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The Woods Manufacturing Company, 
Hull, P.Q. 

The Editors, 

The Ashburian, 

Ashbury College, 
. Ottawa, Ont. 

Dear Sirs, 

I am most pleased to accede to the request 
of the Editor-in-Chief of the Ashhurian to write 
a short foreword for the forthcoming June number, 
and I am flattered that this number should be 
dedicated to me. 

Needless to say the position of Chairman of 
the Board of Governors of Ashbury College is one 
which I feel most honoured to hold. It is a 
position which carries with it many pleasant 
duties, but at the same time it is one which 
involves many serious responsibilities ^^f 

Chairman of the Board is the s^^^^^\ °.^, ^''^^^^^^^.V^e 
when operations of the school warrant it, and the 
target for abuse when circumstances are Reversed 
Actually he alone can do very little °/^^f ^^^/^ 
the school without the co-operation of not only 
the Board of Governors but also that ol all 
Ashburians, whether past or present. 

Ashbury has always been one of the finest 
schools in Canada and to maintain this high 
position we must, all of us, take advantage of 
every opportunity to spread the wordof its 
accomplishments, both from an academic and 
athletic stand point. We are ^^^ P/^^^^^"/ ^'l^ 
school and of its record, and rightly so with 
your co-operation there is no reascn wh:v this 
?ine old school should not rise to even greater 
heights . 



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The Queen's College, Oxford. 

Senior Master 

J. W. JOHNSON, B.Sc, Research Diploma, 
University of Toronto and Oxford; I.O.D.E. Scholar, 1928. 

University of Bishop's College, Lennoxville. 

A. D. BRAIN, B.A., 
University of Toronto; Sometime Scholar of Exeter College, Oxford. 

New College, Oxford. 


E. B. MERCER, B.Sc, 

Dalhousie University, Halifax. 

W. A. G. McLEISH, B.A., 
McMaster University, Hamilton. 

Dietitian and Nurse Matron 

Miss F. Moroni, R.N. 




:,:G;.djng, D Mocloren, F E. Bronson, D. M SneH, G \V. Green, J. K. G. Wallace. 
Seated; L J McCollum, R. W Stedman, T. H W Read, H M. Porritt Esq, W. A. Grant, A. R. 
Cowons, J, C. Viets 

In Front; D, M Key, J. W. Howe. 


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H, M. Porntt, Esq., M.A. 


T. H. W. Read J. E. Hyndman 

AjiBortalr E&tlnrs 

W. A. Grant D. Mcclaren G. W. Green 

J. C. Viets F. E. Bronson D. M. Snell 

L. J. McCallum 

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R. W. Stedman 
D. Moclaren 

A. M. Wilson 

Cadet Lieut. D. Maclaren 

Battalion Scrgeant-Major 

I. A. Barclay 

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W. A. Grant 

J. C. Viets 

V. J. Wilgress 

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Corps Leader 

Cadet Capt. J. C. Viets 

Second-in-C ommand 

Cadet Lieut. W. A. Grant 

Platoon Leaders 
Warrant Officers 

I. A. Barclay 
L. J. McCallum 

J. K. C. Wallace 

Cadet Licut R. W. Stedmon 

Battalion Quartermaster-Sergeant 

L J. McCallum 


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"rr^'^^ tumult and the shouting dies." It will be a long time, however, before the 
I memory of those two and a half days in Ottawa is forgotten. The regrettable 
JL thing was that the delay in crossing the Atlantic necessitated curtailment of 
the time originally scheduled for Their Majesties to spend in their Canadian capital. 
But perhaps the natural desire of each of the King's subjects to make the most of 
those days heightened, if it were possible, the enthusiasm with which he greeted his 

It IS difficult to appraise the value of such a visit. Such things have only an 
intrinsic worth, but if the sceptic needed a tangible sign of Canada's love and respect 
for the throne he need only have seen the faces of the ex-service men when His 
Majesty unveiled the National War Memorial. The horror of war was only concealed 
by a look of intense pride and confidence in the future, as the men of 1914-1918 
saw their King in their own capital. To them particularly the Royal Visit must have 
been a source of great comfort and satisfaction. It must have brought home so 
vividly to them the fact that the King of Canada, was paying a personal tribute to 
the Dominion's dead. 

The second fact that the sceptic would have failed to understand was the 
natural enthusiasm of the children. They were told to cheer, granted, but that great 
shout, which, we hear, went up as Their Majesties circled Lansdowne Park was 
something far more wonderful and spontaneous than the most efficient instruction 
could have brought forth. It was an inbred instinct of honour for the King, of 
respect for all that he stands for, and of admiration for the innate qualities in the 
man himself. 

Now the King has left our shores. He has returned to the "Heart of Empire." 
!f in the future, in some quiet moment, the King can look back on his strenuous trip 
to Canada and' see in his mind's eye the expressions on the faces of the multitudes 
that lined the route wherever he and the Queen went, he must surely be grateful for 
the love and friendship they so truly reflected, a love and friendly feeling for himself 
and Her Majesty that will be with them as long as they share the proud throne of 
the British Commonwealth of Nations. Long may they reign. 





AGAIN the maiority of cur services have been conducted in the School Chapel. 
Mr. Huggins has introduced new hymn tunes and the School has responded 
vvith vigour We should like to take this opportunity of saying once more how 
much we appreciate his playing It mokes a tremendous difference to the singing. 

Below we print the schedule of services for the Lent term, 

January 15th, 8 00 am. Holy Communion, Rev G P. Woollcombe 

1 1.00 am. The Headmaster 
January 22nd, 1 1 00 am The Headmaster 
January 29th, 1 1 00 am The Headmaster 
February 5th, 1 1 00 a m. St Bartholomew's (Parish Church) 
February 12th, 1 1 00 a m The Headmaster 


February 19th, 8.00 a.m. Holy Communion, Rev. G. P. Woollcombe 

' n.OO a.m. Rev. C. C. Phillips 
February 26th, Half Term Week-end, no services 
March 5th, 1 1 .00 a.m. The Headmaster 
March 12th, 11.00 a.m. Rev. A. E. L. Caulfield 
March 19th, 8.00 a.m. Holy Communion, Rev. G. P. Woollcombe ^ 

11.00 a.m. All Saints 
March 26th, 1 1 .00 a.m. The Headmaster 
This term we have been privileged to receive visits from the Archbishop on two 
occasions. His Grace came to the School first on April 23rd and delivered an in- 
spiring address at Matins. On the second occasion, on May 3rd, His Grace pre- 
sided at the annual Confirmation Service, conducted by Dr. Woollcombe, who had 
prepared the candidates. The following Boys received The Laying On Of Hands: 
G. D. Brown, C. F. Chapman, J. W. Howe, I. D. Snell, J . P. Thomas, C. A. Winter. 
After a Preparatory Service on the Thursday, the newly confirmed Boys received their 
first Communion on Sunday, May 14th. 

Miss Preece, who has played on Sundays, has left for England, and her place 
has been taken by Mr. Wesley Drummond. Mr. Huggins, Organ;5t at All Saints, can 
only come to us on week-days. 

On May 28th the Headmaster preached in the Chapel of Trinity College School, 
Port Hope, Ontario. That Sunday the Boarders here attended matins in the Parish 
Church of St. Bartholomew. 


THE Headmaster and Mrs. Archdale had the honour of being presented to Their 
Majesties at the Governor General's Garden Party, held when the King and 
Queen were in Ottawa. 
We congratulate Mr. Johnson on the birth of a son and heir. The addition to 
the family was born on May 16th. 

Mr. Waterfield's wedding has been arranged to take place after term closes, 
on June 28th. After the wedding Mr. and Mrs, Waterfield will leave for England and 
Italy, where they will take up residence We shall be sorry to say good-bye to Mr 
Waterfield, but wish him all happiness for the future. 

Shirley Woods, an Old Boy, has been elected the new President of the Ashbury 
Board of Governors. It is a great satisfaction to everyone to have another Old Boy 
as head of the School's Board. Other new Governors are Brigadier-General C. H 
Moclaren, Lieut. -Col. J. D. Eraser, Hon Mr Justice H. H Davis, Gordon Gale, Esq , 
F. E. Bronson, Esq., and James Oppe, Esq., of Montreal. 

We offer our sincere sympathy, on behalf of the School, to the new Chairman of 
the Board of Governors on the death of his mother. Both Mrs. Woods and the late 
Colonel Woods had many ties with Ashbury Colonel Woods, it will be remembered, 
was at one time Chairman of the Board himself, and Mrs. Woods, it is interesting to 


recall, gave the School the present chapel bell. When a new rope was put on the 
"outside" bell recently the following inscription on it was copied down: 


Ashbury College 

By Mrs. James W. Woods 

All Saints Day, 1912. 

We were sorry to learn of the death of Jack Dunn, who for many years was 
coach of the School teams. His death was sudden and a great loss to Ottawa's 
sporting circles. 

Another severence of an old tie with Ashbury came with the death of M. Marie 
Fleury who for some years was on the Staff. He specialized in Modern Languages, 
but left the Capital to take up residence in Montreal. 

We have to thank Mrs. R. P. Brown for her gift to the School of some interesting 
prints of poets and authors of the past. Most of them have been hung in the new 
smoking room in the Memorial Wing. 

There were three Fire Drills this term, and the speed wi-th which the boys manned 
their posts and emptied the building was most gratifying. The Prefects and some 
Seniors hove definite positions to take up in the event of fire, some at extinguishers, 
some at Fire Doors, some on Flat Duty, and each Boy whether On Duty or not knows 
exactly what he has to do in the unlikely event of a fire breaking out, whether at 
night or in the day time. 

Early last term, on January 17th, Mr. Jacques of the Bell Telephone Company 
showed a film in "B" on the progress in telephony in recent years and the valuable 
services it provides the community. The reels were greatly enjoyed by all who saw 

We congratulate most sincerely Ian Barclay on being chosen as a member of 
the Canadian Schoolboys' Cricket Team to tour England this summer. He is the 
only boy selected from any school east of Port Hope, Ontario, and it is expected that 
his bowling will be on asset to the Canadian side. The teams play at Winchester, 
Clifton, Cheltenham, Malvern, Marlborough, Aldershot, Charterhouse, Cranleigh, 
Tonbridge, King's 'Canterbury), and Lord's. For a time the Canadian team will be 
the guests of Sir Paul Latham, MP., at Hurstmonceux Castle, Sussex. The high 
light of the tour, however, will be the privilege of playing at Lord's on July 29th on 
the invitation of the Marylebone Cricket Club, the arbiters of cricket throughout the 

The following is an extract from the Joitnial of May 23rd. 

The crowd around the press enclosure at the trooping of the Color on Saturday 
morning was entertained by the flippxint remarks of an American newspaperman 


who was doing his best to sound hard-boiled. "Good old Eton", said he as the Ash- 
bury College Cadets filed along the front of the special boxes in their natty green 
blazers and white trousers. "What are those guys doing?' Winning Canada's battles 
on the lawns of Parliament HilP" But the sceptic from the great republic to the 
south was impressed when the Queen appeared at the East Block window and waved 
to the clamoring crowds. He went so far as to concede that Her Majesty was "a 
million-dollar personality". 

We have to thank Mrs. Newcombe for the new curtains in the Senior Library. 
They add greatly to the look of the room. 

It IS not our custom to print Cricket news in the June issue of the Magazine, 
preferring to wait until the season has been concluded and record the Cricket in 
full next term, but we must mention that in the game against Lower Canada 
College, played as the last material for this issue went to press, Hertzberg scored 
a century. Barclay, in a two innings game, the second innings incomplete, took ten 
wickets for nineteen runs. 


We congratulate Roger Rowley on the birth of a daughter. 

We congratulate, too, Ian Dewar upon his engagement to Miss Joan Ahearn, 
of Ottawa. The marriage, we understand, is to take place in June. 

Eraser Coristine is also engaged, to Miss Margaret Sore, of Montreal 

Bob Southam, of the Citizen, has been awarded the Ottawa Press Club's "Award 
of Merit" for an account of the efforts of the seventeen year old Miss Margaret 
Esson, of Rosetown, Saskatchewan, to capture the Canadian Women's Golf Cham- 
pionship last autumn. Southam was also awarded a cash prize of twenty-five dollars. 
The Ashburian, also of the Eourth Estate in a minor way, offers its congratulations. 

Eardley Young, who was at the School from 1909 to 1916, figured prominently 
in the news in March. It seems that his act of great coolness and daring foiled an 
attempted robbery of the Rideau Street branch of the Bank of Montreal. We re- 
produce in part, the account as it appeared in the Ottawa Joiinial of March 8th. 

"Two young men tried to hold up the Bank of Montreal at the corner of Rideau 
and Mosgrove streets at 1.30 o'clock this afternoon, but were frightened off by two 
shots fired by E. A. C. Young, accountant. 


One Approaches Teller. 

Two men entered the lobby of the bank, one remaining close to the front door, 
while the other approached the teller's cage and demanded money. 

Mr. Young immediately grabbed his revolver and fired two shots through the 
wooden partition separating the lobby from the back of the office. The two youths 
took fright and raced out of the building. 

They were not successful in getting any money from the teller. 

Mr. Young was standing behind the accountant's desk between the manager's 
,. ivote office and the teller's cage when he noticed the two men enter. Both were 
young men, and the one who stood at the door had no overcoat. 

Mr. Young noticed the other man walk up to the teller's cage, where Shirley 
Caddell was on duty. 

"This is a hold-up", shouted the man at the door. Immediately afterwards the 
■ un at the teller's cage shouted to Mr. Caddell, "Throw all your money out." 

Refusing the demand, the teller flung himself on the floor. Simultaneously 
Mr. Young fired the two shots, his object being to alarm the men as well as trying 
to strike at the legs of one of the men. 

The two immediately took fright and fled out on to Rideau street. Mr. Young 
at once dashed into the manager's office and hurled his revolver through the window 
cut on to the sidewalk, in order to attract attention. 

Crowd Gathers. 

It was a busy hour and hundreds of people were thronging the street on either 
side. The flinging of the revolver through the glass, coupled with the firing of the 
shots and the rushing out of the bank of the two men, caused a big crowd to gather 
Within G few moments. 

The manager of the bank, Bernard J. Currie, was in the telephone booth at the 
south end of the premises when the two men entered. He rushed out on hearing the 
shots, but by that time the two men were running from the bank. 

The two would-be robbers had chosen their time well There were no custo- 
fiiers in the bank when the hold-up attempt was made. Another employee J. R. 
Curphey, a junior clerk, was on duty, but the men made no attempt to molest him. 

The detective branch of the city police was called at once All available 
police cars and radio prowlers were notified. They rushed to the Rideau street corner 
from all ports of the city, sirens screaming 


Accountant's Story, 

E. A. C. Young, accountant, told the Journal that he was working at his desk 
near the front door, behind a wooden partition and grillwork, at 1.30. 

"The first thing I knew, someone let out a shout 'Hands Up'. At first I. thought 
it was a joke but when I turned around I was looking into the muzzle of a revolver." 

"The bandit was' unmasked. I grabbed for my gun on the desk beside me and 
fired twice through the wooden partition. I didn't want to kill him but thought I 
would get him in the legs by firing low. 

"My automatic jammed on the second shot and then the gunman ran across to 
the door of the manager's office. The second bandit yelled to the teller: 'Give me 
your cash ''. 

"Since my gun was jammed I wasn't sure what to do, so I hurled it through the 
window facing on Rideau street to attract people's attention. 

Run Out of Bank. 

"The two then ran out of the bank. The manager, B. J. Currie, was at the 
telephone when they came in. The other members of the staff on duty were Shirley 
L. Caddell, teller, and J. R. M. Curphey, junior, son of R. L. Curphey, manager of 
our Hull branch. 

Curphey was at the rear of the office and rushed out after the gunmen, brandish- 
ing his revolver." 

Traffic was tied up at the Rideau-Mosgrove intersection when police cars sud- 
denly converged from all directions. Screaming sirens attracted throngs of on-lookers. 
After procuring meagre descriptions of the bandits, police scattered in search of 

Passers-by were startled when the large plate glass window on the Rideau street 
side of the bank shattered at the impact of Mr. Young's revolver, thrown to attract 

After he had fired the two shots, Mr. Young's revolver jammed. In a crouching 
position, he made his way along beside the wall, and through the door into the man- 
ager's office. Rushing over to the other door, leading from the office into the public 
part of the bank, he slammed and locked it, his object being to prevent the bandits 
from rushing into the office and securing the manager's revolver, which was in a 
drawer of the desk. 

He then flung the jammed revolver through the window. This action attracted 
immediate attention and Mr. Young's resourcefulness was afterwards commended 
by the police. 


Officials of the bank here gave no indication whether it was proposed to recog- 
nize Mr. Young's bravery in any tangible way. It also remained uncertain whether 
or not, in the event of conviction of any person or persons on a charge of attempted 
armed robbery of the bank, those who had assisted the police would qualify for an 
award from the Canadian Bankers' Association." 

J. A. Aylen, for some time a Director of the Ottawa Drama League, has been 
elected a Vice-president. 

Malcolm Grant played in the winning entry at the Dominion Drama Festival, 
"French Without Tears." The general consensus of opinion is that he sustained 
the role admirably. 

Another Old Boy who has been interesting himself in theatricals is John Sharp, 
who played Boze in the Trinity Players' presentation of Robert Sherwood's "The 
Petrified Forest." In the role of the frustrated would-be hero, Sharp appeared in 
an old hockey sweater, whose best days were over when it left Ashbury. 

At His Majesty's first levee in St. James's Palace in February, one of our Old 
Boys, Flight Lieut. D. Edwards had the honour of being presented to the King. 

Leonard Schlemm has continued to be the terror of the Quebec provincial bad- 
minton courts. He retained his men's singles crown by defeating C W. Silver in 
Quebec City, and he .and G. .K. Reynolds captured the men's doubles championship. 
To. prove that he is really a "triple-threat man," Schlemm, with Miss Bonnar, safely 
defended their title as mixed doubles champions. 

Lincoln Magor is now Vice-president and Editor of The Mitre, the students' 
publication of Bishop's University, Lennoxville. 

Francis Gill has been writing for The Canada-West Indies Magazine, and his 
recent article on Canadian Caribbean Communications was both interesting and 

Allan Lewis has been appointed a director of the Ottawa Electric Company. 

Brian Hughes is a partner in the firm of the architects who were recently 
awarded a medal for their design for the Bank of Canada building. 

"Pop" Irwin again played for the Ottawa Senators this winter. 

Oliver Whitby and his family have left Ottawa and are now living in London, 

Ned Phelan and a friend have recently formed their own Insurance Company. 
Ned was formerly with Johnson and Higgins, Limited 

We repr(xluce here a letter from an ex-editor of the Ashbuncn, John Tyrer. 


Cunard-White Star, Ltd. 

Halifax, N.S, 
Feb. 7th, 1939. 
Dear Mr. Porritt, 

I am down in this Maritime town for the winter with the above-mentioned Com- 
pany and am herewith passing on a few comments for the Old Boy News in \he next 
issue of the Ashburian. 

Arthur Balders: Attending Business School eternally. Has been doing so 
ever since he left Ashbury. Manages to get his picture in the papers frequently as 
a young man who does pretty well for himself socially. I am having a picture of 
him, resplendent in dinner jacket, framed. 

Edmund MacDonald: Still as small as ever. Now an up and coming executive 
in his father's coal and oil business. Works hard and seems to like it. 

Jack Boutilier: Hard at work with the Canadian Pacific down here. Usually 
seen with bills of lading in his hand, or driving the family Chrysler about. 

John C. Tyrer: Still known near and far as "Tidy". Can now look back on 
1 Vz years with the Cunard-White Star Line. Likes the business and is still at story- 
writing with questionable vigour. 

I don't know whether all this is of any interest but I pass it on for what it is worth. 

Yours sincerely, 

John C. Tyrer, 

Certainly of interest, many thanks. 

Tyrer was a welcome visitor at the time of the Old Boys' cricket week-end. 
May 27th-28th. He is still with Cunard-White Star, but has been transferred from 
Halifax to Montreal. As a side-line "Tidy" reviews two books a week for the Montreal 

Major J. M. Tupper, one of our most distinguished Old Boys, has been appointed 
Assistant Commissioner in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. 

David Ghent has been broadcasting lately over C K C H, Hull, Quebec. He 
soys he enjoys the work immensely. He has now joined the Fourth Estate. 

Michael MacBrien, this year B. S. M at the R. M. C, Kingston, captained the 
College's -hockey team this winter. 

We re-print an extract from the Montreal Gazctfc of May 22nd. 



Robert Musk Attended Ashbury College in 1935 

Ottawa, May 21.- — Robert Musk, who will leave Vancouver for his home here 
some time this week on the last trip of a hike around the world, attended Ashbury 
College here in 1935 and 1936 and was captain of the intermediate football team. 
His father lives in Prince Albert, Sask. 

He sailed from Sorel, Que., on a grain ship in July, 1937, and in December of 
the same year was seized by Italian police at Naples and spent two days in deten- 
tion before he was released through efforts of the British consul. 

Musk intends to write a book on his travels. 

"Joe" Musk broadcast from Vancouver on May 29th, over a national hook-up, 
on a programme called "My Job." His )ob. Musk contended, was hitch-hiking, and 
he maintains that he is the only man who has ever hiked from Cairo to the Cape. 

The following account from the Montreal Star of April 1st tells of the annual 
meeting of the Ashbury Old Boys' Association. 


J. Campbell Merrett, of Montreal, was elected president of the Ashbury Old 
Boys' Association last night at the annual meeting held in the Faculty Club, Mc- 
Tavish Street. 

Others elected were: William B. Eakin, Jr., vice-president; Norman M. Gait, 
secretary; D. Cargill Southam, treasurer; and R. Gault, immediate past president; 
Barclay Robinson, David Mathias, Jay Ronalds, Charles Gale, Roger Rowley and 
J. S. P. Armstrong, members of the executive. 

N. M. Archdale, Headmaster of Ashbury College, reported that candidates 
from the Ottawa college had been 19% successful in examinations held during the past 
year. He outlined the college sport activities and pointed out that this year's hockey 
team had won the Old Boys' Association trophy from Lower Canada College and 
Bishop's College School. 

Others present included J. Shirley Woods, Chairman of the Board of Governors 
of Ashbury College, and Ross McMoster and James S Oppe, of Montreol, recently 
appointed to the Board. 

During the meeting special thanks were voted C. J. G. Molson for his work in 
the post seven years as secretary and treasurer. 


A large number of Old Boys hove paid visits to the School since the' Decermber 
issue of the Magazine was published. Among them we have been pleased to see 
A Cameron W F Hadley, R. B. Reynolds, J. A. Colder, J. Ferguson, L. Courtney, 
HDL Snelling, L. F. Burrows, W. King, G. Malloch, G, Toller, J. Magor, H. Bell, 
N Phelan W h' Ellis G Brown, B. Robinson, R. Gault, C. Merrett, A. Powell, J. C. 
Tyrer I Dewar, H. Cowans, J. Oppe, S. Woods, J. Rowley, R. Rowley, L. Clayton, 
H Hampson, R.' Wilson, D. M. Stewart, S. Hopper, J. Colvil and J. C. Philhps. 

283 Acacia Avenue, 
Rockcliffe Park, 


May 24th, 1939. 
Dear Mr. Porritt, 

In reply to your request for news about Old Ashburians at McGill 1 have tried 
to include them all, approximately twenty in number as far as 1 can calculate. As 
the Kappa Alpha fraternity contains most of them I will begin with news of them. 

"Chippy" Reynolds, John "Burbank" Ferguson, Des. Black, Russell Cowans and 
Dave Stewart are the fraternity's representatives in the faculty of Commerce. Bur- 
bank" besides being vice-president of fourth year, ,s a member of the Athletic Board, 
and shines in both class and inter-faculty hockey. Reynolds, when not completely 
wrapped up in his books, plays a little inter-foculty and inter-frotemity hockey, 
while Stewart, believe it or not, is active in the C O.T.C. 

Jim Colder Edward Fauquier and myself ore struggling along in Science. 
Jim devotes much of his spore time to hunting fossils, but still has time to partici- 
pate in intermediate track, and ploys inter-fraternity hockey. 

Ken Stevenson, our member in Arts, is president of the Biblical Science Club, 
and manager of the senior hockey team as well as being on the Athletic Board. 
Arthur Yuile, our sole representative m Engineering, high )umps for the intermediate 
track team. 

Bill Hadley, after graduating from the RM.C. last year, is studying Law. 
Besides the Kapps, George Nation, manager of the |unior hockey team, G. 
Schlemm, and Charlie Gale are often seen strolling to and from their lectures in 

Gordon Stonfield and Jack Ross ore expecting to graduate in Engineering this 
year Francis Lyman, Bill Hurd and Stephen Macnutt, secretary of the Red and 
White Review are expecting to receive their Bachelor of Arts degrees in the neor 
future Geoffrey Wright, besides keeping up his music with Dean Clark, is studying 
for a degree in Science. He is also, like Stewart, interested in the C O.T.C. 


Let me in conclusion thank you for the privilege of acting as McGill representa- 
tive for the Ashburian. Any boy coming to McGill in the future is assured of a 
hearty welcome. 

Yours sincerely, 

Frank Burrows. 

Charlie Gale, whom Frank Burrows in his letter described as strolling to and 
from lectures, receives his Bachelor of Commerce degree this next Convocation. 
Charlie, who has done well since the day he arrived at McGill, is also a member of 
the Scarlet Key, a fact we mentioned in an earlier issue of The Ashburian. This 
year he has been president of the School of Commerce. 

Ralph Wilson also graduates this year, receiving his B.A. from Acadia Uni- 
versity, Wolfville. Congratulations to both Wilson and Gale. 

Russell Cowans has left for Tours, France, where he will spend the summer 
studying the language and customs of the people. 

John and Lincoln Magor will be ushers at the forthcoming marriage of their 
sister to Christopher Eberts. Jim Oppe will usher at the MacDougall-Keefer 

From the Ottawa Journal of May 22nd: 


Two brothers, John Rowley, LL.B., and Roger Rowley, sons of Mrs. W. H. Rowley, 
Ottawa, had the distinction of serving in the guard of honour at Island Park Drive 
when the King and Queen arrived there Friday morning. Both have been officers in 
the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa 'M.G. ) for some years. 

Eric Earnshaw, who left Ashbury last December to join the Royal Canadian Navy, 
is now in England enjoying training with the Royal Navy. We reproduce below a 
composite letter, made up of the more interesting remarks and comments contained 
in his correspondence with Moclaren. 

H MS /•'rohishcr, 


Dear Don, 

We arrived in London on January 9th after a fairly good crossing We were 
then told that we would )Oin the /-rohishcr instead of the lirchus and that the date 
was the 17th instead of the 13th 


On Tuesday 17th we caught the tram for Portsmouth — in uniform — and arrived 
there about 4.30 p.m. Ever since then, we have been sampling simply tons of that 
stuff they call discipline. 

There are about 88 cadets made up of R.C.N. (Canadians), R.I.N. (Indians), 
one Siamese chap, and of course R.N. There are also about 60 or 70 midship- 
men and sub-lieutenants of the Fleet Air Arm, though they are only short service 
chaps who are dropped after 5 or 6 years. 

Here is our daily programme: 

06.00 —Call cadets. 
07.10 —Breakfast. 

07.40 — Out pipes, clean studies. 

07.45 — Chief Cadet's rounds. 

07.50 — Cadets' call, practical work. 

08.45 —Guard call. 

08.50 —Divisions. 

09.05 —Defaulters. 

09.15-10.10 — First period, theoretical instruction. 

10.10-10.20— Stand easy. 

10.20-11.15— Second period. 

11.15-12.10— Third period. 

12.10 —Lunch. 

13.00-15.15— Land for games. (Wed. and Sat. half-holidays.) 

15.30 —Tea. 

16.(X)-16.55 — Fourth period instruction. 

16.55-17.50— Fifth period. 

1 7.50-1 8.0(^Stand easy. 

1 8.00-1 9.0(^Lecture (Tues. and Thurs.) 

1 9.30 ' —Supper. 

20.40 — Stand by hammocks. 

21 .1 5 — Pipe down. 

The hammocks at first were terrible, but now that we are getting used to them 
they are quite comfortable. However, we are terribly crowded as there is only about 
20 inches between each hook and that means you are just about touching the fellows 
on either side of you. 

Every Friday we go to Whale Island which is the heart of discipline and gunnery 
of the R.N. Friday divisions ore carried out with marvellous ceremony. And you 
should see the smartness' Order arms by 200 seamen is one short, loud thump; it is 
perfect timing. There is also a Royal Marine Band playing for the march past. 

Everyone is given a number and the cadets are divided into four divisions. Every 
day there is a leading cadet of each division and a chief cadet. The leading cadet 


IS chosen by number, in rotation, and the Chief Cadet alphabetically. To-day I 
was Leading Cadet and our division not only happened to be duty division but we 
were guard for divisions on the quarter deck. For the first time on the ship, I had 
to learn the sword drill and give the guard bayonet drill for the general salute, and 
all this in front of the Captain and the whole ship's company 

To-day we had a sailing race with four whalers, and it was great fun. Each 
crew consisted of 10 cadets and it was a beautiful sunny day with a gale warming 
up. We had to take two reefs in the sail and got off to a bad start. However, we 
managed to come in second. 

On Thursday last, we went to a lecture on motor-torpedo boats which was very 


Whenever we get shore leave we have to wear grey flannels and our Canadian 
blazers as we have no civies on board. The badge on the blazers is a red crown on a 
white maple leaf with a blue border. This, together with an "American" accent, 
helps us to "get around". 

Wednesdays and Saturdays after breakfast we have boat races which are great 
fun. We have to go along the boom, into the cutter then pull around a buoy, hook 
onto the falls, and fall in on deck again. Last WednesdOy we came second and on 
Saturday first in the race. 

We had a three mile cross country run to-day and I came 9th out of the 80 
who ran. 

The other day the little Siamese chap, who is very quiet, went up to London and 
came bock with c gramophone and a collection of "hot" records. It was very sur- 
prising for him to have them because he could not speak a word of English two years 
ago, and he is very reserved, but they were certainly appreciated as we had not heard 
such music since we left home 

Last week we had a very interesting lecture on the Mediterranean Station, 1936- 
38. The officer was on a destroyer engaged m removing refugees from Spain. He 
told us of taking on board quite a few nuns who had never been out of convents in 
their lives, and told of how frightened they were at being at sea. They just sat in 
a semi-circle on the Quarter Deck and prayed, but as they only had one prayer book 
amongst them they had to keep passing it around. There were distinct signs of 
disappointment on board his boot, as the ship ahead had been lucky enough to 
"rescue" a troup of chorus girls — some of the best! 

We start most of our exams on April 8th and go on leave April 13th. If we pass 
we )Oin HMS I'indicthr on May 1st for the Baltic cruise, which is supposed to be 
quite good 

What does the crisis seem like over there?' Here there are so many papers at 
so many times of the doy that I don't bother reading them all, but find it a lot 


easier following things from Ottawa. Here on board we have to darken ship every 
night. I don't know whether it is a precaution or a drill 

I have been doing nothing but exams for ever such a long time and I managed to 
pass them. On May 1st, I ]oin the Vindictive and we go up around the North of 
Scotland and then to Norway and Sweden, arriving back for leave August 1st. 

The last couple of weeks we have been running around visiting quite a few 
places. One of these was St. Vincent, the boys training establishment, and we all 
had to go over the Mast there which was very high 

My first English leave was very successful and I am now settling down to my 
first sea going cruise. We are just getting out of sight of land after fueling at 

Old Hitler messed up our scheduled cruise, and now, instead of going to Norway 
and Sweden, we are going to Scotland, Iceland and France, not to mention the 
Channel Islands. 

There are about 260 cadets on board, made up of 1st and 2nd team cadets and 
Paymaster cadets. There is only a skeleton crew because of our numbers, hence 
we have to do nearly all the working of the ship. We get up at 5.45; on deck at 
6.00, scrub-decks till 7.00, then breakfast, followed by either a morning's studying 
or a morning spent paint washing or scraping or actually painting, etc., etc. 

Four times a day a seaboat is lowered and has to pick up a buoy, and believe me 
in a whaler you certainly roll around even in a flat sea. 

It was quite rough coming up to Scapa Flow and especially on the Saturday 
morning before we got there. At six in the morning I drew an awful job. It was 
raining, and a bitter wind was blowing. I had to scrub the fo'c'sle in oilskins and 
as I was workiing near the edge a terrific spray kept breaking over the bows. I had 
only a wire brush and cold salt water to work with. 

Tomorrow everybody paints ship as she is tropical grey from her last cruise and 
now she needs dark grey. 

The life on this ship is far better than on the last, (H.M.S. I-robishcr\ although 
they work us much harder, because we all get a turn at keeping watch all night, 
as helmsman, boatswain, and so on. And now — 

So long. Duck, 


The Old Boy tie is receiving praise from oil sides. It is the first time the School 
has had one and the design is in extremely good taste, green with a narrow red and 
white stripe spaced at regular intervals. 











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By J. W. Johnson, Esq. 

ELSEWHERE in this issue is Mr. Shield's account of the activities of the School's 
Senior Hockey Team. We are, of course, pleased to say that at last, after an 
absence of four years, the Ashbury Old Boys' Cup is back with us. It has been 
a successful season not only from the point of view of recapturing the cup but also 
for the fact that every member of the team obtained some very valuable experience. 
For it all we have to thank "Tommy." Mr. Shields did not spare himself even when 
unwell. His experience, his unfailing good humour and his friendliness we gradually 
came not only to respect but to admire. The team individually was good, but it was 
"Tommy" who made it a team that will take its place among the best that Ashbury 
has ever produced. Everyone in any way connected with the First Team must wish 
to take this opportunity of thanking Tommy Shields for all his hard work, time and 

By R. B. Main, Captain 1939 

As Captain of the Senior Team, falls to me the pleasant task of thanking Mr. 
Johnson, on behalf of the team, for his share in cur success. His organization and 
enthusiasm for our hockey were largely responsible for the return of the Old Boys' 
Cup to its home. 


I. A. BARCLAY, Defence, 3rd year on team. Managed to fulfil his position well and 
was the backbone of the defence. There is still, however, room for improvement 
in his skating. 

D. G. WEARY, Goal, 2nd year on team. A reliable goaler who would be even better 
if he learned to control his rebounds more. 

J. A. MACGOWAN, Centre, 2nd year on team. Improved in every way from the 
previous year, he was instinctively in the right place at the right time, and pulled 
the team out of a hole more than once. 

J. S. DREW, Right Wing, 1st year on team. Was one of the stars of the season and 
provided the necessary punch on Right Wing that had been lacking for a 
number of years. He was c strong skater with a tricky shot, but his attitude 
towards the game could be improved. 

W. A. GRANT, Centre, 2nd year on team. Playing in a position that he was not 
accustomed to, he capably centred the first line. 

C. R. BURROWS, Left Wing, 2nd year on team. A very smooth player whose com- 
bination with MacGowan was exceptionally good. The experience gamed this 
year should be very valuable next season. 


J. A. SMART, Right Wing, 1st year on team. Was very inexperienced at start of 
season, but as it progressed he turned into a good defensive player. 

D. MACLAREN, Defence, 2nd year on team. A useful player who acquired a poke- 
check that broke up numerous dangerous rushes. 

J P. THOMAS, Defence, 1st year on team. As the season progressed he turned into 
a very useful defenceman with a fair shot, but was determined to be the "bad 
man" of the team at all costs. 

HERSEY, Defence, 1st year on team. Possessed a hard shot and played well when 
called upon. 

BAILEY, Utility, 1st year on team. Handicapped by his light weight he took care of 
himself very well. He should have gamed a certain amount of experience for 
next year. 

WOOD, Spare Goaler, 1st year on team. A good goaler, but unfortunately he never 
took the game seriously. 

By T. T. Shields, Esq., Coach 1939. 

R. B. MAIN (Captain), Left Wing, 3rd year on team. One of the most valuable 
players on the team during the past two seasons. A great team player whose 
individual ability and leadership was undoubtedly a major factor in the success 
enjoyed by the team of 1938-1939, he was one of the highest scorers. Main 
had the knack of securing goals at opportune times, several of which were vital 
to Ashbury's chances at the moment. The fact that the Old Boys' Association's 
cup came home this year bears witness to excellent captaincy and, in itself, is 
a testimonial to Main's ability as leader of the Ashbury team. 

Great credit is due Borden for the time and effort expended in managing the 


By T. T. Shields, Esq. 

TWO clean-cut and decisive victories which brought about the return of the 
Ashbury Old Boys' Cup after an absence of four years, can undoubtedly be 
listed as the mcjor accomplishment of the team representing the school in the 
1938-39 season. These two triumphs topped an impressive list of seasonal activities, 
with the team having a record of thirteen wins and two losses in fifteen engagements 
during the course of the hockey seoson 

With the nucleus of a good team left over from the previous year, success at- 
tended the efforts mode to round out a strong squad, and it can be truthfully said 
that the 1938-39 team at Ashbury College was a distinct credit to the school and 
one quite capable of competing in Interscholastic competition among boys of their 


age. The team was too powerful for inter-school opposition in the Cup matches, and 
definitely showed class in some of the exhibition fixtures arranged. 

The season's program also worked to the advantage of the team. An early 
start was made and the players encountered opposition of a kind in exhibition games 
that fitted them for their important cup games later on. The result was tha't Ash- 
bury was at peak form when they played Bishop's College School, and able to carry 
through to victory against Lower Canada College despite the handicap of being 
below strength in this match. 

A slight re-arrangement of plans in connection with the Cup games also turned 
out for the best. Circumstances prevented Lower Canada College from keeping 
their original date with Ashbury College in Montreal, and the powerful Westmount 
High School team was substituted. While Westmount scored a decisive victory, this 
defeat gave the Ashbury team a taste of stern competition and was the medium of 
gaming valuable experience. 

In the first Cup match. Bishop's College School visited Ottawa, and went down to 
defeat by an 8-1 score. In a keen game in which the team showed fine co-operation 
and spirit, the visitors were outplayed and decisively beaten, Ashbury increasing a 
marked margin of superiority as the game progressed. Weary's fine work baffled 
B.C.S. at all stages, and the remainder shared starring honors in the well-deserved 

The second Cup match was not played until almost a month had elapsed, and 
illness weakened the Ashbury team for this fixture with Lower Canada College, 
which was also played in Ottawa. Severely handicapped, the team gave a sterling 
display of school spirit, and every man went all out in assisting in registering a 3-0 
triumph that completed the Cup victory for the season. The shutout speaks fc 
the fine game played by our reliable goaler, while Main, MacGowan and Thomas were 
outstanding in their efforts. 

An indication of the team's improvement over the previous season can be 
gathered from early-season activities in exhibition contests. A junior team from 
Eastview afforded us keen opposition the previous winter, but they were defeated this 
season in such fashion that it was regretfully found necessary to discontinue practice 
games with them in order that sterner competition might be obtained. 

After three triumphs over Eastview, and a fourth victory over a Pick-Up side 
Ashbury met a strong University of Ottawa team and scored a clever 3-1 triumph' 
This was followed by a 4-3 win against the R.C.A.F. No. 1 depot team, which was 
quite a notable triumph The RC A.F. team, members of the National Defence 
Hockey Leogue, numbered several players of senior calibre among their side, and 
Drew's three goals, plus one by MacGowan, carried our team through to a well- 
earned victory. 

The only two reverses of the season then followed in succession. The first was 
at the hands of a strengthened University of Ottawa team, 5-1, in which the victors 


outplayed us. Followed a visit to Montreal for the Lower Canada College date, with 
Westmount High School substituting as our opposition, and we met defeat, 7-1 . The 
home team got away to a flying start, securing five goals in the first few minutes 
before Ashbury settled away, but our team was outscored only 2-1 in the final fifty 
minutes of play, and might well have won the match had they been off to a better 
start. No blame could be attached to any individual for the defeat, the team as a 
whole being unable to find their bearings in the opening few minutes. 

A second game was played with the R.C.A.F. No. 1 Depot team, and another 
fine win was recorded for Ashbury. It should be mentioned here that the R.C.A.F. 
team on this occasion had no less than five Senior City League players in their line- 
up, but Ashbury came from behind to defeat them, 6-4. Mam scored three valuable 
goals in this game, with Drew, MacGowan and Barclay getting the others, the lasi 
^omed playing an outstanding game throughout. 

The Cup victory over Bishop's College School came next, with a visit from Trinity 
College School following. The visitors assumed an early lead, and Ashbury was hard 
pressed and had to stage a three-goal rally in the third period to finish in a four-all 
tie at the expiration of full time. The overtime period saw Ashbury score two more 
goals to triumph, 6-4, for one of the team's best victories of the season. Drew, three; 
MacGowan, two, and Mam were the scorers. 

The Kappa Alpha team, of McGill University, visited us late m February, and a 
6-2 victory for Ashbury was the result. MacGowan, three, Drew, Main and Grant 
were the scorers in an enjoyable contest that held keen interest for the players. 

Our final engagement of the season was the Cup game with Lower Canada 
College, m Ottawa, and Ashbury's 3-0 triumph was more impressive than the score 
shows Rising to the occasion, Ashbury met a critical situation in the team's season, 
as It was a weakened squad that faced Lower Canada. Moin, two, and Mac- 
Gowan were the scorers in this victory that assured the return of the Ashbury Old 
Boys' Cup to the school. 

It is my opinion that the 1938-39 Ashbury College team was one of the best to 
represent the school in recent years. There is no doubt in my mind but that they 
were capable of performing with distinction and success in Interscholastic competi- 
tion in Ottawa and district, and it was regretted that a return game could not have 
been arranged with Westmount High School. A second test against this strong side 
would have been a decisive indication of the team's real strength 

A recapitulotion of the season's activities shows that we won both Cup games 
ployed and were returned victorious in nine of eleven exhibition matches In Cup 
fixtures we outscored our opposition, 11-1, and hod a total of 80 goals for and 33 
goals against us for the entire season 


The team's engagements are listed herewith; 

(Cup games) 
Ashbury College, 8; Bishop's College School, 1. 
Ashbury College, 3; Lower Canada College, 0. 

(Exhibition games) 
Ashbury College, 12; Eastview, 0. 
Ashbury College, 4; Eastview, 2. 
Ashbury College 6; Pick-Ups, 2. 
Ashbury College, 20; Eastview, 2. 
Ashbury College, 3; University of Ottawa, 1 . 
Ashbury College, 4; R.C.A.F. No. 1 Depot, 3. 
University of Ottawa, 5; Ashbury College, 1. 
Westmount High School, 7; Ashbury College, 1. 
Ashbury College, 6; R.C.A.F. No. 1 Depot, 4. 
Ashbury College, 6; Trinity College School, 4. 
Ashbury College, 6; Kappa Alpha (Old Boys), 2. 


HOME vs. U. OF 0. 
Won 3- 1. 

On Wednesday January 18th, the School added another victory to its laurels in 
an exhibition game with the University of Ottawa team. It was a fast cicse game 
from start to finish featured by the outstanding work of the rival goalers, Doug. Weary 
and George White. 

Ashbury opened the scoring in the first period when Charlie Burrows on a long 
forward pass from Ian Barclay went close in on the University net and beat White 
with a clean shot. 

After a scoreless second period, the U. of O. team evened it up early in the third, 
Guidon scoring off Scantland's pass. Four minutes after, on a five-man attack, Sid 
Drew scored with a high shot into the net. Jimmy MacGowan clinched the verdict late 
in the period, converting Barclay's rebound into the School's third goal. 

HOME vs. U OF 0. 

Lost 5- 1. 

An improved Ottawa University team handed the School their first defeat of 
this season, winning, on February 1st, a fast and well played game by the score of 
5-1. The School started well, but their older and more experienced opponents, 
out-skated and out-played them in the final stages of the game. 



Bernie Lebarge was the University's marksman, while Jimmy MacGowan, on a 
smart combination play with Charlie Burrows, got the goal that saved the school 
from being shut out. 

Unfortunately the team came out of the game with two casualties, Weary 
receiving a dislocated little finger on his left hand, and Drew incurring a leg injury. 

HOME vs. B.C.S. 
Won 8-1. 

On Saturday, February 18th, Bishop's College School came to Ottawa in defence 
cr the Ashbury Old Boys' Cup which they had held for the last two seasons. 

The game started off very fast and only a minute had gone when Captain Bob 
Mam scored the first goal. A few minutes later Drew, on an assist by Mam, put 
Ashbury two ahead. Near the end of the period Norsworthy of Bishop's scored the 
only tally of the game for his side leaving Ashbury up by the score of 2-1 . 

The next period saw a tightening up of the playing of both teams and it was 
half over when Grant rammed the puck home to make the score 3-1. A little later, 
when Ashbury was a man short, Thomas went the length of the ice to put the school 
three goals to the good. The final goal of the period was scored by MacGowan with 
only a few seconds to go. Score 5-1 . 

Ashbury opened the third period playing fast offensive hockey, MacGowan, 
Grant and Drew ramming in three goals within two minutes. The rest of the period 
they were forced to play a defensive game to ward off the B.C S.' attacks but emerged 
victorious to the score of 8-1 , 

HOME vs. T.C.S. 
Won 6 - 4. 

On Saturday, February 24, Ashbury defeated Trinity College School 6-4. 

The visitors went to a first period lead with Jim Warburton getting the goal 
but this was soon evened up by one of Drew's talleys. Cailey, the T.C.S. right-winger 
put the puck in the net for the second time and T.C.S. were leading 2-1 at the end 
of the second period. 

There was only one goal scored during the second period This by Cailey for 
his second tally, making the score 3-1 for TC S 

Half way through the third p>eriod, Ashbury rallied and clicked home three goals 
in the space of a minute. The score was then 4-3, MacGowan got the first, Mam 
assisted Drew on the second, and Grant assisted Thomas on the third 

With twenty seconds left to ploy Warburton scored ogam making it a draw, thus 
forcing an overtime in which Drew and MacGowan scored to make the final score 
6-4 m Ashbury's favour 


HOME vs. OLD BOYS, WON 6 - 2 

By Frank Burrows, Esq. 

The game between the Old Boys— Kapps for the most part— and the School 
took place in the Auditorium on February 27th. Snelling, Blair and Courtney came 
to the rescue of the Kapps that journeyed up from Montreal, and formed our main 
offensive and defensive threat. 

The game was played on a Monday, and after a "restful" week-end the old 'uns 
took the ice full of confidence, not to be destroyed until the last moments of the game. 

The first period ended with the score even at 1 - 1, due mainly- to the fact that 
the Kapps gave all they had. The second period sow the oldsters slow up and the 
School, instead of behaving like gentlemen and slowing up too, put up a burst of 
speed.' The Old Boys, however, managed in some peculiar way to slip the disc post 
Weary into the net. This period ended with us in the lead, 2-1 . 

Two of the Kapps were now forced to retire for the remainder of the game 
Their endurance had been completely sapped. Taking advantage of this the School 
(the cods') soon put themselves in the lead and went on to win 6-2. Latest reports 
show no fatalities, and the Kapps are very much up and about again. The Kapps 
who played were as follows: Colder (captain*, Reynolds, Ferguson, Bishop, Ritchie 
and Burrows, and were ably supported by the aforementioned Ottawons, Snelling, 
Blair and Courtney. 

HOME vs. L.C.C. 
Won 3 - 0. 

This gome was played at the Auditorium on Saturday morning March 1 1 th. 
Two goals by our captain Bob Main and a third by Jimmy MacGowan carried the 
school to a decisive victory over Lower Canada. Although Ian Barclay and Syd Drew, 
stars of the team in previous triumphs this season, were ill, the weakened team put 
up staunch fight to win the game. 

The lone goal of the first period went to Bob Mam. A man short at the time. 
Main broke away clone, tricked the opposing defence and gave their goaler no 
chance with a sizzling shot from a difficult angle. 

Ashbury added a pair of goals in the second period to settle the issue. Mac- 
Gowan got the first, picking up a loose puck after Charlie Burrows had earned it 
to the defence and going in close to score a clever goal. The final score of the 
game came six minutes later when Mom duplicated his first period effort and tallied 
on a spectacular solo effort. 

The winning of this game brought bock to Ashbury the Old Boys' Cup absent 
since 1934. 

[381 ^^^ ASHBURIAN 

Won 4-3 

On Monday, January the thirteenth, the first game with the Air Force took 
place at the Auditorium. 

The two teams were well matched and the play evenly divided by both through- 
our the entire game. 

Ashbury took the lead in the first period on a goal by Drew. The Air Force 
struck back tying the score on a clever play by Duggon, unassisted. Drew once 
more came to the fore with a quick goal a few minutes before the period came to 
n close. 

The second period saw some fast hockey and the Air Force was soon rewarded 
on a score by Lagrave. Not long after this Drew, assisted by Grant come through 
with his third goal, performing the famous "hat trick." 

In the final period both teams were credited with one goal each, the first of 
these being scored by Duggan of the Air Force and the second by MocGowan for 

Won 6-4 

The second gome with the Air Force was played on Monday, February 13th, at 
ine Auditorium. 

The ice was fast and the teams in this game were as well matched as in our 
first game. 

By the end of the first period we had chalked up two goals and the Air Force 
one, our's scored by Main with Duggan coming through for the Air Force. 

In the remaining two periods, Drew, Barclay, Main and MocGowan added one 
goal apiece to our total, while Duggan, McNeely, and Lagrave were the scorers 
for the Air Force. 


The teams from both houses were very evenly matched, and provided a certain 
omount of excitement for the boys who naturally took great interest in their respec- 
tive houses. 

Woollcombe House won the series with two straight victories by scores of 3-2 
and 4-2 These scores indicate the close competition between the two teams, and 
it was due to the brilliant performance of Wood in the Connaught and Weary in 
the Woollcombe nets that they were not higher. 

We reproduce below an account of the final struggle, taken from the Ottawa 
Evening Citizen of Morch 30th. 


The House hockey championship of Ashbury College wos decided at the Audi- 
torium yesterday afternoon, when Woollcombe House posted their second consecutive 


Victory over Connaught House to take the honors for the year. Woollcombe 
followed up a 3-2 triumph on Tuesday by winning again yesterday 4-2, and thereby 
annexed the school championship. 

The winners went to the front in the first period on a goal by Charles Burrows, 
Jimmy MacGowan assisting, and this same combination made it 2-0 early in the 
second period. Two solo goals by Bob Mam made it 4-0 for Woollcombe be- 
fore Syd Drew broke the scoring ice for Connaught to leave the count 4-l' at the 
second intermission. The only counter of the last period went to Connaught, Ian 
Barclay converting Joe Thomas' pass into what proved to be the final goal of the 

Regain Coveted Cup 

Prior to the game the Ashbury College senior team posed for a picture, in which 
was included the Ashbury Old Boys' Cup which the team regained this season. Con- 
secutive victories over Bishop's College School and Lower Canada College brought 
the silverware back to Ashbury. 

The teams: 

Woollcombe House — Weary, goal; Hersey and Mam, defence; MacGowan, 
center; Smart and Burrows, wings; Bailey, Bronson, A. Wilson, Thomson and Good- 
win, subs. 

Connaught House — Wood, goal, Thomas and Barclay, defence; Grant, centre; 
Maclaren and Drew, wings; D. Viets, J. C. Viets, Winter, Heath, MacDonald, Sted- 

man and Chapman, subs. 

Referee — Tommy Shields. 

The following have been awarded their House Colours. 

Coiiiiaitcjhf House IVoollconibc House 

Grant Burrows 

Stedmon Wilgress I 

Wood Wilgress II 

Thomas Hertzberg 

Maclaren I Weary 

Viets I MacGowan 

Viets 1 1 Hersey 

McLaren II Smart 

McCallum Wallace 

Borden Branson 

Drew Thomson 

MacDonald Hughson 1 1 



Lost 3- 1. 

On February 4th, the Ashbury Intermediates played North Gower boy scouts on 
their local rink. 

It was cold crisp day and the ice was smooth and hard. 

The first goal was scored by North Gower during the first period and Bailey 
scored for Ashbury during the second, making the score 1-1. 

During the third period North Gower scored two more goals clinching the 
game 3-1 . 

Lost 2 - 0. 

On Tuesday, February 21st, the North Gower Wildcats, picked from the local 
scout troop played a return match with Ashbury on the Lindenlea rink. 

The ice was smooth and fast and as there was a feeling of do or die on both 
sides the game began very slowly. In the first period there was but one score by 
the North Gower team. The second period was scoreless with play more open and 
in the third North Gower succeeded in getting another goal to emerge the win- 
ners by 2-0. 

Lost 5-2. 

On Friday, March 7th, Ashbury College sent their Intermediate team to play 

The game was played under floodlights and the night was ideal. 

Thurso quickly got possession of the puck after the face-off and, on a very neat 
passing ploy, scored the first goal to be followed shortly by another, Ashbury rallied 
and were rewarded by a goal which the goalkeeper occidently kicked in after a hard 
shot. Heartened, Ashbury returned to the attack and Viets I scored on a beautiful 
pass from Bailey 

In the second period Thurso pressed and managed to score a goal. Through- 
nijt the rest of the period the play see-sawed back and forth 

The last period was marked by two goals, scored by Thurso, who outskated 
and outplayed Ashbury. The school, however, fought till the lost, but their efforts 
were in vain as the game ended 5-2 for Thurso. 



Lost 8 - 0. 

This game, the only one played against Selwyn House this season, was played 
with great zest on all sides, but with a lack of cooperation on the part of the 
Ashburians. The scoring opened only a few minutes after the start of the game 
with a goal by a Selwyn House forward, after which Leonowens, goaler for Ashbury, 
was peppered with long high shots from near centre ice, which owing to the superior 
accuracy of the team and partly to tricky lighting in the Coliseum, nearly all found 
their mark in the back of the net. The Selwyn House goalie was not very busy, 
having but one shot from Winter to worry about. When the smoke cleared away, 
we found ourselves trounced to the tune of 8-0, but soon forgot our defeat when 
invited to sumptuous repast at the Queens Hotel by Mr. Wanstall, Headmaster of 
Selwyn House. 



HIS year, for the first time, skiing was indulged in by the Boys really seriously, 
not |ust as a between games sport, and the results reflect most creditably on 
the effort exoended. 

Here is an extract from an Ottawa paper at the beginning of the season: 


Last season in the inter-city high school ski meet at the Seigniory Club, Ashbury 
College of Rockcliffe proved the surprise package of the tournament as they defeated 
Montreal High School and pushed Glebe Collegiate hard for championship honors. 

Encouraged by their success last season, Ashbury College are taking part in 
this year's meet with the hope of making as good a showing, with such capable ski- 
men as Victor "Mcny" Wilgress, Edward "Ted" Wilgress, Ian Barclay and Donald 
Maclaren. Ian Barclay will captain the team taking part in the cross-country, 
down-hill and slalom racing events comprising the tournament. Much is expected 
of "Mony" Wilgress who in the Frank E. Ault high school downhill and slalom tour- 
nament at Skiskule last month placed well up with the leaders, despite the fact that 
more than 80 high school skiers participated in the meet. 

A brief resume of the three intercollegiate meets is published below. 



The competition for the Southam cup, which is presented annually to a four man 
team for the best aggregate time in a cross country ski race, was held under the 
auspices of the Ottawa Ski Club in the vicinity of Camp Fortune. 

The weather was fairly mild but with a little wax the running was perfect. 
^^ere were forty-four entrants in the race and Ashbury entered two teams. 

The Number One team composed of Ion Barclay, Donald Maclaren, Victor Wil- 
gress and Robert Stedman finished fourth in team placing, and the best individual 
placing for the School went to Wilgress, who finished eleventh. 

Number Two team was made up of Tom Read, Hugh MacDonald, Peter Viets 
and Geoffrey Hughson. This team, in spite of the efforts of two of the members 
who placed well up in the list finished in the last place in the team result. 


This trophy race was unfortunately held on the same day as the Westmount 
nigh hockey match, and consequently we were only able to raise a team composed 
of the first and second teams that were not playing in Montreal 

For many of us it was the first attempt in a competitive down hill and slalom 
ski race, but nevertheless we fared fairly well considering the competition. 

When we got up there we all felt rather doubtful about entering, especially 
when we saw the contestants going straight down the course without a fall. How- 
ever, we thought if we fell at every flag, which some of us did, we could not fail but 
finish at least. We did just that. 


On January 21st, Ashbury senr in a ream in an endeavour to capture the Baird 
trophy, and managed to place a good third. The team consisted of Barclay (Cap- 
tain), Wilgress I, Maclaren I, Wilgress II, and, like the Southam cup races, it was 
held ot Camp Fortune. The cup was for the combined slalom and down hill, with 
only the first five teams of the down hill allowed to run in the slalom. Fortunately 
out of the sixty competitors our team came fifth, and was thereby able to compete 
in the slalom course, which was held on Travellers Hill In this event we were able, 
through the combined efforts of V. Wilgress, Barclay, Maclaren and E Wilgress to 
place second and thereby come third in the combined events 


We reprcC'-.ce trom the Ottawa Ltiizcii tneir account of the meet, which 
WooMcombe House quite easily won 



Wcollcombe House won major honors Saturday as Ashbury College students held 
their annual ski tournament at Skiskule on the Meach Lake road. Let by Victor 
Wilgress, an Ottawa student who captured individual honors by amassing a point 
score of 283.3 in the cross-country, downhill and slalom racing events that corriprised 
the meet, Woollcombe House counted many valuable points towards the Wilson 
Shield, their friendly rivals from Connaught House pressing them closely in all events. 

Wilgress, by leading the field in the grand aggregate, earned the right to hold 
the Skiing Cup last competed for in 1936 and won at that time by Lee SneHing. 
Ian Barclay of Montreal, was runner-up in the grand aggregate with 268.9 points, 
end Charlie Burrows third with 235.9. 

Wilgress was the standout skier in the large entry list, placing first in the 3-mile 
cross-country race in the excellent time of 27 minutes, 44 seconds and finishing in 
a tie for first place in the downhill test as he and Ian Barclay negotiated one of the 
difficult Skiskule downhill runs in the good time of 51 seconds. Teddy Wilgress was 
first in the slalom race, covering the flag-dotted course in 1 mm, 10 seconds. Victor 
Wilgress being second 

Nicholas M Archdale, headmaster of Ashbury, was in charge of the tourna- 
ment and was assisted by Bud Clark, who kindly placed the facilities of Skiskule at 

the disposal of the Ashbury College students. 

Following are the results: 

3-Mile Cross-Country 

1— Victor Wilgress, Ottawa, Woollcombe House 27.44 100% 

2 — Robert Stedman, Ottawa, Connaught House 27.46 99.95 

3 — Ian Barclay, Montreal, Connaught House 28.25 97.5 

4— Charlie Burrows, Ottawa, Woollcombe House 28.44 96.6 

5 — Frank Chapman, Montreal, Connaught House 30.28 91.15 

6— J. C "Pete" Viets, Ottawa, Connaught House 30.44 90.4 

7— Angus Wilson, Ottawa, Woollcombe House 31.05 89.3 

8— L. "Josie" McCallum, Mexico City, Connaught House 31.39 87.6 

9 — Don Maclaren, Ottawa, Connaught House 32.33 85.3 

Downhill Race 

1— Victor Wilgress, Ottawa, Woollcombe House -- 51.0 100% 

1 — Ian Barclay, Montreal, Connaught House 51.0 100% 

3 — Charlie Burrows, Ottawa, Woollcombe House 59.3 86.0 

4 — Geoffrey Hughson, Ottawa, Woollcombe House 1.01.1 83.5 

5— Teddy Wilgress, Ottawa, Woollcombe House - 1.01.3 83.25 


6 — Don Maclaren, Ottawa, Connaught House 1.01.4 83.15 

7 — Robin Stedman, Ottawa, Connaught House 1.37.1 52.15 

8_Angus Wilson, Ottawa, Woollcombe House 1 .40.0 51 .0 

9_R B. "Bob" Mam, Montreal, Woollcombe House -•-- 1 .41 .2 50.4 

10_j. c. Viets, Ottawa, Connaught House 1.54.3 44.6 

]1 — L. McCallum, Mexico City, Connaught House 1.59.0 42.8 

Slalom Race 

1— Teddy Wilgress, Ottawa, Woollcombe House 1.10.0 100% 

2— Victor Wilgress, Ottawa, Woollcombe House 1.24.0 83.3 

3 — Ian Barclay, Montreal, Connaught House 1.38.0 71.4 

4 — Geoffrey Hughson, Ottawa, Woollcombe House 1.45.2 66.5 

5 — Don Maclaren, Ottawa, Connaught House 1 .46.0 66.0 

6 — Charlie Burrows, Ottawa, Woollcombe House 2.12.0 53.0 

7 — Frank Chapman, Montreal, Connaught House 2.16.0 51.45 

8--J. C. Viets, Ottawa, Connaught House _ --'- 2.18.4 50.6 

8— R. B. Main, Montreal, Woollcombe House 2.18.4 50.6 

10— Angus Wilson, Ottawa, Woollcombe House 2.26.0 47.9 

11— Robert Stedman, Ottawa, Connaught House 2.42.2 43.15 

' — L. McCallum, Mexico City, Connaught House 2.53.0 40.0 

Skiing Cup Aggregate 

House Country 

— Victor Wilgress, Ottawa, Woollcombe House 100% 

' — -Ian Barclay, Montreal, Connaught House -. 97.5 

' — Charlie Burrows, Ottawa, Woollcombe House 96.6 
1— Don Maclaren, Ottawa, Connaught House ... 85. 3 
— Robert Stedman, Ottawa, Connaught House .. 99.95 
-Angus Wilson, Ottawa, Woollcombe House . 89.3 

-J. C. Viets, Ottawa, Connaught House 904 

•) — Teddy Wilgress, Ottawa, Woollcombe House 

' L McCallum, Mexico City, Connaught House 87.6 

'-- -G Hughson, Ottawa, Woollcombe House 

— Frank Chapman, Montreal, Connaught House 91.15 
? — R B Mam, Montreal, Woollcombe House 









































THE Badminton season this year was entered into with more zest than usual due 
to the lateness of Spring and the inability of anybody to take part in any 
other form of sport; the rinks were gone and slush abounded. 

In the Senior Singles Hertzberg triumphed over Burrows, after a hard struggle. 
Hertzberg's style was greatly admired, as greatly as Burrows's pluck and the splendid 
opposition he showed. 

In the Junior Singles, MacDonald managed to beat Lawrence II only after some 
close games. 

In the Doubles, Barclay and Grant beat Hertzberg and McCallum to win the 
Senior trophy, and Brown and Lawrence II beat MacDonald and Hughson II to win 
the Junior trophy. 

Besides the championship matches many friendly games were enjoyed, and at 
the week-ends the court was usually occupied. 


THE Cross Country Races were held on the morning of March 13th. It was a 
perfect day for the races, sunny but not hot, and the firsts reflected this. 

The Junior course, as last year, was around MacKay Lake, the Intermediate 
about two m,les shorter than the Senior and in the same general direction. The 
Senior course was to the Airport and return by a different route, a total distance of 
about five miles Stedman broke the record m this event, and great credit is due 
him for the excellent time he made, two minutes less than the School's previous 
best time. 

The results of the three Cross Countries is given below. It will be noticed that 
in the total aggregate points Connaught House beat Woollcombe by only seven 






Time * 





27 m 

1 sees. 

House Scoring 





28 " 
30 " 

58 " 
21 " 

10 points for 1st. 
7 " " 2nd 


Wilgress 1 


31 " 

2 " 

5 " " 3rd. 


Maclaren 1 
Wilgress 11 
Wilson 1 


31 " 

31 " 
31 " 

10 " 
28 " 
30 " 

1 point within 10 m. of 




32 " 

47 " 




33 " 

20 " 




33 " 

38 " 


Viets 1 


33 " 

59 " 




34 " 

10 " 




34 " 

40 " 


Wilson II 


34 " 

52 " 


House Scoring 




21 m 

. 23 sees. 

-7 points for 1 St. 




21 " 

50 " 

5 " " 2nd. 


Viets II 


21 " 

58 " 

3 " " 3rd. 




22 " 

41 " 

1 point within 7 m. of 




23 " 





23 " 

50 " 




25 " 

26 " 




30 " 

5 " 


House Scoring 


Lawrence 1 1 



. 47 sees. 

5 points for 1st. 




12 " 

49 " 

3 " " 2nd. 




13 " 

16 " 

2 " " 3rd. 




13 " 

45 " 

1 point within 5 m. of 

C Cc 

)nnaught: 35 points 


Final House Assessment 

.V . w 

oollcombe: 28 


of Points 


Here is the Citizen report of the annual sports. It is interesting to notice the 
ecords broken, which made it one of the most successful meets the School has en- 
oyed for some years. 




Captures Fleming Cup for Outstanding Performances in Senior Division. 

C. R. Burrows, Intermediate, Wins Wright Cup, and J. C. McLaren, Junior, Takes 

Aylwin Cup. Competition Held Before a Large Crowd. 

Three new sports records were established by W. A. Grant at Ashbury College 
yesterday afternoon, when the annual athletic day was held on the spacious lawns 
of the school before a distinguished gathering of parents and guests. Twenty-nine 
events in all were completed, and, from every standpoint, the day was a huge success 
At the conclusion of the contests, various cups, shields and prizes, emblematic of 
athletic supremacy in the school, were presented. Mrs. G. P. Woollcombe, wife of 
the first headmaster, made the presentations, assisted by N. M. Archdale, head- 

Each event was keenly contested by the entrants, and the large gathering who 
witnessed them warmly applauded winners and losers alike for their sporting efforts. 

A cloudless day, with the warmth of the sun tempered by a cool breeze blowing 
across the green sward of the school grounds, prevailed, and conditions were abso- 
lutely ideal for the running of the events. 

Wins Fleming Cup. 

For his outstanding performances. Grant was awarded the Fleming Cup for 
establishing the highest aggregate points in the senior sports. He chalked up a new 
record for the school of 10 3-5 seconds in the 100 yards senior race lopping off a 
fifth of a second from the old record of 10 4-5 seconds. 

In the 220 yards senior race he established his second new record by making his 
dash in 24 seconds, a fifth of a second faster than the old record of 24 1-5 seconds. 
His third new record was made in the broad jump, senior. Grant leaped 19 feet 9 
inches in this to beat the old record of 19 feet 4 inches. He also placed first in the 
440 yards, senior, and second in the 1 10 yards hurdles, senior. 

Burrows Is Star. 

In the intermediate events, C. R Burrows was awarded the Wright Cup by virtue 
of his wins in the 440 yards, the high jump and throwing the cricket ball, end b> 
gaining second place in the 110 yards hurdles, and third place in the 220 yards, the 
high jump, senior, and the 100 yards, intermediate. 

The Aylwin Cup for highest aggregate points in junior sports, was won by J. C. 
McLaren. He placed first in the 100 yards, the long jump, and second in the obstacle 
race and the 80 yards hurdles. 

Stedman and Wood. 

R W. Stedman won the Beardmore Cup which goes to the winner of the senior 
880 yards race, while the Read Cup was won by T. R Wood for placing first in the 
senior high jump. 


Other cups were presented for events held previously, as follows, Kerr Cup, senior 
cross country, R. W. Stedman; Irvine Cup, intermediate cross country, C. R. Burrows; 
junior cross country award, R. G. R. Lawrence; and senior ski trophy, V. J. Wilgress. 

The Results. 

100 yards, senior — 1, W. A. Grant; 2, R. B. Mam; 3, F. E. Bronson. 

100 yards, intermediate — 1, F. E. Bronson; 2, H. MacDonald; 3, C. R. Burrows. 

100 yards, junior— 1, J. C. McLaren; 2, K. Lecnowens; 3, D. M. Key. 

75 yards, under 12—1, D. M. Key; 2, J. Abbott-Smith; 3. W. Arnold. 

Throwing the cricket ball, junior — 1, D. M. Key; 2, R. G. R. Lawrence; 3, K. 

High )ump, senior — 1, T. R. Wood; 2, J. S. Drew; 3, C. R. Burrows. 

Long jump, junior — I, J. C. McLaren; 2, K. Abbott-Smith; 3, D, M. Key. 

One mile, open — 1, R. W. Stedman; 2, L. J. McCallum; 3, D. Maclaren. 

220 yards, senior— 1, W. A. Grant; 2, R. B. Mam; 3, J. K. C. Wallace. 

220 yards, intermediate — 1, F. E. Bronson; 2, H. McDonald; 3, C R. Burrows. 

220 yards, junior — 1, J. C. McLaren; 2, K. Leonowens; 3, E. B. Thomson. 

Throwing the cricket ball, senior — 1, J. S, Drew; 2, T. R. Wood; 3, R. J. Thomson. 

High jump, intermediate — 1, C R. Burrows; 2, B. P. Mordy; 3, G. D. Hughson. 

High jump, junior — 1, J. C McLaren, 2, R. G. R. Lawrence; 3, J. Howe. 

880 yards, senior— 1, R. W. Stedman, 2, L. J. McCallum; 3, J. S. Drew. 

Long jump, intermediate — 1, F. E. Bronson; 2, H. McDonald; 3, B. P. Mordy. 

Obstacle race, junior — 1, D. M. Key; 2, J. C. McLaren; 3, K. Leonowens. 

Long jump, senior — 1, W. A. Grant; 2, R. B. Mam; 3, J, S. Drew. 

80 yards hurdles, junior— 1, R G. R. Lawrence, 2, J. C. McLaren; 3, W. Arnold. 

110 yards hurdles, intermediate — 1, F. E. Bronson; 2, C. R. Burrows; 3, G. D. 

1 10 yards hurdles, senior — 1, R, B. Mam; 2, W. A. Grant; 3, D. Maclaren. 

Throwing the cricket ball, intermediate— 1, C. R. Burrows; 2, H. MacDonald; 
3, J. Thomas. 

Olds boys' race— 1, L. F. Burrows, 2, W. H. Ellis; 3, A. Perley-Robertson. 

440 yards, intermediate—!, C R. Burrows; 2, B. Heath; 3, R. D. Viets. 

440 yords, senior— 1, W. A. Grant; 2, R. J. Thomson, 3, D. G. Weary. 

Obstacle, senior— 1, L. J McCallum; 2, J. A. Smart; 3, G. Green. 

Tug-of-war, inter-house, Connaught House. 

Relay race, inter-house, Woollcombe House. 

Obstacle race, intermediate— 1, H, MacDonald, 2, R. D. Viets, 3, B. P. Mordy. 

Officials— Judges, J W. Johnson, A. D Brain, A A. V. Waterfield and E 
Mercer, storter, J W Johnson, time-keeper, W A. G McLeish, recorder, H. M 



Reviewed by A. B. R. Lawrence 

UNDER the distinguished patronage of Their Excellencies the Governor General 
and the Lady Tweedsmuir, and in the immediate presence of Her Excellency, 
Ashbury College for the third consecutive year gathered its talent together to 
present three one-act plays. They were received by a larger audience than in pre- 
vious years, which naturally gives great encouragement to those Masters and Boys 
who have worked so hard in the last few years to improve the standard of acting in 
the School and to present a programme of greater general appeal to its audience. 

Variety has been the key note of the School's recent presentation, and Mr. 
Pcrritt, as director of two plays and general manager of the Ashbury theatre, has 
found that three one-act plays afford more scope for histrionics than a full length 
play. This year's program moved from tragedy in Hamlet, through farce in Vice 
Versa, to Barne's fine little drama. The Will. 

The fifth act of Hamlet was the first play of the evening. It ran both smoothly 
and with pace, and showed in quality the great time which had been spent in re- 

Maclaren, as Hamlet for the second time, has stepped forward from his fine 
performance last year to correct by experience what faults he had as the Prince 
last year, and to add much to his genuine acting ability. His carriage was good 
and he gave strength and meaning to his well spoken lines. In such a passage as 
his eulogy of the dead Yorick, he excelled and the use of his hands was throughout 
conspicuously right. His control in the duelling scene put an end to any inclination 
the scene has to become absurd, and his delivery of the final soliloquy, when the dying 
Hamlet lies supported by his friend Horatio, was most moving. 

Horatio, as portrayed by Hertzberg, never tended to "steal the show" from 
Hamlet, and his patience and common sense as brought out by Hertzberg was a 
fine foil for the highly strung Hamlet. 

Laertes, the brother of the unfortunate Cphelia, was played by Eric Earnshaw in 
his "first appearance on any Canadian stage." His portrayal brought out fully the 
emotions of remorse and despair, and except for some lines where he was hard to 
hear, he performed with ability and distinction and was an admirable counterpart 
to Maclaren's Hamlet. His handling of the foils in the duel scene is to be com- 

The King and Queen were played by Cowans and Curry respectively. Cowans 
was superbly made up as the cruel, merciless ruler and he played well, never making 
the mistake of over emphasizing the villain too much, but kept the part in true propor- 
tion. Michael Curry has the first attribute in pleasing any audience, an accom- 






plished and clear voice. His lines were always heard by the listeners and again this 
year he improved his undoubted talent. 

Tom Read is to be congratulated for an excellent thumb nail sketch. He played 
Osric, an effeminate fop, a courtier. His motions and affected voice made the 
part outstanding He started work on his part only two weeks before the perform- 
ance, filling the place of Lawrence, who had unfortunately broken his leg. 

Hersey acted the part of the obviously well-fed priest. His action was com- 
petent and the fulsome church dignitary was realistic. 

McCallum, seen so often in the Ashbury presentations, became the pedantic 
but witty old grave-digger to the life. The laughter of the audience was proof of 
his success in the role. The 2nd grave-digger, a small part, was played by Borden. 

The Bearers were Brown and Viets II, the guards Burrows and Weary, and as 
the corpse of Ophelia, Howe did not make the mistake of looking afraid lest the 
Bearers should drop him. 

The costuming of this play was most effective, the colors were well chosen and 
in character, and with the help of good lighting and grouping the general effect 
was definitely artistic. The last scene with the duel and subsequent difficult stage 
pictures was particularly notable, and the natural tendency to make the corpse- 
strewn stage appear slightly ridiculous was overcome to a remarkable degree. 

The play was produced by Mr. Porritt. 

Vice Versa was the farce. Most of us know this story of English schoolboy life, 
of the father who tells his son how schooldays are the best of a man's life and wishes 
he could take his son's place, unmindful that he is holding a wishing stone. The 
complications which come when the father goes back to school are very funny. 

Bultitude, the ponderous old businessman father, was played by Mordy. He 
sustained the character very well and may be commended for not falling into the 
trap of burlesquing the part. His enunciation was very good and his strong voice 
helped top off a fine performance. 

Hughson II, as his son Dick Bultitude, acted the schoolboy who takes his father's 
place and enjoys the change of bodies. He played the part intentionally casually 
and spoke his part and showed his emotions as a schoolboy would. His lines were 
light and frivolous and he did not try to make them sound as though they were other- 

Eliza, the housemaid, played by a boy dressed up in all the appropriate trim- 
mings cannot help but be a marvellous sight, and Phillips, as the servant, certainly 
produced an effect on the audience. 

Tipping and Dulcie, as played by Goodwin and Newcombe, brought in the love 
interest. Goodwin was the very soul of jealousy, and sight of Newcombe in short 
skirts and braided hair will not be easily forgotten by any of us. 






McLaren as Chawner, the school sneak, acted well and completed a good 
young cast. 

This ploy was a vehicle of the School's raw material, most of the boys never 
having been on a stage before, and somewhat naturally it lacked the polish of the 
other plays. 

The wisdom of choosing an English schoolboy story may be doubted,* for on 
more than one occasion the English slang made lines sound queer and silly to 
Canadian ears. 

The handling of the large cast was very good, but it appeared to this writer 
that the make-up was used with a somewhat too liberal hand, or possibly the lighting 
was too strong. Mr. Waterfield is to be congratulated, however, on the success of 
a decidedly difficult undertaking. 

The last play of the evening. The Will, was the piece dc resistance. It offered 
many pitfalls into which the unskilled amateur could fall, and the avoidance of 
these traps reflect great credit on the director, Mr. Porritt. 

The story, briefly, concerns a young married couple who improve their position 
from a worldly point of view at the expense of the innate nice qualities they gave 
evidence of as a young married couple. With increase in wealth Philip Ross becomes 
even more grasping, and when he is knighted by the King, his greatest satisfaction 
lies in knowing that his wife has predeceased him and can not share the honour 
which he feels is entirely due to his own ability. 

As the unsympathetic Sir Philip, Grant gave a memorable performance. He is 
one of the players most often seen in Ashbury presentations. His acting is polished, 
and his ability was given a real test in The Will. We appreciate this when we 
realize that in this play he virtually must interpret three parts, so great are the 
character changes of Philip Ross through the years. This was Grant's last appear- 
ance in our plays and was a fitting climax to his many fine performances. 

Mrs. Ross was played by Max Hughson. As the weeping young bride he was very 
convincing and kept the part within bounds, avoiding all over-emphasis, a mistake 
which can easily ruin the whole tempo of the play. His costumes were most taste- 
fully selected and his motions and carnage brought them out fully. 

Viets I as Devizes Senior was a funny and lovable old gentleman and he played 
the role superbly. Viets has played such a personage several times, and by his 
modulation and humorous idiosyncracies he has the part down to a fine art. 
His carnage was the test, and he wore his Victorian and Edwardian clothes as 
though he really felt at ease in them. His closing scene was notable, and we were 
glad to hear that he has won the Porritt Cup for the best acting performance of 
the year. 

Barclay played the part of a pleasant young man in a pleasant, easy manner 
and showed genuine ability in this role He never seems to be uneasy on the stage 



and, with others, showed the fine work which only herd rehearsal can guarantee. 

Stedman gave us a fine little thumbnail sketch as the queer little clerk, Surfees, 
mat was genuinely moving in its poignancy. It was one of the highlights of the 

In this play Mr. Porritt, the producer, had a small cast, and actors of known 
ability. With these advantages he was able to stage an extremely fine play in as 
fine a fashion. This play had a finesse and polish much more than the usual play 
croduced by a school which has very little time to spend on serious dramatics. 

Make-up was important in this play, especially as the time changes in each 
scene are meant to show on tiae faces as well as in the acting of the players, and 
considering that only a few minutes were allowed to 'cge" the complete cast it 
\\ns very well done. 

Great credit is due Angus Wilson, the Stage Manager for all three plays, for 
the decor and sets. The difficulties presented by The Will were masterfully over- 
come, and a genuine air of realism prevailed, whether it -was the late '80s, the 
'urn of the century or the present day. 

We feel sure that the plays were liked by all present, and it is our hope that 
as the years go by they will maintain their present high standard. 

Two members of Remove in 1%0: 

"I am glad to find you as you are," said the old friend. "Your great wealth 
hasn't changed you." 

"Well," replied the candid millionaire, "it has changed me in one thing. I'm 
new eccentric where I used to be vulgar, and delightfully witty where I used to be 


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By J. E. Hyndman 

NOW that the long winter months are over and spring is with us onge more, 
the lure of the great out-of-doors is all too enticing, and the boys are 
tempted to forsake the library and to take advantage of the many opportuni- 
ties which the warm weather offers. However, although we too appreciate the call 
of spring, we would venture to remind them that to cultivate the habit of good read- 
ing IS wisdom and is never time wasted. 

The following is a list of the books added to the library during the term; 

Old JJ'iiic and Xc7.' by JJ^on.-ick Deeping. 

Margaret Ogilvy by J. M. Barrie. 

A Thin Ghost and Others by M. James. 

The Badminton Library, a z-olnme on fencing, boxing and i^'resthng. 

Social Credit by C. H. Douglas. 

Creerey's Life and Times by John Gore. 

Bartlett's ■' familiar Quotations." 

Mein Kampf by Adolph Hitler. 

Collected Poems of ITordsi^'orth. 

Once again we express our deep indebtedness to the Carnegie Endowment for 
International Peace for continuing to send us books dealing with Foreign and 
Domestic Affairs, the following of which have recently been received: 

The Crisis of Democracy by William Rap ford. 

Japan in China by T. A. Bissau. 

Peace with the Dictators by Xortnan Angell. 

Peace and Rearmament by Julia Johnson. 

The Mediterranean in Politics by Elizabeth Monroe. 

In these times of international crises, books along these lines should hold 
greater interest for us than ever before, for the future of democracy lies in the 
hands of youth, and he must educate himself in the study of international problems, 
and thereby acquire understanding of the needs of the world to-day. 

Finally we should like to thank the Headmaster and Mr. Porritt for their 
generous contribution to the library of the following English magazines^ The 
Tatler The Sketch and Punch. The Saturday Evening Post, The New Yorker, 
Natior^al Geographic, Life, Maclean's, and the Illustrated London News also appear 
regularly on the magazine tables. 



By Cadet Captain J. C. Viets 

THE King has come to Canada. This has been a gala year for the Cadet Corps, 
with opportunities to be of some real service to our King and Country; for the 
Corps was included in the Ottawa Garrison whose duty it was to line the Royal 
routes. On three occasions we formed a part of the double chain of soldiers through 
which Their Majesties passed; another time we ushered, through the kindness of 
Lieut.-Colonel W. G. Wurtele, M.C., V.D., A.D.C., when the Brigade of Canadian 
Guards Trooped the Colour at Parliament Hill on His Majesty's birthday; all these 
activities came in addition to our regular Inspection Parade, and a parade of the 
whole Garrison to Parliament Hill on the Sunday before the Royal Party reached 

If something has been achieved, then it is because of the whole-hearted co- 
operation and constant keeness with which each member of the Corps did his part. 
Every one worked hard all year, and how tired of it some of them must have been 
Gt times! Through the careful teaching and infinite patience of Captain Johnson, 
who took time from his very heavy school duties in order to instruct the Corps, we 
went to our parades feeling that we knew what we had to do, and how to do it. 

~^e Officers and N.C.O.s. To the officers, as always goes all the blame and some- 
times the credit for a parade. Since the last issue, to the four officers men- 
tioned therein, have been added four N.S.O.s. From the volunteer N.C.O.s' 
class, after no little consideration, Hertzberg and Wilgress I were selected, and 
the Headmaster approved their promotion to Cadet Sergeants. 

Cadet Lieut. Grant did the work of adjutant as well as that of second-in- 
command, and on inspection day, as Cadet Lieut. Stedman earned the Colour, 
Lieut Grant acted as No. 1 Platoon commander. Throughout the year Cadet 
Lieut. Maclaren and Cadet Lieut. Stedman were respectively in command of 
No. 1 and 2 Platoons During the Royal visit Lieut. Maclaren had charge of 
placing the markers for our positions along the routes. Lieut. Stedman carried 
the Colour on all occasions Attendance and punctuality were among the chief 
responsibilities of Cadet Battalion Sergeont-Mojor Barclay, while Cadet Quarter- 
master-Sergeant McCallum, whose splendid work in the Armouries deserves 
special mention, was responsible for the conditions and accounts of the equip- 
ment Cadet Sergeants Hertzberg and Wilgress I, who did their jobs thoroughly 
oil year, worked splendidly together and did their share of drilling the Corps 
with the confidence of veterans, on Inspection day For their keenness shown 
during training. Mam and Hersey were promoted to the rank of Cadet Colour- 



Officers and Warrant Officers 

Standing: Battalion Quartermaster-Sergeant L J. McCallum, Cadet Lieut. 
R W Stedman, Cadet Lieut. D Maclaren, Battalion Sergeant- 
Maior I. A Barclay, 

Seated: Cadet Lieut. VV. A. Grant, Cadet Capt. J. C. Viets 


Sergeants and had "the honourable distinction of attending the Colour." These 
were the Corps' officers, and an excellent job they did too' 

The Royal Visit: Their Majesties arrived in Ottawa at eleven o'clock on Friday, 
May 19th, and stayed until Sunday the 21st. On three occasions the Corps had 
the honour of lining the route over which our King and Queen passed, two of 
which occasions were on the one day, the first being the arrival in the morning, 
the second in the afternoon, when they went to Parliament Hill. To get into 
cur first position, we marched from School, through Government House grounds, 
to the east end of Sussex Street. The long wait was forgotten in the thrill of 
presenting arms as Their Majesties approached, and in seeing His Majesty 
salute smartly, and the Queen smile and wave graciously. There was no feeling 
of tiredness as we moved off to the old Rockcliffe car barn for lunch, which 
owing to the excellent staff work on the part of the Headmaster, was ready and 
waiting. Hot soup and ice-cream supplemented the "army ration" of sandwiches 
provided by the Dept. of Defence. After this, we took up our position by the 
old fire station on Sussex St. where we were On Duty for both the journey to 
Parliament Hill and that back again to Government House. On Saturday morn- 
ing we ushered when the Brigade of His Majesty's Canadian Guards 
Trooped the Colour. During this brilliant ceremony we sat on the grass and 
watched. The third occasion on which we lined the route was when Their 
Majesties drove to the station to take their leave of Ottawa. 

The Inspection: On Monday, May 29th, the Cadet Corps was inspected by Major- 
General H. F. H. Hertzberg, C.M.G., D.S.O., M.C., Quartermaster General of 
the Canadian Militia, who was accompanied by Lieut. -Colonel W. G. Wurtele, 
and attended by Captain P. M. Milette, Cadet Officer for Military District No. 
3. After we had been thoroughly inspected, the Corps marched past. Follow- 
ing this the Cadets demonstrated their ability in arms and marching drill, and 
the First Aid section, in stretcher drill. The inspection was brought to a close 
by a display of gymnastic work followed by the Inspecting Officer's remarks. 
Later General Hertzberg spoke to the Corps alone when he gave them some 
valuable pointers about soldiering, from which everyone benefited. 

■\ detail of the Drums, Governor Genergl's Foot Guards, by kind permis- 
iion of Colonel Wurtele, played while the Corps marched past, and without this 
the Inspection would probably not have reached the same high standard it did. 

rst Aid: Of the one senior and two jumor First Aid teams entered in the Wallace 
Rankine Nesbitt Trophy competition, the senior and one junior team were to 
have represented Military District No. 3 in the Dominion finals. However, 
owing to press of time, the senior teem only was able to take part. This team 
was tested by Col. Snell, of the St. John's Ambulance Association, who set c 
stiff problem involving two patients, in addition to separate tests for each 
member of the teom. Results of this competition cannot be published until 
August as Col. Snell still has to go as far west as Victoria, testing teams. 


Twenty-seven cadets tried the St. John's Ambulance Association's examina- 
tion, some for senior or junior certificates, some for vouchers, and one, Mc- 
Callum, for the medallion. Nineteen candidates were successful, and we were 
pleased and not a little proud to find McCallum's name among the nineteen. 
It is possible that this is the first time that a cadet in Canada has earned this 
coveted award. 

Shooting: So far there have been some very good scores in the Corps' shooting com- 
petition and it IS hoped that the results will not fall too far short of last year's 
excellent records. 

The Regiment: This year, as never before, the link joining the Corps to its affiliated 
Regiment, the Governor General's Foot Guards, has been made stronger. Dur- 
ing the winter three officers of the Corps, Grant, Barclay and Viets, enjoyed 
immensely attending a dinner at the Chateau, given by the Officers of the 
Guards. Col. Wurtele has asked that some of the Corps go with the Guards 
to camp this Summer and a number of the cadets will avail themselves 
of this excellent opportunity to take part in practical work. 

We doubt very much if any Officer Commanding his Regiment has taken 
a greater interest in an affiliated cadet corps than has Colonel Wurtele, and we 
should like, on behalf of the whole school, to tender him our thanks for the 

tremendous interest he has shown in Ashbury and the Corps. 

We are extremely proud of our connection with the Governor General's 
Foot Guards, and we were flattered by the part Col. Wurtele let us play when 
Their Majesties were in the Dominion Capital. We only hope we maintained 
the tradition of the Foot Guards. 

Captain Johnson: Our Instructor, who is in the Reserve of Officers, is to be con- 
gratulated on having successfully completed the theoretical portion of the 
Militia Staff course, including Military Law, Field Sketching and Map Reading, 
Military Organization, and Training for War. Captain Johnson incidentally, 
spent last summer studying at the Medical school of Columbia University, 
New York, obtaining firsts in Physiology and Human Anatomy. Capt. Johnson 
must be as pleased as we are to hear that Columbia is the only university Their 
Majesties will visit, officially, in North America. 

By Captain J. W. Johnson 

Cadet Corps Leader. One of these days the powers that be in the Department of 
Defence will realize that work such as Cadet Capt. J. C. Viets has done during 
the past year is of paramount importance, and therefore should be recognized, 
and by this recognition encouraged. The working out of a basis of some sort of 
efficiency certificate is tentatively suggested. Until such time, however, I am 
sure that every one in the School will join me in saying to one of the best Corps 
Leaders the Corps has hod, "Well done, Peter!" 



Reviewed by B. Heath 

ON the evening of Tuesday, February 7th, a demonstrated lecture was given in 
the theatre of the National Research Building by Dr. F. S, Goucher. Dr. 
Goucher, who is an expert from the Bell Telephone Laboratories in New York, 
gave a technical but very interesting discourse on the telephonic microphone, and 
by showing slides and performing a few experiments, gave the audience an excellent 
illustration of the development of the instrument since the time of Alexander 
Graham Bell. 

Dr. Goucher began his lecture with a brief account of the discoveries of Bell 
and the principles of his most famous invention. From this beginning he moved 
'jp the line, step by step, showing by means of slides, the way in which each in- 
.ention worked and the principle upon which each was based. But pictures were 
not all, for, to help him, Dr. Goucher had spread out, in a line on the table in front 
of him, some working models of the inventions of all the men who had made a 
definite contribution to the telephone's development. Each of these devices was con- 
ected by a series of wires to an apparatus placed by itself upon a stand. This 
tnachine had the power to take in sound, record it, and reproduce the same sound 
a few moments later, so that it can be clearly seen why it is frequently known as a 
"voice mirror." 

It was by means of this apparatus that Dr. Goucher was able to demonstrate 
the results obtained from various inventions, and a marked improvement could be 
noticed in each, as he took them in the order of their development. At the same 
time a scale, with an ever-climbing needle, showed the reasons for the modern tele- 
phone's indisputable superiority over the earlier types. 

While on the subject of sound and its transmission. Dr. Goucher performed 
another experiment. This time he had a short steel rail firmly supported on mount- 
ings and connected with the "voice mirror." It was also connected with a very 
delicate gauge which showed when the slightest force was exerted upon the roil. 
Dr Goucher, in carrying out his test, tapped the rail lightly with an insulated wire. 
The needle of the gauge jumped violently, and a few seconds later, sharp detonations 
came from the "voice mirror" 

Dr Goucher then concluded his lecture with an explanation of his last experi- 
ment, which left the audience slightly mystified, but barring a few technical terms, 
the explanation end development of the microphone was understood by everyone. 





By T. H. W. Read. 

IT IS not clear how they did it, but it was done. Particular blame falls on Stedman 
as the ring leader and master-mind of the affair, but Maclaren and McCallum 
were also implicated. Their work was good, one might almost say excellent, and 
the scheme was carried out with a thoroughness like to that with which King Cheops 
constructed his memorial tomb on the sands of Egypt and with which King Nebu- 
chadnezzar ate grass. They were speedy too, for by 8.30 p.m. all was in readiness 
for the evening; scarlet, white and green decorations hung from the lights and the 
sitting-out rooms were all in order. 

Mr. and Mrs. Archdale and Grant received the guests, who enjoyed a fine even- 
ing of dancing in the dining-room to the tunes of Harry Thomson's orchestra. Much 
notice was paid to the lovely flowers kindly sent by Mrs. Newcombe, but more notice 
was paid to the delicious supper which appeared towards eleven o'clock and which 
soon disappeared. This dance officially ended at mid-night but, thanks to Mr. 
Archdole's lenience, dancing continued for a short time longer, and an air of almost 
sorrow prevailed when "God Save the King" was played. 

The next day all woke up well and happy, and soon the festal decorations were 
a thing of the past; but who put those two chairs under that tree anyhow?^ 



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By W. A. Grant 

N Friday, June 2ncl, through the kindness of Mr. and Mrs. Bourget, the Senior 
School paid a visit to the Singer Sewing Machine works at Thurso, where 
the lumber used in the cabinets is prepared. 

With the Exams, just over, the school was only two glad of an opportunity to 
express relief, and we made the most of it. 

The journey to Thurso was made in two buses, into which we loaded ourselves 
^rter a b^'eakfast which we were in too much of a hurry to eat; a fact that we 
bitterly regretted before many hours were out. There was a Master in each bus 
but even this did not dampen our spirits. 

After a pleasant drive we "blew into" Thurso and by some intricate handling 
uii the port of the drivers we found ourselves in front of Mr. Bourget's house, with 
the plant lying at the foot of the hill on which we were standing. 

When we had been greeted by Mrs. Bourget we argued and fought over the 
choice place on the "logging tram", which we had been told was to take us back 
into the bush. Unfortunately for those of us who had got there first we learned 
with regret that the journey would not begin for over an hour, but that in the 
meantime we were to be shewn over the plant. 

The actual working of the plant does net need to be gone into here, for ex- 
cept that we saw logs going in one end and planks of every size and shape coming 
out the other, most of us have a rather hazy impression of saws, sawdust, and more 
saws. In any event the next issue of the Ashbunan will probably contain a technical 
essay on the mill, as it is too good an opportunity for both the English and Science 
Masters to let slip. It is of interest that rumour has it that on one occasion Viets 
was sternly rebuked by a foreman for slacking, so appropriate was his choice of cos- 
tume; a similarity which was increased when, from his appearance, he fell into some 

When we had tired of trying in vain to ask our guide some question that he 
could not answer, we returned to the tram and found that, as we were the lost group 
to arrive, all the best places had been taken 

Mr Archdale took roll-call and found to his surprise, and probably to his 
sorrow, that every one had returned, and we were on our way. 

Through the foresight of Mr Bourget, one of the flatcars had been prepared 
for us, with a roiling end benches The roiling proved very useful when, ofter a 
while, the engine, to judge from the jolting, left the tracks and struck off over- 
lond on its own 


During the journey we were entertained by the scenery, the cinders, Wood, who 
was riding in the engine and whom we felt was responsible for the frequent wailing 
whenever the wind was blowing our way, and the antics of the photographers, 
deciding which view was the best. 

After a trip of some thirty-six miles, during which MacGowan succeeded in 
turning the heart of at least one cow while waving to the farmer's daughter, we 
reached a lake, where we were told to our intense satisfaction that we were going 
to have lunch. For a time we gazed rather longingly at the lake, slightly handi- 
capped by the presence of Mrs. Bourget and Mrs. Archdale. Finally Mr. Bourget, 
realizing our distress, pointed out a scene of operations, in connection with lumber, 
round the corner, and v^e were able to get an edge to our appetites, if any were 

The first and only catastrophe occurred when it was discovered that the School 
had provided lunch for only half the number of boys. However, it would have taken 
far more than that to have spoiled the day. Some of those who had arrived early 
for lunch, before the shortage was found out, hod the sense to keep quiet about 
how many "hot-dogs" they had eaten, others had not that sense, and except for the 
presence of the Headmaster would have regretted their talkativeness. 

When the Boy Scouts in the party had satisfied themselves that the camp-fire 
was out, we set out for home. 

The journey home may have been eventful but unfortunately the author is not 
on authority on it, as he spent the greater part sound asleep. 

Not content with the hospitality that they had already extended to us, Mr. 
and Mrs. Bourget had afternoon tea ready when we returned, tired and hungry. 

With everything in sight eaten, we decided that it was time to go, and so we 
left, stil[ tired, but no longer hungry. 

Taking pity on Mrs. Bourget, whom we realized must be as tired as we were, 
we decided to spare her having to shake hands with some sixty boys, by giving 
three cheers instead. 

This done we took our leave, thankful for our exceedingly enjoyable day, and 
hoping that Mr. and Mrs Bourget realized how much we appreciated their kindness. 








By W. H. Ellis, Esq., former Editor, The Ashburion. 

ONE night not long ago I crawled into my bed and started thinking. (Already 
I seem to hear some of my old Ashbury acquaintances mutter something about 
the Age of Miracles. Be that as it may, I actually did start to think.) As I 
worked somewhat laboriously through this process of brain pumping I was able to 
drag out a few thoughts, or things akin to thoughts, and I now venture to set them 
down because I really must make some room for ideas about other things. Anyway 
"'-ey might be of interest to the printer in off-moments. 

The first thought was that someone must have substituted a sheet of cardboard 
for my mattress. That thought, however, soon left me. 

After some rearranging of legs and pillow my mind worked around to the idea 
that sleep is one of those things which one is prone to accept Uf one can get it) 
without questioning its "why or wherefore." Prodding the inner recesses of my gray 
matter I further realized that this sleep is some intangible thing which comes to the 
poor man just as to the rich, to the prisoner as to the 'jury, to the pupil as to the 

That was, to me, a rernarkable thought. It deserved room for expansion. 

By this time the thought shop was operating somewhat faster, and the following 
product came forth. Sleep, it would seem, is a force so overwhelming that under 
ordinary conditions it cannot be fought off, and yet it is perhaps the gentlest sensa- 
tion which may come to man. There, already, we strike a snag, for how can sleep 
be spoken of as a sensation when it is actually a complete dropping of all the 
senses-' Asleep, one is lost to all sensation. One is experiencing the actual pre- 
sence of sleep but not feeling it. Awake, one often wishes for sleep, thinking of 
what Samuel Daniel calls the "care-charmer." 

One speaks of "going to sleep", and by this is understood a definite change 
from one state to another, a change which makes the difference between being awake 
and being asleep. Where or when does this change occur^ Is it graduaP Is it 
instantaneous?' These are questions which merit the attention of scientist and lay- 
man alike Anyone, on awakening, has tried to recall the thoughts which passed 
through his head during the time between going to bed and going to sleep, and has 
tried to ordinate those thoughts and recall the last impression formed before dropping 
off to sleep, will have found that it is a task well nigh impossible Does this 
add strength to the theory that the change is gradual? Perhaps so, for it shows 
that the foculty of memory, at least, becomes gradually dulled 

One aspect of sleep which is of particular interest is that of how closely it 
resembles death There are some who claim that during sleep the only part of the 


body which may be said to be alive is the system of involuntary nerves and muscles; 
the voluntary systems, the brain's more deliberate functions, the five senses, are, 
they claim, in a state so inert that they may be said to be dead. However, against 
this may be held what the psychologist terms "the subconscious mind." 

We find sleep spoken of as the "twin brother" of death. Joseph Fouche other- 
wise notorious for his political chicanery, ordered that the inscription "Death is an 
eternal sleep" be placed on the gates of French cemeteries. Here was a man look- 
ing at the problem from the opposite side, yet seeing the same thing. 

To others,, however, sleep presents a far different picture. Coleridge, in his 

familiar Rhyme of The Ancient Manner says, 

-Oh sleep: it is a gentle thing, 
Beloved from pole to pole." 

Numerous persons have invoked "blessings on him who first invented sleep." 
They realize how completely it covers a man— as completely as fields are mantled with 
snow. It is, as it were, meat for the hungry man, for while asleep he no longer feels the 
need of food. It seems to purchase all the world's necessities and luxuries, to make 
the beggar equal to the king, or even to make the persecuted one equal to the 

Great scott! with all this thinking I was certainly not acquiring that very sleep 
of which I was forming these ideas. What was the matter? Why couldn't I get to 
sleep? There I was, having analyzed this thing sleep (or so I thought.) Why, then, 
could I not be master of it? I thought of Addison's words, 

"Sweet are the slumbers of the virtuous man." 

That just wouldn't do' I then tried to comfort myself by thinking of Job's 
arguments about his plight. The very fact that I eould think of them comforted 
me somewhat. 

After that my thoughts ran wild. "Why on earth don't they announce the 
examination time tables? .... That Latin sight translation-it's really unhorsed 
me Why can't I stop thinking? .... What time did she say? .... Must re- 
member to return that book to the library to-morrow How could that wretched 

poet say, 

"Slumber awaits to house the mind from care." 

Certainly my mind will be housed from care if I do get to sleep; but if this 

slumber is waiting, it's waiting altogether too long for my liking And who was 

it that said. 


"Who can wrestle against sleep?" 

By George, I said something like that once in a dream, or .... no, it was in my 
silly ideas about sleep which I had about two hours ago. I must have been demented. 
. . . . Well, I seem to be wrestling fairly well with sleep right now; this must be the 
twelfth round. I wonder what .... 

The next morning I awoke to the tune of my alarm clock, and lumped out of 
bed. I had to, because I put the wretched clock in the far corner of the room to 
make sure that I would get up. That was done somewhere amidst my thoughts of 
the night before. Now that I was awake I tried to think the whole thing over, and 
I decided that sleep is something for the psychologist to study but for the layman to 
accept without questioning its origin. I may be right; I may be wrong. Think that 
over while you ore asleep to-night. 


By R. W. Stedman 

A "OUT ten miles beyond the village of Clinton, as you travel from London 
along the Great North Road, you notice at some distance from the highway, 
oehind very spacious and well kept grounds, a rather imposing old grey-stone 
mansion. This is known as Hodley Manor, home of the Hadley family for over two 
hundred years. 

To the Manor one winter evening there came one of Sir John Hadley's business 
acquaintances. This gentleman, Charles Raymonde, was a Parisian. He was the 
Hadley Manufocturing Company's advisory counsel in France. Naturally the gates 
of the Manor were thrown wide for Monsieur Raymonde, for was he not of the ultra- 
smart set in Paris?' 

The evening was soon well under way, a most successful dinner in the luxurious, 
panelled dining room was followed by the playing of some very pleasant piano pieces 
by little Patricia Hadley. When the younger members of the family had retired. Sir 
John and Monsieur Raymonde drew their chairs closer to the fire to chat over a 
last pipe. 

As is usual on such occasion, stories appeared to be in order, so Sir John told 
his guest of a tragic incident which had occurred m Hadley Manor one hundred 
years before. 


It appears that in the year 1839, the head of the Hadley family was one Johann 
Hadley. This man was not, as his name indicates, of the true Hadley lineage, but 
half Austrian, on his mother's side. He was disliked by all who met him, and parti- 
cularly by the servants whom he treated in a shameful manner. One of these, a 
footman named Castles, vowed to slay Johann because of his treatment of Castles' 
young sister, who was a maid in the house. 

Thus one winter's night when a high wind was shaking the whole house, Castles 
crept upstairs and along the corridor to his master's room. Slowly he opened the 
heavy door, but he could not prevent the iron hinges from squeaking loudly. The 
unpleasant noise must have awakened Johann who sat up in bed and grasped a 
silver candlestick which was by his side. Unfortunately for him this move was useless 
for Castles was extremely skilful with a knife. He threw the carving knife he was 
carrying and pinned his victim by the neck to the pillow of the bed. Thus died 
Johann Hadley. 

Raymonde was commenting on this interesting story when Sir John interrupted 

"You have yet to hear the best of this tale'', he said. 

"This house, as you can see, is very old, and on occasions one hears strange 
noises in old houses. That, in my opinion, explains or rather disproves the local 
superstition about my home." 

On being questioned as to this superstition, he explained that the local rustics 
and even the servants believed that every now and then Castles' ghost recommitted 
the terrible crime which had occurred so many years before. Evidently several people 
were supposed to have heard footsteps on the steps and along the corridor outside the 
room once used by Johann Hadley. It was even said that though a modern door 
now hung in place of the old oaken one, it was possible to hear the sound of large 
iron hinges swinging on their heavy oak supports. 

It was now quite late in the evening, so Sir John finished his account of the 
ghost and led the way up the broad stair case to the wing in which were the guest 

"The room once used by old Johann has been prepared for you. I hope you don't 
mind, after my telling you that story", said Sir John. 

"Oh, not at all," replied his guest, "It will be interesting to be in a murdered 
man's room, I've always been keen on mystery stories." 

"Well, good-night Raymonde." 

"Good-night Sir John." 

The oaken clock on the landing boomed forth the twelve strokes of midnight. 
Charles Raymonde tossed on his bed. He had a very vivid imagination, and op- 


parently Sir John's story was preying on his mind. He decided that he couldn't sleep, 
so he turned on the electric lamp by his side and picked up a magazine, but this 
somewhat uninteresting reading caused him to become drowsy. He put it down and 
turned out the light and was soon asleep. 

About an hour later, Raymonde suddenly woke up. The room was flooded by 

'Whet was thotr' Oh, I was dreaming. That silly tale Sir John told me is 
getting the better of me. It was a pity he gave me the very room in which that 
man was killed. I always was nervous about that sort of thing. Guess I drink too 
much, or maybe its the smoking. But this room must be exactly as it was when 
that servant killed Johann Hadley. The same old chairs. The same bed and table. 
I suppose this candlestick by the lamp is the one Johann grabbed at the end. And 
that would be the door through which Castles entered. Yes, you can almost hear 
him on the stairs.' 

Suddenly Raymonde leaped up. 

'My God! I do hear something. Footsteps^ Yes, footsteps' On the stairs. 
Some one is coming here. The ghostr' But no, such things do not exist. It isn't 

He was now staring at the door. The moonbeams shone on his wet, perspiring 

'That handle' It's turning. Yes it's turning' Oh my God'' 

The next morning Charles Raymonde was found dead in his bed. His right 
hand clutched the base of the candlestick by his side. His left was at his throat. 
His eyes were open and staring in horror at the door. 

On making enquiries, the police investigator discovered that during the night 
Gt about one o'clock, the night watchman employed by Sir John Hadley, had, during 
the course of his rounds, noticed that the door of Raymonde's room was not quite 
closed. He accordingly shut it quietly for fear that it would blow open and disturb 
the guest in the room This piece of evidence, together with the fact that Raymonde 
had been subject to nightmares, and was very highly strung, was used by the 
coroner to prove that Raymonde must have imagined the night watchman to be the 
ghost of Castles, the villain of Sir John's story of the night before. 




CHRISTMAS and birthdays come but cnce a year, and each is an occasion. 
March 7th was just such a fiesta, for the Great Man then entered upon his 
nineteenth year. It was a time of wild rejoicing, and all his friends — and he 
had a host of them — were in galo mood. Nobody knows the number of hands he 
shook, the miles he walked among the throngs of people waiting to wish him well. 
And then the mail. Mr. Sandusky fairly staggered under the weight of the load. 
There were blue envelopes, pink envelopes, green envelopes, purple envelopes, and 
even some white envelopes. No wonder he smiled with pleasure. It was a great 
day and the Great Man was only receiving his due. 

But It was in the evening that the fun really began, and the real tributes came 
pouring in. The dinner was a colossal success, and the table, instead of being 
banked with the customary flowers, was richly adorned with presents. His Majesty's 
forces had to send their gift; various seminaries, in which the Great Man took a 
fatherly interest, had to send their tributes of respect and esteem, and when, as a 
smashing climax to this eventful day, the Great Man retired to his suite and put his 
weary head on his birthday pillow, all gathered round were unanimous in their ex- 
pressions of joy Gt the Great Man's great day. 

Little Ian was eighteen. 


By J. E. Hyndman, Senior Editor, The Ashburian. 

PLATO tells us that "it is best to keep as tranquil as possible in misfortune," 
and that "impatience does not in any way help us forward." 

These words help somewhat to curb my own impatience in my inability to 
attempt such a difficult subject as The King's English, and as it may be the reader's 
misfortune to wade through this essay, I ask him, in Plato's words, to "keep as 
tranquil as possible." 

In considering this topic our thoughts naturally turn to the King, and the 
speeches which he so recently delivered to his Canadian subjects throughout the 

It IS not often that we, as Canadians, have the opportunity of hearing the voice 
of our Sovereign speaking to us in our own land The Royal visit has, therefore, 


provided us with this splendid opportunity of familiarizing ourselves with his com- 
olete mastery of the English language in all its purity and simplicity. 

As the King's English is the accepted model for all good speaking, we might 
be led into assuming that it is composed of the most select words and eloquent 
phrases. But this is not so, for the King speaks in words simple and direct, words 
which all his people can readily understand. 

The phrase, "The King can do no wrong," must, of course, be taken figuratively, 
but the expression "the King con speak no wrong," can be token literally, for our 
King's English is, indeed, perfect. 

At the unveiling of Canada's Notional War Memorial, His Majesty King George 
expressed deep and noble thoughts in words which will leave on everlasting im- 
pression on the minds of all Canadians of the great underlying purpose of this 
memorial. The Memorial speaks to the World of Canada's heart. Its symbolism 
has been beautifully adopted to this great end. 

"This Memorial does more than commemorate a great event in the past. It 
has a message for all generations and for ail countries — the message which called 
forth Canada's response. Not by chance do the crowning figures of Peace and Freedom 
appear side by side. Peace and Freedom cannot long be separated. It is well that 
we have in one of the world Capitals, a visible reminder of so great a truth. With- 
out Freedom there can be no enduring Peace, and without Peace no enduring 

Could anything be simpler?' Could anything be better?' 

His Majesty, in his Manitoba speech, once ogam illustrates the simplicity and 
directness of purpose in "King's English." 

"The people of Manitoba having united many races in a common citizenship, 
may well be proud that the practice of tolerance and democratic principles has 
borne such splendid fruit." 

Finally in this simple and inspiring sentence, "It is my earnest hope that my 
present visit may give my Canadian people a deeper conception of their unity as 
a nation," he shows us that he realizes, as did his father, that the homely truth ex- 
pressed this way, is far more effective than if it were adorned and ornamented with 
verbal finery. 

Just as Lincoln's famous Gettysburg address is characterized by almost bald 
simplicity, so the King's sp)eeches may one day achieve the same fame for the 
some just reason. 



By R. W. Stedman 

WE hear much of the "Seven Wonders of the World", and of their size, beauty, 
age, and history, but surely those who limited the wonders of this world to 
the number "seven" forgot "Angkor." 

This wonder of wonders is indeed little known. Situated north of Bangkok, in 
Siam, it has not been visited by many travellers and naturally is not very famous. 
However, it has the distinction of being known as, "the first wonder of the world, 
and the greatest mystery in history." 

Imagine yourself, if you can, to be moving through a black, consuming jungle. 
Suddenly there looms high in the tropical sky, tier upon tier, the grey mass of a 
colossal temple. Nor is it just a mass. Here you have "acres of carving" around 
countless windows, along miles of galleries and soaring towers, down geometrically 
exact terraces of stone. 

According to Richard Halliburton, "Angkor," in the might of its dimensions, 
in artistry, purity, in magnificence and in preservation surpasses anything 
Greece, Rome or even Egypt have ever produced. 

What IS just as intriguing as the temple itself is the mystery which surrounds 
it and the dead city at its portals. Of the race of men who built this marvellous city, 
nothing is known, except for the fact that they thrived from the fourth century to 
the twelfth. The Khymers, for such were they called, left the six hundred public 
buildings in their capital covered with intricate designs, depicting battles and other 
such historic events. But no archaeologist has so far been able to decipher these 

In 1857 a Frenchman discovered this massive city, and in 1907 France took over 
the site of the Khymer capital, with its fifteen square miles of palaces, libraries, 
gates, walls, and its mighty and perfectly preserved temple. 

It IS an established fact that it took four generations of constant labour to 
build Angkor, and the ruling princes kept five hundred thousand men employed upon 
its construction. 

When these slaves had finished their work, they had built a temple, its loftiest 
tower being two hundred feet in height, the approach to which is a viaduct, twelve 
hundred feet in length, while its every inch is covered with exquisite designs. 

Even more interesting is the fact that this tremendous temple was in reality 
but one of several, and that this great city of the Khymers, the luxurious capital of 
a mighty empire, had several million inhabitants. 

That all living trace of the inhabitants of such an empire can disappear from 
this world is a fact upon which many a power-seeking ruler of our own day might 
well ruminate with profit. 



By J. S. Drew 

Have ])ou ever heard of dai little Frenchman, 

His name is Jean Baptiste Trudeau? 

Monsieur Drummond — he's Tvriie lil(e nobody can — 

About Tvhen he's go get de beau. 

I'm never see de man lil^e dat, 

He Tvrite and Tvrite and rvrite, 

Ar}' sometime you t'ink he talff t'ru 'is 'at. 

And h'odder times he's tight. 

But jus de same he's good auteur, 

Dat man rvho's mriie about de beau. 

Of dat great charactaire. 

Whose name by norv you surely f(norv. 

Because I'm just gone tol' you so. 

It's Jean Baptiste Trudeau. 



By D. M. Snelt 

/ heard a story of a far country. 

Where fields are fertile and where hroo\s flow by 

Pleasant hamlets, huhbling as they try 

To hurry on their journey to the sea; 

Where on the leaves the raindrops gleam ; then flee 

As the morning sun begins to climb on high. 

— This land, where larks sl(im between water and sf^y. 

Is gone, they say, into Eternity. 

You doubt the tale? Ay, but you II see its truth. 

For as men thinff; upon that story old 

They believe it always at the last. 

When they must see the picture of their youth, 

And with a tear-dimmed vision again behold 

It sinking in the ocean of the past. 







No. 2 



II. ir. I'iitlcrsiiii 



THIS has been the Juniors' year, not just for the Juniors of Ashbury, but for the 
Juniors of the whole Dominion. Their Majesties have been gracious to every- 
one, gracious beyond our comprehension, until we saw them. But it has been 
the young people that have caught their eye and attracted their attention. 
It was the young boys and girls in the Exhibition Grounds in Toronto that delayed 
the royal train's departure forty-five minutes, that upset a schedule arranged to 
the minute. Do not think that the King and Queen were not tired and anxious to 
board the "Palace on Wheels" and enjoy their first real rest since they had landed 
at Quebec. They must have been very tired, and like all of us have experienced 
upon occasion, their feet must have ached. But it is the courtesy of princes to en- 
dure, and because they felt that some children might not see them properly, might 
never have a chance to see them again, they instructed the royal chauffeur to cut 
down the speed of their car from eight miles an hour to four. 

What an example of thoughtfulness they set. Surely each of us should try, in 
our own humble way, to live up to an example so unparalleled. Here was a story book 
king and queen, and more— a friendly couple that endeared themselves to us from 
the moment our wondering eyes first saw them and we became immediately and 
for ever endeared to them. No pains were too great for them, no effort too much. 
If the children wanted to see their King and Queen, then their King and Queen 
wanted to see them. It is upon such a footing that all personal progress is made; 
it is upon such a footing that boys walk to manhood, that princes become kings. 



THE Monitors still come and go in rotation, and each claims that his week 
in office is the best. Opinion is divided. 
At Mr. Brain's party on the last day of the Lent term the Junior Boarders, 
along with all the Seniors (though they would never admit it) were successfully hood- 
winked by an expert ventriloquist ably assisted by Mr. Oliver. 

In a misguided moment Mr. McLeish promised to take the Juniors to the House 
of Commons. They held him to his word, and one day this term We the People 
descended on Parliament to give the Legislature the once over. Though most of us 
thought the Prime Minister good, we secretly considered our efforts in Public Speak- 
ing on Wednesdays much better. 

It is said that after Pilgrim's much heralded visit to the Mint they doubled 
the guard. 

We congratulate "Leo" on learning that the best way to catch a baseball is 
not on the end of the fingers. Fortunately he has only broken one so far. 

Hamilton's quarantine was, we understand, a great success, and he came back 
us looking well and rested after his holiday. 

In the Junior Cross Country, Thomson was conspicious by his absence, but he 
has told your reporter that he tried to make that street car hurry. 

Feverish activity signifies the forthcoming Art Exhibition. Various weird works 
of art, and some few really commendable efforts, ore to be seen in the Art Room 
or on application to the Keeper, Mr. Waterfield. The best are excellent, but there 
were one or two we were told to reverse as we held them up and studied them in- 

We were all pleased to see Albert Key here recently. He, it should be remem- 
bered, won the art prize last year. His brother, "Mouse," visited him at Groton on 
May 26th. He hopes to go there next year. 

A most select and elite Chemistry Club has been formed among the most select 
and elite Juniors. Howe is President, Hamilton is Vice-president, and Abbott-Smith I 
is Secretary. The club meets in the Lab. every Wednesday afternoon and, lest any 
of our readers should be unduly alarmed, we would inform them that all experiments 
are conducted under the eagle eye of Mr. Johnson, assisted by "Jose." 

We should like to take this opportunity of thanking Mrs. Nelles for letting the 
Juniors watch the Royal procession from her house at Rideau Gate. 

Once again at the end of last term the Headmaster and Mrs Archdale enter- 
tained the Juniors before they went away for the holidays. This we believe to be 
an excellent custom, right up our alley, and we hope that the precedent now firmly 
established will never be discontinued. 

In conclusion We, the Editors, salute you, the rest of the Juniors, and we hope 
you will hove as good a Summer holiday as we intend to have. 



Lost, 4 - 2 

On February 9th, Ashbury played the first game in their series againt Rockcliffe 
Public School on the latter's rink. 

Ashbury found it difficult to get accustomed to the small ice and although 
putting up a good fight were defeated 4-2 by the Rockcliffe Public School squad. 

Winter and Lawrence 11 respectively scored Ashbury's two goals. 

The Ashbury lineup was as follows: 

Goal: Leonowens; Defence: Howe, McLaren 11; Forwards: Winter, Chapman, 
Lawrence II; Subs.: Brown, Key, Pilgnm, Patterson, Snell 11. 


Won, 6 - 5 

The Rockcliffe Public School return game was played at Ashbury on February 

It was a close game throughout. 

Ashbury was handicapped by the loss of their regular goaler, Leonowens, but 
Arnold played well as his substitute. 

Winter scored four of Ashbury's goals and Bourget and Chapman one each. 

The final score was 6-5 in favour of Ashbury. 

The Ashbury lineup was as follows: 

Goal: Arnold; Defence: Hughson I, Phillips, Forwards: Winter, Chapman, 
Bourget; Subs.: Brown, Snell 11, Howe, Pilgrim. 



H. W. Patterson 



By A. A. V. Waterfield, Esq. 

AS we mentioned in the last issue of the magazine, the Juniors have two periods 
a week set aside for the Art Room. With a few this is perhaps the only time 
spent with pencil and paper, during the week, others have difficulty in finish- 
ing a p;ece of work before the bell calls them to less congenial but more important 
tasks. Several keen craftsmen, however, have been using their spare time, whether 
at home or in the school, in the production of many varied, and some quite good, 
paintings and lino-cuts. Many of the latter group of artists have gamed much in self- 
confidence from this unassisted kind of work. 

This term, the making of a royal standard, measuring five by four feet, taxed 
Ihe ingenuity and skill of the Art Room From a small scale-drawing the lions 
couchant, the harp and the somewhat poodle-like lion rampant, with maple leaves 
at the base were drawn out on paper in the form of a shield. Various skilful hands 
painted the standard, which, backed with a strong wooden frame and beaver-board, 
was then placed above the front-door of ihe school. Two coatings of a special varnish 
have so far protected it from the rain, and the red, yellow and blue colours form, 
with the bunting and flags, a not unpleasing tribute to the King and Queen. 



By J. W. Howe 

PEOPLE learning to sail always have one greet difficulty, that is, the sailors 
and landlubbers speak different languages, and the sailors always expect the 
landlubbers to be able to speak theirs, which is just like being expected to be 
able to speak French. But you know all that Here is a short short story based on 
what I have just said, with Billy our beginner and Sam our instructor: 

Sam had often promised to teach Billy to sail, but had never got around to it. 
Once, however, Billy begged and begged, and Sam, without thinking, set a future 
date, and Billy managed to remember it. 

At last the great day came, and Sam paddled the boat out of the harbour and 
got up the sail. He also let down the centreboard and swore at the rudder, which 
would not go on both hooks at the same time. But all was ready at last, and Sam 
"took" the tiller and let out the mainsheet. He looked around, and found they had 
drifted back into the harbour again. 

Let us skip the next bit, and take ihem outside the harbour, and, actually 

"We can't hang on any longer — we'll have to come about." 
"What do you mean?'" 
"Duck the boom." 

"What's "OUCH '" 

"Mind the jib sheets." 
"What are theyi'" 
"What do you think^" 
"I don't know." 
"The ropes on the jib" 

Billy went forward and looked at the jib. He thought, like most beginners, 
that the sheets were the sails. Sam had told him "whet was what" before they 
hod started, but, as I have said, it was like learning French, and one cannot learn 
French in five minutes Billy unhooked the sheets. Instantly the jib flapped in his 
face and almost knocked him overboard Sam sow what had happened and told 
him to come back. He tied down the mainsheet and gave Billy the tiller. 

"Hold it steady." 
"All right." 

Billy watched Sam at work and forgot the tiller. The ship went slowly off the 
wind The sail shivered. The boom swung across. Billy ducked. The next instant 
Billy was tied m place by the mainsheet and the boat was moving rapidly away from 
Sam, who hod been knocked overboard by the boom. 



By K. Leonowens and F. Rossi Longhi 

IN the year 1907 Dr. Chan Ling, a noted Chinese physician, was discharged from 
a large and well known Shanghai hospital for having injected a patient with a 
new and untested serum, without having first asked the hospital board's consent. 
Indeed the serum produced such horrible convulsions of agony that the patient 
died shortly as a result. The unfortunate man had been suffering from an unknown 
and deadly disease caused by a tropical bug which was commonly found in the 
dense forests of Eastern China. 

Dr. Ling was dealt with lightly, owing to his excellent previous record, but he 
was, all the same, warned to leave the country, or he would have to be prosecuted. 

But Chan Ling's heart was now set on curing the deadly disease. He therefore 
surreptitiously remained in his native land though he knew that, if caught, he would 
be condemned to life imprisonment. 

The Doctor then moved to that region where the disease spread most quickly, and 
there began his research work. After many weeks Ling finally achieved success: for, 
having injected a small pig, affected by the disease, with his serum, the animal 
recovered shortly. 

Dr. Ling then began to give the precious serum to the sick Chinese, and they 
also were cured. 

One of the men cured by the Doctor knew Ling's history he therefore went to 
the hospital from which Chan Ling had been discharged and told the board of Ling's 
great work for humanity. At this, the board declared that they would be extremely 
proud if Ling would return. 

Thus Dr. Chan Ling was, through his perseverance, able to return once more 
proud and honoured to the work he so much loved, and to give his precious serum to 
the world. 




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Who DO what the^ are told. 

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