side. Not very sure with his head.
M. E. T. FISHER (left-back).-Very fast, fearless and determined. Has been very consistent and has saved the side on many occasions. " Balloons " the ball wildly at times.
D. HOWE (right-half ).-Has been unfortunate in that injuries have kept him out of the side for long periods. On his day a very neat attacking half, whose shrewd passes were invaluable.
J. SETTLE (centre-half ).-Probably the most improved player in the side. Has learnt to play the third back game with great success and has not been negligible in attack. A very sure tackler who is rarely beaten, and never gives up. Excellent ball control and sure with his head. Main fault-" fluffing " the final pass.
J. K. WALTON (left-half ).--A fearless and relentless tackler - usually very difficult to beat and very strong on the ball. Tends to dribble too much. Heading weak, but improving.
C. THIRKILL (outside-right).-Has played well at times in a position for which he is probably unsuited. Rather slow and hesitant. Centres well.
F. HART (inside-right)-A forager who " worries " for the ball like a terrier pup. Courageous and immensely energetic. Very unreliable-in passing and negligible in shooting.
J. C. HAWKSWELL (inside-right and right-half).-A sound footballer' whose real position is half, where he played some fine games. Careless in passing, reckless in shooting and rather slow.
R.' GRAY (centre forward).-An unselfish player who has established a wonderful record in goal scoring. Heads the ball with remarkable accuracy from centres. Slow off the mark-rarely beats his man and neglects his wings.
W. S. GRAY (outside-left).-A very promising wing man. Excellent ball control-a neat dribbler, not easily robbed or shaken off the ball. Centres the ball from difficult positions with great accuracy. Will be more dangerous if he develops his speed..
E. G. S.
Although somewhat overshadowed by the remarkable success of the 1st XI, the 2nd XI have had an excellent season. They have won twelve of the fifteen matches played, and lost only one, the other two being drawn-a very good performance. We have been fortunate as far as changes in the team were concerned, and even when changes were necessary there were: good substitutes ready to fill the vacancies. The defence has played a large part in the success of the team, and once or twice when very hard pressed, rose to the occasion admirably. The forwards have played consistently good football, and some of the younger members should do well in the future. I must congratulate A. G. Dawtry, not only for his sound half-back play, but for his excellent captaincy.
R. J. K.
At the beginning of the season, there was a definite scarcity of good footballers of the right age to play in this group. However, Hoole C., the captain, infused keenness into the remainder and he is to be congratulated on the standard of football shown in the Under 15 matches this term. Hoole C., himself, Burley W. A. and Melling F. deserve mention ; they have played consistently well through the season.
28. v. Doncaster Grammar School. Away. Lost 1-6.
Nov. 4th. v. Central School. Away. Drawn game 2-2.
Feb. 10th. v. Doncaster Grammar School. Home. Won 2-1.
Feb. 24th. v. Central School. Home. Won 7-2.
As far as results are concerned, this season has been unsuccessful, but the team need not be discouraged. In many cases they were beaten by superior weight, and it is to their credit that they never gave up. The standard of football in this group was not as high as in recent years, but there are several promising footballers. Bolsover G. D. performed the duties of captain very creditably and he was ably assisted by Sivil V. R., Simmonite W., and Ashford R., all of whom improved considerably during the season.
Oct. 21st. v. Firth Park Secondary School.
Away. Lost 2-8.
Oct. 28th. v. Doncaster Grammar School. Home. Lost 2-5.
Nov. 4th. v. Central Secondary School. Home. Lost 4-5.
Dec. 2nd. v. Nether Edge Secondary School. Away. Lost 1-6.
Jan. 20th. v. Firth Park Secondary School. Home. Lost 3-4.
Jan. 27th. v. Nether Edge Secondary School. Home. Won 9-4.
Feb. 10th. v. Doncaster Grammar School. Away. Lost 1-2.
Feb. 24th. v. Central Secondary School. Away. Lost 2-4,
W. E. G.
Played at Whiteley Woods, Saturday, December 16th.
At first the Outcasts' weight told and it took the School a considerable time to find their feet. Then a bombardment on the visitor's goal followed, but Holmes R. was playing a great game in goal for them. Gray S. cut in and instead of shooting passed to Pearson, who placed the ball well out of Holmes's reach. This was soon followed by another goal from Pearson, the movement this time starting on the right wing. The Outcasts began to fight back after this, and before half-time obtained a goal.
Half-time : K.E.S. 2, Yorkshire Outcasts 1.
Very soon after the interval Pearson sent in a surprising long shot which beat Holmes. By this time the School seemed to have the game well in hand, and it was not long before Gray S., taking a pass from Walton, ran along the wing to centre and give Bedford an easy goal. Then after what seemed a very long time Hawkswell hit the net, just behind the crossbar, to score the School's fifth goal of the game, and 100th goal of the season. A little later Pearson sent in a fine shot which Holmes, although he got his hands to it, could not save.
Result-K.E.S. 6, Yorkshire Outcasts 1.
Team :-Coulton, Sivil, Fisher, Hawkswell, Settle, Walton, Burgan, Hart, Pearson, Bedford, Gray S.
Played at Whiteley Woods on Saturday, January 13th.
The School started off facing the brook with the wind behind them. For a long time the game was very even, then at last the School took the lead through a hard shot, from Pearson. This seemed to stir the Lynwood side, for they pressed very hard, and during a melee in front of the School's goalmouth a shot hit one of the School half-backs and was deflected into the net. This rather upset the School and for a few minutes Lynwood had the upper hand, but the School rallied, and scored again through Pearson. The School continued to press strongly, but Sivil had to clear the ball once or twice. Pearson, soon after, took the ball along the right wing, Howe becoming inside forward for the time ; Pearson centred and Howe sent in a first time shot which easily passed the goal-keeper, but he was off-side when he shot. A little later, however, he cut in to score, again from Pearson's pass.
Half-time-K.E.S. 3, Lynwood Old Boys 1.
After half-time Gray S. took the ball along the wing and scored with a cross-shot. Then Lynwood scored two goals very quickly. The first was a penalty, which Tufft converted, whilst the second goal was rather unfortunate, for one of the defenders seeing the goal-keeper out of position, kicked the ball through his own goal, whilst trying to kick clear from a difficult angle. After this the School ran the Lynwood side off their legs, despite the solid defensive play of Mr. Reyner. Gray R. got two more goals for the School, and when Gray S. cut in and shot, the ball was deflected off one of the Lynwood's backs into the net. The School's defence was playing a very sound game, Fisher sometimes taking the ball well down the field. Hawkswell got badly winded, but did not go off, and a little later he scored the School's eighth goal Two minutes later from Gray S.'s pass, Fulford scored with ease, and just before time Gray R. made the School's total ten.
Result-K.E.S. 10, Lynwood Old Boys 3.
Team :-Coulton, Sivil, Fisher, Hawkswell, Settle, Walton, Howe, Fulford, Gray R , Pearson, Gray S.
Played at Abbeydale Park, Saturday, January 20th.
The School won the toss and decided to kick with the slight wind behind them. The Club kicked off and for a long time play was very scrappy ; then the Club forced a corner, and from it scored a goal. This came as a shock, for the School had, earlier in the season, beaten a Sheffield Club team 13-1. However, from this time on the School began to press hard and it was not long before they became dangerous. Then from Pearson's pass Gray S. ran in, and beat the goal-keeper with a ground shot.
Half-time-K.E.S. 1, Sheffield Club 1.
After the interval the School pressed very hard, and soon scored through Gray R. from Howe's centre. Then although the School continued to press, the Club kept making breakaways, and it was through one of these they scored their second goal. From a pass from their inside-right their centre forward was able to get past the two backs, and although Tuchschmid went for the ball he was unable to prevent it going into the net. Then for a long time the School just messed about in front of the Club's goal ; Pearson and Gray R. being the only ones to put in any good shots. Then with only five minutes to go there was a throw-in awarded to the School on their left wing. Walton threw the ball to Pearson, who passed the ball to Gray S. He in his turn beat two men, and passed the ball back again to Pearson, who scored with a magnificent first-time shot. After this the School easily held their own until time.
Result--K.E.S. 3, Sheffield Club 2.
Team : -Tuchschmid, Sivil, Fisher, Howe, Settle, Walton, Hart, Hawkswell, Gray R., Pearson, Gray S.
Played at Whiteley Woods on Saturday, January 27th.
The game started very slowly, both sides being very equal. After ten minutes', Pearson ran through to score with a magnificent drive. Then the School overran Chesterfield completely. From his brother's pass, Gray R. headed the ball into the net. This was followed by two goals from Hawkswell who was playing very well, and another headed goal from Gray R., the centre again coming from his brother. The School kept up the attack and before half-time both Gray R. and Hawkswell had scored again.
Half-time-K.E.S. 7, Chesterfield 0.
After half-time the School found themselves in difficulty for owing to the very muddy state of the ground, the forwards found great difficulty in shooting. It was not, therefore, surprising that the School's next goal was headed in by Gray R., again from his brother's centre. After dribbling the ball right into . the Chesterfield goal-mouth, Pearson gave Gray R. a perfect pass from which he scored easily. Then just before time Walton sent in a long-range shot, which slipped through the goal-keeper's legs.
Result, K.E.S. 10, Chesterfield 0.
Team :-Coulton, Sivil, Fisher, Howe, Settle, Walton, Fulford, Hawkswell, Gray R., Pearson, Gray S.
Played at Whiteley Woods, on Wednesday, 7th February.
The School losing the toss were set to kick towards the Brook goal. After several minutes of concentrated pressure by the Central, the School settled down to attack. There was a marked difference between the Central's painstaking keenness to feed their centre-forward and the free-passing movements of the School, which soon led to a goal, Youens heading in from a centre from the left. Then two goals followed quickly one from Gray, S., and the other a good shot by Pearson. The School forwards were well supported by their halves, especially Settle, who, in addition to blotting out the Central centre-forward, was sending out some good passes to the wing. Youens scored again and Pearson quickly followed on with another. Before half-time Gray, R., ran through twice to score two good goals.
Half-time-K.E.S. 7, Central 0.
After the resumption the Central had more of the play for about ten minutes until Pearson pushed the ball between the backs and Gray, S., running in, shot into the corner of the net. Again the School attacked, and Pearson scored with a somewhat lucky shot. After a few desultory attacks by the Central, Gray, R., got the ball and running between the backs scored easily. Almost immediately Pearson scored his fourth goal, and then Gray, R., scored again, his fourth of the match and fiftieth in the season. Then the Central made a desperate attack and in a tussle in front of the goal their centre-forward scored. Again the School attacked and Gray, S., scored, shortly afterwards Gray, R., had hard luck with a difficult header which just missed the angle of the goal, but in the last of the School's attacks he scored again from Gray, S's., centre.
Result-K.E.S. 14, Central S.S 1.
Team.-Coulton, Sivil, Fisher, Hawkswell, Settle, Walton, Thirkill, Youens, Gray, R., Pearson, Gray, W. S.
Played 14th February.
The School lost the toss, but this was not a great disadvantage because there was no sun or wind. The School pressed right from the start and in the first five minutes Boler put in a hard low shot from just outside the penalty area which beat the goal-keeper and gave the School the lead. The School were having most of the play, and it was not long before Gray, R., with a magnificent header made the score 2-0. The forwards were playing well and the defence masterfully frustrated any effort that the Bootham attack made to score ; indeed in the first half Coulton hardly touched the ball. After some tussling round about the half-way line, Gray, R., again broke through and scored. Bootham now attacked a little more strongly, but they were successfully repulsed by our defence ; Gray, S., who was playing a good game, now dashed in and scored, shortly afterwards supplementing this with a second goal.
Half-time-K.E.S. 5, Bootham 0.
The School started the second half by attacking fiercely and soon Gray, R., put in a hard shot which completely beat the goal-keeper. Gray, S., then made a rapid dash in from the wing and scored a brilliant goal ; almost immediately Gray, R., again beat the goal-keeper with a shot skilfully placed into the corner of the net. Pearson then secured the ball, and after dribbling round two men, put in a shot which few goal-keepers would have seen and none have saved. Bootham, however, still kept up their spirit and, with a dash, pushed in a goal. Hawkswell now secured a goal which was shortly followed by a slow dropping shot from Thirkill ; the goal-keeper misjudged this and it found the net before anyone could clear. Gray, R., again beat the goal-keeper with his head. The School's defence, however, had become rather scattered and Bootham, taking advantage of this, rushed through and scored a second goal ; the School did not take this seriously enough and, indeed, it was not until Bootham had scored two more goals that the defence got back to its old form and again upset the Bootham forwards. Gray, R., however, revenged the School with another of his brilliant goals, and Pearson, receiving a pass from Gray, S., closed the match with a good goal.
The forwards played well, combining cleverly and shooting hard ; the defence also played well but they suffered a relapse in the second half and were caught once or twice rather scattered ; they soon recovered, however, and the end of the match saw them playing as well as ever.
Result.-K.E.S. 14, Bootham 4.
Team.-Coulton, Sivil, Fisher, Boler, Settle, Walton, Thirkill, Hawkswell' Gray, R., Pearson, Gray, S.
Scorers.-Gray, R. 6, Gray, S. 3, Pearson 2, Hawkswell 1, Boler 1, Thirkill 1,
Played at Whiteley Woods on 3rd March.
The School losing the toss kicked towards the Brook goal.. The match was extraordinary in every sense, it was an additional match arranged on a challenge from Woodhouse, and the School without showing any noticeable superiority managed to win by eleven goals to two. After a few minutes Woodhouse went ahead by means of a shot which went between at least three pairs of legs, but shortly after Gray, R., equalised by scoring his sixty-first goal of the season. Then Thirkill scored from the wing, the goal-keeper . misjudging his shot. Woodhouse were playing with an energy which disturbed the School, who seemed to be rather listless. The best goal came from Pearson who headed into the net from a corner.
Half-time-K.E.S. 3, Woodhouse 1.
Gray, S., running through drew the goalkeeper and retaining the ball in a charging bout, shot into the empty goal. Following good work by the School, Woodhouse broke away and scored in the absence of any determined tackling. Gray, S., who was playing very well on the left sent over a centre from which Pearson scored. Then with the best shot of the match, Hawkswell scored, and Pearson quickly followed with a good header. From that time the School played better football and Gray, R., scored two goals from centres from the left. The School had good reason to thank Settle who almost on his own was holding up the Woodhouse forwards, and was sending out good passes too. Shortly before time Gray, S., added two more goals from the left.
Result.-K.E.S. 11, Woodhouse 2.
Team.-Coulton, Sivil, Fisher, Boler, Settle, Walton, Thirkill, Hawkswell, Gray, R., Pearson, Gray, S.
The School team lost its first match of the season to the Sheffield Falcons, who had previously only been beaten by 3-2 last term. School opened well but after about ten minutes play the Falcons broke away and scored. The School rallied and were unlucky not to score when a shot by Gray, W. S., just went over the bar. Falcons attacked and scored again, but Gray, R., scored for the School from a pass by Bedford soon afterwards. Up to this point the School defence had been rather shaky but were now settling down. Before the interval Falcons scored again. After the restart Falcons added to their score, but School pressed very strongly, and Thirkill scored with a high dropping shot. Soon afterwards Pearson worked his way through and scored with a splendid low shot. A few minutes later Bedford equalised from a pass by Gray, R. Unluckily for the School, Fisher was injured and had to play on the wing, Thirkill dropping to right-half and Hawkswell to back. Further misfortune occurred when Longden put the Falcons ahead ten minutes from the end, with a shot in the top corner of the goal. School pressed strongly and obtained four corners in the last five minutes but were unable to score. The whole team played well but were not as quick on the ball as the Falcons, this was probably due to the fact that the ground was firm for the first time for many weeks.
Team.-Coulton, Sivil, Fisher, Hawkswell, Settle, Walton, Thirkill, Bedford, Gray, R., Pearson, Gray, S.
Played at Bents Green in fine but windy weather, on Saturday, November 25th. The team was :-Dobson, Pogson, Burley, Dawtry, Boler, Holmes, Burgan, Thirkill, Fulford, Bedford, Nagle.
The School Captain won the toss, and took advantage of wind and slope. The School quickly opened the scoring ; a shot from Fulford rebounded off the goal-keeper, and on the second try the School centre was successful. Subsequently he ran through on the right, and swung the ball across the goal for Nagle to head in. Then it was the turn of the home team ; their outside-left shot hard, and as Holmes was unable to hold the ball, the Nether Edge centre-forward had little difficulty in scoring. Dawtry reached Bedford with a pass, and the latter's first-time ground shot was the School's third goal. One of the opposing forwards soon after reduced his side's deficit by a cross-shot, which hit the inside of the post and rebounded into the net. The School redoubled their efforts. Boler found Burgan with a long-sweeping pass, and from Burgan's centre Fulford scored his own second and the School's fourth goal. Shortly after a ground shot completed his hat-trick.
With the resumption of play, Bedford put another through, and Fulford yet another. The eighth goal was very similar to the second, Nagle heading in. as the ball bounced head-high across the goal-mouth. The last goal also came from Nagle, who with his leg deflected into the net a centre from Burgan, himself playing a useful game. A little before this goal of Nagle's, which was scored with the last kick of the match, Nether Edge had rallied to rush the ball into the goal through a crowd of defenders.
The School had not played really well, yet had had little difficulty in winning by 9 goals to 3.
Scorers :-Fulford 4, Bedford 2, Nagle 3.
Played at Doncaster on Saturday, December 9th.
Dawtry won the toss. The School had the advantage of a strong wind and a slight slope, yet had to play with the sun in their eyes.
Team :-Holmes; Thorpe, Pogson ; Burley, Dawtry, Boler ; Smith, Burgan, Fulford, 'Bedford, Nagle.
The ball was light and conditions good, so that the game continued fast throughout the whole 90 minutes. Burgan passed out to Smith, and from the latter's centre he scraped the bar. Bedford and Nagle were also on the mark Another fine shot from Burgan, following a corner by Smith, very nearly found its billet. About 20 minutes elapsed before Dawtry opened the scoring by beating his man and lobbing the ball into the top corner of the net Of the forwards, Fulford was good, whilst Holmes was playing a fine game, on one occasion turning what seemed a certain scorer round the post. Doncaster were fighting hard for the equaliser, and very nearly got it when their left winger hit the bar.
Shortly after the interval an opposing forward slipped the ball past Holmes to equalise, and when Doncaster's centre-forward scored a second goal with a magnificent ground shot, all seemed lost. But the school broke away for Fulford to place the ball into the top of the net from a very difficult angle. A header from Burgan very nearly gave the School the lead again, but the keeper tipped the ball for a corner. A shot from the same player hit the inside of the post, whereupon Fulford unaccountably failed to accept the gilt-edged opportunity presented to him. Further excitement was caused by the opponent's left winger hitting the bar. Two corners followed, and Doncaster were still pressing. when the whistle went.
The Second had lost their first point through a tactical error, having neglected to make full use of wind and slope in the first half.
Result :-Doncaster 2nd 2, School 2nd 2.
.Scorers. --Dawtry, Fulford.
Played at Chesterfield, Saturday, January 27th.
The opening play was very scrappy, Chesterfield taking the lead early in the game The School equalised soon after through Youens, who netted with a smart shot. Chesterfield scored again, but the School fought back and again drew level. Hart got the ball in his own half, cleverly beat three men, and made it easy for Nagle to score with a low drive. Chesterfield, not to be outdone, took the lead again, five minutes before half-time. The scorer obtained the ball near the School goal and shot strongly past Tuchschmid. With half a minute to go before the interval the School again equalised through Nagle.
On the resumption Chesterfield got a fourth through a mistake by Dawtry. Youens then got the ball on the wing, and centred about a foot off the ground, for Bedford to head into the net after a beautiful dive. The School then ran riot, and made their total seven through goals by Youens (2) and Bedford. By this time all the spirit had been taken out of the Chesterfield team, but they scored a fifth goal shortly before the end. Youens added an eighth for the School almost on time. He and Hart took the honours of the match.
Result -School 2nd XI 8, Chesterfield 5.
Team. -. Tuchschmid ; Dobson, Pogson ; Graham, Dawtry, Boler ; Thirkill, Hart, Youens, Bedford, Nagle.
Played at Whiteley Woods on Wednesday, February 14th. The team was: Holmes ; Allan, Pogson ; Dobson, Dawtry, Graham ; Barker, Fulford, Youens, Bedford, Nagle.
The luck of the toss was with Dawtry, who used it to set the School to defend the Brook goal.
The School early took the lead. Barker found Fulford with a pass, and the latter, racing towards goal, had little difficulty in putting the ball into the net. The School kept up the pressure, and only once was Holmes called on to clear. A feature of the School's persistent attack was the harassing by Youens of an equally-determined and vigorous visiting 'keeper. A corner taken by Nagle was slightly deflected by the Bootham custodian, but was headed in by Youens. Shortly after a shot from Fulford was caught by the goal-keeper, but the referee awarded a goal, as he (the goal-keeper), was apparently standing behind the line. Amongst the defenders, Graham and Pogson had meanwhile arrived at a good understanding.
A corner on the right wing enabled Youens to put on the fourth goal, whilst subsequently, after beating three men, Bedford was unlucky not to score. The same player took the ball through, and left it to Youens's to score the School's fifth goal, with a drive into the top of the net.
Half-time score, 5-0.
After half-time, Barker was prominent with several shooting efforts. A scrum in the penalty area was terminated by the referee's order to " scram." Pogson, a little shaky in the first half, was kicking strongly now, and following one of his clearances the sixth goal fell to Fulford. A quick-passing movement on the left from Dobson to Nagle, and from Nagle to Bedford, had its reward in Bedford's scoring of the seventh goal. Youens scored again, and a shot by Barker, with difficulty stopped by the opponent's custodian, was converted by Bedford, who immediately after completed his hat-trick. The half-backs were giving full support, and a shot of Dawtry's was only just turned round the post. The eleventh and last goal was the fruit of Youens's well-known bodywork.
Suddenly rallying, a Bootham attack, culminating in a hot shot from the left winger, was only frustrated by Holmes' great save ; from the ensuing corner a Bootham forward pulled the ball over his head to register his side's only goal.
Result.-School 2nd XI 11, Bootham 2nd XI 1.
Scorers :-Fulford 3, Youens 5, Bedford 3.
School made progress straight from the kick-off, and with the game scarcely a minute old, Youens scored. One of the Firth Park backs evidently forgot which side he was playing for, and obliged by putting School two up. The pitch was on a decided slope, and play was somewhat uninteresting, as the ball was very difficult to control.
Half time-Firth Park 0, School 2.
The second half opened briskly, and Youens scored with a header. School dominated the play now, and further goals were added by Youens and Nagle. A Firth Park defender then handled in the penalty area, and Fulford took the kick. He shot over the bar, but atoned for his mistake by scoring a good goal a little while after. Barker was making his debut for the team, and, quite justified his inclusion. Youens added a seventh for the School, but Firth Park replied in the closing stages. Holmes played well in goal and Youens led the attack splendidly.
Team :-Holmes R. ; Dobson, Pogson ; Boler, Dawtry, Graham ; Barker, Fulford, Youens, Bedford and Nagle.
For its final fixture the Second fielded the following team :-Holmes; Allen and Pogson ; Dobson, Dawtry and Graham ; Barker, Fulford, Youens, Bedford and Nagle.
Though losing the toss, the P.T.C. put on tremendous pressure from the kick-off, but the School defence, thanks to weight and clever positional play, was not long in wearing down the visitors' attack. A ding-dong battle resulted in K.E.S. deservedly leading 1-0 at the interval, thanks to a rasping drive from Bedford. Soon after the re-start, some clever dribbling by the inside forwards and havoc in the P.T.C. rear division due to Youens's persistent rushes, resulted in the School strengthening their lead after 15 minutes' play. The School team was baulked of victory, however, by two late goals, the last of which was scored when there was but half a minute to go, and indeed, the team gave one of its best displays of the season. Holmes was always safe and often brilliant. _ Dawtry's sound exhibition as third back, left Allen and Pogson little to do in the second half. Graham and Dobson gave their wing men excellent support, whilst Fulford's unselfish passing and strong shooting, Youens' opportunism, and Bedford's trickiness dismayed even the P.T.C. stalwarts.
IT is customary in " Scout Notes " to eulogize certain eminent personalities and to emphasize our rare outstanding activities. But may I for once be allowed to deviate from this custom and to offer you a rather less interesting note on our constitution, which at present is witnessing a radical change.
This term principally marks the end of the longstanding and rather ardent rivalry between "A" and " B." There is now one single troop, divided into five independent sections in which rivalry, if any, will be on a more friendly basis than hitherto. The troop continues to work on the House system, with a view to forming eight independent sections or troops at a later period. These sections are controlled by eight Scouters, amongst whom we have welcomed this term Mr. Glister to assist Mr. Simm in the Welbeck-Wentworth Section. The troop is governed by a Group Council and a Combined Court of Honour. The Headmaster, the Group L Scoutmaster ; Mi. Gaskin, the Rover Leader,; and Mr. Simm and Mr. Savage, the two Scoutmasters and the other Scouters, form the Group Council. The Combined Court of Honour consists of the 19 Patrol Leaders of the troop, any Rovers and Rover squires, the eight Scouters and the Headmaster as the President. Patrol Leader Schofield has been elected Secretary of the Court.' The Court is held twice a term in full uniform, preceded by school tea. Among other matters the last Court accepted the basic plans for the Summer Camps, proposed by the Group Council ; the details are being considered by the Sectional Courts of Honour. The plans provide for four non-coinciding camps during the months of August and September, each camp lasting two weeks ; this allows one camp for each section, the Arundel and Clumber Sections combining. This is necessary owing to the limited amount of camp kit and gear the troop possesses. The order of camps is Chatsworth-Haddon, Lynwood-Sherwood, Welbeck-Wentworth and Arundel-Clumber. It is hoped to see a 100 per cent. camping this summer.
Many are now looking forward to good camping and good weather this Year. Some are hiking during the Easter holidays with Mr. Exton, in Derbyshire ; and others with Mr. C. E. Hopkinson (now Scoutmaster at Cranemoor, Hampshire), in North Wales. Meanwhile, we have lost the majority of last Summer's patrol leaders, and senior scouts, and their seconds have stepped into their shoes. The numbers have been repleted by a large number of enthusiastic recruits who by now are tender-feet (or is it tenderfoots?)
It may be interesting to note that besides practising Ambulance work and Signalling, and not forgetting of course our games, an essential and important side of Scouting, scouts pursue other activities. A party with Mr. Exton, on February 1st and March 1st, visited the Western Park Observatory. Although on both evenings the sky was somewhat clouded, we caught a few glimpses of one or two stars and the moon whenever we could turn the roof round until the opening faced the star, before the next cloud had blotted it out. The relations of the sun, moon and earth to one another and the operations of the telescope were clearly explained, and finally we abandoned all hopes of a sky as clear as that of the previous night, or as we were to see, of the next night. After a search for the door, we left.
D. W. B.
After a surfeit of teas and cinema shows, and with the coming of the lighter evenings, we are now trying to settle down to more serious matters.
This term we are pleased to welcome Mr. Thomas, who has become A.S.M. for the section. We have no doubt that he and Mr. Savage will be able to think out some exciting programmes, and we are looking forward to many good times ahead.
Recruits are still coming in, and Tomlinson has been invested. He and the other Tenderfeet in 'the section are already well on the way to the Second Class Badge. P. L. Taylor and Second McInnes have now gained their First Class Badge, and Taylor has also won his green All-round Cords. We offer our hearty congratulations to both, and we hope we will soon be able to do the same to several other members of the section who are ready to appear before the Test Committee.
Signalling and Scout's Pace have been this term's chief activities, though we have, of course, had our usual games in the gym. The latter usually prove very exciting, and Sherwood are often the victors in thrilling contests !
THE run took place on March 14th, over the usual course. Wintry conditions prevailed. After a sharp night-frost, rain set in and [the runners finished in snow. To watch the youngsters descend the hill and cross the' stream by the steppingstones was a fine sight. Press photographers were enthusiastic followers this year. Fifty-five boys ran in a keenly-contested race, the Normans beating the Saxons by two points only.
|1. Normans (Captain, Gebhard J. D.)||70|
|4 Britons ..||85|
Normans' winning team :-Fowlston, 1st; Gebhard, 3rd; Parsons, 5th; Taylor, 19th ; Howarth, 20th; Hall, 22nd.
First twelve in :-1. Fowlston D. (Norman) ; 2. Mellor P. L. (Saxon) ; 3. Gebhard J. D. (Norman) ; 4. Banner J. H. (Briton) ; 5. Parsons G. H. (Norman) ; 6. Cotton J. M. (Briton) ; 7. Gunter P., .(Saxon) ; 8. Robinson J. D. T. (Saxon) ; 9. Leeson R. E. (Saxon) ; 10. Perera J. K. P. (Angle) ; 11. Slater W. S. (Angle) ; 12. Miller B. „T (Angle).
|v. Birkdale Preparatory School-||lost 4-5.|
|v. Westbourne College||lost 4-1.|
|v. Westbourne College||won 4-0.|
|v. Form IIC||lost 7-1.|
|v. Form IIB||won 4-2.|
|v. Form IID||lost 9-2|
|v. Form IIC'||lost 4-2.|
Junior School Team :-Dearden P., Burgin H., Simpson, R. F., Robinson J. D. T., Dunkerley J. K., Miller B., Mellor P. L., Gebhard J. D. (Captain), Cooper A. N., Gunter P. J., Fowlston D.
Boys who make full use of the ever growing branch libraries are still the exception rather than the rule. Many new books have been recently added to the English Library, of which the following are a few :
Poetry of Andrew Marvell.
Poetry of the Anti Jacobin.
Diary of Master William Silence.
The English Folk Play.-E. K. Chambers (Transitus Section). Fear and Be Slain.-J. E. B. Seely. (Non-Fiction Section). Kamet Conquered.-F. S. Smythe. The best type of "escape ' literature.
Lamb and his Contemporaries.-Edmund Blunden. The best biography yet published of " the frolic and the gentle."
The Cambridge Platonists.-F. G. Powicke.
The Essential Shakespeare. Dover Wilson. Our Shakespeare literature has now reached almost ungovernable dimensions.
Poetic Diction.-Thomas Quayle. An ever-praised, but useful work.
The Pilgrim of Eternity.-Drinkwater. The very thing for determined members of the Transitus.
Life of William Blake (in two vols.) T. Wright. A monumental work, and magnificently illustrated. A fuller review may appear in our next.
Nazi Germany Explained.-Vernon Bartlett. An excellent book, but being political, will soon be out of date. Prospective readers should therefore, hasten to apply in Room 8.
The Post Victorians. A book which even the uninitiated will find acceptable, ranging as it does from Joseph Chamberlain and Arnold Bennett, to Henry Segrave and Ellen Terry. The contributors are a no less motley collection-one might mention Dean Inge, James Maxton and Rebecca West. To the reader it seems almost a pity that it was the Samuel Butler of "Hudibras" and not of "Erewhon," who wrote : " This age will make a very pretty farce for the next, if it have wit enough to make use of it." Rarely is the too chivalrous maxim "de mortuis nil nisi bonum " allowed to obtrude, though its presence is glaring in Bonamy Dobree's -portrait of Lytton Strachey.
The Use of Poetry and the Use of Criticism.-T. S. Eliot. This is definitely the book for the select few among whom we are not, unfortunately, included. The author drives home a useful point when he tells us that Wordsworth led the literary revolution because his outlook to the social relationships was revolutionary too. But like most critics, he tries to foist on to us in a new guise things which we already know-" The rudiment of criticism is the ability to select a good poem and reject a bad poem."-this too, after a tart digression at the expense of those critics who write without having anything to say. Nor can we forgive his attack on the genteel Addison, lamely supported by a meaningless appeal to the Unemployed, who, goodness knows, are little indebted to T. S. E.
" When a poet," he says, " deliberately restricts his public by his choice of style of writing or of subject-matter, this is a special situation demanding explanation and extenuation, but I doubt whether this ever happens." Not even in the case of Mr. Eliot, in whose pages such a phrase as " secular obnubilation " is but a commonplace ? However, we learn that " the ghost of. Coleridge beckons (him) from the shadows " ; and perhaps his best defence is his own quotation from " Don Juan "
I don't pretend that I quite understand
My own meaning when I would be very fine ;
But the fact is that I have nothing planned
Except perhaps to be a moment merry . . . " ~
There have been lately quite a number of additions to the bookshelves in the corner of Room 8. These include three books in the Makers of the New World series ; an essay on the Industrial Revolution, by H. L. Beales, published by the W. E. A. ; Boniface the Eight, by Boase, which has disappeared into Room 72 ; Vernon Bartlett's explanations of Nazi Germany ; Neal's Queen Elizabeth; Louis Madelin's Consulate and the Empire ; and the Threshold of the Victorian Era, by the Reverend Gamalick Milner. All these books have been published within the last few months and are well worth reading, even by those who don't study History in the normal course of things.
The Makers of the New World books are : " The Early English Socialists," by H. L. Beals, a clarifying study relieved by its author's sense of humour ; " Karl Marx," by R. W. Postgate, as clear an exposition of Marxism as is possible within 90 pages ; and " Lenin, by R. Paline Dutt, whose sympathy with his subject makes him at times somewhat pugnacious.
Madelin's " Consulate and the Empire " ought to be read by everyone who has any interest in the French Revolutionary period. The author has told his story in more or less chronological order, so that the different aspects of the period are mixed, but he does not lose by so doing. The novelty of the book lies in Madelin's conception of Napoleon as a peace-loving legislator forced to war by the machinations of England.
Professor Neal's study of Queen Elizabeth is undoubtedly the best so far produced. The author combines a complete knowledge of his subject with an ability to write in an interesting fashion. He throws overboard the cynicisms of men like Lytton Strachey and allows nothing to mar his portrait of Good Queen Bess. The only objection one can make to the book is one which applies also to Milner's useful description of William IV's reign-neither of them gives any list of sources or authorities.
In conclusion, may I make a strong, but I fear forlorn, appeal to the conscience of any O.E.s whose eyes this may catch, and will they pleace return any History books which they may have " borrowed " ?
R. K. H.
The loss of Thompson and Dyke at Christmas was a cruel blow, and the house first eleven, by no means strong before, suffered accordingly. "Thompson we were especially sorry to lose, as he was an extremely valued member of the House, both on the cricket field, when runs were most needed, the football field when the House was hard pressed, and on the stage, where he was always a conspicuous success. Nevertheless, the first eleven did remarkably well to hold the all conquering Haddon team to 11-0, considering that Wentworth had been soundly beaten to the tune of 26-0. Congratulations are due to Kent for a brilliant display against Haddon, and for consistent work throughout the season. White too, has played some splendid games at centre-half, considering that he is unaccustomed to the position. The second and third elevens have finished a little higher up their respective tables than the first eleven, and consequently next season's prospects are somewhat brighter. Even if the house has failed to shine on the football field it certainly put up a creditable exhibition in the cross-country, the " under 14 " team finishing third and the senior team fourth. Congratulations are due to Heald and Lumb, for finishing fourth and second in their respective events. At present cricket prospects are none too rosy, as only two of last year's team remain, but Arundel, especially on the cricket field, has always given of her best when the odds are greatest, and so we hope for a fairly successful season. In the Athletic Sports the House should do well, as we have one or two first-class runners, both in the senior and junior events.
The House has lost one of its most staunch supporters in F. Hart, who left this term. Hart was a talented runner, swimmer, and football player, who served Clumber well in his capacity as Captain of football. J. K. Walton has been elected Captain of football in Hart's place. We welcome Mr. R. G. Exton this term as assistant House Master, and hope he will find his duties pleasant and congenial. Mr. Exton is the Scoutmaster for Clumber Scouts, and it is only fitting that he should be more closely associated with the House. Clumber has done very well in the football field this season, carrying off the second eleven cup and being placed fifth and second in the first eleven and third eleven tables respectively. As to the future-Mr. Exton is tutoring the Tug-of-War teams ; Youens, Melling and other Clumber stars are practising for the sports, whilst the ordinary Clumberite has also loyally posted his " sports " form, and will do his best to support the House.
Football is now at an end. If we look back on what we have accomplished this season and compare it with last season's results, we have every reason to rejoice at the progress made, though we are not at the head of the table yet. The third eleven have again carried off the championship of their division, and the second eleven have moved up to third place. The biggest improvement has been made in the first eleven, who have risen from sixth to third place. We have some young players with real football talent in them, such as Carlisle and Howarth of the Under 15 eleven, and Greening of the Under 14 eleven. With a solid backbone of older players, the team has played well together, especially in the match with Welbeck, when we confounded the critics by winning 4-1. In the Cross-Country Run chief honours go to Howarth and Fisher, eighth and ninth respectively, for we only took fifth place in the House competition. The biggest factor in our success in the football competition has been the captainship of Fisher. Both for his individual play and for the way he has inspired the rest of the team, the whole House owes him a deep debt of gratitude. Let it be paid by increased keenness everywhere.
Although the House has lost its football supremacy, it was only after a( good fight. Everything depended on the last match of the season with Haddon. The scores were level at half-time, 3-3, but three rapid goals to Haddon immediately after the interval turned the scales in their favour and afterwards the result was never in doubt. Still, we had the consolation of scoring four goals against them, as many as all the other Houses of the School put together. So came the end to a wonderful run of success enjoyed by the First Eleven. For three seasons it had remained undefeated. The Second and Third Elevens were definitely unreliable, and might have put up a better show than they did. We cannot leave the subject of football without saying how much the team's success was due to Pearson's fine play and indefatigable spirit. Not only was he the main stumbling block in front of the Lynwood goal, but he was also leading goal scorer for the House ! He was well and consistently supported in the defence by Pogson and Graham, who improves every game. Of the 31 goals obtained by the team this season, Pearson scored 14, and Brown 8.
In the Cross Country, the juniors disappointed badly. Williams is to be congratulated on winning in excellent style but he was so poorly supported that the House team was placed sixth. The seniors did a little better, being third with 142 points. The team consisted of Siddall 3, Brown 13, Beecroft 18, Haigh 31, Taylor 37 and Pogson 40. Siddall ran an extremely good race and deserves commendation. Finally, everyone must pull his weight and work really hard if Lynwood is to retain the Sports Cup, which the House has held for the last two years. The House Supper was held on Thursday, December 14th. A good feed was followed by an enjoyable entertainment, and Mr. Glister deserves our thanks for his hard work.
This term, Pearson leaves us, and we wish him the very best of luck in his new surroundings. He is a School Prefect, Captain of cricket and football for the School, and a better House Captain, whether on or off the field of play, would be very difficult to find. Even people with very short memories must appreciate keenly what a great loss the House is to sustain, if they only recall his great football displays for the House this year, or his excellent bowling and good all-round play last cricket season. He is a true sportsman of Lynwood, and we are very sorry to lose him.
Haddon has had another very successful term. At the time of writing the Football Championship and the Cross Country are the only events which have been decided, and both Cups have been won by the House. The Football Cup has been gained in spite of much misfortune. In the untimely departure of J. E. Smith we lost a good footballer and an excellent runner ; by an injury to Howe we were deprived of the services of a first-rate captain ; and W. J. Smith, who was injured in a Big Game, has spent almost all the term on crutches. Nevertheless our depleted team soundly trounced Arundel 11-0, beat Clumber 5-2, and concluded the season by a 10-4 victory over Lynwood, the present holders. Lynwood put up a spirited fight to defend their Cup, especially in the first half, but the whole Haddon forward line played admirably and gradually mastered the overworked defence of our opponents. Both the Second and Third Elevens finished near the top of their respective tables ; the former were runners-up to Clumber, with a much better goal average than the winners.
The retention of the Cross Country Cup, however, is an achievement of which Haddon has even more reason to be proud. The death of Bailey, the departure of Smith and the injury to Howe lessened our chances in this event even more than in football, since all three were running colours. But R. Gray, E. R. Monypenny and Allison ran splendidly, and an excellent entry gave them good support. The under 14 teams did quite well ; Collins deserves congratulation for obtaining the fifth position, while Stebbing and Simmonite have proved themselves runners of exceptional promise.
The House's congratulations go to Fletcher and James on their open scholarships at Corpus and Balliol respectively.
It is with great joy that we welcome back Mr. Watkins, who has long been absent from our midst. We are grateful to Mr. Gaskin for taking his place so well during his illness.
It is a great pity that we have little in the way of success to show this term The three football teams have had a very unlucky season, but it was only after a stiff fight that the first team lost to Welbeck and also to Chatsworth.
We have not been so successful in the Cross Country runs as formerly ; but we should like to congratulate the Pashley brothers on their efforts. Pashley D. was seventh in the Over 14 run and Pashley P. second in the Under 14. We have hopes of doing well in the Sports.
Looking forward, we expect cricket to have better fortune in store. It Is highly probable that our team this year will be little different from last year's team which played so promisingly. We therefore, urge its remaining members and all others in the House, who are keen to do their best in this sphere, to get in plenty of practice during the forthcoming holidays.
This term has seen the end of the football season. The House First Eleven finished fourth, the Second Eleven fifth and the Third Eleven fifth in the House Championships. The Second Eleven deserve credit for the way in which they pulled together in the latter part of the season and rose from the bottom of the table.
In the School First Eleven, Coulton has played regularly this term, and J. M. Fulford and Thirkill have also played in' a few matches.
We have done particularly well in the Cross Country. We congratulate J. M. Fulford on winning the senior run and the rest of the stalwarts who secured the second place for Welbeck and gave the supporters of Haddon a nasty fright. In the Under 14 run, we have to congratulate Rome (7th), Hall (14), Byrne (16th), Thurlby (22nd), Pentelow (25th), and Hayhurst (26th), who enabled Welbeck to secure the Under 14 House Championship for the first time for many years. This is a good sign for future Cross Country runs.
The football season just concluded does not, unfortunately, give Wentworth very much to shout about. The loss of such promising players as Harding, who has left, and Kirk, Griffiths and Brindley, who were prevented from playing for medical reasons, was irreparable, and the House suffered particularly from a too-slight forward line. The consistent excellence of Hawkswell's play, however, saved us from an even worse fate. Wentworth can congratulate its under 14 runners on obtaining the second place for the House in the Junior Cross Country ; Gebhard and Leeson doing well by getting into the first eight. Wilson C. G, deserves special praise for gaining his running colours in the Over 14 race.
As a piece of stop-press news we are pleased to report that in the Senior` Tug-of-War Wentworth reached the Final by pulling over Arundel and Lynwood, and when the time comes we have every intention of also pulling over Clumber.
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|To Professional Groundsman||189||7||6||By Subscriptions..||395||12||8|
|Assistant Groundsman||35||7||6||Quota from Athletic Sports Accounts||30||0||0|
|Sick Pay (8 weeks)||6||8||6||Sale of Photographs||3||17||0|
|Cricket Bat & Repairs||76||13||6||Fixture Cards||2||16||8|
|Football||17||2||0||Pavilion Teas (recd).||7||12||6|
|Prize Bats, &c.||3||2||3|
|Cricket Net||5||5||0||Interest on War Stock||2||2||6|
|Cricket Screen (& Carr.)||2||6||0||Bank Interest||0||3||3|
|Fives Gloves (5 pairs)||2||2||6|
|Balls for Fives Matches||0||14||4|
|Keep of Horse||6||10||9|
|Boys (to be rec'd.)||8||4||0|
|Tea & Games Forms||2||6||0|
|Carting and extra help||0||9||6|
|Grass seed 5/-, Lime 15/-||1||0||0|
|Sulphate of Ammonia||0||12||0|
|Lemons 7/-, Postages 9/-||0||16||0|
|Cheque Book 5/-, Bank Com. Pavilion Expenses 10/6||0||15||6|
|Bat Oil 2/9, M/c Oil 6/9, Laces 4/6, Lamps 6/6, Paraffin 8/9, Lamp Glasses 2/1, Sawdust 11/-, Firewood 10/6, Soap, Vim, &c. 8/-, Washing Towels 17/6, Embrocation 5/6 Buckets 4/6, Seccotine 1/- , Broom 1/9||4||11||1|
|Balance (Excess of Income over Expenditure)||13||5||10|
Playgrounds Account continued.
|Balance Aug. 31st, 1932.||61||1||1||Balance at Bank on August 31st, 1933.||78||17||10|
|Invested||50||0||0||War Loan Investment||50||0||0|
|Excess of Income over Expenditure||13||5||10|
|Due to Hon. Treasurer||4||10||11|