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Kearsney College Chronicle Vol. 2 No. 1 JULY, 1945 EDITORIAL There are many things which the Editor might write about at this stage. 5o many, indeed, that he is almost tempted to put away the pen f,"2, with this issue we embark upon Volume II of the Chronicle. Although it had not been anticipated, this is our first Peace is^e, too Volume I covered our first five and a half years at bottia s Hill, and almost exactly covered the War period. Readers know that during these War years the Editor, sharing our common pride in the endurance and sacrifice of our Old Boys, made a special point of reproducing selections of letters from the battle fronts. In this way present and past boys have been able to follow the part Kearsney has played in the conduct of the War. We have watched our boys in Abyssinia, Madagascar, Egypt, Tunisia, Italy, and on the high seas. We rejoice at their success, we grieve at their sufferings, we reverently mourn for those who have died. Now, with joyous anticipation we await their return, and we assure every one of them that there is a warm welcome waiting for them at Kearsney. The section "Extracts from Letters" will thus gradually disappear But every item of news that comes to our notice will be faithfully recorded, and the Old Boys' Section will still hold an important place in the MagaSince 1940 Life Membership has risen from approximately 40 to ,'sod this increased enthusiasm during such difficult years promises well for the future of the Club. Of Peace, it would be an anti-climax for the Editor to add anything further to, what has already been uttered throughout the world. We can only offer up a prayer of deep thanksgiving to Cod that throughout years of such unparalleled destruction and misery, we here have not seen so much as the fringe of it. Looking back, we realise that the school has come a long way in the past six years. We have increased in numbers, repute, have developed our grounds beyond recognition, but have added little to our buildings. Who dare say what the Editorial will have to record at the end of Volume II, five years hence? An appeal is going forth from our office in Durban, on behalf of the three Methodist schools of the country, to Methodists all over the country, a Peace appeal, a Thanksgiving appeal for funds to put our schools straight financially and so ensure their proper future development. We have many building plans here, but no money, except for the Chapel. If all goes well, the next five years may find our hopes realised. It is possible, if everybody helps. 1 ■•iWi-M n
SCHOOL NOTES y First Term: January 31st to March 28th. Second Term: April 17th to June 28th. V-E Day was celebrated by a two-day holiday, in which almost the whole school went away home or to friends. Mr. C. A. Burger, B.A., has joined the Staff this year, and both ir» the classroom and on the sports field h.as played a keen and active part. We wish him a long and a happy association with the school. At the beginning of June Mr. ]. H. Hopkins, M.A., rejoined our ranks, after five years of active service in Abyssinia and on all the Mediterranean fronts, including Anzio. We are delighted to have him back again. His homecoming, however, was tragic in the extreme, and we offer to him, and to his brothers Crofton and Paddy, our sincerest sympathy, on the loss of both their parents within a week. Mr.,and Mrs."Hoppy"were well-known to many of us, and deeply respected. While this magazine was at the printer's, we learned with deep sorrow of the death of Dr. E. W,Dyer. Not only was Dr. Dyer one of the most highly respected leaders in Natal Methodism, being Senior Circuit Steward for Durban, and holding other offices, but he was for long years one of the most active and interested members of our Board of Governors. Above all, he was a Christian gentleman and a close friend of many of us at the school. We share very really in the sorrow of his wife and family and offer them our deep sympathy. Miss Eraser was absent from part of the second term, having capitu lated to the necessity for an appendix operation. She returned before half term, suffering no ill after-effects. In her absence, her work was taken by Mrs. Oram. Mr. Reece also ended the half year in a most uncomfort able state, with a severely poisoned thumb, which put him to bed for a considerable time. He spent a week of the holidays in hospital, receiving penicillin, to try to save an amputation. ~ Of past masters, we record that Mr. Swanepoel passed his M.A. (Stellenbosch) and is now teaching at Lawson Brown School, P.E. He is collecting data for a D.Litt. thesis in 1948, and is journalist for two news papers. Mr. van Zyl is at Michaelhouse. We were glad to have our former Matron, Sister Edwards, at the school for a long week-end. She is still actively at work at the Kearsney Hospital. We welcome Miss M. Campbell to the school. She is capably looking after Mr. Reece's home and children. On June 3rd we were privileged to have our morning service conducted by the President of the Conference, Rev. W. H. Whalley. He spoke convincingly on the vital need of a personal first-hand faith. Mr. Whalley referred, too, to the splendid name achieved by Kearsney throughout the country, wherever he had been. On the evening of June 3rd the school choir led the singing and provided several anthems at a combined service in the Pinetown Public Hall. Apparently we were the main attraction for the large crowd! We extend our thanks to Mr. P. Hind, an Old Boy, who arranged, at his own expense, to have the dining hall repainted at Easter. A great improvement. Interest in the swimming bath declined as winter approached. We have no Spartans who break the ice for their morning dip. Mr. Medworth was honoured by being put in charge of the Combined
S; I Natal Schools' Athletic side which competed in the inter-provincial athletic tournament at Bethlehem at Easter. We are sorry to have to say farewell, after two and a half years, to Rev. B. Sewell. Since Japanese bombers, and then an enemy torpedo, directed his footsteps to our circuit, we have enjoyed his services, classes, teaching and music, and shall miss his interesting personality. To him and Mrs. Sewell, and his three children, who are now all returning to England, we extend our sincerest good wishes for all that the future may hold in store. We hope they will always remember us with affection. The Prefects' dance was held on the night of June 28th, the day the school broke up. Willing hands turned the dining hall into a fairy land, and dancing continued till midnight. The girl partners were accom modated at Finningley, about 15 of them sleeping there for the night. To their disappointment, the boys were all turned over to GillinghamI Our thanks to all who helped to make the evening a success, not forgetting Mrs. Robertson for her enormous tray of delicacies for supper. The following boys left us at the end of last year, the year of their arrival being placed in brackets:— E. Anderson (42), I. R. Balcomb (36), G. ]. Barnes (40), T. Calder (40), E. G. Cole (40), C. J. Davey (38), D. E. Damp (41), R. E. j. Fielding (41), G. M. Garbutt (38), V. C. Cevers (41), G. M. Gillies (42), A. H. Henochsberg (38), G. C. Harrison (41), L. E. L. Hallam (42), M. D. S. Isralls (41), B. F. Isralls (43), T. D. Jacobs (38), W. M. Jacobs (39), E. N. A. Jackson (39), I. F. Jackson (41), R. J. Lee (41), M. G. Lawson (42), T. J. Lloyd (43), D. McDonald (38), R. C. McLeod (41), K. C. Nelson (41), J. T. Preece (43), J. M. Ray (42), N. W. N. Stark (39), C. H. Stein (40), P. W. Slayen (41), G. R. T. Smythe (42), I. V. Bruton-Simmonds (43), R. D. Thorpe (43), B. R. Thorpe (44), W. Wilker (41), R. W. Whiteley (41), D. Whyte (42), B. G. Woodhead (43), I. J. Woodhead (43), M. E. Walsh (44). The following left at the end of June: R. H. W. Bevin (40), C. K. Miles-Cadman (39), P. McLeroth (44), K. E. Rapson (43), H. D. Pennefather (39). D. B. Grant (43) and D. H. Jay (43) left at Easter. We welcome the following new boys: K. Adam (Kokstad), M. K. Anderson (P.M.B.), G. M. Anderson (Durban), J. J. S. Alexander (Hill Crest), W. S. Brass (Bloemfontein), J. H. Boyd (Pinetown), M. A. Black burn (Merrivale), E. Browning (Greytown), D. I. and J. M. Cowie (India), D. R. Carruthers-Smith (Selukwe), D. P. Campbell (Idutywa), R. Christian sen (Magut), E. C. K. Dowse (Red Hill), L. N. du Toit (Germiston), H. H. Ellett (Port Shepstone), D. J. Franklin (Port Shepstone), D. W. Gray (Loskop), G. J. Goodwin (Esperanza), M. S. Hobson (Mount Frere), T. M. Jones (Van Ryn), B. G. Jackson (P.M.B.), R. A. O. Johnson (Eshowe), L. M. Johnson (Ixopo), W. R. Johnson (Northdene), A. R. King (Matatiele), D. E. Lloyd (St. Michaels-on-Sea), I. H. D. Lund (Turffontein), C. A. Lentin (Durban), M. V. Launder (Durban North), K. B. Moon (Matatiele), M. Mundell (Kokstad), I. H, Mackenzie (Kokstad), N. A. McLuckie (Dur ban North), C. R. Niven (Johannesburg), O. D. D. Putferill (Mooi River), C. E. and H. M. Pope (Durban), R. R. A. Ross (Pinetown), D. S. Stranack (Rossburgh), D. R. Symington (Durban), H. Shuttleworth (Durban), B. N. Tokelove (Paulpietersburg), G. R. Thompson (Beira), R. L. Wicks (Port Elizabeth), T. Y. Worthlngton (Dundee).'^ ^ -"fJXr'*N«VClC Appointments. Cillingham Prefects: N. Theunissen (school), N. H. Walker, L. A. Dixon (house). Finningley Prefects: A. V. Trentham (school), P. B. Chaplin, J, Redgment (house). Junior House: P. R. Jonsson, R. Slatter (house) Cricket Captain: P. R. Jonsson. Rugby Captain: N. H. Walker. Swimming Captain: N. Theunissen.
ENTERTAINMENTS Films: Feb. Mar. April May // June 3rd:"Remedy for Riches." 17th; "Persons in Hiding." 4th:"Remarkable Andrew." l lth: "Night Monster." 18th; "Billy the Kid's Round Up." 21st: "Jungle Cavalcade." 19th; "Corvette K 225." 26th; "Somewhere in France." 2nd;"Fly by Night." 23rd;"Trial of the Vigilantes." On April 28th we were treated to a real feast of music by the West minster Singers (Marjorie Jones, soprano; Jessie McVicar, contralto; Royce Kincaid, baritone; Angel Stevens, elocutionist; John Stevens, producer). With such differing types of voices it is difficult to make comparisons, nay, impossible. When we had enthused over Marjorie Jones' beautifully controlled rippling treble notes, we found ourselves even more stirred by Jessie McVicar's smooth and well-modulated contralto, and finally were roused to our greatest enthusiasm over Royce Kincaid's powerful baritone solos. There is no room to print the full programme, but we especially enjoyed "Rose Softly Blooming"(Spohr), and"Waltz Song"(German), by Marjorie Stevens;"Still as the Night"(Bohm), and "Arise, Oh S.un" (Day), by Jessie McVicar; "Josing Fjord" (Carne), and "David and Goliath"(Malotte), by Royce Kincaid. There was also a very amusing sketch,"Mr. Hopkins goes to Paris," by Angel and John Stevens. Another oustanding evening's entertainment was provided for us on Saturday, June 16th. First of all, the Pinetown Women's Choir (soloists Isobel Niven and A. G. Hopkins) presentedBach's Peasant Cantata, in full costume. This is not easy music for the lowbrow to apprehend, but it was beautifully presented. In view of the difficulty of the music, and the absence of any particular melody, one had to admit that it was a wonderful feat of memorisation on the part of the singers. Descending then from the heights of Parnassus to the interesting depths of Coolie-town, we were treated to an hour's entertainment by the famed Applesamy and Naidoo. Their versatility was remarkable, and we were given an endless variety of music, vocal and instrumental, backchat (helped by Mazambane), and parody. The hall rocked with laughter. Incidentally, the versatility of Naidoo (Dusty Cracknell) at the piano was most impressive. In between we were entertained by a few conjuring tricks on the part of Mr. Simmonds. The evening's entertainment resulted in a sum of £36 being sent forward to the Air Force Fund. LITERARY AND DEBATING SOCIETY President: The Headmaster. Vice-President: Mr. J. F. Reece. Hon.. Secretary; G. D. Hill. Executive Committee: J. Redgment, A. V. Trentham, K. M. Oliver, A. E. Squibb, R. I. Leisegang. Programme: February 18th.—Election of Officers.
ev;-' ■ March 4th. Debate: "That Pigmentation should not be an Impediment to promotion. Lost. March 1 1 th.—Play Reading: "The Dear Departed," by L. Forsyth R Cmnr' Squibb, P. J. Wills, R. I. Leisegang, I. Sandeman, J. March 25th.—Debate:"That Wars are inevitable." Carried. May oth — That V-Day should be a day of Thanksgiving rather than one ot trivolity. Lost. May 27th.—Quiz Evening. Clllingham 139, Finningley 133 June 1 Oth.—Debate:"That Science has brought more evil than good to the world. Carried. June 24th.—Sharp Practice. There Is or^y one term to describe the Debating Society thus far this °F'- The meetings, except for Quiz Evening, have lacked all vitality and inspiration, and pleadings, cajoling, and advice have together had no effect A handful of Matric boys keep up a fairly steady flow of irrelevarit backchat, but the rest, for the most part, come with nothing prepared, and with no intention of speaking. This Is rather depressing, tor in past years the Society has done good service, and has undoubtedly brought many an oyster out of his shell. This year's oysters are so comtortably embedded that nothing can prize them open, and possible pearls will apparently remain hidden Indefinitely, unless the executive decides to adopt shock tactics. Membership of the Society is optional, so that one would imagine that those who do decide to become members would be prepared to take a keen and active part. Not so, however. If they were beautiful, one would call thern slaeping beauties,* as it is, they are merely somnabulists who do not even talk in their sleep. Let us sincerely hope that the goPd wine is reserved till the end, and that the rest of the session will see an awakening of interest. CHOIR The Choir this year has perhaps not had the balance of last year though the enthusiasm Is there as before. The trebles are weaker, tenors stronger, and basses weaker. Owing to the shortage of unbroken'voices, the alto department has had temporarily to be scrapped. Part-songs and anthems, besides hymn tunes, were learnt rapidly, for sight-reading appears to be an easily acquired art, provided there are enough copies of music. This facility removes a great deal of the drudgery sometimes associated with choir work, and we have been able to go ahead. The main public appearance of the Choir was at the Public Service held in Pinetown Hall on Sunday morning, June 3rd. We were apparently the principal attraction, and a large crowd came to hear us render antherns and lead the singing. Our part of the programme consisted of the four hems:"Come let us join our cheerful songs"(Farmer),"Oh Lord, my Cod (Beethoven's Larghetto),"Standin' in de need of Prayer"(Spirit'uel), and "Pilgrim's Chorus" (Tannhauser). Having sung Jackson's "Te Deum ad nauseam. In preparation for V-Day, we did not Include this item in our repertoire. Other songs and anthems learnt included:"Viking Song,""Let the Hills Resound," a Bach Chorale,"Come to the Fair." Owing to the introduction of sundry streptococcus germs into the thumb of the choirmaster a month before the end of term, the customary half-yearly concert unfortunately had to be abandoned, to the great disap pointment of those who would have been concerned. It may be possible to work up a concert at a later date. Mr. Oram took over the choir work for the last month of the term.
CRICKET / It took the younger cricketers quite a while to settle down to senior status, and there is no doubt about the fact that we suffer for the want of a really good turf wicket for practice. The shots are there, the timing is lacking. The bowling has been very uneven and there has been too much aimless trundling in the direction of the wickets with no wellthought-out plan of campaign. Some of the younger cricketers show promise. We hope they will fulfil this promise, CRICKET COLOURS. Congratulations to the following on being Colours for 1945:— P. Jonsson. N. Theunissen. N. Walker. V. Davy. awarded their Cricket Feb. 17th. V. MARITZBURG COLLEGE. Away. Theunissen, run out Davy, b Palmer Shagam, b Holman jonsson, c Smythe, b Rutherford Leather, c Smythe, b Holman .. Foss, b Holman Walker, not out Garbutt, b McGlew . Colepeper, b Rutherford '. Clarkson, not out . . Friday, did not bat. Extras Drawn. 27 10 0 23 0 6 18 1 5 5 Maritzburg College, 169 for 7 dec. (Holman 71 not out). A dropped catch probably made the difference in this game. Had Holman been held when he was 4 the score might have been low enough to give us sufficient time to make the runs. As it was, we had no time to make the runs. Theunissen, Jonsson and Walker played good innings. For 8 wickets .. 98 Walker . ... Davy .. . Friday .. . ." Colepeper .. Shagam 0 M R W 7 1 29 0 20 1 62 2 11 1 33 3 3 0 12 0 9 2 30 2 Feb. 24th. V. GLENWOOD. Lost by 212 runs. Away. Theunissen, c Logan, b Colley Davy, c Acutt, b Sanderson .. Slatter, Ibw, Andrew Jonsson, run out Leather, Ibw, Andrew .. .. Foss, c Lang, b Coliey .. .. Walker, c Acutt, b Andrew .. Shagam, not out Clarkson, c Andrew, b Colley Colepeper, c Andrew, b Colley Friday, c Bowman, b Colley .. Extras 53 Glenwood, 314 for 4 wickets. 12 Logan 149 12 Lang 71 10 Little, not out 46 4 Acutt 41 4 An early lapfee cost us very dear. 2 The bowling was quite lifeless and 1 the fielding not clean. Our bowl0 Ing was treated as poor bowling 0 should be treated. Theunissen 0 played a bright knock but became 5 too aggressive. The later batsmen —— would not use their feet to slow 103 bowling and paid the penalty.
-h:"^- - March 3rd. v. MICHAELHOUSE. Away, Lost by 5 wickets. Theunissen, c Henderson, b Walker .. 9 Michaelhouse, 201 for 5 Davy, c Fielsend, b Walker 1 On a good wicket the batting Walker, run cut 11 failed against accurate, hostile Jonsson, Ibw, Henderson 0 bowling, while our bowljng lacked Leather, run out 3 any real sting and was treated as Foss, c and b Arkwright .. .. .. .. 5 it deserved. Shagam, not out 28 Colepeper, b Henderson 0 Garbutt, run out 10 Friday, b Henderson 5 Ovenstone, b Henderson .. .. .. .. 0 Extras . 7 79 Theunissen Walker .. . Davy .. . . Friday .. .. Colepeper .. o M R W 3 0 5 0 4 I 22 0 11 0 50 4 5 1 27 0 2 0 18 1 March 10th. V. D.H.S. Lost by 127 runs. Away Theunissen, st, Knowles, b Moon Foss, Ibw, Mun Gavin Leather, c Mun Gagin, b Moon .. Jonsson, b Gordge Davy, c Mun Gavin, b Moon .. Walker, b Moon *. Slatter, st. Knowles, b King Shagam, b King Garbutt, c Mun Gavin, b King .. Clarkson, not out Colepeper, c King, b Moon .. ,. Extras 6 D.H.S., 200 for 8 declared. 11 (Tayfield, 66 not out; Hayne, 44 14 not out; Moon, 44.) 11 At one stage, thanks to some 3 excellent bowling by Davy, who had 11 then taken 6 for 41, including the 7 hat trick, D.H.S. were 96 for 8, 0 but pulled together at the critical 2 stage to make a big score. Our 0 batting was correct in execution 3 but lacked the certainty of experi6 ence, some of the younger batsmen — shaping nicely, 74 Davy .. . Theunissen Shagam .. Slatter . . o M R W 10 0 33 1 23 2 93 6 4 1 14 0 10 1 40 0 2 0 14 0 March 17th. V. ST. CHARLES. DrawhAway. Slatter, c Beckett, b Weirich .. Walker, c Beckett, b Weirich .. Theunissen, c Westray, b Beckett Foss, retired hurt Jonsson, not out Leather, not out Did not bat: Davy, Clarkson, Garburt, Colepeper, Friday. Extras 0 St. Charles, 95. 3 Rain stopped play. 3 Our bowlers could have made 3 much better use of a difficult wic5 ket but failed to concentrate on 2 the wickets and lost a real chance of gaining the upper hand. - O M R W Walker 3 0 13 0 Davy . . .. , 5 1 22 0 Theunissen 8 1 19 5 Friday ,, .. 7 1 21 3 Slatter 1 0 7 2 7
'F March 24th. v, HILTON. - Away. Drawn. J^sttTbrey 'j ^ wickets. J™' ■■■ ■ ■ mig'J,t'rave"°scored'rlTcto^".' Davrc'and b ■.■. - ' 'rnj'^'he"baft '""''"® ^ateT' r^un^o'uf ' ' ? s'-J^her^^bln e^rtl^r^darnl? <;haoam thi*/ AA V • ! WGak bowling. Fielding not yet Difm b Abre^ ,^.'®.V ,■.• .■.■ y. Q first-class. Clarkson, not out 2 Friday, c Waits, b Melle 1 ' ' Extras • . . . . 7 138 >», ,1 o M R W Walker . . .. 8 1 15 2 Theunissen . . 4 q 10 1 Friday 9 4 9 1 Davy . . . . . . . 10 0 28 3 OTHER MATCHES. Under 15: V. Maritzburg College.—Kearsney: 109 (King 38). M. College: 138 (Alexander 3 for 9). Lost by 29 runs. V. Glenwood.—Glenwood: 66 and 26 (King 14 for 34) Kearsney: 38 and 51 Lost by 3 runs. V. Technical High School. T.H.S.: 36 (Smith, J. A., 5 for 7) . Kearsney: 42. Won by 6 runs. V. Hilton.—Hilton: 223 for 7 (Pfaff 62). Kearsney: 43 and 37. Lost by Innings and 143 runs. V. Technical High School.—T.H.S.: 97 (King 6 for 22). Kearsney: 50 for 5. Drawn. Under 14: V. St. Charles.—St. Charles: 120 (R. Pope 4 for 25). Kearsney: 20. Lost by 100 runs. V. Highbury 1st XI.—Kearsney: 153. Highbury: 96 (H. Pope 4 for 27). Won by 57 runs. V. Highbury 1st XI.—Kearsney: 63. Highbury: 61. Won by 2 runs. V. Highbury 2nd XI.—Kearsney: 66. Highbury: 70. Lost by 4 runs, V. Highbury 2nd XI.—Kearsney: 76. Highbury: 56 (Worthington 3 for 4), Won by 20 runs. HOUSE GAMES—Time Limits. 1st Division: Gjllingham: 159 for 3 (Walker 1 13 not out). Finningley: 79 for 8. Gillingham won. 2nd Division: (i) Gillingham: 73 for 3 and 26 for 6. Finningley: 108 for 4 (Franklin 35 not out, Hune 31). Finningley won. (ii) Gillingham: 58 (King 6 for 20) . Finningley: 74 (King 26). Finningley won. 3rd Division: Gillingham: 28 (Pope, H. 6 for 1), Finningley: 30. Finningley won. 4th Division: Gillingham: 55 (Franklin 6 for 31). Finningley: 96 (Franklin 54 not out), ^Finningley won, , 5th Division: Gillingham: 52. Finningley; 56 (Maclean 37). Finningley won. 6th Division: Gillingham: 64. Finningley: 49. GiilinghafYt won. ; '/ . , 4 8 T 2
RUGBY, 1945 We have had a very full term's fixtures, and although we have lost most games they were very evenly contested with the run of luck and the bounce of the ball being somewhat against us. The forwards have placed exceedingly good rugby for the most part, and Walker has been quite outstanding as a player and has done a fine job of work as a Captain. Trentham and Hill have also been a tower of strength to the side. It is in the back line we have suffered. They have seen plenty of the ball, but lack the will to go at all costs^ consequently many glorious opportunities have been lost. It is only real determination which is lacking, because there is a good deal of ability. We have particularly suffered in the centre where the thrust must be—and is not! Walker, N. (forward), Theunissen, N. (wing), Trentham, A. (forward) and Hill, G. (forward) were invited tothe Natal Schools Trials and Walker, N. once again was selected for the final side. Congratulations. The juniors have had an exceedingly good time. Young, P. as Captain (scrum half). Franklin, F. (fly-half), Colepeper, N. (wing), Robert son, R. and Davey, C. (forwards) were selected for the Durban Inter-Town team to play Maritrburg. April 28th. V. DURBAN TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL. Home. Won 15—3. After even exchanges Nieuwoudt, B., following up from a line out, got pos session of a miskicked ball and scored, Jardine failed with the conversion The threes were given very little room to move in by fast and hard tackling opponents and our threes appeared to be disinclined to fall on the ball. Walker went through from a line out, gave to Trentham, who scored far out; the kick failing again It had been hard going. We got most of the ball from the set scrums but deterniined tackling kept us out. The forwards swept down the field again with a long dribble rush and King dived over in the comer, the kick failed. A good fhree-quarter movernent and Friday went over in the corner, the kick going wide. Working the blind side, Jonsson sent Nieuwoudt, T. over after a really determined run, a good kick just failing. Technical scored near the end following a good forward movcmenf; once again the threes failed to fall on the ball. Final score 15—3. May 5th. v. HILTON. Away. Lost I 1—6. Hilton secured most of fhe ball from the set scrum, mainly due to the fact that all their forwards were giving of their best and ours were not. As a result their backs were constantly on attack and only some fine defensive work by Theu nissen, Nieuwoudt T. and Dale kept our opponents out. The first try came as a surprise. Theunissen had dotted the ball down quite clearly when a Hilton forward fell on the ball and a try was awarded. The second try was the result of a bad pass from Jonsson. Hilton snapped up a loose ball and Abery scored close in, the kick failing 10—6). We were given three penalties in fairly quick succession, ■ Jardine goaled the first, narrowly missed the second and goaled the third from ari acute angle (6—6). This should have been the final score but for some unknown reason the referee confinued the game and 17 minutes after time Hilton scored again after a determined run by their centre, Forbes. This was goaled, giving them a lead they really deserved as they were, on the run of play, the better side. We played 20 minutes overtime in the second half and towards the end we were, play ing with very much more unity and vigour. May 12th. Home. V. ST. HENRY'S. Won 3—0. St. Henry's were early on the attack and Granger was the danger with two good attempts at goal. We swung on to the attack and Zeller went through a gap but was magnificently tackled by Granger when nearly over. Following this attack there was a period when McLaverty seemed quite incapable of getfing the ball away and when he did Jonsson could not find Theunissen. We had several very narrow escapes and Sf. Henry's all but scored. Metcalfe seemed paralysed (with cold) because he could not field a ball and badly misjudged the direction of play. Dale twice saved certain tries. Half-time—no score. Walker attempted a possible penalty and failed and Theunissen failed with an equally easy penalty shortly after-
SWPfil wards. Play was fast and furious, neither side holding the advantaae for lorEventually the forwards, being weary of most uncertain backs tor^k ma++,,i- ■ F" to^fall°"" th^"?ii . Trentham swept down and Walker wL'"up Ifi h f F ''"®- failed. Then St, Henry's were all but over, but a knock-on over the line saved us, Nieuwoudt T dived but were"7a1her'lucky winneTs"^!::^) afterwards and we May 19th. V, MICHAELHOUSE. Lost 8—16. Away. laritv and th K V ^ niinutes the forwards heeled the ball with monotonous reguh /h u file backs swung the ball prettily but lacked penetrative power Zeller Tk xK Friday a possible chance but hesitancy spoilt the possibility JhoTt If to pass before being tackled jult s r o the line. Michaelhouse now took a turn and from a powerful three-auarter movement scored a splendid try which was also converted. After half-time Michaelhouse saw ^uch more of the ball and Dixon was twice called upon to save desperate positions, which he <d,d with hard tackling. Michaelhouse forwards and backs combining well swept down again and then the three-quarters swept down and scored perfect try also converted (10—0). Jardme, who had been short with a penalty, ^ f.®'' by converting an angular one (10—3). Michaelhouse were " ^^^1^ ^ n^ (13—3). Following up quickly, Jardine pounced on a loose bai^ dribbled through and fell over and also converted his own J rr? ^ bad chances, from one of these Michaelhouse scored (16—8). We lost two golden opportunities near the end because the threequarters failed to move quickly. Michaelhouse were full value for their win beinq a more polished and determined side. May 26th. V. D H.S. Lost 3—6. Home. We were again early on the attack. First Jonsson broke through and a forward pass held us out, then Zeller broke and Theunissen was grassed inches off the line. A free kick brought D.H.S. relief. They attacked strongly. Leading a magnificent rush, Walker dived over but was called back. D.H.S. then attacked strongly and a good three-quarter move found Gilson free to run over in the corner, a good kick by Moon just going wide. Forwards worked upfield again and Ovenstone, playing his first garne, stole round the scrum, gave Jonsson a chance; he broke and sfint Friday over in the corner. Very soon after we should have scored again with the line at our mercy but the pass went astray. The second half was as fast and furi ous as the first, with our forwards dominating the play, but indecision by the backs saved the opponents. D.H.S. forwards dribbled up, heeled and from a blind side move Soames went over in the corner. Our forwards swept almost the length of the field and a desper.ate dive by Mun Gavin saved a certain- try near their posts. First Walker, then Jardine were short with awkward range penalties. The forwards, of whom Walker and Hill were outstanding, played tenaciously. The backs have improved, but lack just that quick thinking necessary for a good line. We were unlucky not to have drawn this game. May 31st. Home. 2nd V. OLD CROCKS. Lost 22—9. This year's game was bright and entertaining and saw introduced four quarters instead of two halves. This seemed to rally the Old Crocks considerably. Egeland was first to score from a clever reverse pass, then Nelson stole round the scrum for another try. Woodville sent Chambers off on a long run, but the legs failed at the critical moment. Len Cullen cut through in great style, but legs again were the undoing of a good move. Metcalfe, at full back, played very safely all afternoon and only once failed to gain touch. Foss lost a certain try by passing to touch instead of a waiting player. Davy lost a chance by hesitating, the forv/ards tried all the time but just lacked that finish. Pope came through and sent Hall over for a try. Then Nelson scored again and also van Reenen, who had been a tower of strength in the back line. Van Aardt cut through and a reverse pass back to him ended a pretty move. It was a game brimfull of incident and always entertaining to the many spec tators. Old Crocks: Dyer; Chambers, Cullen Williams, Caine; Medworth, Nelson; Kitchin, Woodville Barnes (c), Medway, van Reenen, Egeland, Ryan, Nelson. june 2nd. V. CLENWOOD. Lost, 6—8. Durban. We lost two golden opportunities very early on, Friday knocked on with an open line and Zeller hung on a little tcx) late with a pass. We were first to score from a long range penalty by Walker (3—0). Glenwood attacked strongly and fielded badly and Glenwood followed up fast to score for Little to convert (3—5). • 10
Glenwood saw mucn more of the ball and we were called on to save several dan gerous moves. Upfield again and the Glenwood forwards were up and over for an opportunist try (3^r-8). In the second half we had three more opportunities of scoring, but neither Zeller nor Friday showed any finishing powers. Walker goaled another splendid penalty from far out (6—8). We hammered away in the last few moments but were held out by determined tackling. Once again the forwards played very well with Walker, Trentham and Hill in the thick of things but the backs lack that determination which brings tries. Home. June 9th. v. ST. CHARLES. Lost 3—13. After some desperate defence Walker goaled a good penalty (3—0). Beckett burst through the centre and sent Millar over near the corner (3—3). Walker missed a possible penalty and again Millar went over after a break by Beckett. De Charmoy converted (3—8). In the second half we had a good deal of the game. Zeller ran well on the right wing ancf Trentham and Nieuwoudt were held inches from the line. Then Waller missed two penalties in succession and our chances had come and gone. St. Charles took up the attack. Ovenstone broke through, was held, a forward footed-ahead and Melle gathered at full back and ran right through a host of defenders and passed inside for his forwards to score an easy try which de Charmoy converted just before the final whistle went (3—13). Maritzburg. June 16th. V. MARITZBURG COLLEGE Lost 0—20. As usual we attacked early on with Dale hooking really well, but there was the lack of initiative in the centre. A miss kick, a poor tackle and the College centre was over <0—3). From the line out Servant broke through and scored on his own 10—6). After half time van Aardt miskicked and the College loose for wards were up In a flash to score (0—9). Then Nieuwoudt and Jonsson were both injured and taken off. In the reshuffle College took full advantage of their chances and a forward barged over (0—12) and then McGlew twice cut through the centre one try being converted (0—20). Walker and Trentham both played exceedingly welj while Ovenstone gave a good display behind the scrum. OTHER MATCHES. Under 15: V. Tech High, 33—0. v. Hilton, 29—7. V. St. Henry's, 25—0. V. College, 6—8. V. D.H.S., 6—8. V. Glenwood, 16—3. V. St. Charles, 22—6. 2nd Division: V. St. Henry's, 38—0. V. Old Crocks, 9—22. V. D.H.S., 3—28. V. P.M.B. Tech 1st, 6—8. V- St. Charles, 3—11. Junior Sides: V. Highbury 1st, 0—8. V. Highbury 2nd, 0—12. V. St. Henry's, 3—3, V. D.P.H.S.^ 19—0. V. St. Charles, 3—6. V. Highbury 2nd, 9—3. V. Highbury 3rd, 6—3 and 0—3. CADET CORPS This term we have been busy studying the Vickers anji Bren Light Machine Guns. The modern mechanical tendency is well in evidence, as judged by the interest taken. We entered this year for the Petit Cup Shooting Competition in Durban. Sgt. Hill (97), 2/Lt. (S.O.) Dixon (93), Cadet Poole (83), Sgt. Didcott (69) scoring a total of 342. But for the unfortunate occurrence of Sgt. Didcott firing on to the wrong target we would have won this competition. In justification, it must, however, be said, the fault was not entirely the firer's. We ended third out of eleven teams. Sgt. Hill was awarded a medal for the highest score in his team. We have been fortunate in securing the services of Messrs. Edwards and inglis, both members of the Durban Orchestra, to assist the Band. To both these gentlemen we extend our thanks for their interest. 1 1
jijj jj^ii^jST'TT'—^^ii;'^'TTrx'^.innnTip|i The School of Signals are giving us every possible assistance and their enthusiasm is bound to be rewarded. Appointments this year are:— Coy. Commander, 2/Lt. (S.O.) A. Trentham. Hit. Commanders, 2/Lt. (S.O.) ]. Redgment, 2/Lt. (S.O.) N. Theunissen, 2/Lt. (S.O.) P. _ Jonsson. Adjutant, 2/Lt. (S.O.) L. Dixon. Drum Major, R. Friday. C.S.M., N. Walker. Sgts. P. Chaplin, ]. Grant, R. Foss, E. Sandeman, C. Didcott, D. Metcalfe, G. Hill, E. Hall, E. Hodsdon, A. v. Aardt L Forsyth. Cpls. R. Zeller, P. Wills, V. Davy, R. Woods. L/Cpls., 1. Ayres, P. Carbutt, D. Jardine. SWIMMING Torrential rain during the interval of the gala nearly spoilt the show, but the weather cleared and we were able to complete the programme. The Forsyth Cup, won by Gillingham (367 points to 304), was very kindly presented, this year, by Mr. C. H. Stott. The relay races at the end of the programme provided a most exciting finish. Once again we are indebted to Mrs. Finlayson and Miss M. Brewis, both champions, for bringing up a team to demonstrate the various strokes and styles. We greatly benefitted from this helpful advice. We competed in the Durban gala tor the first-time. Of six entries we secured six places: Sandeman won the Derby Cup for 100 yards BreaststrokeChampionship; Hill won the 100 yards over 17; Ayres won the50 yards over 15 free style; Young was third in the Plain Diving Open and in the 50 yards under 15; Cowen was third in the 100 yards over 15. SWIMMING GALA EVENTS. Held 7th March, 1945. 50 yds. Breast Stroke (Open); 1, Pope i; 1, Franklin i; 3, Hill. Time 39 4/5 sees. 50 yds. Breast Stroke (Under 164): 1, Sandeman i; 2, Ayres; 3, Brass 37 4/5 sees. 50 yds. Breast Stroke (Under 15): 1, Young; 2, Robertson! 3, Todd. Time: 43 3/5 sees. ^ One length Free Style (Under 14): 1, Coppin; 2, Franklin 11;) 3, Whitear. Time: 22 1/5 sees. One length Free Style (Under 13): 1, Johnson, R.; 2, Brass ii; 3, Letcher. Time: 23 sees. Plunge (Open): 1, Didcott; 2, Pope 1; 3, Franklin i. Distance: 40ft. lin. Plunge (Under 164): 1, Oliver i; 2, Doveton; 3, Taylor. P. Distance: 40ft. 3in. 100 yds. Free Style (Open): 1, Hill; 2, Theunissen; 3, Tr.entham. Time: 71 4/5 sees. 100 yds. Free Style (Under 164'): k Cowen; 2, Ayres; 3, Metcalfe. Time: 70 3/5 sees. 50 yds. Free Style (Under 15): 1, Colepeper; 2, Young; 3, Robertson. Time: 32 sees. 50 yds. Free Style (Under 14); Time: 37 3-5 sees. 50 yds. Free Style (Under 13): 1, Johnson, R.; 2, Brass ii; 3, Kitchln. Time: 39 sees. 50 yds. Free Style (Open): 1, Hill; 2, Pope I; 3, McLaverty. Time: 30 4/5 sees. 200 yds. Free Style (Open): 1, Ayres; 2, Hill 3, Pope. Time: 2 min. 46 2/5 sees. 50 yds.Free Style (Under 164): 1, Cowen; 2, Brass; 3, Ayres. Time; 30 sees. Relay v. Highbury: 1, Highbury. Time: 2 min. 25 4/5 sees. Back Stroke Exhibition by Miss Brewis. 50 yds. Back Stroke (Open): 1, Trentham; 2. Hill; 3, Didcott. Time: 41 sees. 50 yds. Back Stroke (Under 164): k Cowen; 2, Ayres; 3, Grant and Sandeman. Time: 42 sees. Diving (Under 13): 1, Brass; 2, Lloyd; 3, Letcher. Diving (Under 14); 1, Franklin; 2, Morgan; 3, Stewart. 1, Worthington,' 2, Lentin; 3, Franklin. 12
Diving (Under 15): 1, Young; 2, Davey; 3, Spradbrow. Diving (Under 1, Garbutt; 2, Grant; 3, Shimwell. Diving (Open): 1, Franklin; 2, Theunissen; 3, McLaverty. Relay Race (Under 13): 1, Finningley. Time: 2 min. 32 sees. Relay Race (Under 14); 1, Finningley. Time: 2 min. 16 sees. Relay Race (Under 15): 1, Finningley. Time: 2 min. 4 1/5 seps. Relay Race (Under 16^); 1, Gillingham. ♦ Time: 2 min. Relay Race (Open): 1, Giilingham. Time: 2 min. Pyjama Race (non-finalists): 1, Davy; 2, Weston; B, Ovenstone. If ^4a-': EXAMINATION RESULTS, 1944 UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS. Mafriculal-ion: First Class.—V. C. Cevers (Bookkeeping), C. C. Harrison (Maths.). Second Class.—A. H. Henochsberg, I. F. Jackson (Maths.), C. H. Stein, W. Wllker. Third Class.—L. A. DIxon, C. M. Garbutt, I. I. Ives. I.e.: First Class.—D. W. Barker (Bursary), R. ]. Evans, M. C. Lawson, A. E. Squibb (Bursary), B. C. Woodhead. Second Class.—D. G. Comlnos, ]. L. Doveton, K. C. Nelson, B. B. Shagam, R. D. Thorpe, G. H. Wedderburn. Third Class.—J. H. Coombe, R. G. Foss, R. W. Friday, 0. McLaverty, S. A. Morrison, H. RItz. P.S.C.: N. F. E. Colepeper, R. A. Coventry, A. C. Davey, D. G. Gardner, L. E. L. Hallam, I. C. Hume, B. F. Isralls, D. H. jay, K. C. Lander, G. F. MacLean, D. MacDonald, C. Melnzer, D. S. N. Morrison (Bursary), A. L. Mundell, K. E. Rapson (Leaving), ]. A. Smith, B. L. Stewart, D. E. Todd, A. N. Tytherleigh, N. S. Wauchope, D. C. M. Wheelwright. There were three failures In Matrlc., none In J.C., one In P.S.C. TAALBOND RESULTS, 1944. Hoer.—Gevers, V. C., Slayen, P. W., Stein, G. H. Laer (Higher Grade).—Comlns, D. M., de jager, G., NIeuwoudt, B. Laer (Lower Grade).—Barker, D. W., Davey, C. ]., Dixon, L. A., Doveton, j. L., Fielding, R. E. J., Garbutt, G. M., Hall, E., Harrison, G. C., Ives, I . I., Jackson, I. F., Jacobs, T. D., Jonsson, P. R., NIeuwoudt, T. R., Oliver, K. M., Slatter, G. R., Smyth, T. G. R., Walker, N. H. Voorbereidende.—Jay, D., Melnzer, H. V. UNION EDUCATION DEPARTMENT. Matriculation Exemption: E. G. Cole (Bookkeeping), R. J. Lee (Bookkeeping. Top of Union out of over 1,200 candidates), P. W. Slayen, N. H. Walker (Bookkeeping). Five Subjects (one more may be taken to complete Matrlc. Exemption): C. J. Davey, T. G. R. Smyth,) R. W. Whiteley (Bookkeeping). Senior Certificate. Five subjects (one more will complete the certificate): I. R. Balcomb (Bookkeeping), R. C. McLeod, D. E. Damp, R. E. J. Fielding. Full Senior Certificate: E. N. A. Jackson. There were also a number,of passes In Individual subjects In Senior Certificate and Intermediate Certificate. V3
National Junior Certificate: J. R. C. Brown (Maths.), C. de Jager, D. B. Grant, E. O. Hughes (Maths.) (Geog.), M. D. Isralls, D. D. L. Jardine, T. M. McKenzie (Arith metic, Maths.), D. G. Metcalfe, T. Nieuwoudt (Arlth., Geog., J.C. with distinction), H. D. Pennefather, M. J. R. Poole, J, T. Preece, H. R. Roffe, P. C. Taylor (Bookkeeping), C. T. Weston (Geography). The school was specially mentioned in the examiners' reports for out standing work in ).C., Maths, and Senior Certificate, Mercantile Law. KEARSNEY HOME OF HEALING Those Old Boys of the school who knew our old premises will, h feel sure, be interested to have some details of the new use to which they are being put, as a Home of Healing. I was privileged to spend a most inter esting day there with Rev. Don Martyn, who is one of the Wardens and prime movers in this new venture. My information will not be quite up-to-date, as my visit was paid in April, but it will give an idea. Firstly, the structural alterations. The dining hall was taken away shortly after we left, leaving the open courtyard which had originally existed there. The two inner doors to the dining hall have been bricked in, and there is to be a central entrance, coming under the main staircase, which will be adapted accordingly. The little rooms under the staircase have been enlarged and converted into bathrooms, but I believe this is only a temporary measure, so that intending visitors need have no fear of being met in the main hall by apparitions in bath towels. The classrooms on the lawn are also gone. These may be found, in slightly altered form, at the Kearsney Hospital, where the windows have been used to make a very excellent glassed-in verandah, under the super vision of Sister Edwards, who still holds the fort there and is as vigorous as ever. She and I swopped many reminiscent yarns. The masters' common room is now a lounge and rest room, and is beautifully furnished, with comfortable chairs, lovely pictures, and a gener ally restful colour scheme. I might here say that the wholetone of the place is one of restfulness and comfort, in the belief that mental and bodily i lls can best be cured in such an atmosphere. No expense has been spared in furnishings, and £3,000 worth has been ordered from one firm alone. One archway between common room and library has been de-bricked, and the library still serves its old purpose, as well as being a writing room. The Vlth form classroom is a ward; the locker-room is a ward; all the main rooms upstairs are wards. The showers are to be brought up to one level, and will be made to serve as the dining-room, communicating with the kitchen. The classroom at the end of the verandah is to have a cement floor, and will be used as a washing department, or, to be more genteel, the"ablution block." So departs the trap door, through which discarded exercise books, orange peel, and unruly new boys weresometimes pushed. One had to be careful. From the moment I flung open the door of the Head's study and found myself in a lady's bedroom, I had to go warily! Bedrooms were all over the place, especially in the upstairs wings. The prep, house is to be converted into staff quarters for the men. On entering there I was greeted by our old dhobi (still at his job), who, had he been three feet taller, would have fallen upon my neck and wept. The tuckshop is Rev. Martyn's study. This may or may not be a descent from the sublime to the ridiculous. Personally I looked upon him as an intruder. His own house is to be built below the tuckshop, and the H
m house for the other Warden (who had not yet arrived). Rev. E. WInckley, is to be built where my rondavels still stand. Offices will go where the lab was (and no longer Is). Tennis courts are to become a tennis court and bowling green. The tennis shed is now adorning the Stanger bowling green. A swimming pool is to be excavated half way down the field, where drainage will be easy. The school chapel will still be used for main services, though the white ants have made a good meal of the organ. For services on the premises, the room right up at the top, by the old sickroom, has been extended, and is beautifully arranged as a small chapel or"Upper Room," where staff and patients will be able to retire during the day for devotions. These bare facts cover the structural alterations, so that the place may be easier to picture. Mr. Martyn wishes it to be known that Old Boys and Masters will be made most welcome there, if they care to spend a day with him. I can guarantee his hospitality! The Home has received £10,000 from the Governor-General's Fund, and an almost similar amount from private donors. It is calculated that it will cost £12,000 a year to run, and that this amount will be easy to obtain. On the less material side I am not yet able to make many observa tions. It is a big and brave venture, and Rev. Martyn is full of enthusiasm. ■The healing of the sick will be based upon a proper blending of medical, psychological, and spiritual forces. In Mr Martyn's own words: "We shall send them away healed. I say this not because of any virtue I possess, but because of the gracious promises of the Blessed Master. Ours is to obey the will of the Father Who has called us to this work. Already there have been ample manifestations." The peaceful and spiritual atmosphere of the Home impressed me greatly, as having in itself great healing value. In conclusion, Mr. Martyn has asked me to add the following state ments:— 1. "To begin with, we shall concentrate largely on ex-servicemen who have been mentally, bodily, and spiritually mutilated and lacerated by the ravages of war. But civilians will also be admitted and cared for. 2. We plan eventually to become a self-supporting institution by dairy-farming, pig-breeding, poultry-farming, and bee-keeping, as part of our occupational therapy training. 3. We plan, furthermore, and it is long-distance planning, to estab lish a small healing village here. It will be self-contained, though not cut off from the outside world." J.F.R. 15
& APPLIED SHAKESPEARE W-lls: Let me have men about me that are fat. C-dm-n: I do see danger and disobedience in your eye. D-dc-tt: . . . a snail, for he comes slowly. H-dsd-n; You must amend your drunkenness. Sl-tt-r: Your wisdom Is consumed in confidence. Cr-nt: This king of smiles. Kj-nst-d: I am ignorance itself. Th--n-ss-n: He sits high in all the people's hearts. v-n --rdt; I am sick of many griefs. -l-v-r: I am the very pink of courtesy. Ch-pl-n: The duke is humorous? D-x-n: Thereby hangs a"tale." H-ll (C): Able to corrupt a saint. N w--dt; What think you of falling in love? Tr-nth-m: This bold bad man. W--ds; That strain again. D-vy: Country cocks do crow. J-nss-n: He apprehends a world of "figures." .. G-rb-tt: Not yet old enough for a man. H-ll (E): May )ove send thee a beard. .. ' Fr-nkl-n; All studies here I solemnly defy. W-lk-r: Peace, silence—Brutus speaks. F-rs-th: Good my complexion—Diana's lip was not more smooth D-l- and d- J-g-r: Such men are dangerous. H-gh-s: Seldom he smiles. W-dd-rb-rn: Take the fool away. B-rk-r: When I open my lips let no dog bark. F-ss: Who ever loved that loved not at first sight? P-nn-f-th-r and W-cks: This is the short and long of it. Sq--bb: Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky. R-dgm-nt: Not in the role of common men. S-nd-m-n: Is this not a rare fellow! ]. R-dgm-nt and I. S-nd-m-n. 3. iAjI
POET'S CORNER Mr. Snaps would always sneeze Whenever there blew the slightest breeze When we asked him why he snoze. He only answered "Goodness nose." Mr. Criggs would always groan When anyone asked him for a loan. Said;"I'd do it gladly, only Parting makes me feel so loanly." Our very superior cook Has a dreamy-eyed far-away look; She sent up a custard Made mostly of mustard; But that was, of course, a mistook. There once were two bibulous barmen Who went to that opera "Carmen." They'd thought in their bars It was men who drove cars. And they wanted their money back, Armen. Said our truly most virtuous vicar "I never can quarrel or bicker. If my wife starts a rag. Or commences to nag, I just land her a couple and kick her." An ecclesiastical clerk Was afraid to go home in the dark; So to quell his alarm, A girl took his arm. They were quite a long time in the park. R.E.F. LAWNS Apart from smoking, making a noise in the formrooms and discarding used peanut shells on the school grounds, walking across lawns is one of the foremost sins of Kearsney College. Unique paths are supplied for the special purpose of diverting one's attention from the pleasant luscious grass. These paths are specially constructed SO that they run at an angle of ninety degrees to one another so that it means that the scholar gets physical exercise by walking twice the distance by following the path that he would get by walking across the lawn. So therefore it is a sin to walk across the lawns. R.H.W.B. 17
LOOKING BACK 1931—Third Term. While the President of the Conference, Rev. Ernest Titcomb, was in Natal in August, he generously broke his busy round of engagements to find time to visit the College. He delivered an inspiring address to the boys, and on being shown round the buildings afterwards, was able to note the many improvements that had taken place since his first visit to the College some eight years ago. The drought continued unrelieved at the end of the third quarter, and our grounds are in a sorry plight. By Sports Day the azaleas are usually at their best, but there was no bright display for visitors this time Even the borehole has been affected. Rugger. Kearsney 6, D.H.S. 2nd XV 29. Kearsney 12, Stanger 0 (Stewart Shield). Kearsney 3, Tech. 2nd XV 5. Kearsney 3, Eshowe 17 (Stewart Shield Final). Athletics. Cross Country (S-J- miles): Bertram, 23 min. 41 sees. 100 yds. open: J. Barratt, 10 3/5 sees. 220 yds. open: J. Barratt, 25 3/5 sees. 440 yds. open: E. Peppier, 57 2/5 sees. One mile open: E. Peppier, 5 mins. 38 sees. Cricket ball open: |. Barratt, 111 yds. 2 ft. (record). 1931—Fourth Term. We wish to pay tribute to the way in which K. Balcomb and the Prefects under him have carried out their duties. Never has the school been so well served in this direction. The well-being of a school is peculiarly in the guardianship of its Prefects. Mr. Banks, Inspector of Schools, visited us shortly after the terrh commenced, and spent two days in formal inspection. His subsequent report was an excellent one. The Annual Carol Service attracted a larger number of visitors than usual, and the chapel could hardly have accommodated more. The Choir sang admirably, exceeding the standard of past years, and this was . largely due to the increased number of boys who voluntarily joined the tenors and basses.. The Choir enjoyed Mr. Gram's picnic. The singing en route was not angelic, but lusty, and hymns were conspicuous by their absence. Cricket. Kearsney 123 for 7 dec. (Mr. Medworth 40, Mr. Reece 33, Craw ford 28). Umhiali 80 (Balcomb 3 for 23). Kearsney 96 and 67 for 3 (Crawford 23 not out). Tech. 108 (Balcomb 5 for 41) and 84 for 8 (Balcomb 7 for 22). Kearsney 90 for 5 dec. (Crawford 29 not out). Stanger 94 (Balcomb 4 for 18, Burdon 4 for 17). Staff Match. The following, si dels placet, and weather permitting (i.e., if not too hot, too cold, too wet, or too dry) will represent the Staff (reinforced) of Kearsney College, Natal, against the boys:— 1 . Patron: Miss C. C. Ellis (Art Certif.), Batswoman. 2. Playing Manager: Mr. R. H. Matterson, M.A. (Hons. Sci.), Off-bowler. 3. Non-acting Captain: Mr. C. M. Gram (Hons. Hist.), No-bowler. 4. General Busybody: Mr, J. F. Reece (Hons. Gvid.), Leg-bowler. dt' 18