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The Queen's College, Oxforc 

Senior Master and Housemaster 

A. D. BRAIN, B.A. (Toronto) 
Sometime Scholar of Exeter College, Oxford 

Headmaster Junior School 

Trinity College, Oxford 

University of B.C. 


REV. T. C. BOON, B.A, 
University of Manitoba 




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A. T. Lee 

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R. G. R. Lawrence 
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R. C. Bourget 

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R. Heaven 

F. Maclaren 
E. Pilgrim 

L Chapman 

H. Bulpit 

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Corps Leader 

Cadet Major I. A. Cole 

Platoon Commanders 

Cadet Lieut. R. Heaven Cadet Lieut. E. Pilgrim 

Cadet Lieut. R. B. Renaud 

Cadet Sergeant-Major 

A. T. Lee 

Cadet Quartermaster-Sergeant 

M. Barnes 

First Aid 

Cadet Sergeant R. G. R. Lawrence 

OSamra (Captains 
Rugby Hockey 

A. T Lee R. C. Bourget 


R. G. R. Lawrence 

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Rugby Hockey Cricket 

R. B. Renaud R. B. Renaud A. T. Lee 


P. Richardson 

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R. G. R. Lawrence 


R. G. R. Lawrence 


R. C. Bourget 





Editorial Committee 

Advertising Managers 

Junior Ashbunan 


CASTING round for something to say, after the Editor had been reft away 
to England leaving the Editorial unwritten, we heard about the appoint- 
ment of Guy Simonds to lead the Canadian Troops invading Sicily. The 
first re-action was one of pride, that an Old Ashburian had been so honoured. 
Then it occurred to us that it is such achievements by Old Boys which should 
spur on present and future Ashbunans to greater zeal, greater initiative, greater 

There are Old Boys of this school in high and responsible positions, to name 
them would not only be boasting, but invidious. How did they get there p Not 
by drifting, playing, frivolity, expecting their work to be done for them, but by 
energy, drive, initiative, intelligence and real hard work. Taking Guy Simonds 
again, one doesn't reach the rank of Major-General at the age of 39 without 
showing these qualities. One doesn't reach and hold high office in service or 
civilian occupation without these qualities. Supposing we think of the many 
Old Boys who may not have attained high office, but are doing very worth 
while jobs commanding Brigades, or Battalions, or Ships, or Air Stations, or are 
working in various branches of the War effort. In addition to these there are 
hundreds doing their bit in even less exalted positions. All of these old Ash- 
burians from top to bottom are giving their best for their country, some, we 
must not forget, have already given their lives. 

What are we Ashburians now doing? Some of us we fear, are only in- 
terested in having a good time, doing little work, complaining about trivial 
matters. Should we not think of what Old Ashburians are doing, how well 
they are upholding the name of the school, and then prepare ourselves to give 
and do likewise? How, you ask? By hard work mainly, combined with the use 
of co-operation, intelligence and initiative. 






ANOTHER successful year of activity in the School Chapel has been 
recorded, and we must pay tribute here to Mr. Boon, who as School 
Chaplain has done so much to bring this about. He will be missed 
greatly next year. We wish him and Mrs. Boon the very best of luck in the 
future and hope they will visit Ashbury often. 

There were twenty-two services of Early Communion during the school year, 
at which the average attendance of communicants was eight. The choral cele- 
brations, instituted last year, were again held once a term at 1 1 o'clock. 

The customary eleven o'clock celebration of Matins was held each Sunday, 
and we were honoured often by the presence of the boarders from Elmwood. 

We were again privileged to have an address by the Right Reverend Briga- 
dier G. H. Wells, C.M.G., M.A., D.D., Principal (Protestant) Chaplain to the 
Canadian Forces, who on February 21st, 1943, spoke on Discipline, using the 
Commando Training and results as an illustration. 

Once again there was a series of special addresses during Lent; this year 
the Four Freedoms of the Atlantic Charter were selected. Mr. Boon spoke on 
Freedom from Want, Mr. Brain on Freedom of Worship; Mr. Harrison on Free- 
dom from Fear, and the Headmaster on Freedom of Speech. 

As usual Mr. Harrison and Mr. Brain gave addresses during the Michaelmas 
Term, which were much appreciated 

In September, the Chalice presented by Michael Ney, chapel monitor 1940- 
41-42 was formally dedicated by the Chaplain. 

On June 10th, the Baptismal Bowl, presented by the 1943 Confirmation 
Class, was dedicated by the Chaplain. 

We were pleased to see in chapel, and hear read the lesson on January 
24th, Dick Goodwin, Head Prefect 1941-1942. During the year Lawrence read 
the majority of the Morning Lessons assisted by Lee, Barnes and Heaven. 

We want to emphasize our gratitude to Miss Shorter for her faithful at- 
tendance, and excellent playing of the Organ throughout the year. 

On May 12th, at 8 p.m. the Bishop of Ottawa, Right Reverend Robert 
Jefferson, B.D., D.D., confirmed eleven boys, together with some external candi- 
dates presented by Rev. Northcote Burke of St. John's Church, and Rev. Eric 
Osborne of St. Matthew's Church, both in Ottawa. The Rev. W. Bertal Heeney, 
B.D., D.D., acted as Bishop's chaplain and read the lesson. 

The short Evening Service, held just before the closing ceremonies, again 
impressed those who attended, and we were all glad to see Dr. Woollcombe 
present and taking part. The majority of the addresses were given by the 
Chaplain and the Headmaster. 

The chapel clerks, Michael Barnes, and especially Peter Hatch, are to be 
commended for the work put in and care taken of the Chapel and its contents. 

By the time this appears in print we hope that the new Prie-Dieu, kindly 
presented by Elmwood, will be in place in the chapel, and we take this oppor- 
tunity of publicly saying thank you. 



Hull of Imuutr 

Flying Officer M.D. MacBrien 

Lieutenant John Edwards 

Second Lieutenant A. W. L. MacDonald 

Flying Officer W. F. Tudhope 

Pilot Officer J. E. R. Wood 

Flying Officer F. A. H. Lambert 

Pilot Officer Lionel Emeno 

Midshipman T. N. K. Beard 

Flying Officer Alexander Angus 

Air Gunner Ian MacDonald 

Sergeant-Pilot Francis J. Hart 

Lieut. H. M. Baker 

Pilot Officer Robert Graham 

Pilot Officer Lord Shuttleworth 

Pilot Officer John Weldon 

"(Eljrir nam? liurtij tat mrrmor?." 



THIS year brought the usual crop of changes in staff, that the war seems 
to cause. Even with the number of changes we've had here, we are better 
off than some schools, who've had three different men teaching top 
Latin in one year. In September we welcomed Mr. Hincks for Maths, and 
Science, Mr. Buchanan for French, Mr. Travers for Cadet Corps and General 
Subjects, and Mr. Chestnut for General Subjects. 

At Christmas Mr. Polk had to leave to join the U.S. Marines, and took 
with him the best wishes of all at Ashbury, not to mention regrets. Mr. Buchanan 
also left to take up a position at Upper Canada College. 

In January we were joined by Captain Dare, to replace Mr. Buchanan, and 
Mr. Belcher, in place of Mr. Polk. As we had been previously understaffed, the 
arrival of Mr. Walsh, to teach general subjects, was also a welcome relief. 

On the Health and Domestic side, Mrs. Arnold, joined us as Housekeeper, 
and Mrs. Fraser came as under matron. 

In October, Shaw, departed on the first stage of his journey to England 
and his post as Junior House Monitor was taken over by Price. Unfortunately 
Shaw's ship was sunk, though happily for him before he got on board, and it 
was not for several months that he finally got across. 

Just before the end of the Christmas term, at the suggestion of the 
Prefects, Evening Chapel was changed to 6.45, immediately after tea, instead 
of at 8.15. The idea was to avoid the interruption to evening study, particularly 
for seniors. General opinion seems to favour the change. 

We were very sorry that Mrs. Boon was seriously ill before Christmas, but 
are glad to say she fully recovered long before these words were penned. 

Captain Dare, was unfortunate enough to get pneumonia severely, not long 
after his arrival, and spent some time at the Civic Hospital. He made a good 
recovery however, and was back at school in harness before the end of the 
Lent term. 

Chris Prance was unlucky enough to break his leg early in the skiing sea- 
son, and its obstinacy in mending, kept him out of action all the winter. We 
hope he'll have better luck next year. 

The boys had to turn to and do most of the housework during the Christmas 
term, and again towards the end of the year. This included room cleaning, 
dining room cleaning and washing up. They set to with a will, and now should be 
very useful in their homes. 

We were lucky in avoiding any heavy epidemics, getting a few cases of 
mumps at the end of the Christmas term. We hear there were several more 
during the Christmas holidays. 

An admirable innovation at this year's dance was the presence, on invita- 
tion of the Head Boys of Glebe Collegiate, Lisgar Collegiate and the Technical 
School. We hope this will be a permanent feature. 

It snowed this year first on October 26th, two days later than last year, 
but it more than made up for those days by its depth and quantity during the 

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winter. The oldest inhabitant we could find, one over 83, could remember 
nothing like it. 

We congratulate Mr. Lucas, (Staff 1938) on his marriage recently to 
Mies Jessie Emmett. He is now a Flight Lieutenant, R.C.A.F., and while on a 
/isit to Rockcliffe Air Station, renewed his acquaintance with Ashbury. 

A goodly number of savings stamps have been bought by the boys this year, 
but we feel this could be increased, perhaps by having less tuck, (that is when 
there is tuck in the canteen). 

Dr. Woollcombe paid his annual beginning of the year visit to the school 
in September, and addressed the boys and staff briefly. He asked "What are 
we fighting for?" Then answered the possible question "How can a boy at 
school help?" and ended with the exhortation "Do it now." 

We are indebted to the good offices of Dr. Shapiro for a visit to the Elgin 
Theatre to see "In Which We Serve". The whole school were invited by the 
management of the theatre, and those who were able to go, most of us inci- 
dentally, saw a film well worth seeing. We are deeply grateful both to the 
Elgin Theatre and to Dr. Shapiro. 

There has been much activity this year in the Debating Club, and the 
International Relations Club, which is reported elsewhere. There has also 
been a good deal going on with Flat Clubs, Upper and Lower, some of it pos- 
sibly unofficial and not for publication. 

A large group of boys accepted the invitation of the R.C.A.F. to attend a 
lecture on, and see an exhibition of, photographs of the work of the Air Force, 
held at the Houses of Parliament in March. They found it most interesting and 

Thanks are due to Colonel Calderon for coming out on a cold evening in 
March, and showing some films to a number of the younger boys. They in- 
cluded films of a Commando Raid on Norway, Desert Fighting and some car- 
toons, all much appreciated by the audience. 

A visit to the War Museum under Mr. Travers' guidance was enjoyed by 
Form IV. On another occasion the same party went to the Art Gallery. We 
feel more of this would be a GOOD THING, to paraphrase 1066 and All That. 

A number of boys have been having a good time swimming at the Chateau, 
and eating afterwards on the invitation of Miss Seeley, for which much thanks 
say all of them. Others are indebted to Mr. Walsh for movies followed by food. 
Are we being spoilt? Say not so, and carry on the good work please. 

There has been a pleasing interest in music, a number of boys taking every 
opportunity of going to concerts when good musicians were in Ottawa. We'd 
like to see a more active interest even if we have to sit through a School 

The Stamp Club started well, under the guidance of Mr. Polk, but when he 
left, it rather faded, though it still lives. Lets have it a really energetic con- 
cern next year. 



THE closing took place on Friday, July 1 1 th, in the afternoon. The Annual 
Sports were held in the morning and there was a short leaving service in 
the Chapel after lunch. A move was then made to the gym where the 
speeches and prize giving took place. 

The following account of the closing was taken from the Ottawa Citizen: 
"Perhaps among the prize winners this afternoon there will be future 
leaders who will help to make Canada a great power in the art of understand- 
ing." said Sir William Glasgow, Australian High Commissioner to Canada, at 
the Ashbury College closing exercises vesterday afternoon . 

Sir William reviewed Ashbury's part in the wars of the past and brought 
to mind the things that Ashbunans are learning to-day to fit themselves to 
carry on the traditions of their predecessors. "You are learning discipline and 
self-control, qualities that not only make good leaders but good followers as 
well. Indeed, a man must be able to obey before he can command " 

Much Pioneering Ahead. 

Not forgetting the day after victory, Sir William spoke of the many things 
that Canadians have yet to do. "There is much pioneering yet to be done — 
pioneering in the fields of international relations — learning particularly social 
science, which is the practice of helping the poverty-stricken." 

Presenting the Annual Report N. M. Archdale, Headmaster of the school, 
spoke of the many inconveniences and handicaps brought about directly and 
indirectly by the war. "I, and others concerned with schools, have been greatly 
disturbed by the very uncertain state in which education appears to be at 
present," he said. 

The attitude assumed by many boys who intend to enter the armed forces 
that it does not matter whether or not they matriculate is one of shortsighted- 
ness "They forget that after the war they will find the lack of some academic 
standing a definite handicap in either obtaining a job, or entering university, 
as presumably some of them will wish to do." 

Referring to the curtailment of subjects not of essential value to the war, 
and replacing them with courses in defence, aeronautics and other specialized 
sciences, Mr. Archdale said, "I feel that a democracy cannot exist when a 
nation is composed almost entirely of technicians and specialists. Let us by 
all means give all we have got to defeat the Axis nations, but don't let's lose 
sight of the future. 

Sports Carried On 

Although cadet and defence work took much time, the sports were carried 
on as in previous years. In the first term the football team was young and in- 
experienced, but although it was not very successful in the inter-school matches, 


they "put up a good show, showing courage and promise for the future." This 
was also true of the hockey team. 

Much enthusiasm was shown in skiing this winter, "more for exercise and 
pleasure than of a competitive nature, which to my mind is no bad thing," said 
the headmaster. The cricket team enjoyed a good measure of success, al- 
though it did not win the inter-school trophy. The junior soccer team success- 
fully carried off the Colonel Fraser Cup. 

The health of the school was good. Mr. Archdale commended Miss Mac- 
Laughlin, Mrs. Fraser and Miss Barker, the school nurses, for their untiring 

"Staff changes for various reasons, military duties and health, for example, 
do not help in the efficient functioning of the school. This year we have been 
unfortunate in that changes took place in the middle of the year," said Mr. 
Archdale, "although in Mr. Walsh, Mr. Chestnut, Capt. Dare and Mr. Belcher 
we obtained hard-working, enthusiastic colleagues who have thrown themselves 
into their work." Mr. Archdale lauded the way in which the staff has "pulled 
together" and has taken on extra duties cheerfully. He also spoke of the way 
in which the prefects and other boys have co-operated to do whatever they 
could to make for the general good. 

More Serious Side 

The sale of tickets for the annual play netted the Red Cross $274.00. 
Debates and meetings of the International Relations Club, at which several 
distinguished people spoke, rounded out the more serious side of extra-cur- 
ricular activities. Many trips to the Parliament Buildings, the Archives and 
other educational places of interest were arranged for the boys. 

In conclusion, the headmaster said, "I feel that if parents, governors, boys 
and staff all work together in harmony, no school can fail to be great. While 
I want to express my gratitude for the co-operation of many of these categories, 
I would ask that next year this co-operation be unanimous." 

In his valedictory address, R. G. R. Lawrence, head prefect, and captain 
of the school for the past year said: "We shall take away with us two funda- 
mental principles which at all times Ashbury has stressed — those of courage 
and duty. To older and wiser people it appears, and rightly so, that this world 
which we are now entering is a chaotic and frightening one. While we grant 
the truth of this fact, it does not in any degree dismay us: we face it with 
happy confidence." 

Col. E. F. Newcombe of the board of governors was acting chairman of 
the occasion, and among those present were Norman Wilson and Senator 
Cairine Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Shirley Woods, Mrs. E. F. Newcombe, Dr. G. P. 
Woollcombe, H. S. Southam, Col. and Mrs. J. D. Fraser, G. J. K. Harrison, head- 
master of Abinger Hill School, now incorporated in Ashbury, and Brigadier- 
General and Mrs. C. H. Maclaren. 



(Given by R. G. R. Lawrence, Head Prefect, at the Closing) 

I HOPE you will forgive me, ladies and gentlemen, if I refer to myself as 
"the old man of Ashbury", having spent nine years, more than half my life, 
within these scholastic halls. Perhaps, for a few moments you will allow 
me to tell you something of what its tradition means to us, the class of nineteen 


The Graduating Class of forty-three are leaving school at a very crucial 
stage in the history of the world. At no other time has so much depended upon 
the atmosphere and background of the young people of the nation, nor upon the 
characteristics which have been formed and the characters which have been 
moulded, of the young men who are leaving school all over the Dominion at the 
close of this term. All of us who are graduating here to-day have no doubt 
looked forward to this occasion with a keen feeling of anticipation, but it is 
only now that we fully realise that we are closing a chapter of happy memories, 
of comradeship. But even more important than this, we shall, take away with 
us the two fundamental principles which at all times Ashbury has stressed, those 
of courage and of duty. 

At this moment there is one primary duty before us all, that of serving our 
country, but even in times of peace there will be tasks confronting us which 
will demand an equal devotion. And the successful accomplishment of duty, 
whether in peace or war, demands the other fundamental attribute of courage. 
Other boys who have graduated from Ashbury, some last year, some the year 
before, and many others before them have realized these truths; they have not 
swerved from their duty and they have not lacked courage. 

To the older and wiser people it appears, and quite rightly so, that this 
world which we, the class of forty-three, are now entering is a chaotic and 
possibly frightening one. But while we grant the truth of this fact it does net 
in any degree dismay us, we face it with happy confidence. 

Here at Ashbury we have been set a standard of conduct and have been 
taught many things. It is now our responsibility to put those things, which we 
have learnt, into practical use, and to endeavor to maintain this high standard, 
so that those who have left this school before us, and those who will follow 
after us, can honestly feel that we have done our best and carried on the 
Ashbury tradition, of duty and courage. 



THIS year again the Annual Athletic Sports were held on the morning of 
the closing. The day was very suitable for the activities of the morning, 
fine but not too hot. In order to shorten proceedings the Long Jump and 
Throwing the Cricket Ball events were decided the day before, an innovation 
which proved successful. -Thought there were not very many startling results 
recorded, there were some very close races, and the performance of Sablin, an 
Intermediate, in beating several of the Senior times and distances, deserves 
special mention. His Long Jump of 18 ft. 1 inch is remarkably good for the 
under 16 class. 

This year, as last, War Savings Stamps were given as prizes, except in 
Special cases, such as the Championships of each class. R. Heaven won the 
Senior Championship and the Fleming Cup; D. Sablin the Intermediate and 
Stanley-Wright Cup and M. Paxton the Junior and Aylwin Cup. 

100 yards— R. Boutin, I. Cole, R. Heaven, 11 1/5 sees. 
1 mile, open — R. Heaven, E. Pilgrim, P. Hatch, 4 min. 54.6 sees. 
220 yards— I. Cole, F. Macnabb, R. Boutin, 28.4 sees. 
High Jump— H. Bulpit, R. Heaven, I. Cole, 4 ft. 8Vz in. 
880 yds. — R. Heaven, P. Harben, R. Lawrence, 4 mm. 23.8 sees. 
Long Jump — R. Heaven, I. Cole, R. Boutin, 15 ft. 9 in. 
120 yds. Hurdles— I. Cole, P. Hatch, R. Boutin, 18 sees. 
440 yds. — F. Macnabb, I. Cole, R. Heaven, 1 mm. 14.2 sees. 
Obstacle Race— H. Bulpit, P. Hatch, R. Boutin. 

100 yds. — R. Sablin, P. Daniels, P. Richardson, 11 sees. 
High Jump — P. Richardson, R. Sablin, L. Chapman, 4 ft. 10 in. 
220 yds— R. Sablin, P. Richardson, 27.2 sees. 
Obstacle Race — P. Daniels, M. Mackintosh, L. Chapman. 
120 yd. Hurdles — R. Sablin, P. Richardson, P. Daniels, 17 sees. 
440 yards — R. Sablin, P. Richardson, P. Daniels, 1 min. 12.2 sees. 
Long Jump — R. Sablin, P. Daniels, L. Chapman, 18 ft. 1 in. 

100 yds— M. Paxton, B. Castle, R. Paterson, 13.2 sees. 
75 yds— (Under 12) V. Smith, P. Shmner, J. Whitwell, 1 1 sees. 
200 yds — B. Castle, M. Boag, T. Kenny, 32.4 sees. 
High Jump— J. Nesbitt, R. Gould, P. Warburton, 4 ft. 4 in. 
50 yds— (under 10) P. Calderon, B. Chisholm, E. Archdale, 8.2 sees. 
Obstacle Race — "A" T. Kenny, B. Castle; "B" G. Grove, J. Shinner. 
80 yds. Hurdles— N. deWinton, A. Paish, A. Little, 16.4 sees. 
Obstacle Race — (under 12) P. Shinner, N. DeWinton, O. Redfern. 
Long Jump — J. Shinner, A. Holmes, M. Paxton, 13 ft. 6 in. 
Inter-House Tug-of-War, Connaught, 1 mm. 58.8 sees. 
Inter-House Relay Race, Connaught 
Old Boys' Race, R. Heath, S. Montgomery, C. Winter, 12 sees. 



THIS year saw a great increase in Cadet Corps activities. With Defence 
added there was a period every morning, as well as the regular weekly 
afternoon. There had to be instruction in a variety of additional subjects, 
including map reading, administration, knots and lashings, Bren gun and so on. 
We were fortunate to have Captain Travers on the staff to take over the posi- 
tion of Cadet Instructor, and he worked very hard all year, producing some very 
good results, as will be seen in the account of the Annual Inspection on an- 
other page. 

We were again, and increasingly so, indebted to Col. Hogan, Officer Com- 
manding the Governor General's Footguards, for help and advice during the 
year. We were lent a good deal of equipment, such as rifles, bayonets and 
Bren guns, and also had the benefit of instructors on occasion. 

The purchase by the school of three new drums, was a great help in 
the marching training, and caused a noticeable improvement. 

The great thrill of the year, perhaps was the arrival of new uniforms. This 
came about owing to the re-organization of Cadet Services, and the appoint- 
ment of Col. C. G. Gner as Director of Army Cadets. The uniforms were sup- 
plied by the Government who also paid half the cost, the balance being paid 
by the school concerned. Unfortunately it was only just before the Inspection 
that the uniforms materialized, and even then we were a few short. However, 
there were enough to show that they are smart, comfortable and serviceable, and 
will certainly be a great improvement over the old long-condemned uniform, 
which rumour states, have been handed down from father to son, in some cases. 
One Old Boy at least, who has a son in the Cadet Corps, swears he wore them 
when at Ashbury. 

At the beginning of the year there were few of last year's officers and 
non-commissioned officers left, so a good deal of experimenting took place. It 
was not till later that final appointments were made, based on the qualities 
shown and work done by the boys concerned. We would like here specially to 
mention the work of Cole and Lee. 

Next year again we will have new officers, also a new instructor, in Ser- 
geant Major Mitchell Henry, who comes to us with 27 years' Army service, 
several years experience with Cadets in British Columbia, and a very fine 
reputation and record. 


The following account is taken from the Ottawa Citizen: 
Smartness and precision were noteworthy as the Ashbury College Cadet 
Corps paraded before Col. C. G. Grier, Director of Army Cadets for Canada, 
and Capt. T. C Holmes, M.D. 3, district cadet officer, Saturday afternoon on 
the Ashbury grounds. The Governor General's Foot Guards provided a back- 
ground of military music. 

After the inspection of the corps, the cadets demonstrated their excellent 
marching, Bren gun drill, and arms drill. The highlight of the afternoon was 


the platoon in mock attack, with the first aid corps, the signallers and the 
attackers giving a fine display of their skill in war tactics. 

Juniors Take Part 

A squad of juniors, not to be outshone by their seniors, marched around the 
field, some of them shouldering rifles. The younger of these had had no train- 
ing from a master but were drilled by the boys in the cadet corps. 

"The quality was excellent, and shows keenness, enthusiasm, and esprit de 
corps," said Col. Grier in the short address which he gave at the close of the 
review. Col. Grier said that he had gone expecting to see something rather 
good, and he was not disappointed. He congratulated Cadet Captain Ian Cole, 
company commander, on the standard of proficiency displayed by the Cadets. 
"This is the unit among hundreds; a hundred boys among thousands; this is 
a very good example of what is being done in Canada from coast to coast." 

Cups Presented 

Cadet Lieut. Ronald Heaven was presented with the cup for the best 
platoon by Col. Grier, who also presented the shooting prizes. The Willis 
O'Connor Cup for the senior boy with the best shooting score was won by David 
Hooper; the Scott Cup for boys of 15 and 16 was given to Lewin Chapman; the 
Cox Trophy for boys under 15 went to David Fair; and the Humphery Cup for 
juniors was won by Timmy Kenny. 

The cadets were trained by Captain R. F. Travers and the junior squad 
was under the direction of Mr. A. B. Belcher. 

Officers of the company were; Ian Cole, cadet captain; R. Heaven, E. 
Pilgrim and R. Renaud, platoon commanders; H. Bulpit, adjutant; A. P. Lee, 
company sergt. major; B. Harben, P. Harben and K. Abbott-Smith, platoon 
sergts.; M. Barnes, quartermaster sergt.; R. G. R. Lawrence, first aid lieut.; and 
H. Bulpit, R. Boutin and P. Richardson made up the color party. 


THERE was much more shooting than last year, it being part of the Defence 
and Cadet course for all members of the Corps. Some very good scores 
were turned in at times, and there should be more next year. Abbott- 
Smith and Chapman were very helpful and efficient in organizing and helping 
to supervise the shooting. The results of the competitions were as follows: 

WILLIS O'CONNOR CUP (Open to all Seniors) 

1. Hooper I 2. Cole 3. Bulpit 

SCOTT CUP (Boys between 15 and 16) 

1 . Chapman 2. Nash I 3. Read 

COX CUP (Boys between 14 and 15) 

1. Fair 2 Hooper II 3. Threshie 

HUMPHREY CUP (Junior School) 

1. Kenny 2 Sykes 3. Woodward 




Noah Boomer R. Sablin 

Hope Tregoring A. Hurtley 

Stella, Boomer's Wife - D. Matthews 

Heatherfield P. Crump 

Pither, Boomer's Secretary F. Maclaren 

News Editor R. Lawrence 

Reporter H. Price 

Produced by A. B. Belcher 

"The Crusaders" 

Crusaders Wife J. Northcott 

First Lady, Constance A. Woodward 

Second Lady, Blanche E. Enfield 

Keeper of Drawbridge A. Murdoch 

His Wife (Audrey) B. Castle 

Troubadour J. Eliot 

Crusader E. Samuel 

"King John" 

King John W. Nelles 

Baron D. Hooper 

Common Man A. Murdoch 

Barons M. Threshie 

F. Macnabb 

R. Spielman 

S. Pegram 

"Police Court" 

Magistrate L. Chapman 

First Policeman H. Bulpit 

Second Policeman T. Crump 

Christopher Columbus M. Birchwood 

Guy Fawkes T. Kenny 

Produced by N. M. Archdale 

(Act III) 

Captain Stanhope M. Barnes 

The Colonel 0. Arnould 

Lieut. Osborne __ — I. Cole 

2nd Lieut. Raleigh M. Shenstone 

2nd Lieut. Trotter R. Boutin 

Co. Sergt. Major A. Lee 


Pre. Mason P. Hatch 

German Soldier W. Eliot 

Soldiers E. Pilgrim 

C. Fleischmann 

Scene: A dugout in the British trenches before St. Quentin, March, 1918. 
Stage and property manager, R. Heaven, assistant stage manager, P. 
Hatch. Produced by N. M. Archdale. 

ON the night of Friday, March 26, the school plays were presented in the 
Technical School Auditorium. The evening was graced by the presence 
of the Governor General and Princess Alice, who afterwards went back- 
stage to greet those who had contributed to the success of the evening. 

Three plays were presented, the first being "The Fantastic Flight" by Sidney 
Box. This is a one act play based on the now famous Resolution of the Oxford 
Union not to fight in the event of war. The leading part (that of Noah 
Boomer) was played by Richard Sablin. His acting was very natural and good, 
but I am sorry to say that for many minutes neither he nor the majority of the 
members of the cast could not be heard in many parts of the theatre. It is of 
course a considerable disadvantage to the acoustics to have a number of cur- 
tains as a backdrop instead of a stage set: they absorb a lot of sound waves: 
and the well packed audience absorbed the rest before they had time to float 
out beyond the first few rows. 

However the entrance of Heatherfield (Peter Crump) improved this situa- 
tion as he was clearly audible, and matters tended to improve as the play went 
on. There is a chorus of running commentary provided by two newspaper men 
who are placed with their telephones on either side of the proscenium arch. 
They (Barney Lawrence and Harold Price) had a pretty easy job to do but they 
were not very convincing. I am not quite decided however that the fault was 
theirs. I think their part was rather flat. Indeed the Fantastic Flight is a 
poor play and its plot has few of the attractive qualities that fantasy can bring 
with it. Freddy Maclaren as the Big Man's secretary was admirable, and the 
two women's parts taken by David Matthews and Tony Hurtley were apparently 
well played but alas! inaudible to our section of the theatre. Both the girls 
looked very winsome. 

However for sheer feminine charm Pussy Northcott with dimple slightly 
awry would have been hard to beat, as she waited for the crusader's return 
in the next section of the play. The three selections from "1066 And All That" 
caused great amusement. 

"The Crusaders" is always good for a laugh and we had plenty. I was 
sorry that Lome Eliot as the Troubadour spoke his two songs and I thought 
that Andrew Murdoch as the Keeper of the Drawbridge, having disappointed me 
by being in his blue suit, was also too much of a hands-in-pocket sloucher. But 
the others were good and particularly Arthur Woodward as Constance should 
not go unmentioned. 

In the two other scenes, "King John" and the "Police Court," we had many 
more laughs. In the former the squeezing out of the Common Man is very 


funny: and in the latter when Columbus is indicted for discovering America, 
and Guy Fawkes for failing to blow up the Houses of Parliament, everyone on 
the stage seemed to be enjoying himself, and we did too, in consequence. Lewin 
Chapman was very good as the magistrate. 

The most ambitious part of the evening then arrived with the production 
of Act 1 1 1 of "Journey's End". I think this was valuable as showing grownups 
that such an apparently difficult play for boys to act can be tackled with 
success and as showing boys how much you can do with little or no scenery to 
produce all the effects you want by relying on the imagination of your audience. 
No one I believe felt the need for a more realistic representation of that dug- 
out: no one I believe felt that the actors had not mastered the nuances of 
Shernff's Last Act. 

The major part 'Stanhope) was played with great ability by Michael 
Barnes: at times I lost myself in this play and forgot my present surroundings 
and my objective view. Only once did Barnes bring me back from this happy 
state — when, in his scene alone with Raleigh, his voice became too loud, too 
harsh. Michael Shenstone in his performance as Raleigh was pretty well as 
good as Barnes: he played with great sensitiveness and most convincingly. 
Derek Arnould was good as the Colonel, and Ian Cole, Tony Lee, and Peter 
Hatch, besides being excellently cast, did an admirable job, Ian Cole in 

The plays were not over till 11.15 or after and the only criticism I have 
about Journey's End is that the waits that occurred between scenes were much 
too long. In the time that it took to produce the identical dugout without the 
removal or addition of more than one packing case you could have substituted 
the Throne room of the Rajah's palace for the interior of the Colosseum, Rome. 
Perhaps Ronnie Heaven (stage and property man) had gone out for a coke? 

Anyway it was a good evening, very well attended by a large and properly 
enthusiastic audience and our best thanks are due to all who helped to make 

itsa G.J.K.H. 


The Puppeteers are to be congratulated on two counts, first of all for the 
admirable show they put on during the winter, second that they by so doing 
raised $7.00 for the Candies for Britain Fund. Their industry and the time 
spent in preparation also deserves comment. The programme consisted of 
scenes form "Don Quixote", and "The Adventures of Clippo the Clown". The 
puppeteers were Charles MacNabb, G. Thomas, R. Burder, M. Barnes, J. Harri- 
son, and Michael Webb who also painted the back-drop and scenery. The 
stage-manager was P. Whitworth assisted by N. Dixon, and music was in charge 
of P. Mackintosh. Our only regret is that there weren't more puppet shows 
during the year. 



Rev. T. C. B. Boon 

We are indebted to "Panorama" for this feature. 

UNDER the distinguished patronage of the Governor-General and H.R.H. 
Princess Alice, the annual plays were presented in the Auditorium of the 
Technical School, and while one missed the friendly atmosphere of the 
Little Theatre with its superior stage and scenery, more than compensation was 
added in the larger accommodation. Possibly, too, there was even a gain in 
the greater simplicity and more complete demands upon the imagination. 

The first play was "Fantastic Flight" which, as the Headmaster explained 
in his introduction, attempted to work out the theme of pacifism. Sablin as 
Noah Boomer had the heaviest part in this and gave a fine performance which 
promises well for the future. MacLaren was the perfect secretary, deferential 
and co-operative, while Crump I gave an unusually natural display as the 
Works' Manager. The two ladies were an outstanding success, capturing 
everyone's heart with their charm. In spite of her pacific principles, Hope 
Tregoring (Hurtley) was quite a dangerous vamp, and there seemed every 
justification for Stella Boomer (Matthews) to get so indignant with her husband 
in the final scene, the close of which was most stirring. The newspapermen 
had difficult parts and Lawrence and Price are to be congratulated on their 

The three scenes of "1066 and All That" struck a lighter vein. In the 
first the four ladies were the centre of attraction, some of the audience being 
quite envious of their costumes. The coyness of the Crusader's wife (North- 
cott) was greatly appreciated, but we still regret that the troubadour (Eliot) 
did not sing his lines. Samuel, as the Crusader, showed a fine bluster in his part. 

In the 'King John' scene, Hooper as the Chief Baron was quite outstanding 
in poise and determination, while Nelles made a rather amusing King John. 
The Barons (Threshie, MacNabb, Pegram, Spielman) supported the principals. 
Murdoch was an excellent Common Man and Keeper of the Drawbridge. 

The 'Police Court' scene was dominated by Chapman as the Magistrate, 
and he must be commended for the way in which he changed his dialect under 
the subversive influence of Christopher Columbus (Birchwood). Kenny's antics 
as Guy Fawkes, and the happy selection of Bulpit and Crump II as policemen 
added to the general gaiety. 

Many might think that the production of the third act of "Journeys End" 
was too ambitious, but it fully justified itself and one followed it with a breath- 
less interest. Barnes as Capt. Stanhope had a very heavy part in which he 
constantly improved. He put a lot into his work and his performance was very 
effective. Cole displayed great skill in the part of Lt. Osborne and was always 
convincing. Boutin as Lt. Trotter was not only refreshing, but much improved 
in acting. Shenstone had a difficult part as Lt. Raleigh, but he played it with 
remarkable understanding and his hesitation of manner seemed to give it the 


right touch. In minor parts, Hatch as Pte. Mason and Lee as the Sergeant- 
Major did first class work, while Arnould as the Colonel, Pilgrim and Fleishmann 
as soldiers, and Eliot as the German prisoner, were very efficient. 

The Headmaster and Mr. Belcher are to be congratulated, both upon their 
casting as well as their production. The staging was excellent under the super- 
vision of Ron Heaven, assisted by Hatch, and the sound and lighting effects 
were well conceived. 

Altogether a happy and successful evening. 


ASHBURY boys were invited by Mrs. L. P. Sherwood, organizer of the school 
broadcasting project "Trumpet Call to Youth", to take part in the first 
demonstration, together with girls from Elmwood. There were a series 
of broadcasts by different schools in Ottawa, depicting the National Life of 
different races now settled in Canada. Each broadcast consisted of a short 
play, followed by a discussion on the play by a class. 

The Ashbury, Elmwood share, was to act a playlet "Ivan Mestrovitch" on 
the life of the Jugo-Slavian sculptor, on the stage of the Glebe Collegiate, as 
a demonstration for all the teachers in Ottawa. The stage was turned into a 
broadcasting studio, and the play was treated exactly as if a broadcast were 
taking place, with sound effects and all. 

Mr. Charles P. Wright, manager of the C-B-C Ottawa studios, produced 
the play, and the boys gained valuable and interesting experience. The boys 
taking part, selected after several auditions at the C-B-C studio were, Barnes, 
Cole, Heaven, Lawrence, Nelles, Crump I, Hocper I. We hope that in future 
projects Ashbury will be given further opportunities of co-operating. 


THE first meeting of the Society was held on October 2nd. There were 27 
members present. Lawrence moved "that Canadian Immigration after 
the war should be restricted to British Subjects". Boutin opposed. There 
were half a dozen speakers from the floor of the house, and the motion carried 
by 1 4 votes to 7. 

The second meeting was held on Friday, Nov. 6th, with 30 members present. 
Eliot I proposed that "Classics should be abolished from the curriculum". His 
main point was that people should look to the future rather than to the past. 
Crump I opposed. Several speakers then rose from the floor of the house, on 
both sides, the motion being rejected by 16 votes to 12. 

The third and perhaps most lively debate took place on Friday, Nov. 27th, 
when with 34 members present Chapman proposed that "The Movie has taken 


the place of the play in entertainment." Barnes opposed, and many speakers 
rose from the floor of the house, though not all of them spoke to the point, 
possibly excited by the applause and enthusiasm which was in evidence. The 
voting resulted in a tie 14 - 14, and the President's casting vote caused the 
motion to be lost. 

On Friday, February 2nd, the fourth meeting was held, with 33 members 
present. Crump II proposed that "this House believes in Ghosts" and was 
opposed by his brother Crump I. Both spoke well, but had to admit their 
arguments were inconclusive. There were several speakers from the floor of 
the House which became rather noisy and unruly, particularly when one speaker 

N tt, referred to another speaker as a beast of asinine species, and had 

to retract his statement. The motion was carried by 14 votes to 10, with the 
remarkable number of 7 spoilt ballots. 


THIS society was active and had a successful year, with good meetings and 
attendance. The first meeting, held on September 23rd, was purely a 
business meeting for the election of officers, and amendments to rules. 
On October 16th the second meeting was held, when West I spoke on 
"What Effect the Anglo-Russian Alliance will have on post-war Europe." This 
was keenly discussed by the Club, and the great majority were strongly in 
favour of the Alliance. 

On November 13th it had been hoped Mr. Grattan O'Leary, would be the 
speaker. He was, however, unable to attend, so there was a general discussion 
on the following subject "That the affair in North Africa is of minor importance 
in this war". This was definitely not the opinion of the meeting, judging by 
the speeches and voting. 

The fourth meeting of the Society took place on December 4th, when Mr. 
Percy Phillips, of the New York Times, was kind enough to come and speak on 
"The Balance of Power in Europe pre- and post-war". His talk was listened 
to with great interest, and provided much material for thought and discussion. 

On January 29th, the society met for an informal discussion on "India 
should be given freedom now". Opinion was divided, but the majority were 
opposed to the proposition. 

On February 19th, the society was honoured by the presence of Dr. 
Gavrilovic, Counsellor at the Jugo-Slav Legation in Ottawa. He spoke on the 
"Balkan Situation", envisaging a Federation there after the war. His stimulat- 
ing address provoked many questions, and a most successful meeting closed 
shortly after 9 p.m. 

On Friday, March 19th, Mr. Tracy Philips came to address the Society on 
"Turkey" giving a most interesting address to a largely attended meeting, and 
bringing the season to an end in a highly satisfactory manner. 



THIS year reverting to our former practice we held the School Dance in the 
Dining-Room, and as it was held on the evening of May 22nd following 
the Cadet Corps Inspection that morning, we called it the Cadet Corps 
Dance and uniforms were worn. 

There had been some criticism beforehand because it was not being held 
in the Gym, but after the dance, the general view of those questioned by our 
correspondent was that the dining-room was more pleasant. As it was being 
held on a Saturday it was found impossible to get an orchestra, but a "juke 
box" was rented and worked steadily all evening. We would suggest that more 
variety in the type of dance records selected might be given another year. 

As we wanted an unbiased account of the dance, we obtained and print 
below, the views of a member of the fair sex, both young and beautiful, who 
was among those present, but desires to remain anonymous: 

"Since I am not and never will have the honour of being a fellow Ashburian, 
I can only give an account of the Annual Ashbury Dance from a purely feminine 
point of view. I am sure that all the girls lucky enough to be present would 
join me in saying that the dance was a great success from the moment we 
arrived to our final goodbyes at the doorstep. This year "something new had 
been added" — the cadet corps uniforms, which gave a military note to the 
affair. The refreshments were delicious and thanks to Mr. Archdale, we enjoyed 
a few extra dances at the end of the evening, which postponed the awful issue 
of going home." 

The decorations, done in the school colours, lent an atmosphere of festivity 
and gaiety to the event. The flowers were charming and the music supplied 
by the ever-faithful nickelodion suited any mood or tempo. 

So ended another pleasant evening at Ashbury and we are greatly in- 
debted to Mr. and Mrs. Archdale for making it possible." 


By F. McL 

THIS season, due to the uncertainty of hockey, there was a great deal 
mor skiing done than in previous years and many budding enthusiasts 
were noticed on the slopes around Rockcliffe. 
As far as interscholastic competitions were concerned, the weather post- 
poned most of the leading events, but the most important of these, the Ault 
Trophy, was still held and proved very successful. Five boy teams from each 
school are represented, the first four to come in, counting in the final score. 
The school placed fourth and fifth in the respective downhill and slalom courses 
which brought the skiing season to a close. 

Unfortunately, First Team Hockey schedules interfered with the Southam 
Cross Country and Seigniory Club events, but we look forward with bright en- 
thusiasm to next year's activities. 

The following represented the school in the Ault Trophy: — Cole, Maclaren, 
Lawrence, Price and Simonds. 




PEOPLE sometimes ask what use the Suggestion Box is, and have even 
bsen known to answer their own question, by saying it is useless, as no 
attention is paid to the suggestions deposited therein. They are quite 
wrong, for suggestions ore carefully read (when in readable form or signed) and 
considered. If feasible or sound they are acted upon, if not they are destroyed, 
and usually the individual making the suggestion is given reasons. 

The purpose of this article is to invite more suggestions from boys in the 
school, and also to urge that more suggestions leading to the benefit of all, and 
fewer leading to the personal benefit of the individual should be made. For 
example the suggestion that there should be a permanent box for donations 
to the Candies for British Children Fund, was excellent, and has been adopted. 
The suggestion that an extra cent on candies and drinks should be charged at 
the canteen, and put to the above Fund, showed a right attitude, but is not 
easy to carry out in practice. The request that Form II have current events 
was another good suggestion, now put into operation. 

On the other hand, the suggestion "We want more butter", when that 
commodity is rationed was not only selfish but stupid, and an excellent example 
of what not to suggest. 

Some suggestions have point, but are impractical, so where possible means 
of carrying out the suggestion should be included. The mam point of having 
a suggestion box, is to get criticism of what is being done and suggestions as 
to what should or could be done, from those directly concerned, the boys, so 
that the efficiency, and general well-being of the school can be improved. Roll 
up with your suggestions please. 

Front View of the School Thirty Years Ago. 




R. B. Renaud 

F. Maclaren 

R G. R. Lawrence. 

THE season of 1942 opened with high hopes, but little experienced material 
on wrvch to base them. Only nine members of the first squad had ever 
played football before, and none of those were ball-carriers of any 
calibre. The average age was unusually low: indeed, with a handful of exceptions, 
it was virtually an intermediate team which took the field. However, eagerness 
to learn and a remarkable spirit, largely due to the enthusiasm of Lee and 
Renaud, produced rapid improvement, and towards the end of the season there 
was some really good football. 

The usual drill for conditioning and fundamentals of blocking and tackling 
was followed by thorough practice in signals, in which the end-run, tandem, 
criss-cross and quick line-up formations, with their various pass variations, 
which have been used for some years, were stressed, a few refinements being 
added as usual. Very fair football sense was shown by the newcomers, and for 
the first game a sounder team turned out than could reasonably have been 

The first part of the season was devoted to the two traditional games with 
Nepean Seniors and one against the Rockcliffe Ramblers. These were all lost, 
though in no case by heavy margins, and the quality of play showed progressive 
improvement. For the first time for many years, we visited Nepean at their 
own grounds, a practice which must not again be allowed to lapse. To hold 
so experienced and strong a team to a score of 18 - 12 on their own field was 
most creditable, and the game was in all ways most enjoyable. Tribute must 
be paid to the excellent sportsmanship shown by both players and spectators 
of Nepean. 

For the first of our two major fixtures, Lower Canada College brought up 
a versatile and well-coached squad, which returned the victors a score of 11 - 0. 
Ashbury had a very fair share of the game, and was in scoring position several 
times, but inexperience and over-anxiety robbed them of points. The game, 
however, was reasonably even, and the School emerged with considerable credit, 
and some very kind things were said about their display by the well-known 
McGill coaches who handle the L.C.C. teams. 

The B.C.S. match was played on the Lower Canada grounds in Montreal, for 
the use of which and for a most generous hospitality our thanks are due to that 
school. The Bishop's team was mature, heavy and competent, and carried too 
many guns for us. The first half was very even and ended with B.S.C. leading 
7 - 6. The Ashbury touch-down had been scored by one of the best pieces of 
offensive football produced in recent years, a perfectly executed series of well- 
varied plays taking the ball from our own twenty-five over the goal line without 
interruption. In the second half weight and experience took its toll, and 
Bishop's were soon ahead. Ashbury gambled towards the end in the hope of 


pulling the game out of the fire, and presented their opponents with two easy 
opportunities on which they capitalized smartly, to make the final score 26 - 6. 
It was a tired and beaten team that left the field, but their spirit was un- 
quenched, and only their will to win, injudicious perhaps but laudable, caused 
them to end the losers by a margin of more than one touchdown. The game 
was a fine piece of football education, and played throughout in an admirable 
spirit. In no instance did our opponents take undue advantage of their superior 
size and strength. 

The value of the experience gained was shown in the last three games, all 
of which were won, — against a Lisgar team, a return with the Rockcliffe 
Ramblers, and the Old Boys Match. The School, playing a freer and less 
anxious type of football, scored with some facility, and beat the Old Boys in a 
foot of snow by 18 - 0. This was a most satisfactory conclusion to a fluctuating 
but delightful season, which augurs well for the future. 

Intermediate and Junior football showed a welcome renaissance and keen- 
ness was general throughout the School. The Intermediate XII played an 
away match with L.C.C. in which they were well beaten, and various Junior 
teams had fixtures with the Rockcliffe School and scratch squads from the 
neighbourhood. A fair measure of success was gained, some promising talent 
unearthed — in more senses than one — and useful knowledge of the principles 
acquired. The work of Mr. Polk, Lee and Renaud in arranging, coaching and 
refereeing these activities was most helpful. 

The season as a whole should have proved beneficial to School football. 
It remains for next year's teams to build upon the work of their precursors. 
There is no fear of any lapse in keenness, but there will not be the same excuse 
of inexperience, for there is the nucleus of a good squad returning. Coolness and 
judgment are the only two factors needed to produce a really successful season, 
and it must be the resolution of all concerned to see that that success is forth- 
coming, not merely a series of meritorious failures. 


A. LEE— Captain- — 4th year: Inside: his blocking and tackling were of a very 
high order and his determination brought him under every play: the 
finest lineman the School has had for some years. As Captain, he inspired 
his men with enthusiasm and sportsmanship of the best type, and was most 
efficient in all matters of organization. 

R. B. RENAUD — Vice-Captain — 2nd year: Quarterback: a neat ball-handler 
who showed progressive improvement in selection of plays and by season's 
end was a really good field-general: a sound centre secondary, both in 
tackling and in short-pass defence, and an accurate passer and kicker. 

F. MACLAREN — 2nd year: made excellent interference for his ball-carriers and 
tackled effectively. His blocking on kick and pass formations was in- 

R. G. R. LAWRENCE — 1st year: Middle: although new to the game, showed 
remarkable aptitude and displayed a high level of achievement. His plung- 
ing was a major offensive threat, and his tackling on the secondary de- 
fence sure and sound. 



ABBOTT-SMITH — 1st year: Snap: timed his passes well and was consistently 
accurate' a resolute and effective tackier on the line of scrimmage. 

BULPIT — 1st year: Halfback: developed rapidly into a sound all-round half: 
made ground quickly around the ends and plunged strongly: an admirable 
secondary, and placed himself well to receive passes. 

HOOPER I — 2nd year: Middle: timed his plunges well and made many valuable 
gains: needs to improve his tackling, and devote more attention to in- 

SABLIN — 1st year: Outside: uses his speed to get down under kicks, tackles 
strongly. and has a safe pair of hands: must concentrate on taking out 
his man on end run formations. 

BRASS — 2nd year: Inside: a courageous tackier and blocker: his loss was a 
decided blow to the team. 

RICHARDSON — 1st year: Halfback: timed his plays well, and a good pass- 
receiver, but must run with more determination both on end-runs and on 
bucks: a fair catching half, but needs to get more under the ball. 

PILGRIM — 1st year: Halfback, a promising ball-carrier, but must learn to go 
for his hole with more confidence; greatly improved his tackling and 
interference but still has far to go. 

GROVE I — 1st year: Flying Wing: fast when shaken loose around the ends, but 
dropped too many passes: a strong and fearless tackier. 

BOUTIN — 2nd year: Halfback: very fast and greatly improved his ball-handl- 
ing: tackled well on occasion but needs to study positional play on both 
offence and defence. 

•CHAPMAN — 1st year: Outside: fast and made fair interference, but not suffi- 
ciently resolute in his tackling. 



MACNABB I — 1st year: Middle: runs well from formation and tackles fairly, 
but should do both with more energy, and pay more attention to inter- 

THOMAS I — 2nd year: Outside: an exceptionally fine pass receiver, but must 
realize that tackling and blocking are no less the duties of Outside Wing: 
has great possibilities. 

PRICE — 1st year: Quarterback: showed considerable promise as a caller of 
plays and tackled finely. 

SPIELMAN — 1st year: Inside: strong and willing in both blocking and tackling 
but must learn to think under fire. 

DANIELS I — 1st year: Outside: a keen tackier with a useful turn of speed: 
must develop his pass receiving. 

HOCKEY: 1943. 

R. B. Renaud 
R. G. R. Lawrence 

H. B. Moffatt. 

THE season of 1943 opened with a useful squad of experienced players 
remaining from last year, and some promising recruits, and hopes were 
high for a successful series of fixtures. That the results were somewhat 
disappointing was no fault of coach or players. The loss of Moffatt early in 
the season was a cruel blow, and the absence of key men from some of the 
crucial games took its inevitable toll. As Captain, Bourget set a high standard 
of play and deportment and fired his team with much of his own enthusiasm. 

Once again the School was fortunate in enjoying the services of Mr. W. J. 
Touhey as Coach. His instruction in the fundamentals and in the finer points 
of the game was beyond praise, and his insistence on sound condition and the 
most rigorous canons of sportsmanship inculcated lessons of even more import- 
ance. We hope that we may long be privileged to benefit from the experience 
of so genial, so keen and so efficient an instructor. 

Some enjoyable practice games were played in the earlier weeks of the 
season with local teams, those with the fast-skating Gladstone squad being of 
particular value. In two private school games, we were unfortunate in meeting 
two exceptionally fine and well-balanced opponents, whose combination of speed 
and strength with well-executed concerted plays was too much for us. In 
neither game were we at full strength, and in the B.C.S. fixture particularly 
were definitely short-handed. Determination to rise to the occasion on the 
part of both the older and the less experienced members kept the score within 
reasonable bounds on both occasions, but scoring punch was lacking, and our 
defence caught too often on the wrong foot. 

A pleasing feature of the season was the keenness of the younger mem- 
bers of the squad, among them some of our English visitors, who have developed 



Left to Right — Front Row: Moffatt, Bourget, Sablin, Renaud, Lawrence. 
Second Row: Thomas, Pilgrim, Bulpit, Read. 
Third Row: Price, Lee, Fleck. 
Back Row: A. D. Brain, Esq., Daniels, Goodeve, Barnes. 

a promising skill in Canada's winter game. They, in combination with older 
hands who are returning next year, should form the basis for a powerful teem, 
which must be firmly determined to bring back some of the glories of recent 
years to School hockey. 

(Characters) By A. D. Brain 
R. C. BOURGET — Captain: 2nd year: Centre: a constructive and neat play- 
maker, who skates fast and effectively both on attack and defence: back- 
checks strongly and has a powerful and accurate shot. As Captain, kept 
his team well together both on the ice and off, and was most helpful in 
making arrangements. 
BARNES — Manager: although new to his post, was most efficient in the many 
details of organization which fell to his lot. His services were greatly 
appreciated by team and coach alike. 

By R. C. B. 

RENAUD — Left wing — Vice Captain: 2nd year on team: Played well all season 
and did some very useful backchecking. Also scored some nice goals. 

LAWRENCE — Defence — 2nd year on team: Was much improved from last year. 
Was a mainstay on defence. Should learn to pass the puck when rushing. 

LEE — Defence — 2nd year on team: Has a very useful poke check and covered 
fairly well in front of his own net. Should learn to skate faster. 


PILGRIM — Centre — 2nd year en team: Is a fast skater and a good stickhandler 

but should learn to go up the csntre of the ice instead of the boards. Will 

be very useful next year. 
THOMAS I — Right Wing — 2nd year on team: Has an accurate shot but did 

not use it to its greatest advantage. Should not try to shoot from too far 

in the corner. Will be valuable next year. 
READ — Right Wing — 1st year on team: Is a fairly fast skater and checks well. 

should be an asset to next year's team. 
BULPIT — Left Wing — 1st year on team: Started on defence but was moved to 

a forward position. Played well but should learn to keep on his feet. Will 

be useful next year. 
SABLIN- — Goal — 1st year on team: Improved as the season progressed and 

should go a long way with more experience. Should learn to stay on his feet 
PRICE — Defence — 1st year on team: Though small he played well and did a 

good job on the forward line in the B.C.S. games. Will be an asset next 

FLECK — Left Wing — 1st year on team: Did not do badly but should learn to 

keep out of the way of his own teammates. Will be useful next year. 
DANIELS — Utility — 1st year on team: Though only called upon for service in 

one game he played well and tried hard. 
GOODEVE — Spare Goal — 1st year on team: Improved greatly as the season 

grew older and did some good work in the nets. Should learn to cover his 

corners better and to clear faster. Will be very useful next year. 

Vs. L. C. C, AWAY. LOST 8 - 1 

The first team travelled to Montreal for its first important game on Feb. 
27 and were defeated by a lopsided score. L.C.C. were held in their own end 
throughout most of the game but managed to visit Ashbury long enough to 
score eight times. The lone goal for Ashbury was scored by Read on a pass 
from Bourget. The team fought hard but were overcome by superior playing. 
Cavey, Cuttle and Sainsbury were best for Lower Canada while Lawrence and 
Sablin played well for Ashbury. 

Goal: Sablin; Defence: Lawrence, Lee, Price; Centre :Bourget; Left Wing: 
Renaud; Right Wing: Read; subs: Pilgrim, Thomas I, Bulpit, Fleck. 

Vs. B. C. S., AWAY. LOST 5 - 

Again we travelled to Montreal for our second important game. This time 
we only had nine players. Goodeve was forced to play goal, Sablin being sick 
and Price had to move up to the forward line. B.C.S. had more scoring chances 
than the score would indicate, however, Ashbury had their share also and missed 
them all. Toward the middle of the second period we began to tire, but we did 
not give up the fight. The team fought to the end hoping at least to be re- 
warded by one goal, but the Bishop's team checked furiously and gave us no 
chance to get in close. Shepherd and Pitfield played well for Bishops while 
Bourget, Lawrence and Goodeve turned in good efforts for the losers. 

Goal: Goodeve; Defence: Lawrence, Lee; Centre: Bourget; Left Wing: 
Renaud; Right Wing: Price; subs: Pilgrim, Bulpit, Daniels I. 

THE ASHBl'RI.W [33] 

The first game of the year was played at the Auditorium against a team 
with much more speed than we had. However, the team put up a good fight 
and Moffatt and Thomas I each scored once. Bourget hit the goal post on 
three different occasions. 

In their second game the team showed some improvement and came 
through with their only victory of the season. Thomas and Bulpit scored our 
goals. The game was two hours late starting because our train broke down 
three miles from the station. Bulpit, Renaud, and Lee turned in good play for 
the winners. Unfortunately Moffatt, who played in the first game, was forced 
to the sidelines for the season due to a heart condition. 

In a return game against the Gladstone boys we seemed to lack teamwork 
and spirit and allowed our opponents to run up quite a pile of goals before 
Fleck managed to retaliate from a scramble in front of the net. 


Our annual game against the Old Boys came off on Tuesday, Feb. 23, and 
though there weren't many Old Boys it was a good game. Ashbury scored first 
when Bourget pushed a rebound into an empty net. The Old Boys fought back 
under Burrows' leadership and scored three times to put them in the lead 3 - 1 . 
Ashbury came back and whittled the lead down on a goal by Renaud. Soon 
afterwards Bourget tied it up. The Old Boys started to slow down through lack 
of reserves and conditioning but Ashbury found Charlie Burrows a tough nut to 
crack and towards the end the Old Boys scored on a breakaway. Burrows was 
a standout for the Old Boys and Bourget, Renaud, and Lawrence played well 
for Ashbury. 

The line-up for the game: — 

Goal: Sablin; Defence: Lawrence, Bulpit; Centre: Bourget; Left wing: 
Renaud; Right wing: Thomas I; Subs: Pilgrim, Read, Fleck, Lee, Price. 

1st Game. Woollcombe 1 Connaught 1 
This was a hard fought game and penalties were drawn by both teams. 
Moffatt scored for Woollcombe and Lee scored for Connaught. 

2nd Game. Woollcombe 6 Connaught 2. 
Though slow to start Woollcombe finished with a four goal splurge in the 
third period. Both teams had scored two goals at the end of the second period, 
Lee and Read counted for Connaught while Hurtley and Renaud kept Wooll- 
combe in the scoring records. Thomas, with two goals led Woollcombe on to 
victory in the final stages and Pilgrim and Renaud each scored once. 

3rd Game. Woollcombe 5 Connaught 3 
Before the game had hardly started Woollcombe had a 2 - lead on goals 
by Thomas and Bourget. Soon afterwards Renaud added another to this total. 
Connaught was slow to retaliate and it was not until the third period was under- 


way that Lawrence scored from Price. Connaught was awarded two penalty 
shots but failed to score on either. Renaud and Thomas scored again to in- 
crease Woollcombe's lead to 5 - 1. Connaught came back and Read scored 
when he deflected the puck off Bourget's skate into the net. Price finished the 
scoring on a shot from a scramble in front of the Woollcombe net when Thomas 
was serving a plenalty for tripping. 

Woollcombe: — Goodeve, Bourget, Renaud, Pilgrim, Moffatt, Thomas I, 
Hurtley, Daniels I. 

Connaught: — Sablin, Lee, Bulpit, Lawrence, Price, Read, Fleck, Harben I, 


THIS year was highly successful, all teams, 1 st XI, Under 1 5, Junior School, 
won all matches played, and what must be almost unique, not a goal 
was scored by any of our opponents against any of our teams. The 1st 
XI under the captaincy of Lawrence won both games against Lower Canada 
College. The Under 15 Team in a triangular contest against Lower Canada 
College and Selwyn House, for a cup presented by Colonel J. D. Fraser, won all 
four matches very comfortably. 

The Junior XI severely trounced Rockcliffe Public School, who had an in- 
experienced team this year. 

FIRST XI COLOURS: R. G. R. Lawrence 
P. E. Richardson 
I. F. C. Cole 
E. Grove 

Vs. L. C. C. HOME. WON 3 - 

On Thursday, Oct. 29th, the 1 st XI played L.C.C. During the first half the 
ball was for the most part in the L.C.C. portion of the field, and though during 
the second half, the L.C.C. forwards made several dangerous rushes, the Ash- 
bury defence prevented them from scoring, and helped our forwards to keep 
control of the game. This ended with the score 3 - in our favour. The goals 
were scored by Grove I (2) and Bulpit. 

Team — Goal: Heaven; Backs: Bourget, Harben I; Half-Backs: Cole, 
Lawrence, Pegram; Forwards: Prance, Richardson, Grove I, Grove II, Bulpit. 

Vs. L. C. C. AWAY. WON 2 - 0. 

On Friday, November 2nd, the 1st XI journeyed to Montreal to play their 
second game against L.C.C. The game was more even than the one played 
at Ashbury, but we were still definitely the stronger team, and outplayed our 
opponents. The score was 2 - 0, the goals being scored by Grove I and 

Team — Goal: Heaven; Backs: Bourget, Harben I; Half-backs: Cole, 
Lawrence, Pegram; Forwards: Prcrce, Richardson, Grove I, Grove II, Bulpit. 




On Thursday, Oct. 20th, an "A" Team played against Glebe Collegiate. 
Our opponents put up a very good fight, and several times came near to scoring. 
If they had it might have been sad for us, as our forwards missed many chances 
of scoring, being away off the target again and again when in a good position 
to score. 

Team — Goal: Heaven; Backs: Bourget (capt), Harben I; Half-backs: 
Goodeve, Cole, Pegram; Forwards: Prance, Grove II; MacNabb II, Harben II, 

Front Row: Prance, Grove II. 

Second Row: Grove I, Richardson, Lawrence, Cole, Heaven. 

Back Row: Bulpit, Harben I, Bourget, Pegram, Hurtley, N M. Archdale, Esq. 

UNDER 15 vs. L.C.C. AWAY. WON 5 - 0. 

The Under 15 Team journeyed to Montreal on Friday, October 2nd to play 
L.C.C The game was rather one sided, Ashbury pressing almost the whole 
time and winning by 5 - 0. 

The next morning we played Selwyn House, and again had an easy victory, 
winning by 4 - 0. 

The football played by this team was very good, and they would have given 
-a good account of themselves against the 1st XI. 

Team for both matches — Goal: Boag, Backs: Harben I (capt. 1 , Read, 
Half-backs: Simonds, Hurtley, Shaw; Forwards: Prance, Grove II, Threshie, 
Winser, Eliot I. 


UNDER 15 vs. L.C.C. HOME. WON 8 - 0. 

On- Saturday, October 17th, L.C.C. under 15 team came to Ottawa. Owing 
to a misunderstanding, two members of their team didn't arrive till after the 
game, so two. Ashbury substitutes in Murdoch and Castle, were pressed into 
service. Ashbury pressed from the start and scored at regular intervals, Boag 
in goal, having little or nothing to do. The score at the end was 8-0. in our 
favour. Threshie had a great day, scoring 7 goals, Winser getting the eighth. 

Team — Goal: Boag; Backs: Harben I, Read; Half-backs: Simonds, Hurtley, 
Shaw; Forwards: Prance, Grove II, Threshie, Winser, Eliot I. 

On Saturday, Oct. 24th, Selwyn House Under 15 Team came to play us, 
but like L.C.C. found us at the top of our form, and were well beaten. The 
Ashbury team played very well indeed and ran up a total of 7 goals to nil, 
scored by Grove II (3), Threshie, Harben I, Hurtley and one by our opponents 

Team — Goal: Boag; Backs: Harben I, Shaw; Half-backs: Simonds, Hurtley, 
Castle; Forwards: Prance, Grove II, Threshie, Winser, Eliot I. 


There were three games played in the Inter-House Soccer competition. 
All three were hard-fought, and were much better exhibitions of soccer than 
usual. The first game won 1 - by Connaught, was one of the best games of 
soccer played here for many years. The second game was very even and ended 
in a draw, neither side scoring. Woollcombe managed to win the third game, 
again close, by 1 - 0. 

That left the two Houses even, so the points were divided. House colours 
were awarded to the following: Woollcombe: Grove I, Pegram, Hatch; and Con- 
naught: Cole, Abbott-Smith, Harben I, Prance. 

CRICKET: 1943. 

FIRST XI COLOURS: R. G. R. Lawrence 
A. Lee 

P. Richardson 
I. F. C. Cole 
P. Harben 
R. B. Renaud 

SECOND XI CAPS: (with crest as being SECOND XI CAPS: 

members of First XI) : Hurtley 

Sablin Macnabb II 

Threshie Eliot I 

Chapman Murdoch 



Harben II 



Back Row: Price, Harben II, Sablin, Chapman, Pilgrim, Renaud, Threshie. 
Middle Rcw: Cole, Lee, Lawrence, Richardson, Harben I. 
Hatch, scorer. 

THE Cricket season of 1943 opened in most inclement weather, but the 
warmth of the enthusiasm and justifiable optimism more than overcame 
the rigours of the elements. In spite of the loss of the bowling of Bailey, 
the batting of McLaren and the all-round play of MacDonald, the material on 
hand, with a wealth of promising youngsters, was probably the best in quality 
and variety for many years. In Richardson, Cole, P. Harben and Sablin the XI 
had four of the best batsmen of recent generations, and all those played 
primarily for bowling or fielding were capable of making runs. The bowling, 
with Lawrence as fast-medium right hand, Renaud medium right-hand, Threshie 
slow left-hand, and Richardson and P. Harben slow-medium right-hand, pos- 
sessed length, variety and attack in just proportion. The fielding was not, 
perhaps, quite up to our usual standard, but far from inadequate. 

The early matches more than bore out our hopes. We scored 94 runs 
against the Ottawa C.C., and disposed of them for 67, Threshie having the 
remarkable analysis of 5 for 10. The Defence C.C. won the toss and made 52. 
We had to battle for the runs, but a fine 31 by P. Harben brought us victory 
with a total score of 64. Against the New Edinburgh C.C, champions of the 
Ottawa Valley Cricket Council, we ran up the remarkable number of 148 runs 
against a strong bowling side, and were only beaten just on time through a 
brilliant display of forcing cricket by Taylor and Satterthwaite. We entered 
the private school matches with well-founded confidence and a fair expecta- 


tion of retaining the championship won by the XI of 1942 for the first time for 
many years. 

Against Lower Canada College, on our own grounds, Richardson and Sablm 
put on 90 for the first wicket, and we declared at 157 for 6, leaving our visitors 
an hour and a half to play. They were all out for 31 in less than an hour, only 
Piper offering any resistance to the bowling of Lawrence, making his first ap- 
pearance of the season, Threshie and Richardson. The conclusion of the House 
Match, in which Connaught beat Woollcombe by an innings (100 to 44 and 32), 
and a most enjoyable Staff Match intervened between this fixture and the 
match with Bishop's College School. The Headmaster scored an enterprising 
34 for the Staff, and Mr. Harrison a painstaking 40, and the XI were set 116 
to win. The Headmaster and Mr. Hincks bowled well, and only a fine and 
vigorous 51 by Cole enabled the XI to get the runs, which they did with 3 
wickets to spare. 

Fortified by this excellent match practice, we opposed B.C.S. on the Lower 
Canada grounds, for which once again we thank our hosts. We lost the toss and 
let our rivals compile 75, which might have been substantially less, had 
too difficult chances been accepted. However, with confidence born of previous 
scores, this did not seem too formidable. But as so often in Cricket, the unex- 
pected happened, and six good wickets were down for 9 runs. Only a courage- 
ous innings of 22 by Cole, with some plucky help from Lawrence and Pilgrim, 
enabled us to reach the poor total of 49, by far the lowest of the year. The 
attack was respectable, and the fielding of B.C.S. good, but by no means as 
strong as we had mastered in earlier games. There could be no excuse for the 
failure of our sound and experienced batsmen in this most crucial of matches. 
But we felt that all was not lost. If we could get Bishop's out for a reasonable 
score, fairly quickly, we should have a good chance of knocking off the runs. 
But here a grievous error of judgment occurred. Lawrence and Renaud bowled 
interminable overs, for little cost admittedly, but wasting time and playing the 
batsmen in, when the slow bowlers might have been getting the wickets, as 
they had in the first innings. The B.C.S. batsmen all failed to make double 
figures except Sheppard who hit well for 43, and Hooper who compiled a cor- 
rect 23, but they kept up their wickets well, and left us with insufficient time 
to get the runs by normal batting. Their second innings of 93 set us 120 to 
win, and little over an hour to do it in. Quite correctly, an attempt was made 
at first to force the pace, but the hitters, with the exception of Lawrence with 
16, failed, and before long we were well behind the clock. Here another mis- 
take in judgment was made. Batsmen were allowed to come in and throw 
their wickets away in attempting the impossible, and the last ball found us with 
only one wicket to fall and still 26 runs short of our objective, with 94 runs on 
the board. More runs could have been made for fewer wickets if batsmen had 
played their normal game, when once it was obvious that the match was lost. 
It is an old saw that old heads cannot be put on young shoulders, but in this 
case there were several pairs of shoulders of reasonable age and considerab 1 ^ 
experience, and better control should have been kept of the team. A fine match 

THE ASHlillil.W [39] 

and a championship were thrown away quite unnecessarily, and an exceptional 
side failed where the XI of 1942, mediocre in cricket ability but great in fight- 
ing qualities, had succeeded. 

The season was marred to a certain extent by the fact that Lawrence was 
unable to play until the L.C.C. game, but team was ably handled by Lee in his 
absence, with Richardson playing a valuable role as Vice-Captain. It was only 
in the final match that the XI fell below a most praiseworthy standard. Junior 
Cricket flourished, and many keen games between Form teams and pick-up 
sides and Junior House Xl's were played. The Under 16 XI played Selwyn House 
in Montreal and emerged with a creditable draw. They were captained by 
Hurtley, who bowled well, with useful help from Murdoch. Eliot I and Murdoch 
were the leading batsmen. Great enthusiasm for Cricket was noticeable 
throughout the whole School. The efforts of Mr. Boon, Mr. Harrison and Mr. 
Belcher in fostering this spirit are deserving of all praise. This keenness and 
the lessons both of success and of failure that the season has brought forth 
bode well for the future of the game at Ashbury. 


R. G. R. LAWRENCE — Captain. 4th year: handicapped both in captaincy and 
in actual play by prolonged absence, he still managed to end the season at 
the head of the bowling averages, and produced on occasions much of his 
old fire and nip from the pitch: greatly improved his batting, and made 
some useful runs: as always, a fine field anywhere near the wicket: a great 
enthusiast for the game. 

A. LEE — Vice-Captain. 2nd year: a courageous and effective wicket-keeper 
who stands well up and concedes few extras: hits vigorously: proved an 
excellent captain in Lawrence's absence. 

P. RICHARDSON — 2nd year: has developed into a fine opening bat, who only 
needs better timing of the loose ball on the leg to be first rate: his slow- 
medium right-hand bowling has length and flight, and was invaluable: an 
excellent field and thrower in any position. 

I. F. C. COLE — 2nd year: a forcing batsman with powerful off-stroke, and 
much improved defence: always at his best when runs are badly needed: 
a safe field at mid-on or mid-wicket. 

P. HARBEN — 2nd year: a sound batsman with good strokes in front of the 
wicket, who also times leg balls well: a useful slow-medium right-hand 
change bowler, but needs to toss the ball up more: rather lethargic in 
the field. 

R. B. RENAUD — 2nd year: by constant practice his medium right-hand bowling 
acquired immaculate length and was most useful: always batted well in 
practice but over-anxiety robbed him of success: fields and throws bril- 
liantly in any position. 

SABLIN — 1st year: an admirable opening bat who combines defensive and 
punishing powers, but must not open his shoulders too soon: his fielding is 
rather erratic. 


THRESHIE — 1st year: his slow left-hand bowling came on very well: makes the 

ball go both ways, and tosses it up to the batsman: a free bat with a taking 

style: is sound in the field, and throws well, but rather slow in moving to 

a ball. 
CHAPMAN — 1st year: a good man to go in first wicket down: plays very 

straight, and has developed an off-drive: fields and throws well. 
PILGRIM — 1st year: shows considerable promise as a hitter: needs to watch 

the ball more closely: throws excellently, and is safe in the long field, but 

does not make full use of his speed. 
PRICE — 1st year: an admirable field at fine-leg or in the country, and a fair 

thrower: shows promise as a bat but lacks experience. 
HARBEN II — 1st year: has a good forward-stroke but needs to cultivate his 

back-play: fields keenly and throws strongly. 
HURTLEY — 1st year: a slow leg-break bowler who should develop well: bats in 

attractive style and only needs confidence to be very good: fields keenly 

in practice, but must not let the occasion overawe him in match play. 
MACNABB II — 1st year: a pleasing bat, with good scoring strokes, if as yet a 

trifle weak in defence: must improve his catching. 
ELIOT I — 1st year: a left-hand batsman with a free style, who must learn not 

to get himself out unnecessarily: needs to be more alert in the field. 


Ashbury L. C. C. 

Richardson, l.b.w., b. Wallace ._. 74 Calderon, run out 

Sablin, c. & b. Weston _ 36 Stuart, l.b.w., b. Threshie _ 1 

Chapman, c. & b. Wallace 13 Piper, c. Chapman, b Lawrence 15 

Harben I, I. b. w., b. Wallace 16 Wallace, c. Richardson, b. Threshie 

Cole, c. & b. Stuart 1 Weston, b. Lawrence 7 

Renaud, b. Stuart Archer, c. Harben, b. Lawrence 2 

Lee, not out 1 Caverhill, c. Lee, b. Lawrence 2 

Lawrence leapt.) -n Tisshaw, b. Richardson 

Threshie I Gaunt, b. Richardson 1 

Pilgrim f dld not bat MacKenzie, c. Lawrence, b. Richardson 1 

Price J Mingie, not out 

Extras 1 1 Extras 2 

TOTAL (for 6 wkts.) 157 TOTAI 31 

Wallace: 3 for 35. Lawrence: 4 for 12. 

Stuart: 2 for 18. Threshie: 2 for 7. 

Richardson: 3 for 9. 



Richardson, b. Hooper 1 

Sablin, b. Hooper 

Chapman, b. Hooper 

Harben I, b. Sheppard 2 

Cole, b Sheppard 22 

Renaud, I b.w., b. Sheppard 

Lee, c. Price, b. Sheppard 1 

Lawrence, c. & b. Sheppard _ 8 

Threshie, c. Finley, b. Sheppard 1 

Pilgrim, b. Sheppard 9 

Price, not out _ 1 

Extras 4 

B. C. S. 

Finley, b. Lawrence . .. 


Smith, 1 b.w., b. Richardson 

Price, l.b.w., b. Renaud 

. 18 

Sheppard, c. Lawrence, b. Richardson .... 


Hooper, b. Threshie 


Horniman, b. Renaud _ 

Sewell, b. Threshie 

Ford, c. Richardson, b. Threshie ... 

1 1 

Lorimer, c Cole, b. Richardson 

Hallward, c. Lawrence, b. Richardson 


Satterthwaite, not out 





Richardson: 4 for 12. 
T hreshie: 3 for 11. 
Lawrence: 1 for 26. 
Renaud: 2 for 14. 

TOTAL .... 49 

Sheppard: 7 for 10. 
Hooper: 3 for 13. 


Second Innings 

Findlay, b Lawrence . 

Sewell, c. Richardson, b. Lawrence 

Price, b. Renaud - _ 6 

Sheppard c. Cole, b. Richardson 43 

Hooper, b. Richardson 23 

Horniman, b. Richardson _ 3 

Hallward, c Lee, b. Lawrence 

Satterthwaite, b Lawrence — 5 

Smith, b. Richardson _ - 

Ford, not out _ _ 

Lorimer, b. Richardson 

Extras - - 9 

TOTAL ... 93 

Richardson: 5 for 23. 
Lawrence: 4 for 29. 
Renaud. 1 for 13 


Times Highest 

Runs Innings Not Out Score Average 

Richardson 150 7 74 21.4 

Cole 106 6 1 51* 212 

Harben I 117 7 31 16 7 

Sablin 82 7 36 11.7 

Chapman 52 6 1 22 10.4 

Lawrence 28 3 16 9 3 

Threshie 55 6 25 9 2 


Second Innings 

Lee, c. Price b. Hooper 
Pilgrim, c. Sheppard b Hooper 
Lawrence, c Ford, b. Sewell 
Renaud, c. Price, b. Sheppard 
Cole, b Sewell 

Threshie, c. Satterthwaite, b. Hooper 
Richardson, c Hallward, b. Sewell ... 
Sablin, c b b. Sheppard 
Harben I, c. Finley, b. Hooper 
Chcpman, not out 
Price, not out 
Extras . 

TOTAL <for 9 wkts.) 
Hooper: 4 for 31 . 

Sewell: 3 for 20. 
Sheppard: 2 for 32. 







Harben I 

Also bowled: 



Overs Overs 

39.6 8 

22 3 

55 12 

37 4 

22 1 











Wkts Average 
13 69 






This year a greatly increased interest was shown in Boxing, coinciding with 
the finding of an Instructor in Mr. G. Glossop. A club was formed with Lee as 
President, and though we didn't get started till well on in the year, the keenness 
of the members and the hard work and ability of Mr. Glossop produced some 
very good bouts at the competition which took place in May. Next year we 
will hope for even more interest and will make an earlier start. 

The classes for Juniors, taken by Mr. Harrison continued as before, and 
perhaps the best testimony to them is the fact that they produced in Kenny, 
the winner of the Grant Cup for Ring Craft, open to the school. 
The results of the Tournament were as follows: — ■ 

Chester-Master Cup, Junior Lightweight T. Kenny 

Runner-up M. Arlen 

Patterson Cup, Junior Heavyweight B. Castle 

Runner-up E. Enfield 

Edwards Cup, Intermediate Lightweight P. Hatch 

Runner-up A. Murdoch 

Ker Cup, Intermediate Middleweight T. Simonds 

Runner-up M. Birchwood 

Evans Cup, Intermediate Heavyweight D. Sablin 

Runner-up D. Hooper 

Fauquier Cup, Senior Lightweight A. Hurtley 

Runner-up M. Threshie 

Fauquier Cup, Senior Heavyweight R. Heaven 

Runner-up E. Pi Ignm 

Grant Cup, Ringcraft T. Kenny 

Woollcombe House won the Boxing by 46 points to 43 gained by Con- 
naught House 



THE Annual Cross Country races took place on Saturday, May 1st, 1943. 
We were lucky to have a fine day, although it was brisk and chilly. The 
senior race provided one of the closest finishes we have ever had, when 
Heaven, last year's winner, and Pilgrim almost dead-heated. After a great 
neck and neck sprint over the last hundred yards, Pilgrim just got himself in 
front and no more, in 22 min. 41 sees. 

In the Intermediate Race Sablin had it all his own way, winning by a large 
margin in 20 min. 59 sees. Richardson came second and Hurtley third. 

The Junior Race, as usual, provided far the biggest entry, and put to 
shame the small entry lists in the other two classes. Castle and Grove III had 
a good race, the former winning by one second, almost as close as the Senior 
Race, in 1 1 mm. 52 sees. Nesbitt and Spencer dead-heated for third place. 

In the House competition Connaught House won with 43 points to Wool I - 
combe's 37, although the latter had more lsts. This is a factor which may help 
to increase the entry list next year. 


Seniors (about 31/2 miles) Intermediate (about 2Vz miles) 

1 . E. Pilgrim, 22 min. 41 sees. 1 R. Sablin, 20 mm. 59 sees. 

2. R. Heaven, 22 mm. 42 sees. 2. P. Richardson, 21 mm. 59 sees. 

3. P. Hatch, 25 min. 42 sees. 3. A. Hurtley, 22 mm. 15 sees. 

4. I. Cole, 31 min. 5 sees. 4. P. Grove, 24 min. 59 sees. 

27 min. 20 sees. 

5. B. Harben 

M. Thresh ie 
7. H. Price V 

S. Cribbs I 27 mm. 55 sees. 

P. Earl J 

Junior (about 1 ] /z miles) 

1. B. Castle, 1 1 min. 52 sees. 

2. G. Grove, 1 1 min. 53 sees. 

3. S. Spencer, ~) 

i k7 l -^ > 12 mm. 10 sees. 

J. Nesbitt J 

5. T. Kenny, 12 mm. 40 sees. 

6. M. Roome, 12 min. 50 sees. 

7. D. Moulton, 12 mm. 55 sees. 

8. R. Paterson ") . _. . „ 

r r ,. , , I Id mm. 10 sees, 
b. Enfield j 

The following Juniors all finished within 5 minutes of the winner and so 
gain one point for their Houses; de Wmton, Woods I, Riddell, Warburton I, 
Paish, Bradley-Williams, Johnstone, Redfern, Shinner II, Harrison, Caldwell, 
Boag, Burder I, Smith I, Parker, Burder II, Whitworth, Dixon. 



Further extracts from back numbers of the .Ishbiirian. 

1915 Debating Society 

The first meeting of the Ashbury College Debating Society was held in the 
R.M.C. room on Sunday evening, December 12th. Mr. Philpot addressed the 
meeting in an unofficial capacity, and invited those present to elect the officers. 
He then proposed that the Headmaster be President of the Society. The 
motion, seconded by Mr. Tremain, was carried unanimously. 

1916 This Seems Familiar 


As each new term comes rolling in 
And each old term runs out, 
I always vow the same old vow 
As you have vowed, no doubt. 

I always vow to study hard 
With all my might and main; 
I will not slack, I will not shirk, 

I'll try and try again. 

(One Month Later) 

But now I've had enough of work, 
I try to toil in vain; 
I start to slack, I start to shirk, 
My vow is bust again. 

And now I've finished writing this, 
I need a life- long rest; 
So thank the Lord it's Christmas time 
For holidays are best. 

1916 Plenty of them now. 

On Saturday morning, October 9th, another half holiday was given to cele- 
brate the entry of the first son of an Old Boy into the School. As the following 
Monday was Thanksgiving Day, we thus enjoyed an "exeat" from Friday noon 
till Tuesday morning. 

1917 Why not to-day/ 

For the first time in the history of the "Ashburian" the subject-matter has 
been written and prepared for the press entirely by the boys. The first boy- 
editors are to be congratulated on the result of their labours, and I sincerely 
hope that in future the editorial staff will always be composed entirely of 
boys. This is, of course, the right way to produce a school magazine. 


Impressions of a New Boy on first Arrival at Ashbury. 

Well, sir, when I left the train, I inquired of a guy the nearest way to get 
to Ashbury: he told me to "grab the rattler crost the grain." This was a new 
language to me and it took me several minutes to fathom the mystery, from 
which I deducted that he meant to take a cross-town car. Seeing a likely look- 
ing car I took it, as directed, and shortly afterwards found out that you pay for 
a see-saw as well as a ride, when you have the misfortune to get stranded on 
one of this species. However, after about fifteen minutes, we seemed to leave 
the city altogether and enter a wood: I grew alarmed at this and was about to 
ask the conductor where I was going when he yelled out, "As-bree." I felt 
greatly relieved at this, for I guess he meant Ashbury, but, on getting out of 
the car, I was very disappointed to see no Ashbury in front of me. 

Well, sir, the road looked quite civilized-like here, so I thought I'd scout 
along it and try to unearth the college. I walked through about ten minutes 
of forest, taking several turns, and considering myself pretty lucky in finding 
my way as I saw a very large gray-stone building in front of me. About here 
I encountered a lone passer-by, and politely inquired if that was Ashbury 
College: at this he burst out laughing, much to my annoyance, and said it was 
the "Orphelinat St. Joseph," and told me where my destination was. I felt 
guite squashed, I may say, and, summoning up all my courage, I entered the 
school grounds bravely; it looked a nice peaceful place, bunches of boys scrap- 
ping being the only humans visible. 

It was getting on to 4.30 P.M. so I marched confidently up the steps 
through the imposing porch; once inside, I confess I lost what little self-con- 
fidence I owned, and, when shown to my room, I had a feeling in my throat as 
if I had swallowed an egg (whole), and it had stuck half way down, and in 
my eyes, as if they were going to become like a well-known neighboring city, 
Hull, (rather wet.) 

However, after the first preliminary introduction to my room, etc., at 
which time I tested the springs of what was intended to be my bed, and found 
that they were neither in first-class condition, nor had been, I gathered, for a 
considerable time past. Then I went downstairs to examine the lower flat and 
my future chamber-of-horror (classroom.) 

6.15 found me eating tea: by this time I was feeling very bashful, being 
minutely scrutinized by a crcwd of inquiring seniors who kept questioning me 
as to my genealogical descendency, where I hung out, etc. 

Tea over, I was led below, where, before a most select audience of seniors, 
I was requested to sing. So, blowing out my lungs to their fullest capacity, I 
managed to utter a very feeble reproduction of "My Little Gray Home in the 

With the major portion of my self-respect left in the "gym," I retired to 
my sleeping apparatus, summing up the latter events of the day, from which I 
concluded that my vocal powers were not appreciated at school, it being as 
how, if I attempted it again the seat of my worthy breeches would be in great 




Room 16 Breathlessly awaited an attack from room 15, W. R. H. was 
stationed behind the door with a cup of ice cold water. Suddenly the door 
opens: and without looking W. R. H. throws the water at the unfortunate in- 
truder, catching him square in the face. 

Alsa! it is Mr. W-g-s 

"Two hours detention," and the door closes. 

Messrs Evans and Molson greatly appreciated the joke. 

Mr. Woollcombe and the staff let us off all detention as a Christmas pre- 
sent so it was a good joke with no penalty. 
1918 The School Dance 

The annual dance this year was held on the evening of December 19th. It 
was the largest dance that has ever been held at Ashbury, and was probably the 
most successful. The Assembly Hall, where the dance was held, looked very 
pretty. It was decorated with a large number of flags and pennants kindly 
lent for the occasion. The windows were trimmed with evergreens and the 
room decorated with Chinese lanterns. The floor was also in excellent condi- 
tion. The halls were all decorated with flags, evergreens and other Xmas 
ornaments. The classrooms were also cleared and furnished as sitting-out 


A close shave 
during the 
House Matches 

A face-off in the 
House Matches. 
Bill Touhey 


rooms. Here and there pretty cosy corners were cleverly constructed so that 
the general appearance of the whole school was very pleasing to the eye. 

A splendid supper was served in the Dining Room at 10.30 p.m. Excellent 
music was furnished by Mr. Race's Orchestra, and a most enjoyable evening 
was spent. 
The Government House Dance 

His Excellency the Duke of Devonshire very kindly invited the Seniors to a 
most delightful Ball at Government House given in honour of his daughter Lady 
Rachel. In receiving the guests His Excellency was assisted by his daughter 
Lady Blanche. 

The beautiful Ball-room was thronged with dancers throughout the even- 
ing and seldom have we experienced a more enjoyable time. 

All the young ladies looked extremely sweet; their dainty dresses and the 
blue uniforms of the R.M.C. cadets made a very pretty picture. 

Delicious refreshments were served in the Blue Room, which was used for 
sitting out. Other cosy corners were arranged throughout the house and even 
in the Billiard Room where a quiet game was played by some of the guests. 

At 10.30 P.M. His Excellency with Mrs. Sladen, led the way to the raquet 
court. Here supper was served at round tables all beautifully decorated with 
large plants. 

After supper were more dances, the party breaking up shortly after 12 p.m. 

Any offers to-day/ 

All the Juniors have had their voices tested and a special Choir has 
been selected. This does not mean that the rest of the boys are not to join 
in the services. Incidentally it has been noted that those who have very loud 
voices in the passages seem to lose them when they enter Chapel. 

1919 Worthwhile? 


It was one of those sticky days when one can neither ski nor skate that I 
decided to take a chance and skip home. 

Visions of cake and crumpets had been before my eyes all day, so when 
school finished I could not resist the temptation to take French leave and go 

I went quietly up to my room, put on my hat and coat and slid quietly 
down the banisters. After several little manoeuvres I looked through the key- 
hole of the duty room and saw all the masters drinking tea and eating cake. 
After having decided that the coast was clear I slipped out of the back door 
and walked out of the front gate trying to look as if I owned the place but 
inwardly feeling that there were about three masters watching me out of every 
window in the school. 

However, I got out of the gate safely and was about half way down the 
road when I saw a figure approaching in the distance which seemed to me as 
if all six masters rolled into one were approaching. Immediately I jumped the 
fence and threw myself flat in a snow-drift on the other side. However, it 
turned out to be only a workman, so I resumed by trip with my heart beating 
normally again. 


My next trouble was that a master might come down and get on the 
same car with me, so I decided to wait behind the car-station till the car 
arrived. By doing this I nearly lost the car but managed to hop on quite safely. 

I reached home, but could not eat anything on account of worrying how 
to get back. I started on my homeward journey about 4.30 p.m. and reached 
the Ashbury station in safety but was very suspicious of every one who got on 
the same car with me. I decided to return by way of the fields and waded 
through snow about three feet deep until I came within one hundred yards of 
the school. 

It was quite dark. I was wet right through and almost approaching a 
nervous breakdown when I re-entered the back door. All seemed safe so I crept 
quietly upstairs and took off my hat and coat. 

Upon asking the other boys whether anyone had missed me I was very 
relieved to find that no enquiry had been made. The rest of the time before 
supper was spent in rushing madly about trying to avoid masters. One of them 
I met on the stairs and I thought it was "all-up" but I pretended to be studying 
a picture on the wall until danger had passed. During this time I thought I 
was going to have heart failure but finally to my relief the bell went for tea. 
All through this meal I imagined that all the masters were looking at me, so I 
kept my eyes firmly fixed on the table cloth. I could not help thinking of the 
grace, "For what we are about to receive, etc.," and this did not cheer me up 
a bit, for I knew I should be gated if I were caught. 

Tea was over and I thought that my troubles were too, but "nothing doing". 
Suddenly I heard my name called. I turned and found myself face to face 
with a master who asked me where I had been all the afternoon. Being a truth- 
ful boy I owned up pleased that at last the suspense was over and I knew the 

I have resolved that the next time I intend to skip, I shall put up a notice 
telling everyone where I have gone and when I shall be back. This will prevent 
me from being so long in such terrible suspense. 

Needless to add I was gated, and then and there resolved to spend the 
next week in the infirmary. 

1919 Ashbury boys meet the Prince of ]\ T ales 

On November 10th, the boys of Ashbury College were asked to appear at 
Government House in order that they might have the opportunity of meeting 
the Prince of Wales, prior to his departure to the United States. The boys, 
accompanied by the Headmaster and the Staff, were lined up in front of the 
Main entrance to Rideau Hall under the command of Capt. Dwyer and presently 
the Prince appeared. After inspecting the boys the Prince addressed them in a 
short speech. His Royal Highness expressed pleasure at seeing the boys from 
Ashbury and asked the Headmaster to grant them a whole holiday in honour of 
the occasion. Mr. Woollcombe in a brief speech thanked the Prince for his 
kindness in receiving the boys and wished him God-speed and a safe return to 
England. Three cheers were then given for the Prince and also for the Governor- 
General. Three cheers were renewed as His Royal Highness motored off to the 
Central Station en route to the United States. 



(Extracts from Letters) 

TYLER Spafford (1942) on his Western Farm trip last fall. "We left 
Montreal at 10.30 P.M. on October 14th and spent our time till Tuesday 
in a sleeping car, sleeping two up and two down, very cramped and 
dirty, and the car just held together! Upon our arrival in Regina on Tuesday, 
we spent the day there, as the Saskatchewan government were not sure if we 
should not go further west for the labour situation there was far worse. The 
day was given to us as "off". So we all headed for the "Y" and had a shave, 
shower and swim. I'm sure the "Y" never had so much business in one day 
nor saw such a bedraggled looking bunch of bums! .... A plan was reached 
and onward to Calgary, Alberta. Here we arrived Thursday A.M. and spent the 
morning at the unemployment office. Everything was ready by noon so we took 
over three busses and headed north of Calgary for 50 miles. At this point we all 
got off and farmers were there to meet us. We worked 91/2 days for $47.50 
($5.00 a day) and bad weather prevented us working the other 3. Then back 
to Calgary, and left for Montreal on October 28th, arriving on October 31st. 

Josie McCallum (1939) from Overseas with the R.C.A.F. "My brother is 
on this side, he gave me what news he had of Ashbury. Every wish for another 
good year. Life is remarkably pleasant over here 1 War at times seems a long 
way off in contrast to some of the O.B.'s experiences". 

J. C. Tyrer (1936) with Navy — "As far as I know I am the only Ashburian 
so far on one of these Fairmiles. . . . They are certainly wonderful boats and I 
wouldn't leave here for any other type of ship. . . . We spent Christmas Day 
aboard the ship, all hands, and had a wonderful time. We were tied up — thank 
heavens — and everything went swimmingly. The crew invited the officers to 
dinner on the messdeck — a rare privilege — and we had one of the merriest 
Christmas days that I ever expect to spend. Christmas Cheer, Turkey and all 
the trimmings helped considerably to blot the fact that we were all homesick 
and a long, long way from home. . . Thanks again for your letter and all the best 
to you, the masters and the school for 1943." 

Michael Ney (1942) at Naval College — "We spend most of our time run- 
ning round in small circles wondering where to go next. But it is a great life. 
. . . The first highlight is the early rising. . . . After we have pulled ourselves 
(or been pulled!) out of bed, we then either go to signals, or whip on our gym 
clothes in a bleary-eyed fever preparatory to going to P.T. P.T. though a rather 
tiresome nuisance has given us physiques that rather resemble superman! After 
our excursion with the dark morning we breakfast. The rest of the day is well- 
filled with classes, meals, sports of all fashions, etc. No need to say that we 
collapse into bed with few lucid thoughts. . . . The "piece de resistence" is that 
I have achieved the Chief Editorship of the College Magazine. . . . The task 
itself is not easy. The magazine has been out of circulation since 1922 which 


leaves little material to go en. It is however, a great experience and I shall post 
you the finished product as soon as it is out." 

Anthony West (returned to England, 1942) — "It is now a long time since 
I was part of Ashbury, and now I am part of Wellington College. ... I do not 
regret my "stay" in the "brave new world" and I feel that the experience is 
of the utmost value. . . . School life here is very dull compared with Ashbury; 
but we are at least in close touch with our parents. . . . My trip was quite un- 
eventful, as could be expected. We had an exceedingly good time in Lisbon, 
waiting for the plane transportation. (So we have heard from other sources. — 
Ed.) ... Farson and I are in the same house and see quite a fair amount of 
one another. Life is therefore not too dull and I don't feel too strange in the 

Christopher Beeton (returned to England, 1943) — "I and West II have 
both passed Common Entrance, West is going to Marlborough and I am going 
to Wellington. . . . There is a lot about England generally that I would like to 
tell you about. I am sure it would interest you, and on the other hand, I am 
sure that it would interest an enemy spy, if any such person happens to come 
upon this letter. . . . The size of an English train compared with an American 
one struck me. When we had just come out of the Customs at "somewhere in 
England", there was a train waiting for us and I really wondered whether it 
was tall enough for us, but I soon found out that it was." 

Bob Stedman (1939) serving in the Middle East with the Imperial Forces 
is now a captain. 

Bob Bowman (1928) has been doing a good deal of travelling since his 
experiences at Dieppe. After handling some overseas broadcasts for the B.B.C. 
in Britain, he returned home, and then was selected to accompany L. W. Brock- 
ington as his assistant on his tour of Australia and New Zealand. 

We are sorry to hear that Douglas Cowans (1931 ) now a Captain in the 
Canadian Armoured Corps has been seriously ill overseas. We hope he will have 
recovered by now. 

Charles Butterworth was recently made President of the Air Force Veterans 
Association of Montreal. 

Roy Peirce (1941) is now at Bishop's College, Lennoxville, preparing to 
enter the Ministry. 

Jim Wait (1941 ) got honours in all his subjects at McGill and joined the 
Air Force last fall. 

Colonel L. P. Sherwood (1906) has been appointed to The Judge Advocate 
General's Branch at N D.H.Q., Ottawa. 

J. T. Wilson (1925) is now a Major in the R.C.E. overseas. He was said 
to have had much to do with the tunnelling at Gibraltar. 



Bill Ellis (1938) Lieutenant, now in Italy with Tank Corps. 

Before going overseas was on a course getting 100% 

in recognition, but a mere 98% in gunnery. 

We congratulate H. Wain King ( 1 938) Lieutenant in the army overseas, on 
his marriage to Enid Mary Sansom at St. Martin's in the Field, Trafalgar 
Square, London, on Saturday, February 27th, 1943. 

John Rowley C 1 931 ) now has a daughter, recently christened at Haywards 
Heath, England, by Canon Hepburn and Rev. Logan-Vencta, both of Ottawa. 

John C. Tyrer (1936) now with the Navy asks for the Ashbunan. We were 
flattered and complied with his request without delay. More important he says 
"I was married on August 2nd last year to Miss Muriel Nancy Suzer, R.N., of 
Holyoke, Mass., and I am proud to report the birth of a beautiful blue-eyed 
daughter, which momentous event occurred on September 18th." Hearty con- 
gratulations on both events. 

Congratulations to Gilbert Fauquier (1925) on the birth of a son on 
January 23rd, 1943. 

Russell Cowans (1935) is now a Flight Lieutenant, R.C.A.F. 

Congratulations to Ernest G. H. Rex (1932) R.C.A.F. on his marriage to 
Miss Marjorie Jeanne Masters in St. George's Church, Montreal, on August 
30th, 1942. 

Alistair Grant (1925) won the Montreal A. A. A. singles squash champion- 
ship this year. 


T. R. (Mike) Wood (1939) and his brother Arthur Wood (Staff 1939) have 
both been promoted Captains, overseas. 

G. A McCormick (1925) has been promoted to Captain overseas. 

V. S. Parker (1915) D.F.C., AFC, now a Group Captain is commanding 
a fighter station somewhere in Canada. 

John T. Lewis (1935> has been promoted to Pilot Officer in a special sec- 
tion of the R.C.A.F. 

Allan Beddoe (1912), a Lieutenant in the R.C.N.V.R., was responsible for 
the illustration in the Canadian Book of Remembrance, and received the O.B.E. 
in the Birthday Honour List. 

Bert Lawrence (1941) Lieutenant in the Armoured Corps, has recently 
arrived overseas. 

Alan Powell (1934) was mentioned in despatches for "service in the cap- 
ture of Diego Suarez" in Madagascar. A member of the Fleet Air Arm, he 
was acting as observer in a Swordfish, spotted a submarine and helped to 
destroy it. 

R. M. Powell (1929) and W. H. Powell (1931 ) brother of Alan are in the 
Navy and Army respectively. The former Acting Commander, the latter Lieu- 

John Roberts Allan (1936) who won the D.S.C. in 1941 has been appointed 
to command a Corvette. 

E. J. Renaud (1908) recently promoted Major-General has been appointed 
to command Military District Number 4, succeeding another Old Boy in E. deB. 
Panet, also promoted Major-General and now on the retired list. In the 
Birthday Honour list E. J. Renaud received the C.B.E. 

Fred Sherwood (1932) brings honour and fame to Canada and Ashbury, 
by being the first Canadian Volunteer Reserve to command a submarine. Be- 
fore being given the command he was awarded the D.S.C. "for courage and skill 
in successful submarine patrols." His comment when questioned was just 
"Thar's good shootin' in them thar seas." 

Bob Lane (1937) has won the Crocker Memorial Prize, awarded annually 
to the sub-Lieutenant undergoing training who produces the best set of finished 
drawings, with rough sketches, of an approved machinery part. He is the first 
Canadian Naval Officer to gain the award. 

We regret to report the death of Walter Mi lien -(1910) after a short ill- 
ness in his 58th year, also of Charles O'Connor (1916) after an illness of 
several months. 

Michael Curry (1941) after a year at Victoria College, B.C., is in the 
R.C.A.F., probably a pilot by now. 


Fred Bronson (1941 ) and Digby Viets (1941 ) after a period at Queens, are 
also in the R.C.A.F. 

Brock Mordy (1941 ) is now at Queens and is in the Naval O.T.C. 

Jimmy MacGowan (1942) and Dick Goodwin (1942) have both arrived 
overseas in the Army. 

Jack Boutilier (1934) has been a Flying Instructor at Stanley. 

Graham Ferguson (1933) is a Lieutenant in the Canadian Navy, or was 
when we last heard some time ago, and John Ferguson (1935) his brother, is a 
Lieutenant in the A. A. in England. 

R. K. Davidson (1935) graduated 3rd in his class at Uplands R.C.A.F. 
Station last year, and is we understand, now an instructor. 

McNeill (1921 ) is a Captain in the Army overseas. 

A. M. Irvine (1924) is a Captain, overseas with the Stormont, Dundas and 
Glengarry Highlanders. 

D. M. Woods (1930) called at the school recently, while passing through 
Ottawa. He is now a Captain in the 2nd Army Tank Brigade at Borden. 

We congratulate W. W. Chipman (1923) on his promotion to Lieutenant- 
Commander, R.C.N.V.R.; C. E. Pacaud, and L. G. W. Schlemm (1931 ) on their's 
to Lieutenant R.C.N.V.R.; R. C. Webster (1926) to Flying Officer R.C.A.F.; 
S. G. Gamble (1928) to Major, R.C.E.; N. B. Gillies (1932) to Captain, R.C.A., 
both overseas with the Army. 

H. W. Biggar (1926) is a Flight Lieutenant attached to R. A. F. overseas. 

R. H. Craig (1930) and R. M. Leathern (1931 ) are Lieutenants and W. F. 
Hadley (1934) a Captain in R.C.A. overseas. 

H. Joseph (1939) is a Flight Lieutenant R.C.A.F. overseas. 

J. R. MacBrien (1928) is a Major on the staff at British Army Headquar- 
ters in Cairo. 

A. G. M. Schlemm (1934) is a sub-Lieutenant R.C.N.V.R. So are E. B. 
Fauquier (1931 ) and R. W. A. Dunn. 

Geoffrey Wright (1936) is a Lieutenant in the Canadian Army, attached 
to a C. O.T.C. as Instructor. 

D. C. Menzies (1931 ) is a Lieutenant in the Black Watch, overseas. 

J. B. Kirkpatrick (1936) is a Lieutenant, Canadian Armoured Corps. 

Blair Gilmour (1930) is a Sergeant in the RCA, and P. R. B. Chateauvert 
(1927) a Corporal in the 1st Battalion, Royal Montreal Regiment. 


M. P. Bogert (1926) is a Brigade Major overseas. 

J. M. Maguire is a Lieutenant R.C.N.V.R. 

W. H. Baskerville (1935) is a Pilot Officer with the RAF. Ferry Command. 

C. J. G. Molson (1918) is Captain and Paymaster 3rd Battalion Black 
Watch, in the Reserve A r my, and P. N. Davey (1933) is a Lieutenant in the 
RCA. Reserve Army. 

Ian Barclay (1939) with the Navy, took part in the landing of 'he United 
Nations forces in North Africa last November, and is specializing in Combined 

Jimmy Oppe (1928) after a tour of duty at sea with the Navy, took a staff 
course at R.M.C. in November. 

K. H. Tremain (1923) Major, Canadian Armoured Division, had three years 
overseas before returning to take up his present appointment at N.D.H.Q. 

I. D. Macorquodale (1934) is a Lieutenant R C.O.C. 

We are sorry to report that H. B. Carswell. M.C. (1927) was severely 
wounded at Dieppe, with the R.C.A.F. 

We congratulate:: Carleton Craig (1936) on the birth of a daughter in 
July last year. Garnor Currie (1929) on the birth of a daughter in August last 
year. Fraser Gurd, on the birth of a daughter in October last year; and 
Campbell Merrett (1926) on the birth of a son last September. 

We also congratulate Bruce Ritchie (1930), a Major with the Black 
Watch, on his marriage in London, England, last October to Miss Audrey Bond. 

Belated congratulations to Bill Ellis (1938) on being the father of a fine 
young son. 

C. Napier is in the Air Force. 

George Woollcombe is a Gunnery Lieutenant, R.C.N.V.R. 

Jimmy McLaren (1942) has done very well at Dalhousie, getting Merit in 
Latin, History and French, and Distinction in Special History with 4th year men. 
He also won $100 prize for Poetry. 

Fowler Gobeil, was co-pilot of the Glider recently towed across the At- 
lantic. The first time such a crossing has been made 

Michael Ney (1942) and Geoffrey Hughson (1941 ) have recently graduated 
from the Naval College at Esquimalt, and Charles Gale has done the same 
from Kings, Halifax. 

C. A. Hersey has become engaged to Miss Aileen Greenfield. Congratula- 
tions. He is a 2nd Lieutenant in the Canadian Armoured Corps. 



D. S. 


Through the courtesy of W. F. C. Devlin we are able to print the following dated 1882. 


:ing a series of Essays on Dress and Culture and Hats by Mr. R. J. Devlin' 

The following essays were written with 
the intention of being delivered before the 
Art Association of Canada, but owing to 
the unforseen accident of the Author's ser- 
vices not being called into requisition by 
that eminent body the design was not 
carried out. 

They were then offered to the House of 
Commons, but were returned with the re- 
mark that the Commons of Canada knew 
nothing about dress, that there was noth- 
ing concerning it in the Speech from the 
Throne, consequently the House begged to 

dispense with the information now and for- 
ever more. 

The Author then tried the Press Gallery, 
the Police Commissioners, The City Council 
and other learned bodies, but failed to re- 
ceive encouragement. 

Desirous, however, that the result of so 
much learning and labour should not be 
wasted he has determined to present the 
essay to the public through the columns of 
this Journal (ten cents per line for first 
insertion) and takes th ; s opportunity to 
bespeak for them a favourable hearing. 



ESSAY No. 1 

The Head being the most important por- 
tion of the human frame, it is eminently 
proper in dealing with this subject that the 
covering of the head should receive the 
first and greatest attention. The present 
chapter, therefore, will be devoted exclu- 
sively to Hats, their origin and progress. 

That the fashionable Hat of To-day has, 
by a great organic law, been evolved out 
of the early night cap, is a self-evident 
proposition. First the tassel, that is to say 
the tail, disappeared. Then the crown 
emerging from it's chaotic state of flab- 
biness, became rounded and full and hard. 

This may be termed the Silurian Period. 

Meeting resistance from the human hair 
in its downward growth, and being unable 
to go back on itself, so to speak, the struc- 
ture expanded horizontally at its base, 
thus giving us the brim and the complete 
hat of modern times. It is not as comfort- 
able as it's remote ancestor the night cap, 
but it is of more pleasing appearance. It 
is of a harder nature moreover, and is one 
more demonstration of that great truth — 
the Survival of the Fittest — or the Fit- 
tingest. My Hats are the Fittingest. 
Hence their Survival. 





(With apologies to Baron Munchausen) 

I AM a woodsman by trade and three weeks ago I was hauling a huge load 
of logs on my sleigh. The weather was cold, cold enough to freeze my 
leather traces and cause them to become brittle and break. Darkness was 
not far off and I was still five miles from my hut. I took my fowling piece and 
looked for something to shoot, some animal who would supply me with raw-hide 
for my traces. Inside of five minutes I had shot three moose and cutting their 
hide into strips I fastened it into traces. By this time it was pitch black and 
I couldn't see ten feet in front of me. Luckily my horse knew his way home 
and I walked beside him trying to lighten the burden he dragged. The weather 
had changed from intense cold to damp and humid and a light rain had begun 
to fall. In three hours of weary walking I reached my hut, dead tired and hot. 
I brought a lantern from the peg on the wall and busied myself in un- 
hitching my horse, it was then that I noticed that the load of logs was not with 
us. All I could see were long strips of raw-hide stretching into the night. The 
raw-hide must have stretched in the damp weather as raw-hide does, and the 
logs were probably miles along the road. There was nothing I could do about 
it that night, both the horse and I were too tired; so very despondent I went 
to bed. 

I slept late next morning because of my fatigue and the sun was blazing 
high in the sky. I thought of the tedious work that lay before me and hurried 
out to feed my horse. On opening the door I almost fainted with amazement, 
for there in the yard was the missing load of logs. The sun had been so strong 
that it had shrunk the rawhide, and because I had hitched the traces over a 
post, the shrinking had brought the logs right up to my door. 



I HAD the misfortune to be captured by a gang of bandits and taken to 
their castle. At the time I was travelling through Germany. Once a day 
I was brought food and once a week a barber appeared. After a week or 
two, I had made friends with a girl who lived within sight of my prison window. 
I evolved a plan of talking into my water supply, catching the bubbles formed 
and floating them down to her, where breaking them, she released my words 
and heard my conversation. In this way I asked her to send a rope to my win- 
dow and I would supply a thread to pull it up. When she agreed I set to work 
and tied into a long rope the hair that the barber had clipped from my head. 



After pouring water between the stone-work to loosen the mortar, I pulled out 
the window frame by the bars and, leaning out, lassoed a sparrow which flew 
down to get crumbs thrown by my friend. She took the thread off the bird and 
affixed the rope. When I had pulled it up, I tied the end round my waist so I 
should not fall, and climbed down the other end. Reaching the ground and 
leaping the moat which was no more than twenty feet broad, I coiled the rope 
for the girl and went on my way. 





HE sits in the darkness, with no one else near. It is late at night, and the 
city is getting ready to go to sleep. Nearby is the stirrup pump, and 
some buckets of water. He is reading an official pamphlet, issued to 
fire watchers only, and he is trying to memorize it for he is the fire watcher of 
the "Thornton News Press" building. He yawns, for he will be going to bed 
shortly, and fire watching is very boring. At last Big Ben strikes twelve. He 
gets up, sets his watch, and then pauses in dismay. In front of him is a small 
fire, which is gaining in intensity every second. Lord! Why doesn't the govern- 
ment tell you what to do in cases like this? Should he use the stirrup pump? 
But no, that would be no good in this case, for the water would only spread the 
flames. Should he use the fire extinguisher, resting near the door? With a 
bound he rushes to the door, and picks it up, but at the scene of the fire, he 
pauses undecided whether he should use it or not. The fire is getting worse, 
and burns more brightly. With terror in his eyes, he gets a bucket of sand 
from the roof next door and dashes it onto the fire. At last! The fire goes out. 
He goes to bed satisfied, to think that he is patriotic. Never do for a fire 
watcher to go to bed with a fire still burning. Anyway its a law that coal is 
to be saved as much as possible, and think of all the fuel that could be used 

tomorrow. D c 



WHAT do we mean by painting? Is it just mixing a few paints and then 
daubing them onto a board or is it a long and painful process of 
study, patience and practice? By looking at some people's idea of 
painting, you might think that it was the former but then if you look at the 
works of Rembrandt, El Greco, or Titian, you would immediately say the latter. 

Which are we to choose from? People do not seem to get the same amount 
of pleasure out of seeing a good painting by a modern artist that they do in see- 
ing paintings of Gainsborough or Raphael. This may be rather hard on modern 
painters because not all painters, notably Gogan and Picasso, and a limited 
few, put the paint on anyhow. 

People seem to have lost the art of painting a picture by themselves. By 
this I mean, making their own paints and brushes and then glazing one's paints 
onto the canvas. Nowadays people buy all their equipment, squeeze it out of 
a tube onto a canvas. In this way modern paintings will last no more than a 
hundred years, while others have lasted from four to five hundred years. 

What then is the point of painting if you know in the back of your mind 
that in about two generations it will have been destroyed by time? Also people 
must realize that they are painting with the wrong technique. When will all 
these lackadaisical habits fall by the wayside and painters go back to the 
technique of the old masters? Until that time, no one can really say that they 
have painted any real paintings. ... p 



OBERLEUTNANT Karl Kromer was feeling very happy as he flew over the 
African Desert. He had many reasons to feel thus, for wasn't he even 
now flying on his last assignment before going back to Germany, Marie, 
and little Karl, their son. He hadn't seen them for nearly two years now, and 
the very thought of being near them again made him feel as if he were sitting 
on top of the world. 

Suddenly his thoughts turned back to his assignment, if such it could be 
called, for what was it to bomb a British Hospital. Still his CO. had told him 
that if the job was well done he would be in line for an Iron Cross. At first 
this had surprised him, but then he learned that the hospital contained some 
special operating equipment, the only one of its kind in Africa. 

All at cnce his thoughts were interrupted as Sergeant Mayer, the plane's 
navigator tapped him on the shoulder and told him that the "Churchill Military 
Hospital" was only ten miles away. At this Lieutenant Kromer brightened up, 
for although he wanted to go back home he still liked killing those British who so atrociously attacked his fatherland and his beloved Fuhrer. His 
radio and paper told him how the British had killed his comrades and now he 
was going to pay them back. 

By this time the plane was practically over the hospital and after a prelim- 
inary check over, Karl put it into a dive aimed right for the center, or main 
building. He saw the bombs leaving their racks. He saw the ant like figures 
of hospital attendants running around trying to get the patients into the shel- 
ters. And then, he saw the bombs exploding and huge pieces of the building 
being thrcwn up by the force of the explosions before coming down and crush- 
ing his helpless victims. Then he pulled the plane out of the dive and turned 
back for home. 

He wiped the sweat off his face and broke into a smile for now his job 
was finished and as yet not even one shot had been fired on them. 

He was still smilling when his gunner reported that three Hurricanes were 
quickly approaching. For the first time since the raid began a look of worry 
spread over Karl's face. He tried to get into a cloud bank, but by that time 
the English planes had already spotted him and were in hot pursuit. Soon they 
had caught up to him and were firing at him. Karl threw the plane into all 
kinds of manoeuvers, but it was no use, he could'nt shake them off. 

Suddenly he felt the plane jerk forward and go down, out of control. At 
first his mind was too befogged to understand what was happening, but then 
slowly, slowly it cleared, and surprising to note was the fact that he was think- 
ing about his wife and child instead of his Fuhrer which was what the Intelli- 
gence Officers told him he would be thinking about. Then the plane crashed 
and Karl felt a jarring pain go right through him. After that he fainted. 

The next time he opened his eyes a British doctor had just walked away 
from him, and Karl heard the doctor quietly say to one of the nurses: "We 
could have saved the poor beggar with the stuff we had at the "Churchill" but 
now he has no chance." Those were the last words Karl ever heard. 




IN the foreground is a field where fat contented sheep are just beginning to 
settle down for the night. Beyond that tall firs seem to grow right to the 
sea. Just before the trees is a little cottage with the smoke curling lazily 
up through the trees. In the wood the birds have ceased to twitter save for a 
solitary owl which is hooting in the distance. Beyond the trees lies the sea 
which you can faintly hear on the still of dusk. At sea small lobster boats are 
silhouetted against the darkening sky and closer inshore a sardine weir sticks 
out of the water. To the left the road like a twisting ribbon seems to merge 
with the trees. To the nghr the lights of a tiny village are twinkling. In an 
hour it will be dark. 

J. P. 


While you're sitting round the embers, when the fire is almost out, 
With the palisades around you, and the tvild beasts without; 
And the natives with their daggers, and their spears on erook of arm, 
To keep you from all danger, and to save you from all harm. 

With the lions roaring fiercely, and the tigers snarling lozv, 
And the darkness all around you, and in the dark your foe ; 
Then a mighty sense of safety, or a mortal sense of fear, 
Falls upon you like a shadow, and you call a native near. 

And you ask if with the sentries everything has gone allright. 
And the native answers "surely", and turns into the night. 
And in a second vanishes, like a ghost into a wall, 
And you ivonder how the sentries can see zvild beasts at all. 

But soon you hear a snarling of a- beast in mortal pain. 
And you know a would be slayer has, by a guard been slain; 
And you stoke up the fire's embers, till the glade is filled with light, 
And you visit all the sentries to wish them all good night. 

Then you turn into your camp bed, and sleep till break of day, 
When you find your breakfast ready, though the sky is scarcely grey; 
And a native hov'ring near you, to obey your slightest wishes. 
And a sound of swishing water, where another cleans the dishes. 

And when the meal is over, the natives break up camp 
And you very soon are marching through the undergrowth so damp. 
And when the shadows lengthen, and the sun sinks down its train 
You call the natives to a halt, and pitch your camp again. 




O thou that sweep est on a rockbound shore 
And crashes into it, unheeding, blind, 
Obedient to laws of tide and wind; 
Restless and (/reedy, who for evermore 

Art chained to beat insanely, and to roar 
Thy hate and fearsome rage against mankind. 
Who risk themselves in vessels frail and light 
And hit their puny strength to ocean's might; 
And through the worst that ware and wind combined 
(.'</// do, these men their lawful business mind. 

(> thou that draggest ships into thy maw 

And snappest masts and makest ropes as strazv 

Sometimes succeeding in thy fell delight 

And snatching men from out the warmth and light 

To stow away in Davey Jones; there gleam 

The whitened bones of men, who long have been 

Where sunless treasures in their thousands lie 
Inside the wrecks of fagile Argosy; 

Where huge uncanny monsters lurk and hide 
And amber weeds o'er all their sway preside, 
And faintly through, the filtered sunlight's stream 
Upon those silent hulks in land of green. 



There's a sea that lies uncharted 
Far beyond the setting sun 
Where my love and I were parted 
When her earthly course was done 
Though I live on her life is charted 
And she eternal rest has won. 

Oftimes I bemoan my fate 
And wish that I was dying too 
That I might share the self same fate 
That cut the ties between us tzco 
Rut then I think that I should wait 
Until again we meet anew. ■ 


f 62 l THE ASH BUR! AN 


A million bottles ; glistening glass. 
And Pills in boxes pil'd emnass ; 
A smell of herbs so rich with earth; 
All hidden secrets waiting birth. 

With colour'd liquids sparkling bright, 
And potions, evil — black as night. 
What wond'rous genie lies in xvait? 
To waft some chemist to his fate. 



There lies a cold corpse upon the sand, 

Dozun by the rolling sea 

Not long ago a gun was in that hand 

Which fought for the enemy. 

A grinning face was on that beast, now dead, 

Slant-eyed with yellozu hue, 
A horrid thought was in that Nippon head, 
That lies by a sea of blue. 



That day the fire was in my blood, 

Joy ivrapt me round, I could have sung. 
The blossoms on the cherry hum/. 

That day the lilac was in bud. 

That day the sun began to shine, 

That day the birds began to sin;/, 

That day did every living thing 
Wake up, and breathe the air divine. 

That day the North wind left the sky. 

The burden of my years grew light. 

That day did never have a night. 
That day did winter really die. 





Run ! 'fide, run ; 

With your ebb I'll be going away 

Run! Tide, run ; 

(Oh ne'er ~i<\is so laggard a day) 

Tor I am returning 

For this I've been year nine/ 

Run, Tide, run. 

Speed! Tide, speed; 

With your ebb Til be sailing for home 

Speed, tide, speed ; 

I promise no more will I roam 

Hozv well I remember 

That last home-fire ember 

Speed! Tide, speed! 


The Labs and Memorial Wing 




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No. 38 










THE Junior School had a splendid record to look back upon last year. The 
proof of this is to be found in the high average of marks which most of 
of the boys ob^a'ned. Quite a number obtained over the seventy-five 
percentage average thus winning a prize of War Savings Stamps. Much of the 
credit for our success must go to our Masters, who worked so patiently with us 
under difficult circumstances. It is regrettable that we had to leave out both 
Science and Manual Training, but it was entirely due to War conditions and 
was after all, a very small sacrifice to make. 

On account of the extremely heavy snowfall; in fact the worst known for 
fifty-three years, it was impossible to have our rinks kept in order for use, there- 
fore, we had no hockey games on our own rinks. 

An interesting but one sided game, in our favour, was played against the 
Rockcliffe Park Public School in Soccer. 

What we lost in Hockey, we certainly made up on Soccer and Cricket. The 
Soccer game with Rockcliffe Park Public School ended with a 1 1 1 score in our 
favour, is now famous because they were able to more than even up the score 
with a 30 to 1 win against us in Football. We more than held our own against 
the lower team of the Senior School both in Soccer and Cricket, which found 
us in good form. 

In Boxing Timothy Kenny brought a great deal of credit to the Junior 
School in winning two prizes, particularly the prize for ring-craft which was 
open to the entire school. 

The Junior Cross Country Race was keenly contested by the first four boys, 
Castle, Grove, Nesbitt, Spencer. 

Boys from the age of twelve on, in the Junior School were privileged to 
join The Royal Canadian Army Cadets. We were keenly interested in the 
inspection by the Commander-in-Chief in Canada of the R.C.A.C, Colonel 

THE ASH lit HI AS [67] 


TOM Laney, better known as "Jinx" was very unpopular. He was not 
unpopular because of the reasons most people are unpopular, but be- 
cause he was, what his name implied, a jinx. When he had been a boy, 
whenever he played a game his team always lost. He had been in several 
crashes, and he could never do anything right. 

When war broke out "Jinx" joined the air force. He was sent to a training 
field to learn to be a bomber pilot. He learned all the ground work well. Then 
came the great day. He took off for the first time in his life in a two seater 
with the instructor in the rear seat. As soon as the instructor gave him the 
controls something happened and the plane went into a long spin. At only a 
few hundred feet from the ground was the instructor able to pull the plane up. 
At the end of his first month of flying he had the 'plane on its nose ten times. 
He was almost washed out, but not quite. 

After many months he was sent to England to pilot a Wellington bomber. 
The trip was uneventful until the convoy was in sight of England. There was 
suddenly a cry of, "Two torpedoes to the starboard". Before anybody could do 
anything there were two explosions. Men scrambled for the lifeboats. Six 
lifeboats were wrecked in the explosions. The ship went down immediately. 
Only a few men escaped, including "Jinx." 

A few days later "Jinx" reported at an aerodrome in Southern England. 

Three nights after he reported he went on his first raid. 

They took off in the inky darkness for the Ruhr. 

When over the target the Wellington went into a dive right through a 
curtain of flack. The bombardier dropped the bombs squarely on the target. 
Then the 'plane climbed steeply. All around explosions rocked it. Suddenly 
there was an especially blinding glare and a deafening explosion. The observer 
fell dead and the radio was completely wrecked. The plane turned over, and if 
the men had not been wearing safety belts, they would have been badly hurt. 
"Jinx" gave the order to bail out, but he stayed with the 'plane. The left 
engine was blown out and the right one badly damaged. One by one he saw the 
crew killed by A.A. fire. Somehow he made the coast of England just as his 
engine went dead. He bailed out and landed in a wheat field. 

Five times he crashed and only he survived. Until one day "Jinx" took 
off for his last flight. 

The target was Wilhelmshaven. To get there the planes had to cross a 
very important harbour, the A.A. fire was terrific, the Germans were trying to 
defend the harbour and the pocket battleship which lay at anchor. 

The Wellington containing "Jinx" was caught in several beams from 
searchlights and instantly plastered with shells. One .wing was almost shot 
away, and there were holes all over the fabric, also one of the engines was 
afire. Once again "Jinx" gave the order to bail out. Again "Jinx" stayed 
with the 'plane, but this time the Wellington went down fast. It dived towards 
the harbour. There were two things to do. Bail out and save himself, or stay 
with the plane so that he could head the plane where it would do the most 


good. He quickly made up his mind. He took the controls and headed the 
plane for the pocket battleship. 

As the plane hit a funnel there was a thundrous explosion as the bomb 
load exploded. The ship broke into flames and burnt fiercely until it reached 
the magazine. Then there was such an explosion that it rocked the city. The 
ship went down at once. 

A few days later Mrs. Laney received a telegram saying, 

"Pilot Officer Laney, V.C., 

Killed in Action." n ... 



SILENTLY through the night thousands of men crawled and wriggled 
toward the enemy lines. Scores of tanks, armoured cars and motorized 
artillery were waiting just behind the lines for the signal to attack. 
Hundreds of divebombers and fighters were being wheeled out from their secret 
bases, while farther back heavy bombers were winging their way toward the 
scene of action. 

Out at sea battleships, cruisers and heavy gunboats were manoeuvering 
into position for their bombardment of enemy gun emplacements. Destroyers 
and torpedo-boats were ready to attack the enemy fleet with the help of our 
coastal command aircraft. 

Suddenly a whistle blew, and our troops jumped up from their prone posi- 
tions on the ground and charged' Our tanks rumbled forward, our dive- 
bombers blasted enemy 'planes while they were still on the ground, and our 
fighters strafed the German front line trenches. Meanwhile, as our armoured 
cars mopped up enemy forward machine-gun nests and pillboxes, the motorized 
artillery was very active shelling the enemy reserves. 

Overhead British heavy bombers were pounding away at roads, railways 
and communication centres. By now, nearly all the Nazi shore batteries had 
been silenced and the enemy fleet had been driven out to sea with heavy losses. 

Our first wave of attacking forces had passed the barbed wire and out- 
posts and were advancing toward the main German defences; for the German 
commander, who had thrown in all his reserves, was desperately holding the 

Now the second phase of the attack began. Transports and cargo ships 
were landing commandos on the enemy shore! Paratroopers were floating down 
from the sky! As soon as the commandos got ashore, they joined up with the 
paratroops and established beachheads on the cliffs. Then they pushed inland 
driving the Nazis before them. 

Then the Germans, finding themselves attacked from two sides began to 

surrender in large batches. Our tanks broke through and crushed down all 

resistance before them. After that our forces pressed relentlessly forward 

until the enemy was in full retreat. 

The great attack had succeeded! A ~ 

s A.P. 



T. K. 



I CAME out here on H.M.S. Camaronia. It was in the year 1940, when I set 
out on this ship. I remember only too well the hurried rush to Glasgow, and 
the day spent in Scotland before the voyage. At last towards evening we, 
(my brother and I) went on board. I did not feel sad at leaving Old England, 
but only as if adventure was ahead. 

Next morning I woke to find it daylight, Geoffrey dressed, and the Cama- 
ronia moving down the Clyde towards the sea. We did not stay long in the 
river but were soon out at sea and in sight of Ireland. But it was not long till 
both Scotland and Ireland were out of sight beyond the horizon. 

That morning we were supposed to have life saving drill or something, but 
all we children did was play. 

The next day was fine and we saw the sunrise, but the two days after were 

foggy, still it was fun running about on the deck with the foghorn blaring at you. 

The next few days that completed the voyage were uneventful, we arrived 

at New York in the evening of the eighth day but were not allowed in till the 

morning, when Geoffrey and i were met and taken to Philadelphia. 

The Camaronia is now sunk, but its memory will remain with me always. 



(A tragedy in one page) 

IT was a hot summer's afternoon and a fairly happy group of people were 
moving towards a previously arranged destination. Very few of them 
realized the action, which lay ahead of them, and this accounted largely for 
the leisurely way in which they were walking. 

Some of the leaders had already reached their destination, where they were 
comparatively safe. However suddenly a roar and a cloud of dust in the dis- 
tance made them realize that their companions were in danger. Their warning 
shouts were so loud that they temporarily drowned the rapidly approaching roar 
in the distance. These cries by no means went unheeded, in fact it was the 
signal for a mad charge for the position occupied by the leaders. Would they 
get there in time ? Would they ever again see their friends if they didn't? 
These were the thoughts of all concerned. 

Some of the runners overtook their less fortunate companions, and reached 
the desired position. However many lagged behind or fell by the wayside, and 
their desperate cries were quite pathetic. However this was a time of 'every 
man for himself, and few stopped to wait for their less fortunate comrades. 

The distant roar soon grew, and suddenly some of the early comers were 
picked up and hurried away. This was very distressing for those left behind, 
and they watched sadly as their comrades were carried further and further 
away. However some of them were still undaunted, and proceeded to pursue 
their rapidly departing comrades. Most of the others soon followed their 

THE ASH BL' 1(1. \\ [71] 

example and soon they were all again running as fast as their legs could 
carry them. 

However their companions gained on them, and before long a large number 
of tired and annoyed Ashbury boys were waiting for the next street-car to 
Ottawa. j ^| 


The slap, on the prow, 1 he creak, of the blocks; 

The sough, in the sail; The crack, of the boom, 

The toss, of the ship. /Is the ship, turned about, 

As she rode with the gale. Avoiding the rocks. 

The whine, of the wind, 

The splash, of the foam; 

As the ship changed her course. 

And went sailing for home. 

J. H.W. 


20,000 breaths are held. 
As Farlow slogs the ball, 

20,000 yell "well held", 

As it's caught just by the wall. 

The tenth man up and West not out 
They need ten runs in all. 

And 20,000 see West clout, 
His wicket not the ball. 


The early sun shines down 

I 'pou the dewy grass, 
That later will turn brown 

But sparkles now like glass. 

The trees are dripping wet, 

And the leaves will soon appear. 

Though they have not shown as yet 
And the summer's drawing near. 

The mist is lying near the ground 

But still the sky is blue, 
The shades are shrinking all around, 

And the world is fresh cud new. 






The surf on the shore 
The howl of the gale, 
The mist on the waves, 
And the sight of a sail. 

'The hut on the cliffs, 
The clouds over-head, 
All around but the sea 
Is salty and dead. 

The pound on the beach 
As the surf strikes the stone, 
The noise of the waves 
As they turn with a moan. 

The zvail of a fog-horn 
From far on the sea; 
The call of good-bye 
For you and for me. 

T. H. W. 

J. H. W. 



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