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C □kT'EtHus . 1. Editorial, 2. School Notes. 3. Salvete. 4. Principal's Annual Report, 5. Obituary. 6. Cricket. 7. Old Boys' Notes. 8- Rugger. 9. Literary & Debating Society. 10. PrizegiTing. 'kl

£x)lTaRIA.L ±9^^ SoBie years ago, in one of his annual reports, the Principal predicted that the tenth year of its life might prove to be the most critical in the history of the College. The tenth year has come and gone and in retrospect the prophecy seems to have been an accurate one. In any case, the end of the first decade seems to us a suitable time for a brief reviev/ of the progress made, and the extent to which the College is justifying the hopes and faith of its Founder. Briefly, there was steady,if rather slow progress up to the eighth year. Then follovred a period T/hen numbers remained stationary, accounted for in part by the big drop in the number of day scholars, the supply of these having come to a natural end. 1931, however, saw a determined effort on the part of both Staff and Council to counteract the adverse effect of the de pression which seemed likely to sv/amp the school. So successful was this effort that the numbers increased by some tfrenty board ers, and that growth has been maintained, for 1932 saw a fiirther increase, and each quarter promises to swell our numbers further, and this at a time when every school is feeling the effects of the financial difficulties of the country. More satisfactory than numbers,however, is the grovrth of a spirit of loyalty, a sense of "citizenship" and steady Smprove - ment of the discipline (using the word in its best sense) throughout the School. Keenness and enthusiasm are becoming the hall marks of a Kearsney boy, whether this be in his games, or in working for the success of our Annual Play, or for his ovmpri vate hobby such as bee-keeping. In one direction only do we feel that this enthusiasm has not reached satisfactory heights, and that is in study,yet even here we see signs,especially when e the work is not confined within narrovir limits, that a real ap preciation is developing, and we look forvmrd to the time whsr- the boys, at least in the upper forms, will cortie to love learD.Jjjg for its own sake, and cease to regard it merely as a necessary evil attendant on passing the matriculation examination. No school of the type of Kearsney has any good reascr lor its existence unless it has high ideals, and is inculcating these into the steady stream of youth that pa-sses through herpor Lais, and who indeed really comprise the "school". So it is not

-2-. unfittingas revieT/this first decadu to placo on i-ecord our fira conviction that the College has justified its Founder's y isdoaijand is endeavouring to instil into its uLeiabers the principles that govern the Methodist Church,under whose auspices Vire "live and move and have our being". The faith of those v/ho believed in a great future for Kearsney is likely to be fulfilled. The ten years that have gone have been years of probation.The ten that lie ahead should be years of progress and consolidation. More than ever does it seem to us that our great need is for another benefactor who will be willing to build on the foundation Sir Liege Hulett has laid, and steer the College into years of stability, success and usefulness. South Africa has had too few visionaries who believed in Education - Cecil Rhodes has had but few followers v/ho have evinced their public spirit in this way. Is it too much to hope that somewhere amongst the Methodist connexion Kearsney may find some man v/ho will link up his name v/ith the great school that is possible here, at Kearsney ? CHDDLNaTErS. We extend a cordial welcome to Sister Attlee, f/ho comes out from Scotland to take up her duties as matron here. Sister Attlee is, however, not unknown to us, for she has been in South Africa for some time, and has been to the College before; We hope that she will be happy here and that she v^illfind a sphere of v/ork here which will give full scope to her imdoubted ability. Mr. W. P. Bromiley, M.A. takes the place of Mr. Reece for six months. We hope that the experience here v/ill stand him in good stead. After a l»ng spell of dry v/eather we have had plenty of rain. Fortunately the rain was of a soaking nature, and so did much good. The field has much improved as a result of top-dressing during the holidays, and the rain has further helped the good vrork along. The Cricket fixtures have been fevr, owing to the rain. The Rugger fixtures on the other hand have been more numerous than ever this year. Chief interest has centered around the visit of the Old Crocks. A detailed report of the game will be found else-

i -3-. whfcre. The additions to the Preparatory were completed at the beginning of the year. The 3rd form is novf incorporated with the Prep. During the July holidays, the furnishing cf the chang ing and locker rooms vxill be completed. The nev/ hot Virater system has proved a great success. The following were received into full membership of the Church on the last Sunday of term:- Kirk L. Doidge H. Nichols B. Reeves N. The Revs. Creed and Poole took the service. It is the first time that we have had the pleasure of hearing the Rev. Poole at Kearsney and we hope that it Tirill not be the last. The following are the Prefects for this year:- J.L.Barratt, (Head Prefect), J.Bertram,A.m.Foss,D.Nightingale, H. Aitchison., J. Crawford, B. A. Coventry and J. Hopkins. The Cricket Committee consists of:- The Head, Mr.Reece., Barratt, Bertram and Crav/ford. Bertram has been elected Cap tain of Cricket. Although there v/as a severe outbreak of malaria on the North Coast, we fortunately managed to escape the disease. By all accounts, Hycol has a most unpleasant taste I The Rugger Committee is:- The Head, Mr. Medworth, Barratt, Foss and Nightingale D. Barratt has been re-elected Captain of Rugger. Mr. E. Gray, from N.U.C. who was v/ith us for a time du ring the absence of Mr. G. M. Gram, spent a week-end with us on the 28th May, and he took the evening service in Chapel onSunday.. As we go to press, there is every indication of the usual successful June term play. This year we are staging Julius Caesar. A full report of the play will appear in next term's magazine.

_4-. 5AI-,V" . The follov/ing were entered in February It n Form VIB. V A. V B. IV. 111. IIA. HE. Kirk. A.G. MarshaHI.B. Doidge R.H. Walter, B.d'F. Davies, N-T/. Wood,A.N. Henry, Ti.D.J., Mitchell,A.T. Lowe, A.P. Oxland, G.J.H. Whitelaw, G.P. Math, K.J. Mark, R. Bazley, G.C. The following were entered in April ;~ Form VIB. ... Adendorff, J.C. " V B. ... Surgeon, B.McK. " 111. ... Lowe, S. Poole, W.C. CIF-AX."s.Ahnual.Ee-pdrt. Year ending December,1951c MR. CHAIIMAN, Members of the College Council: The report 1 now present to you is for the tenth full working year of the College. HGMBERS. A year ago I reported that a tide seemed to have turned definitely in our favour, and that our prospects for this year as regards numbers were distinctly good. This prophecy was fully borne out and we opened this year with 73 board ers and 5 day scholars as compared with 54 boarders and 7dayschol ars in 1930. We finish the year with an increase of 16 pupils, as compared \vith December, 1930. In spite of the general depression and the drought in the area from which we draw most of our boys, the entry list for next year already makes it certain that there will be no decrease in numbers indeed if only a small fi-action of those making enquiries decide to send their sons to us, we are sure of a considerable increase, and our optimismin building a nevj- dormitory will prove to be Justified.

-5-. There has been a very definite appreciation by parents of the action of the Council in reducing the fees at the of this year to meet the needs of parents suffering from the effects of the depression. 1 have had a chorus of thanks, and I believe that had this been a normal period we would have had quite s.n appreciable waiting list for the next year or two. To develop satisfactorily we need at least 100 boys in the four upper forms, and no effort should be relaxed until we achieve this result. I am appealing once more to our parsons throughout the area catered for by the College, to do all they can to persuade parents ofthe wisdom ofsending their sons to us. STAl'F. As usual there have been fev; changes in the Staff during the year. Last hear Mr.'^urdon was granted a year's leave to enable him to add to his qualifications,and his place was taken by Mr. L. T. Harrison, B.Sc. During my absence in England for six months, Mr. G.M.Oram shoul dered the burden of government,and did so most successfullywhile Mr. C. E. "Wilkinson, an old Kearsney Boy, came on to the Staff for that period. Year by year I emphasise the loyalty and intrinsic worth of the Staff. No school in the country has men more devoted to their work and to the best interests of the boys. I cannot as sert definitely that our teaching is any better than that in seme other schools, but I can and do assert that no staff could give more of their free time to helping individual boys with their school virork or their games. This feature has been mentioned specially by the Inspector of Schools who visits us in the course of his routine, and he emphasises it in his report to the Superintendent of Education. An outside report of this sort carries special weight since the writer has no axe to grind, and the receipt of a copy of this report has been a matter of extreme gratification to me. Not only do the staff interest themselves in all the physical and intellectual activities of the school, but they play a very big part in the religious activites to. EDUCATIONAL. There has been the usual steady routine of vrork throughout the year, unbroken fortunately by any L epidemic, and the effect of this is most notice - F able in the improvement and progress in the junior

-6-. forms. From the Junior Certificate dovmwards there are coming up the school a number of well balanced forms vdio should do we 11 throughout their school careers. During November we were visited by the Inspector of Schools. He commented specially on the high standard of English throughout the school, which is particularly gratifying in that we aim as far as we can to emphasise the cultural side of our curriculum.Several of our out-of-school activities are designed to assist us in this respect. The Annual School Play in June, which draws such full houses that vre can hardly accommodate all our visitors, has a special educational value. The Literary and Debating Society, at T/hich the chair is usually taken by one of the boys, and at v/hich the standard of speeches is steadily improving, together virith the debating lessons inthe Junior school have the same object in view. Every effort is thus made to get the South African youth, who is usually all too diffident and lacking in confidence when it comes to making even a short speech in public, to gain self-reliance in these matters. A new prize, presented by Mr. E. F. ¥if. Rulett,for reading, is also having a similar effect. The entries for this prize, both Senior and Junior, were highly commendable. Inevitably we are still hide-bound by the demands of the mat riculation and while the examination itself has been very much broadened, yet because the country demands success in this examin ation, there cannot but be repetition and emphasis on unnecessary detail so that boys may be examj-nation perfect rather than educat ed. With the syllabtis of this matriculation we have little quar rel, but the limiting nature of its demands upon the curriculum cannot but have effect. The great lack in South African Schools is that boys leave before they can contribute anything much to the cultural life of the school. Fevir realise that a boy taking a first class in the matriculation, could proceed to a Public School in England and spend three more ydars there v/ith advantage before proceeding to the University. The first step tcvrards more cultural life in the schools should be an age IRiiit for entry to any South African University. No boy can the full benefits of a University until he is 18 years of age. Even then he should complete his degree course at 21, which is not a bit too old for a man entering a profession. The denominational schools are lauS-ing the v/ny in this matter by instituting "post matric" classes, but these will alvrays be small untilthe universitiedsetermine on an age limit.

-7-. Y/e welconie the apparently syinpathetic interest of the Educa tional Departnient and the Provincial Council tovmrds schools of this type as exemplified in their recent Bursary proposals for definite provision is now made for bursaries to be held at "aided schools". Hitherto when a boy with a "free place" came to us, he had either to forego his privileges or we had to jffer him the same advantages ourselves. Wow there will be a cash award paid direct to the school concerned. Yfliile we appreciate this benevolence, I Vi'ould respectfully point out that vre get no more than is our due when it is remembered that in training their pupils we save the Province at least £35 per head. The interest of the Department is yet further exemplified in that for the third year in succession vie have the Superintendent of Education with us to present the prizes. We appreciate this the more since we ace aware that it is no easy matter to get away from departmental duties at this time of the year. HEALTH. My report on the health of the boys grows almost monotonous. Year after year I report a clean bill of health or at most an odd case or tv/o of some minor ail ment. This year is no exception and our only trouble has been two cases of whooping cough. I v/ould dravj' your attention to one curious feature and a satisfactory one in connection v/ith the diseases likely to break out in schools, and this is that they do not spread here. I put this dov/n partly to the prompt measures taken to isolate the boys v.rho develop these complaints,and even more to the fact that so many boys sleep out of doors or in very airy dormitories, so that the spread of infection is greatly re duced. We still suffer scaiiewhat in reputation from our proxim-?- ity to Stanger. This is doubly unfair in that Stanger is far from being as black as it is painted and because we are more than 800 feet above Stanger, so that both in temperature and in the danger from malaria we are not to be compared with it. No hot day comes ¥/ithout a cool sea breeze relieving us before the dayisover. Regular hours, regular meals, plenty of exercise and abundance of fresh air by day and by night all tell their tale and age for age our boys will compare favourably in physique with those from any other school in the Union. MORAL TONE. A denominational school bases its claim on the sym pathy and support of parents mainly because of what

-8-. it offers in religious and character training. This claim has alT/ays been justified at Kearsney and never more so than in the year that is just drawing to a close. Mastf^rs and Senior boys have made use of opportunities as they have occurred to influence boys aright, and during the year one or tv/o special efforts have been made to get boys to take a definite stand for Christian prin ciples. Emotionalism has definitely been avoided, since the growing youth is all too prone to respond to emotion, and the results are seldom lasting - indeed can do much more harm than good. Vife have also avoided any narrow denominationalism, for virhile vre are admittedly a Methodist School only about 60% of our boys belong to the Methodist Church. During the year one group of boys has been confirmed by the Bishop of Natal, and another group received into membership of the Methodist Church. An innovation this year has been the holding of our evening services in the Chapel instead of at the College. These services have been taken by the Staff, every man taking his turn. The services are short, bright and have been of very real benefit to all concerned. Yiihile it has meant time and thought for men, not trained as preachers, to prepare short addresses, I feel certain that the effort has been well worth v^hile from every point of view. I want to lay special emphasis this year on the help and assistance given in every department of the school life by the prefects, of whom K. Balccmib is the Head Prefect. In the short history of the College we have not had a set of prefects who served the College better. Not only have they carried out their ordinary duties efficiently and conscientiously, but they have at all times been willing to give up of their spare time to help in other ways. They have also set a fine example to the school in their attitude towards religious matters. The school will be very much poorer because probably all of them will be leaving us this term. Our good wishes follow them. We welcome to the College our new Chaplain, Mr. L. S. Creed, and hope, trust and believe that the work he has so adaiirably be gun amongst the boys will continue to prosper and develop under his wise guidance. GAMES, ETC., Vife have not been quite as successful as usual in the matches of our tv/o main games - Rugby and Cricket, but there has been the usual keenness,the usual sporting spirit, and the very hopeful feature that all our successes have been amongst the Juniors. Here the tr/o masters.

-9-- Mr. iviedworth and Mr. Reece, who run the rugby and cricket respecti-wely, have reason to congratulate themselves, for duringthe next feviT years they should have quite a reasonable amountof good material to work upon. Barratt, the Captain, was the mainstay of the XV and upon K. Balcomb, the Captain of the XI, fell most of the bowling. In both games we are somewhat handicapped b y not having a ground about 20 yards wider. In spite of a hot and windy day the Sports meeting ?ras a success. Several records were broken and we have now few records that a school of this size need be ashamed of. Mr. Medworth shouldered the veryarduous duties of Secretary, In the absence of Mr. Purdon, the duties of O.C. of Cadets also fell to Mr. Medworth's lot,and this duty has been discharg ed v/ith such success that the Inspecting Officer, Major Holte Smith, complimented the corps on the best drilling they have achieved. There has also been an increased keenness in shoot ing. Reference has already been made to the Annual Plays. This year we staged the old favourite "Charlie's Aunt" and had a full and very enthusiastic house. Putterill in the principal role surpassed himself. As usual the burden of the training and staging fell upon Mr. G. M. Oram and Miss Ellis. We have set so high a standard in these matters that it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain this, but so far we have gone on from strength to strength. iMPROVEaiENTS.. There have been many improvements in both build - ing and convenience during the year.The first vras the entire alteration of the showers. The change has given us much better changing rooms, better lockers, and set free one room as a junior common room. ov/e these alterations to the generosity of Mr. W. A. Hulett, virhose interest in the College has by no means waned since he went to live further from us. At the beginning of the year vre put up strong drop curtains along the verandah, so that we are no longer driven in doors by the very occasional rain that comes from the east. This has enabled us to put more boys on the balcony. Recently we have equipped one classroom Virith a modern type of dual desk, and hope gradually to replace all the old desks. The new desks have been made viithout charge for labour by the Native Institution atEdendale.

-10-. During the July Holidays an additional water supply for rough purposes was installed. This supply means that there can be no shortage v/hile our pump is being taken up for any necessary repairs. There are now in progress some big changes at the Preparatory House. A new dormitory has been added as v/ell as a gyriuiasium and excellent changing rooms provided, ?/hile hot water system is being installed. Vife ovre these alterations partly to the generosity of our Chairman, Mr. A. S. L. Hulett, who has paid for some of the material, and through v/hose influence much of the work has been done by the workmen at the Tea Factory, and also to the kindness of Mr. W. Hind, who has lent us a sum sufficient to complete these improvements. We have now comfortable accommodation for 100 boarders. GENERAL. As the year closes the air is rife vxith rumours of the abolishment of the Provincial Councils and more par ticularly of the centralisation of education. Even as things are, v/ith great areas under one department there is a great danger that all curricula and schools shall be of one pattern, and with further centralisation this will be greatly intensified. Thus it appears to me that it is more necessary than ever to pre serve the denominational schools. In these alone can there b e much of experiment, and when, as in our case there is definite co operation between us and the Department, the case is a specially happy one. Certain experiments in education Dr. Loram would have liked us to tackle, but these were along lines that did not appeal to any of us. Possibly Mr. Hugo may have some pet theories of his own which we could v/ork out together under the beneficient over sight of his department. My own wishes cannot be put into force until the College has grown considerably. I would gladly, were it possible, do aivay with the form system and adopt "sets" instead.. Half the upper school would then, do the same subject at the same time, and a boy would be allov-fed to find his level in that subject, and not be kept back because he was iTOak in others. This would enable us even to have classes going well beyond the matriculation in some subjects, and give our boys a wondeiful start when they went on to the University.Though this cannot be done as yet, it is still possible while our classes are small to allow individual boys to carry on ahead of the rest of the class,and this is often done.

-11-. I years have passed, since the College vras founded, and 1 I think we may safely take it that vre are now established. yVe have definitely found a niche in the affections of this district. Old Boys of the College have done brilliantly at the Universities, and with hardly an exception csthers are quietly making good and proving that we are turning out citizens. Humanly speaking the College has proved itself and should now go on from strength to strength, yet we must face up to the fact that no school of this type can fulfil all the purposes for which it has been founded without generous endo^iment. These are not the days in which we can appeal for money for buildings and equipment. These are the days when in the great tug of war we "take the strain" and wait for the return of prosperity before we "heave". It is a curious feature of South African benevolence that most money seems to be devoted to increasing the facilities for University Education although no country in the World is as well catered for in this respect as compared with its population. ¥ifith an European population little larger than that of greater Manchester, we have four separate Universities, one of them with half a dozen colleges yet more money is being continu ally devoted to this side of education,and not so much to enable more men and women to go by giving bursaries, but to increase the buildings. Naturally I am biased, but I cannot but feel that such money would be better devoted to increasing the facilities for boys and girls at secondary schools, and more particularly in making it possible for more of those living far from schools to avail themselves of the opportunities those in towns possess. My present great needis for more bursaries. Every £10. to £15. per annvim means a new boy. I have already about £100. per annum given by two friends of the College, but would be pleased for more from those who can afford it. In the years to come I know that the Old Boys will help in this respect, but it is too early to expect them to do anything yet,so I would appeal to all friends of the College to use their influence in getting us more bursaries. Finally I v/ould thank our immediate neighbours,and more par ticularly those connected with the Factory for all the help they have given us during the year. Vlfithout their help it would at times have been almost impossible to have carried on.

-12-. DE:<I1 I i i On Thursday,ApriI 21st.,there passed away in Stanger after a brief illness,Mrs.B.Dacomb. Many Old Boys will remember her well for in the early days of the College ?qpp appointed in 1922 as Music Mistress to the newly formed sch ol and occupied that post until the end of 1924, when Mr. Oram and Miss Ellis took over that section of the v^ork. Her interest in the College continued and she was to be found amongst our guests at all College functions. Her death from influenza came very suddenly and unexpectedly, and has left a definite gap in the social life of Stanger, v/here she took an active part in the life of the Women's Institute at placei being secretary of the the time of her death. To her daughter we offer our very sincere sympathy. Another friend of the College has also passed away during this six months. Cn May 6th, Mrs.tV.A.Hulett died of cerebral malaria. Mrs. Hulett was deeply interested in all that went on at the College,her doors and hospitality were alvrays open to members of the Staff,and only a vreek or two before the end several members of the Staff had spent a few days at the delightful new home at Compensaoion. We feel that we have lost a friend Virhora it v/ill be difficult to replace. It was with very real regret that «ire saw Mr. and Mrs. Hulett leave Kearsney, even though we knew that they fully deserved the rest they were about to take. ^ It is with an overv^helming sense of tragedy ohat we think of the shortness of the period that thev were to enjoy this rest. Kearsney can ill afford to lose any friends so gen erous in every vray, and so sympathetic towards the dif ficulties that inevitably face a young school. Already we miss Mrs. Hulett's familiar figure at our Sunday services,for even though at Compensation, vre could rely upon having her with us whenever there was any im portant service at Kearsney. To ner husband and her son we offer our deepest sym pathy, and feel that their loss is ours also. P 1 ^ P»wt a r mat their loss is o

•?; f t CmiCl^T. Very fev/matches have been played this term, owing to the rain. Most of the weekends v/ere wet. Playing during the vreek, the Juniors vrere able to have tws most enjoyable games against Stanger School. There is somc! promising material in this division. The first game on the 1st March v^as most exciting, the visitors ¥/inning by 3 runs. Batting first, Stanger scored 46 runs. College replied with 43, of luhich Jacobs and KJhitmill (Capt.) made 28 not out, and 17 res pectively. For Stanger, Ritchie took 5 for 14, and Adams, 5 for 20. In the return match the College side won comfortably. Gooe bowling, and keen fielding, enabled the College to dismiss their opponents for 26 runs. (Dicks 5 for 8, Jacobs 5 for 14). Collegs replied v/ith a total of 43runs. After making 15 runs v/ith the greatest confidence Jacobs retired. hliitmill 9, and Dicks I were not long in collecting their runs. Competition Games. Three teams under the Captaincy of Bartholomev/, R. Nightingale and Crook,played a series of games to decide who should enjoy the "supper". The Captains shovred admirable control of their teams, both on and off the field. Bartholomew's team finally ran out vrinners, due to the consistent performances of Weightman with bat and ball. There vras also less of a "tail' to this team. The batting v/as usually of the "do, or die" type. Booth and Larrington both shovred improvement behind the wicket. ?/inning teem:- Bartholomevj-, Tiieightman,Booth, Coutts,MacNeillie, Dicks, Reeves, Knottenbelt C,Davies, B. Balcomb, I. Wood, Gilliat. Gtms. .-m 4 At Kearsney. Addison Bourne Theunissen Whittaker. Baker Jackson H. vs. Stanger B. 13th February,1932, Stanger. Mr. Pardon Cravrford Mr. Purdon Kirk b b b b b b DRAWN. Aitchison 6 Aitchison 5 Aitchison 4 Mr-Medworth35 Mr.Medworth 1 Hopkins 1

-14-. Smithers Rousseau Hill Balcomb K. Smithers Jnr. b Hopkins 16 st Bertram b Mr.Purdon 22 b Collins 8 Not out 4 did not bat. EXTRAS. 6 For 9 wkts declared. KEARSMEY. 110 Bertram Coventry Mr.Purdon Crawford Mr Jiedworth run out b littaker. c Wittaker b Baker, not out not out EXTRAS. For 3 wkts. Hopkins,Aitchison,Klrk,Barratt, Collins and Crookes did not bat. 18 0 17 21 16 9 81 BOl/YI.ING, 0. M. R. W. Mr. Medworth. ... 17 4 25 3. Aitchison.. ... ... 7 0 25 2. Kirk. ... 4 0 10 0. Mr. Purdon. ... ... 5 1 15 1. Hop kins. ... 7 0 28 2. Co11ms. ... 2 1 1. ^ ■ At Kearsney. VS. DARMALL. 5th March,1932. Won by 3 wkts, Keithly Addison Boyd Brown Pearce Nightingale DARIIALL. c Coventry b Kirk 7 c Coventry b Mr.Medworth 12 c Mr.Purdon b Kii"k . 11 Ibw b Mr. Msdworth 0 b Mr. Medworth 33 b Mr. Purdon 0

rT-|rfi ^ ■ -15— Beater c Coventry b Kirk 0 Jacobs c and b Kirk. 0 Geillink b Hopkins 23 Marshall not out 3 Geillink c J.Hulett b Mr.Medvrorth 24 EXTRAS 14 Total 127 KEARSNEY J.Hulett IbviT b Jacobs B.Coventry Mr.Pardon c J.Crawf-^rd Mr.Medworth Crookes Kirk Barratt Bertram run out Jacobs b not out run out b Pearce run out run out Hot out Brovm EXTRAS 26 6 48 4 41 1 0 2 3 6 For 7 v/kts. - Total 137 Hopkins and Aitchison did not bat. BOT/LING. 0. M. R. Yh Mr. Medworth. • • #•• • 20 4 43 4Aitchison. • • • • • •5 1 7 0. Kirk. w • • • • • 8 3 26 4. Hopkins. 6 1 18 1. Mr. Purdon. •• ••• • 3 0 13 1. J. Hulett. *• » • * • 3 0 6 Go □ldSpyB HoTE-a. K. Balcomb, Theunissen A. and L. Weir are in residence at the Natal University College (Maritsbufg), and spent ths ihee vreek-erd at Coli.ege. Learning in higher courts seonr to act as a tonic to some, for they are all looking romarkably fit. YAS.Michell is with John Orr's in Durban.

-16-. G. Tyson sailed for England in June. "He will probably bo overseas for some years where he intends going into business with his uncle. We Vfish him every success. A.0.Crook is serving an apprenticeship in his father's office at Newcastle. 'He hopes to take up Lavr later. G. C. Putterill T^rrites from Harrismith that he is taking a special course in shorthand and typing before taking up a post. He has played for Harrismith 1st XV on a feviT occasions. H. playing in first Division Rugger for the D.H.S. Old Boys. He was chosen to represent Durban in the Intertown , but unfortunately was prevented from playing ovring to an attac k of fever. C.:. Hopkins plays for the 2nd XV. Howarth has played some games for the Wanderers 1st XV. vrhile Jacques and France are playing for the Under 19 "A" team. Hind plays for the "b" team. Jack Hulett is on the Hulett Estates at Kearsney where he is sugar planting,and his brother Jeff hopes to go to Felixton short ly. During the term we have had both Hill and Sinclair vj^ith us. The former was motoring through from Rhodesia, and the latter from Johannesburg. In each case the passengers paid tribute to the drivers for providing them v/ith some hair breath escapes. The Old Boys match was as interesting as ever this year. YJe congratulate the school on their victory vrhich they thoroughly de served. The dinner was very much enjoyed and a detailed report of the game will be found in the Rugger section. THE OLD BOYS' DINNER. The Annual Dinner was held at the Royal Hotel, Durban, on Saturday, April 30th. The number present was most encouraging,for in spite of the fact that several v/ho hod intended to be present were prevented from doing so at the last minute, there was a record number present, the total including one or tv/o guests being about 35. The dinner vms excellent and the whole atmosphere most

I -17-. most encouraging for it indicated the determination of the Old Boys to back up the College through thick and, thin,, and to lose no opportunity of advertising its merits during these difficult financial days. The usual toasts were drunk,and suitable speeches made.L.T. Polkinghorne proposed the health of the College,and compared the present vrith the humble beginnings in 1921, complimenting the Principal and Staff on the work they had done and the vsrell deserved reward that was novj theirs. The Head,in reply,referred to the remarkable fact that our numbers were still growing stead ily even though many schools «f a similar type were suffering in every way. He believed that not a little of this success was due to the influence of the Old Boys wh® in season and out of season pushed the merits of the Old School amongst parents, and who shovred in their own application to business and in their general attitude towards life, that the training at Kearsney had been along right lines. Rev.H. W. Got-dwrin,proposed the health of the Old Boys' Club and presumed that the healthy and sturdy frames around this fes tive board indicated that at Kearsney too they had revelled in fare such as vms before them this evening. He was proud of his connection with the College and was convinced that a great future lay before the College if the spirit that animated this gathering was a criterion of what wras felt by all Old Boys. Mr. A, T. llJinship responded and traced the grov/th of the Club and also spoke of the happy spirit that could not but per vade their hearts, for Kearsney was so very really their "alma mater" and any Old Boy was alvrays sure of a vmrm wrelcome v/henever he vis-ited the Old School. In proposing the health of the Staff Mr, Jackson complained that this task alv/ays fell to his lot. He regarded it as a w^ork of super-erogatiofor everyone present knew vrhat an excellent and self-sacrificing staff the College possessed, and in addition he had said on previous occasions all that could be said in their praise. He thought that no school could be more fortunate in the. type of man Kearsney had for its masters, who not only were painstaking in class, but who gave so much of their free time to the training 9f the boys in their games. • Mr. Bromiley thanked the last speaker for the complimentsthat had been showered on the Staff, though he felt that in his case the tribune had not been earned as he had been only three months on the Staff, and vme only a stop gap at that. He found it in-

-18-. teresting to view from the master's point of view the routine of the school that as an Old Boys he had naturally experienced from the pupils, and he felt that he could say, without being thoughtto take the praise to himself, that the discipline and comradeship between master and boy left nothing to be desired. To von Keyserlingk fell the task of proposing the health of the visitors,^ which he did briefly and to the point, and Mr.VJ.J. Elton Gray^ who had been on the College Staff for a short period replied. He asked particularly that he be considered not a vis itor. and indeed if the short period at the College entitled him to that honour, wished to join the Uld Boys' Club. He had been most happy in his work at Kearsney and envied those who had had the privilege of growing up in the delightful abaiosphere, literal and mental, that obtained at Kearsney. At the close of the dinner the Annual General Meeting was held, when one most important resolution was passed. It was decided that it would be for the benefit of the Club if the honor ary Secretary was resident at the College. Due recognition was made of the very loyal and invaluable services of Mr. A.T.ViTinship as Secretary from the beginning of the life of the Club, and Mr. Winship was asked to continuien office as an "assistant Secretary" or"branch Secretary" in Durban and thus make the arranging of matches, dinners, etc., so much easier to the Secretary at the College. Mr. D. H. Purdon was thenelected Honorary Secretary. Other Officers elected v/ere :- President; The Principal of the College. Committee; Messrs. Jackson, Polkinghorne, K. Balcomb, France, C. Hopkins, Middleton and A.T.¥ifinship Vice-presidents: Messrs. Medwerth, G. Hulett, and Yi. J. Elton Gray. A general discussion followed dealing vrith no specially im portant matters, but during it the feeling of the meeting indic ated that no appeals be made for strengthening the "Endowiuent Fund" for the present, but that when times improved as a Club we ought to do all we can to make this Fund grov^. It'has been a most interesting term of Hugger-There have been a number of games this half, and there has been that keenness and enthusiasm fcr :he game that we have alv/ays hoped would develop with the years. A fuller report of the matches played will be

-19". found, elsewhere in this issue. The backs have been consistently good, and Barratt's inspiring example has brought the best out of the team. The forwards have not always pleased, but they have done their best. The fact that no less than 15 forv/ards have been selected to represent the first team on one or more occasion will serve to show what difficulty there has been in finding the best pack. As yet we are not fully satisfied. Apart from a fevi injuries vre have been very fortunate indeed this season. Perhaps the outstanding feature of the term has been the visit of the Old Crocks. This fixture viras introduced last year, and such viras the thrill of donning the togs once more that we were able to persuade the Old Crocks to pay us another visit.This will probably be follovred by a return visit in Durban next term. Most of our friends of last year were up again, and the match was both interestinagnd instructive, khile they were able to take mat ters comparatively easily last year, they were forced to fightfor every point this time. It was pleasing to see thatthe boys were not overawed by the giants of former years, but that they gave as good as they took. To Mr. A. P. Vi/alker, wrho wb.s again responsi ble for getting the team together we extend our thanks. The Team T/as entertained to lunch with the College team and Messrs.Townssnd and Payne gave short speeches. After the game the team were enbertained to tea, and Messrs. Brokensha, Sulin and Payne wereheard to further advantage. A novel feature was the presentation of the Bill Payne float ing trophy. A striking piece of gold plate this is. One medal with the names of the winners of last year has already been af fixed. Although the OldCrocks were again winners this year,the trophy has been left Virith us, and is much admired by visitors. The Old Boys match was keenly contested, and the tables were turned this time. Owing to a pressure of fixtures in Duiban where several of the Old Boys are doing duty, the Old Boys team was not quite representative. Nevertheless it was an enjoyable game, and the College fully deserved thevictory. In the evening there was the Annual Rugger dinner in the Hall. The Junior side has given a good account of itself,and there is somevery promising material. Unfortunately D.P.H.S. have not been able to fulfil their fixtures with us, so that we have not had as many games as we hoped to have. In the Colts division we have had perhaps the best Hugger. They have played attractive rugger,and the standard is as high as

-20-. it has ever been. The three quarter play has been vrell wortl^ ■watching. Vi/hen the centres learn to run straigiiter, and so give; the fast wings more room to move in, vre ough,. to have some thrill ing dashes.down the line. Reeves, Larrington, Smith, Dyer, Henry, Jacobs j MacNeillie, Good, Wood, Lov/e, . and MacNeillie ought todo very well later on. Competition games have been arranged for both Senior and Junior Divisions. Aitchison captains the Senior "IfVasps side and Larrington the Junior side. Nightingale R., captains the Senior Wanderers side, and Reeves the Junior side. To date the log reads Senior: Yianderers : Wasps : Junior: Wanderers ; 7msps : p. W. D. L. Pts. • • 3 1 2 0 4 • • 3 0 2 1 2 • • 4 4 0 0 8 • • 4 0 0 4 0 At Kearsney. K. C, vs. STANGER. 23rd April. VJON 17-0. The first half savir exchanges very even, with the lighter College pack holding their heavier opponents well. The ballwas not coming cleanly from the scrum with the result that the backs were not given much room to move in. The only score of the half was a penalty by Barratt from just beyond the 25. Heavy rain in the second half, and the extra staying power of the boys proved the value of fitness,and shovred that the handling has improved a great deal. An opportunist try by Barratt after a high kick,was follovradby a good three movement and Barratt scored again. From another movement Crookes slipped a pass inside to Mr. Purdon who had backed up and the latter scored close in.Folloviing a neat break by Mr. Purdon a little while later Barratt cut in and outpaced the opposition to complete his hat trick. Kirk convert ed the last try, making the final score 17 - 0. The forwards all played well and although light ought to settle down into a good pack,individual mention is not necessary when the whole pack played hard. The backs tackled we11.A little

r. ! -21-. """ i—' —" fclatt, Crookea, Barratt, Kirk. Fosa, Mr.itedon.CollinB igh ingale, Driman, Worth, Mendorff, Boo-tii Aitchiso Bertraui, Bartholomev^. ^'i-tson , -r r. K. C. vs. D. H. S. Durban. 30th April. Lost 5 - 6. sho«ad^T wfllf a , £iariy on College nearly scored as the rpsnl-t- r>r a penalty by Barratt, from near the half way line ; the Icicle a splendid attempt, just falling short. ' out lac f Adendorff showed the most dash through -W It A The backs with the few chances offered uhem shoTOd up well. Gaining the ball from most of the crums the D.H.S. backs coula not penetrate the defence. Just before hp Iftime Barratt missea an opportunity of scoring from a penalty in a fairly good position. ^ ^iciioy m a The second half v/as played in a deluge. It was left to the final ten minutes to provide the scorinpDut the ba^i lied dead. The D. H. S. fonvards worked their way upfield by goo footwork. A penalty for foot-up near the posts gave D.H.S, the opportunity of opening the score• tiorking their vmy to our line by good footwork the D.H.S. forv/ards, who were playing splendidly, were rewarded with a t-y When a forward fell over the line in a melee. Just before the Stc from^th^""?^ Barratt took platyo the opponents 25. Recelv- ng e loose the same player shot rough a bunch of oD awrs and dived over for a splendid try, being winded in the procLs Foss converted and the final whistle went soon after with the score unaltered (D.H.S. 6. K.C.5.) —Dravtford, Foss,Barratt, Crookes,Hopkins, Kirk, CoUins VS. D. P. H. S. 1st. In Durban. yth May. vjon 13 - 0. three mirutee after U,e etart Crook.pieklng upfron toloo.e.

-22-. scored after a good run. Stung by this early reverse D. P. H. S., worked their vmy upfield. In the tight the latter v/ere the better, while College seemed to be the better in the loose. Doide,Coventry, Richards and Coutts were prominent with some good rushes,and Crook at centre was playing well. Nightingale dummied his way through and scored shortly before half time. While the handling was fairly good in the first half, it was very poor in the second half for some unaccountable reason.D.P.H.S. were showing very much better form and were only kept from scoring on several occasions. Capstickdale would not pass v/hen the oppor tunity occured and lost several fair chances. Nightingale used tie touch line with discretion and when in position dropped a neat goal. In comparison with the D.P.H.S. tackling, that of the College side was poor. From a forward rush A.V.Balcomb scored. TEAM;— Hackland,Capstickdale,Crook,Christie, Walker, Nightingale, Macartney, Knottenbelt C, Coventry,Doidge,Nichols,Richards^ Coutts, Davies, A.V.Balcomb. COLTS vs. P.P.H.S. Played in Durban. 7th May, Yifon 23-0. The College side was winning most of the set scrums.Soon ifenry darted away to score in the corner. From the kick off,Lowe, Good and Gilliat indulged in good footwork, and MacNeillie was sent over for the second try. Henry, MacNeillie, Harrington and ViRiitmill added further tries bringing the final score to 23. This was a good, hard, open game. The ball was given plenty of air, and the backs did all that was ex pected of them. The whole team is to be congratulated on a good perf®rmance. ™AM:- Dyer, Henry, MacNeillie, Smith, Vftiitmill, Harrington (c).. Reeves, Wood, Gilliat, Lov/e, Good, Surgeon, Jacobs, King., W. Robinson. K. C. vs. TEC. HIGH SCHOOL. At Kearsney. 14th May. Y/on 3-0. Played in very wet weather on a field that resembled a lake , The sides were very evenly matched and Barratt registered the only score of the game with ©ne of his characteristic tries,forcing his

-23-. way over during the early stages. In spite of the slippery tal.. the handlinvgms good. Ontwo occasions Kirk broke neatl; bi. tried to score on his own instead of passing. Several penaktit were not turned to scores although the atteiiipts were all good cnes Tec pressed in the closing stages and on several occasions w e r > nearly over. In spite of definite instructions to the forwhrd, to use footwork as a forni of attack, they persisted in attemptii; to handle the ball, v/ith the result that ground w/asiaore often lot. than gained. Barratt playing at half saved repeatedly and vms tower of strength in defence. TEM:- Cravifford, Fobs, Crookes, Kirk, Hopkins, Barratt,Colline Nightingale, Adendorff, Driman, Aitchison,Booth, Doidge Coventry, Knottenbelt C. K. C. vs. D. H. S. In Durban. 21st May. Won 6-5. Played in Durban in the morning at 11.30, in fine ■weather. College attacked early but were driven back by good touches. Afte: very even exchanges, the ball svmng along the D.H.S. line Tirhere : centre slipped through and with Kirk out of positionhe romped overto score a try which vms converted. This was the only score 1, the first half. In the second half Crookes twice broke and on each occa.sii^ tried to beat the full back ¥i;ith the T/'ing free, and two goide: opportunities were lost. From one movement Kirk joined the lie; and managed to score far out. Shortly afterv/ards Foss missed penalty from an easy position.A kick over the goal line by a D,H. Player saw Foss bring the ball out and after a 50 yard run ». reverse pass to Barratt saw the latter break through only to btackled near the line. Shortly after,the, same player broke throug.- and forced his vmy over with three,opponents hanging on.Foss jus^ failed to add the major points, D.H.S. set up a, series of stron';at tacks but the defence held out. College vxinning an interesting gac: by the narrow margin of one point. ' ■Q/n this game as in others the forwards failed to impress r" There is not sufficient support from them, and ..the. line c 'u' ' work is poor. T"rice after gaining possess ion of . the ballwith ti, ^ scium Twh^eledj they, failed, 'to . take advantage of the position. 1EM -. D- K-irk Foss ,■ Barratt, Crookes, ■ Gapstickdale ,Crawford,,Co,.li2.i.

-24-. Adendirff, Nightingale, Driman, Aitchison, Booth, Bartholomew, Doidge, Coventry. K. C. 16. vs. D» H. S. Under 1*^. In Durban. 21st May. Lost 6-8. This vms the first time that a fixture of this type v/as played. Owing to a lack of thrust at centre the side lost an even game.The same player, at centre scored both tries for D.H.S. one of v/hich ¥iras converted. Of the forwards Mitchell and Davies shov/ed upwell Mitchell being responsible for both tries. Larrington at half play ed well, and Reeves defended vrell, but was unable to set his threes in motion frequently, as the ball ¥iras not coming cleanly from the scrum. TEAM. Smith, Walter, Christie, MacNeillie, Dicks, Larrington (c)., Reeves, Nichols, Coutts, Davies, M.itchell,A.V.BalcombjJaobs Grood, Wood. K. C. vs. WANDERERS, Under 19. At Kearsney, 24th May, W*n 19 - 18. Fortunes fluctuated in this game, and excitement ran high to wards the end of the game. College scored vjithin the first tvro minutes of the game; for Barratt, taking advantage of a mulled pass raced through to score betvreen the posts for Mr.Med¥rorth to con vert. Shortly aftenfirards froEi a cross field movementBarrattbroke through and handed off the full back to score in the corner. Wan derers retaliated and a splendid forv/ard rush sa¥j- them go over far out (8-3). The game was played at a very fast pace and Wanderers werefin ing the majority of scnmis, but the College defence held well. Soon Barratt completed the hat trick by breaking through and outpacing the opposition scored for Foss to add the major points (13 - 3). Wanderers kept up a continued pressure and College on several occasions had to touch do¥m. From a scrum near the line Wanderers slipped over for the second try (13-6), From the kick off in the second half "Wanderers kept up a con tinual pressure and there vrere soEie dangerous movements in the College 25, Barratt at this stage defended splendidly, and Cravirford at full back was kicking and fielding ¥irith judgment and neat-

-25-. ness. Froni close to the Wanderers line the ball caiue out from ij loose scruiri and Mr. Medworth dived over, Barratt making a good at tempt to convert from the corner (16-6). After some play ii midfield France broke and scored between the posts.(16-11).Short ly afterwards Yfenderers through their fonf/ards, were rewarded for their splendid work by another try (16-14). For the first tim^ YVanderers took the lead as the re)sult of a splendid drop goal bj Street (16-18). Vilith the end approaching College made desperate efforts to score, and there were a series of thrilling f- move ments. Right on time the ball sriung along the line and KiA deiehed over in the corner, leaving College winners by one poinS after a thrilling struggle. (19-18). The game vras thoroughly enjoyed by both players and spectatoa alike, for the ball was thrown about with much freedom,and the | were given plenty of work to do. Apart from barratt who was outstanding in attackand defence Crookes played soundly, as did Crawford. Nightingale played hart and the forwards as a pack have improved. Many of the Vfenderers* mshes might have been stopped but the forwards were not incline# to fall on the ball. In the Wanderers side we ?/ere glad to see two Old Boys i s the persons of France and Jacques, both of whom played well. TEM;- Crawford, Foes, Barratt, Crookes, Kirk, Mr.Medworth, Collins, Nightingale D. Driman, Adendorff,Aitchi8on, Doidge, Booth, Bartholomew, V/orth. K. C. 2nd, vs. MARTSTS. At Kearsney. 28th May. VJON 22-0. The first half was uninteresting owing to the fact that nei ther side seemed able to get going, and f- movements were spoilt by reckless passing and knocking on. Mitchell eventually barg ed over for the first try in the corner. The second half produced some good rugby. Unfortunately tin Marists side did not get the ball often and when they did the College backs allowed them no room to move in. Scores came at fairly regular intervals, and the backs were moving with freedom From one of these movements Capstickdale dived over in the corner and shortly afterwards Hopkins went over in the other corner after a very determined run. Cravirford came up and set the threes ir