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Dedicatory 12 

Foreword 16 

The Faculty 19 

Editorials 20 

Scholarships and Prize Winners 22 

Literary 24 

Literary Society , 33 

Social 36 

Students' Council 38 

Travel 39 

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"To the Athletic Teams of the School 

Year 1931, this Second Volume 

of Rarebits is Gratefully 

and Respectfully 



7 'HIS year marks the greatest athletic efforts and achievements in the history 
of BurKngton High School. The purpose of the Dedicatory is to com- 
memorate in some measure the success and fame of our athletes and the 
honour which they bestow and reflect on the name of our School. 

The following is a brief summary of the records which any secondary school 
might well be proud of: 

"The Boys' and Girls' combined Field and Track team won decisively for the 
fourth year in succession the Halton County and East Flamboro Interscholastic 
Field Day Championship. This honour was competed for by the secondary schools 
of Acton, Burlington, Georgetown, Milton, Oakville and Waterdown, and the Meet 
held in October 1930 at Oakville." 

"The Senior Boys' Rugby team after winning the group honours advanced to 
take the Championship of the Niagara Division of the C.O.S.S.A. by defeating 
Welland and Grimsby in turn. The team was undefeated in the ten-game series. 
The Boys were declared C.O.S.S.A. Champions by default. The team met defeat 
at the hands of Delta Collegiate in the semifinals for the Ontario Interscholastic 
Senior Rugby Championship after giving a courageous display." 

"The Boys' Senior Hockey team won the Niagara Division Interscholastic 
Championship of the C.O.S.S.A. by defeating Dunnville in the final. The team 
was defeated on the round in thrilling games with Orangeville in the semifinals of the 
C.O.S.S.A. Championship." 

"The Boys' Senior Basketball team was defeated in the play-downs for the 
Niagara District Championship of the C.O.S.S.A. by Beamsville. The boys played 
good basketball throughout the season." 

"The Junior Girls' Basketball team won group honours, but met defeat in the 
semifinals of the Niagara Division Championship of the C.O.S.S.A. The team 
lost to Grimsby." 

"It remained, however, for the Senior Girls' Basketball team to bring the great- 
est honour to the school and town. Following the group win, the girls defeated 
Grimsby and Ridgeway to annex the Championship of the Niagara Division of the 
C.O.S.S.A. At Toronto, the team defeated Barrie and Napanee to win the C.O.S.S.A- 
Championship. In the play-downs for the Provincial honours the team defeated 
Brantford Collegiate to win the Hamilton and District Championship. In a home- 
and home series for the Ontario Interscholastic Senior Championship the girls were 
defeated on the round by the Kennedy Collegiate of Windsor after a gallant fight. 
The girls completed the season with but one defeat in the sixteen league games 



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Jas. MacF. Bates, Principal 

The school year 1930-31 draws rapidly to a close. But with it comes the publi- 
cation of the second volume of our year book — Rarebits, — in the pages of which are 
recorded the activities and achievements of a year unparalleled, perhaps, in the 
history of the Burlington High School. 

One of the outstanding factors contributing to the progress of the school this 
year has been the new addition opened a year ago. Every advantage offered by the 
mcreased accommodation has been made use of, in sofar as possible, for academic 
purposes, and for the associated school activities. The staff and students have 
appreciated the buildmg, but at the same time have not been unmindful of places 
in the institution where lack of sufficient equipment has handicapped their work. 
The need for school locker equipment, especially, in connection with the gymnasium 
and athletic field activities has, probably, caused the greatest worry to both staff 
and students. The library has never functioned properly owing to the necessity 
for reading tables and for additional books. Students have not had the best 
opportunity of acquiring a taste for and delight in reading good books and a general 
appreciation of literature. Good books have always been the next best acquisition 
to good friends and a great aid, in making one feel the beauty and power of artistic 
expression of thought and feeling. Some equipment has been added this term to 
the Physics laboratory, but classes have suffered for want of more. The High 
School Board, however, has fully realized the deficiencies in all these cases. Cir- 
cumstances have prevented the members of the Board from carrying out their im- 
provement program for the present. 

Scholastically, the school has raised its standard. The departmental results 
for 1930 were gratifying. Although none of our scholars applied for Matriculation 
and University Scholarships, yei some outstanding performances, worthy of men- 
tion, were made by students writing Middle and Upper School. Reginald Cozens 
s ecured first class honours in all nine papers written, which included five middle and 


four upper papers. Evelyn Stewart won ten first class honours out of eleven 
papers written. She took firsts in all nine middle school papers, and a first and a 
third in the upper school. Alfred Homer took nine first class honours out of ten 
papers written, two being firsts in the middle examinations, while the others were 
in the upper school and were composed of seven firsts and a third. The percentage 
of passes was higher than in any previous year. The academic proficiency of our 
students has been recognized in many ways during the past few years. Two 
citizens have just recently donated Gold Medals for annual competition. Dr. W. 
A. Weaver has placed his medal on the Upper School Science while Mr. E. W. 
Williamson has granted his medal for the girl student making the highest standing 
in academic subjects and athletics combined. The school has appreciated these 
incentives and rewards for academic ability and faithful work. 

It is athletically, that the school has shown the greatest attainments for the 
year. The winning of the C.O.S.S.A. Championships by the Boys' Senior 
Rugby team and the Girls' Senior Basketball team has made history for the school. 
The athletic teams have been fittingly honoured and eulogized in the Dedicatory. 
Suffice it to say, that physical education has been fostered in our school with the 
thought that this phase is an essential part of education, and that an efficient 
system of education should encourage the concurrent development of healthy 
physique, keen intelligence and sound character. 

The Literary Society under an energetic and capable President, in the person 
of Reginald Cozens, has functioned most successfully. Our splendid auditorium 
has been a great asset in the many fine stage productions and social entertainments 
held during the year. The regular school literary programs were systematically 
conducted throughout the terms. The competitions in form debates and form 
programs have been of high order. The society has been able to donate two large 
form debating shields and a banner for form literary programs to adorn the walls 
and to serve as a record for the yearly winners of the competitions involved. A 
new departure for the society, and an excellent one, was the invitation to Parents 
and Guardians as guests of honour at the Hallowe'en Party. The annual Com- 
mencement Exercises were by general approval the best ever held. The net pro- 
ceeds from the two nights' running of the program were utilized in fitting the stage 
with back and wing curtains, which have made the platform a place of beauty and 
usefulness. The second annual school At-Home was a decided success, and thor- 
oughly enjoyed by the ex-students, members of the Board and our whole school. 
An unique extension of activities of the Society was the holding of the last general 
literary meeting in the Hume Theatre, when many public school pupils and citizens 
were present with the High school to see the educational and scientific talkie-picture 
"Byrd at the South Pole". The venture was an outstanding success, both educa- 
tionally and financially. A Literary Society that can function, as indicated, is of 
inestimable worth to our school. 

The Students' Council, which was newly organized this year, has made a 
most auspicious start. A constitution was drafted, which has not only met with 
general approval, but has suited the requirements of the student body. The 
Council has just completed a competition for the selection of an official crest for 
Burlington High School. During the year the Council has given oversight and 
leadership to the other school societies. The President, Bruce Lindley, has shown 
sound judgment, and with the capable officers and members has carried out the 
duties and privileges of the Council in a competent manner. The Council has 
become safeK' anchored in our scnool life. 

Progress has been manifested in so many different ways. The holding of 
regular Monday morning assemblies has been a splendid factor in uniting the 
students into a respectful and mannerly audience and in keeping the announcements 
of all school activities before everyone. The equipping of the entire Cadet Corps 
with the first uniforms has improved the smartness and appearance of the cadets. 


The school spirit has been greatly augmented this year. This has been reflected in 
the attendance at the school games and social functions. The attendance records 
were broken at the final rugby and basketball games. Other evidences of growth 
in the right direction are numerous although they have not been mentioned. 

The citizens and parents have co-operated harmoniously in the promotion of 
education in all its phases in the school. There has been the reflection of a greater 
understanding of the school and its activities. Citizens have indicated that they 
realize that a teacher may discover and direct the power of the student, but cannot 
give it; that the school and the teacher may quicken a latent faculty, but they 
cannot create it; that the faculty and power lie within and though stimulated from 
without their unfolding and growth depend upon self-initiative, self-activity, and 
self-help; that prompt and unfailing obedience to authority should be required in 
students, and that this habit should be well established in the home before school 
age is reached. With these thoughts permeating from the homes the school 
standard will never be lowered, but instead will attain higher status. 

The staff and students have been more than pleased to see the personnel of the 
High School Board remain unchanged. For three years in succession the same 
members have given generously of their time and ability in guiding the destinies of 
the High School. xMr. I. J. Heldman, the chairman, has filled his position with the 
same capability and interest, shown by his predecessors. The Board has established 
an unique record for length of service, and its work has been greatly appreciated. 

Co-operation seems to be the key-word in our school. The members of the 
teaching staff are giving intellectual leadership. They are untiring in their efforts 
to carry out their duties and responsibilities, and to raise the standard of our school 
in academic and extra-curricula activities. The majority of our students are dili- 
gent in all the phases of the school life, and have a real esprit de corps. Personally, 
I deeply appreciate this fine spirit of loyalty and co-operation on the part of the 
members of the staff and the student body. 

In conclusion, I wish to refer to the excellent work of Rarebits' staff. This 
volume of KarebiU is larger than the first volume printed last year. The tone and 
quality of the book are of high order. The work of the editorial staff is not con Ined 
to the compiling of the year book alone. The birth and successful inauguration of 
the school paper. Rarebits Junior in newspaper form and its appearance from the 
press on three different occasions during the school year are another triumph for 
the year book staff. Edna Robinson, Editor-in-Chief, has a background of knowl- 
edge adapted to her high office, and shows considerable organizing ability. Her 
hard-working and efficient staff of officers, and, she herself, are worthy of our praise. 
Miss Shaw in her capacity as consulting editor is deserving of mention for her un- 
tiring enthusiasm and the generous giving of her time and talents for the production 
of the volume. Likewise the contributions of other members of the teaching staff 
are appreciated. The members of the Rarebits staff are to be congratulated on 
their year's work, and I wish them every success. 

Jas. MacF. Bates 


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Bates, James, MacF., B.S.A., Tor. Principal Spec. Sci. & Agr., El. Phys., Cul. 

Teacher of Science and Agricultural Science 

Buftam, Mary C. W., M.A. Tor Spec. Math. & Phys., Phy. Culture. 

Teacher of Mathematics and Physics 

Cannom, Thalia C, B.A., Tor El. Art 

Teacher of English, History, French, Geography 

Eby, Emma L., B.A., Queen's Spec. Fr. & Ger.; El. Art., Phy. Cul. 

Teacher of French and German 

Freeman, Cecil C. E., B.S.A., Tor Spec. Agr. and El. Phy. Cul. 

Teacher of Science, Agricultural Science, Physical Culture 

Marlatt, Vera A., B.A., McM El. Phy. Cul- 

Teacher of Latin 

Martyn, Margaret M., B.A., Tor Spec. Phy. Cul, El. Art 

Teacher of Physical Culture, English, History, Mathematics 

Paterson, L. Blanche, B.A., Tor 

Teacher of Commercial 

Perry, Margaret I., B. A., Queens Spec. Eng. and French 

Teacher of Commercial, English and French 

St. John, J. Cameron, B.S.A., Tor Spec. Agr. and El. Phy. Cul. 

Teacher of Agricultural Science, Mathematics, Physical Culture 

Shaw, Edna L., B.A. Queens Spec, Eng. and Hist., Art 

Teacher of English, History, Art 

Front Row, Left to right — lolene Macklin, Ed. Rae, Don Wallace, Andy Hyslop, Paul Christianson, Bill Clifton, 

Ken. Borisuk, Alice Eaton. 
Centre Row — Margaret Stevenson, Ida West, Reg. Cozens, Dick White, Miss E. Eby (Room teacher), Bruce Lindley 

Dick Berry, Pearl Heldman, Grace Heslop. 
Back Row — Ruth Hofmann, Helen Smith, Mary Sheppard, Evelyn Stewart, Marjory Hyshop, Jean Lcitch, Florian Loree 



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Editor-in-Chief — Edna M. Robinson, IV. 

At last] The 1930-31 Rarebits is out! It is with a great sigh of rehef that we 
place before the student body of B.H.S. the second edition of our school year book — ■ 
Rarebits. We feel that in the publication of this magazine we have passed another 
milestone in the achievements of B.H.S. , for in it are recorded the activities of another 
school year — activities many and varied. We fervently hope that this edition of 
Rarebits will be greeted with the same approval as its predecessor, but of course we 
welcome constructive criticism which may improve the general make-up of the 
magazine in future years. 

In stepping into the shoes of the last year's Rarebit's staff we realized that we 
had quite a task before us if we hoped to maintain the standard established then — 
but we also remembered our slogan "Bigger and Better". Accordingly, we have 
done our best to make improvements wherever we saw fit. In glancing through the 
pages you will notice many new additions such as a French and a Latin page, a Zoo 
page, a Travelogue, some special articles, a few more cartoons and some more 
group pictures. We trust that you will appreciate these and derive a good deal of 
enjoyment from them. 

At this time we wish to express our appreciation to those who have so kuidly 
contributed material for this issue. We are gratified to announce that the amount 
of material submitted for this year's magazine is a decided increase on that received 
last year and of course we hope that next year the addition will be that much 
greater. We extend our deepest gratitude to our contributors and especially to 
our advertisers on whom we are absolutely dependent for the existence of Rarebits. 
May it be worth their while to help us out in future years! 


The Rarebits staff are justified in feeling proud of their achievements during the 
year. Certainly three publications of a miniature Rarebits are an achievement 
of no mean order. We had hoped to be able to publish one or two more, but due to 
unavoidable difficulties arising out of lack of funds we were forced to abandon this 
plan. We feel that perhaps the students might have shown more co-operation 
with these undertakings — but, this will never do, for grumbling is a violation of the 
laws of school spirit. 

These issues of Rarebits Junior (so called only as a means of distinguishing it 
from its senior) were printed and the expenses were defrayed by means of adver- 
tisements from local merchants. 

We trust that next year our successors will see fit to continue these publications 
and perhaps enlarge upon them to the extent of monthly papers. May they have 
the best of good luck in their efforts! 

il$oni)iai| Morning ABS^mbla 

Monday Morning Assembly was established in the school this year for the first. 
We are rather proud of these weekly gatherings and the student body has acquired 
a good deal of enjoyment out of them. The students assemble in the Auditorium 
from their respective class rooms immediately after the nine o'clock bell rings. On 
the platform Mr. Bates opens the Assembly with a short Bible reading and the 
Lord's Prayer after which various announcements are made concerning school 
activities either by the principal or some members of the Faculty or the student 
body. Then we march back to our respective rooms and settle down to our work 
so much the better for this slight diversion. 

Perhaps next year we may see this weekly assembly made even more 
interesting because after all a succession of announcements are not what one would 
call particularly entertaining. I should suggest that in the future the school or- 
chestra, which has been rather in the background during the latter half of this term, 
be given an opportunity to make an appearance and render a few selections. I 
should strongly advise (if I may take this liberty) that the National Anthem be 
played at the conclusion of this Morning Assembly. 

#ur At^Xttxt Acl|«u^m0nts 

The year 1930-31 has been a year of remarkable achievement in athletics. 
A record has been made of which every Burlingtonian should be proud, and which 
will go down in the annals of the athletic history of Burlington High School as a 
record excelled by none. 

Two champion teams have been produced — the Rugby team, winners of 
C.O.S.S.A. and the Girls' Senior Basketball team, runners-up in the Ontario Basket- 
ball series for Secondary Schools. These teams have not only advertised their 
school but they have given to the town of Burlington a name really significant in 
athletic circles. 

The Rarebits Staff wish to take this opportunity to extend to these budding 
athletes our heartiest congratulations. They have certainly shown some of our 
pessimists what can be done in athletics in a school the size of B.H.S. We fervently 
hope that in future years the athletes of Burlington High School will achieve as 
much success and fame as those of 1930-31. 


Here is your 1930-31 Rarebits. It is all yours from cover to cover. Read it 
carefully and form your own opinions providing they are unbiased. For every- 
body there is something in it ranging from pathos to hilarity. Here it is — take it 
as vou find it. 



^tij0lar0t|ip nnh Ij^txzt Wxnn^vB 



Winner of E. A. Harris Gold Medal 


§ci|ol£trslii!p anti prtH^ Wtnn^vs 

The students of this school are fort- 
unate in that they are all eligible to win 
prizes for their work. These prizes take 
the form of money, books and medals. 

The highest award, the Thayendanegea 

Chapter I.O.D.E. $50 scholarship for Up- 
per School was awarded to Arthur Jones. 
The E. A. Harris Gold Medal for 
Middle School English and History was 
won by Edna Robinson. 

Fourth Form 

1. First General Proficiency Prize $10 
donated by I.O.D.E. won by Reginald 
Cozens, 85 Per Cent. 

2. Seond General Proficiency Prize, 
Books valued at $2.50 donated by H. S. 
Board, won by Evelyn Stewart, 76 
Per Cent. 

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Third Form 

1. First General Proficiency Prize $10 
donated by I.O.D.E. won by Annie 
Borisuk, 86 Per Cent. 

2. Second General Proficiency Prize, 
Books valued at $2.50 donated by H. S. 
Board, won by Edna Robinson, 85 
Per Cen^. 



Second Form 

1. First General Proficiency Prize, $10 
donated by I.O.D.E. won by Phyllis 
Thomas, 91 Per Cent. 

2. Second General Proficiency Prize, 
Books valued at $2.50 donated by H. S. 
Board, won by Muriel Metcalfe, 87 

First Form 

1. First General Proficiency Prize, 
$10 donated by I.O.D.E. won by Jean 
Bell, 84.2 Per Cent. 

2. Second General Proficiency Prize, 
Books valued at $2.50 donated by H. S. 
Board, won by Pauline Tancock, 83 
Per Cent. 

Commercial Special 
1. First General Proficiency Prize, 
$5 donated by H. S. Board won by 
Elizabeth Fothergill, 81 Per Cent. 

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1. General Proficiency Prize of $10 
in gold for student obtaining the highest 
total marks at Burlington Centre, won 
by George Robbins. 

2. General Proficiency Prize in books 
for the student obtaining the highest 
total mark from each of the following 
five of the several schools writing at 

(a) Burlington Central Public School 

2. Second General Proficiency Prize, 
Books valued at $2.50 donated by H. S. 
Board, won by Alice Wilson. 76 Per 

Commercial Second Year 

1. First General Proficiency Prize, 
$5 donated by H. S. Board, won by 
Thelma Passant, 73.3 Per Cent. 

2. Second General Proficiency Prize, 
Books valued at $2.50 donated by H. S. 
Board, won by Marjorie Barber, 73 
Per Cent. 

Commercial First Year 

1. First General Proficiency Prize, $5 
donated by H. S. Board, won by Clare 
Tory, 74 Per Cent. 

2. Second General Proficiency Prize, 
Books valued at $2.50 won by Reta 
Sinclair, 73 Per Cent. 

M. Pr!20 Wxnntvs for 1930 

Prize — won by George Robbins but 
awarded by reversion to Lois Rusk. 

(b) Burlington East End Public School 
Prize — won by Joan Purkis. 

(c) Strathcona School, S. S. No. 15, 
Nelson Prize — won by Marion Thurston 

(d) Pattinson School, S.S. No. 14, 
Nelson, Prize — vv^on by Burt Sovereign. 

(e) Fisher's Corner School, S.S. No. 4, 
Nelson, Prize — won by Frances Pettit. 

Back row — Annie Borisuk, Edna Robinson, Reg. Cozens, Kvelyn Stewart, . Centre Row — Muriel Metcalfe, Phyllis 
Thomas, Clarj Tory, Catherine Gash, Pauline Tancock, Jean Bell. Seated — Lois Rusk, Burt Sovereign, 
Joan Purkis, George Rohhins, Frances Pet(i(. 



By Reta Swartz V. 

In a recent publication of Upton 
Sinclair's there is a remark on his hope 
that Doubleday Page & Co. would 
publish a book by Theodore Driesler, 
"but Doubleday Page's elderly maiden 
aunt wouldn't stand for that." Double- 
day Page's elderly maiden aunt is now 
quartered in our midst — and is still en- 
gaged in editorial work] 

The other day I called on her. I went, 
intending to have a brief, business-like 
interview with the writer, but the person 
I found in the charming little cottage on 
Caroline Street was not the dread being 
of my imagination. My first impression 
as she came down the stairs to meet me 
was that of soldierly dignity — and soft, 
white hair. On further acquaintance the 
dignity yielded to graciousness, and I 
found that her large, rather humourous 
eyes had the lovely quality of looking 
directly at the one whom she was ad- 

We talked about her life as an author, 
about the "nine and a half books" and 
of her experiences inNew York where she 
was "reader" for the publishing house of 
Doubleday Page. 

The young writers who handed in their 
manuscripts at her desk called her 
"Aunt Jean". As I paged through 
various of the tempting volumes on the 
book shelves beside which we were sit- 
ting I came upon this inscription in the 
frontispiece of Christopher Morley's 
"I Know a Secret". "To Jean Mc- 
Ilwraith in appreciation, by her nephew 
Christopher Morley." I looked up 
inquiringly. My hostess smiled as she 

explained that she had once advised 
Morley to get married. He had taken 
her advice and also a raise in salary for 
both of which he was extremely grateful. 

Miss Mcllwraith wrote all her own 
books except "Diana of Quebec" before 
she went to New York to edit. "The 
business of writing" she said, "some- 
times doesn't bring enough returns to 
keep one in golf-balls." Miss Mcll- 
wraith golfs. 

My unsophisticated idea of New York 
had been that it was a regular Mecca for 
writers. Another illusion gone smash! 
New York may be a Metropolis for 
literature of the day but the best sellers 
are not written there. Miss Mcllwraith 
quoted several recent successes to illus- 
trate, and spoke of her own experience 
with a series of articles written on a 
lonely island in Georgian Bay. Our 
conversation veered around to the 
modern style of composition. 

"When I was with Doubleday Page" 
she told me, "I used to return about 
twenty manuscripts a week, and send up 
probably two or three for consideration 
of the publishers. To-day some of the 
stuff that comes off the press reads as 
though there were no "readers". 

Besides reading or "smelling" manu- 
scripts, as she termed it. Miss Mcllwraith 
also edited, a process which, I learned, 
was the whacking of a manuscript into 
shape, pruning out the undesirable 
material and in general polishing up the 
highlights. "Freckles," by Gene Strat- 
ton Porter was her first ;ob. The most 



interesting book she ever did was the 
work of the Swedish writer, Selma 
Lagerlof, a Nobel prize winner. After 
the death of Mr. Page, Miss Mcllwraith 
although she had left the firm, was asked 
to aid Burton Hendrick in writing the 
Letters of Page. T was surprised to find 
that most of her books were written 
because she had been especially asked 
for them. Her last one, "Kinsmen at 
War", had a rather tortuous climb to the 

A publisher had asked her to write it 
to celebrate the hundred years of peace 
between Canada and United States. 
She wrote it; but in the meantime the 
Great War broke out and the publisher 
was ruined. She sent it the rounds of 
the New York houses. It returned. 
"Too British!" they all protested. Later 
when a friend of hers was visiting the old 
country she sent "Kinsmen" along to 
the London publishers. Again the 
book returned but this time because it 
was "too American"! And so it lay, un- 
accepted, almost forgotten, until one 
day the author heard about a contest. 
She thought about the old manuscript 
and on a chance once more mailed it off. 
This time it was accepted and won the 

Of all her books Miss Mcllwraith 
likes best her work on Sir Frederick 

Haldiman. "Personally I have always 
been on the opposition," she said. 
"In the 'Little Admiral' I tried to show 
how it felt to lose Quebec." 

Somehow to me there was something 
fine in that statement. There are few 
indeed who have the understanding and 
the gallantry to paint the other side. 
I asked her how her interest in the 
French Canadians had been so aroused. 
The answer was that s le had spent years 
in school with girls from Quebec, that 
her sister had married a man from 
Quebec and had gone there to live and 
that she herself spent as much of her 
time as she possibly could in Quebec. 
She loves it all — the picturesque old 
grandeur, the quaintness and simplicity 
of the habitants' lives but most of all the 
character of the habitants themselves. 

"The French Canadians are our broth- 
ers now. They are a fascinating and 
lovable race. We should be proud to 
share with them our Canada." 

The writer's face was serious as she 
said it. Then — 

"What if Quebec were inhabited by 

The twinkle was back. Laughing, I 
took my leave of "Doubleday Page's 
elderlv maiden aunt." 

By Pauline Tancock 

The second form Lit has just begun 
The whole school's waiting for the fun. 
The programme's to be brief and sweet 
Here's the announcer short and neat. 

Everyone knows that its little Joe 
Ready to tell us about the show. 
By the smile upon his face. 
Second form Lit will set a pace. 

Two senoritas, dark and fair! 
Spanish music fills the air! 
Over the crowd they cast a spell. 
Who! Why, Helen Daggett and Jean Bell 

Here is the big event of the day! 
Joe is announcing the second form play. 
Now Second shows what they can do. 
And Fourth are pulled down a peg or 

Now we see Russell from Form HA. 
He has the major part of the play. 
Here comes Fred, slick and trim. 
Everyone is delighted with him. 

Ernie Berry and Elizabeth C. 

Sing two songs quite merrily. 

Next comes Alice to recite. 

She gives us a piece that's very bright. 

Mary Burnet is deserted by Fred, 
And falls for Russell, heels over head. 
They act their parts without a pause. 
And the hall is filled with hearty 



B\/ Nina L. Edwards 

We often hear the statement that there is 
nothing new under the sun. And conversely 
it is said by certain moral people that their fel- 
low-men have degraded and changed to an alarm- 
ing degree in not so very many years. 

Of the two opinions we are more willing to 
believe the first for an exhaustive review of 
history makes it apparent that human nature 
does not change even in the course of centuries 

For instance, many people think that the 
"racketeer" is a product of this modern age and 
would be surprised to know that "racketeering" 
existed during the time of Caesar and Pompey. 
The name of the first recorded man with a 
"racket" was a wealthy Roman named Lucinius 
Crassus, who trained a host of slaves in the art of 
fire-fighting. Whenever a house caught fire he 
would offer a small sum of money for the burning 
building. As soon as the owner said "Sold," 
Crassus would shout for his trained slaves and 
they would put out the fire. If accidental fires 
were scarce this Roman "Racketeer" would 
start his own. They did not touch him because 
he was too rich and influential. After a while he 
commenced to dabble in politics and along with 
Ceasar and Pompey, became a member of the 
First Triumvierate. 

The ancient Roman world is very like the 
modern with regard to politics. Wealthy 
Romans would buy the votes of the poor citizens 
in order to be elected to office. The same prac- 
tice was carried on in the time of Disraeli and 
Gladstone when candidates for office counted as 
legitimate those expenses incurred in buying up 
the votes in their boroughs. To-day, although, 
this practice is not carried on so flagrantly, it is 
whispered, and not too stealthily, either, that 
politics are not as pure as they might be. 

Certain high-minded citizens deplore the fact 
that all their fellow-men care for to-day is 
amusement — and brutal amusement, at that, 
when one considers the number of people who 
attend boxing and wrestling matches, not to 
mention rugby games. Less than a century ago 
the prize-fights were on a much lower plane while 
there were, besides, dog-fights and cock-fights. 
Further back still there was bear-baiting and 
earlier even than that knights in Europe used to 
indulge in tourneys and tilts in which some of 
them might easily be killed. The most brutal 
sports of all, however, were the gladiatorial 
combats of ancient Rome — matches in which the 
spectators were glad to see the combatants killed. 
Our modern amusements seem tame in compari- 
son with these, but the fact remains that man 
has always had his amusement and probably 
alwa^'s will. 

In the light of these facts it must seem that 
though time goes on human nature never changes. 
And is not this a fortunate thing for according to 
a famous English writer, "There is nothing in the 
world more noble than man and the soul of 

§ixtjj-iiffour ©Jotl^mg 

Fred Milligan IIB. 

'Tis the day before Thursday, 

(A Wednesday by right). 
The team is anxious 
And prepared for the fight. 

The day dawns quite clear 
We are glad to relate. 
For we have a game with Milton 
And it's Burlington's big date. 

Ken kicks the ball. 
Gee, watch it soar! 
The crowd is waiting, 
Who'll make the first score? 

Berry makes a touchdown] 
Hear the crowd cheer; 
I know that the game 
Will be ours this year. 

Nineteen to nothing, 
The score at half. 
Milton is silent, 
Burlington laugh. 

The whistle is blowing. 
What is the score? 
Sixty-four — nothing 
Let's do it some morel 


I passed this way before; I know the place. 

And I recall the closing of a door. 
The sudden sea-wind in my face. 
And how the waves crept sobbing up the shore. 

Alone! The hills were silent. Only I 
Walked with my thoughts beneath a strange- 
starred sky. 

Those glitt'ring idols of the past 

Like broken shadows lie. 
And dreams, our dreams, like blurred things, 

Along my line of sky. 

Perchance that I may pass this way again. 
But when the last star falls, ah then — what then? 



Algertton piaya JTnothall 


5j/ Dorothy Biggs, IV. 

Algernon Archibald Wendelwendel deter- 
minedly closed unwilling ears to the professor's 
droning voice, and surrendered himself complete- 
ly to the ecstasy of his dreams. Algernon's one 
aim in life was to be a great, strong, silent (?) 
football hero, worshipfuUy adored by all the 
fair co-eds. Why, he could even see the home- 
town paper blazing forth the news of his fame, 
"Local Boy Plays Spectacular Game, Greatest 
Football Hero of His Time." "Is greeted by 
Mayor and thousands of Fans." "Algernon 
Archibald Wendelwendel, the Gridiron Flash." 
But in his thought lurked the cold fact the he was 
only an insignificant sophomore, and so with 
a start he came back to earth — or rather to class. 
The lecture over, Algernon gathered his books in 
a neat little pile, arranged his spotted bow-tie, 
readjusted his glasses, and briskly set out for the 
seclusion of his room. 

There would have been many a surprised 
student had Algernon's private sanctuary been 
invaded. It was anything but prim and de- 
corous as one would have imagined. The walls 
were fairly littered with the trophies and snaps 
of recent — and otherwise — football heroes. Torn 
bits of uniforms, helmets, bedraggled school 
colours bedecked the remainder of the available 
space. The only other recognizable object in the 
room was a full-length mirror, which counted 
much in the realization of his life ambition; for in 
front of this mirror he religiously rehearsed the 
manly art of self-defense, and the various foot- 
ball tackles he had seen the players adopt. 

It was to this precious sanctum that Algernon 
wended his way. But, once in his room, he 
imagined himself no longer insignificant but 
rather the idol of all football fans. Before the 
mirror, and to an imaginary audience, he re- 
hearsed the type of play which was to make him 
famous. Making a violent dash through the 
opposing line (two stuffed pillows), and lunging 
wildly at the defeated half-back (the bed-post), 
he succeeded in scoring the winning touch-down 
(between the goal-posts of chair and desk.) 

Further athletic activities were halted by an 
imperative thumping on the door and four voices 
chanting in base discord, "Oh why did they call 
me Archibald?" Timidly opening the door our 
hero espied three of his class-mates, commonly 
known as "The Dauntless Three" because of 
their football prowess. The leader of this trio 
salaamed low before our would-be star and with 
mocking voice and supercilious grin presented a 

"Well, Romeo, another epistle from Juliet. 
This thing has been going on for six weeks now. 
How about putting us wise, Algy? What's her 
name? Is she a blonde?" 

"Er — er — uh — well, really. Why, nothing of 
the sort, my dear fellows!" 

This speech brought forth loud guffaws from 
the self-appointed messengers. 

"Do you expect us to believe that? Prove it! 

Open up your parcel or we'll spill the news to the 

It would have taken a much more courageous 
man than Algernon to withstand the threats of 
these college men, so with trembling fingers he 
reluctantly unsealed the fatal envelope. Crowd- 
ing around him and peering over his shoulders 
they were confronted by these words. "Inter- 
national Correspondence Schools. How to Play 
Football in 60 Days. Lesson 6 — Tackling." 

"Oh, my sainted great aunt Gertrude's 
horsehair sofa!" The current saying of the time 
burst forth simultaneously from the three visitors. 
"Do you think you can learn to play foot-ball 
that way?" 

Algernon cleared his throat and declared 
pompously, "Laugh all you may but I believe 
foot-ball to be a science in which brain plays a 
greater part than brawn, and that theory is 
infinitely more important than practice." 

"We'll take you up on that tomorrow," 
threatened the "Dauntless Three." 

Eager to be rid of his tormentors, Algernon 
rashly acquiesced to their challenge and the 
three marched off with satisfied grins on their 

After an anxious review of the first six lessons 
our hero retired to his bed, hoping on the morrow 
to convince his challengers of the truth of his 
theory and incidentally of his own powers. 

Came the dawn! Tempus fugit — so thought 
Algernon as the fatal hour approached. Promptly 
at 2.30 he appeared on the field, ridiculously 
clad in the proverbial football togs — shorts and 
sweater and helmet and what-not. His appear- 
ance was hailed by a roar of laughter which 
audibly increased when they saw that he carefully 
held his pamphlet on "How to Play Footgall in 60 
Da^'s". The Dauntless Three marched out 
towards him with military precision, singing 
lustily, "See, the conquering hero comes." 

Our Hero received this doubtful praise with 
becoming modesty but before he could reply a 
voice snapped out close to his ear, "Let's get 
going." Consulting Book No. 3, Rule 13, 
Algernon took his place on the field. The play 
began. The first few minutes were spent with 
no spectacular play on the part of our hero. 
But finally his big moment came — alas! the fatal 
day. Unsure of his play, Algernon frantically 
thumbed over the pages of Book No. 5, but finally 
unable to find the correct solution to the present 
problem, he decided that it must be in the forth- 
coming pamphlets. While doing this he missed 
a splendid play and was madly boned by the 
crowd. The rest of the play was equally con- 
fusing to him. Forgotten were all rules and 
theories, and he realized that any number of 
these are useless against mass and weight. 
Humiliated and disgraced, he slunk from the 
field with but one aim in view — to destroy all 
aspirations in the direction of a football career 
and to resort to a more genteel art — interior 




®If^ Coming of tty^ Cousins 




By Florence Richardson 

Scene I. 
The porch of the Jackson country house, a 
very dull hot morning in August. 

Loraine, Elsie Jackson, Tom and 
Harry Maxwell. 

Loraine — (Sitting in a low swing in a shady 
corner reading, gets up and throws her book on 
the floor.) — "Such a crazy story. I do wish one 
of those handsome men that we read so much 
about would cross my path one of these days. 
Enter, Elsie, a friend. 

liUie — What's this you're talking about now? 

Loraine — Hello. I was just reading one of 
those silly love stories. I wish something e.xciting 
would happen, I'm fed up with just sitting 
around reading. (sighs). It certainly is dull 
with everyone away having a good time at camp 
and you and I sitting here roasting in this heat. 
Have you heard any news lately, Elsie? 

Elsie — Oh, yes, that's what I came in for. 
Mother just received a letter this morning from 
my aunt who is coming up for a couple of weeks 
and bringing her family with her and I suppose 
it will be my job to look after that family of 
hers while they are here'. I came over to see if 
you are going to be doing anything. I thought if 
you weren't you would help me. 

Loraine — What are they, boys or girls and 
how old do you suppose they are? 

Elsie — Oh, I don't know. Mother says she 
doesn't remember. It is years since she has seen 
or heard from Aunt lolene, but I e.xpect they are 
a couple of young kids about ten or twelve and 
will want to be amused all the time by some 
kind of childish pleasure. Won't that be fun 
now, amusing a pair of infants? What a 
cruel old world this is! 

Loraine — You might be wrong, old dear, they 
might happen to be a pair of handsome youjg 
men. They wouldn't be hard to amuse. And 
in either case I, your faithful slave, will be quite 
willing to help you out. 

Elsie — There isn't much danger of that. Oh 
well! they are supposed to get here some time 
today, so I hope they are tired and will have to 
go and rest after their long journey. I guess I 
had better be getting back home; I have some 
work that I must do before they arrive. 

Loraine — Wait a minute and I'll come with 
you and help and then we can go for a swim 
beiore the pests arrive; it is such a hot day. 
I m nearly cooked and very probably those two 
dear cousins of yours will be afraid of catching 
cold if they went swimming. 

Scene II. 

A room in Elsie's home. 

Cousin Tom — Well! here we are planted on a 
farm for two weeks; I do wish mother hadn't 
insisted upon bringing us with her when she came 
to visit her relatives. 

Harry — We could be in worse places (looking 
around the room). This seems to be quite a 

nice place. There is a river not far away I 
noticed, as we came over; we will be able to go 
swimming. Didn't mother say Aunt Ellen 
had a daughter? 

Tom — Yes, she did, but I suppose she is only 
a kid; I don't see her around. She is likely 
having her afternoon nap, or is playing with her 
dolls somewhere. 

Enter Loraine and Elsie. 

Elsie — Oh! where did you come from and who 
are you? (startled). 

Tom — Hello there, I'm Tom Maxwell and this 
is my brother, Harry. Now, if I may ask, who 
are you? 

Elsie — So! You are the cousins I am supposed 
to entertain tor the next two weeks. I am your 
cousin, Elsie, and this is my friend, Loraine 

Loraine — ^^Then these are the young kids you 
asked me to help entertain. I guess it won't be 
such a hard task after all. We were just going 
swimming before the two infants Elsie was 
expecting to have to look after arrived. Will 
you join us? 

(Girls go toward the door). 

Harry — Certainly! (aside to Tom). This 
doesn't look like such a dull place after all. Do 
you still think so, Tom.? 

Tom — No, it surely doesn't. In fact, I think 
we're in for a pleasant holiday. 

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Bj/ Kathleen Coleman IIIA. 

Pause, before i/ou Journei/ on 
To ijii'e ear unlo my song. 

Should We Attend College? This is one 
of the most important questions that we, as the 
youth ot today, have to face. 

W'liat is our reply to it? 

We should respond immediately in the affirm- 

If you are one of those who hurl back "why" 
I will endeavor to dissolve your why into a 
conviction that a College Education is all 

When you desire to build something worth 
while you select the very best material and then 
commence working. 

The world demands this of you when you set 
about building your career. 

Today one finds it extremely difficult to obtain 
a worth while position without a college degree. 

If you wish to specialize in any line there is 
only one place for you and that place is college. 

If you desire to be a Civil Engineer, a Govern- 
ment Zoologist, an Industrial Scientist, a Teacher 
of a Secondary School, a Dentist, a Doctor, a 
Druggist, or an Architect, a college course is 

Thus to get an^vwhere in the world one is 
forced to attend college. 

You should not feel that going to college is a 
compulsory law passed by the demanding world, 
but you should seek it eagerly as a betterment of 

To develop and strengthen your body exer- 
cise is required; similarly, to develop and in- 
crease your knowledge a further education is 
required; the same applies to your outlook and 
general development. 

The intimate contact between your mind, as 
the student, and the cultivated mind of the pro- 
fessor promotes greater mental development. 

The outside activities, such as discussion 
groups, debating, music, art, and dramatic 
clubs, and in short all the organizations which 
form the recreational side of college life are of 
inestimable value to you. 

Then there is your association with your fellow 

You are a unit of a large body which has varied 
interests and is following many walks of life. 

The essence of youth is enthusiasm and when 
those about you are bubbling over with eager- 
ness to tell you what they are interested in, 
3'ou listen and learn. 

This extensive knowledge obtiuned through 
contact would otherwise be denied you as your 
interest would not be intense enough to follow 
it up in books. 

A College Course is within the reach of every 
boy and girl who has physical strength and 

The only person who would deny himself all 
that even one year could give, is one who does 
not know the intangible and well as the tangible 
benefits to be derived. 


By Doris Smith 

It was nine bells ringing. 
And exams had just begun; 

And they all were thinking. 

As they scanned the questions. 
One by one. 

It was noontide ringing, 

And the first exam was done; 

They their homeward way were winging 
As they hurried home to study. 
For the next one. 

There's a far bell ringing. 
At the finish of the last one. 

And many voices mingling. 

And fair cheeks hot and tingling 
At the davs to come. 

Laugh again! Play again! 




Dance and be gay again! 
Gladdest and maddest are crooning it low. 

Strike up the blues! And then 
Wail the refrain again! 
All the wild ache of it chilling to go. *• 

Punch in the coffee-pot! 
Glide to the sujier-hot! 
Partners and playmates, come boop-boop-a-doo! 

Thrill to a random chord! 
All to abandon. Lord! 
Just one I care about !^^— vagabond 3'ou. 



By Katherine Gash, (Commercial) 

Jane made a perfect private secretary. Like 
her name, Jane Brown, she was plain, serviceable, 
neat and undistinguished. She wore clothes 
that suited her, that always followed the mode, 
but very discreetly. Jane had not been born 
plain, but she achieved this effect by large, 
shell-rimmed spectacles and a very unbecoming 

Paul Wetherby, her employer, asked for 
nothing better than Jane. He would cross his 
fingers and mutter to himself "Gosh, but she's 
good!" He never told anyone this, because it 
may have subtracted a bit from his glory. Paul 
you see, was a "go-getter" and junior member of 
the old, conservative firm of "Kane and Wether- 
by, Advertisers." 

"The company was dying of dry rot when I 
breezed in," he would say to his cronies, "but 
I've put new life into it. New ideas, pep, up-to- 
date approach." He moved snappily from con- 
ference to conference, always "on his toes", 
as he phrased it. Always a picture of what the 
well dressed man wears, he caused many skipped 
heart-beats among the girls. Chiefly they were 
enraptured by his good looks — quick grey eyes, 
tanned skin, lean fitness and his perfect groom- 
ing. He was a modern hero! 

Here was Jane's one defect. There was some- 
thing lacking in her polite attention when Paul 
would interrupt her work to tell her of a new 
Ijlan. She failed to be properly impressed, or 
something hard to define, but he felt it. 

It was well that she had much work to occupy 
her time. For Jane did not make friends easily, 
and, save for her work, her three years in New 
York had been quite empty. 

At the boarding-house the girls drifted off after 
dinner with young men, and, at the office, if she 
approached a whispering group of girls, they 
separated, and asked tentatively: 

"Did you want something, Miss Brown.?" 

It gave her a shut-out feeling, and it hurt- 
Nobody suspected that it hurt, and they thought 
Jane's shyness was coldness. 

The real trouble was that she was a battle- 
field. Inside her small person, Gallic fire and 
love of beauty inherited from her French mother 
fought iron control and distrust of anything 
beautiful, inherited from her New England father. 
Her mother had died when she was a baby: 
consequently her father's ideas dominated. She 
had a picture of her mother and three beautiful 
trinkets she dared not wear. It would seem 
that the Puritan side had won the victory until 
that day, that rainy day in April. 

Jane was working in her office which guarded 
the entrance to Paul Wetherby's impressive 
rooms. He was not there, because he was 
staying at Long Island for the week-end. It 
was a wet, dirty day, and only routine appoint- 
ments were scheduled, so he had been sure Jane 
could handle them. Jane's mouth tightened at 
the implication. 

So Jane sat alone, working. She was so busy 
that she didn't notice a "drip-drip-drip" on her 
rug, until a throat was cleared and a pleasant 
masculine voice inquired: 

"Is there some other place you'd rather I'd 
drip? This looks like an expensive rug." 

Looking up, startled, Jane beheld the wettes t 
object she had ever seen. Every Puritan in- 
stinct she possessed had a voice in her exclama- 

"Oh, dear, my rug." 

"Yes, darling, but where am I to stand? The 
room is so small and the rug so big there is no 
space left," answered the wet object. 

Jane flushed, whisked a paper out of her desk, 
put it on part of the rug, and asked him to stand 

"Quite so," agreed her visitor, and shook him- 
self like a great shaggy dog. 

"However did you get so wet?" she asked. 

"Well, I was sure I saw enough blue between 
the clouds to make a pair of sailor's pants, 
and that means it won't rain anymore." 

"Superstition," sniffed Jane, "you got pretty 
wet following it." 

"Didn't I though?" he agreed. 

"And of course you had no umbrella," she 
thought aloud. 

"Why the 'of course', sister?" he asked. 

"You wouldn't carry an umbrella. I'm sure," 
Jane said. 

"Thank you," he said feelingly. 

"But what for?" Jane asked. 

"For telling me I'm such a courageous soul. 
You see, the umbrella is the symbol of caution. 
Now, I very much fear, you are an umbrella 

Jane's eyes turned to the corner where her hat, 
coat, and umbrella were neatly hung. 

The man's eyes followed hers. 

"Ah, yes," he sighed. 

Jane came back to earth, "Is there anything 
I can do for you?" 

"I came to your hospitable office" — he glanced 
at the damp paper on which he stood — "to see 
Mr. Wetherby with regard to a contract." 

"Mr. W^etherby is out of the city, but I am his 
secretary. Possibly I can be of some assistance?' 

"I'm sure you can tell me what I want to know, 
as well or better than Mr. Wetherby," he said, 
shrewdly. "I am Robert Knowles of the Radio 
Corporation," he introduced himself. 

Jane supressed a gasp. Robert Knowles of 
the great Radio Corporation! If Kane and 
Wetherby could get the radio account, it would 
be the biggest job they had had in many days. 
Her knees felt wobbly. Then she remembered 
Tom Segal, a young copy writer on their staff, 
who had shown her some of his work, and she 
knew it was good. He could map out an adver- 
tising campaign that would be a winner. She 
pushed a button, and told the office boy who 
answered the call to bring Mr. Segal to her. Then 
she realized that Robert Knowles was still 
standing on a newspaper. 

"Oh, please, won't you sit down?" she asked 
in a very small voice. 

"Why the change of heart, sister" I m as wet 
when I'm Robert Knowles as when I'm nobody." 

He was accusing her of snobbery, and she 
knew it was true. But something was happening 
to Jane, so she cocked her head, and said: 

"You are not nearly so wet now as you were, 
she said. "Please step off the paper, and bundle 
it into the wastebasket, so my office can be 



"That word 'tidy' you must have found in an 
awfully old dictionary." 

Here Tom Segal entered, and his puzzzlement 
changed to stage fright when he found out what 
he was to do. Finally, he started to talk, and 
he got Robert Knowles' interest, too. An hour 
later Tom left with a dazed look in his eyes. 

Then Jane and Robert Knowles went out to 
dinner together. 

Next day Jane told Mr. Wetherby what had 

Paul Wetherby's mouth opened in uncon- 
trolled amazement. Then: 

"Segal isn't the man to handle this. You 
should have waited until my return." 

Then he pushed buttons, and flung orders at 
the people who answered the signals. Persons 
stopping at Jane's desk asked. 

"Did you hear that Mr. Wetherby landed the 
big Radio contract?" 

Jane's mouth tightened ominously, Mr. 
Wetherby indeed! 

Somehow she found it less thrilling to work 
after that rainy April day. Paul Wetherby was 
conscious of the change. He felt her looking at 
him when he was making a big impression and it 
made him uncomfortable. He felt particularly 
so when he told her he had given the Radio 
Contract to some other copyright to do. 

She said: "Mr. Knowles was interested in 
Segal's plans." 

He decided to put her in her place. 

"It's not a question of plans but of talent. It 
was very unwise of you to attempt to handle this 

Jane was silent. She met Segal in the eleva- 
tor. He looked very much discouraged and told 
her that he had all the plans finished, but 
Wetherby wouldn't look at them. Jane told 
him to bring them to her; something might hap- 

Something did happen a week later. Robert 
Knowles turned down flat the plans that Wether- 
by had prepared. Then, the next morning. 
Miss Klien one of the typists got into Wether- 
by's office before Jane could stop her. She heard 
her say something, then Wetherby said: 

"I have been think of making a change. 
Miss Brown is a good worker, but — ' 

Jane didn't hear anymore. She carried on her 
work in a sort of frozen daze. Alone in her room 
that night she had another fight with herself. 
This time the French side won out. 

She went to the office, did a bit of work, then 
left a note saying "Shopping. Back later." 

About four hours later a bewildered office boy 
announced to Mr. Knowles that the girl who 
carried an umbrella would like to see him. 

Suddenly Robert Knowles chuckled, 

"Show her in," he said. 

She came in, and he made a queer noise in his 

The girl who stood before him was Spring. 
The corners oi her wide eyes, the corners of her 
sweet mouth, the curling ends of her short hair 
the flare of her brief sport skirt — everything 
about her quirked up, happily. 

'I've brought something to show you," she 

The first drawing caught his interest, and he 

"Wh^' wasn't I shown these before?" 

"These are Segal's copies. Wetherby took 
the job away from him, but I saw his work, and 
thought you would like it." 

"Well, suppose we call it a go, then," he said. 

Returning to the office she almost stumbled 
over Wetherby hunting through the files. 

"Well!" he said, "what's the big idea of a 
morning off?" 

"Don't you think it was worth it?" she asked. 

He gasped. 

"I'll say it was," he told her, and grinned. 

"While I was out, I persuaded Mr. Knowles to 
give us the contract, after all." 

"You persuaded him!" 

"On condition that you use these copies." 

He studied the work, then: 

"Who did these?" 

Jane looked him in the eye, and said: 

"Tom Segal." 

He retired to his office, but took Segal's plans 
along. Jane smiled. 

She looked at her desk calendar, Friday, the 
thirteenth. Tomorrow, she was going to dine 
with Robert Knowles. How glorious to have 
plenty of tomorrow's coming! 

For Jane, you see, no longer raised the um- 
brella of caution against Fate. 



Bi/ Jean Coutts 

Burlington Heights — 

Twinkling lights, 

A wink across the lake; 

In sheltering arm 

Free from harm 

Of Ontario's thundering break. 

Quiet town — 
In Autumn brown — 
Seems to dwell in summer. 
Cool and peaceful. 
Staid and graceful 
Welcomes each newcomer. 

Homey place — 
With a quiet grace — 
Progressive though not booming 
Among our people, 
'Neath each steeple 
Kindness is always blooming. 





By Reta Swartz V. 

"I did not know 

What was to be 

Until the dear, glad smile of you 

Began the thing. . ." 
High above the avenue of tall, bare trees, the 
full moon was rising. A Wind slithered up the 
empty street and, Ijefore a gayly lighted house, 
paused. Inside were music and bright figures 
dancing, in a pattern ever-shifting yet oddly 
always the same. Children playing at Life! 
Little knew they ot the strange passions, supreme 
anguish and awful joy that lie at the root of being. 
They looked upon the moon and called it pretty; 
the moon that is a haunted thing — a spectre 
with a warning of death. 

The Wind threw the black branches fantasti- 
cally against the silver, throwing into relief the 
romance of its nakedness. And laughed in her 
knowledge ot all things. When she stirred back, 
framed in the doorway with the brightness be- 
yond silhouetting their figures stood two of the 
crowd. Together they were quietly looking up 
at the tossing artistry, an artistry that told, in 
one bold, beautiful gesture, the secret of all that 
has been, is and ever will be. But they did not 
know. Down the steps into the white world that 
was waiting for them they went. A moment's 
hesitation at the old, moon-washed lattice gate, 
then the taller one opened it for her and they 
passed on — into the Garden. 

". . . and then 

I only knew 

A star hung low 

And winds were calling." 
Ah! The Wind has seen dark Egyptians woo 
the daughters of their native land; has watched 
the secret trysts of Old Japan; has sung the im- 
mortal song to other lovers in the warm, lush 
nights as of India; has raged about the Sphinx 
but has left her as it found her — Woman Eternal. 
But now — 

A few moments on the dim, white court with 
the lights of a city over the bay. . . The sweet, 
old scent of dew-drenched roses drifting up in the 
fragrance of the night. . . the low surge ot 
music coming to them like the regular wash of 
waves on some far Elysian shore. . . wind 
fingers over an oval face with its shadowed lids 
and softly parted lips. . . wind fingers through 
dark, tumbled hair. . . 

"Shadows tremble. And the Dawn 

Seeps in. 

No matter now 

What was 

Or might have been." 
For now we know the language of the Wind 
as nightly she writhes and twists the tallest 
treetops that almost, but never quite, touch the 
sky; or, uncoiled and breathless, she slips over 
the grass, fleeing from herself like a driven thing, 
in that strange, pregnant hour before the break- 
ing of dawn. 



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Left to right — Standing — Russell Vickers, James Sinclair, Andy Hyslop, Paul Christiansen, Jerome King. 
Sittmg — Edith Spence, Jean Hyslop, Hannah Shakespeare, Donald Stadelman, Dorothy Biggs. 



5y Evelyn Stewart V. 

The school year 1930-31, viewing it 
from every standpoint was a very suc- 
cessful one as far as the Burlington 
High School Literary Society was con- 
cerned. The material evidence of this 
3^ear's prosperity has taken the form of 
the drop curtains for the stage which 
were bought with the society's funds and 
which, it is unanimously agreed, make 
a great improvement in the assembly 

Twelve regular meetings were held at 
which matters concerning the school as a 
whole were discussed. Then, too, each 
form was given an opportunity to un- 
earth buried talent and display it in 
its form programme as each form was 
required to present one programme 
during the year. This system worked 
out well and the presentations proved 
very instructive as well as in some cases, 
highly amusing. A shield is to be given 
to the form which presented the best 
all-round programme, the judges being 
Miss Shaw, Mr. Bates and Bruce 

A debating contest, in two divisiorls — 
one embracing Lower School and the 
other Middle and Upper School, came 
off very successfully. The finals in each 
case were given at Literary meetings and 
shields presented to the winners. 

Also, at another meeting Mr. T. E. 
Freeman, Honorary President of the 
Society, very kindly acted in the capa- 
city of speaker and at an earlier meeting 
Colonel Wallace addressed the society. 
Both these speakers were greatly ap- 
preciated by the student body. 

The second last meeting of the Lit 
erary Society was decidedly in the form 
of an innovation. Through the efforts of 
Mr. Freeman, the Society secured the 
film, "With Byrd in the Antarctic." 
With Mr. Hume's co-operation this was 
presented at the Hume Theatre on 
Friday, April 24th, and a packed house, 
including students from Central and 
Strathcona schools, testified to the suc- 
cess of the venture. 

Two well-patronized social functions 
were held during the term — the Hallow- 
e'en Masquerade, primarily for students 
and parents, and the Annual At Home, 
at which were present a great number of 
grads and ex-students. 

The Commencement Exercises were 
also presented under the auspices of the 
Literary Society. 

Thus during the term 1930-31, B.H.S. 
Lit. presented well-balanced form pro- 
grammes, special speakers, debates, and 
social functions and what more may one 
ask of a Literary Society. 



Back Row — Jerome King, Archie McMillan 
Front Row — Reta Swartz, Reginald Cozens, Evelyn Stewart. 

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Bi/ Edna M. Robinson, IV. 

Great interest was manifested in the 
delightful and attractive programme 
presented at the annual commencement 
on December 18th. The auditorium 
was well filled and the executive of the 
Literary Society deserve great praise 
for the way in which the numbers were 
carried out; also much credit is due to 
those teachers who spent so much of 
their time to make the commencement a 
real success. 

The programme opened with the 
singing of "O Canada" led by the High 
School orchestra., following which a 
girls' and boys' chorus was much en- 
joyed, Mr. Bates then delivered the 

commencement address, following which 
a vocal quartette consisting of Ernest 
Berry, Elizabeth Coleman, Pat. Hobson, 
and Beryl McMillan was well received. 

Arthur Jones, a graduate of last year, 
now attending university, had the honor 
of delivering the Valedictory address. 

The graduation diplomas were pre- 
sented by Mr. T. E. Freeman and the 
Commercial diplomas and certificates by 
Mr. Holtby. A French song was rend- 
ered by Forms II and III. and a pleasing 
personality sketch, "In the Usual Way" 
was contributed by Miss Florian Loree. 
The I.O.D.E. prizes were presented by 
Mrs. Harry Thomas of Thayendaneagea 



Chapter, Mrs. A. C. Burnet presented 
the High School board prizes. The E. A. 
Harris gold medal awarded to Edna 
Robinson was presented by Mr. Harris. 
Much interest was displayed in "The 
Bachelor's Reverie", as presented by a 
number of the students. 

The presentation of the athletic 
awards provided an interesting feature. 
The M. M. Robinson Gold medal, 
awarded to Kenneth Borisuk as the 
outstanding athlete of the year, was 
presented by Mr. Robinson. The suc- 
cessful girls in the field day events re- 
ceived their medals and ribbons from 
Mrs. D. A. Hyslop, while Mr. F. C. 
Virtue made the presentations to the 
boys. The Lions Club Challenge Cup, 
emblematic of the athletic champion- 
ship of Halton County, was awarded by 
Mr. L. D. Dingle, president of the Bur- 
lington Lions' Club. Mr. W. L. Smith, 
made the presentation of the special 

The Minuet, a charming old-fashioned 
dance, was given by some of the senior 
girls accompanied by Elizabeth 
Coleman, who introduced the dance by 
a rendering of the song of the same 

During the intermission the High 
School orchestra entertained with a 
number of selections. 

The three-act play "The Importance 
of Being Earnest" made up the second 
part of the programme. The members 
of the cast : Osier Lockhart, Dick Berry 
Reginald Cozens, Jean Leitch, Evelyn 
Stewart, Lodema Daggett, lolene Mack- 
lin, Bill Clifton and Bruce Colton — 
took their parts in splendid fashion with 
the result that the play was most suc- 
cessful and was much enjoyed by those 
present. The programme closed with 
the National Anthem. The programme 
was repeated the next evening when an 
additional number — a reading, "Spread- 
ing the News", was given by Ethel 

Back Row — Osier Lockhart, lolene Macklin, William Clifton, Jean Leitch, Bruce Colton. Sitting — Reginald Cozens, 
Evelyn Stewart, Miss Edna Shaw, B.A., Lodema Daggett, Richard Berry. 




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Another party belongs to yesterday 
and another success marks the social 
progress of Burlington High. We open- 
ed our doors to welcome parents and past 
pupils to our annual Hallowe'en frolic. 
And what a frolic it was! 

A flashing sign of "B. H. S." beck- 
oned the wandering spirits of the night 
to the high school entrance, an entrance 
strangely similar to an autumn corn 
field. There is a tang to October and 
our decoration committee realized aptly 
the possibilities of time and place. The 
assembly hall dripped orange and black 
festoons; pumpkins, sleek and golden, 
grinned wickedly from the footlights, and 
in the bare branches of a dead tree a 
black cat, S3'mbolic of all that is Hal- 
lowe'en, arched its back at the revellers. 

The auditorium, we are proud to 
say, was filled to capacity. The Literary 
president opened the evening with a brief 
address, welcoming our visitors and out- 
lining the program to come. The first 
item was a Mother Goose pageant pre- 
sented by a number of the students. 
Don. Stadelman and Jerry King, accom- 
panied by Dorothy Biggs, then favored 
the audience with a violin and saxa- 
phcne duet, following which a number of 
first formers danced the Sailor's Horn- 
pipe. After another duet by Stadelman 
and King, the play "Brian Pulls a 
Boner," written by one of last year's 
students, Hilda Statham, was pre- 
sented. The cast consisting of Kate 
Coleman, Paul Christ ianson, "Bud" 
Sheppard, Osier Lockhart and Florian 
Loree, certainly did justice to the crea- 
tion and their coach. Miss Shaw. 

At nine o'clock the Grand March 
began. Led by a few jolly "Tars" the 
fantastic procession wound its way up 
the stairs, through the upper corridors 
and down again to circle the assembly 
hall. Never in the history of the school 
has there been such a variety of clever 
costumes, and the judges, Mrs. Robin- 
son, Mrs. Lindley and Mr. Rae found 
their task a very difficult one. However, 
they proved themselves competent in 
this matter and out of the chaos de- 
clared the winners of the five groups 
as follows: Best dressed lady, Lois 
Stevenson, Spanish senorita, and Mar- 
jorie Hyslop, ballet dancer; best dressed 
gentleman, Ralph Christianson, in a 
Colonial costume, and Paul Christianson 
as a cowboy; best comic couple two 
rather grisly farmers, later proved to be 
lolene Macklin and Florence Richard- 
son. The best dressed couple were 
Helen Daggett and Lawrence Hill, in 
Spanish costume, and Annie Kurtz, in 
Hawaiian costume, won the prize for the 
most original get-up. 

Here they are] And they were — our 
own Phil avec syncopaters. And the 
party began. 

Bell-hop and burglar, vagabonds and 
chorus girls, Galahads, senoritas, gypsies 
and clown — milled before one's eyes. 
Harem girls with the exotic atmosphere 
of the Orient! Ballet dancers in delight- 
ful proximity to beruffled gentlemen of 
the eighteenth century! Dear little 
ladies in taffeta and laces — boop-oop-a- 
dooping! Sailors everywhere — but then 
"there's something about a sailor," you 
know. And swash-buckling Spaniards 



with furious mustachios, cut-throat pir- 
ates, swaggering cowboys. . whoop-la I 

Variations, of course there were. 
Apple-bobbmg in the hbrary! Dainty 
relreshments in the upper hall — very 
dainty! Fortune telling booths in the 
halls where lurid pasts and futures 
more vivid were revealed to those who 
wish for them. Cards were played on 
the balcony over-looking the gym, 
while a rather gay looking ghost piloted 
cur visitors through the graveyard of 
departed souls. The said "departed" 
later in the evening favored (?) us with 

their own peculiar war-whoopslll Then 
Hades is not a Greek myth — but a 
Greek letter clubl Dance on. 

And on. . . to the jargon which only 
Phil knows how to juggle — on. . . till 
the inevitable and distracting balloons 
came, bobbing and bursting. . . and 
the trailers, gloriously mixing us up. 
No matter! for not until the last song 
was sung and the last waltz ended did 
we "wend our way home" (quoting first 
form compositions) "tired . but happy.'' 

. Reia Swartz 

.B.^. AtHomp 

By Reta Swartz, V. 

Despite the fact that this year our 
big night came on Friday, the 13th, even 
those superstitiously inclined could not 
but call it a success. 

To begin with, it didn't rain as it had 
a year ago. A very slim moon stayed up 
just long enough to lend atmosphere to 
the occasion, and a moon, any kind of 
a moon, is a help. Inside there was 
another one but it was a jolly, full-faced 
thing designed especially to harmonize 
with the other decorations. 

The Hall lent itself very well to the 
St. Patrick's colours. At the very back 
stood a tall green light house from which 
vari-coloured spotlights circled the floor. 
Occasionally a beam caught on the mir- 
ror-sphere whirling above the orchestra, 
showering the crowd with flying light 
and shadow. 

Gage's orchestra, as usual, acquitted 
itself in a manner highly satisfactory. 
Lunch was served in the upper hall 
during the evening, with a trained 
retinue of lower school boys, sailor-clad, 
as waiters. It was good lunch, but when, 
may we ask, will we be sufficiently grown 
up to be allowed punch? 

The value of the high school At Home 
cannot be estimated. It is not just 
another dance, rather more is it in the 
nature of a reunion. We celebrate 
Hallowe'en with all due regard — and 
hilarity. But the At Home is our one 
formal affair. It is a pivot, socially 
speaking, for the whole year. And most 
important of all, it fosters that priceless 
thing — school spirit. 



Front Row, Left to right — Jack Burnet, Enid Holtby, Bruce Lindley, Olive Carlton, Murray Thorpe. 
Centre Row — James MacF. Bates (Principal) Jean Leitch, Dorothy Sanderson, Miss E. L. Eby, Mari 

Reg. Cozens, Wes. Coombe . 
Back Row — David Harrison, Frances Taylor, Donald Stadleman, Clare Tory, Erie McCormack. 


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Bj/ President Bruce Lindley, V. 

This is the first year in the history of 
the Burhngton High School that an 
attempt at student government has 
been made. The council, on the whole, 
has not been very successful, but it is 
hoped that better days are coming. 

A group of students consisting of two 
pupils from each room and the presidents 
of the different societies was selected as 
the council, in the fall, to assist in govern- 
ing the student body and to act as an 
overseer of the other societies. A con- 
stitution for the organization was formed 
and, although it was by no means per- 
fect, nevertheless it served the purpose 

for the year and will give the incoming 
council something to improve upon. 

As a result of the council's brief 
existence its accomplishments are not 
ver3^ numerous. However, designs for 
both school and achievement crests were 
decided upon. The former were pro- 
cured and sold to the students by the 
council, while the latter were obtained 
by the Boys' Athletic Society. 
Representatives of students council 

Form V, J. Leitch and B. Lindley; form IV, 
E. Holtby and E. McCormack; form III, 
M. Metcalfe and M. Thorpe; form II, O. Carlton 
and W. Coombe; form I, F. Taylor and J. 
Burnett; Com. I, D. Harrison; Com. II C. Torv. 





By Miss Edna Shaw, B.A. 

Probably no city in the world has 
been more frequently the victim of the 
well meaning but trite "My Impres- 
sions" — by a Tourist, than has Paris. 
It has been rightly said that there is 
nothing new under the sun, so it is with 
no illusion that we are imparting new 
information that we venture to pass on a 
few "mental etchings" gleaned from a 
visit to Paris. 

Paris! What a path that name has 
blazoned in history! Does it recall to 
you the glories of the great Sun Monarch, 
that magnificent Bourbon who from the 
essence of his egotism voiced the most 
superlative expression of a superlative 
career: "I am the State"? Does it 
recall the lurid days of the Reign of 
Terror when a new France was slowly 
born under the crimson pall of the blood 
of French aristocrats? Does it recall 
a still later day when the pride of the 
splendid Second Empire was humbled 
to the dust and the clang of German 
armour re-echoed through the halls of 
Versailles — that proud palace of French 
kings? Or does Paris simply mean 
Jenny, Chanel, Patou — a row of glitter- 
ing shops along the Rue de la Paix from 

which French couturiers periodically 
issue edicts for a world of women? Paris 
means all this and more; in its very 
cosmopolitanism lies a great part of its 

Let that sceptic who boasts himself 
suspicious of eulogies on Paris leisurely 
make his way along the Champs Elysees 
at the hour of sunset. On either side of 
him are located magnificent trees, reveal- 
ing between their gnarled old trunks far- 
flung vistas of gardens beyond. A mile 
ahead of him crowning the gentle slope of 
the avenue looms up the great gray 
Arc de Triomphe de L'Etoile, dark 
against an opalescent sky. Is there 
anywhere a greater monument to a 
consummate ambition than this arch of 
Napoleon, commemorating on the out- 
side his victories: Austerlitz, Jena, 
Wagram — names which made him al- 
most a world-victor; on the inside, the 
names of his generals, those of the Old 
Guard, men who were faithful to him 
even unto death. The arch is so placed 
that on the evening of the anniversary 
of Napoleon's death, the circle of the 
setting sun, when seen from the Avenue 
des Champs Elysees, is exactly framed 



within the massive masonry. Under the 
great arch is interred the body of the 
Unknown Soldier and each day the tomb 
is heaped with fresh and beautiful 
flowers in honour of the unknown hero 
who represents the million and a half 
men who died for France. 

Since memories of Paris are inevitably 
associated with Napoleon, the tomb of 
the Emperor is for most of us one of the 
impressive sights of Paris. The dome 
forms in itself a separate church sur- 
mounted by a great cross. In the in- 
terior, from the floor of the church, one 
looks down into the open crypt, where 
exactly beneath the lofty dome, in a 
sarcophagus of red Finland granite, the 
gift of Emperor Nicholas of Russia, are 
deposited the remains of the great 
Napoleon in accordance with his own 
wish, inscribed over the bronze entrance 
to the crypt: "Je desire que mes cendres 
reposent sur les bords de la Seine, au 
milieu de ce peuple frangais que j'ai 
tout aime". Twelve colossal figures 
representing the chief victories of Na- 
poleon surround the sarcophagus and 
between the statues are fifty-four flags, 
silent witnesses to the victory of Aus- 

Another famous name, the Place de la 
Bastille, commemorates a dark phase in 
French history. It is true that this 
dreaded state prison has long since 
disappeared but one can reconstruct 
within the line of white granite blocks 
now marking the place, the outline of the 
grim old rectangular fortress, flanked by 
its threatening towers. One can imagine 
the narrow slits of windows through 
which the light filtered dimly and from 
which must have peered the pallid, 
stricken faces of those despairing suffer- 
ers, condemned by the infamous "lettres 
de cachet" to this awful living death. 

From the Bastille a walk of a mile 
takes one to the old section of Paris. 
Less beautiful than the newer, more 
modern section, it is yet not lacking in 
interest. There is situated the great 
cemetery of Pere Lachaise, a small city 
of tombs. Originally the land belonged 
to Pere Lachaise, the Jesuit Confessor 
of Louis XIV and it now houses more 
celebrities than any other cemetery- 
city of its size. As one wonders along 
its winding moss-covered paths, where 
the footsteps of pedestrians are muffled 

to correspond with the .solemn stillness 
around, one notices such names as 
Patti, Chopin, Rosa Bonheur, Talma, 
Here, too, is the tomb of Thiers, a 
former President of the Third French 
Republic, and by a queer stroke of fate 
which here combines all nationalities, 
not far from him lies the body of Oscar 
Wilde, the English dramatist. 

The cathedral of Notre Dame and the 
Church of La Madeleine, we shall merely 
mention. Those of you who have read 
Victor Hugo's romance "Notre Dame de 
Paris" have received a much more 
graphic impression of the cathedral than 
any modern impression-hunting tourist 
could hope to give. The Madeleine is 
the finest modern church in Pans with 
a very handsome interior, but to my 
mind, its magnificence leaves one cold. 
Infinitely more beautiful is the less 
frequently visited old Sainte Chapelle. 
Tucked away behind the Palais de 
Justice, one sees at first only its gilded 
spire. Then, as one turns a corner, one 
comes upon the ancient edifice, termed 
by Ruskin the most precious piece of 
Gothic in Northern Europe. Little 
wonder that the gray old stones are 
weather-worn for this royal chapel dates 
back to 1248, when it was built at the 
earnest desire of the pious King Louis 
IX to enshrine such relics as a piece of 
the true Cross, the blade of the lance 
and the sponge used by Christ on the 

The interior at first is a soft, gray 
gloom, especially if one enters quickly 
from the glare of the bright streets, but 
as one advances, suddenly there bursts 
upon one the full glory of the fifteen 
windows filled with stained glass of the 
13th century — a time when workmen 
were artists and nothing less than the 
best was the standard. Words fail to 
describe these windows. Softly, rad- 
iantly they glow ;ewel-like through the 
semi-twilight of the dim chapel below. 
Deep wine-reds, rich blues, gorgeous 
violets mingle their splendour to make of 
the whole a thing of unforgettable 
beauty. One looks at the magnificence 
of the decorated pillars and walls, 
brilliant with gold and colours; one 
notices with interest the private niches 
once occupied by the King and his at- 
tendants but it is those glowing, vivid 
windows, made into living beauty by 



the rays of the afternoon sun, that the lost provinces of Alsace and Lor- 
claim one's last look before departing, raine. 

However, one's enthusiasm for Paris 
is apt to carry one beyond the space 
allotted. There are so many places in 
the old city which make history live 
again before one's eyes. There is, 
for example, the Conciergerie, a prison 
famous in the Revolution of 1789. 
Here the unhappy Austrian, Marie 
Antoinette, spent the last days of the 
awful nightmare, which turned the gay, 
laughing beauty to a sad-eyed figure of 
tragedy. There is the Place de la Con- 
corde, one of the finest squares in the 
world. Here in 1793 was erected the 
guillotine, and the jeering crowds in the 
square below watched with horrible glee 
the execution of their King, Louis XVI, 
his Queen, his sister, Madame Elisabeth, 
besides a host of less illustrious person- 
ages. Surrounding the same square at 
a later date were built the monuments 
representing the chief towns and depart- 
ments of France, and here from 1870- 
1918 the undying embers of the French 
hatred of Germany were fanned by the 
yearly renewal of the wreaths and 
immortelles covering the statues of 

It must be apparent that our "mental 
etchings" have had a decidedly historical 
tinge. This is to be expected but far be 
it from us to forget other gay little 
memories that pop up their frivolous 
heads in the midst of more sombre 
pictures. There are the cafes, those pre- 
eminently French institutions, where you 
sit on the sidewalk on uncertain spindle- 
legged chairs, eat your ices well flavoured 
with the dust of the street, and watch the 
world go by. There is the Grand Opera 
if you incline to classical opera; the 
Opera Comique, if you are less seriously 
inclined or you may visit the Folies 
Bergere, if you feel like being amused 
without any effort on your part. Finally 
dear to the feminine heart, are those 
long glittering arcades with their tiny 
shops, where you may buy almost 
anything in the world and pay almost 
anything for it. 

As we have said, the charm of Paris 
is its cosmopolitanism. There is some- 
thing there for everyone; and each of us 
must interpret for himself the spirit of 
this age-old, ever-young city. 

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By Edna Robinson, IV. 

Holland — a nation below the sea — 
A tourist's paradise! Antiquity and 
modernism are equally represented in 
this small, energetic country, for the 
people of Holland move with the times, 
although they still abide by their tried 
traditions. But those characteristics of 
the country and its peoples have not 
remained so obviously nationalistic as 
you may think. Holland is a modern 
country, with modern cities, with up- 
to-date citizens who are quite capable of 
speaking to you in your own tongue. 
The vast majority of Dutchmen can 
speak three or four languages which in 
itself shows how willing they are to 

Upon a very few islands and in some 
parts, far removed from the great high- 
ways you will still find those primitive 
people walking about in clothes, peculiar 
to that part of the country. Here the 
men will be seen in widely-cut knicker- 
bockers with short velvet jackets and 
huge Marken hats on their heads, a 
long Gouda clay pipe between their lips 
and a small Delit bottle of gin in each 
pocket. In these remote places the 
women wear peasant lace caps with gold 
ear ornaments and extremely full skirts 
with white aprons and very colorful 
waists. You may ask "And what about 
the wooden shoes we in this part of the 
world hear so much about?" Well, 
wooden shoes are typically Dutch and 
the Dutch farmers in practically every 
part of Holland, no matter how modern 
they may be, wear wooden shoes. They 
claim that they are more practical for 
work in the fields and consequently 
maintain this quaint custom. In fact, 
it is not unusual to see a person in any of 
the larger cities, wearing wooden shoes, 
although in every other respect their 
dress will be decidedly modern. 

Cleanliness has long been associated 
with the Dutch people and this tradition 
still remains. Upon the threshold of 
nearly every home of the so-called 
peasant class may be seen three or four 
pairs of wooden shoes ranging in size 
from those of the father to those of the 
smallest child. In this way no dirt is 
tracked into the house. The stables and 
barns are kept so clean that in some of 
the less modern farms the barns and 
homes consist of only one building in 

which the cattle and their owners sleep 
sometimes in the same room. 

Holland is a country unique as to land- 
scape. It has been wrested almost foot 
by foot from the sea so that it must be 
defended day and night from the jealous 
water — its greatest enemy. Therefore, 
one finds a spider web of dykes which 
protect the inland country and which are 
enclosed within the strong sea-dykes 
that join the dunes, the natural guards 
along the Dutch seashores. The entire 
country is covered with a network of 
waterways, ditches, canals and moats, 
used by barges. Holland is famous for 
its canals which add a real touch of 
beauty to its beautiful landscape. Along 
the sides of every canal are lines ot 
barges, among which are mingled a 
number of house-boats in which the 
people live to avoid paying the govern- 
ment taxes. Each houseboat is brightly 
painted and on every window sill is a 
box of geraniums. There are no freight 
trains in the Netherlands. All the 
carrying of freight is done by means of 
the barges. Everybody has read about 
the Dutch windmills which are of such 
great importance to this low-lying 
country. They are practically all green 
in color, covered with a thatched roof 
and shingled around the wide bases. 
In some of the larger ones the farmers 
and their families live observing all 
their quaint customs. The many pic- 
turesque bridges, the high-vaulted and 
the white draw-bridges which serve as a 
background to so many Dutch paintings, 
add considerable beauty to the land- 
scape of this absolutely flat country. 
Every peculiarity of the Dutch landscape 
is a result of the land lying low amidst 
so much water. As the humid soil 
demands moisture-absorbing trees, the 
willows give a great special beauty to 
this waterland. The water fowl also 
render charm to the dykes, beaches and 
islets. The curious construction of most 
of the towns and villages that sprang 
up along the waterway, the architecture 
of the houses, constructed upon piles 
in the swampy soil, are essentially 
Dutch on account of the watery country. 

On the Island of Marken, one of the 
many outlying islands of Holland, the 
ancient habits of the Dutch are still 
maintained. Here the women draw the 



barges along the canals with long- 
piked poles, and also load the barges 
with hay while the men sit by and super- 
vise the work. The grain is threshed in 
the antique fashion; indeed, along these 
lines practically all their work is done. 
This is truly a picture of the Holland of 
the Middle Ages. 

Amsterdam, the largest city in Hol- 
land, is typical of the Dutch people. 
To compare it with one of our Canadian 
cities would be a comparison that one 
would not dare to make. In the older 
sections of the city the canals form the 
streets but in the more modern parts fine 
cement roads are being constructed. 
The canals throughout the business 
section are lined with cobble stone 
streets so that it is evident that the 
antiquity of the Dutch canals is grad- 
ually giving away to the more modern 
methods of travel. Practically all the 
buildings consist of four stories owing to 
the fact that the soft soil is incapable of 
supporting more weight. There has 
been constructed in the last few years a 
large number of new buildings such as 
modern apartment houses and modern 
American homes, which give the im- 
pression of great prosperity. Every 
home, no matter how small, has its 
garden of flowers and what colors! 
Indeed, Holland is noted for its bright 
colors. Most of the houses are painted 
in bright greens, reds, and blues, prac- 
tically always against a white stucco 
background. Nearly all the better 
homes have their small white tea-tables 
and chairs out on the lawns where tea 
is served on the warm summer after- 

In Amsterdam there are 170,000 
bicycles, that is one to every three people 
living in the city. On both sides of the 
newly-constructed highways there are 
bicycle-paths as well as foot-paths. 
This is only an indication of the popul- 
larity of bicycle travel in this country of 
tree-bordered highways. Every high- 
way is bordered with at least two and 
sometimes three rows of beautiful trees. 

The beer-gardens of Amsterdam, char- 
acteristic of all central European cities, 
line its main streets. Here you may sit 
for hours right out on the street under a 
variegated awning and sip your beer as 
slowly as you wish for in Holland you 
never have to hurry. No doubt some 
of you will be saving "O for a day of 

Many of the houses in Amsterdam are 
situated right in the water. When their 
occupants step out of their back doors 
they must step into a boat or they will 
have a wet reception. 

During my stay in Amsterdam the 
people of Holland were celebrating their 
Queen Mother's birthday and as it is an 
occasion of great festivity the entire city 
was decorated for the occasion. Along 
all the canals were streamers of lights 
which reflected their brilliance into the 
water below. The real beauty of the 
canals could not, to my mind, be demon- 
strated in a more fitting manner. It 
was truly a sight worth remembering. 

I visited a church in Amsterdam which 
was built in 1475 and I was struck by 
the extreme simplicity of the building. 
It was most unusual to see so simple a 
church so near the mighty cathedrals 
of Belgium, France and England. The 
home of Rembrand von Rign is another 
place of interest although it is painfully 

According to tradition the art of 
Holland is preserved in the beautiful art 
galleries where you can spend days ad- 
vantageously and then leave with a feel 
ing that you have missed something of 
real interest. 

The Hague, the Government centre of 
Holland, is a purely residential city. 
The beach here is wonderful, large 
crowds frequenting its sands daily. In 
place of sun umbrellas the Dutch 
have substituted wicker baskets with a 
wicker covering over them to supply 
the necessary shade. I had the rare 
privilege of visiting the Queen's palace, 
and going through her private suite of 
rooms, all the walls of which were 
covered with very valuable tapestries. 
The Peace Palace also in the Hague is 
one of the most beautiful pieces of 
architecture in Holland. 

Holland is a country worth visiting- 
It feels nationally but in its ideas it is 
international. Every foreigner will find 
something there of his own race, of his 
own views but with the Dutch stamp. 

Holland is not, as I once read, a 
Dutch cream cheese floating on the 
Zuyder Zee. 

Wien Neerlands bloed door de adren 

Van vreemde smetten vry. 

En voor zyn land van liefde gloeit 

Verhef den zang met my. 



By Tom Leighton, IIIA. 

It is said that all roads lead to Rome. 
Well Rome had a great deal to boast 
about, and it still has great renown, but 
its glory has long since crumbled. 

Down through the centuries the 
peoples of the "Little Island Kingdom" 
have trod, slowly but surely. First 
Spam, then France, then Germany 
tried to stop her progress. But the 
spirit of England, like a glacier, moved 
slowly but never stopped. To-day we 
have the greatest Empire the world has 
ever known, and all roads lead to 
London, its capital. 

Mine is not a detailed account of 
London. Thousands of volumes have 
been written about London and still its 
story is not told. If I am successful in 
giving you some impression of the city 
my article has achieved its end. 

I shall begin with London's doorway, 
the docks. The docks of London start 
at Tower Bridge and continue for forty- 
five miles towards the mouth of the 
Thames. Through them come the riches 
of the Empire. London is more cos- 
mopolitan in this section than in any 
other. Through the crowded noisy 
streets swarm negroes, Turks in sash 
and fez, Italians, Japs, Chinese, Indians, 
every nationality. 

Immediately west of Tower Bridge, 
on the north side of the Thames, is the 
cradle of British history, the Tower of 
London. It consists of a broad moat, 
(now drained and used as a parade 
ground by the garrison), a stout outer 
wall with towers and battlements, a 
courtyard, another turreted wall, and 
an inner courtyard containing barracks, 
hospital, chapel, and the White Tower, 
or keep, the oldest part of the castle. 

In the outer wall, facing the river, is 
the Traitors' Gate. Any popular prisoner, 
if brought through the city streets, 
might be rescued by the mob, so they 
brought him down the river and under 
the Traitors' Gate. The inner wall con- 
tains thirteen towers, among which are 
the Bloody Tower and the Wakefield 
Tower. The Bloody Tower was the 
scene of;i:he murder of the two princes, 
and als9' of the long imprisonment of 
Sir ^ Walter Raleigh. The Wakefield 
Tower is the most valuable tower in the 

world as it contains the Crown Jewels. 

The White Tower has four storeys. 
The lowest, the Crypt, was formerly 
used as a dungeon and place of torture. 
It now stores cannons from old ships, 
castles, and battlefields. The second 
floor contains many trophies of war, 
among which is the cloak in which 
General Wolfe died. The third floor 
houses numerous swords of all varieties 
and ages. The top floor contains armour 
of all periods. It is the most complete 
armoury in the world. The beams that 
support the roof are of timbers from the 
invincible Spanish Armada. Also on 
the top floor is one of the finest Norman 
chapels in existence, the St. John's 
Chapel. It has never been changed 
since it was built and is still in use. 

The other chapel of the Tower is 
St. Peter ad Vincula. It was here that 
the famous victims of the Tower said 
their last prayers and went forth to die. 
Shortly after the fall of the axe their 
bodies were buried in the chapel. Here 
rest four Earls of Essex, (the Tower was 
fatal to the heads of that earldom), and 
the odd queen of Henry VIII. 

A short walk west along the river and 
up King William street brings us to a 
low, dirty building of classic style. No 
stranger would ever guess it, but it is 
one of the richest buildings in the world, 
the Bank of England. It is entirely 
windowless on the street sides as an 
added security, and the windows face 
the inner courtyard. 

Continuing westward we come to 
St. Paul's Cathedral. The original 
church, still known as Old St. Paul's, 
was a Gothic structure with a spire five 
hundred and twenty feet high. Con- 
sider that it was built in the thirteenth 
century and think about it. The Bank 
of Commerce in Toronto is only four 
hundred and fifty-five feet high. Old 
St. Paul's was destroyed in the great 
fire of 1666. Sir Christopher Wren 
started the present building in 1675 and 
finished it in 1710. It is a tremendous 
Romanesque church. The ball above 
the dome can hold ten people. The 
dome itself has a very interesting feature 
in its "Whispering Gallery". A person 
can whisper against the wall, and a 


person on the other side of the dome, 
over a hundred feet away, can, by put- 
ting his ear against the wall, hear easily 
and exactly what the first person is 
saying. But if two, at opposite sides, 
try to whisper at the same time, their 
voices collide and only a rumble can be 
heard. In the crypt are buried Nelson, 
Wellington, and many other soldiers, 
artists and writers. 

Going west along Fleet street to 
Essex street we come to three very 
ominous localities. The first is on our 
right — the Law Courts. The second is 
down Essex street, along the river. It is 
the Victoria Embankment, commonly 
called "Suicide Row". The third, being 
more romantic we'll note more thorough- 
ly. Winding through some little narrow 
streets to the north we come to a very 
familiar sight, the Old Curiosity Shop. 
Another turn and we emerge on a beaut- 
iful common with bushes, flowers, and 
steel railings around it. It is the third 
localit3^ that is to say, it used to be. 
It is Lincoln's Fields and in the reign 
of Oueen Anne it was a favourite duelling 
ground — indeed a beautiful place to die 
at mist^' dawn with the scent of lovely 
flowers to waft the soul into infinity. 

Returning to Fleet street, which be- 
comes the Strand, we continue to Char- 
ing Cross. In this place stands the in- 
ternational cognizance of London, Nel- 
son's Monument, for Charing Cross is 
better known as Trafalgar Square. As 
Charing Cross it has an ancient history. 
When Edward I was taking Queen 
Eleanor's remains to Westminster Abbey 
he built a cross at every place where the 
bier rested. Charing Cross was the 
last stopping-place before the procession 
reached the Abbey. 

As Trafalgar Square it was named in 
memory of Nelson's last battle. Nelson's 
Monviment is nearly one hundred and 
seventy feet high. The statue of Nelson, 
standing before a coil of rope, his left 
hand on his sword-pommel, his figure 
proud yet jaunty, is seventeen feet high. 
The mighty bronze lions at the base of 
the granite column were designed by 
Sir Edwin Landseer. Every year on 
October 21 the monument is decorated 
in memory of Trafalgar. 

To the north of the monument is the 
National Gallery. To the north-east 
is St. jMartin's-in-the-Fields. It is said 
that this church was originally founded 

by Henry VIII because he objected to 
funerals passing his Whitehall windows 
on the way to St. Margaret's. He saw 
to it that St. Martin's-in-the-Fields 
(the fields are now absent, by the way) 
had a goodly churchyard. On the east 
side of the square are the South African 
Government Houses. On the west side 
are the Canadian Government Houses. 

Passing through the Admiralty Arch 
on the south-west corner we come to 
The Mall. The Mall is a straight broad 
boulevard about three fourths of a mile 
long, marked at one end by the Admir- 
alty Arch and at the other by Bucking- 
ham Palace. On the north side are the 
London Museum, St. James Palace, the 
residence of the Prince of Wales, Marl- 
borough House, and other buildings. 
On the south side is St. James' Park. 
Thousands of autos and carriages tra- 
verse this stretch daily. His Majesty's 
Life Guards ride down here each morn- 
ing at ten-thirty to Whitehall. 

The latter are one of London's most 
splendid sights, with their glittering 
steel helmets and breastplates, their tall 
black boots, tight buckskin trousers and 
blue tunics. On holidays they wear 
scarlet tunics and white helmet plumes. 
Their horses are of the best — high 
spirited and fiery. 

When we reach the end of the Mall 
and stand before Buckingham Palace we 
find that we are in a semi-circle of 
pavement, the flat side of which edges 
along the front of the Palace. It is 
something of a forum. In the middle is a 
beautiful monument to Queen Victoria. 
Above every road leading out of the 
semicircle is an arch representing a 
country of the Empire. The Palace 
courtyard is separated from the street 
by mighty iron bars. At each gateway 
stands a tall sentry of the Buckingham 
Guards. Each is dressed in tall "busby", 
scarlet tunic, navy blue trousers and 
heavy boots. Each carries a rifle with 
fixed bayonet. At short intervals they 
break their statuescjue stillness to march 
with clock-like precision up and down 
before the Palace. Within the court- 
yard the Guards are changed every 
morning at ten, to the strains of the 
famous Coldstream Guards Band. What 
we see of the Palace ivom the Mall is its 
back. The front faces the very private 
gardens on the other side. The present 
building was erected in 1703 by the 



Duke of Buckingham and was later 
bought by George III. 

Let us return again to Charing Cross. 
We will turn to the broad avenue to our 
right, for it is Whitehall, the ancient 
lists of London. On the right as we go 
down the street we come to the Horse 
Guards. There is a mounted man under 
each arch of the entrance, and another 
six and a half feet of masculinity stands 
with shouldered sword in the driveway. 
As we continue we pass the Cenotaph 
and noticing that every gentleman who 
passes it removes his hat, we do the 

When we reach the bottom of White- 
hall we have a glorious view. To our 
left IS St. Stephen's, better known as 
Westminster, still better known as the 
Houses of Parliament. Straight ahead 
of us is Westminster Abbey. Since 
Saturday morning is the only time that 
entrance to St. Stephen's is permitted to 
tourists, we shall pretend that it is 
Saturday morning and we shall go through 
Parliament first. 

As we advance towards the Old 
Palace Yard we pass an equestrian 
statue of Richard the Lion-Hearted. 
He is in full armour, and the bronze is 
green with the fogs and rains of London. 
We entef the buildings just north of the 
Victoria Tower, which is the Royal 

Mounting some low wide steps, we 
enter a large room called the Royal 
Gallery, the long walls of which are 
covered by two huge murals. Passing 
through the north door, we enter a small 
room called the Princes Chamber. The 
walls here are covered with age-darkened 
portraits which seem ghostly in the 

We pass through the north door and 
find ourselves in the House of Lords, a 
very sumptuous chamber. At the south 
end stand the thrones of the King, the 
Queen and the Prince of Wales. Those 
of the King and Queen are on a dais, 
while that of the Prince is on the floor 
level at the right of the King's throne. 
The roof is of finely carved oak. The 
walls are pierced by large gothic windows. 
The House seats five hundred and fifty 
lords and their seats are upholstered in 
red leather. The Lord Chancellor sits 
before the Throne on a strange four- 
sided seat called the "Woolsack." 

The next room north is the Peers' 
Lobby, where visitors find interest in the 
cloak-pegs, with the names of the Peers 
above them. We next pass through a 
corridor lined with historical paintings 
and enter the Central Hall, which con- 
tains statues of statesmen. 

Another corridor brings us to the 
House of Commons. This House though 
magnificent is very plain in comparison 
with the House of Lords. It seats four 
hundred and fifty members and has a 
large gallery. 

Retracing our steps to the Central 
Hall we turn west into St. Stephen's 
Hall. It is rather old. The Commons 
met here for centuries. On the walls are 
large paintings, illustrating British His- 
tory from the time of Alfred the Great, 
to the Articles of Union, 1707. Above 
the paintings are tall gothic windows and 
between the paintings are statues of 

Passing through the west entrance we 
enter St. Stephen's Porch. The left 
wall contains a massive stained-glass 
window, under which is a memorial 
containing the names of the lords, 
knights and commoners of the parlia- 
ment who were killed in the World War. 

Crossing under the arch opposite the 
window we walk down two low wide 
flights of stairs into Westminster Hall. 
It is a tremendous structure, begun in 
1097 by William Rufus. The floor and 
walls are of stone; the roof is a master- 
piece of carpentry in oak. Windows are 
almost entirely lacking. It is a very 
historical place. Charles I was tried 
and condemned here. Cromwell's head 
was impaled for about twenty-five years 
on an iron spike on the south gable. 
The latest great chapter of its history 
was written last fall, when the victims 
of the R-101 rested here in state. 

We shall now pass through the north 
door and stroll across to Westminster 
Abbey. We enter the Abbey through 
the North Transept. The lotty grandeur 
of the place is astounding. The roof 
seems to be lost in a bluish mist. 

Once sitting down on a chair in the 
Nave to wonder at such majesty, I 
chanced to look at the floor and there 
under my feet was the name, David 
Livingstone. Indeed, it seems very 
strange to walk over the mortal remains 
of such renowned people. Tombs and 



statues are everywhere in the Abbey. 
After wandering around the nave we 
come to the South Transept, better 
known as the Poets' Corner. 

We now find it necessary to enHst a 
guide to take us around the Royal 
Tombs. Guides are pests who allow one 
no time to look at things. However, in 
this case we must make the best of it, 
for no one is allowed to enter the Royal 
area without a guide. We trail this 
disciple of Charlie Paddock through the 
South Ambulatory, past little chapels, 
up some wide stairs and into Henry 
Vn's Chapel. Here rest kings and 
queens of ancient might, but the most 
novel tomb is that of a baby daughter of 
Charles H. She was found dead in her 
cradle one day, and a sculptor was en- 
listed to carve her effigy and cradle in 
stone. The body is in the cradle under 
its effigy. Henry VTI, founder of the 
chapel, is interred in an elaborate tomb 
in the middle of the chapel. The chapel 
is also the chapter house of the Knights 
of the Bath. Above their oak stalls are 
their swords, helmets, crests, and ban- 
ners. The roof is especially famous for 
its stone carving. 

We will now pass out of this chapel 
and enter Edward the Confessor's 
Chapel, which is immediately behind the 
Altar. Around the sides of the chapel 
are Royal Tombs. One claims attention 
because the silver head of the effigy 
was stolen during the Commonwealth. 

Another claims notice by its size. 
Its occupant is Edward I, known as 
"Longshanks", who was six feet two 
inches tall. The tomb of Edward the 
Confessor is in the middle of the chapel 
and was also badly mutilated during the 
Commonwealth. At the west of the 
chapel is the Coronation Chair and the 
long two-handed sword of Edward III, 
a sword seven feet long. 

On leaving the guide we walk toward 
the Western Door, within a few feet of 
which we stop to examine a flower- 
bedecked slab of black marble. The 
inscription tells simply and effectively 
of the person below. It starts thus: — 

"Beneath this stone rests the body 
of a British Warrior 
Unknown T)y name or rank." 

There a few more lines and the in- 
scription ends as follows — 

"They buried him among the Kings 

because he had done good toward God, 
and toward His house." 

To those who have had patience to 
follow me thus far, my article may be 
becoming dry and dull. Therefore, to 
relieve the monotony, I shall now tell 
you some of the things about London 
which are seldom heard of. To become 
critical, London, with all its magnificence 
and pomp, has several very annoying 

To begin with, the omnibuses rarely, 
if ever, stop for people and it is rather a 
reckless practice to mount one on the 
run because of the dense traffic. 

The theatres of London are very ex- 
pensive, ridiculously so. There are 
very few middle-class theatres. They 
are mostly either low, with noise and 
arguments, or very high class, with ex- 
tremely formal evening dress. About 
the finest middle-class theatre in London 
is north of Trafalgar Square and is 
called the "Empire". 

The general run of restaurants in 
London are a curse. When one enters a 
restaurant and wants some water with 
his meal he must ask for it as though it 
were tea or coffee; it is never placed on 
the table. There is a three-penny charge 
for each serviette. Worst of all, the use 
of cream in tea is almost unheard of. 
Many a time have I mixed up a stiff 
whipping cream with milk to use the 
lumpy mess as table-cream. After a 
fortnight's practice I could have claimed 
the admiration of the finest plaster- 
mixer in London. There is one good 
thing about the poor service — it gives 
you time to read your guide-books. In 
about a week I found a good high- 
class restaurant on Holborn Street, where 
the service and prices were fairly rea- 

However, when the unsuspecting 
tourist stalks the streets of London for 
a place to eat, let him beware. I learned 
my lesson early. In fact, my first meal 
in London taught me that the poorest 
external appearance may hide the 
most expensive and renowned place. 
My place of execution was a humble 
looking restaurant on Oxford Street 
called the "Trochedero". Inside, the 
room was gorgeously decorated in 
George III style. There were auto- 
graphed photographs of knights, lords, 
earls, and dukes and all branches of the 



nobility, upon the walls. Waiters in 
dress suits and curling moustaches glided 
about. The meal was fairly good, but 
I left the place between the bowing 
waiters and steward about twelve shill. 
ings poorer than I was before the meal. 
It was rather an expensive lesson, but 
it was well learned. 

The last and most disgusting things in 
London are the tourists of the sheep 
type. These pitiable creatures go about 
in large flocks, presided over by a swif*- 
moving guide. They advance through 
the galleries, castles and churches- 
bleating and bah-ing, and scratching 

upon scraps of paper. Whenever they 
stop, the guide belabours them with a 
series of vocal noises resembling "blah." 
In the churches they seem to be a 
sacrilege. Instead of perusing quietly a 
book and strolling about in one's or 
two's they form little armies and depend 
upon the sing-song monotonous voice 
of the guide. These parties "do' 
London in a day or two, and Europe in 
a month. They then return to America 
with their valises covered with bills, and 
account themselves highly educated 
travellers. How can this be so, when 
London alone takes years to see and 
understand ? — Lelghton . 

Sitting — Pauline Tancock, lolene Macklin. 
Standing — Jack Manzer, Reg. Cozens. 





^i^t Classira 

Bj/ Nina L. Edwards, IV. 



As the editor ot Rarebits' first classics page, I 
have a difficult task ahead of me — that of con- 
vincing the majority of the students in this school 
that Latin has some practical value besides being 
necessary for passing their matriculation. It is 
an unfortunate fact that the spirit pervading 
most Canadian schools at the present time seems 
to be definitely anti-Latin. It is easy to under- 
stand this attitude for it is one which to-day is 
adopted by many older people and educational- 
ists. The twentieth century has seen a new 
division in education — the classics vs. science 
and every year science seems to gain ground at 
the expense of the classics. 

One extenuating fact must be mentioned. It 
is noticeable that those who question the use of 
Latin are those who have not taken it to any 
great extent in either high school or university. 
Most university graduates acknowledge its 

Now, what, exactly is the value of Latin? 
It is not, of course, a "practical" subject for the 
man in the street, but its main values are cul- 
tural. It IS a well-known fact that fifty-six 
per cent, of the English language has been de- 
rived either directly or indirectly from Latin. 
In view of this fact we see that a person who 
knows Latin thoroughly has the key to the Eng- 
lish language. Another value of Latin is the 
contribution which it makes to the training and 
development of the mind. This value must not 
be discounted for it may be of great importance 
in the building up of character. 

Here we might put in a word for Greek. As 
is the case with Latin, part of the English lang- 
uage has been derived from it and it also develops 
and trains the mind. 

Greek is very popular in England where a 
man is not considered a real classicist unless he 
knows Greek. In the education of an English 
boy, Greek and Latin have the most prominent 
place and they start when he is at a very early 
age. He follows up the classics through his primary 
and secondary schools, and finishes his classical 
education at university. Compared with this 
education the little we learn of Latin and Greek 
in high school and university would be held in 
contempt. Hence, although we get Canadians to 
fill the science chairs in our famous universities, 
we have to go to England for our classicists. 

Those thoughts which I have advanced so far 
as proof of my argument have been the result of 
my own experience which, of necessity, has been 
rather limited. However, for confirmation of 
these statements we might refer to the cultured 
leaders of English literature at the beginning of 
the last century. 

That illustrious trio, Byron, Keats and Shelley 
are examples of the influence of the classics. 

Byron, who progressed through school in a 
laxadaisical, lazy manner, excelled, to the 

amazement of his professors, in classics at Cam- 
bridge, and acknowledged the great debt he 
owed to his classical training. 

Keats, on the other hand, was not a classicist, 
but the effect of reading merely a translation of 
Homer was to cause him to write one of the 
most beautiful sonnets ever composed. When 
a translation affected him to such a great degree, 
we may imagine what it would have meant to 
him to be able to read Homer in the original and 
thus to be able to appreciate the real beauty and 
grandeur of classic Greek verse. 

Shelley, the third in the trio, was first and 
foremost a lover of beauty. This love of beauty 
caused him to fall under the spell of the classics 
and he loved the beauty of the Greek verse. 

Another poet who was influenced by the 
classics was Matthew Arnold, the famous son of 
the well-known classicist. Dr. Arnold of Rugby. 
Arnold's poetry was so affected by his training 
that in parts it is an exact replica of the severe 
Greek style. 

While Macaulay, the poet and historian, was 
greater as the latter than as the former, he is 
chiefly known as a poet for that series ot poems, 
the Lays of Ancient Rome, the material for 
which he secured from the reading of the classics. 

Two men of entirely different type from those 
whom I have already mentioned here, but who 
also are under the spell of the classics, are 
General Allenby, who took part in the Great 
War, and that mysterious figure, Lawrence of 
Arabia. Where Allenby goes, there also go the 
copies of the classics he loves while Lawrence 
is so familiar with the classics that a line of 
Homer translation would to him be a novelty. 

* * * 

Bill Hopkins went into a bookstore. 

When the clerk approached him Bill said, 
"I'd like the Life of Julius Caesar." 

You can imagine his amazement when the 
clerk answered, "Sorry sir, but Brutus got ahead 

of you." 

* * * 

Miss Cannom in Ancient History class: 
"Lockhart, what was Julius Caesar noted for? 
Osier: "He wrote a Latin reader for be- 

* * * 

Fourth Formers are still wondering what (or 
whom) Marjorie W'ilkerson was thinking of when, 
after Miss Marlatt asked her the gender of a 
certain noun, Marjorie answered :"Ablative of 

the gerund." 

* * * 

Ut jucundas 

Cervus undas 

Aestuans desiderat. 

Sic ad rivum 

Dei vivum 

Mens fidelis propera-t. 




Editor— Beryl McMillan IV. 

^r^^ttngs . . . 

The second publication of Rarebits 
brings with it a larger exchange than 
last year. We wish to welcome both the 
old and the new and send greetings to: 

THE LANTERN— Sir Adam Beck, 
Collegiate Institute — We enjoyed 
your magazine very much and 
especially praise your illustrations and 
cover design. Much credit is due to your 
editor and his staff. 

HELLO— Brantford Collegiate In- 
stitute. Your sports section is 
especially good but may we sug- 
gest some illustrations to improve your 

* * * 

College in the University of 
Toronto — Your articles are very 
good but we think that your book would 
be greatly improved if you would give 
your art staff an opportvmity to show 

their ability. 

* * * 

HERMES — Humberside Collegiate 
Institute, Toronto — We enjoyed 
your exchange very much. Your 
literary section is particularly strong and 
you have some good cartoons. We feel, 
however, that your jokes are lacking. 

Be. S. — Bishop's College School. 
Xmas number — Your pictures are 
very interesting and you have a 
striking colour design but we suggest a 
few more jokes. Midsummer Number 
— Your sports section is very good. 
You have some very clever verses in- 
corporated in your book. 

THE HOWLER— North Toronto 
Collegiate Institute. — This is one 
of the most interesting books on 
our exchange. We especially praise 
your short stories and your form news. 
Your cover design is particularly at- 
tractive this year. 

THE VOLT— Ingersoll Collegiate 
Institute — We enjoyed your ex- 
change very much. You have a 
unique cover design and a well -developed 
literary section. 

Daughter — ^"They asked me to play 
this evening at M — and I did." 

Mother — "Were they not entranced?" 

Daughter — "Hum! When I played 
' A Life on the Ocean Wave' with varia- 
tions half of them left the room." 

Mother (ecstatically) — "That is won- 
derful. They must have felt sea-sick." 



of the B. H. S. Cadet Corps. 

Bi/ Capt. Andy Hyslop, V. 

The second annual inspection of the 
Burlington High School Cadet Corps 
took place early in June 1930 under the 
direction of the Commanding Officer, 
Captain Andy Hyslop. The musketry 
drill and military manoeuvres were 
carried out in splendid style by the 
cadets, and their platoon commanders. 
Lieutenants George Walker, Vic Har- 
shaw, Warren McNiven and Douglas 

The cadets gave a physical training 
demonstration under the direction of 
Sergt. Major Huggett of the Cadet 
Services of Canada. This is the second 
year that the sergeant major has been 

with the corps, and he has won the 
respect and admiration of all ranks. 

Col . McCrimmon, the inspecting officer, 
in his comments congratulated the in- 
structors, officers and cadets on their 
fine work. The one disadvantage 
pointed out was the lack of uniforms. 
He spoke highly of the Signallers under 
Lieut. Art Jones and the First Aid Corps 
under Lieut. W. D. Clifton. 

Through the efforts of the Schooj 
Board the corps now has uniforms. 
They were much in evidence on Armis- 
tice Day and will undoubtedly exert 
a great influence on the morale of the 

"It is very hard to drive a bargain," The absent-minded air man who for- 

said the fellow who had bought an old got his parachute — isn't absent minded 
Ford for $10." any more. 




lUt Cnttt JTtanrata 


(Reg. a. Cozens V.) 

(Note de I'editeur). — II est difficile 
d'ecnre quelque chose d'interessant, et 
en mcme temps d'assez simple pour que la 
plupart des lecteurs puissent le comprendre. 
Ainsi nous nous sommes servons d'un 
vocabulaire tout elementaire partout oil 
c'est possible. 

Le Professeur: — Expliquez le mot ',Vide' 

Dorothee — Je ne peux pas I'expliquez, mals 
;e I'ai dans la tete. 


II _y a trente et un ans un Frant^ais, 
Jules Vernes, ecrit un livre titre "Vingt 
Mille Lieues Sous Les Mers." 

Dans ce livre que quelques eleves de ',L'ecole 
superieure" lisent cet an, il expliqua ses 
idees des possibdites scientifiques qui, en 
ces jours-la semblerent tout impossibles 
et quelques-unes de qui meme aujourd'hui 
ont besoin d'une tres bonne imagination. 

II raconta d'un tour du monde dans un 
bateau electrique nomme ',Le Nautilus", 
qui pouvait naviguer sous les mers. 

Un tel fait etait considere impossible 
mais le reve de Vernes materialisa dans le 
sous-marin de nos jours. 

Un part encore plus insense de son reve 
etait une excursion au pole sud en navi- 
guant sous la glace. Pendant le retour le 
Nautilus etait attrape entre deux enfoncees 
montagnes de glace et il fallait que des 
hommes de I'equipage portant des scaph- 
andres le deterrassent. 

Cet an-ci, 1931, un Americain, Sir 
Hubert Wilkins, va tacher d'atteindre de 
pole nord par les memes methodes que 
Jules Vernes imaginait. 

Son sous-marin fut equipe specialement 
pour le voyage et il fut baptise a propos, 
le "Nautilus." 

La ceremonie fut executee par la femm^ 
de Sir Hubert, aidee par Jean Jule^ 
Vernes, petit-fils de I'auteur de qui nou^ 

Symbolique de la destination du "Nau- 
tilus II." on se servit d'un seau de glace 
cassee pour le bapteme. 

II est tres interessant de noter la 
realisation graduelle des reves de Jules 
Vernes et nous sommes positifs que tout 
le monde veut a Sir Hubert — Bon Vovase. 

Vous ne pechez pas done cette annee? 
Ma toi, non, les poissons sont si chers. 

Le Touriste: — Avez-vous demeure ici 
pendant toute votre vie? 

Le Natif : — Pas encore. Monsieur, pas 

M. Bates — Pourquoi etes-vous en retard? 

Allen — Je me precipitais ici mais j'ai 
observe une affiche qui dit" Ecole en 
avant, AUez lentement! 

Sa lemme — Tu ne vaux pas deux sous. 
Monsieur — Et quand j e pense que tu 
n'es encore que ma moitie. 

J'ai appris que tu etais I'auteur d'un^ 
fameuse invention. — Oui, un nid a revolu" 
tion. Lorsque la poule pond un oeuf. 
le nid se tourne et laisse tomber I'oeuf; 
la poule regarde, et ne voyant plus son 
oeuf, elle croit qu'elle est dans I'erreur 
et elle pond de nouveau. 

Oh! ne quittez jamais, c'est moi qu' 

vous le dis 
Le devant de la porte ou I'on jouait 

L'eglise o\x, tout enfant, et d'une voix 

Vous chantiez a la messe aupres de 

votre mere; 
Et la petite ecole, ou, triiinant chaque 

Vous alliez le matin, oh! ne la quittez 

Car une tois perdus parmi les capitales, 
Ces immenses Paris, aux tourments fatals 
Repos, fraiche gaiete, tout s'y vient 

Et vous les maudissez sans pouvoir en 

Croyez qu'il sera doux de voir toujours 

Vos Ills etudier sous votre bon vieu.x 

Dans l'eglise avec vous chanter au 

meme banc 
Et jouer a la porte ou Ton jouait enfant. 

— Brizeux. 




7?j/ Eunice Burnet V. 

As usual year after year when school 
opens in September we find that many 
of our old students have graduated and 
entered a new world of marvellous pos- 
sibilities. We extend to them our best 
wishes for continued success in the years 
to come. 

Hamilton Normal School has claimed 
quite a number of our students intending 
to follow the teaching profession. Those 
attending are Wilfred Bridle, Kathleen 
Brooker, Dorothy Metcalfe, Verna Hof- 
mann, Ernest Walker and George Walker. 

Warren McNiven and Bruce Teasdale 
are up at O.A.C., Guelph, delving into 
Agricultural problems. 

Vic Harshaw is a "freshman" at 
McMaster, Hamilton. Alf Homer, one 
of our scholarship winners, and Phil 
Gage, the school syncopator are working 
in a local drugstore in preparation for the 
pharmacy cause at Varsity. 

Several of the girls are taking up 
courses in Toronto. Jean Taylor 
is at the Margaret Eaton School, study- 
ing gymnastics; Annie Wood is taking a 
physio-therapy course, and Isabel Tilton 
is attending Varsity. 

* * * 

A Likely Place. 

A poet asked to write a few verses for a 
special occasion found himself at a loss. 
He looked up at his friend. 

"I have got here, ' I saw myself in a 
dreary waste/ but I want two more 
words to finish the line " 

"Paper basketl" suggested his friend. 

Joe Watson, our sax player and Elly 
Walker are at Queens. Doug. Munger 
compelled to remain home this year 
through sickness, expects to join the 
boys in Kingston in the future. 

Arthur Jones is attending Varsity 
this year. 

Ralph Christianson is now attending 
University of Western Ontario, London. 
Dorothy Hammond is a nurse in training 
at St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton and 
Mabel Tufford is spending a year at 
home for practical experience and hopes 
to go in training soon. 

The various business colleges in Ham- 
ilton have enrolled the following stu- 
dents: Helen Coates, Marion Day, 
Marjorie Bell, Muriel Anderson and 
Mary Bridgman. 

Those of our last year's students at 
home are: Frank Brown, Bill Smith, 
Russel Dryden, Jack Green and Bill 

We take this opportunity of extending 
to our last year's students, through the 
medium of Rarebits, every wish for 
success and happiness in the future. 
* * * 


Employer (to new office boy) — " If 
any one calls, James, be sure and remem- 
ber that I am not in". (Half an hour 
later.) "Didn't you hear me ring, you 

James — "Yes, sit, but I thought you 
wasn't in." 





•' fe ATiTr-Trrr- % '' 

^p0rf0ma]t0t;!)x for ^trls 

^j/ Miss Margaret Martyn 

To the slogan "A game for every girl", and graceful bearing. We would do 

I should like to add, "and every girl in a well to remember and imitate, 
game." But you protest, "Every girl 

is not interested in athletics." Not only do athletic games and con- 
tests, if carefully promoted, result in 

True. Every girl is, however, in- physical beauty, but their value in 

terested in beauty or some phase of character building is a recognized fact, 

beauty and the connection between Though our athletes do not, on oath, 

athletics and beauty, both physical and declare that they are without religious 

intellectual, has been established since or civil stain and that they will use no 

the time of the Greeks. History records fraud or guile, as did the Greeks, we 

"Probably no institution exercised great, have the same ideas in our unwritten 

er influence in moulding national char- law — Sportsmanship — and public opin- 

acter and producing that unique type of ion, very quickly, ostracizes any athlete 

physical and intellectual beauty, which who does not show the qualities em- 

we see reflected in Greek art and liter- bodied in this term, 
ature, than the public contests of 

Greece." Phidias, a master sculptor If, therefore, games and athletic con- 

who exemplifies the aim of Greek art to tests have in the past and are, in the 

depict only the noble and beautiful, present, serving to develop that which is 

derived inspiration from these same con- beautiful in both mind and body, should 

tests and some of Pindar's finest poetry not the slogan "A game for every girl 

was written to honour an athlete. But and every girl in a game," be universally 

in this day of specialization, we would do adopted? For in the words of the poet: 

well to remember that the Greeks prac- "A thing of beauty is a ;oy forever, 

tised those exercises which developed Its loveliness increases; it will never 

all-round excellence, general body agility Pass into nothingness." 



Standing — Dorothj' Sanderson, President; Elizabeth Coleman, Vice-President; Mildred Taylor, Secretary 
Seated — Miss Edna Shaw., Treasurer; Miss Margaret Martyn, Honorary President 

Wnv ©tun iJHirlti iBaij 

Bi/ Margaret Smith 
As is always the case, this year's field 
day seemed the best ever held. We also 
feel that the girls made a splendid show- 
ing, setting new records that we hope to 
excel next year. 

Due to the large number of entries and 
events, the preliminaries and many of the 
finals were held Tuesday, and Thursday 
afternoon. On Saturday the remaining 
finals were run off and presented a varied 
and very interesting programme to the 
spectators. The excitement ran high, 
especially in the relay and obstacle races. 

The competition was very keen in all 
classes, and the final winners were: 

Senior — Alice Eaton 
Intermediate — Helen Smith. 
Junior — Elsie Hodsdon. 
Juvenile — Patty Middleton. 

County iFtrlJi Ban 

By Margaret Smith 
On Wednesday, October 1st, the B.H. 
S. students went to Oakville to compete 
against the Georgetown, Milton and Wat- 
erdown students at the annual field day. 
The girls who competed were the 
winners in our own field day. The B.H. 
S. students did very well in the heats but 
not quite so well in the finals. When 
all was over and the points added it was 
discovered that the Burlington and 
Milton girls were equal with 55 points 
each. Helen Smith showed great ath- 
letic ability inasmuch as she won two 
firsts, one second and two third prizes 
and ran fourth in the relav team. In 
the open high jump the Smith sisters 
proved themselves the two best jumpers 
and finally were the only two left com- 
peting. At any rate, every one who ent- 
ered in any event certainly tried her 
hardest. The school spirit was a very 
noticeable feature that day especially 
among the members of the lower forms. 



Back Row — Helen Lapington, Jean Hyslop, Alice Barrett, Phyllis Stainer, Miss Martyn (Coach) Margaret Green 
Nina Edwards, Annie Borisuk, Clare Tory. Foreground — Betty Galashan, Kathleen Sheppard, Jeanne Coutts. 

Although the junior teams have made 
a finer showing in other years than the 
Seniors, this year they fell down in the 
local grouping and after beating Dundas 
twice and Normal once, they lost to 
Normal in the last game. As Normal 
had also only one loss to her credit two 
more games were necessary to determine 
the winner and Normal won out on the 
round. The local Juniors, however, had 
one more chance to win fame when they 
were given the right to meet Grimsby 
in the semi-finals of the Niagara Dis- 
trict. Although winners by a thirteen 
point lead on their own floor, Grimsby 
turned the tables at Grimsby and the 
local girls lost out. 

When Normal played off with Central, 
winners of Hamilton district, they were 
victorious and Burlington and Central 
then had to play off for the consolation 
cup. As this cup had previously been 
donated by Mr. Bates it was hoped that 
our girls would win it but from the 
game played on our own floor, chances 
looked rather slim. 

The final game fulfilled the premoni- 
tory hint of defeat for Burlington and the 
cup will reside with Hamilton Normal. 

dunxot ^ezttn 

J. Kathleen Sheppard — "Kay" — de" 
fence. Captain of the Juniors, whose legs 
are so long and feet so big that she has 
worn out all the running shoes in the 
school which are over size six. 

Margaret Green — "Maggie" — defence 
Best natured player in the school. 

Phylis Stainer — "Phyl" — defence. 
Who could get away in practice with 
more overguarding than was good for 

Alice Barrett or "Barette" — forward. 
A new player and a good one. 

Jean Hyslop — "Hessy" — forward. 
Can play anywhere on the team. 

Betty Galashan — "Bett" — Jump cen- 
ter foward. A good player and fine 
sport. Although six foot two she is 
maybe a little too polite at times. 

Nina Edwards — "Glasses" — forward. 
Stick to it, Nina. 

Jean Coutts — "feet" — defence. Keep 
up the good work, Jean. 

Claire Tory-"Blondy"— forward. Best 
shot in practice but never gets a chance. 

Annie Borisuk — "Forward" — Played 
in first games. 

Helen Lepington — Forward. Played 
in the last game of the season. 



Edltoi — Mary Sheppard 

Probably the greatest interest ever 
taken in any team that Burhngton 
High School has produced, has been 
shown this year in the Senior girl's basket 
ball team. The reason is, of course, 
because they were a winning team and 
the first to gain as much honour for 
themselves as this team did. 

They started off with a clean sweep of 
the local group and had little trouble in 
beating the teams from the Hamilton 
Normal, Dundas and Waterdown 
schools. In home and home games with 
Grimsby they won the semi-hnal in the 

Niagara district and until they encount- 
ered Ridgeway had little opposition. 
On their own floor the B.H.S. girls were 
victorious. At Ridgeway, however, 
Helen Smith was taken off in the first 
quarter with four personal fouls and 
things looked rather blue for the local 
girls, but after a hard fought battle they 
managed to tie-up the score and thus 
won on the round. The3'^ were now 
winners of the Niagara District. 

Later they met the winners of the 
other districts in the C.O.S.S.A and 
after beating Barrie C. I. on Friday, 

JuNJOR — • (Back row) — Patricia Middleton, Helen Lapington, Elsie Hodsdon, Nevada Milligan. 
IntermedJate — (Centre Row) — Grace Virtue, Jean Hyslop, Margaret Smith, Helen Smith. 
Senior — (Front Row)Dorothy Tuck, Annie Smith, Alice Eaton, Mary Sheppard. 



they beat Napanee on the following 
Saturday. Both these games were 
played in Toronto on neutral floors. 

These games made the local girls 
champions of the Central Ontario second 
ary schools and gave them the right to 
meet the champions of the Eastern, 
Northern and Western districts, also 
Hamilton and Toronto districts. The 
Northern, Eastern, and Toronto districts 
however, withdrew from the finals and 
as Burlington defeated Brantford, the 
winners of the Hamilton district to 
determine the holder of the Lockett 
shield, there was only Kennedy Col- 
legiate, Windsor, winners of the Wes- 
tern district left to beat. 

As Windsor again had exactly the 
same team which won the Ontario 
championship last year, chances of 
Burlington being victorious looked rather 
slim, and thus, in the entire league, they 
met their first defeat at Windsor on 
Wednesday, April the first. The fol- 
lowing Tuesday, Windsor came to town 
and although victorious the Burlington 
team was unable to overcome the lead 
previously gained by the Kennedy girls. 
And so with only one loss to their credit 
and runners-up for the Ontario cham- 
pionship the Senior girls basketball team 
ended one of the greatest seasons in the 
history of the school. 

A great deal of the honour gained by 
both teams this year is due to Miss 
Martyn, the coach who worked faith- 
fully to practise the teams to cham- 
pionship style, to Mr. Bates, the prin- 
cipal, who arranged the games and made 
it possible for us to meet Windsor, to 
the people who so kindly drove their 
cars to the out-of-town games, to the 
students who went to the games to cheer 
and to the support of the community in 
general who, by coming to the home 
games, greatly increased the treasury. 

Senior Team 

Sally Loree — "Sadie" or Sarah." — 
Jump centre forward and captain. The 
biggest on the team but the one who 
suffers most. 

Evidence — Her rosy, dimpled knees. 

Florian E. Loree — "Fay" — forward. 
Who along with her sister, Sally would 
put the locusts out of business with their 
password "sis". 

Helen C. Smith Prince" — forward 

Star forward of this year's team who 

never got one personal foul but always 
three or four. 

Dorothy Sanderson — "Sandy" — de- 
fence. Who also seems to have escaped 
with many offences — in games. But as 
the old saying goes, "What the referees 
don't know won't hurt them." 

Evelyn H. Stewart — "Stew" — de- 
fence. The only player who has lost 
twenty-five pounds since September and 
who wonders why her clothes don't fit. 
The morning after the Windsor game, 
Evelyn conducted a lesson in outdoor 

Helen MacDonald — "Mac" — defence. 
Lots of freckles and plenty to do. 

Ul}^ ©rt|j to WHnhsot 

By Margaret Green 

Everybody was looking forward to 
Tuesday, April L Why? Because the 
Senior Girls' Basketball team was going 
to Windsor. The blue and gold aggre- 
gation, ribbons flying, finally found 
themselves in the Windsor train. When 
we came to London we got off to breathe 
for awhile. Here we encountered our 
first reminder that this was April 1st. 
Mrs. Teasdale kindly presented Miss 
Martyn with two boxes of candy, 
one for the team and one for Miss 
Martyn. The team was delighted and 
opened the box as soon as they got back 
on the train. Inside were three large 
cakes — of soap] The time passed rapid- 
ly but our gay spirits defied the gloomy 
scene without — gray sky, gray fields, 
rain everywhere! At last the train 
pulled into Windsor where our team was 
met by Miss Hamilton, coach of the 
Windsor team, and some of the girls on 
the team. Our journey back to the 
collegiate could not be termed speedy, 
owing to the fact that the girl drivers 
were not too anxious to get back to 
school. Our team was taken through the 
school and then to "Windsor Court", 
where we were to stay and rest till 
supper time. Rest! Everybody in the 
hotel seemed to be inspired with the 
desire to walk heavily, ponderously up- 
stairs, down stairs. Then to top it all, 
the janitor started to sing "Walkin' My 
Baby Back Home" (We hope his baby 
appreciated it more than we did). 
Finally after a frugal supper, we went out 
to meet our Waterloo. Over that tragic 



episode, let us draw a veil lightly but 

Our next coherent memory was eleven- 
thirty and we found ourselves on the 
train once more. It has been erroneously 
supposed that berths are to sleep in but 
we found various other uses for them. 
Pillows make an excellent card table and 
even the largest sandwich may be eaten 
with gusto behind the shelter of the 
green curtains. Then too, there were 
other episodes to enliven the night; 
several of us had excellent practice in 
being elusive in front of the porter 
and by the early hours of the morning we 
were quite skilled in the gentle art of 
doing py;ama marathons up and down 
the aisle. Nor would this account be 
complete if we omitted to mention Mr. 
Bates abrupt awakening when he was 

deluged with cold water; or Margaret's 
unexpected downfall in the very path 
of the porter and her equally rapid 
retreat back into her berth. Of course 
we realize that it is not Pullman eti- 
quette to remove people's shoes from 
beside their berths, nor yet to enter an- 
other berth than your own, even if by 
accident. However, much may be for- 
given us because we do not play on a 
championship team and travel to Wind- 
sor every year. 

Finally, as the first faint sreaks of 
dawn lightened the sky we arrived home. 
Nine o'clock found us all with one excep- 
tion at school. The exception it ma3' be 
remarked, had increased by noon. So 
ended an experience that will long be 
spelled with a capital E in our minds. 

Standing — Patricia Miclcilcton, Flsie Hodsdon, Helen Smith, Alice Eaton. 
Seated — William Atkinson, Harold Eaton, Tom Hedley, Kenneth Borisuk. 





JW- H. 

Cotrttrt^nts of tl|0 §porttng Editor 

Editor — Ken. Borisuk V 

With the advance of the years the 
sporting hfe of B. H. S. progresses. 
Rugby is an example of this, the school 
having turned out a championship team 
this year. Mr. St. John is to be con- 
gratulated on this achievement. Basket- 
ball, a comparatively new game here, 
has established its place although the 
boys lost after a hard struggle. The 
senior hockey team deserves a great 
deal of credit for its fine showing. 

The Track and Field Day has had 
great success this year. Due to the fine 
work of Mr. Bates it is one of the most 
prominent athletic activities in the 

A great deal of fine work in physical 
training is being done in the gymnasium 
during P.T. periods, although we could 
have some more apparatus. The drilling 
of the cadets is commencing and we 
expect a snappy exhibition from them 
this year. 

(UTountii ifiXtih 53aij at ©akuiUc 

October was decided upon for the 
county meet. From our own field day 
till the final meet practice was carried on 
under the direction of Mr. Bates and 
Miss Martyn. A strong opposition was 
expected from Milton this year. 
Around ten o'clock all the local contest- 
ants set out for Oakville. A little later 
the Burlington supporters followed. The 
participants arrived in time for the 
junior boys to get ready for the 100 yard 
dash which started off the day. From 
then on there were no idle minutes. 

Burlington started well (much to the con- 
testants' surprise) and continued in the 
same way. At twelve o'clock a halt was 
called for one hour so that the officials 
might have their lunch but for the con- 
testants this favorite repast was a 
greatly diminished affair. 

At one o'clock the meet started again 
but with it came the incident of the 
school colors. Some Burlington sup- 
porters having purchased some blue and 
gold paper climbed the flag pole and a 
high pine tree and tied the colors at the 
top of them. Then things began to 
happen as the other schools resented 
Burlington colors being on the top. 
Our local supporters were hard put to 
keep the colours there, but the results of 
the day proved that the blue and gold 
should remain there. After a stiff 
scrap in the pine tree, Willie Hewton 
distinguished himself by holding the 
colors in their place. Finally the boys 
were ordered down. Before the meet 
was over it could be seen that the 
Burlington boys were well in the lead 
while the girls were holding their own. 
Tom Hedley, Ken Borisuk and Donald 
Stadelman proved to be a great help 
to Burlington. 

The meet was closed by the relays in 
which Burlington headed the list, four 
out of six teams coming first while the 
other two each received a second place. 

This victory gave to Burlington High 
School the Lions' Club cup and the 
championship for the fourth time in 
succession. In all the meets good 
sportsmanship was shown. 

The day closed with a light repast in 
the Oakville High School. 




Honorary President, M. M. Robinson 

Left to Right — -Dick Berry, Secretary; Donald Stadelman, President; Mr. J. C. St. John, Treasurer 

Tom Hedley, Secretary 

^xtlh Uny at Unvlxn^tan 

M. W. IIA. 

Although graduation seemed to play 
havoc with the Burlington track group 
they came out in the end with flying 
colours. Two days were given to the 
track events this year in the latter part 
of September. On the first day the lesser 
events and heats were run ofif while the 
last day saw the final events. Both 
times there was keen competition, and 
as a reult the pennant was won by fifth 
form with IIA hot on their heels. The 
championships were as follows: 

Senior — Ken. Borisuk 
Int. — Tom Hedley. 
Junior — Harold Eaton 
Juvenile — Bill Atkinson. 

Those placed first and second at our 
track meet went to Oakville to compete 
in the county meet. 

Senior Team Personnel 

To/)i Hedlei/, Captain — , Guard — A 
tower of strength on the defence and 
well liked by all the players. 

Jock Harrow, Guard — Small but fast. 
Shoots many fouls and plays for all he 
is worth. 

Ken. Bortsuk, Centre — Heavy scorer. 
A great defensive player and not easily 

Hooker T/indtex/, Forward — Unassum- 
ing and unselfish. A good shot but he 
doesn't know it. 

Felix Ireland, Forward — A wonderful 
short shot and able to travel full speed 
for a full game. 

Bill Cripps, Sub-guard — His first year 
at basketball. Inexperienced but a 
great prospect. 



Standing — William Atkinson, Henry Atkinson, Donald Stadelman, Bruce Colton, Morley Weaver, Charles Belchamber 

Seated — Art Langton, (Manager). 


Les. IFhetham, Captain, Forward — 
Fast as lightning, a heavy scorer and a 
good leader. 

Frank ELram, Forward — Easy going, 
quick to start and a good shot when he 
is mad. 

Tools Colton, Centei — A good shot and 
fast developing into senior material. 

Don Sladlenian, Guard — A great de- 
fensive player. A good shot and will be 
material for senior play next year. 

Hen. Atkinson, Guard — Small but 
agile. Covers a lot of ground and a good 

Chuc Belchamber, Sub-forward — A 
shifty player, a good shot with a fine 
performance for his first year. 

Bill Atkinson, Sub-guard — The small- 
est man on the squad but with prospect 
of becoming a great player in a year or 

No doubt the fall term of 1930 came 
too soon for some of us but we all came 
back, heartily — the ambitious youths 
leaving their variovis jobs and the less 
ambitious putting away their clubs and 
racquets. Eagerly the rookies and the 
last year's regulars would treat the ball 
roughly every opportunity. Soon a well 
trained rugby team was ready to bring 
glory to the good old B. H. S. 

Milton Game — The first game of the 
season turned out better than our wildest 
hopes. The score ended with a victory 
of 57 to 0. 

Waterdown Game — The following 
week we journeyed to Waterdown. The 
weather although quite windy, was, in 
other ways, ideal. We defeated our 
opponents with a score of 34 to 23. The 
return game was even more decisive. 



Le-t to right — Art Langton (Mgr.) Jock Harrow, Bruce Lindley, Tom Hcdlcy, Garnet Ireland, Ken Borisuk, 

Mr. Jas. MacF. Bates (Principal) 

Oakville Game — The great game of 
the season was at hand. The day was 
perfect and we were out to defeat our 
ancient enemies. The game was played 
at Oakville before a large, eager crowd. 
We established our superiority by a 
score of 14 to 4. The home game 
brought even more glory than the pre- 
ceding one. This game gave us the 
group championship. 

Welland Game — The first game for 
the championship of Niagara District 
was played at Welland. We did not 
know what to expect since we had never 
competed in that district before. Our 
speed merchants showed their stuff and 
created a score of 43 to in the home and 
home games. 

Grimsby Game — We played Grimsby 
in the finals. Our desire for this meeting 
was not lessened by our former clashes. 
We were out to win. The blue and gold 
didn't disappoint us and brought home 
the bacon. The result of the two games 
formed the winning score of 27 points. 

Last Game — Although out of our 
class we got into the play-offs for the 
Ontario Championships. Three teams 
had to play off. We picked Delta Col- 
legiate. Before a large crowd on a 
frozen field we struggled to keep our 

footing during that important game. 
The first half ended with a score of 10 
to 5 in favour of Delta. The game 

ended with a score of 41 to 6 in favour of 
the same. This seemingly overwhelming 
score was no indication of the game. We 
fought them cleanly and determindedly 
and on a ordinary field would have made 
the score close. 

Senior Rugby' Personnel 

Jlr. J. C. St. John {Coach) — The team 
as a whole would like to express their 
feelings towards our able coach. What- 
ever we do or wherever we go we shallv 
always remember "Saint", our loyal 

Captain Richard Berry {Half Back) — 
Filling his well-earned position, he was 
one of our outstanding players. He will 
serve as a model for any first-formers 
with rugby ambitions. 

Bruce Lindley {Outside) — Hooker Lind- 
ley can surely hook them around the 
ankles. Keep it up, old man. 

Frank FAsani {Outside and Half) — 
He certainly knows his game when he is 
tackling. Without doubt he will be a 
great asset next year. 

Archie JlcJIUllan {Half) — He has 
most decidedly proved outstanding this 
year. He is a sure catcher, and as 



elusive as an eel when he is carrying the 
ball. He certainly played a great season 
of rugby. 

Ken Borisuk {Half) — Doing the duty 
of kicking and occasionally playing 
position of middle, the "Galloping 
Ghost" did his part to bring the team 
to the front. 

Dick White {Middle)— 'TVit Tank" 
tore through them this season. He 
proved to be one of the strong links in 
the chain this year. 

Dave Cooper — He not only played his 
usual fine game but gave all he had in 
offensive and defensive rugby. 

Bill Galashan {Middle) — As a new 
player he has shown his ability and is 
expected to do great things next year. 

Art I^angton {Manager) — Art took the 
best care of the players. Gum was al- 
ways plentiful. Keep it up, old kid! 

Ed Rae {Quarter) — Proved himself to 
be a veteran. He held the pivot position 
with smooth, quick thinking ability. 
He'll do. 

Don JFallace {In.ride and Quarter) — 
Skin, an old player, surpassed himself 
this season. The smart playing of 
Skin and his old chatter after the game 
made him a popular player. 

Tom Hedley (AUiddle) — Practically a 
new rugby enthusiast, he proved by his 
speed and weight to be an effective 
player this year. Watch that old for- 
ward pass. Tommy Boy. 

Gordon Rushy {Inside) — Mutt is im 
proving. He'll make a rugby player yet. 

Harold Eaton (Outside) — This new 
recruit well be a star outside player 
next year. 

Norton Freeman {Outside) — Our coming 
dropkicker. There are the makings of a 
player in him. Keep on going, fellow I 

Erie AllcCormick {Inyide) — One of our 
new husky players. He is going to be a 
valuable man in the coming season. 

Jock Harrow {Middle) — Although small 
he was all there when it came to bucking 
the line and when he hits you, you know 
it and I don't mean maybe! 


Standing — Henry Atkinson, Frank Stevens, Dave Cooper, Art. Langton (Manager) Bruce Lindley, Norman Wheeler, 

Earl Connely. 
Seated— Mr. J. C. St. John (Coach) Ed Rae, Archie McMillan, Garnet Ireland, Kenneth Borisuk, Richard Berrv. 

Mr. Jas. MacF. Bates (Principal). 





•^ Hork^y S^^am 



Ken. Borisuk 

The B. H. S. hockey team drew a 
bye in their group this year and thus 
played exhibition games in the early 
part of the season to get into condition 
for the real events. 

Central Game — The Hamilton Cen- 
tral CI. came here to play us the first 
game of the season. Although some of 
our players were unavailable, a snappy 
game of hockey was played. The final 
score was 3 to 2 in favour of Central. 
They won the game partially due to the 
marvellous saves of their goal keeper. 

Grimsby Game — We have always had 
a warm spot in our hearts, when meeting 
Grimsby in any athletic activity. The 
game with them this year was no excep- 
tion. The first two periods resulted in a 
scoreless tie — thanks to our defensemen. 
The last period finished with some real 
hockey. Our speed artists soon put in 
two sure goals. The game ended with 
a score of 2 to 1 in favour of Burlington. 

Canada Business Game — Our third 
game was played with the boys from 
Canada Business College of Hamilton. 
The game was close and fast ; the players 
sure and quick; both goal keepers were 
on the job. The game ended 1 to 1. 
A period overtime was played but the 
tie was unbroken. 

O.A.C. Game — Our last exhibition 
game was played with the second team 
from the Ontario Agricultural College. 
Good hockey was displayed by both 
teams but they were too big for us. 
The game ended against us with a 
score of 2 to 4. 

DuNNViLLE Game — The first league 
game was played with Dunnville who 
were the winners of their district. A 
great game was enacted before a large 
crowd that was eager with excitement 
and shouted at all intervals. From the 
first our boys proved their superiority. 
The game ended with a score of 5 to I 
in our favour. Although defeated the 
Dunnville boys were real sports and 
showed further their fine spirit at the 
lunch prepared for them at the school. 
The return game was defaulted. 

Orangeville Game — On a rather 
wild day we journeyed in cars to Orange- 
ville. In spite of the fact that the country 
was snow-bound and the weather was 
getting sharp, when we landed there 
the ice was rather soft in the first period. 
A large crowd witnessed the clash. The 
first period closed with a score of 1 to 1. 
Luck seemed to be against us and Ire- 
land didn't seem to be able to stop the 
puck. The crowd went wild after each 
goal made by the Orangeville boys. 
Again and again our boys rushed up the 
ice with only the goalie to beat; but he 
always got in the way. The game fin- 
ished with a score of 1 to 4 in favour of 
Orangeville. We were beaten but not 
disheartened. We were out to win. 

The last game was a victory but un- 
fortunate. We showed ourselves to be 
the better team but couldn't overcome 
the lead. In the first period Burlington 
obtained a goal. The same thing hap- 
pened in the second round. The crowd 
was going wild and a real hope was In 
sight. One more goal to tie the game 
and then on to victory. 

We had everything to win but nothing 
to lose. Again lady luck was against us. 
Two long shots and the score was tied. 
This didn't dishearten us. Another goal 
was made. With the whole team swarm- 
ing around the Orangeville net the game 
ended with a score of 3 to 2. The game 
was won yet lost, the score on the round 
being 4 to 6. This ended the season and 
we returned home to put away our vinl- 
forms to be forgotten until the next 

Line up — Ireland (goal) ; Berry (Left 
Defence), Borisuk (R. Defence); Mc- 
Millan ( L. Wing) Rae (Centre) Llndley 
(R. Wing) Cooper (L. Wing) Wheeler 
(R. Wing) Connolly (Centre). 

"Professor," said the girl graduate 
trying to be pathetic at parting. "I am 
Indebted to you for all I know." 

"Pray," said the professor, "don't 
mention such a trifle." 

McPherson put up this sign in front 
of his theatre. "All persons over 80 
years of age will be admitted free if 
accompanied by their parents." 



Winner of the M. M. Robinson Gold Medal 

FOR 1930 
JI. JI. Robinson Gold Meclai 

This medal is granted to the boy 
student showing the greatest athletic 
prowess along with high scholarship, 
standing in Burlington High School. 
Awarded to Kenneth Borisuk. 



Girts Boi/s 

Patricia Middleton William Atkinson 

Elsie Hodsdon Harold Eaton 

Inter mediate 
Helen Smith Thomas Hedley 

Alice Eaton Kenneth Borisuk 

Left to Right — Ken. Borisuk, Archie McMillan, Dick Berry, Bruce Lindley. 



Editoi — Florian Loree 

A glance at the calendar reveals the 
act that another year has almost fled, 
and since its passing witnesses for many 
the climax of their high school career — 
graduation, it seems fitting that we 
should pause for a moment and attempt, 
at least, to answer the inevitable quest- 
tion, "What next?". No doubt some 
will feel themselves in a more or less 
similar position to the man who had 
just completed his earthly course, and 
while the last rites were being performed 
a friend remarked calmly, "Poor Jack" 
I do feel so sorry for him; there he is, 
all dressed up and no place to go." 

It is, therefore, by way of an attempt 
to solve the problems of the puzzled 
matriculant, that the writer volunteers 
a few helpful suggestions. For those 
who are by nature adapted to a certain, 
definite pursuit, and have steadfastly 
set their faces in that direction, the 
following paragraphs will hold but little 
interest. A second group, I venture to 
say, dimly see the light, so far as their 
future career is concerned. As someone 
has said," Now you see it and now you 
don't." These may find at least a little 
food for thought. But perhaps to those 
who have been either unable to make 
any definite decision, or have given the 
matter but little thought, the ventured 
suggestions may prove most helpful. 

There are, of course, various methods 
of deciding your future course of action. 
One may flip a coin, accept the advice of 
one's parents, visit a palmist or phrenol- 
ogist, or, as we find in too many cases, 
allow oneself to be drifted about by every 

wind that blows. It goes without saying 
that all of these methods have their 
merits, as well as demerits — and it is 
because so many of us are found in this 
class, which we still have with us — and 
will no doubt, till the end of time — that 
there are so many "square pegs in round 

Flourishing Faultless 

Ideal Original 

Frivolous Romantic 

Tidy Marvellous 

This is Form Five ! ! 

* * * 

Fifth Form wishes that — 

Don Wallace wouldn't pick on "Little 

Punc Smith hadn't moved her seat. 

People would knock when they come 
in during spare periods. 

Someone would lubricate the back 

Private telephones be established from 
desk to desk or else a private postal 


* * * 

Mr. St. John — "I'm going to give 50c 
to the laziest person in this school." 

Don Wallace — "It's O.K. with me sir, 
roll me over and put it in my pocket- 

* * * 

On being rebuked for laughing during 
a class Dick offered this explanation, 
"Please, teacher, I didn't mean to be 
heard, I laughed up my sleeve but 
there was a hole in it." 





Editor — Marguerite Metcalfe 

A great philosopher once said, "The 
measure of a man's worth is indicated 
by the number of channels into which 
his genius spreads," in which case we are 
bound to believe Fourth Form has very 
high rating if achievement means any- 
thing. In looking back over the past 
year you will see that Fourth Form has 
contributed willingly to all forms of 
school activities. The Field Day was 
the first time this year that the Fourth 
Formers stepped forward. Many stu- 
dents took part in the events and dis- 
tinguished themselves although we must 
confess there were numerous Fourth 
Formers among the lookers-on. How- 
ever a good "looker" is as valuable 
as a good actor. We are proud to be 
able to say that Tom Hedley, winner 
of the Intermediate Champsionhip, 
dwells with us. Then, again, we must 
congratulate Erie McCormack, Bruce 
Colton, Archie McMillan, Lezetta Shep- 
pard, Annie Borisuk, Josephine Breckon, 
and Margaret Green for their fine efforts 
on that day. However, not only in the 
Field- Day events have our illustrious 
Fourths distinguished themselves. The 
boy's basket-ball teams have been up- 
held by Tom Hedley, Bruce Colton and 
Jerry King. In another direction — still 
athletic, we have in our room Margaret 
Green, Dorothy Sanderson, Sall3' Loree 
and Nina Edwards — all four who did 
much towards the success of the basket- 
ball team all season. In recalling those 
memorable rugby games we see Tom 
dashing down the length of the field and 
crossing the line, the ball in his arms, 
amid the frantic cheers of the crowd. 

We see Al. and Erie passing the ball to 
Archie who gets a touchdown when we 
have almost given up hope of a victory. 
All those who attended the rugby games 
waxed greatly enthvisiastic over the 
fine playing of Tom and Archie. How- 
ever Fourth Form has achieved much in 
other lines besides sports. It gives us 
much pleasure to say that Edna Robin- 
son, editor of Rarebits is "At Home" in 
Fourth Form. Dorothy Biggs, our 
pianist, has willingly played at all the 
Literary meetings. Speaking of Literary 
meetings, let us recall to your minds the 
Literary we staged. Do you remember 
the boys from Sing-Sing, the girls and 
their tambourine dance, our paper 
Tit-Bits, Beryl's singing, Sally's reading 
and the play? Do you remember how 
you shuddered at the shot from Osier's 
gun, and thrilled at the way Bruce came 
to the rescue? Then, we recall the De- 
bate between Fourth and Fifth in which 
although Fifth did win, Osier and Nina 
were to be congratulated on their fine 
delivery. We are proud of the achieve- 
ments of Osier Lockhart, our orator, who 
has distinguished himself several times 
this year. Then we find that five Fourth 
Formers: Bruce, Mildred, Josephine, 
Eleanor and Allistair were on the Decor- 
ation Committee for our annual "At 
Home ". Anyone who saw the auditor- 
ium, that night, in its green and gold 
splendour will know what a valuable 
artistic contributions they made. So to 
those who have contributed most and 
least, to the year's success we say: 
"The smallest effort is not lost. 
Each wavelet on the ocean tossed 
Aids in the ebb-tide or the flow." 



Now the year's social activities are 
almost over and Miss Shaw, our room- 
teacher, friend and adviser, has broken 
some dreadful news to us — the June 
examinations are looming up before us. 
We will now have to settle down to 
frantic studying to pass in June — and 
Oh] what we have to learn yeil So we 
leave you to struggle on and hope that 
when the examinations are over we will 
not be obliged to say, "It might have 
been." * * * 

Sadie — "When I leave school I will 
step into a nice job at $10,000 per." 

Annie — "Per what?" 

Sadie — "Perhaps." 

Little words of wisdom 
Little words of bluff. 
Make the teachers tell us, 
"Sit down, that's enough." 

* * * 

Ferguson is growing a little moustache 
Beneath his patrician beak. 
Getting it on the instalment plan — 
A little down per week. 

* * * 

A little bit of Caesar, 

A bit of Cicero, 

Help to populate the place — 

Where crazy people go. 

iJTourtli JTorm l^lay Witm^w 

There have been a great many critics 
and writers who have attempted to 
criticize Shakespeare's play "Twelfth 
Night" without results. I am neither a 
writer nor a critic, but only a student 
taking the play for the first time and 
thus cannot be expected to compete 
with these others. 

"Twelfth Night" What many colored 
characters and stories it brings back to 
my mind! First, there is the romantic 
Duke Orsino Y Illyna, who professes to 
be madly in love with the beautiful, 
although cruel. Lady Olivia. I wonder 
if all the noblemen of those days had 
their attendants do their wooing for 
them? If even this important matter 
was settled by proxy, one does not 
wonder at some of the results that fol- 
lowed. Then into the Duke's life comes 
Cesario, alias Lady Viola, who had been 
saved from a shipwreck by a sea-captain. 
Believing her twin brother drowned, 
disguised as a boy, she seeks a position 
at the court of the Duke Orsino, near 
whose territories the ship had been 
wrecked. Naturally, the Duke must 
send her to Olivia to pursue his sviit and 
thus Olivia since feminine nature changes 
not from century to century, must fall in 
love with the Duke's handsome mes- 
senger, instead of the Duke himself. 
The Duke would have returned Olivia's 
love but Viola (Cesairo )is obliged to 
refuse her love-making. Thus denied 
the prize, Olivia covets it greedily. Is 
this an experience, my dear readers, 
with which you are entirely unacquaint- 
ed? To this complication is added 
Viola's (Cesair's) love for the Duke. 

The eternal triangle is not a twentieth 
century complication for here we have — 
Orinso in love with Olivia, who is in 
love with Cesario, who in turn loves 

Meanwhile in Olivia's household other 
troubles are looming up. Mischief- 
loving Maria must devise a scheme 
by writing a love letter, supposedly from 
Olivia to Malvolio, in which she (Olivia) 
hints that she is in love with him. The 
dramatist must have Maria imitate 
Olivia's handwriting to bring the plot 
about. What a picture it must have 
been to see Malvolio finding the letter 
and falling right into the net. Poor 
faithful, conceited, innocent Malvolio! 
Beware, readers of the trap your own 
conceit may construct for you. 

Then, as in all good dramas, we have 
the element of the unexpected. Thus, 
Sebastian, Viola's brother, is also saved 
from the wreck and makes his way to 
Illyria. What follows is delightful 
comedy. If twins will look alike, 
according to coincidence of time im- 
memorial, who is there to blame if 
Olivia's girlish heart adopts the fur- 
iously reluctant Cesario as the object 
of its adoration? But the way of a man 
with a maid is not the way of a maid with 
another maid, so fortunately Sebastian 
is able to substitute for Cesario and 
accept greedily what she had refused. 

As all good fairy stories end, Viola 
meets her brother, complications are 
explained, the Duke drops his senti- 
mental vapouring and finds that the 
real love of his heart has been his humble 
valet for the past three months. — So all 
live happily ever after? — L.S. 




HigijUgifts af Sttjtrh iForm 

Editoi — LoDEMA Daggett 


On the eastern side of the Upper hall 
one will find a room which is filled from 
9 a.m. to 3.45 p.m. with the peppiest 
individuals of the high school. This is 
third form] We are proud of our athletes 
and we take pleasure in introducing to 
you, first of all, our two members of the 
Boys Junior Basketball team, Frank 
Elsam and Les Whetham. Frank is also 
a member of the Rugby and Track 
teams. On Field Day at Oakville, 
Frank carried off all the honors in his 
class. Playing rugby in not easy, but he 
plays it as he does everything else, ;ust 
to get all the fun that there is in it. 

Bill Galashan is another member of 
the rugby and track teams. Bill is more 
in the lime-light on the rugby field than 
on the track, but this does not mean that 
he is a slouch on the track because he 
showed good speed on Field Day. 
Another of our athletes is Charles 
Goodram, more familiarly known as 
Chuck. Chuck is our high jumper and 
it would take more than Lord Burleigh 
to beat him. Chuck may go to Africa 
to the British Empire Games yei. 

This has all been about the boys. 
Now to give the girls a break we intro- 
duce Elsie Hodsdon, the winner of the 
Junior Girl's Sports Medal. Unless one 
has seen Elsie flying down the 75 yard 
course to the finish line, one would not 
believe that one so small could run so 
fast. But she does it and does it well. 
She deserves all the credit that she gets 
and we are very proud of her and proud 
also to say that she is in Third form. 

But of course we have studious 
people as well as athletic people in our 

form. Lodema Dagget is an example of 
this. She got the highest marks in 
Latin, History, Composition, Algebra, 
and Literature in the Easter examina- 
tions. Everything she does she does 
well. She worked hard for the Com- 
mencement, taking one of the leading 
feminine roles in the play. But this did 
not make any difference in the Christ- 
mas examinations because she came 
through with flying colours. Again we 
are proud to say "She's in Third form." 

Then there is Murray Thorpe, the 
member of the Student's Council. How 
nice It must be to be wise enough and 
sensible enough to hold such a coveted 
position! We all envy Murray, but hope 
that he keeps it and makes good. 

And last but not least comes Tom 
Leighton who is able to boast of the 
only moustache in lllA. We were 
wondering if his moustache had any- 
thing to do with the painting of the 
cover for the year book. It is so nice to 
know that we have an artist among us 
and also that: 

Tom is sprouting a moustache 
And it's coming along fine. 
It started out with one hair 
And now it's sporting nine. 

—A.L.S. in A 

* * * 

Deama — I have an awful toothache! 
Pete — I'd have it pulled out if were 

Deama — So would I, if it were yours. 

* * * 

Miss Eby — "Put your French note 
books on the desk before you pass out! 




Jfform 1X121 ^^uia 


Editor — Jim Ferrey 

Though small in numbers we contend 
And most with us agree. 
When things are wanted done, why 
To versatile IIIB. 

Those are our sentiments — but m 
case any may be skeptical the facts need 
only be presented to give authority to 
our point of view. 

Academically we lead our contem- 
poraries. Phyllis Thomas and Muriel 
Metcalfe have headed examination lists 
and received scholarships in each of 
their three years in High School. 
Muriel also represents the form at the 
meetings of the Students' Council. 
Donald Stadleman won the 1929-30 
General Proficiency Medal, for in addi- 
tion to being a good student, he is one of 
our star athletes — excelling as a sprinter 
and basketball player. 

Now that we are speaking of athletics 
it could be mentioned that Eddie Har- 
shaw and Jim Ferrey are on the Track 
and Rugby teams whereas Bill Ayliffe 
with his never failing good humour 
proved an indispensable water-boy and 
High School one-miler, while everyone 
helped to make points on Field Day. 

The feminine portion of HIB was 
nobly upheld. Kathleen Sheppard and 
Betty Galashan proved to be such good 
Junior Basketball players that when 
assistance was needed to win the Senior 
Championship honours, they made a 
good showing. Then too, Grace Virtue 
represented us on one of the Relay teams. 

Our year was saddened by the critical 
illness of Norman Barfoot, who with 
Grace Virtue represented us on the 
Literary Society Executive. He also 
brought honour to the form bj"- a very 
well prepared speech when the combined 
third forms gave the programme at the 
Lit. We hope that in the near future he 
will return to his position in the class. 

Along literary lines — Did not HTB, 
capably represented by Jim Ferrey and 
Eddie Harshaw, make a valiant effort to 
wrest the debating shield from the 
Upper School? And do you remember 
the Third Form Programme — why we 
were all in it. 

Are not Conrad Filman, Harold Lambs- 
head and Harvey Peart examples to the 
whole school for punctuality and regular 
attendance? And you have not for- 
gotten the Mammoth Denver Sandwich 
Chocolate Bar have you? Here we did 
show our real superiority to Fifth Form 
— ^yes, even to the President and the 
Literary Society himself, for did not Bill 
Ayliffe gladden the hearts of all the 
Form with huge sections of it? 

Why we can even compose poetry — 
It sounds a bit like the variety Ted 
Ayliffe, our would-be school teacher 
writes — but he didn't really — No doubt 
it will appear m the next Canadian 

"Phyllis is a pretty girl 
She keeps Bill Ayliffe in a whirl 
But when her book he tries to close 
She hits him with it on the nose." 

There's a girl in three B named Gracey, 
Who's driving us almost crazy 
And now it's happen'd as we fear't 
She's cast a spell o'er susceptible Peart. 

What the teachers think about our form, 
They say, would turn a worm, 
Yet we still think that we are good, 
But do not wear monk's cape and hood. 

The following episode occurred be- 
tween Stadleman and the doctor. 
Doctoi — -"Your teacher is very sick." 
Don — "Oh] Doctor, doctor." 
Doc. — ^'Tn fact she is at death's door.' 
Don — "Ohl Doctor! Pull her through' 






IXA l^^raonal 

Editor — Clarke Manning 


We will be glad to see Bill Hedley 
back with us. His bright remarks have 
been missed. 

"How did you get even with your 
chemistry professor?" 

Lapington — "Oh, I handed him a 
hot retort." 

A stifled cry, then two gleaming 
blades dipping rhythmically, two arms 
that moved in unison faster, faster, 
faster till the onlookers marvelled at the 
speed] Up, up, up to a breathtaking 

Congratulations, my boy, you've 
broken the two-handed record for eating 
peas with a knife. 

* * * 

Taylor about to purchase a ticket for 
the show. 


"Why aren't 

Box Office Manager- 
you at school, my boy?" 

Taylor (earnestly) "Oh it's all right. 
I've got measles." 

* * * 

Modern Algebra 
A — A girl. 
B — a boy. 
C — a chaperon. 

A — B — C — Agony and Misery 
A — B — C — Bliss, etc. 

* * * 

Mr. St. John — "I hear you had a 
chance to go to college." 

George Vincent — "Yes, but I don't 
take chances." 

* * * 

It will be of some interest to the other 
forms to know that II A had the lowest 
per centage of failures in the school 
even though we have the reputation of 
being the worst class. 



Southern Ontario Branch 



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Phones: Baker 2455-2456 


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Burlington, Ontario 

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Editoi — Doris Dunham 

S stands for Sinclair — his first name is 

E stands for Edith everybody knows her 

last name. 
C stands for Coombe — better known as 

O stands for onward, that's us I 
N stands for Norman — he's dark and 

D stands for Doris — not "Dunny" at all. 

F stands for Ferrey, but he really 
hasn't wings, 

O stands for Ouch! when Joe his com- 
pass flings. 

R stands for Ross and my, can he talk! 

M stands for Mary, the last of the lot. 

—N. S. 

* * * 

Some facts by the editor for the bene- 
fit of those who do not know: 

1. School spirit is not a beverage. 

2. The horse in the gymnasium is not 
related to the animal kingdom. 

3. The bells which ring are not a 
number of alarm clocks. 

4. The mats in the gymnasium are not 
to wipe your feet on. 

5. "Physics" has no relation to "Cast- 
or oil." 

6. There are no tents on the campus. 

7. Dividers are not for dividing pieces 
of wood. 

8. A "chord" in Geometry does not 
relate to wood. 

9. Chalk was not used in any war 
for bullets, nor pupils for targets. 

* * * 

During th past year IIB captured the 
Lower Form Debating Shield, after 
some hard struggles against TIA, IB, and 
Commercial forms. Pauline Tancock 
and Jack Manzer were our representatives 
who brought us through to victory. 
It must be remarked that Bill Statham 
and Wes Coombe debated in the pre- 
liminaries. Much praise is due our 
room teacher, Mr. St. John, and also 
Miss Shaw who helped our form 
literarv to be the success it was. 

There have been no outstanding 
athletes in IIB this year but when the 
entire form combined on Field Day we 
almost brought home the Shield. Fred 
Milligan, our representative on the 
rugby team, played fine rugby. Jeanne 
Coutts and Alice Barrett on the Junior 
Girls' Basketball team played their part 
in bringing about the victories of that 
team. At Oakville on the County Field 
Day Wes. Coombe did much to help the 
Burlington contingent bring home the 
Lions' Cup. On the whole IIB are not 
ashamed of their athletic standing as 
compared with the other forms in the 


* * * 

Things we should like to know: — 

1. When Ariel Summers is going to 
start dieting? 

2. Why Mary Edwards always hap- 
pens to lose her homework, if she thinks 
she hasn't it done? 

3. Why Frances Steele is always very 
industriously searching (with her head 
under her desk) for her homework in 
Latin period when Miss Marlatt sa3'-s, 
"The following people go to the board.'' 

Ariel Summers, so 'tis said. 
To reduce, on a diet was fed; 
People now marvel at the fact 
That Ariel still remains intact. 

The life of Mary Burnet, you know. 
Is taken up with dances and shows. 
She'll be a "gold digger", sure as fatel 
Which personages bachelors hate. 

For Wally Warner we must mourn. 
On Friday 13th he was born. 
But his birthday comes just once a year. 
So superstition he need not fear. 

This poem may go on for ever and aye, 
But IIB Ites are rather shy; 
No information will they give. 
With respect to how they really live. 
Bill Statham. 

R A R E B|I T S 


Young lady wishes to correspond with Ahce Barrett 
any young gentleman having an auto- 
mobile not over thirty years old. Norman K Ingscott 

A man with a wooden leg to mash Jean Ne Coutts 

Man wanted for gardening, also to Norma She Ppard 

take charge of a cow, who sings in the Mary Burn Et 

choir and plays the organ. ' Do Ris Smith 

* * * Dori S Dunham 

An assistant butcher, one able to drive Wes Co Ombe 

and kill himself preferred. Christi Ne Palmer. 


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Editoi — Geo. Robbins 

We regret that during the course of the 
school year IB has lost nine members. 
Perhaps the most lamentable departure 
is that of "Rose Petals Ruffy." 

"Ruffy left after Easter and is reported 
to be head of the Bell Telephone. His 
hobby, we believe, is digging ditches. 
He was noted for dodging homework and 
also for losing his Latin book at con- 
venient times. 

"Ruffy" known throughout the school 
is greatly missed by everybody. 

"Pete" Minnes, another popular stu- 
dent, left about Christmas and has not 
been seen since. Probably he is a 
stage hand in some show. 

We must not forget to mention "Ab" 
Taplin who was forced to quit school 
through weakness — in his eyes! The 
absence of this bouncing boy leaves IB 
without weight and we are still below 

Others who also ran are : 

Vera Keyworth, who can still be seen 
around town by a few; Roy Phillips of 
temper fame; Jack Barker, Glenne 
O'Kelly, Nesbitt Plotke and Dorothy 

The first form tobogganing party, 
though a much smaller affair, helped to 
relieve the monotony of the long winter 
term so that we did not need to be 
roused to action when it came time to 
prepare for the Annual At Home. For 
this event, we girls blew up balloons. 
Our modesty is suggested as the reason 
why they decreased so suddenly. But 
we congratulate our IB boys on their 
smart appearance and efficient service as 
members of the "St. John Lunch 
Brigade." — Joan Purkis. 

* * * 

Mr. St. John thinks that the "ugh" 
grunts are catching, especially now that 
Allan Thorpe has acquired the habit 
from Jimmy Smith. 

IB's history has been made along 
literary, athletic and social lines. There- 
fore, we wish to trace its development in 
these phases of school life. 

Learning to express oneself is a part 
of intellectual development that has 
been stressed in IB and we feel sure that 
we have made remarkable progress. 
Three editions of our form paper; "The 
IB News Flash" have been issued. In 
our organized class literary, training in 
public speaking is provided for our 
students and we hope some of the fa- 
mous speakers of the future will be able 
to attribute their success to the start 
they had in IB. 

In the early part of the year lA and 
IB united to put on the first of the Inter- 
form literaries. Under the able super- 
vision of Mr. Freeman a good programme 
of musical numbers and speeches was 
prepared. Nancy Scott's splendid inter- 
pretation of "The Song My Paddle 
Sings" deserves special mention. 

We also have taken part in the Inter- 
form debating contest and we are very 
proud of our representatives, Nevada 
and Serena who were successful against 
lA. Although eliminated in the second 
round by IIB we feel that Nevada and 
Robbins were worthy opponents for 
these Lower School champions. 

How about Commencement? We feel 
sure that the IB sailors' opening chorus 
gave the programme a wonderful start. 

Although quite inexperienced as yei, 
we do our part in form literaries, school 
literaries, debates and commencement 

Burt Sovereign does not know the 
difference between shoe laces and ten 
dollar bills. 




J?0rm \% H^uia 

Editof — Agnes Browne 


iWnrm XA Ati^Uttr S^port 

Undoubtedly Form lA will be the 

H. S. in the future 

promised a second 

Jack Burnett, our 

pole vaulter. The 

main stay in the B 
athletics. We are 
Percy Williams in 
star sprinter, and 

juvenile medal was won by William 
Atkinson, our future long distance runner 
and high jump champion. Allen 
Hedley one of the smallest boys of lA 
handles the 8 lb. shot as though it were 
a baseball and exhibits excellent form in 
doing it. So this shows you that he will 
later turn out to be a great honour to the 
B. H. S. We have some of the best re- 

lay runners for their size and I'll wager* 
they can give larger boys good advice. 
We are not only good in athletics but in 
scholarship and social lines also. The 
boys are not the only ones; the girls are 
a good help too. They are only waiting 
till the bugle blows. 

Pat's reading lesson was about ships. 
He came to a word he could not pro- 

Barque — prompted the teacher. 

Pat sniggered. 

Barque — repeated the teacher. 

"Bow-wow", said Pat. 


Comm^rrial ^^lus 


Editoi — Clare Tory 

The Commercial Literary was put on 
a few weeks ago, as everyone knows. 
It consisted of an all musical programme 
and was enjoyed by all. Commercial 
has great hopes of heading the list. 

Our form Lit. as you are all aware 
Happened one Friday when all was 

First came the chorus; that went over 

Next followed Myra's smart little jig. 
Then came the wand drill cleverly done, 
Stevens who yawns and stays out half 

the night, 
Florence, our gay little country lass, 
Atkinson, who torments and gives all 

the "sass". 
Marjorie from the Beach enters when 

she pleases, 
Langton, as we know, everyone teases. 
Hannah, the giddy one, works hard and 

tries to pass. 
Last of all, Lester Brain concludes 
Our Commercial Class. 

• — Margaret E. Sheppard. 

2iot|B' §p0rta 

By Jock Harrow 

Our form has played an important part 
in school sports. It has had representa- 
tives on four teams. On our champion- 
ship rugby team, Gord Rusby and Jock 
Harrow capably represented our form. 
Henry Atkinson and Charlie Belchamber 
were the backbone of the Junior 
Basketball team. Henry also earned a 
position on our noble hockey team. 
Jock Harrow represented our form on 
the Senior Basketball team. Part of the 
success of the many teams of the B. H. S. 
is due to the splendid coaching of our 
noble Art Langton who unable to play 
on the field did his work from the side 
lines in the form of manager. Art 
spent much of his valuable time in 
showing the boys their mistakes and 
how they could be remedied. Art is 
indeed a member of our form of whom 
we are proud. Art, we take our hats 
off to you. 





®l|^ Slat00t from iFtrst ^^ar 

Editor — Lucille Craig 

Some men smile in the morning 
Some men smile at dawn; 
But the man worth while 
Is the man that can smile 
When his two front teeth are gone. 

How To Avoid Falling Hair 
When you see its falling, step out from 

under it and thus let it fall. 

* * * 

Arving — "Pop, there's a man at the 
door with a moustache." 

Father — "Tell him I don't want any." 

* * * 

Lloyd — "Have you heard the new 
rugby song?" 

John — "No, what is it?" 
Lloyd — "We knead each other." 
Until Christmas our form had a lit- 
erary meeting every second Thursday in 
English Composition period. These 
literary meetings were greatly enjoyed 
by the members of the class. They 

consisted of speeches, scandal, and 

* * * 

Adam had his troubles, 

No doubt, in days of yore; 

But no one said when he told a yarn, 

"I've heard that one before." 

current events, which proved very 
helpful and enjoyable. After the Christ- 
mas holidays we continued these meet- 
ings, but instead of having the regular 
program, we had several debates in 
which the pupils put forth every effort 
to have their side win. 

During the latter part of January we, 
along with the two first forms, held our 
tobogganing party. 

This briefly outlines our form activ- 
ities for the year, but it would not be 
complete if we did not mention the fact 
that we also do our part in the athletic 
activities of our school. One of our 
members, Phyllis Stainer, plays defence 
on the Junior Basket ball team. 

So it must seem clear to all who read 
that Form I C is no insignificant unit 
among the forms of the B. H. S. 

* * * 

On Friday, March 27th, the two Com- 
mercial forms put on the program for the 

Literary Society of the school. 

* * * 

Gypsy — I tella your fortune, mister. 
Christie — How much? 
Gypsy — Twenty-five cents. 
Christie — Correct. Howdya guess it . 


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Editoi — Annie Borisuk 

Sergeant — "Got away, has he? Did 
you guard all the entrances?" 

Constable — "Yes; but we think he 
must have left by one of the exits." 

A Sure Cure 

A Scotsman who was a bad sailor was 
crossing the Channel. He went to the 
captain and asked him what he should do 
to prevent sea-sickness. 

"Have you got a sixpence?" asked the 

"Aye", replied the Scot. 

"Well, hold it between your teeth 
during the trip." 

"Oh, would I were a bird," she sang. 
And each disgusted one, who listened, 
to himself did say — 
"Oh, would I were a gun!" 
* * * 

It was once said that if anybody 
begins to bully you, a good remedy is: 
first, very slowly divest yourself of your 
coat, looking the offender squarely in 
the eyes; then still looking him in the 
eyes slowly take off your vest and roll 
up your sleeves. If by that time your 
opponent has not shown any signs of 
weakening you had better pick up your 
things and start running. 

"I was going to have some sponge 
cake as a surprise for you but I confess it 
has been a failure." 

"What was the matter?" 

"I don't know for sure, but I think the 
druggist gave me the wrong kind of 


* * * 

City Girl (pointing to a wild plant 
by the waj'side) — "What's that?" 

Country cousin — "That's milkweed." 
City girl — "Oh, yes, that's what you 
feed the cows on." 

A duel between two German students 
in which both were slightly wounded, 
was a matter of only three minutes 
and, of course a couple of seconds. 

An Englishman, a Scotchman, and an 
Irishman were in a boat. The water was 
getting rough and they were afraid 
that they would all be drowned. The 
Englishman knelt down to pray; the 
Irishman took off his hat, and the Scotch 
man jumped over-board because he 
thought the Irishman was going to take 
up a collection. 

One day a farmer went into a hard- 
ware store to buy something and the 
hardware dealer said: "Why don't you 
buy a bicycle." 

"No," replied the farmer, "I would 
rather buy a cow." 

"Well, you would look funny riding 
a cow, wouldn't yoxi.?"asked the dealer. 

"Yes, but I would look funnier milk- 
ing a bicycle." 


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practical teaching in science and medicine,- a residence for women, a union for men 
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Minister's Wife— "Oh, Mrs. Miles, one 
half of the world is ignorant of how the 
other half lives. 

Cottager — "Not in this village, 
> >> 
ma am. 

* * * 

Thinking is one of the most unpopular 
amusements of the human race. 

She — "Meet me at the corner to- 
night at 7 o'clock." 

He — "All right. What time will you 
be there." 

* * * 

During our infancy we are persuaded 
to sleep; during the rest of our lives 
everybody is in a conspiracy to persuade 
us to wake up. 

* * * 


"You must have a wonderful memory 
to keep all that knowledge in your head." 

"Yes, I never forget anything when it 
is once in my head." 

"Well, old man, how about that $5.00 
I lent you some time ago?" 

"Oh, that's different. I put that in 
my pocket." 

^ ^ ^ 

"George," said the fond parent, "that 
isn t the watch that I gave you on your 
birthday. The one I bought you had a 
gold case and the one you are wearing 
now is silver." 

'Yes, father," stammered George, 
that is right but — er — I was very hard 
up last term, and — er — er, you know, 
father, that circumstances alter cases." 

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Don Wallace and Florian Loree 
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Dick Berry were tongue tied. 

Mr. Bates — "Did you ever take chlor- 

Ed (sleepily) — "Who teaches it?" 

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Editor-in-Chief — Edna M. Robinson. 

Assistant Editors — Osier Lockhart and Reta 

Past Editor — A. Reg. Cozens. 

Consulting Editor — Miss Shaw. 

Departmental Editors 

Exchange — Beryl McMillan. 
Alumni — Eunice Burnett. 

Art and Illustrations — Marjorie Hyslop, W. 
Hopkins and Slowka Herman. 

Short Stories and Poems — Sally Loree and 
lolene Macklin. 

Girls' Athletics — Mary Sheppard, Alargaret 
Smith and Margaret Green. 

Boys' Athletics — Ken. Borisuk, Jerry King 
and Morley Weaver. 

Wit and Humor — Annie Borisuk (editor)> 
Evelyn Stewart, Dick Berry, and Bill Statham- 

Critics — Miss Buffam, Miss Perry and Miss 

Business Executive 

Business Manager — Raymond Guthrie. 
Assistant Business Manager — Ed. Rae. 
Business Adviser — Mr. J. C. St. John. 
Advertising Manager — Bruce Colton. 
Assistants to Advertising Manager — William 
Clifton and Donald Stadelman. 

Form Reporters 

Form V — Jean Leitch. 
Form IV — Marguerite Metcalfe 
Form IIIB — Lodema Daggett. 
Form IIIB — Jim Ferrey. . 
Form IIA — Clark Manning 
Form IIB — Doris Dunham. 
Form lA — A. Browne. 
Form IB — Geo. Robbins. 
Commercial I — Lucille Craig. 
Commercial II — Clare Torv. 

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Wm. Sanderson & Son 

General Cartage 

Moving a Specialty 

'Wo Job too Small, 

No Job too Large'' ^ 


Sand, Gravel, Cinders 

at Reasonable Prices 

The Reliable 
Meat Market 


♦ No one ever regretted buying 
quality — when you buy from this 
shop you get the Best Meats 
produced at reasonable prices. 
•#■ Try our home rendered Lard^ 
Smokedhlams, Bacon and Sausage. 



R. W. Dingle H. C. Sheppard 


Phone 231 
43 Brant Ave. - Burlington 


W. Ross Shaver 

Phone 287 - 294 - Burlington, Ont. 


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DANCING » Every Friday and Saturday 

Phone 597 
Admission Friday $1.10 Saturday SI. 50 

Howard Williams 

Diamonds and Watches 

20-22 McNab St. North - Hamilton 






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Wm. Farrar 



A Truck for Every Job 


Hay and Straw 
Bran and Oats 


A. W. McGrath 

Phone 742 Elizabeth Street 

The Best in Mens' 
and Boys' Clothing 
and Furnishings. 




9 Market Square - Hamilton 

Pure Home Made 


Waumsleys* Home Bakery 

20 Brant Street Phone 303 






Real Estate 

Lovely Farms and Residential 
Properties for sale. 

Phone 204 
45 Caroline St. East - Burlington, Ont. 

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Repair Service 




Virtue Motors Ltd 


\¥. J. CANNOM 




Phone 64 



Heating Contractors 

Distributors for 

Williams Oil-O-Matic Burners 


Iron Firemen Underfeed Stokers 

IVe sell and install controlled heat 
in every form 


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Abbs, W. Coal 2 

Alton, A. D v> ; ik- > ^4 

Armstrong, H , .IT....../. ^pr.:.. 83 

Bafords ;^ iU-L Sy 85 

Bill's Barbecue , >«■■■: .^ 2 

Begg & Co ■^_ ' .y.....^.. 8 

Brant Inn .,..■. ,■■■■ r:\.....J... U- 93 

Brant Quick Lunch .C/. '. yss^. 9 

Burlington Battery .^^^,yL^.,..L<{. ". 9 

Burlington Gazette : 3 

Burlington Hardware 1....^) -.,.' t^^.l. ;....; 83 

Bush, O. G / ^^ '.- 1 

Campbell, W. C / ^ : 87 

Canada Business College ' 5 

Cannom, W. J v -^ ,. ^..p.. 95 

Cunningham ,A. M. & Son >,•.; y^..^ ^.,..O....j£^.,... 83 

Davidson Nurseries .■'^■. y:.\..../..}....^.... 6 

Dingle, L. D .: ::.-^... .-;.... ..T...^ 8 

Dingle, R. W 93 

E ATON ' s Inside Back Cover 

Farrar, Wm , :•■ 94 

Ferguson, P. A :. 73 

Flatt, W. D 93 

Goodram Bros - 95 . 

Hendry, Geo. Manf. Co 3 

Hume Theatre 92 

Humphrey, Dr. F. E ; 92 

hutton & souter 75 

James Texts ; 79 

Johnson's, G. C ^ 6 

Klein & Binkley -. .'.'. 82 

Laing & Sons 1 

Lakeside Dairy 86 

Lambshead, J 75 

LePatourel, M 84 

MacGregor, C. E 8 

McGrath, a. W 94 

Macklin & Macklin 3 

McLelland, R. B 92 

Milne Coal & Supply 3 

Neilson, Wm 90 

Neilson, Wm .- Outside Back' Cover 

Niagara Brand Spray Co 75 

Parke & Parke Ltd 10 

P.M.C. Ice Cream 89 

Queen' University 81 

Rhynas, O. W. & Son .' Inside Front Cover 

Robinson, G. W. & Co 81 

Rodwell, Dr. W. J 82 

Rouse, I. B 8 

Royal Bank ." 89 

Russel, D. C , 84 

Saunders Shoe Store 86 

Sanderson, Wm. & Son 93 

Shaver, W. R 93 

Swartz, L 92 

Smith's Hardware 94 

Strathcona Orchards .' 7 

Superior Engravers ^ ' 6 

Tancock, a. W :. 92 

Taylor Bros 9 

Templin, F. W. „ 7 

Utter, W. F. & Son , ^..'...l.^^.Z..'. 92 

Virtue Motors 95 

Walker, Dr. J. G 8 

Waumsley's Home Bakery .,...- 94 

Waumsley's Book Store 1 

Wiggins, Wm.,.; 87 

Williams, H '...'...''..'^..... 93 

Wilson, "The Harold A 82 

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1 and ■ 

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1 Electric ■ 

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How Jacl^ Canuck became 
Grand Wazir of Khorassan 

"Let him approach at once. Hold back these envious hordes. What hoi 
— a princely Gift O marvellous! — a package more rare than jewels. 
O gold'and'White covered cul^ of ecstasy! Long have I wanted a box 
of that great Western comfit "Neilson's Jersey Milk Chocolate" and never 
couldl I get one through oecause of the greed of my attendants. Let this 
thrice welcome stranger be rewarded above the first of my subjects." 


In such impassioned terms ^^he Sultan of Khorassan greet Jacky Canuck 
from Canada as that intrepia lad journeyed Bast in search of adventure 
and, having saved the greate^of his trading treasures^ a 5 dozen box of 

Bars, for the eye of the Sultan alone, was 
th the lordly position of Grand Wazir of 
g'a fleet of aeroplanes between the Court 
away Toronto he was able to maintain a 
on's Chocolate Bars for the Sultan's private 

Neilson's Jersey Milk Choci 
duly and properly reward 
Khorassan. llien by establ 
and the Neilson plant in 
constant stream of cases of Nd 

use and thus made his position doubly secure. Of course, in due time, he 
shared the Sultan's thrcxie and bossed the Kingdom. 





MAY 99 

Bound -To -Pleas^ N.MANCHESTER,