No. 85. JULY, 1937. VOL. XXVII.



Long May they Reign!   House Notes
The Coronation   School Cricket
Cadets at the Coronation   A Trip to London
I was there-Spithead, 1937   Sixth Form Debating Society
A Visit by Fellow Britons   School Sports, 1937
Presentation to Mr. Darby   Valete, 1937
Editorial   Special Places
Parents' Association   The Empire Ralley of Youth, 18th may, 1937
Old Pharosians   Poem
A Distinguished Scholar   Twenty years Ago
Shooting- 1st Cadet Company C.P. (F.) R.E.   The Real Crisis
1st Cadet Company C.P. (F.) R.E.   Summer
The Inter-House Gymnastic Competition   What's in a Name?
Tennis   Gleanings
School Library   Man Sagt
School Notes   Ups and Downs
Examination Results   Youthful Memories
Merit List   The New Boy
School Library   Homework
A Visit to Germany   Here and There
Ye Chronicle   The Reward of Effort
The German Visit to Dover  


    The beginning of this term was for us, as for the whole of the Brit_sh Commonwealth of Nations, a time of great rejoicing; for King George VI. and Queen Elizabeth were crowned with time-honoured pomp and pageantry in the stately setting of \Vestminster Abbey, scene of so many similar ceremonies. For several days before the actual crowning the entire country from John 0' Groats to Land's End was gay with the Coronation spirit. Flags and decorations, search-light displays, floodlightir;g, processions-all went to show the real and deep affection of the nation for its King and Queen. Holidays, schooltreats and festive gatherings in town and country all told the same story.
    On the great day itself, although it was not King's weather, hundreds of thousands were out to line the route, and to sec and cheer Their :\lajesties, on the threshold of a new life. The presence of people of different races, from so many lands and climes, brought home to us the amazing variety, and the unity of our far-flung Empire. Representati\"cs of foreign powers in every quarter of the globe, attended to pay their respects to Britain and her Sovereign.
    A short time after the Coronation', came the _a\'al Review at Spithead, when ships from other countries also paid their tribute. The British ::\ av.\', in this magnificcnt pageant of the sea, showed its dignity and its might.
    We of the Dover County School for Boys, though only a small part of the great Commonwealth, shared in our own humble way in this great national rejoicing, and with all other Britons the world over we join in saying from our hearts, " God bless Their Majesties. Long may they reign! "


    The Coronation of Their Majesties the King and Queen was suitably marked by the School during the week preceding the actual ceremony in Westminster Abbey. For instance, we had special Lessons, Hymns and Prayers at morning assembly. Then
on Friday afternoon, 4th May, we had the great pleasure of welcoming to School Mr. J. H. Mowll, who came to talk to us on the time-honoured Coronation Ceremony. It was the real significance of the various parts of the ancient ritual in the Abbey that was specially dealt with by Mr. Mowll, and the subject proved a most fascinating one for all present. The whole School, from the Sixth Form down to Prep, listened intently from beginning to end, and were sorry when it was over.
    The thanks of the School were tendered to Mr. Mowll by E. C. Pelham, the Head Prefect, and such a hearty round of applause was given that it was evident that our visitor's very able and interesting lecture had been thoroughly appreciated.
    Another noteworthy function in connection with the
Coronation took place in the School Hall on the afternoon of Tuesday, 8th May. This time we were honoured by the presence at School of the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress of Dover, Colonel and Mrs, Shy, who attended to present to each boy, on behalf of the Corporation of Dover, a Souvenir Book of the Coronation of Their Majesties.
    After being welcomed by the Headmaster, Colonel Skey
briefly addressed the School. He reminded us that we had a
glorious heritage in which the spirit of adventure had played a
worthy part in the past. He urged us, therefore, not always
to turn a deaf ear to a call to adventure.
    The Head Prefect, on behalf of the Boys, suitably thanked
Colonel and Mrs. Skey for so kindly coming up to School to
make the presentation. Then, after both Colonel and Mrs.
Skey had expressed the great pleasure it gave them to be at
the School, Mrs. Skey presented to each boy as he left the Hall
a copy of the Souvenir Book.
    The function was a very happy one, and will long be remem-
bered by us. The proceedings were opened by the School
Orchestra with music suitable to the occasion, then all of us
joined in the singing of four typical national songs, English,
Scottish, Welsh and Irish. The ceremony concluded with the
singing of the National Anthem.
    The situation of the School did not warrant any attempt at
elaborate decoration with flags and bunting; but what was
done in place of that was very effective. For the first time in
its history the School was flood-lit, thanks to the efforts of
Sixth Science and the Science Staff. Using any apparatus
available they managed with their usual ingenuity, after a
trial or two, to produce a wonderfully good effect. On all
hands it was voted a great success, and we hope a repetition
of it may be possible on a good many future occasions.
    The Gymnastic Display which the School had arranged to
give in conjunction with the Coronation Demonstration by the•
combined Schools of Dover had to be postponed on account of
the bad weather at the time. The full programme, however,
was carried out by the Schools on the Crabble Athletic Ground
on Wednesday evening, 30th June. In spite of the long post-
ponement there was no lack of interest, and all the Schools of
Dover are to be warmly congratulated on a very fine per-
formance. The organization was perfect, and the display was
freely acknowledged to be one of the best ever produced in our
ancient town. Our part of the programme consisted of a physical
training display. Under the direction of Mr. Rothwell our boys
did a group of symmetrical arm and leg exercises, followed by
some effective apparatus work. They concluded with an attrac-
tive tableau. Altogether, they gave a very fine exhibition
which was much appreciated.


    Except for the C.Q.M.S. forgetting his Identity Card, our
journey to London was without incident, and we arrived “Con-
tingent complete,” at about 4 o’clock. With a few hours to
spare, we patronized a Milk Bar, and then commenced the last
lap of our journey by Tube. After several guesses we picked
the correct train to Belsize Park. Harben Armoury proved to
be a large, l)are hall, and little else. In company with nearly
200 other Cadets, we were told off in platoons, had some supper,
and were or(lered to make our beds on the floor with four Army
blankets each. The lights were turned out at ii o’clock, but
there was such a din that they were put on again till well after
midnight. For some obscure reason, nearly everybody was
awake about 2.30—” Cyril’~ was playing a mouth organ, three
boys were playing football, and one conscientious youth was
cleaning his boots.
    Reveill~ was at 5.30, but the whole Contingent was up at
least an hour before. Then came the usual button-cleaning and
blanket-folding, followed by breakfast, and by 7.30 we were in
the Tube en route for the Coronation. Our destination was the
foot of Constitution Hill, just opposite to Buckingham Palace.
Being thus situated we were able to see the King and Queen,
and the Duke and Duchess of Kent, leave with their escorts for
Westminster Abbey. These and other escorts all passed down
Constitution Hill first, so that we saw much of the procession
twice. There was a lull while we listened to the broadcast Abbey
Service, till various contingents massed for the return procession.
Immediately opposite us was the Australian Air Force, the
majority of whom were steadily chewing gum.
    The long-awaited break for lunch came soon after. Besides
our haversack ration, we were each given a carton of milk and a
packet of well-known potato crisps. This was consumed in the
Green Park.
    We soon had to return to our positions to await the grand
procession. In it there was every conceivable type of soldier,
sailor and airman, from the superb-looking Mounties to our
own “ Terriers.” What a contrast was provided between the
tall, loping Sudanese and the squat little Burmese One had to
sympathise with the two teams of Marines, each of which dragged
a 13-pounder the whole length of the route. The Rhodesian
contingent caused much comment as they marched past in their
shirt sleeves and their short shorts.
    The Indian A.D.C.’s, in their multi-coloured uniforms, vied
with the Mounties as favourites of the schoolchildren. The
mounted bands received much applause, especially for the
restraint of the beautifully matched horses. It goes without
saying, that the Guards lived up to their high reputation. Though
mechanised artillery may have many advantages, horsed artillery
is its superior in processions.
    At last came the Royal Family in the glass coaches, with the
newly-crowned King and Queen in the State coach. Here words
are inadequate: suffice to say that Their Maj esties provided a
very fitting climax to such an amazing procession.
    Apart from the actual Coronation procession there were many
little incidents I noticed during the day. First there was the
Drummer of the Royal Scots Greys Band, who cheerily waved
to the schoolchildren as he played. Then when it commenced to
rain heavily the stand opposite us disappeared under a sudden
mushroom growth of umbrellas. One lady on the edge of the
crowd was forced by the crush to hold her umbrella over a police-
man as well. The Guards lining the route put on their short
capes, hut bad to take them off while the procession was passing.
Instead of strapping them hack, they lent them to the school-
children, many of whom had no protection at all against the rain.
With much forethought one lady had brought a “ Valor~’ stove,
and made tea at various times during the day.
    While waiting for the procession the crowds, especially the
adults, practised their cheering on any road-sweepers or police-
men passing along the route.
    Immediately the procession had passed we were marched off,
and went by Tube to Harben Armoury, where we had supper
and collected our belongings. Then returning to the West End,
we drifted with the huge crowds along the Mall to the Palace.
Cars and taxis, each averaging nearly a dozen people on, in or
about them, were crawling everywhere. At Buckingham Palace
itself the word “sea” was the only possible way of describing
the crowds. After half-an-hour we managed to squeeze towards
the front of the base of the Victoria Statue. When the King
and Queen eventually came out on the balcony the crowd seemed
to go absolutely mad. This unforgettable scene certainly belied
the idea of British phlegm. They remained for about five
minutes before going in. After that the majority of the crowd
drifted elsewhere, and for us it was the end of the momentous
Coronation Day.


    We arrived at Spithead after a long journey by train. Making
our way down a gangway we boarded a small paddle steamer,
the Sandozen, and were taken out into a dark sea. After about
half an hour’s steaming we arrived at a special anchorage. Out
at sea all was black, not a light was to be seen. But on the
stroke of ten o’clock rockets were sent up from the Royal Yacht.
Then, suddenly, as if by magic, the whole of the British Navy
there assembled became alive with light. To me it was a
wonderful moment when I saw the great men-of-war stand out
from the darkness as if in a picture.
    From our position we could see the Royal Yacht ; also the
Hood, the Rodney, the Nelson, the aircraft-carrier Courageous,
and many another great battleship, in addition to numbers of
submarines. After half-an-hour complete darkness again fell
over everything. Soon there followed the most amazing spec-
tacle I have ever witnessed—the search-light display. A
brilliant network of long ribbons of light inter-crossed, moving
with wide sweeps across the sky, but all movements being abso-
lutely simultaneous. Hundreds of searchlights must have been
used. A sight more fascinating I can never hope to behold.
    Once again darkness fell ; then followed a brilliant display of
fireworks, all rockets starting off at the same Instant, and
magnificent cascades of wonderfully coloured light—red, white
and blue, with showers of golden spray dropping into the sea.
In the distance, shorewards, we could make out the old Victory,
with a brave display of lights on her rigging.
    After the fireworks there came another short spell of dark-
ness; then the Fleet was again illuminated, and continued so
until midnight, when every ship outed lights as one. The
Review was over, but it has left with me a memory which can
never fade.


    On Tuesday, 22nd June, the members of Lower VI. had the
pleasure of entertaining a party of Canadian schoolboys, 130
strong. We met them at Dover Castle, and after paying a visit
to the Pharos and the Church, we all entered the Keep. Here
we spent a considerable time in wandering along corridors, up
staircases, and through banqueting halls. Our visitors were
greatly interested in the ancient well, and were very much
struck by the great thickness of the Castle walls.
    Next came a tour of the underground passages, which were
the only things of the kind these Canadians would be likely to
visit. The points which seemed chiefly to attract their attention
were the different forms of trap, and especially the trap door
through which the unwary might fall on to a set of spikes below.
There is no doubt the party thoroughly enjoyed the tour of our
ancient Castle.
    After the sight-seeing we all entered ‘buses and came up to
School, where we entertained our visitors to tea, Mr. Booth
presiding. During the tea, which according to those on my
table was “something practical,” not what they called “a muts’
tea,” we had an opportunity of entering into conversation with
them. Most of the Canadians were of the opinion that Dover
Castle was the most interesting one they had visited, preferring
it even to Edinburgh Castle. On my asking them about life in
Canada, some of the ideas I had already formed on the subject
were soon dispelled. Apparently a Canadian eats much the
same sort of food as an Englishman, and lives very much the
same type of life. There are, of course, many differences, some
of which are due to the climate. One statement that I notcd
with interest was that a Canadian knew three days beforehai:d
when it was going to rain.
    After one has heard Hollywood speak, it is difficult to imagine
how soothing the speech of these Canadians was. In particular
there seemed to be an insistence on a soft drawling of the vowels,
which I personally found most pleasing, though I must confess
that several of the other members of Lower VI. do not agree
with me.
    Tea finished, the leader of our guests thanked us warmly for
the way in which we had received them and for all we had done
for them during their visit, and called for three rousing Canadian
cheers. Mr. Booth replied for the School, and after saying how
happy we were to have been able to entertain them and to be of
service to them on this, their last official outing while in this
country, he wished them “Calm seas and a prosperous voyage.”
    Then followed a tour of the School, which brought what we
feel sure was a mutually profitable visit to an end. About
5.30 our Canadian friends bade us farewell, after telling us that
our School “ sure is some joint.”
Yip Tiger rag I


    At the end of last term there was an interesting ceremony
which was too late to be recorded in our last number. Just
before breaking up for the Easter holidays, the assembled School
paid a last tribute to Mr. Darby on his retirement. To mark
their appreciation of his thirty years’ service in the School the
Boys and Staff presented him with a Radiogram. In addition,
from the members of Buckland House, of which he was House
Master, he later received a photograph of the House.
    While we have by these gifts tried to ensure that Mr. Darby
shall not quickly forget us, we on our part shall long have cause
to remember his association with the School, for the Headmaster
announced that Mr. Darby had kindly presented the School
with a handsome Cup—the “Darby” Cup—which would be
awarded to the House gaining the most points in the Cricket
Competition each Summer Term.
    Speaking for the boys, N. N. Blaxhand, Senior School Prefect,
expressed the deep regret of all that Mr. Darby was leaving the
School, and wished him every happiness for the future. The
Senior Prefect was followed by E. C. Pelham, Captain of
“Buckland,” who presented the photograph on behalf of the
members of his House. He paid a very warm tribute to Mr.
Darby for the way in which he had always so loyally served the
interests of “Buckland,” both in School and out.
    In replying, Mr. Darby thanked everybody for the many
kindnesses he had received, not only on that day, but throughout
the whole course of the thirty years during which he had been
on the Staff of the School. Nor did he forget those who were
not assembled in the Hall at the moment—the Ground Staff—
from whom, he said, he had never requested a service or a favour
without getting a ready and cheerful response. He would have welcomed the opportunity of serving for a longer period than one term under Mr. Booth, but unfortunately he had a longstanding engagement for 1937 which would take him across the Atlantic Ocean. However, in saying farewell he would not forget any of them.
    In particular, he wished the boys of Buckland House every success. It made him proud to think that at the time of his retirement, Buckland were the holders of the House Shield, and he hoped they would keep it. Above all, win or lose, he trusted they would always put up a jolly good fight. Anyhow, the boys should learn to win modestly and lose cheerfully.
    The Pharos assures Mr. and Mrs. Darby that they will carry with them the best wishes of the whole School-Staff and Boyswhen they cross the Atlantic. May the" Darby" Cup for many years to come encourage boys in this School to stand up to the bowling and to play straight!


    The end of the term brings us the task-on the whole a pleasant one-of producing our Summer Number, which is, moreover, our Coronation Number. Examinations are already things of the past, and whatever the results of our late efforts may be, we are ready to forget the trials, temporarily at least, and to indulge in other forms of activity, in their way no less strenuous.


    The Summer Term is the one term of the year when cricket reigns, and even if The Pharos should turn out to be nearly all cricket, it would no doubt be quite acceptable to a few of its readers, who would be proud to have a record of their achievements with bat and ball. But there are others to whom, maybe, cricket means chiefly" fielding," for they have waited hopefully all the season for even a modest score, and it never came their way. Still, cricket, grand game though it be in real summer weather, is by no means our only outdoor activity, as we hope the following pages will amply show.


    Among those leaving this term no one will be more generally missed by Masters and boys than E. C. Pelham. Senior Prefect, Captain of Soccer, Rugger and Cricket, Victor Ludorum two years in succession, he leaves behind him a record of achievement in games and athletics unsurpassed in the annals of the School, and a grateful memory of services to other School activities always modestly performed.


    At a meeting of The Pharos Committee held on Tuesday, 8th June, it was decided to entrust the editorship of the literary section of the Magazine to a small Selection Committee elected from the members of the full Committee. Those chosen to act this term were W. R Haydon, F. H. Martin, J. J. Myers, and H. R Watkins. Original contributions of a literary nature on any subject will be welcomed, especially from members of the Sixth Forms. Articles should be handed in to any of this Committee each term well in advance of the date of going to press. It is hoped that the response will justify the new departure.


    The School was very fortunate in having its own observer at the Naval Review at Spithead during the Coronation Festivities. He made a record of what he saw, and we reproduce it in this issue for the benefit of our readers.


    For permission to reproduce the photo of the School we are much indebted to The Dover Express.


    A good number of literary contributions intended for publication in The Pharos have been handed in by the Junior and Middle Forms. As many as possible are included in full in this issue, but in order that a larger number of writers may see themselves in print, and also take a hand in filling the pages of the Magazine, a few selected passages from their scripts are inserted under the heading "Gleanings."


    Early this term a meeting of the Deal, Walmer and District parents was held at the South Eastern Hotel, Deal. The Headmaster, Mr. J. C. Booth, and members of the Staff and of the Executive Committee were present. The meeting was very enjoyable; several points were raised for discussion, and much useful information was gained. It is hoped to make this a yearly event.
    We regret the departure from Dover of Mr. S. F. Atwood, and express to him our sincere thanks for his services as a member of the Committee; to Mrs. Atwood thanks are also due for the very active help so willingly given to the Ladies' Committee on all occasions. \Ve extend our best wishes for the future to them both.
    To Maxton House we express our hearty congratulations on their success in the Gymnastic Competition. As the winners they will hold for the year the Parents' Association Challenge Cup. We are again providing miniature Silver Cups as trophies for various sports and swimming events; Book Prizes also will be offered in appreciation of om boys' endeavours to do well
in School. We ask for the interest of all Parents in these efforts
your membership will greatly help in all we try to do.
    The Programme of Social Events for the Autumn and Winter
is enclosed with this issue of 7 he Pharos you are asked to make
a special note of all fixtures and to give them a full measure of
your support. At the end of the term we hope to have the
enjoyable annual fixture of the Parents z’. Boys Cricket Match.
May the better side win
E. C. MARTIN. Ho;i. Sec.


    An Extraordinary General Meeting of the Association was
held at the School on- Monday, 22nd March, at which both Mr.
Whitehouse and Mr. Booth were present. The meeting had
been called in order that the Old Boys of the School could show
their personal appreciation of Mr. Darby, who was retiring at
the end of the term, after a very close connection with the Old
Boys’ Association extending over many years.
    Mr. R. A. Cook, the Hon. Secretary of the Association,
addressing the meeting, said the Old Boys had assembled to
commemorate in a fitting manner the passing into retirement of
their old friend and one-time master, Mr. Darby. He was quite
sure that they would all agree with him when he referred to
Mr. Darby as one of the pillars of the old School. When the
new building was erected on the hill, Mr. Darby was instinctively
regarded by them as one of the foundation stones. The Old
Boys felt that they could not let the occasion pass without
showing their high esteem for the retiring master. Both Mr.
Darby and he went back to the days when part of the School
was held in a small building on Priory Hill. He therefore
wondered if Mr. Darby might not devote some of his leisure to
writing his memoirs, which could quite fittingly be entitled
“From Log Cabin to White House.” He understood, however,
that Mr. Darby was proposing to take up pursuits which were
more scientific, and so it was deemed very fitting to expend the
contributions given by a large number of Old Boys on something
which they hoped would keep him amused for hours. Neither
did they forget Mrs. Darby, and he would express the sincere
hope of all that Mr. and Mrs. Darby might live to enjoy many
happy years of retirement.
    Mr. Cook, on behalf of the assembly, then presented Mr.
Darby with a camera, suitably inscribed, together with a credit
note for the purchase of accessories at the same time he handed
Mr. Darby a handbag for Mrs. Darby.
    Mr. Darby, in thanking the Old Boys for their gifts, which
he regarded as particularly fitting, said he hoped they would
not think that his retirement was going to mean a complete
severance with the Old Pharosians. He hoped still to take an
interest in their careers, and also in their achievements in the
field of sport. Further, he hoped that both the cricket and
football teams would continue to uphold the good name of the
School in the town and neighbourhood. He was following
very closely on Mr. Whitehouse in his retirement, and standing
before a meeting of Old Boys, he did not know whether Mr.
Whitehouse and he ought not to form the nucleus of an asso-
ciation of old masters. He expected to be told, however, that
the only use for “ old masters “ was to hang them.
    Mr. Whitehouse, himself our wise guide and adviser for so
long, then said he thought he might be allowed to add his small
tribute to Mr. Darby’s work, as he supposed he was the only
one who remembered Mr. Darby coming to the School. He had
worked with him those many years, and no more faithful and
no more sane master had that School ever had in its last thirty
years. Mr. Darby had done a great deal for them, both by
example and by precept. He joined the Old Boys in hoping
that Mr. Darby might live long to enjoy the years of leisure that
would be his.


    At the same meeting it was decided that members of the
Old Boys’ Association who bad paid subscriptions for 15 con-
secutive years should be entitled to become life members upon
payment of a further guinea. It has been proposed that if space
is available a full list of the members of the Association should
appear in the next issue of Ike Pharos.
    The Association year ends on 31st July annually, and all
members are reminded that subscriptions for the ensuing year
then become due. The attention of all boys leaving School is
respectfully called to the third page of the cover of this Magazine.
They should get into touch with one of the Secretaries there
named without dday. The Secretary will be away during


    The Social Programme for the coming winter has been drawn
up in conjunction with other School societies, and a list will be
found accompanying this issue of The Pharos.


    Eric Trist was broadcasting in the series “America To-day,”
on Tuesday, 1st June.
    W. M. E. White has played cricket with Cambridge University
    I. P. Watt got First Class Honours in the English Tripos,
Part I. He has been made a full Scholar of St. John’s.
    E. J. Ewell, St. Mary’s Hospital, has been awarded the
sessional prize for his examination work in Histology.
    G. D. Magub is going to Iceland during the Vacation with the
Survey Section of the O.T.C.
    R. H. Arnold is Assistant Engineer to the Surveyor of
    L. R. Kennedy is now a Sub-Lieutenant (E.) RN., and E. J.
Kirby a Lieutenant-Commander (E.) RN.
    The following ~re going on the Isle of Wight Cricket Tour
A. C. L. Browne, G. Cook, G. Curry, XV. Couzens, E. W. Moseling,
F. W. Ockenden, E. C. Peiham, C. E. Phillips, J. Slater, N. V.
Sutton, C. W. Teasdale, W. M. E. \Vhite, A. L. Youden.


Old Pharosians’ Football Club.

    The Annual General Meeting was held at the School on
4th May, 1937, Mr. F. Whitehouse presiding over a good atten-
    The Hon. Secretary in his report referred to the good team
spirit and sportsmanship of the past season, and the sound
financial position of the Club.
    The following officials were elected :—President Mr.
J. C. Booth Vice-Presidents re-elected en bloc with the addition
of Mr. F. \Vhitehouse; Hon. Treasurer Mr H. J. Burt ; Captain
Mr W. Bainbridge ; Vice-Captain Mr. XV. Harvey; Hon. Secretary
Mr. E. H. Baker, 12, Eaton Road, Dover.
    After some discussion it was decided to compete in the
Dover and District League and in the Old Boy’s League, which
is being re-organised as a knock-out competition. We are
looking forward to putting a stronger team in the field this season,
especially with one or two new arrivals on our School Staff,
and the Secretary would be glad to hear from any Old Boy who
desires to join the Club.
    Practice games will be held at the School on 11th September,
at 3 p.m., and 14th at 6.30 p.m..
E. H. BARER (Hon.. Sec.).


Old Pharosians’ Cricket Club.

    The Club as a whole have enjoyed a reasonably successful
first half of the season, and players have all had their share in
the results. We are pleased to welcome Messrs. Ruffell, Moseling,
Cadman, Baker and Kappler as new members; all are proving
useful acquisitions. The A” XI. is experiencing a certain
difficulty in fielding a regular XI. ; in spite of this their per-
formance is satisfactory.
    Our annual tour will take place during August Bank Holiday
week, when the Isle of Wight will again be visited. All are
looking forward to another happy and successful trip. We
should be glad of the assistance of any Old Boys who may be
in the district during the holidays. The Secretary would be
pleased to hear from any such at 31, Stanhope Road, Dover.

1st XI.

May i—The School, go; Old Pharosians, 89.
8—Old Pharosians, io8 ; Dover CC., 132 for x wkt.
22—Old Pharosians, i~i (Ruffles 61*) Dover CC., 114 for ~ wkts.
June ~—Sibton Park, 202 (Rotliwell 6 for 31) Old Pharosians, 194 for
8 wkts. (Rotliwell 56).
12—2nd En. Devonshire Regt., 148 Old Pharosians, 272 for 7 wkts.
29—Old Pharosians, 176 for 5 wkts. (dec.) (Cook 52) ; S.R. Institute,
Ashford, ii8 (Cadman 6 for 44, mci. hat trick).
26—Old Pharosians, r~s for 9 wkts. (dec.) Canterbury Excelsior,
i66 for 6 wkts.
July 3—Old Pharosians, ~ for 9 wkts. (dec.) D.Y.R.M. School, 174
for 5 wkts.

“A” XI.

May i—Hamlet, 66 (Cadn~an ~ for 23) Old Pharosians, 52 (Cadman 20).
8—River Sports, 62 (Cadman 6 for .22); Old Pharosians, 98 (Slater 33).
22—Packet Yard, 35 (Frow ~ for io ; Kesby ~ for ~); Old Pharo-
sians, 67 for i wkt. (Browne .32*, Crush 28*).
29—Old Pharosians, 119 (Suter 59*) ; Methodists, 117 (Wilcox 3
for ii).
June 5—Old Pharosians, 6i (Kesby 35*) ; River Sports, 138 for 6 wkts.
26—Old Pharosians, soo; Hamlet, 117 (Frow 7 for 44).
July 3—Old Pharosians, 223 for 7 wkts. (dec.) (Floyd 20) ; Chariton l\’Iill,
88 for ~ wkts.
* not out
A. C. L. BROWNE, Hon. Sec.


    News of an old master may not be inappropriate in a magazine
mainly devoted to news of old and present boys; moreover, the
old master about whom the following few lines are written was
the founder and first editor of The Pharos.
    The following recent extract from a Liverpool paper will
interest many old boys “ and “ old girls who attended the
School between the years 1903 and 1913.
    “A Committee of the Faculty of Arts of the University
of Liverpool agreed unanimously to recommend that in view
of his distinguished scholarship and valued services, the
status of Associate Professor G. XV. Coopland be raised to a
full Professorship in Mediaeval History.”
    Mr. Coopland joined the staff of Liverpool University as
Lecturer in 1913 since 1914 he has been in charge of the Depart-.
ment of Mediaeval History, in which year he received his
Doctorship for a monograph published in the “ Oxford Studies in
Social and Legal History.” Since then his published work has
included contributions to learned journals in France, Italy~
America, Holland, etc. In the Harmsworth Universal
History” he was responsible for the section on Feudalism and
    He has read papers at Brussels and at the Sorbonne, and
in this connection it is interesting to note that Coville, a dis-
tinguished member of the French Institute, quotes Mr. Coopland.
freely in a recent publication.
    Apart from the above publications, important work in the
field of foreign history is done under his direction, a large and
important work on the “Crusades in the Later Middle Ages”
by one of his pupils is now in the press.
    By those competent to judge, Dr. Coopland is regarded as
among the leading British Specialists in Continental Feudalism;
and the view was expressed that the University of Liverpool, in
raising his status to that of Professor, would confer distinction
upon itself as well as on him.


    Although the term commenced on 22nd April, shooting-
practice was not started until 18th May. From that day forward
squads were detailed to fire regularly during the evenings; and
two squads, consisting of cadets who stayed to lunch, shot during
the dinner-hour.
    On commencing shooting cadets attended regularly, great -
interest being shown; and even when showers fell in the evenings
the squads did not take them as an excuse for staying away.
    From the scores it seems indeed likely that we shall enter a
proficient team for the King’s Shield Competition, one that will
be worthy of the Corps. Cdt. Bayliss is to be congratulated
on being the first marksman this term to obtain the full score
of 25 (5 bulls) and on maintaining a very high average.
Sgts. \Vilde and Smith, Lce.-Cpl. Cadinan, and Cdts. Menter
and Myers have also shot extremely well. Some of the younger
cadets are showing great promise (expecially Cdts. Carter and.
Manning), if one takes into consideration that for the majority
of them this is the first term that they have fired.
    The Corps is greatly indebted to Lieutenant King for so readily-
giving up his time after school to attend and take charge of the
    It is intended to enter at least 50% of the Corps for the King’s
Shield Competition this year in order to obtain the Shooting
Grant. Therefore it is essential that every cadet should shoot as
often as possible; and from what I have seen so far, I can justly
say that every cadet is doing his share towards the task which
we have set ourselves.
    The first six averages this term are as follows :—I, Cdt.
Bayliss, 2160; 2, Cdt. Menter, 20.25; 3, Sgt. Wilde, 19.25;
4, Lce.-Cpl. Cadman, 18.90; 5, Cdt. Myers, 18.83; 6, Sgt. Smith,


    During the Easter Holidays a Field Day was held on Ewell
Minnis. Following the time-honoured custom, approximately
half the Company defended that important strategical position
known as the Newcastle Inn. Although the defence gained a
technical” victory, the attacking forces were also well handled.
It is as well for future platoon commanders to notice that in
both the recent Field Days the attacking force would have been
entirely successful had it strictly adhered to its time schedule.
    For the latter half of this term a Sergeant from the C.P.(F)
R.E. has attended our parades. Starting with moves such as
“Turning to the left by numbers,” he has instructed the Coin-
pany in the greater part of the drill without arms required for
the Lucas-Tooth Competition.
    The recruiting this year has been satisfactory, and in this
direction Sgt. Paddock has been particularly active. A First
Aid Squad under the tuition of Cdt. Rees was formed this
term. Thanks to regular attendances, good progress has been
made. At Camp this year there will be a Hospital Tent to
which any sick cadet may be immediately transferred.
    This year Camp will be held at Sandwich from 30th July to
13th August. The Lucas-Tooth Competition, and the Annual
Inspection by Col. H. H. Dawes, O.B.E., T.D., will be held on
Tuesday, ioth August, at ii a.m. Sports Day is on Wednesday,
iith August; on both these days parents and friends are
cordially invited to Camp.
    The Engineers have again been busy preparing or renewing
certain parts of our camp equipment, and to them the Corps is
gratefuf. Junior members of the Band have shown their keen-
ness by their constant unofficial parades before and after School.
    PROMOTIONS.—Cpl. Martin to Sergeant; Cpl. Barling to Band-
Sergeant; Lce.-Cpls Garland, Watkins, Watt and Fuller to Corporal;
Cdts. West and Metzger to Lance-Corporal.
    Lce.-Cpl. Cadman's Empire First Class Shot Badge, ,,'hich he won last year, was presented to him by Major Pearce. Sgts. \\'ilde and Paddock, CpI. "'atkins, Lce.-Cpls. Cadman and Delahaye ha"e obtained the full Certificate "A" Sgts. "'ilde and Paddock, Cpls. \Vatson and "'atkins,. and Lce.-Cpl. Cadman are entitled to ,,'ear the K.C.B, Efficiency Star,



~s.d. ~sBalance brought forward 54 II 6 Messrs. A. J. Gunn .. o iS o
Sale of Ammunition o ii o Affiliation Fee ‘.. o 1Donation (P.C. Coles) .. o so o Uniform .. .. 2 10 9
Messrs. Webber and Son 2 8 ~
Messrs. Burton, Rowe
and Viner •. I 4 i
Transport .. o 8 i
Postage, etc. .. .. o 5 o
Balance in hand .. ~ 7 10
15 12 6 15 12 6
Audited and found correct,
A. E. CouLsou. XV. E. PEARCE,
1st July, 1937. 1st July, 1937.


    This year more enthusiasm was shown regarding the House
Gymnastic Competition as the points were being counted for
the House Challenge Shield. Following the lead of Buckland
House there were organised House practices at 8.15 a.m. attended
by about thirty-five boys. The Competition consisted of a
group of free standing exercises, some apparatus work, and a
game, Scrimmage Ball.
    Mr. Christian, Gymnastic Instructor of Sir Roger Manwood’s
School Sandwich, kindly consented to judge the Competition,
and at the conclusion awarded the points as follows Maxton
89%, Country 82%, Buckland Si%, Town 72%. He congratu-
lated the winners on a very good performance and said that
they gained the few extra points by finishing off their movements,
and not running straight back to the team after each piece of
apparatus work. He commended the leader of Town, W. R.
Haydon, for making the best of the rather poor material at his
    The Challenge Cup, given by the Parents’ Association, was
then presented to R. L. Delahaye, the leader of the winning
team, by Mrs. Martin. The competition over, thanks, in the
form of three cheers, were enthusiastically accorded to Mrs. Martin
and Mr. Christian.


    The main activities in the Tennis Club have been the match
against the Staff, and the Singles Tournament. Once again
the Staff, with their greater experience proved too good for us,
for although the School Team put up a good fight they lost by
II sets to 5. The standard of Tennis however, is improving,
for it was the School’s best result since the contest started
three years ago. For the Singles Tournament there were forty
competitors; which shows that Tennis is becoming increasingly
popular in the Senior School. Finally, for the excellence of the
Courts this season, the thanks of the Club are due to the grounds-


    The list of additions this Term is not large; but to those who
still remember us by their gifts we offer our sincere thanks.
On the other hand, our losses through unregistered books,
as well as by wear and tear, are now so large that steps have
had to be taken to deal with the difficulty. The method of
cataloguing and issue will he changed ; and while it is hoped there
will be free circulation, yet methods to prevent leakage are
essential if our stock is to he preserved.
I wish to express my gratitude to the Library Prefect who
recently left us (Fermor), and now that Philpott has taken up
his duties, I hope that all will co-operate in making them as
light as possible. W. UNCLES,
Sc/tool Librarian.


Reference Department.
Donation Copies.

H. LENEY, Esq.—” Archaeologia Cantiana” (Vol. XLVIII.).
F. WHITEIIOU5E, Esq.—” Mathematical Drawing” (Minchin and Dale).
Incorporated Accountants’ Year Book, 1937.”
DOvER Coas’ORATIoN—” George VI.—King and Emperor” (Gorman)
(3 copies).

Copies Purchased by the School.

An Anthology of Recent Poetry” (Walters) “La France” (Hedgcock).

General Library.
Donation Copies.

To VIlli Form Librarv
G. B. DO~HLD-" H,(\'c His Carcase" (Sa~'ers).
D. K. Bo;\lFREY-" Thc Ex-Detecti,'c" (Oppenhcim).
To Geilt'ral Fiction L ibrayy
D. K. BmIFREY-" Graham's Yictory" (Stcbbin~).
K .'.IoORE-" Tom Brown's Schooldays" (Hu,C;hb) ; "\Vllitc l\Iagic" (Waithman).
C. REYNOLDS-" The Iron Piratc" (Pemberton).
To J1tilior Library
C. l{EYNOLDS-" The Life and Acl\'entures of Robin Hood" (Walker); " Thc Popul<lr Book of Boys' Stories" ; "The \vorlcl's Best Boys' Annual" ; " Schoolboys' Story Book"
R. l\IOORE-" Grcat Stories for Boys."

Copies Purchased by the School.

To VIlli Form Library-" Unsoh'ecl Problcms of Science" (Haslett).
To General Non-fiction Library-" Experimental Researches in Electricity" (Faraday); "Lcctures and Lay Sermons" (Huxley) ; "Everday Science" (Haslett).


    All our readers will be interested in the announcement that K. M. Lindsay, Esq., M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education, has promised to present the prizes and give the address on Speech Day, 12th November.


    This term has seen the Jubilee in Holy Orders of the Rev. Canon \V. G. EInar, Chairman of the Governors of the School. His genial personality has made him a popular figure with boys and masters at very many School functions. He will be rel11embered by a wide circle of Old Boys for his chairmanship OWl' a long series of prize-givings. \V e all join in thanking Cmon EInar for his continued interest in the School, and express the sincere hope that we may have the pleasure of his presence among us for many years to come.


    During the Easter Holidays the wedding of :\Ir. A. D. Thomas and Miss Elin Muller took place at the Frogmore Church, Oslo. The Staff had already assured NIL Thomas of their best wishes in his new sphere, and now the whole School joins the Staff in extending a very hearty welcome to Mrs, Thomas, and in hoping that her stay among us may be a long and happy one.


    We congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Booth on the birth of a son and heir; we are glad to learn that Master Booth is making good progress.


    The Prefects for the term have been as follows :
Scilior Pi"('J~'ct-E. C. Pelham. Depllty Sellior Pi'efect-A. E. Cadman.
Prefects-H. R. "'atkins, A. R. "Wilde, R. V. F. 'Woodard, T. G, Skinner, and S. C. Fennor (Library).
Probationary Prefects-G. B. Donald, T. Lennon, J. ]. Myers, and G. L. 'Watt. P. E. Philpott succeeded Fermor as Library Prefect later in the term.


    The following members of the Cadet Corps were selected for duty in London with the Cadet Coronation Detachment:c.Q'.!Vl.s. G. B. Donald, Sgt. A. M. Smith and Sgt. A, R. Wilde.


    During the summer holidays G. L. Watt will be on an expedition of exploration in Newfoundland, with a party of School Boys under Surgeon-Cmdr. Murray Levick. Part of the expedition's work will be to survey and map th little-known land on the west coast of Newfoundland.


    Mr. Rothwell is leaving us this term to take up the important post of Lecturer in Physical Education at the University of London, Goldsmith's College. "While we are all sorry to lose him, we wish him the best of success in his new sphere. In addition to throwing himself heartily into all our gymnastic and out-of-doors activities, he has played hockey for Kent, and has assisted the Old Pharosians at cricket.


    Mr. K. H. Ruffell, who joined the Staff at the beginning of the term, comes from Hampton Grammar School and University College, London. At Hampton he was vice-captain of the School, captain of athletics, and a member of both the football and the cricket teams. He played football for his College, and cricket for the Old Boys of his School. This season he has played cricket for the Old Pharosians. At University College he took 2nd Class B.A. HonolD's in Geography, with Economics as subsidiary subject, and at the Institute of Education, London, he gained his Teacher's Diploma. We hope his stay with us will be a happy one.


    The play decided upon for the next performance of the School Dramatic Society is Bernard Shaw's" Saint Joall," "York upon it will begin in' earnest next term. The Junior play is to be "Meddling with Magic."


    Thanks to the generosity of Paul Coles, to whom we tender our best thanks, the School has been able to purchase the following records :
    "Finlandia" (SibelillS) , Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Weissman ; " Siegfried's Funeral :'.larch" (lVagner) , Berlin Philharmonic, conducted by Furtwangler; "Facade" (Walton), London Symphony Orchestra, Speaker-Sitwell, conducted by Constant Lambert.


    The School is deeply indebted to two anonymous donors for the gift of two more Cups. One of them, to be known as the " Glack " Cup, 'will be awarded to the winner of the 220 Yards Open (Over 14) ; the other to the winner of the junior 100 Yards (Under 14).


    We congratulate E. C. Pelham on his 100 not out, against the Duke of York's School, and R. G. Standen for his II4 ag,linst Ashford Grammar School.


    The result of the East Cup Football Final, played late last term, was Country 9, Buckland 3.


    The Autumn Term commences on Thursday, 16th September, and ends on Wednesday, 22nd December. Season tickets should be made out accordingly.


    We congratulate the boys named below, who have been successful in Examinations as follows :~

(VI. Commerce.)

Commerce and Finance.-D. K. Bomfrey, *R. S. Fowles, "C. P. Garland, F. H. Martin, .P. E. Philpott, D. W. Roberts, R. D. L. Tye, A. W. \Voods.
Banking and Cllrrency.-*Fowles, :\Iartin, *Philpott, Roberts, Tye.
Commercial Geography.-Bomfrey, *Fowles, Garland, *Philpott, Roberts, Woods.
Commercial Arithmetic.-*Philpott.
Foreign Exchange.-Fowles, *Philpott.
An asterisk (*) denotes a distinction.
R. S. Fowles and P. E. Philpott have gained their London Chamber of Commerce Diplomas.
K.E.C. SPECIAL PLACES.-H. B. S. Brabham, B. E. Crust, 1. Kemp, C. J. King, M. M. Pittock, K. F. Rust, J. R. Silby, H. R. Slater, P. A. Slater.


Form Middle IV.-P. C. Jones (2).
" Upper III.-Amos (3), Hopper (3), Carter (3), Robson (3), 'Walsh (3), Wilson (3), Jell (2), Ashman (1), Bushell (1), Chicandard (1). " Middle III.-Edwards (1), Rhodes (1), Tranter (1), Vickery (1).
" LowerIII.-J. Smith (1).
" Upper II.-Friend (3), Price (3), Gray (2). McFarlane (2), Alcock (1). Brabham (1), O'Brien (1), Weeds (1).
" Middle n.-Eagles (3), Hill (3). Oliver (3), F. Davies (2), Thlunday (2), Thompson (2), Da1:len (1), Porter (1), Simpson (1).
" Upper I.-Brabham (3). Pilcher (3), Reeves (3), Flanders (1). Foster (I), King (1), Mulcahey (I), McInnes (1).
" illiddle I.-Bish (2), Carter (2), Catiow (2), Sedgwick (2), Bayley (1), Chester (1), Hawkins (1), Pott (1). Sanderson (1), Youngson (1). " Lower I.-Dane (3), Ashman (2), Hutchins (1), Snowden (1).
" Trans.-Rust (3), Wilson (3), King (1), H. R. Slater (1).
" Upper Prep.-Allin (3), Russell (3), Watts (2), Barnes (1), Field (1). " Lower Prep.-Stanley (2), Peverley (1).


    During the Easter holidays thirty-five boys from the Fifth and Sixth, accompanied by three members of the staff, spent an enjoyable nine days in the German Rhineland.
    With the seven hundred other scholars from all parts of England, after a perfect crossing, we arrived at Ostend in lovely sunshine. Besides being officially welcomed through loudspeakers by the Rhineland District Youth Leader at Aachen on the frontier, on arrival at Koblenz, just before midnight, we found the Hitler Youth Band and Choir assembled to welcome us.
    From our headquarters at Koblenz excursions were made by motor-coach to the charming old cities of the surrounding -district; to Limburg with its quaint cathedral; to Kochem with its magnificent Schloss perched high above the river; to Rudesheim, past the Lorelei made famous by Heine's fine lyrics; to the 120ft. high statue of Germania and to Bad-Ems on the Lahn.
    We were given ample opportunity to get acquainted with the German people and all of " party 24" will join with me, I think, in saying what a fine and hospitable people we found ihem. The Hitler Youth Movement and the German Girls' Union, who acted as our guides on our delightful rambles through the pine and fir woods on the mountains, proved admirable and charming hosts, fraternising freely with us all. Whatever their -political creed, it did not detract in any way from their inherent good nature and good fellowship.
    Everyone was impressed by the Germans' remarkably musical gifts, especially by their marching songs, heard at their best at the Anglo-German Concert, when the national songs of both countries were sung, and speeches expressing friendship and goodwill towards each other were exchanged by the youth of the two nations, so akin in looks and thought.
    Many and varied are the pleasing memories we have brought home from the Rhineland. In the minds of some the all-dav excursion by pleasure steamer up the Rhine to Rudesheim will linger long; to others, memories of attempts at speaking the language with ensuing adventures will cling longer; while to the select few the dance at the Park Hotel is something never to be forgotten.
    Finally, we are all greatly indebted to a large number of people. First to our hosts, to whom we express a sincere appreciation of German hospitality. Secondly, to the English Commandant, iVIr. Audric, whose talent for organisation ensured a smooth Ausflug ; and to the members of the staff who accompanied us and made this marvellous trip possible. Lastly to Party 7. who accompanied us so often and shared our experiences. Let us hope, for the sake of those who were not old enough this year, that this trip will be only the first of many of a like nature.


    Beholde ye fayre goddess of Somerre which that makyth ye sunne to shyne bryghtlie, and ye birdes to synge swetely, and ye flowres-nay, be nat afeered, 0 lecteur, ye scrybe wol ne lengerre afflicte ye thus, thogh he be lyte of hede and herte. Soone, perchance, certayne tydinges bearynge on ye diverse,; stifcattes will hym and otheres soberre uppe ful wel, but nowe, noght can daunte his gladdesomenesse. Ther came a tyme, howen-e, whan that a sesonne of surpassynge sonneshyne befelle, which did affecte us in divers wayes. For was it nat seen that Sire Cantbeslo kept hys fyrie steede strayghte ne lengerre, but didde wobbelle from ye ryghte side to ye lefte, ande thatte certayne knaves didde make hym wobbelle stylle furthere. Thanne, too, for resonne of ye grete hotteness, and, with hir myndes were fulle thereof, manic Sixxeformerres and eke Prefectes didde practyse ye wondrous arte of stryppeteese. And aIle did hope that ye ordre of ye opennecollerres wolde be givenne.
    But, thogh that swich thynges were nat to be, ther didde come to ye Chateau a grete warre-Iorde, yclept Skeye, who, in ringynge to ones badde us bukkeuppe and nat lette ye side doune. Swich wordes affected us myghtilie, and therafter noon did grumbulle aboute noght, save onely ye famouse skooledinnerres. Soone, howevre, whan ye dayes didde lengthenne, aIle lefte ye Pierre du Nord, sekynge othere partes wher they calde lykewise
do hir hoomewerke pecefully. But othres abandonne even thise plesaunte arboures and do worshippe at ye shrynes of ye Twain-goddes, Crickette and Tennyse to witte. And, whul men seyde that ye Knyghtes didde practyse secretlie for ye Stafftournaye, Sire Nedlak badde us keepe up ye rackethede, and eke to put more of swynge (I trowe he spake of tennyse) into ye backeha:lde. Butte, despyte swich con seils ye cannonne-balles of Sire Cusloon didde twiste and tourne as if ye Deville hymselve were thereinne ; and so grete was ye skylle of Sire Lis \Vil that he hackle nede onelie of ye woodenne partes of hys rackette. Thedor ye Knyghtes didde gayne victorie, but now ye Fyrstelevenne plotteth an awfulle revanche, and with gryrnme visage speke softelie of bodielyne and legge-therie.
    Meantyme, thogh lessere varieties playde at ye jouste yclept Chyneese shortes-balle, hiI' felawes didde nat lykwise rejoyce at hiT lessounes in ye Gymne, whiche for hem became a chamberre of grievous tormente. Ther hadde they to do penaunce for hir sinnes, and thereto for monic dayes didde they laboure as in ye Sloghe of Desespaire. Atte laste, howevre, hir purgatorrie hadde ende, but certayne of hem, alas! will sufferre a lyk anguisse nexte yere, and' eke for monic yere therafterre. Butte Jiowe, lat us putte behinde swich gloomie thoghts and rejoyce us in pleasaunte thynges.
    Doth itte Hat gladdenne yo me cares to liste to ye sygnatmetoone of ye runneres, to wit, " Shacke, Shacke, Shacke, Shacke, Shackynge, laye a lytel egge for me "? Doth it not lyghtenne yome hertes to see ye Cadettes stumbulle and eke tryppe hirselves uppe whan that they assaye ye mystique" lefteinclyne." But sholde they meete withe goode successe whan they do batai1le at Hammesandewyche for ye famouse charme, Ye Toothe of Luke, thenne no lengerre wol we laughen at hir clommesinesse. Nay, ratherre shall we lifte uppe oure voyces, nat onlie byresonne of hi,' hiomphe, but eke because ye Sununervac is wel nyghe uppODne us. Do ye nat smyle murrierly at swich tydinges? Yey styl 80m dayes remayne ere we aIle bidde fare-ye-welle to ye Chateau, some, alacke ! neverre to retourne. Of swich and of hir myghtie deedes ye can Ierne in ye grete boke Pharos, \vhereinne, too, if ye liste, ye maye rede ye longe and boorynge werke of 11Y111 that nowe groweth a berde passing longe.


    On 30th March, during the Easter holidays, a party of German boys were accompanied round Dover by a small party from this school, consisting of Mr. Rowlands, six members of the Sixth Form, and an Old Boy, 1. P. Watt. The German party, who numbered about thirty, were travelling from Soest,
in Westphalia, to Hackney Downs School, and were under the leadership of two of the assistant masters of their school. One of the masters, Herr Gaupp, had already been to England several times. He is an enthusiastic worker for international friendship, and has done much to arrange meetings between young German and English people. Herr Gaupp has also addressed several English meetings on various aspects of German life.
    The German party had crossed from the Continent the previous evening, and spent the night at the Dover Y.M.c.A. Hostel, where the school party met them at ten o'clock on the morning of 30th March. After some discussion as to how many places our visitors would have time to visit, we proceeded to the Castle. Here all sorts of questions were showered on us, and perhaps it was due to the fact that we were unable to answer them all that one of the school party suggested that some of the others had never visited the Castle before! We then made our way down the East Cliff path, and along the Sea Front to the docks. After that the party split up into several smaller groups, and visited various other places of interest in the town. At one o'clock we all met again at the YM.c.A. Hostel, where our German visitors bade us farewell by singing a German song, before they got ready to go on to London in the afternoon.

Buckland House.

    The standard of cricket this term in the 1st and 2nd Xl's has greatly improved and ten out of twelve games have been won, one lost, and one drawn. This sucess, however, has not been so apparent in the Junior games, now counting for House points, where only eight out of eighteen games have been won. This shows that the Junior members of the House now have as much part in the winning of the Shield as the Seniors, and should in view of this added responsibility take House activities more seriously.
    In the 1st XI. Fuller has done good work with the ball, and Pleasance, Ewer and Butler have formed the nucleus 0"£ a keen 2nd XI. The success of these teams had been due to keen fielding, backed up by steady batting and bowling.
    We beat a rather weak Town team in the 1st Round of the East Cup Competition and now meet Country in the final.
    The Inter-House Gym. Competition next claimed our attention and I should like to thank all those who turned up regularly, at 8.15 a.m., to practice for this. Although we only managed to secure third place, we felt that our training had not been in vain.
    Our athletic team shows promise, and a fair number of boys l1ave been training, but we have been unfortunate in losing the services of Pleasance, who met with an accident and will be unable to run for us. His place in the 14-r5 events will be hard to fill.
    It is pleasing to note that several have learnt to swim a length at the early morning swimming parades, but the responsibility for the sports is still left to the few. This deficiency in swimming ,could be overcome by everyone learning to swim at least one length.
    Again the contest for the House Shield will be decided by the Sports, and it is up to everyone to make these a success so that once again Dark Blue will surround the Shield for another year.
    As these are my last House Notes I should like to thank all those Senior members of the House who have helped in any way with its running, and wish them and the House the best ,of luck for the future.


Country House.

    The House may congratulate itself on being at the top of the cricket table. For this we have to thank the 2nd XI. Colts, and Junior 1st and 2nd XI. The spirit in these teams has been .one of the utmost keenness, as is shown by the fact that twice a week Country has been making full use of the practice facilities afforded. Here I should like to thank Mr. Rowlands, who has coached the Juniors every Tuesday. The 1st XI. has struck a bad patch, but next year its prospects will be very good. The East Cup team has good chances of winning, and is practising hard at nets to this end. I would like to thank Goldsmith, Metzger, and IVI. Blunt, for the way in which they have given up many afternoons to umpiring for their House. Other Honses might well note that on occasion the first two mentioned have had to umpire at both ends, as well as score. House colours have been awarded to Ravensdale, Sanderson, and Neill (ii.), for their efficient captaincy and good cricket. Neill (ii.) is especially to be congratulated on his two centuries not out.
    Training is in progress for the athletics, and Country will put up a good show. This year's swimming entries are satisfactory, .and many boys have managed to swim their length. Our Drill team was a good second in the Drill Competition, and we congratulate Maxton on their winning it.
    House colours for the swimming and athletics will be awarded in due course.
G.L.W. ; T.L.


Maxton House.

    Although we have not been in the running for the Shield this term, our hopes of obtaining the" Darby" Cup have encouraged us in our cricket. Earlier in the term we were close behind the leaders, but during the last few matches we have lost that position, mainly because our Junior teams have often been heavily defeated by older Junior opponents.
    Nevetheless, the 1st XI. has played well, and keenness in the field has led to low scores by our opponents. Our defeat of Countrv is notable in that we dismissed them for the small total of 8 mils, but in this Jones, who took 6 for 2, and Shibley, who got :t hat-trick, were the two chiefly responsible. Buckland pnw,:d to be a little too strong for us, but we avenged our earlier defe:lt by Town in the return match. Although batting has been our weakness, Jones and Alcock have made some good scores.
    The 2nd XI. have shown occasional brilliance and have consequc}tly recorded a few successes. Pellatt has bowled well, performing the hat-trick in one match.
    Our Colts' XI. has been a strong team with five school colts in the side, but even so they have lost two of their matches, although by a narrow margin.
    Our greatest achiewment of the term was the regaining of the Gym. Cup. In this our success was due to Delahaye, for under his leadership our team was brought nearer to perfection, especially in the apparatus work, than were the other teams.
    This term we hope to maintain our past successes in the Athletic Sports, and furthermore to improve our position in the Swimming Sports. But here I am afraid that any success will be due to a few individuals, especially Mantle, Elworthy and. Stewart, who form the mainstay of our swimming team.
    We welcomed the following new boys to the House this term:P. CorbEtt and P. K. Datlen.


Town House.

    So far this term the House has met with little success on the cricket field. But at the time of writing the Athletic and Swimming Sports have yet to be decided, and there is no reason why the House should not do quite well in both events.
    The only team to attain any degree of success at all has been the 1st XI., which, as in previous years, has had for the basis of the team the School players. Treadwell, Knights and Hayden have had to do the bulk of the work with both bat and ball. But the whole team has worked hard and, what is most important, has played together as a team. Moreover, the standard of the fielding has shown considerable improwment on previous years.
    The 2nd XI. has won but one game this term, and that by the narrow margin of one run. The reason for their faih,re lies simply in the House's present dearth of talent. In fact. considerable difficulty has been experienced in finding 22 rlawrs ,over 14, thus allowing no selection, and usually 'neces;itating the playing of boys under q. \ratson and Haydon are to be congratulated on making the best of a difficult task and on their enthusiasm even in face of a series of heavv defeats.
    It is to be hoped that next season the Colts will display that little extra enthusiasm and keenness in the field whidl thev have lacked this season. It must be realised that the 12-14 team is of the utmost importance to the House, for this j" the age when the future 1st XI. players should be developing. The cause of this term's run of ill-success has not been lack of good players but weakness in the field and the fatal tendenc}' to playas individuals and not as a team. Sherred and Paddock have bowled well, while Grant and Davies have shown promise as batsmen.
    The Junior teams have been unlucky in having to meet older and bigger teams. There is certainly no lack of prClmising players under 12 and it will be for them to restore Town's fallen prestige in the future. Donoghue, \Villiams, Austin and Castle in the First, and Brice and Rust in the Second, have played well. :Many of the defeats have been due to discouragement because of the strength of the opposition. If this is overcome next term many valuable points should be won in this section.
    We welcome K. Lohan this term.


    The prospects of the 1st XI. this term were good, eight players from last season being available. In spite of this, however, we have not been able to recordl11ore than five yictories, many matches ending in rather a tame draw. Our batttGg has been good, Treadwell and Merricks making some sound, if rather slow, opening stands, and our 214 for 8 wickets against the Duke of York's is our best score for some seasons. Among the bowlers Harvey, Fuller and Hayden have all done well on occasion.
    The 2nd XI. has had a very successful season, although some
slackness has been apparent in the field. It is well to remember that games can be either lost or won ill the field. As with the 1st XI., a good opening pair, Standen and Hopgood, were soon discovered, and these made a first wicket stand of over 50 runs in nearly every game. Of the bowlers Knights and Stribley have formed the main attack, while Hopgood and Pleasance have bowled well on occasion. On the whole the batting of the 2nd XI. has been left to individuals, there being a rather pronounced" tail", while the bowling has been good.
    The Under 14 XI. shows great promise, there being a necleus of players who are showing food form with both bat and ball, it augurs well for future School Cricket. Baxter and Smith have batted well, while Sherred has done some excellent bowling.     Finally, a word of thanks to the groundsmen for the preparation of such good wickets under rather difficult conditions, and to the Kitchen Staff for helping us to entertain our visitors. E.C.P.


1st XI.

May I-.;.t Astor Ayenue. D.C.S., 90 (T. C. Jones 25*) ; Old Pharosians 8C).
" IC)-At Margate. i\Iargate College, Il9 (Hayden 5 for 31) ; D.C.S., 93 for 7 (Pelham 52*).
" 22-At Astor Ayenue. D.C.S., laC) for 6 (Merricks 51*) ; Fayersham Grammar School, 33 for 5.
" 26-At Astor Axenue. D.C.S., 131 for 7 (Pelham, 56*, Treadwell 41) ; Chatham House School, 71 for 2.
June 2-At Ashford. D.C.S., 135 (Treadwell 51, Kappler 28) ; Ashford, 55 (Harvey 5 for 22, Pelham 5 for 2C)). .
" 5-.-\t Astor Ayenue. Han'ey Grammar School, 154 for 8 ; D.C.S., 108 for 4 (Pelham 49*, Fuller 27).
,. I2-At Astor A\"enue. D.c.S., 176 for 4 (Treadwell 79, Pelham 51*, l\Ierricks 30) ; Simon Langton School, 71 for 3.
" I6-At Astor A\"enue. D.C.S., 104 for 7 (Merricks 35*, Smith 27) ; Margate College, ()I for 4
" 17-At Astor .-'..\"enue. \Vembley \Vanderers, 152 for 3; D.C.S., 103 for 2 (:\Ierricks 31*, Pelham 41*).
" lC)-.\t Astor A\"enue. D.C.S., 102 (Pelham 46, Cadman 29); D.Y.R.i\I.S., Il2 for 4.
" 23-.\t Ramsgate. D.C.S., 153 (\VaU 39, Treadwell 26) ; Chatham House School, 60 (Har\"ey 3 for 9 ; Knights 4 for 16).
" 26-At Folkestone. D.C.S., 92 (Treadwell 40) ; Haryey Grammar School, lIS for 5.
July 3-c\t Guston. D.c.s., 214 for 8 (Pelham, 100*, Treadwell 3..j., Fuller 31) ; D.Y.R.M.S., lIS (Pelham 5 for 26)'
" 14-.-'..t Canterbury. D.C.S., 124 (Pelham 35); Simon Langton School, III (Pelham 5 for 30).

2nd XI.

May lC)-At Astor Avenue. D.C.S., 154 for 4 (Standen 73, Hopgood 45) ;. Margate College, 51 (Stribley 5 for 17, Knights, 4 for 30).
" 26-At Ramsgate. D.C.S., 106 (Standen 26) ; Chatham House, 82 (Hopgood 4 for 25).
June 5-.\t Folkestone. D.C.S., 37; Han'ey Grammar School, 71 (StribleY7 for IC)).
" 12-.-\t .-'..stor A\"enue. D.C.S., 73 (Standen 32); Simon Langton, 102 for 7.
" 16-.-\t Margate. D.c.S., 134 (Knights 51); Margate College, 52 (Knights 7 for 26).
" lC)-.-'..t Guston. D.C.S., 108 (Standen, 45); D.Y.R.I\I.S., 54 (Knights 8 for 32).
" 23-.-\t .-'..stor Avenue. D.c.S., II9 for 3 (Standen 62, Hopgood 43) ; Chatham, 45 (Stribley 6 for II, Hopgood 3 for 14).
" 26-At Astor A\"enue. D.C.S., 57; Han'ey Grammar School, 67 (Stribley 3 for 15).
July 14-.-'..t Canterbury. D.C.S., C)6 (Thompson 23); Simon Langton,. 73 (Stribley 5 for 18).

Under 14 XI.

May lC)-.-'..t l\Iargate. D.c.S., 89 for 3 (Smith 41) ; i\Iargate College, 24 (Sherred 7 for II).
" 22-..\t Astor A\"enue. D.c.S., 154 (Smith 61) ; Faversham Grammar School, 40 (Sherred 4 for 14, Grigg 3 for 5).
" 26-.-'..t Ramsgate. D.c.S., 97 (Smith 45); Chatham House, 68 (DaYies 3 for 8, Sherred 3 for 20).
June 2-..\t Astor Ayenue. D.C.S., 157 for 9 (Standen Il5 not out) ; Ashford Grammar School, 155 for 6 (dec.).
" 5-At Astor .-'..\"enue. D.c.S., 1OC) (Smith 29) ; Harvey Grammar School, (II (Grigg 4 for 24).
" I2-At Canterbury. D.C.S., 65; Simon Langton, 66 (Sherred 4 for 16).
" 16-.\t .-'..stor Avenue. D.c.S., So; l\Iargate 4+ (Sherred 6 for 12).
" lC)-.-'..t Astor A\"enue. D.c.S., 71 ; D.Y.R.:\I.S., 73.
" 23-.-'..t .\stor AYenue. D.c.S., 203 (Tranter 42 not out, Smith 64) ; Chatham House, 95 for 5.
" 26-.-'..t Folkestone. D.C.S., 73 (Sherred 22); .Harvey Grammar School, 24 (Sherred S for 13).
July 3-.-\t Guston, D.C.S., 122 (Baxter 75) ; D.Y..R.:.\I.S., 56 (Smith 7 for 10).
14-At Astor AYenue. D.c.S., 85 (Baxter 24) ; Simon Langton, 69 (Smith 5 for 27, Sherred 4 for 27).

House Matches.
1st XI.

]l,1ay 5-Buckland 6r, :\Iaxton 54; Town 99 fo;- 6, COll!1try 3<).
" S-Buckland 70 for 7, Country 69 ; To\yn 63, :\Iaxton 33.
,,2<)-Buckland 99, Town 6<:) ; Maxton 73, Country 3.
June <.I-Buckland 55, Country 55 ; Town 2<:), :\Iaxton 3J for 3.
July 7-Buckland 114, :\Iaxtol 53 ; Toml 151, Country 6<).
" 10-Buckland q6, To\\'n 43 ; Country 93, :\Iaxton 4<.1.

2nd XI.

May 5-Buckland 120, :\Iaxton HI ; Country 149, Toy,n 39.
" S-Buckland 34, Country 20 ; :\Iaxton 55 for 9, Town 25.
" 29-Buckland ql, Town 66; J\Iaxto'l 85 for 7, Country 84.
June 9-Country 87, Buckland 73 ; Town 69, :\Iaxton 68.
July 7-Buckland 125, Maxton 31 ; Country 124 for 3 ; Town 32.
" Io-Buckland 146, Town 43 ; Country 73, Maxton 18.

Colts XI.

Played.Won. Lost. Pts. p05. Pts. obt.
Buckland .. .. 5 3 2 io 6
Country .. .. 5 3 2 10 6
Maxton.. .. 5 2 3 10 4
Town .. .. 5 2 3 20 4

Junior 1st XI.

Played. Won. Lost. Pts. pos. Pts. obt.
Country .. .. 6 5 12 To
Maxton.. . . 6 s 3 22 6
Buckland .. .. 6 2 4 12 4
Town .. .. 6 2 12

Junior 2nd XI.

Played. Won. Lost. Pts. pos. Pts. obt.
Country —. .. 6 6 0 12 12
Buckland ... .. 6 3 12 6
Town .. .. 6 2 4 12 4
Maxton.. .. 6 12 2


    On Thursday, 24th June, the members of VI. Commerce,
accompanied by Mr. King, spent a most enjoyable day in London.
Our steps were first directed to the Science Museum, Kensington,
where some of us had our first opportunity of seeing a television
transmission. After a short tour of the more interesting parts
of the museum, we made our way to Hyde Park, where we had
our lunch. From here we went to Seifridge’s; words cannot
adequately describe the splendour of the Coronation decorations.
Conducted by Mr. Adamson, a Superintendent, we spent about
an hour and a half visiting many of the 200 selling departments.
Especially interesting was the Telephone Exchange, which
deals with a daily average of 45,000 calls. The Public
Safe Deposit, containing 2,300 safes, was also visited. We shall
not quickly forget our experiences as we passed from the fur
vault, where three quarters of a million pounds worth of cus-
tomers’ furs are stored at a temperature of 28 0F. throughout the
summer, into the boiler room, where the temperature was about
100 0.
    After tea we left for The Times offices, where we saw a
Supplement going to press. A well-planned tour over the build-
ing did much to enlighten us as to the organization and working
of the most important newspaper in the world. We were
astonished to learn that each printing press is capable of an
hourly output of 30,000 copies, and that about 700 miles of
paper are used daily. Every day the last 200 copies, known
as the “Royal Edition” are printed on special paper and with
special ink, and are guaranteed to last at least 200 years. These
copies are not for sale, being distributed to the Royal Family,
dignitaries of Church and State; and museums and libraries.
    Finally, after having some refreshment generously provided
by The Times, we left for Charing Cross and arrived home at
11.20 p.m. “COMMERCE”


    There has been no activity of late, but two debates were
held last term, the results of which were too late for publication.
Next term meetings begin again, and we hope that the present
Fifth Forms will help to uphold the standard of attendance set
up at our last debate.
    March iith. A Mock Election. Chairman, Mr. Froude.
.Result.—D. Roberts gained the seat with 9 votes. Majority over Labour
opporleflt—2 votes. Attendance 24.
March i8th. “That British Broadcasting should be Reformed.”
Proposer.—W. Haydon. Opposer—C. Ambrose.
Seconder—G. Watt.Seconder—G. Stretch.
Chairman—Mr. Booth.
Motion rejected is—s. Attendance 33. F.H.M.


    Efficient organisation and favourable weather made the
Sports, held on 17th July, a very enjoyable function for the
large number of Parents and friends who were present. E. C.
Pelham again won the Senior Championship, and A. J. Hall,
who broke the record for the High Jump (Under 14), was Junior.
Champion. The totals of the points gained by the Houses were
Buckland 128, Country 114, Maxton 99, and Town 55. After
the events Mrs. Councillor Boyton, a Governor of the School,
presented the Cups and Trophies, and Mr. W. Haydon, of the
Parents’ Association, suitably voiced the thanks of the assembly
to Mrs. Boyton.


Throwing the Cricket Bell (Open, under 14)—I, J. L. Hurt ; 2, D. J.
Allerton; 3, S. Broadwood. Distance—67 yds.
Throwing the Cricket Bell (Open, over 14). — i, H. C. Peihani ; 2, H.
Rotherham; ~, K. Bayliss. Distance—s 09 yds. 2 ft.
Long Jump (Open, under 14)—I, S. Broadwood ; 2, A. J. Hall; 3’ P.
Sherred. Distance—s ~ ft. 7 ins.
Long Jump (i~—s.~).-—-s, G. Pleasance ; 2, I. A. Austin ; 3, S. XV. Price.
Distance—s 5 ft. ii- ins.
Long Jump (s~—i6).—i, J. R. Harrow ; 2, B. Howard ; 3, P. yield.
Distance—I7 ft. 2 ins.
Long Jump (Open, over 14)—I, E. C. Pelbam ; 2, K. Bayliss ; 3, A. H.
Cadman. Distance—s 7 ft. 9 ins.
Two Lap Race (15—56)—I, V. J. Alcock; 2, P. J. Harvey; 3, E. A.
Wilde. Time—i win. ~s sees.
8So Yards (Open, over 54)—I, A. H. Treadwell ; 2, M. L. Fuller 3, F.
Everafield. Time—a wins. 1.5 i/s secs.
120 Yards Hurdles (Open, over 14)—I, E. C. Pelham ; 2, K. S. Bayliss;
3, J. B. Keirs. Time—i6 4/5 sees.
8o Yards Handicap (Junior School).—s, F. C. Dane, R. J. Austin (dead
heat) ; 3, K. F. Rust. Time—io i/~ sees.
100 Yards (Open, under 14)—i, A. J. Hall; 2, P. Sherred ; ~, R. E. Grigg
and S. A. Price (tie). Time—I2 sees.
100 Yards (14—15)—I, S. W. Price ; 2, B. H. Manning ; 3, S.. E. Carter.
Time—ri s/S secs.
soo Yards (1~—r6).—i, J. K. Harrow; 2, B. Boothroyde; 3, B. Howard.
Time—is sees.
100 Yards (Open, over 14).—I, E. C. Pelbarn; 2, A. H. Cadman ; 3, N. N.
Archer. Time—so ~ secs.
80 Yards (12—53)—I, S. A. Price ; 2, J. Brabham; 3, L. J. Eckhoff.
Time—so i/s secs.
220 Yards (Open, under I4).—s, A. J. Hall ; 2, S. Broadwood ; 3, P. Sherred.
Time—s8 i/~5 secs.
220 Yards (54—15)—I, I. A. Austin ; s, S. XV. Price ; 3, B. H. Manising.
Time—sS 3/5 secs.
220 Yards (s~—i6).—I, B. Boothroyde; 2, D. A. Webb; 3, D. Eaton.
Time—s 7 secs.
220 Yards (Open, over 14)—I, H. C. Pelbam; 2, A. E. Cadman; 3, K. S.
Bayliss. Time—s 5 secs.
High Jump (Open, sender 14).—’, A. J. Hall; 2, K. G. Sayle; 3, R. E. Grigg.
Height—4 ft. 6 3/8 ins. (Record).
High Jump (I4—is).—s, B. H. Manning; 2, G. Hart, J. J. Walsh, K. J.
Smith (tie). Height—4 ft. 3~ ins.
High Jump (i~—s6).—i, F. H. Down, J. XV. Menter, J. L. Miriams (tie).
Height—4 ft. ~ ins.
High Jump (Open, over 14)—I, E. C. Peiham; 2, A. M. Smith; ~, K. S.
Bayliss. Height—s ft. s~ ins.
House Relay Race (Under 14)—I, Buckland ; s, Maxton. Tim c—~g secs.
House Relay Race (54—15)—I, Country and Maxton, dead heat. Time—
I win. 37 secs.
House Relay Race (i5—I6).—I, Country; s, Buckland. Time—i mm.
32 2/5 sees.
House Relay Race (Open, over 14)—i, Buckland ; ~, Town. Time—
i win. s6
Sack Race —I, L. Castle ; 2, J. D. Williams ; 3, M. Watts.
440 Yards (15—16)—i, V. J. Alcock; 2, Harvey; 3, B. P. Elworthy.
Time—I men. I 4/5 secs.
440 Yards (Open, over 54)—i, F. Eversfield; 2, E. C. Peiham ; 3, L. J.
Laugharn. Time, 59 4/5 secs.
440 Yards (Open, under 14)—I, S. Broadwood; s, K. E. Alcoclc; 3, A. J.
Hall. Time—I win. 8 sec.
440 Yards (54—15)—I, B. H. Manning; 2, I. A. Austin; 3, D. Coe. Time
i win. 6 sec.
Potato Race—I, S. R. Asquith ; s, B. M. Sedgwick; 3, G. Carter.
.Mile.—s, A. H. Treadwell ; s, D. J. Knights ; 3, M. L. Fuller. Time—
~ wins 8 I/S secs.

VALETE, 1937.

N. N. BLAXLAND (1926—37) —Senior Prefect of the School ; School
Colours; Town House Captain; School 1st XV. Rugby
(1935—37), Cap, 1936; Vice-Captain School 1st XI. Cricket
(1935—36), Cap; School 2nd XI. Football, 1936; Inter-
School Athletic Team (1936—37) ; Dramatic Society; Pharos
Committee; K.E.C. Higher Exhibition to St. Mary’s Hos-
pital Medical School, London.

E. C. PELHAM (1929—1937) —Senior Prefect of the School;
School Colours; Buckland House Captain; School ist XI.
Cricket (nj33—37)’ Captain (1936—37) ; School 1st XI. Foot-
ball (1933—37), Captain (i937) ; School 1st XV. Rugby
(i934—37), Captain (i~37) ; Inter-School Athletic Team
(i~35—3~) ; Dramatic Society; School Choir; Pharos Com-
mittee; Victor Ludorum, 1936 and 1937 Scholarship to
SE. Agricultural College, XVye.

A. F. CADMAN (1929—37)—Deputy Senior Prefect of the School;
School Colours; Maxton House Captain; School 1st XI..
Cricket (~935—~j, Cap (1935) ; School 1st XI. Football
(1935—37), Cap (‘935); School 1st XV. Rugby (1936—37),
Cap (1937) ; Inter-School Athletic Team (1936—37) ; Lce.-Cpl..
Cadet Corps; Cert. “A” (1936) ; K.C.B. Efficiency Star,
Empire First Class Shot; School Orchestra; School Choir;.
Pharos Committee. To Guy’s Hospital Dental School.

S. C. FERMOR (1928—37)—Prefect; School 1st XV. Rugby (1937)
Cap; House Gym Team; House Committee.

H. F. i’VJOsELTNG (1930—37)—Train Prefect; Country House.
Captain; School 1st XI. Football; 2nd XI. Cricket (Capt.)
House Rugby 1st XV. ; House Gym. Team (1936) ; School
Choir; to Westminster Bank, Gravesend.

R. E. ALLEN (1928—37)—House 1st XV. Rugby; House 1st XI.
Cricket; House Committee; School Choir; Schcol Orchestra;
Pharos Committee; articled to Estate Agents, Folkestone..

F. A. GoLDsI~lITn (1934—37)—House Prefect; House 1st XV.
Rugby; House 2nd XI. Cricket and Football; School
Orchestra; School Choir; Dramatic Society; Cadet Corps;
to University College, London.

N. R. ARCHER (1928—37)—House Prefect; School Rugby (Cap,
1937) ; House 1st XI. Cricket and Football; House Gym.
Team; Cadet Corps; to Northampton Polytechnic, London.

C. I. M. WATSON (1929—37).—House Prefect; SchooFist XV.
Rugby (1937), Cap; School Swimming Team, 1934—37
(Vice-Capt., 1937) ; House 1st XI. Football and 2nd XI.
Cricket ; R.L.S.S. Award of iVierit (bar) ; Instructor’s Cer-
tificate; Cpl. Cadet Corps, Cert. “A”; K.C.B. Efficiency
Star; Chingford (1936) ; Dramatic Society.

XV. GROGNET (1930—37)—School Deputy Organist; K.E.C.
Training Exhibition to College of St. Mark and St. John,

F. H. MARTIN (‘929—37)—Sergeant Cadet Corps; House 2nd.
XV. Rugby; 2nd XI. Football; Dramatic Society; Pharos
Committee; Hon. Sec. Sixth Form Debating Society;
Library Assistant; to Clerkship, Westminster Bank, Folke—

I. R. W’EIR (1928—37).—House 2nd XV. Rugby; Cadet Corps;
Pharos Committee; articled pupil to Surveyors, Canterbury.

F. J. H. NIBLETT (1928—37)—House 2nd XI. Cricket and Foot-
ball ; Orchestra ; joining Father’s business.

C. E. PHiLLIPS (Icj33—37) —House 1st XV. Rugby; 1st XI. Cricket;
2nd XI. Football; Gym. Team (1936—37) ; School Choir;.
Dramatic Society; to Messrs J. Youden and Sons, Dover.

XV. R. HAYDON (1929—37).—House Prefect; School Swimming
Team (1936—37) ; Award of Merit; School 1st XV. Rugby
(1937), Cap; Pharos Committee; House 2nd XI. Football
and Cricket (Capt.) ; Lce.-Cpl. Cadet Corps; Dramatic
Society; School Choir; taking up journalism.

G. H. MARSH (r93i—37).—Hoi.ise 2nd XV. Rugby; School Choir;
to Clerkship, Messrs. Sawyer.

A. J. KAPPLER (1931—37).—School 1st XI. Cricket (1937), Cap;
2nd XI. Football ; House 1st XV. Rugby ; Draniatic Society;
to Clerkship, Ministry of Health, Folkestone.

J. E. WILSON (1933—37).—School 1st XI. Football; House 1st
XI. Cricket and House 1st XV. Rugby.

S. A. HOLMES (1931—37).—House 1st XI. Cricket, 2nd XI. Foot-
ball and House 1st XV. Rugby; to Civil Service Clerk-

F. E. S. SUTTON (1932—37).—House 2nd XI. Cricket and Football.

J. A. DROUIN (1936—36) —House 2nd XV. Rugby.

R. R. TAYLOR (193o—37).—To Canterbury School of Art.

J. LAVERY (1932—37).—House 1st XV. Rugby, 2nd XI. Football;
House Gym. Team; Cadet Corps (Band) ; to clerkship, SR.

F. F. BOWLEY (1932—37).—School 2nd XI. Football; House
2nd XI. Cricket; House 1st XV. Rugby; House Gym.
team; to clerkship, Dover Gas Company.

V. L. STANLEY (1931—37) —House 2nd XV. Rugby and 2nd XI.
Cricket ; Dramatic Society; Arts and Crafts Society.

R. C. REEDER (1934—37).—House 2nd XV. Rugby and 2nd XI.
Cricket ; Cadet Corps; removed to Sutton, Surrey.

K. C. KENT (1929—37).—Joining Father’s business.

V. C. R. WAKERELL (1932—37).—To clerkship, Ferry House,

L. H. CHARE (1934—37).—House 1st XV. Rugby and 2nd XI.
Cricket; to Naval College, Chatham.

J. M. CHICANDARD (1936—37).

M. KIDD (~935—36).—To Godwynhurst.


A. F. COWLAND (~5—37).

A. KENMURE (1936—37).—To Aylesham Central School.

J. ATWOOD (1934—37).—Removed to Redcar.

D. ATWOOD (1935—37).—Remover to Redcar.

F. G. LAVERY (1934—37).—To H.M. Army.

C. A. DAwsoN (193§—37).—To Glasgow.

R. A. LINE (1933—37).—To Dover College.


    The following boys have been successful in obtaining Specl<,L Places at the recent Scholarship Examination. We shall welcom" them to School next term ;
C. A. .~BBOTT, Christ Church, Dover.
A. H. .~LCOCK, St. Martin's, Dover.
B. C. AXDREWS, Barton Road, Dover.
R. H. ARXOLD, Shepherdswell.
F. R. BEACH, Barton Road, Do,'er.
F. BEA"AX, Deal Methodist.
A. J. BELL, Deal Paro:hial.
G. L. BO\\'YER, Barton Road, Dover.
E. S. BUIST, St. Martin's, Dover.
R. Q. CLARK, St. Martin's, Dover.
G. R. COOKE, St. Margaret's-at-Cliffe.
E. J. COZENS, St. Martin's Dover.
R. \v. G. CROPTON, St. Martin's, Dover.
L. E. CULVER, Deal Parochial.
P. J. DIXON, St. James's, Dover.
R. R. Fisher, Deal Parochial.
A. \Y. F. Foran, St. Paul's, Dover.
J. A. FORWOOD, Barton Road, Dover.
R. A. \Y. GALVIN, St. Bartholomew's, Dover.
R. GARNETT, S. Deal Junior.
S. GOlIL\R, Deal Parochial.
\v. ]. GROGAN, St. Martin's, Dover.
D. HARRISON, Christ Church, Dover.
R. S. HENBREY, Barton Road, Dover.
R. P. HENRY, St. Bartholomew's, Dover.
\\T. F. H. HO\"ELL, St. Martin's, Dover.
A. T. lNG, St. Mary's, Dover.
J. B. JEXKINS, Alkham.
J. S. l\I.",cNAB, Barto", Road, Dover.
P. D. PRESCOTT, Holy Trinity, Dover.
R. D. PRICE, St. Martin's, Dover.
P. A. J. SHEPPARD, St. Mary's, Dover.
\v. C. SISLEY, Charlton, Dover.
D. \v. SMITH, Barton Road, Dover.
\Y. H. THO~IPSON, \Valmer.
L. J. VALE, St. Martin's, Dover.


    We arriwd at the Albert Hall in time to take our places by
7 o'clock, having had ample opportunity en route of viewing
the decorations, although a slight drizzle somewhat dimmed their effect. \\'ithin a few moments the Hall was almost entirely filled, the centre being mainly occupied by Canadians, who, either by design or by some happy coincidence, formed a patriotic nucleus of red, white and blue. Selections by the Dagenham Girl Pipers' Band were followed by the announcement that their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester had graciously consented to attend; unfortunately a mistake had been made, as, to our disappointment, the Duchess did not appear. The Duke, however, did arrive, and received, to use a stock expression, " a very hearty round of applause" after he had made a short speech of welcome. After addresses by the Rt. Hon. Lord Snell, in which he commended London to us, the Rt. Hon. Lord Amery, and Lord De La Wan, (whose interesting speech was interrupted to some extent by the scratching pen of an earnest student of shorthand behind us), Sir Firozkhan Noon, High Commissioner for India, wearing a marwllous type of turban, the name of which I am unable to trace, surprised us with the knowledge that nearly 70% of the people of the British Empire live in India. The speech of th.e Rt. Hon. J. H. Lyons enabled us, by means of the bursts of applause as various towns were mentioned, to " spot" groups from" down-under." The singing of "Land of our Birth" (incidentally to a tune different from our own) was followed by the most important speech of the evening, that of the Rt. Hon. Stanley Baldwin (as we then ,knew him). Having read that he had spent more time in preparing this speech than in any other for a long time, and also that this was probably his last public appearance as Prime Minister, we felt that we were indeed privileged to be present. As his address was both broadcast and published in every newspaper, it will suffice to quote some of the memorable phrases it contained :
    "I have had my hour, and pass soon into the shade, but life lies before you. . ."
    "Live for the brotherhood of man, which implies the fatherhood of God. . ."
    "No State that ever was is worthy of a free man's worship. . ."
    The Prime Minister also appealed to the" future statesmen, divines, doctors, schoolmasters of the Empire" to dedicate themselves to the religion of service and freedom, and to take an intelligent interest in politics.
    At the end of the speech we sang" Jerusalem," which was followed by a vigorous poem by Alfred Noyes entitled" Ode to Youth," which he had specially written for the occasion. Finally we sang the National Anthem, including two extra verses also written by him, with one of which it would be appropriate to conclude ;-


“Lord God, in age and youth
Help us to serve thy truth,
Truth that lives on.
Ageless, where realms go by,
Deathless, while kingdoms die,
Strong in thy strength on high,
Till time be done.~~


    Time flies. This Magazine, as you may learn from its title
page, is No. 85 of The Pharos. In July, 1917, that is exactly
twenty years ago, No. 25 was published in the red cover which
is now so familiar to all of us. Let us take a glance at No. 25.
Even a cursory perusal is sufficient to show that the years round
about 1917 were momentous ones, and not least of all for Dover.
The shadow of war was casting a gloom even over the pages of
The Pharos. Both Boys and Masters were abandoning the
class-room and the playing-field for something much more grim.
Many of the names are strange to us, but every now and then we
come across one that is still quite well known. For instance,
we find those of Mr. Darby, and Mr. Tomlinson, who are, so we
learn, on Active Service. Next our eye catches the name of
Mr. Baxter, who with other members of the Staff, is reported
as being about to depart for war service at the end of the term,
although “—cheerful addendum—” his exact destination is
as yet not settled” It is interesting to note further that Mr.
Baxter’s activities as Sports Master are to be taken over by Mr.
    We wonder who did the teaching in those days till we come
across an item of news announcing that Miss 0. M. Rookwood
and another lady had joined the Staff of the School that term.
Moreover, we get some idea of what things were like at the time
when we find the hope ventured that these ladies “have settled
down to the conditions of life and work in Dover, including the
song of the syren and the excitement of air-raids.”
    A few snapshots of other members of the Staff as and where
they were—in workshop or on the field—twenty years ago would
no doubt be interesting. They may not now look the part at
all. The subjects they teach may offer no clue, and yet it would
not perhaps be over difficult to pick out a couple of past naval
men, or one who in those days could sit a horse quite jauntily,
or yet again one who could steer a camel or start up a fractious
mule. The infantry, the gunners of various type, the sappers
and the signallers may be harder to identify.
    But we must return to our No. 25. Cadets will certainly be
interested to learn that, exactly twenty years ago, the 1st Cadet
Company C.P. (F.) RE. was being licked into shape by our dear
old friend Sjt-Mjr. Coombs. The Band, it is recorded, had just
been fortunate enough to obtain the loan of some drums from
the C.P. (F.) R.E. Dover, through the good offices of Capt. MowlI.
Moreover, the members of the band are fervently exhorted to
justify by their work the interest taken in them, and—is there
anything new under the sun ?—“ to remember that the smartness
of the Company depends much upon the Band and its
    We note that the Houses in those days were Bromley’s (Green),
Chase’s (Light Blue), Costelloe’s (Dark Blue), and Street’s (Red),
and that a batsman in Costelloe’s gets the highest House average
with the following analysis :—Number of innings, 3 times not
out, 2 total runs, 72 most in an innings, 29 Average, 72.
The best use was made of the runs in those days.
    But to those who have been longest connected with the School
perhaps the most remarkable note of all is one that we find in
the account of The Annual Sports for the year. It is, “ Once
more the weather proved favourable, and our record of a fine
day on every occasion remains untouched.” That was written
twenty years ago, and up to the present we have been able to
repeat it in The Pharos every time. May the record remain
untouched for many years to come
    Finally, what memories for many of the Staff are conjured
up by some of the names of boys who are mentioned We feel
we should like to set a few of them down, but it would be in-
vidious to pick and chose. However, we are curious to know
who won the Mile in 1917, sO we will just look and see. It was
Horrex. And we might possibly still find some to maintain that
the School has rarely, if ever, produced a better miler. But
we must put down No. 25 and get on with 85, only hoping that
in the future somebody will take another backward glance at
The Pharos.


    To-day Homework, a front page topic in every daily paper
a term or so ago, is now reduced to a paltry half paragraph, or
less, having been ousted by Neville Chamberlain, the Coronation,
the Spanish Civil War, and the hundred and one other less
important topics that the papers discuss. Alas all our hopes
of its total abolition have, for a time at any rate, been dashed,
and homework still remains, a lurking figure in the background,
reads’ to reduce the present generation of schoolboys to physical
and nervous wrecks. Something must be done about it.
    Of course, various measures to remedy the inactivity of the
Government can be suggested—that of packing Westminster
with schoolboys being the most statesmanlike. United we stand. But in my view !W!lC is betkr than the American method-a sit-lhJ\vn strike,
    And yet, glancing at the pile of homework that lies before me, I shrink from the mere thought of what any neglect of it on my part may entail-an impot, at least! What would ynll do? Homework!
B. JELL, Upper III.


The banks are quite a lovely sight
In summer, when the sun is bright
With crowded flowers of different hue
Red, white and purple, pink and blue.

The irises beneath the trees
Are nodding gaily in the breeze,
And make the drive appe'ar once more
As lovely as a year before.


There are many with the name of Kate
That people'may condemn;
So, listen now, while I relate
The traits of some of them.

Communi-Kate's intelligent,
As you may well suppose.
Her fruitful mind is e.Yer bent
On telling all she knows.

There's Intri-Kate, she's so obscnre
'Tis hard to find her out;
For very often she is sure
To put your wits to rout.

Then Dislo-Kate, she's sour of bee,
And fails to gain her point,
Always unhappy is her case;
She's sadly out of joint.

There's Yindi-Kate, she's good i\nd true,
And tries with all her might
Her duty faithfully to do;
She battles for the right.

Of all the maidens you can find
There's none like Edu-Kate.
She tries to elevate the mind,
And aims at something great.
L. CHARE, Upper IV.


" To-morrow we have a French test,
And I'm only just on page cleven;
So while I finish the rest
I'll listen to ' Pennies from Hea\'en.' "
(Revision it la mode,) J.1\1.


" I-Ie said he'd heard the one about the punctured tyre before, And ordered me to go and wait outside the Staff-room door! " (}lirabile dicttl 1) G.C.P.


" And though the master at the desk
May try his skill at light burlesque,
The lesson still rolls slowly by ;
Tired grows my brain, and dim my eye."
(Replete) W.G.


" Such another day never
Maxton shall look on again,
When the battle fought was the hottest,
And the cock-sure House was slain."
(Maxton dances on the Green.) C.T.


" The fielding side walk to the pitch;
The men all stand a-quiver.
The ball is given to little Tich,
\\'ho makes the batsman shiver."
(Another chill caught at cricket.) D.G.


" Into the form-room
Shouting we go.
Sound fades into silence;
Those footsteps we know!
(Depression slowly approaching,) A.T.


" And mark you where the master looks?
And each boy's shrinking form?
Oh ! that's:1 class behind their hooks,
All waiting for the storm."
(Taking COycr.) G.E.B.


We shall shall need 'l " blue rill;; " Jor 1110tor cyclj,;b "" well,
There appear to be hvo distinct \\"ays of takin;; phnt(l,~Taphs of the ~cllUoL The method of reproducing them is a singular one.
The Coronation brought out l11uch hidden talent in interior lleeowti,n!. The Jatest equation kno\\"n to the Upper School is :
l\ubber X I\ubber + I\adiator ~< Earth O" Spark,
On<.) Huuse cricket score looked more like a Soccer result.
Golf pro\'ides just another excuse Jar in\'enting gadgets,
SerYI11 ye Scrybe should know the ?\orth Pierlvell by no\\",
The rul11our that i\Iaxton Gym team trained on ""rigley's is, with one exception, untrue.


The long term is over,
So now, out of Dover!
Up-hill goes the 'bus;
No school in store for us.
The school on the hill
We leave with a will.

It's been lone and still,
That school on the hill.
Now school's in store for us,
So down-hilI goes the 'bus.
And now, back at Dover!
The holiday's over.
K. CLARE, Lower III.


    I went to India about ten years ago, when my father serwd in the Royal Artillery. For about five years we were stationed near the North-West Frontier, at a place called Nowshera, which consisted mainly of Army barracks and an Indian bazaar. Close by ran a river called the Cabul. I remember that we children often used to see a sort of political body marching about with a red banner waving in the air.
    As my father's Unit was mostly mechanical, we were driwn to school in a lorry. In the summer it used to be dreadfully hot on the plains, so most families went up into the hills where it was cooler. The means of conveyance was varied. \Ve used to go the first part of the way by train, then go on by motor to a small town named Murree. From there we went on by a queer contraption in which one had to sit, and be carried along on the shoulders of coolies.
    There are many of tltt'se bill stations in India, but the one we went to was called Khal1lspur. As it was quite warm even
in the hills, we schoolchildren used to get Monday and Tuesday afternoons off. We generally spent the time in climbing trees, or in trying to get hold of corn-cobs from the fields. If we were lucky enough to get any we used to roast and eat them.
    On the road leading to another station I remember there was a small bridge named" Motto Bridge," because on the boulders surrounding it were the mottoes of several Regiments. In the hills transport is very difficult, and I shall never forget seeing the wreckage of a lorry which had fallen over a sheer precipice while rounding a bend, three of the occupants being killed.
    Often do I wish I was back in India, where we had plenty of fun and more adventure. W. NIELL, Middle II.


    Spick and span, the shy but proud new boy, with ruler and pencil in one hand, pen and rubber in the other, makes his way alone towards that great pile of buildings standing OIl the hill. On entering the gate and continuing ~tlong the drive he is strangely aware that he has become the subject of gossip, the centre of staring eyes, so he becomes self-conscious, and feels rather uncomfortable, as he sees more and more boys.
    At a few minutes to nine the bell is rung, and the -boys surge towards the doors, so the newcomer follows the crowd of those about his own size. Once inside the building, he is somewhat bewildered as he mows along the corridors amid the chattering and the hubbub of the boys \"ho are sorting themselves out. However, after a hectic minute or two he finds the proper classroom, where he is eventually allotted a desk, and begins to feel a little more secure.
    Almost immediately it is time for Prayers, so when a move is made he follows the boy in front of him, and eventually finds himself in the Hall. For a time he gazes about him, at the platform, the organ, the Honours board, in all of which he finds himself quite as interested as he is in the service. After Prayers work begins. The day is not very old, however, before he begins to undergo a cross-examination. Questions seem to be shot at him from all angles by masters and boys. Does he like sport? Can he play football? Is he a good cricketer? Has he done this or that? Every now and then, maybe, he has to listen to some very blunt eA-pression of opinion on his ability in this or that direction, and it is somewhat of a relief to him when the time comes for afternoon Prayers, and the end of the school day.
    His first day has been a bit of an ordeal, and he feels that he has made many errors, nevertheless he returns home with a sense of pride uppermost in his mind. Now he really is a pupil of the County School for Boys, Donr.


French and :Maths., now is that all?
That is quite an order tall.

What? Physics problems! Oh! I groan,
Taking all that hard work home.

French-exercises two and three;
I must get busy after tea.

Now there's homework; but what fun
When the holidays are come!

Still, when School Cert. comes along,
Homework won't be very wrong.
K. W. FORWARD (Middle III.).


Here crowds of children
Happy and free,
Returning from lessons
Loved ones to see.

There crowds of wounded;
Numbers of dead;
Families homeless,
Some without bed.

Can we do nothing
Such things to end?
\Ye can and we will do.
Help let us lend.
G. VICKERY (Middle III.).


Back I come to school again,
Through the wind and driving rain.

Dimly now the school I see,
Still my heart's not filled with glee.

Then the bell sounds as I strive
Past the gates, to mount the Drive.

Breathless I reach the yard at last,
And soon gain shelter from the blast.

Wit h a rush I reach my place,
Spots still dripping from my face.

Then I hear, " What! late again?
Why did you dawdle in the rain? "
K. S~IITH (i\Iiddle III.).