Phyllis Coventry: 1930-36. J.C. 1934; Matriculation 1936. House
Captain 1936; Hockey XI, 1936; Bridesmaid (Trial by Jury), 1935;
Lady Agatha (The Admirable Crichton), 1936.
Le de Bruijn: 1932-36. Senior Beit Scholar, 1934; Matriculation,
1936. 1st XV., 1936.
Janet Garvin: 1931-36. Prefect, 1936. Art Bursary, 1935-36;
Hockey XI. Colours, 1936; Bridesmaid (Trial by Jury), 1935.
Janet Garvin: 1931-36. Prefect, 1936. Art Bursary, 1935-36;
Hockey XI. Colours, 1936; Bridesmaid (Trial by Jury), 1935.
Mona Harrold: 1929-36. J.C., 1934; Matriculation, 1936. Prefect,
1935. Hockey XI., 1935-36; Colours, 1936; Swimming Team, 1934-36;
Captain and Colours, 1935; Tennis, 1936.
W. B. James: 1932-36. Senior Beit Scholar, 1934; Matriculation,
1936. 1st XI, 1934-36; Colours, 1935; Captain, 1936; 1st XV, 1936,
Inter-School Boxing, 1934-36; Rev. Treherne (The Admirable
M. Jansen: 1930-37, 1st XI. 1935-37; Colours, 1935; Captain,
1937; 1st XV., 1935; Captain 1936; Inter-School Athletics, 1936-37.
Ronella Koster: 1932-36. J.C., 1934; Caledonian Bursary, 1934;
Matriculation, 1936; Rhodes Bursary, 1936. Prefect, 1936; House
Captain, 1936; Swimming Team, 1934-35.
T. Y. Louw, 1925-36: Senior Beit Scholar, 1934; Matriculation,
1936. 2nd Lieutenant, 1936; Head Boy, 1936; 1st XV, 1936; Usher
(Trial by Jury), 1935; Crichton (The Admirable Crichton), 1936.
A. Parker: 1928-37: J.C., 1934; Matriculation, 1936; 1st XI.,
1935-37; Counsel (Trial by Jury), 1935; Brocklehurst (The Admirable
W. Pretorius: 1932-37, J.C., 1934; Matriculation, 1936; Foreman
(Trial by Jury), 1935; Loam (The Admirable Crichton), 1936).
Joan Proctor: 1930-36. J.C., 1934; Head Girl, 1936; Guide
Lieutenant, 1936; Gym. Medal, 1931; Hockey, 1934-36; Colours, 1935;
Captain, 1936; Tennis, 1934-36; Captain, 1936; Bridesmaid (Trial by
Jury), 1935; Fisher (The Admirable Crichton), 1936.
W. Rose: 1929-37. J.C., 1933; Matriculation, 1936; 1st XI.,
1935-37; Colours. 1937; 1st XV., 1935-36; Vice-Captain, 1936;
Inter-School Athletics, 1933 and 1936.
C. Walker: 1933-37, 2nd Lieutenant, 1936; 1st XV, 1936;
Inter-School Athletics, 1936-37.
SCHOOL OFFICERS, 1937.
Head of School: R. Lark and Barbara Taylor.
School Prefects: J. Higham, S. Jarvis, A. Myburgh, Mary
Roberts, Marie Jordaan.
Day-School Prefects: N. Hill, S. Phillips, B. du Preez,
Evelyn Farquhar, Helen Ritchie, Valerie Martin.
House Prefects: C. Lecanides, V. Pope, N. van der Merwe, D.
Walton, Helena Kloppers, Marie du Preez, Peggy Nicolson, Betty
Barrow, Margaret Rake.
Captain of Rugby: J. Higham. Acting Captain: N. van
Captain of Cricket: M. Jansen.
Captains of Tennis: R. Lark and Daphne Lowth.
Captain of Boxing: N. van der Merwe.
Captain of Hockey: J. Pascoe.
Editors of Magazine: J. Mackenzie and Joan Collins.
Speech Day, 1937.
The Annual Speech Day was held in the Beit Hall on Friday, the
16th of April, followed by the Athletic Sports Meeting on the next
day. The prizes were presented by the Acting Director of Education,
Mr. A. G. Cowling.
In his report the Headmaster referred particularly to the
institution of a three-year Modem Course in the Senior School. In
replying to the Headmaster, Mr. Cowling in a brief reference to the
Fox Report said that they all believed that a Modern Course
furnished a more satisfying and effective form of education for a
large number of boys and girls, and hoped that parents would come to
accept and share that view.
Mr. Eickhoff, Chairman of the Umtali School Advisory Committee,
expressed the appreciation of the School at seeing Mr. Cowling
present, and referred to those who had associated themselves in such
an unselfish way with the School in the past.
After the ceremony the guests were entertained to tea and
inspected an interesting display of the work of the Art classes.
The first part of the programme consisted of a number of songs
sung by the Junior Choir, accompanied by Miss Lovett, and of
pianoforte soli by L. Gomez, S. Winson, I. Donaldson, and P. Brent.
Standard 1., W. Kirk; Standard II., Barbara Ball; Standard III.,
Patricia Hutchinson; Standard IV., B. Lecanides; Standard
V.L.,Margaret Cowie; Standard V.R., Natalie Livingstone; Form
1.M., D. Ruxton; Form.1.L , J. Shakespeare; Form 1R., Amy de Kock;
Form II.M., J. Crawford; Form IIL., J. Petim; Form II.R., C.
Browne, L. Muggleston and J. Farquhar.
Junior Certificate Form: English and History, B. du Preez; Art,
Maurine Bower and Margaret Browne; Afrikaans, F. Joubert; Arithmetic
and Maths., Helen Ritchie; Latin, Helen Ritchie; French, Gitta
Juster; Bookkeeping, Eileen Ridley; Physical Science, J. Mackenzie;
Geography, Margaret Parks; Form IV., Barbara Taylor.
Matriculation: English and Latin, Ronella Koster; History,
Ronella Koster; Art, Janet Garvin; Afrikaans, Elizabeth du Plessis;
Physical Science, L. de Bruijn; Mathematics, W. Rose.
Music: Senior School: I. Donaldson. Junior School, B.
JUNIOR CERTIFICATE, 1936.
Class 1: *Helen Ritchie, *Evelyn Farquhar, *B. du Preez, *J.
Mackenzie, Gitta Juster, V. Rodrigues.
Class II.: D. Baker, Maurine Bower, J. Clark, C.
Finlayson, R. Harrington, F. Joubert, Feige Levitan, Valerie Martin,
Class III.: Margeurite Browne, E. Coaton, Joan Collins, R.
Dishington, Thelma Falla, M. Fernandes, Gloria Goldie, H. Hack, L.
Mansell, A. Marsh, Betty Neale, N. Paraskeva, Margaret Parks, Joan
Pascoe, Martha Venter, L. Woodward. Annette Young, L. van der Linde,
L. Watermeyer, Stella Winson.
Class I: Ronella Koster (distinctions in Art, History,
Latin), L. de Bruijn.
Class II: W. James, T. Louw, Emily Mackenzie, Elizabeth du
Class III: Phyllis Coventry, A. Moore, W. Pretorius, W. Rose,
Class II: Mona Harrold.
Beit Scholarships were awarded to R. Koster and L. de Bruijn.
Taalbond Lower Examination: B. du Preez, Marie Jordaan, F.
Joubert, Christine Kruger, F. Venter, Martha Venter, C. Finlayson,
Taalbond Higher: W. Pretorius, T. Louw, W. James, Elizabeth
National Technical and Commercial Examination: Amy Eggleston,
History (with distinction), M. Jansen, Geography (with distinction),
W. Warburg, Geography.
The following were successful in the subjects indicated in the
National Technical and Commercial Examination in June, 1937:—
H. M. Jansen.—Typewriting, Senior (Public Service Appointment Test)
and Typewriting Diploma (Public Service Promotion Test).
C. A. L. Myburgh.—Bookkeeping (Form V.).
R. T. Lark.—Bookkeeping and Typewriting Form IV.).
J. A. Collins, H. K. Kloppers, N. P. van der Merwe.—Bookkeeping
Intermediate: Gitta Justa (honours), Stella Winson
Higher: Isobel Donaldson, Feige Levitan, Joan Wilson.
Lower: Phyllis Brent (honours), F. Joubert.
Elementary: Jill Godfrey (honourable mention).
Rissel Cohen, Mary Hall, Hazel Murray.
Advanced: Stella Winson.
Intermediate: Isobel Donaldson, Daphne Whitehead, Joan
Higher: Phyllis Brent: H. Joubert.
Elementary: Mary Hall (honourable mention), Heulwen Thomas (honourable
Primary: Elizabeth Hall (honourable mention).
Jill Godfrey, Monna Methuen.
His Excellency the Governor's Prize for Poetry was awarded to T. Y.
Louw and Maurine Gates, whose verse was included in our last number,
and to J. M. H. Farquhar, whose work will be found in this number of
Rhodes Trustees English Prizes, 1937—Matriculation:
Barbara Taylor; Form III.: Daphne Whitehead; Form H.: Rita Cocker
and Doreen Fisher.
"The Golden Amulet"
We are indebted to the kindness of the Editor of The TJmtali
Advertiser for permission to quote the following report of the performance of
"The Golden Amulet" on Speech Day:—
The Umtali High School production of "Princess Ju Ju," or "The
Golden Amulet," in the Beit Hall last week was a delightful and
praiseworthy effort, the more so seeing that for the first time it
was performed entirely by pupils of the School without the
assistance of members of the staff. Warm praise is due to the
producer, Mr. G. E. Caswell, and members of the staff who assisted
him in various ways, Miss F. M. Elmhirst, who provided the
accompaniment, and those responsible for the painting of the
scenery, making of costumes and work on the stage.
From the point of view of story it was a slight production but
eminently suitable for children to attempt for the first time on
their own. The musical side was within their grasp and offered a
number of good choruses as well as several enjoyable solo efforts.
In theme, setting and even, to some extent, it was perhaps too
reminiscent of Gilbert and Sullivan's "Mikado," but the production
had obviously been made suitable for the unaided attempts of
children and as such was very satisfactory and should encourage more
ambitious productions in future.
The settings were very well carried out and the second scene
played in dim light in the haunted wood made a really beautiful
picture, set off by the dances of the Spirits of the Night and the
statuesque posing through the scene of the Goddess of Night. The
costumes of old Japan were very colourful and picturesque and gave
the whole story much of its colour and vivacity. The acting on
thewhole was good and several of the principals had very good voices
while the choruses and several delightful dances helped to make the
show both spectacular and tuneful. It was particularly noticeable
that most of those with speaking parts enunciated very clearly and
correctly, a very gratifying feature of a credible performance.
Llora Heard was very good in the part of the Princess Ju Ju. She
sang well and acted with naturalness and feeling. D. Walton made a
very sinister Emperor showing a tendency to go off into realistic
tantrums, while J. Bowles as his adviser, made a very competent
foil. In the part of the Prince V. Pope did fairly well and D.
Becker (with less than a week's training), P. Zourides and Betty
Barrow gave a good account of themselves in the lesser parts of the
Magician, the Lord High Executioner and the goddess of Night.
The cast was as follows:—
Princess Ju Ju, Llora Heard; La La, Stella Winson; Fly Fly and
Helena Kloppers (her attendants); Chrysanthemum, Margaret Rake;
Emperor, D. Walton; Ching Ching (his adviser), J. Bowles; Prince
Shee Ma Guin, Prince Fu Shu, Prince Sun Yat Sen, W. Pope, B. Elliott, N. van der Merwe
(Minstrels); Lord High Executioner, S. Phillips; Ahud Hiram,
Magician, P. Zourides; Lunar, Goddess of Night, Betty Barrow.
Chorus: Stool Bearer, A. Tapson; Umbrella Bearer, J. Farquhar;
Men at Arms, T. Adair, D. Baker, C. Myburgh, S. Phillips, P. Uren,
B. Deall, P. Zourides, R. Bower, G. Broderick.
Spirits of the Night: Solo Dancer, Valerie Martin. Daphne Lowth,
Helen Kloppers, Stella Winson, Barbara Taylor, Margaret Rake, Joan
Collins, Marie du Preez, Dorothy Clay, Doreen Fisher, Joan Pascoe,
Audrey Frost, Joan Wilson, Maurine Bower, Evelyn Farquhar, Almiga
Parker, Gitta Juster, Barbara Crompton, Peggy Lark, Thelma Brent,
Rosebud Stuttaford, Betty Neale, Marie Jordaan, Fanny Levitan, Doris
Dragon Flies: Margaret Cowie, Audrey Brand, Olive Bailey, Mary
Bain, Liberdade Gomes, Cynthia Sauerman, Phyllis Brent, Molly
Wilson, Joy Durrant, Jill Godfrey.
Lamentation of an Elderly Gentleman
When I consider how my youth was spent
By foolish pranks and laziness at school,
Each day, for not abiding by some rule,
Long after time, o'er blotted book I bent
Writing out lines as worthy punishment.
Then I'd run home, and in each muddy pool
I'd step, for I was such a little fool,
Arriving home with hair and clothes unkempt.
Then would I chase the next-door lady's cat,
And steal her peaches off a laden tree.
Thus did I all the village folk annoy,
For they did think me but a saucy brat,
And so they all did curse and chastise me;
And yet I wish I was again a boy.
The Junior School Concert
The Annual Junior School concert was held in the Beit Hall on the 10th
and 11th of August.
The concert was opened with pianoforte soli, songs and dances.
Two outstanding items were an extract from "Alice in Wonderland,"
and an action song entitled "This Old Man."
After the interval came the musical play, "The Land of Never
End," presented by Standards IV. and V.
background of the stage was painted to represent the rock-garden
of the King of Topsy-land. His son, Prince Topsy-Turvy, whose
name was derived from the fact that his life was a topsy-turvy
one, was having a party. He had made friends with a shepherd
named Shepherd Balaam, and had told him to invite some girls
from whom he could choose one, who had not learned anything, to
be his bride. Princess Lovelight, his sweetheart, had not been
invited, but, having heard about the party, she had come and was
told by Fairy New-way to put on a veil and call herself "Love in
the Mist." All the girls, except her had learned something, and
therefore she was picked in the end, and the veil was instantly
removed, revealing "Princess Lovelight."
It was his 10th birthday and from this time forward he was to
come under the influence of Fairy New-way: previously he had
been brought up by Fairy Old-way.
We must thank Miss
Honikman, Miss Matthews and particularly Miss Lovett for
arranging the concert, which was indeed a great success.
1, Pianoforte Soli:
1, Study in Eb, The Cuckoo, Mary Hall; 2, Wild Elephants,
Gwendolyn Mellor. 2, Song: Where the Bee Sucks, Vivian Jordaan.
3, Pianoforte Soli: 1, Minute in G, The Toy Dream, Elizabeth
Hall; 2, Boating on the Lake, Heiwyn Thomas. 4, Country Dances:
1, Gathering Peascock; 2, Napoleon; 3, Ace of Diamonds; 4,
Shoemakers; 5, The Black Nag; 6, Finger Polka; 7, Cochin China;
8, Clap Dance; 9, The Butterfly. 5, Scene: "The Mock Turtles
Story." Characters: Alice, Dolores Meydell; Gryphon, Edward
Evans; Mock Turtle, Ian
Peacock; Chorus, Standard n. 6, Action Song: "This Old Man,"
Standard I. 7,
"The Land of Never-End":
Scene: The Rock Garden of the Palace of the King of Topsyland.
Characters: Prince Topsy Turvy, Frank Chevalier; Princess
Love-light, Eileen Ferreira; Shepherd Balaam, John Kircos; Nurse
Rock-a-bye, Dina Owen; Fairy New-way, Ninette Raynor; Fairy
Old-way, Lily Hibbert; Cissily Sing, Sylvia Chambers; Dancing
Daisy, Barbara Ball; Wood Wanderer, Jean McLean; Butterfly,
Barbara Read; Dr. Pillera-Powderam, Jean Davidson; Drudge-
in-the-Dark, Gillian Bowles; Rainbow Fairy, Elizabeth Hall;
Prince Te-to-Tum, Brodie; Prince Baby Bunting, Donald Cromar.
Dancing Daisies; B. Price, M. Smith, D. Hinde, Z. Bosman, O.
Stuttaford, B. Miller, M. Steedes, M. van Zyl, F. Cripps, J.
Bain, M. Steele. Rainbow Fairies: P. Hutchinson, M. Botha, J.
Stuttaford, E. Gray, H. Thomas, Pretorius, and P. Deere. Nurses:
R. Cohen, G. Mellor, M. Matiatos, M. Hall, A. Rae, T. Douglas.
Dragon Flies: L. Arthur, J. Arthur, Lapham, Richie, D. Milne,
Milne, Kristofer, V. Jordaan.
Ex Montibus Robor
commenced its activities in January, 1909, and was given the
status of a High School in April, 1922. Actually Umtali has
enjoyed some schooling facilities almost from the start of the
Township in 1894, and a history of the High School would be
incomplete without some reference to those early efforts to
which some of Rhodesia's sons and daughters are indebted for
Miss Miles (now Mrs. Duncan Tulloch) was the Mistress in
charge of the first School in the Old Town. It is interesting to
record that Mrs. Tulloch is still living in Umtali, and until
quite recently was still engaged in training children, work in
which she has never lost interest.
The first official mention of an Umtali School was made in
1900 when the Government Inspector of Schools reported that
there were 32 pupils and 2 teachers in a school conducted by the
American Methodist Episcopal Church. This School was held in a
double-storeyed building formerly known as Goldfields' Hotel;
the site is now occupied by the Government Coloured School. By
1904 the number of pupils had increased to 52.
During the year 1904 a School was opened under the auspices
of the Anglican Church, and in 1908 the Government took over
both Schools, the first term of 1909 opening with a roll of 117
scholars and a teaching staff of 5 housed in the School
buildings purchased from the A.M.E.C.
In 1911 the local authority granted a site for a School on
the Market Square. This building, which is the present Junior
School was occupied the following year, opening with a roll of
185. Additional class-rooms were erected during the course of
the following two years. With the outbreak of the Great War all
building operations ceased, and the expansion of the School roll
was met by the hiring of buildings and rooms scattered
throughout the township, these buildings, including the
Kilwinning Lodge, the D.R.C. (Dutch Reformed Church) Hall, which
became available when the School conducted by this Church was
closed, and the building known successively as Philippi's,
Strickland's, and the Umtali Cinema, the site of which is at
present occupied by Messrs. Puzey and Payne. The Kindergarten
Section was held in this building for several years.
position continued until 1926, when on August 10th, a new School
building, the present Senior School, was opened by the High
Commissioner, H.R.H. the Earl of Athlone. The School roll had
now passed the 400 mark and the teaching staff numbered 20.
During the succeeding years class- rooms have been added, the
Science block extended, a gymnasium erected, whilst the eastern
side of the quad has been filled by a Beit Hall, one of the many
gifts to the Colony made possible by the Beit Bequest, and in
this case a token of the personal interest in Umtali always
shown by the late Chairman of the Beit Trustees, Sir Henry
Birchenough. The plans of a School Library, another gift from
the same source, are now being prepared, and it is hoped that
this building will be completed by September, 1938.
The School has always been Co-educational. Force of
circumstances and smallness of numbers were probably the
determining factors at the start, and the system has worked so
smoothly and successfully that the question of change has never
been seriously considered.
Hostel accommodation of sorts was available from
pre-Government days. The first Government Hostel was the
building known as Miss Pickett's house at the north end of the
town. Into this house with its verandahs and outbuildings were crammed at one
time some twenty small boys and girls in addition to the
Superintendent and his family. The accommodation in the
outbuildings was particularly bad, and a visit by the
Administrator, the late Sir Drummond Chaplin, was taken
advantage of by the School Committee to press for some
improvement. Sir Drummond's action was characteristic. He
visited the Hostel with the writer and condemned the whole
place, but said that there was no money to provide better
accommodation. He suggested two alternatives; that of boarding
the children out with private individuals, or of ceasing to
provide boarding accommodation altogether. The Committee
refused, however, to take either course, considering both to be
retrogressive. Eventually, some money was forthcoming. A cottage
was rented and an old wood and iron building was re-conditioned
to serve as a dormitory, into which the boys were moved. Then
followed the building of Chancellor House Boys' Hostel out of
money lent to the Government by the Beit Trustees, whilst two
adjoining houses in Darlington were rented to serve as a Hostel
for the girls.
But the time came when, however successfully Mrs. Freeman, who
was in charge of the girls, could plot and plan, and her effort
only fell short of pushing out the walls, increased and better
accommodation for the rapidly expanding roll of boarders had to
be provided, and Athlone Girls' Hostel was built. The first sod
was turned by H.R.H. Princess Alice on August 10th, 1926, this
ceremony preceding the opening of the present Senior School
building by His Excellency the High Commissioner. The following
year saw Athlone House opened with Mrs. J. H. Freeman in charge,
a position she occupied for nearly ten years, earning the love
and esteem of staff and pupils alike.
The popularity of the
School continued to increase, boarders coming from all parts of
South Africa, and so more Hostel accommodation became necessary.
In 1931 the Junior Hostel was opened by the Prime Minister, the
Hon. H. U. Moffat, and more recently still further accommodation
has been provided in the old Hospital building, vacated by the
various Government Departments on the completion of their new
The provision of facilities for sport and other recreations
has kept pace with the extension of class-room and boarding
accommodation. In 1909 there were no playing fields. To-day
there are tennis and tenniquoit courts at the Junior Hostel,
tennis courts and a junior soccer field at the Senior School, a
hockey field and tennis courts at Athlone House, whilst on the
extensive grounds at Chancellor House one can at times see four
cricket matches progressing simultaneously.
The foregoing is an outline only of the rise and progress of
the Umtali High School, and not a history of education in Umtali
generally, otherwise mention would be made of the D.R.C.
Schools, of the Government Public School opened for the
convenience of children living at the railway end of the town,
of the School and Hostel conducted for several years by the
Dominican Sisters, and recently removed to more commodious
buildings at the north end of the town.
One might suggest with reason that those responsible for
choosing the School motto, chose wisely. Strength has come to
the School and from the School strength has come to the Colony,
and casting one's mind back over forty years one cannot but
think that Umtali has been particularly well served in
educational matters. How the memory envisages those who have
served so well: Mrs. Tulloch and Miss Johnson, of the A.M.E.C.;
Mrs. Mayo, scholar, teacher and member of the Committee; the
Reverend Robins, at St. John's; George Duthie, the first
Director of Education; and his successor, Mr. L. M. Foggin; Mr.
Macintosh, Mr. Condy; Messrs.
Harrison, Sutherland, Livingstone, and B. B. Hill; and Dr.
Harpur, the first Chairman of the School Committee, and his
successor, Andrew Laing. A goodly company to whom the School is
indebted for forming a tradition which we believe has been an
inspiration to their successors.
Athletic Sports, 1937
For the second year
the Annual Athletic Sports were held on the Upper Field at
Chancellor House on April 19th. The track was firmer than last
year, but it was still rather soft. Although a strong wind was
blowing in the afternoon, the weather was fine.
The competition in all events was keen. Livingstone House won
the championship by the narrow margin of half a point. Ninette
Raynor broke the Middle Girl's Long Jump record by over two
feet, and Lark equalled the 100 yards record. Lark in the Senior
and Dysart in the Lower Division were first in the 100, 220 and
440 yards, both running to very close finishes. Walker and Gomes
(Senior) and Grzicic, a competitor in the Middle Division, came
good seconds and thirds. Klette, a first year Senior, won the
high jump by clearing 5ft. 4½ ons. In both
the half-mile team race and in the relay, Livingstone was
victorious. Crawford won the mile handicap with Jansen coming
In the girls' events there was keen rivalry between Mary
Roberts and Kathleen Sheard who, by beating Mary Roberts to
second place in the last girls' event, became Victrix Ludorum.
The most exciting race of the day was the 220 yards. Stella
Winson caught up with Mary Roberts in the last thirty yards to
win by inches. Moffat House won both the Senior and Junior
Mr. A. G. Cowling, Acting Director of Education, presented
the prizes at the close of the afternoon.
We gratefully acknowledge a donation of £50 to the Sports
Fund from the Old Borderers' Association.
The following were the results of those events which carry
points towards the House championship:—
Senior Victor Ludorum: R. Lark.
Senior Victrix Ludorum: K. Sheard.
Middle Victor Ludorum: D. Dysart.
Middle Victrix Ludorum: M. Gale.
Junior Victor Ludorum: J. Viljoen.
Junior Victrix Ludorum: P. Hutchinson.
House Championship: Stanley,
; Livingstone, 165; Moffat, 137½;
Senior Boys: 1, Klette; 2, Lark; 3, Evans. 5ft. 4¾
Middle Boys: 1, Shakespeare; 2, Pfister; 3, Grzicic. 4ft.
Senior Girls: 1, K. Sheard; 2, S. Cripps and M. Parks. 4ft.
Middle Girls: 1, N. Raynor; 2, M. Gale; 3, O. Bailey. 4ft. 4½
Senior Boys: 1, Botha; 2, Zourides; 3, Gomes. 19ft. lin.
Middle Boys: 1, Grzicic. 2, Dysart; 3, King. 16ft. 5ins.
Senior Girls: 1, K. Sheard; 2, M. Roberts; 3, P. Nicolson.
Middle Girls: 1, N. Raynor; 2, J. Gale; 3, M. Venter. 14ft.
Senior Boys: 1, Lark; 2, Walker; 3, Gomes. 54 secs.
Middle Boys: 1, Dysart; 2, Longhurst; 3, Grzicic. 64 3-5th secs.
Senior Boys: 1, Lark; 2, Walker; 3, Gomes. 24 l-5th secs.
Middle Boys: 1, Dysart; 2, Grzicic; 3, Crawford. 28 secs.
Senior Girls: 1, S. Winson; 2, M. Roberts; 3, M. du Preez. 30
Senior Boys: 1, Lark; 2, Walker; 3, Gomes. 10 2-5th secs.
Middle Boys: 1, Dysart; 2, Grzicic; 3, McDiarmid. 12 secs.
Senior Girls: 1, M. Roberts; 2, K. Sheard; 3, S. Winson. 13
Middle Girls: 1, D. Fisher; 2, M. Gale; 3, N. Raynor. 13 3-5th
120 YARDS HURDLES (Senior): 1, Lark; 2, Mackenzie; 3, van der
Merwe. l-5th secs.
ONE MILE HANDICAP: 1, Crawford; 2, Jansen; 3, Nieuwoudt.
HALF-MILE TEAM RACE: 1, Livingstone (Jansen); 2, Stanley
(Gomes); 3, Moffat (Evans).
INTER-HOUSE RELAY—Boys: 1, Livingstone; 2, Moffat; 3, Stanley.
Senior Girls: 1, Moffat; 2, Livingstone; 3, Stanley.
Junior Girls: 1. Moffat: 2, Stanley; 3, Livingstone.
THROWING THE CRICKET BALL—
Senior Boys: 1, Lark; 2, Higham; 3, Hall. 96yds. 5ins.
Middle Boys: 1, Shakespeare; 2, Grzicic; 3, Pfister.
Senior Girls: 1. J. Gale; 2, A. Parker; 3, M. Parks.
PUTTING THE SHOT: 1, Clark; 2, Jansen; 3, McLean. 28ft. 11ins.
OBSTACLE RACE (Senior Girls): 1, H. Kloppers: 2. D. Lowth: 3. J.
HOP, SKIP AND JUMP—
Senior Boys: 1, Botha; 2, Jansen; 3, Zourides. 38ft. 4ins.
Middle Boys: 1, Grzicic; 2, Dysart; 3, Shakespeare. 33ft. 11ins.
INTER-HOUSE HOCKEY DRIBBLE: 1, Fairbridge; 2, Livingstone; 3,
INTER-HOUSE NET-BALL RACE: 1, Livingstone; 2, Moffat; 3,
SACK RACE (Middle Girls): 1, J. Gale; 2, M. Venter; 3, L. de
The following- races were also run:—
INTER-CLUB RELAY: 1, Terriers; 2, School; 3, Old Boys.
Boys: 1, School; 2, Public School.
Girls: 1, Convent; 2, School; 3, Public School.
At the Inter-School Sports this year we did not do as well
as was expected, but nevertheless we had quite a number of
successes. The School was represented by a group of 14 boys: 9
Seniors and 5 Juniors.
100 Yards—C. Walker (2nd place).
High Jump—E. Klette (2nd place).
Hurdles—R. Lark (tie for 1st place). Record.
Mile Team Race—Jansen 2nd, Gomes 3rd (1st place).
The School comfortably won the local Second League Trophy,
but in the match against Prince Edward School we gave a very
poor display of Rugby, and the score which was 37—7 made the
impression infinitely worse. The majority of the tries were
scored by Le Seuer, the Prince Edward centre, who showed
considerable ability both in speed and tactics. The Umtali team
would give a much better account of themselves if they could get
rid of an inferiority complex which has been too frequently
The School regained its prestige a week later in the match
against St. Andrew's College, the score being 10—5 in favour of
the visitors. The whole team played a hard and fast game and, in
contrast to the match against Prince Edward, played more as a
team than individuals.
The Rugby played this year was on the whole of a fair
standard, but the weak points of past School teams still exist.
Combination and backing-up was lacking, mainly due to the
inexperience of the majority of the players. Towards the end of
the season, however, a considerable improvement was noticeable.
ZOURIDIS.—Full-back. Unfortunately came into the team only late during the
season, and should do well next year. Shows promise.
LARK.—Wing three-quarter. Has a good turn of speed, which he
sometimes uses to good effect. Should make a point of always
going for the corner flag.
GOMES.—Centre. Has adopted this position only half-way
through the season. Shows promise.
WALTON.—Centre. Rather on the slow side, but makes up for
lack of speed by going hard. Handling is somewhat shaky at
HALL.—Wing three-quarter. Does not always use his speed.
Should improve with more experience.
BOTHA.—Fly-half. Has played some sterling games and carried
the team in many a tight corner.
HILL.—Scrum-half. Improved considerably towards the end of
the season. Should learn to get rid of the ball rather more
VAN DER MERWE.—Captain. Forward. Plays a hard game and never
spares himself. Must learn to lead his pack better.
LECANIDES.—Forward. Hooked for the team throughout the
season. A hard worker.
POPE.—Forward. Does not always use his weight, and should
learn to play harder in the loose.
CORBETT.—Forward. Also does not play hard enough in the
loose, but usually keeps his end up in the scrums.
McLEAN.—Rather disappointing this season, mainly on account
of lack of keenness.
CLARKE.—His first season at Rugby. Should do much better next
MARTIN.—Plays a good game in the loose, but rather inclined to
take things easy in the tight scrums.
PEACOCK.—Has played some very good games as a loose forward but
unfortunately does not last the whole game.
The following have also played for the 1st XV.: Jansen,
This year there has been an increased interest in boxing. As
usual the Juniors were very keen and the Seniors are at last
taking boxing more seriously. Under Mr. Hutchinson's coaching
the standard of boxing has steadily improved.
The Annual Tournament took place in the Drill Hall during the
middle term. Large entries were received in all weights and many
hard fights were witnessed both in the preliminaries and finals.
Livingstone House once again annexed the Cup, but only by the
small margin of two points from Stanley House.
The best bout of the evening was that between Nieuwoudt and
G. Symes, both going all out for the full three rounds.
Nieuwoudt, who was slightly the fitter, gained a very close
decision, Symes, incidentally, receiving the Cup for the best
boxer. D. Symes, an aggressive boxer, beat King, the fight being
stopped in the third round. McDiarmid, who was called upon at
the last moment, put up a very sporting performance against
Botha, a more experienced fighter. In the heavy-weight division,
van der Merwe beat McLean. Both were groggy in the first round,
and the decision might have gone to either boxer.
The Junior bouts were all keenly contested. All the boxers
used the straight left with better effect than most of the
Seniors. Saunders, who displayed a useful straight left, beat
Olwage, who caused much amusement by the way he ducked, his head
nearly touching his knees in the process. Gale, although called
upon at short notice, put up a good fight against his bigger
opponent, Crawford. Cocorosis won his contest by his
aggressiveness, carrying the fight to Kruger throughout the
Major Bowles presented the prizes at the end of the
Under 651bs: Saunders (M.) beat Olwage (S.) on points.
Under 751bs.: Cocorosis (M.) beat Kruger (S.) on points.
Under 851bs.: Crawford (L.) beat Gale (S.) on points.
Under 951bs.: Nieuwoudt (S.) beat Symes, G. (L.) on points.
Under 1051bs.: Symes, D. (M.) beat King (S.) on T.K.O.
Under 1151bs.: Mackenzie (M.) beat Olwage (S.) on T.K.O.
Under 1251bs.: Reid (L.) beat Buchanan (L.) on points.
Under 1351bs.: Webster (L.) beat Gomes (L.) on points.
Under 1451bs.: Botha (S.) beat McDiarmid (M.) on T.K.O.
Under 1651bs.: Van der Merwe (S.) beat MacLean (L.) on points.
A team of five went to Salisbury to take part in the
Inter-School Boxing Tournament. Although we did not win a
weight, we were successful in winning two fights in the
Preliminaries. Van der Merwe beat Meltzer, of Milton, on a
technical knock-out, the fight being stopped in the second
round, and Mackenzie beat Cormack, of Plumtree, on points. The
other competitors were all beaten in their first fights.
Under 95: Bennett (Chaplin) beat Nieuwoudt.
Under 105: Griffin (St. George's) beat Symes.
Under 115: Mackenzie beat Cormack (Plumtree).
Under 145: Van der Merwe beat Meltzer (Milton).
Under 75: Wade (Plumtree) beat Kruger.
Under 115: Griffin (St. George's) beat Mackenzie.
Under 145: Oldham (Plumtree) beat van der Merwe.
So far this year the School has had quite a successful
season. The general standard has improved, owing possibly to the
existence of a Second XI., which has greatly increased the
rivalry for places in the First Team. Of the five Inter-School
matches played, we have won three.
A team from Ruzawi played a Junior team at Umtali on March
6th. The visitors were all out for 54, to which Umtali replied
with a score of 97. For Umtali G. Symes made 20, and Evershed
took 7 wickets for 26.
A "Colts" team went to Salisbury to play Prince Edward
School. Umtali won this match, scoring 90 to Prince Edward's 40.
For Umtali Goldsmith made 30 and G. Symes took 6 wickets.
The Second XI. visited Salisbury with the "Colts" and played
Prince Edward's Second team. The latter batted first, scoring
112, but Umtali only managed to reply with 56. Walton took five
wickets for 30 for Umtali.
Congratulations to the following: N. Hill, who was awarded
the bat presented by Mr. Parry for the most improved cricketer;
R. Lark, who won the bat presented by Mr. Carlton Gane for the
best batting average; and J. Higham N. Hill, and R. Lark on
being awarded their Colours.
UMTALI HIGH SCHOOL v. PRINCE EDWARD SCHOOL
Prince Edward School 1st XI. visited Umtali on February 27th,
the match being played on the Upper Chancellor House field
before a" large number of spectators.
Jansen won the toss for Umtali and decided to take the field.
Rose opened the bowling, and the first wicket fell when
Macdonald was dismissed for 2 runs. Thereafter, the wickets fell
steadily, the score being 25 for 8 until Tulley and Giles made a
stand to bring the total up to 56. The visitors were all out for
The Umtali opening batsmen were soon dismissed. Jansen,
however, made a stand with Hill, and these two batsmen scored 28
and 29 respectively. Rose at sixth wicket made 39, which
included four good sixes.
Prince Edward's batted again and made 104, leaving Umtali 23
runs to obtain to win, which they scored with the loss of three
PRINCE EDWARD SCHOOL
Macdonald, b Rose - 2
Ruile, lbw, b Parker -1
Thomas, c Reid, b Rose - 1
Evans, lbw, b Rose - 0
Barkley, b Rose - 0
Tulley, lbw, b van der Merwe - 16
Giles, lbw, b Rose - 14
Cornish, c and b van der Merwe - 1
Popkiss, lbw b van der Merwe - 0
Passaportis, b Parker - 20
White, not out - 1
Bowling: Rose 5 for 17, Parker 2 for 16, van der Merwe 3 for
Macdonald, b Rose - 2
Ruile, c Hill, b Rose - 40
Thomas, c Baker, b Jansen - 20
Evans, c Hill, b Higham -15
Barkley, b Lark - 0
Tulley, b Parker - 5
Giles, b Parker - 4
Cornish, b Parker - 0
Popkiss, b Rose - 5
Passaportis, b Rose - 0
White, not out - 3
Total - 105
Bowling: Rose 4 for 13, Parker 3 for 29; Jansen 1 for 15,
Lark 1 for 17, Higham 1 for 8.
UMTALI HIGH SCHOOL
Godfrey, c Giles, b Tulley - 0
Hall, lbw, b Tulley - 2
Jansen, b White - 28
Higham, c Giles, b Cornish - 1
Hill, c Cornish, b White - 29
Baker, run out - 2
Lark, b Evans - 16
Rose, b Evans - 39
Reid, run out - 0
Van der Merwe, b Macdonald - 5
Parker, not out 1
Extras - 17
Total - 140
Bowling: Tulley 2 for 18, Cornish 1 for 12, Evans 1 for 34,
White 3 for 21, Macdonald 1 for 10.
Godfrey, st. Evans, b White - 12
Hall, b Cornish - 8
Jansen, st. Evans, b White - 9
Total for 3 wkts. - 29
UMTALI HIGH SCHOOL v. ST. GEORGE'S.
The 1st XI. travelled up to Salisbury to play St. George's in
the semi-final of the Schools Cup on Saturday, November 6th.
St. George's, batting first, made an auspicious beginning,
and by tea time had scored 61 for 4. However, after tea the side
collapsed badly and were dismissed for 88. Lark and Higham
bowled well, and Hill backed them up with excellent wicket
keeping. Umtali started their innings badly, the first three
wickets falling for only six runs. But Hill and Lark coming
together played sound cricket and managed to pass the opponents' score. The
innings closed soon afterwards for 101, giving Umtali a small
lead. Hill played a magnificent innings of patience and skill,
and saved the side from entire collapse.
In their second innings after lunch, St. George's attacked
the bowling, with the result that the School was given an hour
and a half to make 96. Umtali played cautiously to their undoing
for a collapse set in. Wickets fell at irregular intervals and
runs were scarce. Symes put up a spirited resistance, being the
only man to reach double figures. With only a few minutes to go
the last man was out l.b.w., thus giving St. George's an
exciting victory by 58 runs.
The scores were as follows:—
Bell, st. Hill, b Higham - 30
Searle, c Gould, b Lark - 3
Maclean, c Woodward, b Gould - 8
Macnamara, b Woodward - 6
Scrivener, st. Hill, b Higham -13
Morris, lbw, b Higham - 2
Savage, c Hill, b Lark - 3
Storey, run out - 5
Mannix, not out -14
Kerr, c and b Lark - 2
Clegg, b Lark - 1
Extras - 1
Total - 88
Bowling: Lark 4 for 24, Higham 3 for 14.
Bell, c Hill, b Higham - 9
Searle, c Godfrey, b Lark - 0
Maclean, c Woodward b Higham - 36
Macnamara, not out - 37
Scrivener, b Lark - 0
Morris, lbw, b Evershed -1
Savage, c Reid, b Lark - 7
Storey, st Hill, b Evershed - 13
Mannix, b Godfrey - 2
Kerr, b Gould - 0
Clegg did not bat.
Extras - 3
Total - 108
Bowling: Lark 3 for 54, Evershed 2 for 2.
UMTALI HIGH SCHOOL
Symes, c and b Maclean - 1
Muggleton, c Morris, b Savage - 3
Godfrey, b Maclean - 1
Hill, not out - 48
Reid, c and b Maclean - 8
Higham, lbw, b Savage - 3
Evershed, c and b Maclean - 7
Lark, c Storey, b Maclean - 23
Woodward, b Maclean - 2
Walton, lbw, b Maclean - 0
Gould, b Maclean - 0
Extras - 5
Total - 101
Bowling: Maclean 8 for 48, Savage 2 for 37.
Symes, lbw, b Savage - 12
Muggleton, b Maclean - 1
Godfrey, lbw, b Maclean - 3
Hill, b Maclean - 0
Reid, b Maclean - 0
Higham, c Searle, b Savage - 6
Evershed, b Savage - 6
Lark, c Storey, b Maclean - 4
Woodward, lbw, b Savage - 2
Walton, b Savage - 0
Gould, not out - 3
Total - 40
Bowling: Maclean 5 for 16, Savage 5 for 22.
The Cross-Country Run
The Cross-Country was a very successful event this year, due
chiefly to the keenness of Mr. Hodgson. Large fields turned out
to both the League and training runs. Gomes, last year's winner,
came first in all three League runs, though he was hard-pressed
by Evans, who tied with him for first place in the second League
run. In the final run Walton came third.
The improvement in the runs during the Term was very
noticeable. The time for the first run was bettered by nearly
two minutes in the final run.
A new course was tried this year, but the old one is still
retained for all the League runs.
Cadet Notes, 1937
The high standard of previous years has been fully maintained
this year. Two Platoons, a Band, and a Signalling Section, as
well as a Recruit Squad have received instruction. On the
resignation of Lieutenant Walker at the end of the first Term,
Lieutenant Jarvis has commanded the No. 1 Platoon.
At the beginning of the second Term the Cadets were inspected
by the Commandant on the Lower Field at Chancellor House. In his
report he stated that No. 1 Platoon was very well turned out,
the arms drill was good, and that it was a "Satisfactory
Twelve Cadets took part in the Annual Local Weapon Meeting.
Lark figured twice on the prize-list and won the Harrison Cup,
presented to the Cadet with the highest individual aggregate.
Three Cadets attended the Melsetter, and two the Rusape District
Weapon Meetings. A team also competed at Chipinga, where they
carried off one team event.
In the third Term a shooting team travelled to Salisbury to
compete against the Prince Edward and the St. George's Cadets.
In the Bisley Competition fairly good scores were made, but
the very high standard reached by Matabeleland proved too
difficult to beat. Shooting took place under difficult
conditions and the scores were quite creditable.
Spoons were presented by the Headmaster to the under
mentioned cadets formaking highest scores in the Inter-School
Major-General Edward's Cup (.22 Range):
Over 15: G. Neaves - 57 (possible 60)
Under 15: P. Uren - 58 (possible 60)
Directors' Shield Competition (.303):
Highest score: G. Cripps 51 (possible 60)
Sergeant J. Jarvis to be 2nd Lieutenant.
Corporals Walton, Phillips, Pope and Hill to be Sergeants.
Cadets Corbett, Baker, Botha, and Reid to be Corporals.
Cadet Birch to be Lance-Corporal.
Scouts, 1st Umtali Troop
When School re-opened in January it was found that several
useful patrol leaders had left. Some comparatively young Scouts
were promoted and a pleasing feature of the year has been the
quiet and efficient manner in which patrol leaders and seconds
have responded to the responsibilities placed upon them.
Meetings have been held in the gymnasium on Fridays, 7.30-9.0
p.m. In addition, a recruits' class was held in the first term
for training in Tenderfoot work. An enthusiastic camp-fire
concluded the activities of the first term.
Three camps were held during the second term at the Jungle.
D. Symes, Crawford, J. Seymour, D. Seymour, and Heron became
Second-Class Scouts and together with Uren received Cook's
Each camp included in its programme a Scouts Own Service and
a camp- fire. Time was found in order to climb the neighbouring
A class in knotting and splicing was held during the second
term under the direction of Mr. Trubi, who kindly volunteered to
act as instructor to twelve of the Troop.
The strength of the Troop continues to be above forty. Rovers
Mitchelmore and Fox are now actively assisting the Scoutmaster.
During the last term of the year the Scoutmaster is on leave
and the Troop is at present under the guidance of the Hon. Local
Secretary, Mr. Rodney Vowles.
Guide Notes, 1937
At the end of last year many of our Guides of long standing left
School and our best wishes go with them for their future
happiness and success. Throughout the year our numbers have kept
high in the 1st and 2nd Companies, and we are pleased to say
that a 3rd Company has been started. Miss Heaume, Miss Hibbert,
and Miss Winson have been welcomed as Lieutenants.
The Guides have participated in several functions, including
the Coronation Service, the Renewal of the Promise Ceremony with
the Scouts, Cubs and Brownies on the occasion of the visit of
Colonel Robins, the Commissioner for the Colony. A "Guides Own"
was held on Guide Sunday. Perhaps the most memorable undertaking
was the Coronation Rally and Camp held in Salisbury in June.
Seventy Guides and Brownies attended this function, and we were
600 in Camp. We met and made friends with Guides from all over
Rhodesia, and had such fun renewing friendships with Guides whom
we had met at previous Rallies, and also with the "Old Umtali
Guides" who are doing their bit as Guiders in so many parts of
A Company of Cadet Rangers has come into existence, and we
hope it will take shape and become really active next Term.
Guide Greetings and Happy Days!
This year the School Swimming Gala was held through the
kindness of the Municipality in the Municipal Baths.
This was the first school festivity held since the new House,
Fairbridge, was formed, and great enthusiasm was shown
throughout all the houses.
We were sorry that the girls' race against the Convent had to
be cancelled, but hope that next year we shall be able to
compete against them.
Mr. Hill, at the end of the afternoon, thanked the staff and
the judges, Miss Mackay, Major Bowles, Mr. Winkel, Mr.
Alexander, Mr. Hodgson, Mr. Slaven, Mr. Davis and Mr. Heron, for
all they had done. Miss Palmer was also thanked for the trouble
she had taken with the refreshments.
Mrs. Bain, the Mayoress, presented the prizes and said how
much she had enjoyed the afternoon.
The results were as follows:—
Two lengths, senior boys: 1, Mackenzie; 2, Woodward; 3, Mare.
Time: 44.2 secs.
50 yards, girls: 1, J. Collie; 2, M. Bower; 3, A. Frost.
Time: 86 secs.
100 yards championship, boys (under 16): 1, Mackenzie; 2,
Gould; 3, Allen. Time: 1 min. 24 2-5th secs.
100 yards championship, Senior boys: 1, Mare; 2, Mackenzie;
3, Woodward. Time: 1 min. 13 secs.
One length, senior boys: 1, Mackenzie; 2, Woodward; 3, Mare.
Time: 19 secs.
50 yards championship, junior boys: 1, Coaton; 2, Stokes; 3,
Adair. Time: 35 secs.
50 yards championship, senior boys: 1, Woodward; 2,
Mackenzie; 3, Mare. Time: 31 1-5th secs.
One length, senior girls: 1, J. Hodgson; 2, J. Collie; 3, M.
Cole. Time: 22. 2-5th secs.
House team race, Junior girls: 1, Moffat; 2, Stanley; 3,
Fairbridge; 4, Livingstone.
Senior girls: 1, Livingstone; 2, Stanley; 3, Fairbridge; 4,
Junior boys: 1, Fairbridge; 2, Stanley; 3, Livingstone; 4,
Senior boys: 1, Moffat; 2, Stanley; 3, Livingstone; 4,
Boys' water polo: Moffat,"8; Livingstone, 8
One length Junior boys: 1, Coaton; 2, Stokes; 3, Elliott.
Time: 21 secs.
Diving, Senior boys: 1, Mackenzie; 2, Reid; 3, Allen.
Two lengths, Junior boys: 1, Coaton; 2, Rail; 3, Stokes.
Time: 53 secs
Diving, Junior boys: 1, Saunders; 2, Stokes; 3, Gale."
One width, 11 years and under, boys: 1, Gale; 2, Saunders; 3,
Chevallier. Time: 21 secs.
One width, 11 years and under, girls: 1, M. Cowie; 2, J.
Bowles; 3, M. Perkins. Time: 10 l-10th secs.
One width, girls, 12-13 years: 1, M. Gale; 2, O. Bailey; 3,
J. Shepherd-Cross. Time: 7 2-5th Secs.
Diving, Senior girls: 1, S. Winson; 2, P. Nicolson; 3, G.
25 yards back stroke, girls, open: 1, J. Hodgson; 2, O.
Bailey; 3, M. Gale.
Diving, Junior girls: 1, J. Godfrey; 2, M. Gale; 3, P. Smith.
1 width, beginners, girls: 1, G. Peets; 2, C. Saurman; 3, J.
1 length, 14 and under, girls: M. Gale; 2, P. Smith; 3, R.
Cocker. Time: 24 secs.
25 yards, Junior girls: 1, R. Cocker; 2, P. Smith; 3, M.
House Champions: Stanley, 109; Moffat, 96; Livingstone, 69;
School Champions: Boys, Senior, J. Mackenzie. Junior, J.
Coaton, 10, 100
yards, under 16, Mackenzie. Girls, Senior: Jean Collie. Junior:
Senior boys' champion (runner-up): F. Mare.
Senior girls' champion (runner-up): June Hodgson.
Two lengths, Senior boys: Mackenzie.
50 yards, Senior girls: J. Collie.
50 yards, Senior boys: Woodward.
Two lengths, Junior boys: Coaton.
25 yards back stroke, girls: J. Hodgson.
100 yards, boys (under 16): Mackenzie.
Junior girls' champion: M. Gale.
Junior boys' champion: Coaton.
Junior girls' champion (runner-up): Peggy Smith.
Junior boys' champion (runner-up): D. Stokes.
The "Rime" of the Ancient Borderer
It is an ancient Borderer
And he stoppeth one of three.
"By thy long grey beard and glittering eye,
Now wherefore stopp'st thou me ?
Donaldson's doors are opened wide
And I am next to tea.
My friends are met, the time is set.
May'st hear them calling me."
He holds him with his glittering eye.
The High School boy stood still
And listened like a three years child.
The Old Boy hath his will.
The car was cheered the way was cleared,
Merrily off went they.
"Away from Chancellor House," quoth he.
On the road to U.A.A.
At length did cross an ancient fowl,
Along the road came she
And though I curved and braked and swerved,
I killed the bird: Ah me!
And I had done a hellish thing,
As it did work us woe.
For all averred I had killed the bird
That made the tries to flow.
The fair breeze blew, the fly half flew,
The forwards followed free.
We were the first that ever burst
And score a try did we.
Down dropt the breeze, the tries slowed down.
'Twas sad as sad could be.
And we did play through force of sport
And they did say 'twas me.
For I did cause the team to lose.
I'll remember till I die,
How each one turned with a ruffled look
And cursed me with his eye.
Since then at an uncertain hour
That agony returns.
Until my ghastly tale is told
My heart within me burns.
Farewell, consider you my last behest,
And tell to other High School men.
He playeth best who loveth best,
Both man and beast and hen.
This year eleven courts have been in constant use, and there has
been considerable improvement in play, every girl being
interested and anxious to improve her strokes.
D. Lowth was elected Captain, and M. Jordaan Vice-Captain for
1937. The School Championships were played during the last Term
of 1936, N. Spragge winning the Junior Singles, and B. Taylor
and M. Jordaan the Senior Doubles.
The following girls played in the First Team: D. Lowth and M.
Jordaan, J. Pascoe and H. Kloppers, M. Roberts and B. Taylor.
The team was much more successful this year than they were last.
RESULTS OF MATCHES.
1936 November 2—Hillside Ladies v. School: 5—4 setts (lost)
November 4-—Penhalonga v. School: 5—4 setts (lost).
November 14—Past v. Present: 84—63 games to Past.
1937 February 17—Penhalonga v. School: 5—4, setts (lost).
February 24—Raylton v. School: 6—3 setts (won).
March 3—Penhalonga v. School: 5—4 setts (won).
March 17—Hillside v. School: 5—4 setts (won).
March 24—Penhalonga v. School: 6—3 setts (lost).
October 2—Salisbury Convent: 118—47 games (lost).
October 20—Park Ladies v. School: 6—3 setts (lost).
October 23—Hillside Ladies v. School: 5—4 setts (lost).
October 30—Past v. Present: 155—106 games (won).
November 3—Penhalonga v. School: 5—4 setts (won).
In the match against the Salisbury Convent, in spite of the
rather large difference in the scores, the Umtali team played
quite well and many of the games were a hard fight. The first
couple did well to win two of their doubles matches. D. Lowth,
the Captain, played particularly well both in the doubles and
singles, and in addition to winning two matches in the doubles,
she also won her singles.
Altogether the Umtali team put up a creditable fight against
an exceptionally good School Tennis Team.
The team was made up as follows: D. Lowth (Captain) and J.
Pascoe, B. Barrow and M. Roberts, B. Taylor and S. Winson.
In addition to the above team the following also played
against the Past Girls: H. Kloppers, M. Parks, M. Bower, J.
Collins, J. Hodgson, P. Lark, and B. Mellor.
Daphne Lowth won the Senior Tennis Championship Cup, and M.
Hall and A. Venter were the winners of the Junior Girls' Doubles
1st Teams. - 2nd Teams.
Livingstone v. Fairbridge: 2—7 to Fairbridge; 5—4 to
Moffat v. Fairbridge: 1—8 to Fairbridge; 2—7 to Fairbridge.
Stanley v. Fairbridge: 6—3 to Fairbridge; 4—5 to Fairbridge.
Livingstone v. Stanley: 4—5 to Stanley; 5—4 to Livingstone.
Moffat v. Livingstone: 1—8 to Livingstone; 4—5 to Livingstone.
Stanley v. Moffat: 7—2 to Stanley; 6—3 to Stanley.
Result: Fairbridge, 50; Livingstone, 40; Stanley, 30; Moffat, 0.
THE FIRST TEAM.
D. LOWTH (Captain).—Played well and steadily in all matches. Her
back hand has improved, and she plays with much more confidence.
M. JORDAAN.—Is good and, although she missed matches because
of a disabled knee, she plays a much better game than she did
J. PASCOE.—Shows steady improvement and is much quicker on
M. E. ROBERTS.—Is a keen, hard worker and has improved
considerably in consequence. She is still a little uncertain and
excitable in matches.
B. TAYLOR.—Is a steady player and reliable in matches. A keen
member of the team.
H. KLOPPERS.—Has not improved as was expected. She tries
hard, but should vary her strokes more and try to get more pace
on the ball.
B. BARROW.—Has been a very useful member of the School team
this term. She has good style and some very good shots. She is
inclined to be erratic, but if she can correct this fault and
also speed up her footwork, she should make a really good
Hockey has improved considerably this season. We were able to
enter two teams for the League Matches and both worked very
hard. Unfortunately the new field was not completed, but we hope
it will be in use next year. We were not as successful in the
Women's League as we were last year; Raylton was first and the
School "A" team second.
J. Pascoe was elected Captain and M. Roberts Vice-Captain for
1937. The following played in "A" team: A. Frost (goal), M. du
Preez (left back), J. Collins (right back), P. Nicolson (left
half), S. Winson (centre-half), D. Bull (right half), M. Roberts
(right wing), M. Parks (right inner), J. Pascoe (centre), D.
Clay (left inner), D. Lowth (left wing).
Results of Matches.
2nd June: School "A" v. Town (lost 4—3).
9th June: School "B" v. Raylton (lost (5—0).
16th June: School "B" v. Town (2—2).
21st June: School "A" v. School "B" ("A" 3—2).
23rd June: School "B" v. Town (2—2).
3rd July: School "A" v. Salisbury (lost (9—0).
15th July: School "A" v. School "B" ("A" 4—2).
21st July: School "A" v. Raylton (lost 3—2).
24th July: School "B" v. Raylton (lost (2—0).
24th July: School "A" v. Town (won 3—1).
28th July: School "A" v. Raylton (2—2).
Two rounds were played in the House hockey matches with the
1st Teams. 2nd Teams.
Moffat v. Stanley: 7—3 to Stanley; 3—2 to Stanley.
Fairbridge v. Livingstone: 3—2 to Fairbridge; 3—1 to Fairbridge.
Moffat v. Livingstone: 6—2 to Livingstone; 3—2 to Livingstone.
Fairbridge v. Stanley: 4—2 to Fairbridge; 2—2 draw.
Moffat v. Fairbridge: 10—3 to Fairbridge; 1—1 draw.
Stanley v. Livingstone: 4—2 to Livingstone; 3—1 to Livingstone.
Result: Fairbridge, 50; Livingstone, 40; Stanley, 25; Moffat, 5.
The First Team.
A. FROST.—Has played well. She is inexperienced at present
but next season ought to be good. In defending she sends the
ball over the line too frequently, but her judgment is good in
coming out to tackle.
M. DU PREEZ.—Her game has improved in every match. She is sure
J. COLLINS.—Has played well in the short time she has had as
a back. Should be good next season.
P. NICOLSON.—Has played steadily all through the season and
is a reliable half in matches.
S. WINSO.—Could be brilliant, but she is unreliable, and in
matches her play was either very good or distressingly bad.
D. BULL.—Is young and inexperienced, but played well and
ought to be good in time.
J. PASCOE (Captain).—Made a better centre-forward than wing.
Her shooting was much better at the end of the season.
D. CLAY.—Has justified her selection by playing in every
M. PARKS.—Has improved, but is a little disappointing at
times. She lacks confidence.
D. LOWTH.—Centres very well near the circle, but is slow in
the field, and sometimes misses amazingly simple passes.
M. ROBERTS.—A very fast wing with good stick work. She uses
her speed to advantage. She is a good player, but a certain
excitability in matches causes her to miss opportunities, and if
she could overcome this, her play would be excellent.
SWIMMING.The swimming of the girls seems to have improved this year and
much more interest has been shown, so that there was more and
keener competition. Since swimming was not made compulsory this
season, there were fewer swimmers, but those who did attend on
Thursdays were keen and anxious to improve. More interest was
shown in diving this year. We were again disappointed in not
being able to compete in the Inter-School Gala held in Bulawayo.
Our own gala was very successful, while in the Umtali Swimming
Club Gala many of the honours were carried off by competitors
from the High School. The School team obtained first place in
the team race against the Convent School and the Town teams.
The team: J. Hodgson, M. Cole, M. Bower, J. Collie.
J. Hodgson is a good swimmer with excellent style.
M. Cole ought to be better than she is and should try to
improve her arm stroke, which is stiff and awkward.
M. Bower would be much faster if she improved the leg-stroke.
It has too small a compass at present.
J. Collie is good and has steadily improved each season.
The Lamentations of the Afflicted
Psychologists tell us that the female sex is usually kind and
compassionate. But the fair members of the Domestic Science
Class would confound them. For they have no concern whatever for
our digestions, if one is to judge from the sweets served out at
a recent concert.
The stomach is a delicate organ, and should be respected as
such. But the apparently heartless D.S. pupils seem to imagine
that we are ideally suited to remove the debris of amateur
Being a mere male I have no conception of what goes on in the
mysterious recesses of the D.S. Room, hence I can only surmise.
But, having partaken of the results, I should imagine that the
sweets are made in much the same way as a witchdoctor concocts
his most potent "medicines."
One wonders if the ingredients are mixed to the accompaniment
of weird chantings by the assembly of white-aproned pupils. And
whether the girls are thrown into fits of unholy glee at the
thought of the unwary schoolboys they will presently ensnare
with the cunningly disguised sweetmeats.
To lure the boy on to his doom coy damsels, like the Lorelei
maiden of yore, entice him to disaster. Egged on by the
appealing eyes of the vendor, the victim makes large purchases,
perhaps not realising what Fate has in store for him.
He tastes, and makes a grimace, but the thought of those
appealing eyes stops any criticism. Being hungry, and as to most
schoolboy^ the term "having a good time" is synonymous with "a
bust-up," he is compelled to consume more. Towards the end of
the evening he experiences a vague uncomfortable feeling in that
delicate organ, the stomach. . . .
The object of our attention spends a troubled night.
The next day or two is spent in bitterly criticising the
authorities for allowing irresponsible young ladies to have
access to the D.S. Room, and he also gives his candid opinion of
But Time, as everyone knows, is a great healer, and he soon
forgets his woe. Later, ruminating on the subject of sweets, he
says, "Well, they weren't too bad,
considering who made them!"
And I agree, don't you, that they weren't so bad,
considering. . . .
B. du P.
A Reply to the Preceding
In view of the sudden impetus given to the Modern side of our
scholastic studies, we have been wondering whether the
authorities could not find it possible to include a course in
cookery and its allied arts for the male element of the School.
Perhaps some such scheme would help to alleviate the jealousy
some of our contemporaries appear to feel for the more fortunate
of us who have access to the Domestic Science Room.
The female of the species, being kind and compassionate, has
too long been moved by the longing glances and envious peeps
cast through the D.S.R. door, no longer can she heartlessly
ignore the lingering steps of her male confederates as they pass by, no longer can she suffer to see them journeying
back and forth, so obviously to catch some chance fleeting whiff
from the savoury dishes being prepared within, or even a glimpse
at the tempting morsels that are the cause of their dismay. Our
soft hearts are being moved more every day by the piteous
sight—something must be done.
Why is Fate so unfair in its distribution of the good things
of this world as to permit the more capable sex alone to enjoy
these culinary pleasures, while the poor boys must fill in their
time by making abominable odours in the Science Lab., or
hammering their thumb-nails in the Woodwork Room? We fail to
understand and can only offer you from the depths of our
sympathetic hearts—our regrets.
But perhaps the years of experience and the deeper knowledge
that belong to the more enlightened have taught man his
shortcomings. Knowing that such a delicate art could be placed
only in the hands of the gentler sex, where clumsiness is a
sacrilege and inaccuracy a crime, he must surely realise the
folly of his dreams of conquering the domain of cooking. We must
allow such remarks as "I dare you to" and "Go on!" which assail
our ears as the sufferers pass by, to go unheeded and
unacknowledged. We must sadly face years of gloating glances and
learn to bear with fortitude the envious jealousy of those who
allow "I dare
not" to wait upon "I would."
We have replied to your lament fully understanding the loss
you are sustaining, and realising with sympathy the extent of
your yearning towards thefulfilment of your gustatory faculties.
Livingstone House are to be congratulated on winning the
House Championship this year. Stanley House were not far behind
them, with Fairbridge and Moffat third and fourth respectively.
Captains: R. Lark and Peggy Nicolson. (Vice-Captain, Joan
Stanley House has had quite a successful year. During the
course of the first Term we won the Swimming Championship, and
also Athletics by the narrow margin of half a point.
Congratulations are due to all who took part both in the
swimming and athletics events.
During the second Term we did not do as well as we expected.
We managed to come second in the Rugby Competition, but seeing
that we lost some very useful members of the team during the
course of the Term, we consider ourselves fortunate in obtaining
second place. Congratulations to N. van der Merwe and B. Botha,
both of whom gained their Rugby Colours this' season.
In the Tennis Competition, the mixed doubles were quite a
success, but here again we did not do quite as well as we
expected, obtaining only third place.
All through the year both boys and girls have been very keen,
and we hope that this keenness will continue.
The following have been awarded their House Colours: R. Lark,
The first important event of the year was the Swimming Gala,
in which Stanley did very well, obtaining first place, closely
followed by Livingstone. We repeated the success of the gala on Sports Day, again coming
first, largely through the excellent support of the boys.
Congratulations are due to all those who took part in these
We drew for first place with Livingstone in the Cricket
Competition and came second in both Boxing and Rugby, and fourth
in the Cross-Country Run.
Our Hockey and Tennis have not been of the best, but with
such a keen House spirit and promising material we should do
well in future. We came third in both the Inter-House Hockey and
Tennis, while the results of the Inter-House Mixed Doubles,
played off this Term showed us to be only five points below
Fair- bridge and Livingstone.
Congratulations to J. Pascoe who has won her Hockey Colours,
and to P. Nicolson, J. Pascoe, and S. Winson who have gained
their House Colours.
Captains: E. M. McLean and Barbara Taylor. (Vice-Captain: Daphne
Livingstone House has been successful in obtaining the first
place for the past six years, and we hope to repeat our success
at the end of the present year.
Our Rugby activities have proved successful this year, owing
to the enthusiasm of all concerned. We tied for first place in
Tennis with Moffat House, but we were not so fortunate in the
Swimming Competition, finishing only third. Cricket and
Athletics were satisfactory, and we just managed to win the
Boxing. Congratulations to Stanley House for having put up such
a good fight, and to T. Reid and G. Symes for winning their
Since a new House was introduced into the House system at the
beginning of this year, all four Houses were re-picked, and
altogether both our old and new members have done us credit.
Although we have had few major successes our total points are
well in advance of the other Houses.
Last year the girls lost both their House-Mistresses, and we
welcome into their places Miss Palmer and Miss Heaume.
Swimming was again combined, but our efforts were not as
successful as they might have been, for we came only third. We
ran Stanley a very close second in the Sports, and in the
Inter-House Tennis we tied for first place with Fairbridge.
We won our Hockey matches against Moffat and Stanley, but
were beaten by Fairbridge in both games.
Congratulations to D. Lowth, who has gained her Tennis
Colours, and to B. Taylor, D. Lowth, J. Hodgson, M. Bower on
winning their House Colours.
Captains: J. Higham and Mary Roberts. (Vice-Captain: Marie du
We have been unfortunate this year in losing our House
Captain during the middle Term. We were very weak in the Senior
Division, but our Juniors pulled us up considerably. We came
third in the Sports, and congratulate Dysart on the Middle Boys Victor Ludorum. We came second in the Swimming
Competition, for in this division we had a strong Senior team,
and managed to obtain two places in each event.
In the Cross-Country we did well in the League Runs, but
unfortunately dropped to third place in the final run. Although
the House was beaten at Rugby, the results were very close, and
in no match were we overwhelmed. This year Moffat boxers have
been very enthusiastic, especially the Juniors. In the School
Tournament we won four weights, only one of our finalists being
During the first Term we were not very successful in Cricket.
Our Juniors did quite well, but the Seniors were not
outstanding. This Term, however, we look forward confidently to
winning both the Cricket and the Tennis.
Congratulations to the following on being awarded their House
J. Higham, J. Godfrey, D. Symes, D. Lourenco, J. Kok, T.
Delaney, F. Chevallier.
This year Moffat has achieved a fair amount of success, and
at the end of the second Term, in conjunction with the boys, has
a very fair total of points. We were not successful in Tennis
during the first Term, but were placed second in the Swimming
Gala and third in the Annual Athletics. We must congratulate P.
Hutchinson, who won the Junior Victrix Ludorum.
The Hockey team improved and, towards the end of the season,
played well, though we lost several matches.
Congratulations to M. du Preez and M. Roberts, who have been
awarded their Hockey Colours and to M. Roberts on winning her
Captains: N. Hill and Helena Kloppers. (Vice-Captain: Joan
Fairbridge House has been established only this year, and
taking this fact into consideration we have done quite well,
being more successful in team events than those in which
individual effort was required. This in itself is a good sign,
and we hope that it will be the beginning of a tradition of real
team work in the House.
The Swimming Gala was the first Inter-House event: in this we
finished fourth, although we had the runner-up for the Junior
Cup. In the Athletic Sports we were again fourth, lacking Junior
representatives of any merit We were more successful in Cricket
and Rugby, obtaining third place in both competitions. By
winning the final of the Cross-Country Run we gained second
place in the season's runs.
Congratulations to N. Hill, V. B. Pope, and L. Muggleton on
being awarded their House Colours.
Despite the fact that much keenness has been shown by all
members of the House, we have not had a very successful first
year. We hope to give a much better account of ourselves next
year. As it was we won both Senior and Junior Tennis matches,
and came first with Livingstone in the mixed doubles. We came
first also in the Hockey Competition.
Congratulations to J. Collie on winning the Championship
Swimming Cup, and to H. Kloppers, B. Barrow, and J. Collie on
winning their House Colours.
How nice to look, how nice to feast
Upon this lovely, stately beast.
His noble head he held with pride,
The dew did glisten on his hide.
When yet he was a tiny fawn,
He went with dam to drink at dawn,
During the day he gambolled free,
Or grazed or lazed beneath a tree.
Upon the heaths or in the plain,
All damp with dew or drenched with i;
He often browsed with doe and mate
Until the day he met his fate.
He met with death one frosty morn,
When huntsmen to the sound of horn,
With fiery steeds and baying pack,
Soon found the scent of new made track.
The end came soon, 'tis sad to say.
To save his herd he had to stay.
One gleaming arrow was enough,
To bring him to the ground so rough.
No other deer fell by his side,
For stretching out with mighty stride,
The stag alone of all was left,
Their safety gained in distant cleft.
A noble beast, he nobly died,
Whose antlered head was held with pride,
His graceful form is seen no more,
His blood has stained the cold, bleak moor.
His antlered head, now on the wall,
Adorns the king's great banquet hall.
His eyes gaze out with glassy stare,
The pulsing life no longer there.
The Debating Society.
The Debating Society held its first meeting this year during the
Middle Term. The following officers were elected: President, Mr.
B. B. Hill; Chairman, Mr. A. J. A. Russell; Pupil-Chairman, Mr.
V. P. Pope; Secretary, Miss Barbara Taylor.
Meetings of the Society were held as follows:—
July 30th: The motion before the House was "that men should
remain single," proposed by Miss H. Kloppers and opposed by Mr.
J. Walton. Mr. V. B. Pope spoke third and Mr. C. Lecanides
fourth. The motion was defeated by 28 votes to 12.
August 13th: Mr. J. Mackenzie proposed, "that games should be
compulsory," and was opposed by Miss K. Jackson. Miss J. Collins
spoke third, and Mr. J. Jarvis fourth. The motion was carried by
29 votes to 13.
The last debate of the Term was held on September 17th, when
Mr. A. Myburgh proposed, "that Mankind is better for being
civilised." Mr. B. du Preez opposed the motion. Miss M. Roberts
spoke third and was followed by Miss H. Kloppers. The motion was
lost by 31 votes to 16.
Committee, 1937: R. Lark and Barbara Taylor (ex officio, as
Senior boy and girl); D. A. Baker, Maurine Bower, Joan Collins,
B. du Preez, Evelyn Farquhar, H. F. Joubert, J. Mackenzie, Helen
For the greater part of the year the Library has been housed
in a room in the Manica Lodge. This has been an improvement on
the class-room that we had to share with the commercial students
last year, but even these quarters are very congested. We are
all the more pleased to hear that according to present
arrangements the new Library will be ready for us by next
Comparatively few new books have been purchased in order that
we may have a satisfactory balance to concentrate on the
different sections of the Reference Library, and have as much
new material as possible for the opening of the new building
next year. We realise that with the change in examinations on
the one hand and the specialised work of the Modern School on
the other the Reference Section will play an even larger part in
the work of the School, and for this reason this section will
receive a considerably larger share of the funds at our disposal
than it has received in the past.
The following are among the more important titles purchased
during the past year:—Caton-Thompson, Zimbabwe Culture; C. H.
Firth, Cromwell; H. A. L. Fisher, A History of Europe; R.
Fairbridge, Pinjara; V. C. Buckley, With a Passport and Two
Eyes; F. Windram, Night over Africa; F. Fleming, News from
Tartary; G. Mossop, Running the Gauntlet; R. J. M. Gould-Adams,
South Africa To-day and To-morrow; J. E. S. Green, Rhodes Goes
North; H. W. van Loon, The Story of Mankind (replacement); P.
Gibbs, Ordeal in England; R. E. Boyd, Antarctic Discovery; G.
Baldwin, Service of Our Lives; R. Brooke, Complete Poems; V.
Wilkins, And So—Victoria.
We thank the following for their kindness in presenting books
to the Library: Mrs. C. E. Fripp, D. Dysart, F. Joubert, Dr. and
Mrs. W. A. Rail, W.Willows and E. M. McLean.
We gratefully acknowledge a donation of £10 from the Umtali
Junior School Notes.
During the past year Mr. J. P. Hutchinson was appointed
Headmaster of the Junior School, thus nominally separating the
Junior from the Senior School. There is, however, no danger of
the two Schools drifting apart. They have too many interests in
common; they have common ideals and have built up a common
tradition. Our School motto, "Ex Montibus Robur," urges us all,
Junior and Senior alike, to prove the truth of its proud boast.
It is our earnest hope in the Junior School that our ties will
be strengthened rather than weakened, and that we shall continue
to regard ourselves always as members of the Umtali High School.
The School has taken part in Soccer matches against Ruzawi
and Rusape. The School won the former at home by 4 goals to nil,
and also the match at Ruzawi by 5 goals to nil. We also managed
to beat Rusape by the only goal after a hard game.
The Inter-House League games played on Saturday mornings were
popular. The final points in this series were: Moffat, 5;
Livingstone, 4; Stanley, 3; Fairbridge, 0.
The Junior School House Captains were: Chevallier (Moffat);
A. Markides (Livingstone); Gale (Stanley); and Rowell
Old Borderers' Notes
Writing Old Borderers' Notes I once thought must be quite an
easy matter, until this year the task fell to me. However,
perhaps this short attempt will encourage past scholars to keep
in closer touch with their Association, and that will be a
service done in one direction at the expense of gossip.
Past scholars who remember her will deeply regret to learn of
Dorothy Crockford's death which occurred in Salisbury Hospital
last January. Dorothy left Umtali in 1927 and later joined the
staff of the Statistical Department in Salisbury. She was always
delicate and about four years ago her health became very much
worse. Her office colleagues particularly will remember her for
the patience and courage with which she faced her difficulties
and her cheerful spirit. To her relatives we offer our deep
To Dorothy Barlow (nee Home) and Marjorie Muir we also offer
our deepest sympathy in their bereavements.
This year we hope has seen the Association more firmly
established. The Old Boys' Section continue to acquit themselves
well in the field of sport. The Old Girls are naturally more shy
and retiring but nevertheless are making names for themselves in
various activities of the town.
The Salisbury Branch we are glad to hear have a strong
membership and thanks are extended to Edward Levy, Terence
Klasen and Ruth Tapson for their hard work in establishing the
Branch. Their third Re-union held this year was a great success.
The Old Hararians have generously agreed to help with the
occasional loan of sports fields and it is hoped that more
sporting entertainments will thus be held than have been
possible in the past.
Mr. W. Myburgh, one of the most untiring members of our
Committee, has taken on further responsibility this year. We
heartily congratulate' him on his wedding and wish him and his
bride every happiness. These good wishes we also extend to Peggy
Watson on her marriage to Mr. Prentice; Mary Palmer on her
marriage to Sergeant Christie, and to other Old Borderers who
have taken the step and failed to keep us in the news.
We heartily congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Teddy Blatch on their
son and heir, and feel confident that if he continues to enjoy
the same lusty spirit and good health he will be a credit to our
Committee in the future, probably the Boxing Section.
Best wishes to Mary Young and Mr. Charles Bennett on their
forthcoming marriage. Also to John Barry who has dared to choose
his bride from the School Staff itself.
Congratulations and good wishes to Alice Brent on her
engagement to Mr. Lindley.
Gladys Young sets us all an example with her farming venture
outside Salisbury which, strange as it may seem, we understand
pays its way.
Those Old Borderers who remember Eric Young will be
interested to know that he is now married and a prosperous Civil
Servant in Nigeria. So even Umtali School contributes to the
outposts of the Empire.
As an Association we feel our dignity considerably enhanced
by Mr. D. Catsicas' re-election for a further period of office
as a City Father. We heartily congratulate him.
We welcome back to Umtali Margaret Buckley, Eva Thomas, Ella
Beaton, and Ray Morris.
Amongst the air-minded we hear of Billy Stevens and Harry
Went, and we congratulate the Old Borderers who are helping to
establish the Gliding Club in this district.
To those Old Borderers who have taken up appointments this
year we wish every success, and we do exhort those leaving in
December to help swell our ranks and keep alive the motto given
to us so many years ago by Mr. Sutherland—"Ex montibus Robus."
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