Milton High School

Selborne Avenue, Bulawayo



The Miltonian

Vol. XXXL         DECEMBER, 1947.         PRICE 2s.

Old Miltonian School Magazine 1947 Bulawayo          CONTENTS
  1   Editorial
  2   General Notes
Milton School Council
  3   The Wonder Man
  5   Hockey Notes
  6   Modern Side Notes
  6   Rugby Notes
10 The Royal Visit
Tennis Notes
13 The Pleasant Forty Minutes
13 Science Society Notes
13 Chocolate Eclairs
14 Cricket Notes
21 The Kingfisher's Luncheon
22 Cine Capite
23 Chess Club Notes
23 Riding
24 Examination Results
25 The Chum
27 Cadet Notes, 1947
27 By the Pond
28 36th Annual Athletic Sports
30 Businessman's Dilemma
30 Boxing Notes
31 Photographic Society Notes
32 On Sitting at a Desk
32 Swimming and Water Polo
34 Basket Ball
35 Scouting Notes
36 Bitter Sweet
36 Music Notes
36 Old Miltonians' Association
School Staff, Officers and Committees


Headmaster: Mr. A. Ball.
Deputy Headmaster: Mr. J. H. Downing.
Senior Assistant, Modern School: Mr. F. W. Baldock.
House Master, Charter House: Mr. J. D. Avery.
House Master, Pioneer House: Mr. J. H. Downing.

Sports House Masters:
Birchenough: Mr. L. Jones.
Borrow: Mr. D. Rowe-Roberts.
Fairbridge: Mr. F. G. Jackron.
Heany: Mr. F. W. Batehelor.


Mr. L. Archell, Mr. J. D. Avery, Mr. F. W. Baldock, Mr. F. W. Batchelor, Mr. B. R. N. Bloy, Mr. J. H. Downing, Mr. N. S. Freeman, Mr. D. L. Garley, Mr. A. E. Hall, Mr. F. A. Hambly, Mr. R. W. C. Henney, Mr. A. J. Hoffman, Mr. F. G. Jackson, Mr. L. Jones, Mr. R. Leavis, Mr. P. W. Mans, Mr. D. Rowe-Roberts, Mr. W. P. Speirs, Mr. H. G. M. Thurlow, Mr. W. D. G. Watt.


Head Prefects: C. A. Harris, R. A. L. T. Suttle.

School Prefects: M. Birkin, T. D. Courtney, B. Fredricksson, A. Garriock, R. A. Hawkins, H. levers, M. C. Power, S. Stratford, E. K. Vosloo.
Cadets: Captain J. H. Downing (O.C.), Lieut. F. W. Baldock, Lieut. D. Rowe-Roberts. Cadet Officers: R. A. L. T. Suttle, A. Garriock, R. A. Hawkins, T. D. Courtney.

Rugby: President, the Headmaster; Vice-Presidents, Mr. P. W. Mans and Mr. F. A. Hambly; Captain, R. A. L. T. Suttle; Vice-Captain, W. I. Sprague.
Cricket: President, the Headmaster; Vice-President, Mr. F. W. Batchelor; Captain, R. A. L. T. Suttle; Vice-Captain, W. Harris.
Athletics: President, the Headmaster; Vice-President, Mr. F. G. Jackson; Captain, R. A. L. T. Suttle.
Swimming: President, the Headmaster; Vice-President, Mr. W. D. G. Watt; Captain, H. A. L. T. Suttle; Captain of Water-Polo, R. A. L. T. Suttle.
Boxing: President, the Headmaster; Vice-President, Mr. D. Rowe-Roberts; Captain, G. Lerman.
Hockey: President, the Headmaster; Vice-President, Mr. F. G. Jackson; Captain, K. A. L. T. Suttle; Vice-Captain, R. Levers.
Tennis: President, the Headmaster; Vice-President, Mr. L. Jones; Captain, W. Harris.
Basket-Ball: President, the Headmaster; Vice-President, Mr. W. D. G. Watt; Captain, W. Sprague; Vice-Captain, M. Markantonis.
Library: President, the Headmaster; Vice-President, Mr. B. R. N. Bloy; Librarians, A. Blumenthal, D. Brodie, I. Law, A. Malan, A. Garriock, M. Power, M. Ross.
Scientific Society: President, the Headmaster; Vice-President, Mr. D. Rowe-Roberts; Hon. Secretary, R. A. Hawkins.
Chess Club: President, the Headmaster; Vice-President, Mr. R. Leavis; Hon. Secretary, W. Kelly.
Photographic Club: President, the Headmaster; Vice-President, Mr. L. Archell; Hon. Secretary, M. C. Power.
Poultry Association: Chairman. Mr. F. W. Badock; Secretary, P. Gavronsky; Manager, J. Barkley.

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Milton School Bulawayo Prefects 1947

Milton School Bulawayo badge 1947
Here is no ancient pile all stained and scarred
By centuries of rain and blasting storm,
Yet in the few short years since thou wast born,
No backward look thy spreading fame has marred,
Forth went thy sons when jealous races warred,
Died at Latcinu, and 'mid Flanders' corn.
While Achi Baba grim and battle worn
O'er Milton graves eternally keeps guard,
Proud were the man whose noble name you bear
Could he behold the inmates of your walls.
O'er half a continent thy summons calls
Fathers to place their sons in Milton's care,
Throughout this land thy cry rings loud and long,
"Oh quit ourselues like men. Be strong, be strong!"

ONE of the main purposes of a school magazine is to serve as a link between the school and its Old Boys. The activities of the School for the year are always fully reported, and it is always hoped that full news of the Old Boys' Association and also of individual Old Boys will be chronicled. The latter is a difficult thing to achieve, and would need an organisation operating throughout the year in the collection of interesting news. A study of other school magazines shows that it is sometimes undertaken quite thoroughly, and it is for Old Miltonians to decide whether they want to tackle the problem. At present there is little news of Old Boys in the magazine, and only a very small proportion of Old Miltonians receive a copy. Many may not be particularly interested to see one unless it keeps them in touch with their contemporaries as well as with the School. The problem is, therefore, twofold - getting news in order to increase circulation, and getting a large circulation in order to contact people for news.

Even if contacting most of those who have already lost touch be extremely difficult, it should be easy to keep in touch with those who are now leaving. Nothing could be more effective in establishing a flourishing Old Boys' Society than the steady addition to membership of the fifty or so who finish their school careers each year. To them the school news in the magazine will for two or three years be concerned with names they well remember, and after that period interest in the news of their contemporaries, which a school magazine should be able to offer, together with their more general interest in the history of the School, should make the arrival of the Annual Magazine a welcome event. Therefore boys who are leaving school this year, or in any year, are strongly advised, for their own enjoyment, to keep In touch with each other and with the School by joining the Old Miltonians' Association and by making certain that they will obtain a magazine regularly.

General Notes
THE School is very deeply indebted to Mr. R. D. Moxon for establishing the Ralph Moxon Memorial Grant of �25 per annum which is to be awarded annually by the School authorities to a Milton boy, who is proceeding to a University. The scholar's financial position and his scholastic achievements are to be taken into account. The grant may be used for the purchase of books, scientific instruments or any other requirement of a University course approved by the School authorities Mr. Moxon has indeed thought of a valuable way of helping in the further education of deserving scholars.

Two more endowment prizes have also been started this year. One is due to the generosity of the Old Miltonians' Association and is to be known as the A. D. Campbell Memorial Prize. It will be awarded annually to the boy who obtains the highest position in English Language and English Literature in the Cambridge Certificate Examination. This is obviously a most suitable method of award, as Mr. A. D. Campbell was English Master at Milton from 1923 to 1939, having previously distinguished himself in English while a boy at Milton, and having studied it later at Rhodes and Oxford.

The other prize is the Barnett Smith Prize, given by two Old Miltonians - Morris and Joe Smith - in memory of their father. The interest on a hundred pounds is to be used to purchase a prize each year for the boy who obtains the best results in the Cambridge Certificate Examination.

The School is grateful for both these memorial prizes and hopes they will be valued by those to whom they are awarded.

Since the last Miltonian we have been sorry to lose from the staff of the School Miss T. M. de Korte and Mr. M. H. Short, as well as Mr. J. C. Ware and Mr. F. A. van Rensburg, who were with us temporarily during the absence of Mr. Hoffman and Mr. Jackson on leave.

Speaking of leave, most of the staff seem to be due for it, so there will probably be a lot of changes next year. Mr. Downing, Mr. Rowe-Roberts, Mr. Hall and Mr. Garley will all be away the first term, and we wish them all a most beneficial period of relaxation.

We extend a warm welcome to Mr. and Mrs. R. W. C. Henney, and to Mr. W. P. Spiers, who have recently joined the staff; also to Mr. D. L. Garley, who has come back to us.

Speech night, which has usually been held in November, and been in the nature of stop press news for the Miltonian, was this year held during the first term, when the Hon. Mr. Justice Tredgold, C.M.G., presented the prizes and gave a most stimulating address to the School and parents.

We have been delighted to see Mr. Simpson back in Bulawayo after his long period of war service in West and East Africa and in Burma, and after his severe illness due to the latter. Mr. Simpson went away in 1939 as a bachelor, but we are now pleased to be able to welcome Mrs. Simpson, and we hope they will be with us at Milton next year.

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Thurlow on the birth of a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Short on the birth of both a daughter and a son, and to Mr. Baldock and Mr. Mans on their marriages.

It is now over fifteen years since the first effort was made to obtain turf playing fields. There is now no sign of grass where that first effort was made, and the later and more extensive planting at the other end of the grounds cannot be said to be thriving. Ants and droughts have worked against us and, as the soil is poor, hundreds of tons of top-dressing is required each year. This is expensive and difficult to obtain. We are most grateful to the Manager of the Cold Storage Commission for allowing us manure free of charge, but we have not been able to make full use of this kind offer owing to the expense of transport, and to the shortage of soil to mix with the manure.

Recently the water restrictions threatened the survival of the turf nets and the new wicket on the first field, but, owing to the generosity of Mr. V. G. Holgate and Lt.-Col. J. de L. Thompson, who have allowed us to draw water from their wells, we have not only managed to save them but even been able to use them at intervals.

Congratulations to R. C. Elliott, who left the School 18 months ago on being awarded the first of the Cold Storage Commission Bursaries to a South African University.

The School was honoured in February by another visit from Sir John and Lady Chancellor, who had always shown a keen interest in it when Sir John was Governor of Southern Rhodesia.

The large employers in Rhodesia are showing an interest in recruiting locally, and the School has been addressed recently by Mr. Howes and Mr. Munn on Banking. Mr. B. B. Hill is coming to speak on the Civil Service as a career, and Sir Arthur Griffin has promised to try and find time to speak of opportunities on the Railways.

There has been recent news from England of J. S. R. Abdela. In the recent municipal elections he was returned as a councillor for the Borough of Richmond. Jack Abdela left Milton about 1932 and went to Cambridge, where he graduated, then to the Inner Temple, where he became a barrister. He was in the army during the war, took part in the invasions of France and Germany, and ended up with the rank of lieutenant-colonel. He is now back at the Inner Temple and a captain in the Inns of Court Territorial Regiment, which is attached to the Household Cavalry.

Milton School Council
Chairman: H. E Lazarus Esq.
Secretary: A. Abrahamson, Esq.
Parents' Representatives: C. M. Harris, Esq., H. R. Smith, Esq., Rev. W. E. Coates, Lt.-Col. A. R. Webb.
Municipal Representative: Councillor Dr. O. Robertson.
Rhodesia Railways: Representative: A. M. Hawkins, Esq., G. W. Burton, Esq.
Government Representatives: J. S McNeillie, Esq., M.P., Col. J. B. Brady.
Commerce and Industries: H. B. Baron, Esq
Old Miltonians' Representative: C. Perry, Esq.
Headmaster: A. Bali, Esq. (exofficio).

The Wonder Man
MR. GARNICK, or to be more precise, Mr. Peter Garnick, was definitely bored with the life he had led for just on 2 years. In deciding to make some improvement in his way of life, he went for a walk in the Rhodesian veld, a form of activity in which he had not indulged hitherto, as he was inclined to be of a serious and contemplative nature, not at all like the average outdoor type of man Rhodesia produces, the man admired by all the world for his strength, stability and stamina. Yawning considerably from boredom, and mumbling dreamily under his breath, his eyes half-closed and his hands in his pockets, it is no great surprise that he tripped and landed rather heavily on his stomach.

Crash! 'Yow!' He was not able to utter more than that one cry until he had fully recovered his breath. Cursing in no mean manner, and spitting oaths as a dragon spits flame, he examined his tormentor. Peter came to wonder at the peculiar colour and shape of the root on which he had recently caught his foot. He could not shake off a desire to taste it, and after some hesitation he resisted no longer and took a bite.
'Mm, no bad, not bad at all. I don't suppose there's any harm in having some more,' and with enthusiasm he polished it off.

A purple hue was spreading over the western horizon when Mr. Garnick wended his way home to his flat. After he had covered about a quarter of the distance Peter found himself face to face with an obstacle. A huge treetrunk was across the beaten track, holding up any further progress. There were thorn bushes on both sides of the small path, and as he shrank from traversing them, he stopped to think. Scrambling over the tree-trunk, he decided, would be too difficult, but what could he do? Some instinct urged him to attempt moving the tree, so, approaching it he thrust his hands beneath the trunk and heaved upwards with all his might. Peter was so astonished to find the tree rising up as easily as a matchstick would have been lifted that he let it drop. The heavy tree-trunk landed on his toes with terrific force, but without causing him any pain whatsoever. Grasping the tree with one hand he flung it, without signs of effort, 500 yards away.

Mr. Garnick returned to his lodgings completely bewildered. Visibly and outwardly Peter was the same shrivelled up person known by everybody in the neighbourhood for his incredible lack of strength. No muscles could be seen bulging out of his shirt, but inside his thin, bony body was a strength far greater than any power on earth, with the possible exception of the atom, the strength of an immortal, a god, a Hercules! He himself found difficulty in bringing himself to believe that which was a fact. Peter fancied himself a cricketer of no mean ability, although people had a view quite contrary to his own. But somehow, the reason for which was unknown to most, he was selected for the Rhodesian cricket trials.

The batting side was the one to which our hero belonged. It was his turn to bat next, and forgetting for a moment his great power he opened the door of the dressing room wherein he had just padded up. The door jammed a little and he had to jerk it slightly. It was the last time that door was ever opened. Torn from its hinges, it lay against his small, delicately-white hand. The whole room shook as if it would fall in at any minute, and for the first time our hero came to the conclusion that many disadvantages beset the path of a superman. Already a sizeable bill had been chalked up to his name, an account which was almost beyond his financial position to settle.

Peter walked out on to the cricket field, his bat swinging In the manner of all great cricketers. Arriving at the crease he took centre professionally, and went into his usual crouching stance. The bowler, a slow spinner, tossed up a tantalising ball, and stepping out to it Peter took a vicious swing, which fortunately enough did not connect, as a new ball would have had to be forwarded. He scrambled desperately back to his crease and was nearly stumped. But Peter more than made up for that little mistake with the next ball.
'Crack!' A great intaking of breath came from the spectators as they watched the ball spellbound. It soared up and up into the sky until it became a mere speck, and eventually lost itself in the distance. A certain person in another part of the world was taken to the nearest first aid post, complaining of a huge and painful bump on his forehead, due to the impact of a cricket ball of some unknown origin.

A new ball was tossed on to the field after a six had been signalled, and play carried on once more. In the eyes of the spectators the bowler had been ridiculed in every respect, and feeling he had an account to settle with the batter, threw down a terrifically fast bodyline ball, travelling at such a speed that the naked eye found difficulty in seeing it; but all to no avail. The ball rose up into the hemisphere, returning to mother earth six hours later, covered with ice, and burying itself in the deserted cricket field. As that is beside the point I will carry on with the present and not the future. Three more balls were dealt with in similar fashion. One will never be seen again on this part of South Africa, another will never be recognised as a cricket ball but instead, perhaps, as a squashed tomato. The third ball he blocked scientifically, and it crashed through the boundary rail, while three women fainted and two men sustained serious injuries. The game soon petered out, due to the fact that the supply of sports equipment was running low. (In all he had rendered 15 balls useless, lost 12 and cracked 18 bats.)

After having this strength for over a month, during which time he had picked a quarrel with the South African wrestling champion, and had thrown him out of a window; while he had spoilt Johnnie Ralph's career by knocking him 20 yards away from the centre of the ring, he received a severe shock one day when he was unable to succeed in parting the thread round a parcel. He could not understand the reason for this lack of strength. Why, only the day before he had stopped a flood of the Zambesi River. After contemplating the matter for some time he decided that the effect of that wonderful root must have worn off. He hurriedly cancelled the arrangements which he had made for a bout with Joe Louis, offering a plausible excuse to the Boxing Board of Control.

Peter Garnick is, at the age of 85, a respectable citizen of Southern Rhodesia, and is still seeking the resting place of those miraculous roots. He wanders through the veld time and time again, but has so far been unsuccessful in his efforts.
M.M. IV M.

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Milton School Bulawayo Hockey XI 1947

HOCKEY this year has been as keen as usual, with the School XI playing in the Bulawayo B League every Sunday morning. Few matches were won, although several were lost only in the last few minutes. Under the captaincy of Suttle, the School team played fairly good hockey, and towards the end of the season showed good combination and a real sense of positional play. Had it been possible to practice more, there is no doubt that the School would have won many matches, as the players were fitter than the town teams. Many opportunities of scoring were lost through failing to shoot when well placed and a tendency to hit the ball instead of pushing the ball between opponents. This fault was due to lack of practice, as the team was not able to turn out every Wednesday, the only day for practice. Hockey in Bulawayo has been of a high standard this season, and the School Team is to be congratulated on its season's playing.

Outstanding players this season have been Sprague, Bonakis and Ievers, who showed very good stick-work and played like Trojans throughout the season. Harris, at full back, was very reliable, while Brenner, in goal, showed a fearlessness and anticipation which saved the School many goals. His play in goal was as good as any in the B League.

For the first time in the history of Milton. Colours were awarifed for hockey, and the following players are to be congratulated on achieving this honour: Suttle, Sprague, Ievers, Bonskis. Caps for regular play in the School XI were awarded to Harris, Black, Smith, Playford, Leonard, Barrett, Brenner and the Colours men. The Coach for the season was Mr. F. G. Jackson.
Inter-House matches were played towards the end of the term and some enjoyable games were played. If Heany had not scored in the last minute of their game against Fairbridge, the House Championship would have been won by Fairbridge, who tied with Birchenough. Results of the Inter-House hockey matches:-

               P. W. L. D. F. A. Pts
Fairbridge     3  1  0  2  4  2  4
Birchenough    3  2  1  0  4  4  4
Borrow         3  1  1  1  3  3  3
Heany          3  0  2  1  4  6  1

Modern Sidenotes
AT the beginning of the year Mr. Garley returned to the staff after spending two terms at Plumtree School. We were pleased to welcome at the beginning of this term Mr. Henney, from England, as an addition to the staff. In January, 1948, both Mr. Garley and Mr. Hall will be going on leave for six months. We wish them both a happy and refreshing holiday.

The Poultry Club has continued during the year with fair success. The directors have found it possible to pay a further dividend of 6d. per share. Owing to the drought, gardening activities have had to be almost entirely suspended, though a small plot has been kept going, using water from the Hostel wash-basins. Some progress has been made with the building of a shed for garden tools, though lack of cement has held back the work considerably.

M. Birkin and S. Stratford are congratulated on their appointments as School Prefects.

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Milton School Bulawayo rugby first XV 1947

Rugby Notes
Captain: R. A. Suttle.
Vice-Captain: W. P. Sprague.
Re-awards of School Colours: R. A. Suttle, W. P. Sprague and M. Markantonis.
New Awards of School colours: S. Wulfsohn, D. Shute, M. Birkin, A. K. Hesketh, J. C. Smith, A. Serrano and R. W. levers.

The following also played for the School 1st XV: R. Downes, J. Botha, G. Lerman, D. Viljoen, P. Futter, H. du Preez, D Playford and C. Barnett.
This season has been one which saw a steady, and towards the end an even remarkable, improvement in the Milton 1st XV. We began the season without Suttle, who had hurt his foot during the holidays. Birkin suffered from a sprained ankle, and Markantonis, one of last year's Colours, did not play at the commencement of the season. So, with only two of last year's Colours - Suttle and Sprague - and with five others who had played in the 1st XV, we had to build up a representative side. It was difficult.

We started training for rugby somewhat later than usual and the result was a poor side playing their first match of the season against O.M.s Under 19. We managed to beat them by 16 points to 8, but our performance was so poor that it was the popular opinion that Milton would not have much of a rugby team this year. The side, however, realised this and trained hard, with the result that they had improved considerably by the time they had to play their next match in which they beat O.T.s by 14 points to 3. By this time both Suttle and Birkin had returned, and it made a big difference to the thrust of the side. We had better hopes for the future now.
The first school match we played was against Technical School, but the result of this match very severely disillusioned the side. It was also in this match that our promising left wing, Viljoen, hurt his ankle so badly that he could not play for the rest of the season. This defeat seemed to be just the stimulus the side needed, for now they really trained hard and improved so much that their next match, which was played at Plumtree, was packed with excitement and excellent team-work. Our main difficulties in the constitution of the side lay in the fullback and halves positions. Playford filled the full-back position, but it was soon evident that he could shape much better as a forward, and Lerman, who took his place, had quite a good boot but was a disappointing tackler. This put an extra strain on the three-quarters. The lack of a fly-half was another big obstacle. We eventually had to take Suttle out of his centre position to play as flyhalf, where, admittedly, he played very well. Our scrum-half, who played hard at times, was erratic and could not always be trusted to handle a difficult situation.

The forwards on occasions played and combined well as a pack, but after they did not seem to have just the necessary push to send the ball back to their three-quarters quickly enough. And, to make matters worse, we lost the services of Downes, who sprained his ankle badly and could not play for the rest of the season. They tried hard, though, and their line-out work particularly, as well as loose scrummage and loose forward play, were good.

So, as the season progressed, we played better rugby and in some matches there were some really beautiful three-quarter movements. Our forwards combined better and we saw more of the ball. They were also strengthened by Markantonis, who came back to the side. Towards the end of the season the side played good rugby and they could have excelled themselves if it had not been for a flu epidemic.

The coaching of the side was a pleasure, because they were keen and eager to learn. We are grateful to Mr. Sherriff for his valuable assistance in the coaching of the side, and especially the forwards. We were fortunate to have had the advice of such an experienced player, who has to his credit more than 80 Provincial games in the Union and who also represented South Africa in Australia and New Zealand in 1938.

June 12th, at Hartsfield. Lost 17-0.

In this game it was obvious that Technical had the better side. They were heavier and also stronger. Our forwards worked very hard in the tight scrums but found that most of the time they were being pushed over the ball by their opponents. In the line-outs we showed superiority, but we were too slow to start any dangerous movements. The forwards also shaped badly in the loose scrums. Very few opportunities came to the three-quarters and then they did not make full use of them. Although Milton was outweighted and outclassed in practically every department of the game, they did not slacken and played a hard game throughout. In this match we had the disadvantage of having to play with one man short for most of the time.

June 21st, at Plumtree. Lost 11-3.

This was a very good match from our point of view. After our defeat against Technical School, It was obvious that we had to redeem ourselves, and it was in this spirit and with great determination that we ran on to the field at Plumtree. Soon it was obvious that a hard struggle would ensue. The game had progressed for more than 20 minutes before the first score came, in the form of a try for Plumtree, which they converted. No further score before halftime. In the second half the score resulted from penalty kicks, Milton gaining 3 points from a magnificent kick by Playford. Plumtree scored another 6 points from two very good penalty kicks. Our forwards played well. They hooked the ball in the tight scrums more than Plumtree, although they were scrumming against a heavier pack. In the line-outs our forwards were superior, too. The second half of the game was exciting and hard-fought and we were unlucky in not scoring more than once. Because of the lack of a fly-half our three-quarters did not see the ball enough and it affected their thrust.

June 28th, at Salisbury. Draw 3-3.

This was a rather scrappy game. We had the better of the game in the first half, and played most of this part of the game in the opposition's half of the field. Often we lacked just that extra little bit of push to score more than once. In the second half Prince Edward showed the initiative and very nearly scored on several occasions. They also won most of the tight scrums in the second half. Our forwards showed very little thrust and our three quarters were too slow in making use of their opportunities. In defence we played well and our tackling was deadly and efficient. The score resulted from penalty kicks in the last ten minutes of the game.

July 8th, at Hartsfield. Lost 13-3.

Milton met St. John's after they had been successful in both their matches against Plumtree and Technical schools, and in this match again St. John's were superior, especially in their excellent touch-kicking. The game started with Milton on the attack, but by several long and well-directed kicks St. John's brought the game back to the centre line. Both sides played a hard game but we fumbled the ball too much to make snappy movements and our kicking, In comparison with St. John's, was poor. By half-time the score was 3-0, St. John's leading. In the second half they scored two more tries, which they converted. Towards the end of the game Wulfsohn dribbled the ball forward, over the line, and scored in the corner - our first try this season. Before the whistle went St. John's were seeing most of the ball again.

Schools Rugby Tournament.
July 12th, at Hartsfield. Won 30-O.

The match was played early in the afternoon, and that was, perhaps, why it was slow. On the whole we were playing well, although nothing spectacular happened. Because we were playing against a weak side it was more or less a run-over for us. We scored three goals and five tries. Wulfsohn scored three tries, Shute one, Suttle one, Birkin one, Smith one and Botha one. Sometimes the game was a bit scrappy but on occasions we started some delightful movements, which usually resulted in a try.

Schools Rugby Tournament.
July l5th, at Hartsfield. Won 6-3.

The game commenced with Chaplin winning most of the tight scrums, but our threes defended well and our tackling was very efficient. After the game had progressed for some time we began to see more of the ball from the scrums and every time our three-quarters looked dangerous. In the first half Shute scored a try which was not converted. After halftime Chaplin showed more determination and defended well, but they were never dangerous. Birkin, shortly after the commencement of the game, put over a well-directed penalty kick, and we were leading by 6-0. Just before the end of the game Chaplin also put over a penalty kick, which made the final score 6-3.

July 26th, at Hartsfield. Draw 6-6.

In the match against Chaplin School, Downes hurt himself and could not play for the rest of the season. Although our forwards certainly felt his loss, every man ran on to the field on a cold and windy afternoon with a great spirit to play their finest game of the season. Although the conditions were unfavourable for spectacular rugby, the spectators saw one of the best schoolboy matches of the season. Technical had the heavicr side and won most of the tight serums, which was a severe handicap, but when our three-quarters did receive the ball they certainly were dangerous. The majority of our three-quarter movements came from line-out and loose serums, where we were superior. Although Technical had the advantage in the serums, our tackling, as usual, was deadly. In the middle of the first half Technical scored off a penalty kick in front of our posts. By half-time this was still the only score. In the second half we played with the wind and soon scored our first try, when our forwards pushed hard for the opponents' goal-line. Shortly after this Technical scored their only try of the game, which they failed to convert. In the last five minutes our forwards scored their second try, which we failed to convert. When the whistle blew the score was 6-O (two tries for Milton and a try and a penalty kick for Technical).

August 2nd, at Gwelo. Lost 8-9.

The game offered very little. Both sides were playing badly. In the first half Chaplin had the better of the game, and also scored their first try. By half time Chaplin was leading 3-0. After half-time a penalty kick gave them another three points. Then we seemed to pull ourselves together. We received the ball from the set scrums more often and started some very fast movements, which the opponents very often just succeeded to smother on their try-line. Our first score came off a penalty kick by Birkin. Shortly after this, Suttle, after having received the ball from Futter, kicked forward and was well supported by Shute, who picked up and scored. Birkin converted well against a strong wind and this gave us a lead of two points, which we held up to the last minute of the game, when the Chaplin left wing intercepted the ball in a line-out, next to our try-line, and scored. We missed Viljoen, Downes, Wulfsohn and Markantonis in this game.

August 9th, at Hartsfield. Lost 3-11.

Notwithstanding the fact that the team was in a bad condition because of a 'flu epidemic, they played very good rugby. In this match we also missed Downes, Ievers and Birkin. We scored our try in the first few minutes of the game. A good pass from a tight scrum by Futter sent Suttie through a gap, after which the ball was swung by both centres out to Wulfsohn on the left wing, who scored in the corner. A very good convert kick by Sprague just failed. After this we held Plumtree for nearly the rest of the first half. Just before half-time they scored three points off a penalty kick. After half-time we started off quite well, but soon It was evident that we could not stand the pace of the game. But we fought hard and our tackling was good. Our threequarters were fast and eager, but the Plumtree defence was invincible. Soon Plumtree scored and converted, which gave them the lead of 8 points to 3. In the last half-minute Plumtree scored again, to make the final score 11-3. We fought hard and this game certainly proved a statement to the effect that we were the best - improved school side in Rhodesia.


Captain: G. van der Hoven.
Vice Captain: L. Pringle.
Brubaker, Perblanche, Stratford, Hawkins, Vosloo, Loxton, Black, Malan, Hogan, Herman, Holmes, Ross, Teichert, Jenkins.
The Second XV played three matches, which they lost. Plumtree beat them 24-0, Technical beat them twice: 10-0 and 12-3 respectively. Only very few of their regular members showed any promise.

B Division.

1st Team: Walker (Capt.), Fredericksson (Vice-Capt.), D. Smith, D. Jenkins, D. du Preez, M. Smith, N. Jenkins, Kaplan, Lieberman, Finch, McDonald, Negus, Babiolakis, Power, Garriock, Shand.
2nd Team included: Gavronsky, Davies, H. van Vuuren, McCallum, Coates, Rosenfield.

Milton v. Technical:
Lost 23-3.
Lost 33-0.
B Division, 1st Team v. Under 15:
Under 15 won 12-3.
B DivIsion, 2nd Team v. Technical 4th Team:
Milton won 6-6.


The following played regularly for the Under 15: Grill (Captain), Cunningham (Vice - Captain), Ross, Mackenzie, Ainslie, T. Hore, Player, Cooper, Loxton, Pritchard, Fabian; Morgan, Stott, Stevenson, Katz, Stinton.
This year's team was one of the best the school has had for many years. Of the five school matches we played, not one was drawn or lost. Grill, at scrum-half, was a competent captain and combined well with Ross at fly-half. Among the forwards Cunningham, Ainslie, Cooper and Fabian were playing well. The three-quarters, although usually better than their opponents, seemed to lack thrust at times. On the whole the tackling was efficient and the team distinguished themselves.
Milton v. Technical: Won 22-3.
Milton v. Plumtree: Won 12-0.
Milton v. Technical: Won 9-3.
Milton v. Plumtree: Won 13-5.
Milton v. Chaplin: Won 22-0.


The following played regularly for the Under 14: Newton (Captain), Walker (Vice - Captain). Davidson, Carbutt, Goldberg, Wood, Greig, Mitchell, Ault, W. Birkin, Van Secard, Fisher, Pullen, Tipler, Horton, Booysen.
Milton v. Plumtree: Won 9-0.
Milton v. Plumtree: Drew 6-6.
Milton v. Technical: Won 19-3.


The following played regularly for the Under 13: Allen (Captain), Ordman, Vismer, Micklesfield, Charsley, Morgan, Pike, Stinton, Chatham, Brown, Fredricks, Butcher, McGraw, McGregor, Loxton.
Milton v. Technical: Won 17-0.
Milton v. Technical: Won 20-0.
Milton v. Milton Junior: Won 13-3.
Milton v. R.E.P.S.: Lost 5-6.
Milton v. Milton Junior: Won 6-3.

The Royal Visit
THE past year has been a momentous One in many respects, but the visit of the Royal Family to South Africa stands out as the most unforgettable event. From the time the visit was first officially announced, until the Royal Family first set foot in South Africa, the preparations for the visit and voyage itself were eagerly followed in the daily Press. There followed many weeks of impatience whilst the Royal visitors toured many parts of the Union, but this impatience was to some extent curbed by the realisation that soon the Royal train would steam into the Bulawayo station and we would see the members of the Royal Family. Meanwhile the whole of Bulawayo, with emphasis on the processional route, had been gaily decorated with triumphal arches, flags and floral effects, so that for some days before the arrival of the Royal Family the city had a festive air of expectancy about it.

This suspense, however, could not last forever, and at last the great day - April 14- dawned bright and clear, as befitted the Royal visit. The city was soon a busy scene with the cadets from the senior schools and regulars from the R.A.F. and 2nd Bn. Rhodesia Regiment lining the route, The junior schoolboys and schoolgirls were allocated part of Lady Stanley Avenue from which to watch the Royal Family drive past, but the other city folk had to make their own arrangements; and this they did, some going to the station and others positioning themselves along the route to be taken by the Royal Family. There was a long and tedious delay, during which the police and other official cars patrolled the route and people amused themselves as best they could. The monotony was broken by the Governor passing on his way to Government House, and a little later a police van announced over its loudspeaker that the Royal train was nearing Bulawayo. Soon the announcement was made that the Royal Family had arrived at the station, a statement substantiated by the dull roar of greeting that was heard. At the station an address of welcome was read to His Majesty, who replied suitably, and after this ceremony had been completed the Royal Family entered the waiting cars. Slowly the cars, preceded by magnificently-mounted policemen, drove along the route. Commands were barked by officers: the troops lining the route came smartly to attention; the crowd cheered whole-heartedly; flags waved and then the drive was over, except for the fleeting glimpse of the Royal Family which remained as a memory.

Royal Visit
Lining route - Main St

Royal Visit
Left to Right:-
A.Garriock, X, Capt "Pop" Downing -

Royal Visit
Taking up position - Main St

Royal Visit
Forming up to line Main Street

In the afternoon Bulawayo had its biggest treat at the Garden Party which took place in the South Park. The park was in excellent condition with the flowers at their best, and long before the scheduled time of the Royal Family's arrival there was hardly room to stand let alone get a good view of the proceedings. Small boys and grown men took to the trees as one, and everyone stood waiting in the boiling heat for the Royal cars to arrive. At long last they drove slowly up to the dais and the King and Queen, together with the two Princesses, were welcomed by the Mayor and Mayoress. The Royal Family then watched the march past of R.A.F. personnel, nurses, ex-service men and others, led by the pipe band, who were afterwards inspected by Their Majesties, together with the pioneers. After tea in the park, the King and Queen walked with the two Princesses along the pathway to their cars, which were waiting near the Princess Margaret Rose Clinic, and hardly ever has excitement run so high in Bulawayo before. The crowds lined the path many deep, and as soon as the Royal Family passed by rushed on in order to glimpse them again. The King and Queen drove back to Government House, but the two Princesses remained to inspect the clinic, much to the satisfaction of the crowd. In the evening a select few dined with the Royal Family at Government House, but most people found their way to Central Sports Ground, where a fireworks display took place. Rockets by the dozen went skywards; a gymnast and the King's head were produced with remarkable effect, and perhaps the largest crowd ever seen in Bulawayo went home to bed well satisfied with the day's events.

These events, however, were by no means all that the Royal visit meant to the people of Bulawayo. There was the Royal train to see in its siding at Kumalo, the enjoyable hours spent in town waiting for the Royal cars to pass by on their way to the native indaba and to World's View, or to return to Government House; and lastly the unavoidable farewell at the station as the white train sped once again to the south with its distinguished passengers. The Royal Family in its short stay in Rhodesia won the affection of all, and the parting left a deep feeling of regret in everybody's mind. How truly the song, "Will ye no come back again?" sung by massed choirs on the Cape Town docks, sums up our feelings.

Surely should we once again see the Royal Family in Rhodesia It will be with a feeling of renewed friendship.

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Milton School Bulawayo tennis team 1947

Tennis Notes
AT the moment tennis is almost at a standstill owing to water restrictions, but luckily it was just possible to complete the School and InterSchool Championships. Our main news is the recovery of the "Mim" du Toit Cup after a gap of six years (during two of which it was not competed for). Prior to 1941 Milton held it five years out of six and only lost the sixth final by 82 games to 83. To beat that record we should now have to win in six consecutive years - a very difficult task, considering the good standard of school tennis In Rhodesia - but a worthy aim, and one worth practising for. We hope to have Mr. C. V. Irvine's invaluable help again during the coming year, and, as he is going to start on a new batch of junior players, we shall be able to look to the future with confidence - if the younger players are prepared for serious practice rather than for casual knocking about.

The outstanding feature of this year's semi-final against Plumtree and final against Prince Edward was that victory was only snatched in the last moment of each match by good and steady singles play. Our doubles play was very patchy, with evidence, too often of indecision, slowness off the mark, and consequent loss of position. The tendency, too, to look too much at the opponents and too little at the ball was more marked in doubles.

In the Rhodesian Junior Championship the standard of play, even in the earlier rounds was good, and Sher and Leonard did well to get to the semifinals of the doubles Katz and Harris did better but were just beaten in the final. Katz was at his best in the singles, when he beat the holder of the title (Murray) 12-1O, 4-6, 6-2, in an exceptionally good final. The tennis in the Junior Championships was much more attractive than in the Inter-School matches where, having to win on games instead of matches, had a cramping effect. This may be altered next year, as a suggestion is being considered to increase teams to eight players, who will play one full singles match each, and two doubles matches each.

There were over a hundred entries for the various School tournaments this year. In the Under 13, Walshe beat Wigzell in the final: in the Under 14, Ault beat Welsh, and in the Under 15, Ault beat Cooper. The School Singles Championship was won by Katz, who met strong opposition from Leonard in the semi-final and from Suttle In the final. The Doubles Championship was won by Harris and Katz from Suttie and Leonard 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Heany and Falrbrldge both had strong teams of eight In the House matches and easily won against the other Houses, but had an exciting struggle with each other, just winning the Championship.

Both Seniors and Juniors had enjoyable matches against Eveline School, and we look forward to more of such fixtures. School Colours have been awarded to Harris, the Captain, and also to Katz and Suttle.

(Milton names first).
Harris and Katz beat Rogers and Turner 7-4, beat Lange and Zlehl 8-3. beat Slater and Ingram 11-0. Suttle and Leonard beat Rogers and Turner 6-5, lost to Lange and Ziehi 4-7, beat Slater and Ingram 7-4.
Sher and Ault lost to Rogers and Turner 2-9, lost to Lange and Ziehi 5-6, beat Slater and Ingram 8-3.
Harris lost to Turner 4-7.
Katz beat Rogers 8-3.
Suttle beat Lange 7-4.
Leonard beat Slater 9-2.
Sher lost to Ziehi 4-7.
Ault beat Ingram 8-3.
Milton: 98 games.
Technical 67 games.

Harris and Katz beat Yates and Stidolph 6-5, beat Webber and Fletcher 7-4, beat Green and Godfrey 6-5.
Suttle and Leonard beat Yates and Stidolph 7-4, lost to Webber and Fletcher 5-6, lost to Green and Godfrey 5-6.
Sher and Ault lost to Yates and Stidolph 4- 7, lost to Webber and Fletcher 2-9, lost to Green and Godfrey 3-8.
Harris lost to Webber 4-7.
Katz beat Yates 8-3.
Suttle beat Stidolph 9-2.
Leonard beat Fletcher 7-4.
Sher beat Godfrey 7-4.
Ault beat Green 6-5.
Milton: 86 games.
Plumtree: 79 games.
Won by 7 games.

Harris and Katz lost to Coombes and Timms 5-6, lost to Wrench and Evans 5-6, beat Sotriados and Krikler 7-4.
Suttle and Leonard lost to Coombes and Timms 1-10, beat Wrench and Evans 6-5, beat Sotriados and Krikler 11-0.
Sher and Ault lost to Coombes and Timms 1-10, lost to Wrench and Evans 4-7, lost to Sotriados and Krlkler 4-7.
Harris beat Coombes 8-3.
Katz beat Timms 8-3.
Suttle beat Wrench 6-5.
Leonard lost to Evans 5-6.
Sher lost to Sotriados 5-6.
Ault beat Krikler 9-2.
Milton: 85 games.
Prince Edward: 80 games.
Won by 5 games.

Some interesting news came from overseas recently of a past School Tennis Captain, P. A. Donovan, who was probably the best doubles player the School ever had. He went to St. Andrew's University, where he obtained a "Blue" - apart from becoming President of the Union. He then went to Cambridge on research work and there obtained a Blue. He also did very well in Scottish National Championships and in Inter-University Competitions.

The Pleasant Forty Minutes
THEN the thundery High School teacher,
Roaring, sniffing, breathing lava,
Bounced into the spacious classroom,
Clawed the air, and blew his cheeks out,
Stroked his walrus, fumed and spluttered,
Danced upon the front row tables,
Picked up primers, thumped them downwards,
Screamed and gurgled, choked and sniggered,
Cursed and walloped, kicked and strangled,
Every tim'rous, wretched schoolboy.
J.A.R. lila.

Science Society Notes
DURING the past year the Science Society has had a varied and interesting programme. As has always been the case, the majority of the members were boarders, day-scholars being content to make visits without turning up to lectures. The first of this year's meetings was addressed by Dr. Rogers, the Inspector of Schools, who gave us a very interesting talk on vitamins. He dealt exhaustively with their history, discovery and their importance to the human race.

Mr. Wigzell, of Lever Brothers. gave us an interesting lecture on the manufacture of soap. He dealt with the various processes used in its manufacture and described the changes brought about by modern machinery on early processes. He invited us to visit the factory, which invitation having been accepted, proved both enjoyable and profitable in these days of soap scarcity.
Members also visited the Sugar Refinery, following a lecture by Mr. Martindale on the manufacture of sugar, and some were fortunate enough to leave the refinery carrying packets of icing sugar.
An invitation has also been extended to members by Mr. Nelson, of the Bulawayo Telephone Exchange, but as yet there has not been a chance to pay a visit. Mr. Nelson gave us a lecture on telecommunications. He dealt in detail with the principles of telecommunication, and then he went on to describe its progress in Southern Rhodesia, and of the future plans of the Post Office to ensure that communications will be most efficient.
The last lecture of the year was given by Mr. Hawkins, of the Rhodesia Railways. He gave us a concise and interesting talk on railway engineering, dealing with the construction of railways and going into details in track-laying, signalling, the advantage, disadvantage of steam, Diesel and electric engines, and the need for safety and how it is ensured. He invited members to visit the Railway Workshops at some future date.
The thanks of the members of the Society are due to all the speakers who have addressed us and who have invited us to visit their factories or workshops.
R. H.

Chocolate Eclaires
HIRE a taxi. Go to the Permit Department and proffer an application for a permit to obtain a passport. Wait for two or three months (depending on the temperature) until the cumbersome wheels of the Civil Service begin to rotate. Don't ask the permit folks to hurry, they'll only take a little longer. Chocolate Eclaires If your application is refused you may forget your chocolate eclaires for ever. If it is granted, thank the Lord. Hire another taxi and drive to the station (give the mileage indicator a tap before you pay the driver). Buy a second class ticket, get on to the platform (do not be rude to the porter), and head for the coast-bound train. If there isn't one, or if the drought has dried up the sea, hire a Tiger Moth. Anyhow, get to the coast, evade the customs officers, and sneak up the gangway of any ship that may be nearby, taking care to attract as little attention as possible.

Hoist the British flag and make for the west coast of Africa. When you arrive float a company to grow coconuts, and when you have gathered your first crop, realise that cocoa is not made from coconuts. Shoot all shareholders. Acquire a few ounces of cocoa beans by any illegal means, and make two dessert spoonsful of cocoa.
Buy, steal or accept a ticket for your return. When you arrive home, flatter the first cow you meet on the Matopos Road, and beg for a little milk. Add the cocoa (not to the condescending cow, but her milk). Keep the resultant paste in cold storage for three years.

Sail to Canada. You must have an automatic pistol and a sombrero to frighten the bad men of the prairies. Obtain a job on a farm and make an intensive study of the land. After three weeks steal two-and-a-half cupsful of flour and make for home as quickly as possible.
Drop in to the Makarkare salt pans and pocket a mustard spoonful of salt, and when you're passing through Palapye, break into a house and make off with one teaspoonful of Royal Baking Powder. If the Criminal Investigation Department of Bechuanaland is inefficient, you may escape unpunished.

Plead with the aforementioned cow for a little cream, rich in butterfat. When the dairy is closed overnight break into the premises and borrow the churn. (May I point out that it is quite unnecessary to return the churn?) Break into a grocer's shop at dead of night and carry off half-a-pound of sugar.
Mix all the ingredients in an earthenware bowl. Cast the batter into the oven and pour yourself a stiff whisky and soda. If you have enough money to pay for the cold storage, drape the baked eclaires with chocolate. Eat them with reverence.
If you have escaped with impunity, I take off my hat to you, for you're a better man than I am.
J.A.R. IIIa.

Cricket Notes
WITH only one inter-school match won during the year it cannot be said that the 1st XI has had a good year, but the last match against Plumtree, in which we held the upper hand throughout and were somewhat unlucky not to win, largely compensated for the previous failures. During the third term particularly the team as a whole had been out of form. Batsmen like Harris, Playford and Sprague have not made the scores that might have been expected from them. It may be that Playford and Sprague have been called on to do too much bowling, and the fact that Harris has had to take up wicketkeeping may have affected his batting. On the other hand it is pleasing to see the improvement in Lerman's batting and to anticipate the usefulness to next year's team in young players such as Katz, Lange and Ross. Of the bowlers, Minsker, Playford and Sprague have all bowled well.

Suttle has led the team well and his batting has improved. On the few occasions he has bowled he showed that good length bowling will always get result.
The junior teams have all had a good year and there has been a noticeable increase in the numbers turning out regularly to cricket practice.
Congratulations to Playford, Sprague and Suttle on their being chosen to represent Matabeleland Schools against a combined Mashonaland, Manicaland and Midlands team.

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                                             TECHNICAL (Second Innings)
                                             Russon, b Sprague        0
Technical Won by eight wickets.              Grundy, lbw Sprague      4
MILTON (First Innings)                       Anderson, not out       13
Sprague, run out                 11          Lange, not out          18
Stainer, c Slater, b Jenkinson    5           Extras                  4
Playford, b Jenkinson             5           Total                  39
Harris, c Anderson, b Zichi       0
Birkin, c Anderson, b Ziehi       5          BOWLING ANALYSIS
Suttle, b Anderson               10                      0. M. R. W.
Lerman, c Jenkinson, b Zichi      0           Sprague    3  0  25 2
Hawkins, c Ziehi, b Lange        29           Playford   2  1  11 0
Lange, b Anderson                 8
Minsker, b Anderson               0          MILTON v. PLUMTREE
Vosloo, not out                   2          Plumtree won by innings and 42 runs.
 Extras                           6
 Total                           81             PLUMTREE (First Innings)

  BOWLING ANALYSIS                           Baldwin, c Birkin, b Lange             40
               0. M. R. W.                   Morgan, c Suttle, b Minsker            20
   Ziehi      11  4 14  3                    Bell, b Sprague                        46
   Jenkinson   9  3 22  2                    Green, lbw Vosloo                      48
   Anderson    6  0 17  3                    Estcourt, not out                      30
   Williams    3  1 10  0                    Davies, not out                        22
   Lange       3  0 11  1                    Wooler, van Jaarsveld, Bailey, Simpson
                                             and Boyce did not bat.
TECHNICAL (First Innings)                     Extras                                10
Russon, st Harris, b Minsker     12           Total, for 4 wickets                 210
Grundy, c Birkin. b Minsker      10
Anderson, c Stainer, b Playford  15          BOWLING ANALYSIS
Lange, c Harris, b Playford      20                     0. M. R.  W.
Slater, b Minsker                 1          Sprague   11  4  40  1
Ziehi, lbw Playford               1          Birkin   7.2  1  19  0
Devine, b Sprague                 6          Minsker   15  1  52  1
Turner, c Stainer, b Minsker     23          Playford   5  0  23  0
Jenkinson, b Sprague              6          Lange      7  0  47  1
Weight, not out                   2          Vosloo     4  0  14  1
Williams, b Sprague               0          Suttle     1  0   7  0
 Extras                           9
 Total                          105          MILTON (First Innings)
                                             Harris, c Green, b van Jaarsveld      1
BOWLING ANALYSIS                             Stainer, c Green, b van Jaarsveld     0
             0. M. R. W.                     Playford, b Wooler                    2
Birkin       4  0  13 0                      Sprague, lbw Estcourt                18
Sprague    8.2  2  17 3                      Lange, c and b van Jaarsveld          0
Minsker     14  1  35 4                      Suttle, C Simpson, b van Jaarsveld    0
Playford     7  1  16 3                      Birkin, c Bell, b Estcour't           2
Vosloo       2  0  14 0                      Hawkins, c Davies, b Estcourt         1
                                             Ross, c and b Baldwin                 3
MILTON (Second Innings)                      Vosloo, c Bell, b Baldwin             0
Sprague, c Slater, b Jenkinson   4           Minsker, not out                      1
Harris, st Slater, b Lange      21            Extras                               8
Playford, lbw Jenkinson          2            Total                               36
Birkin, b Anderson               6
Hawkins, st Slater, b Anderson   5           BOWLING ANALYSIS
Suttle not out                  10                          0. M. R.  W.
Stainer, b Anderson              3           Wooler         7  4  13  1
Lerman, runout                   1           van Jaarsveld  8  3   8  4
Lange, lbw Anderson              0           Estcourt       4  2   2  3
Vosloo, c Slater, b Lange        2           Baldwin      2.3  0   5  2
Minsker,  c Slater, b Lange      0
 Extras                          5           MILTON (Second Innings)
 Total                          59
                                             Harris, c Estcourt, b Baldwin        19
BOWLING ANALYSIS                             Stainer, c van Jaarsveld, b Wooler    0
           0. M. R. W.                       Playford, c Bell, b Estcourt         32
Zeihl      5  3  6  0                        Sprague, b Estcourt                  22
Jenkinson  6  4  7  2                        Lange, b Davies                       0
Williams   4  0 10  0                        Birkin, b Estcourt                   15
Anderson   9  3 16  4                        Suttle, c Davies, b Eatcourt         10
Lange      7  0 15  3                        Hawkins, not out                      7
                                             Ross, run out                         5
                                             Vosloo, c van Jaarsveld, b Wooler     1
                                             Minsker, b Wooler                     0
                                              Extras                              12
                                              Total                              123

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BOWLING ANALYSIS                             BOWLING ANALYSIS
               0. M. R. W.                              O. M. R. W.
Wooler         8  4  14 3                    Sprague  4.5  1  11  3
van Jaarsveld  2  0  2  0                    Birkin     4  0  10  0
Boyce          1  0  8  0                    Minsker    4  0  17  0
Baldwin        8  0  35 1                    Playford   6  1  20  0
Estcourt       14 2  37 4                    Lerman     4  0  31  1
Davies         7  2  14 1                    Ross       2  0  12  0

                                             MILTON v. ST. GEORGE'S
Milton won by one wicket.                    St. Gecrge's won by 58 runs.
PRINCE EDWARD (First Innings)
Simpson lbw Sprague              7            ST. GEORGE'S (First Innings)
Marais, lbw Birkin               2           Rosselli, run out               12
Hackle, c Sprague, b Minsker    21           Phillip, c Harris, b Minsker    12
Anderson, c Sprague, b Playford 31           Butts, lbw Birkin                0
Martin, c Black, b Playford     12           Hanly, c Birkin, b Minsker      39
Ingram, b Playtord              29           Wilkins, b Playford              9
Evans, lbw Sprague               9           Shannon, b Playford              1
Pichanick, not out .,           12           Smith, run out                   0
Barlow, b Birkin                 4           Brent, c Sprague, b Playford    12
Brown, at Harris, b Playford    15           Fallon, at Harris, b Minsker    11
Dobeson, b Playford              0           Demos, c Suttie, b Minsker       7
 Extras                          2           Slaven, not out                  6
 Total                         144           Extras                          11
                                             Total                          120
          0. M. R. W.                        BOWLING ANALYSIS
Sprague   8  3  24 2
Birkit    8  2  31 2                                  0. M. R. W.
Minsker   7  0  38 1                         Sprague  5  1  8  0
Playford 11  1  35 5                         Birkin   5  0 25  1
Lange     4  0  14 0                         Minsker  8  0 46  4
                                             Playford 7  0 30  3
MILTON (First Innings)
Harris, lbw Brown             0              MILTON (First Innings)
Birkin, b Brown               9
Playford, b Anderson         13              Harris, b Hanly                 0
Sprague, b Barlow            52              Birkin, c Shannon, b Fallon     7
Lange, lbw Brown              4              Playford, b Slaven             23
Hawkins, lbw Barlow          17              Sprague, c Rosselli, b Fallon   3
Suttle, not out              34              Hawkins, ibw Slaven             3
Lerman, c Ingram, b Anderson  0              Suttle, ibw Siaven             16
Ross, lbw Brown               9              Lange, b Siaven                 2
Black, c Martin, b Anderson   0              Lerman, c Shannon, b Slaven     0
Minsker, c Evans, b Anderson  3              Ross, b Fallon                  4
 Extras                      10              Stainer, b Falion               0
 Total                      150              Minsker, not out                0
                                              Extras                         4
BOWLING ANALYSIS                              Total                         62
          0. M. R. W.
Brown    15  0  46 4                         BOWLING ANALYSIS
Ingram    4  1  14 0                                    0. M. R.  W.
Anderson 16  3  55 4                          Hanly     9  1  22  1
Barlow    6  0  25 2                          Fallon    8  3  12  4
                                              Phillip   4  1   7  0
PRINCE EDWARD (Second Innings)                Slaven   11  4  17  5

Simpson, b Lerman            30              ST. GEORGE'S (Second Innings)
Huckle, c Black, b Sprague    0
Marals, b Sprague             0              Rosselli, not out     21
Martin, not out              58              Phillip, lbw Sprague   5
Ingram, run out              14              Butts, not out        40
Evans, c Minaker, b Sprague   0               Extras               12
 Extras                       8               Total, for 1 wicket  78
 Total, for 5 wickets       110

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BOWLING ANALYSIS                             BOWLING ANALYSIS
         0. M. R. W.                                   O. M. R.  W.
Sprague  3  0  10 1                          Sprague   7  0  26  2
Birkin   3  0  15 0                          Birkin    4  1   9  0
Minsker  3  0  12 0                          Minsker   8  1  30  2
Playford 3  0  22 0                          Playford  8  1  48  4
Lange    1  0   7 0                          Lange     2  0  11  0
                                             Vosloo  1.2  0   8  1
Draw                                         MILTON (First Innings)
Gous, b Minsker                    9
Todd. c Birkin, b Sprague          6         Harris, c Lange, b Jenkinson     40
Hefer, b Playford                  2         Lerman, b Williams                3
Duckworth, St Harris, b Playford  35         Playford, b Anderson              2
Mitchell, lbw Playford            33         Sprague, c Anderson, b Williams  10
Snyman (1), c Sprague, b Playford  0         Suttle, lbw Lange                 3
Veldsman, b Playford              17         Birkin, c Jenkinson, b Lange     21
Maya, b Minaker                    1         Hawkins, c Slater, b Williams     0
Armstrong, run out                 6         Katz, c Russon, b Lange           9
Snyman (2), lbw Playford           0         Vosloo, c Bains, b Lange         13
Sim, not out                       0         Lange, not out                    0
 Extras                           24         Minsker, b Ziehi                  0
 Total                           133          Extras                           9
                                              Total                          110
            0. M. R. W.                      BOWLING ANALYSIS
Sprague     8  2  16 1                                   0. M. R. W.
Birkin      5  3  5  0                       Ziehi      11  3  17 3
Minaker  13.5  3  32 2                       Jenkinson   6  2  14 1
Playford   17  5  40 6                       Anderson    6  0  22 1
Lange       3  0  12 0                       Williams    8  1  26 3
Suttle      2  0  3  0                       Lange       6  1  21 4

MILTON (First Innings)                       TECHNICAL (Second Innings)

Harris, b Snyrnan (1)  23                    Russon, lbw Birkin      4
Birkin, b Snyman  (1)   8                    Grundy, not out        48
Playford b Snyman (1)   1                    Anderson, b Minsker     8
Sprague b Sim          41                    Lange, not out         74
Hawkins, lbw Sim        7                     Extras                 7
Suttle, b Sim           6                     Total, for 2 wickets 141
Lange, not out          4
Lerman, b Mays          1
Ross, b Sim             9                    BOWLING ANALYSIS
Black & Minsker did not bat.                            0. M. R. W.
 Extras                 6                    Sprague    4  0  8  0
 Total, for 8 wickets 106                    Birkin     4  0 16  1
                                             Minsker    3  0 19  1
BOWLING ANALYSIS                             Playford   3  0 15  0
            O. M. R. W.                      Lange      4  0 43  0
Snyman (2)  10 3  20 0                       Vosloo     2  0 19  0
Snyman (1)   8 1  34 3                       Suttle     2  0 13  0
Sim          9 1  25 4
Maya         7 1  21 1                       MILTON v. ST. GEORGE'S
                                             Match drawn.
                                             ST. GEORGE'S (First Innings)
Technical won by 29 runs.
                                             Rosselli, c Minsker, b Playford     11
Technical (First Innings)                    Phillip, b Sprague                  12
                                             Hanly, lbw Minsker                  90
Russon run out               1               Butts, not out                      68
Grundy, c Katz, b Sprague    0               Shannon, b Playford                 15
Anderson, lbw Minsker       29               Demos, c Hawkins, b Playford         9
Lange b Playford            25               Slaven, M., lbw Suttle               6
Slater b Playford            0               Wilkins, c Harris, b Suttie          1
Ziehl b Playford             8               Falion, not out                      1
Turner, c and b Minsker      0               Slaven. F. and Bradshaw did not bat.
Bains, c Lerman, b Playford 29                Extras                             15
Devine, notout              20                Total, for 7 wickets              228
Jenkinson, c and b Sprague  18
Williams, b Vosloo           1
 Extras                     10
 Total                     141

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BOWLING ANALYSIS                              BOWLING ANALYSIS
          0. M. R. W.                                     0. M.  R. W.
Sprague   9  1  33 1                          Sprague   6.5 1  14  3
Birkin    4  2  6  0                          Birkin     2  0   7  0
Minsker   5  0  41 1                          Playford   9  0  28  2
Playford  10 0  48 3                          Minsker   11  4  24  1
Vosloo    2  0  31 0                          Vosloo     2  0  18  1
Suttle    6  0  23 2                          Suttle     7  1  15  3
Lange     3  0  31 0
                                              MILTON (Second Innings)
MILTON (First Innings)                        Harris, c Anderson, b Ingram       7
                                              Lerman, c Simpson, b Ingram        8
Harris, b Hanly                2              Suttie, b Ingram                   2
Lerman, b Hanly                0              Sprague not out                   19
Playford, lbw Slaven, M       12              Playford, not out                  3
Sprague, b Slaven, M          20              Extras                             4
Suttle, c Demos, b Fallon      7              Total, for 3 wickets              43
Birkin, b Siaven, M,           4
Hawkins, b Slaven. M           8              BOWLING ANALYSIS
Katz. b Fallon                 5                       0. M. R. W.
Vosloo, not out                5              Brown    8  1 12  0
Lange, not out                 0              Ingram   6  1 16  3
Minsker did not bat.                          Anderson 2  0 11  0
Extras                        11
Total, for 8 wickets          74              MILTON v. CHAPLIN
                                              Milton lost by 90 runs.
           0. M. R. W.                        CHAPLIN (First Innings)
Hanly      8  3  9  2                         Gous, b Birkin                    4
Fallon     11 5 16  2                         Todd (2), b Mlnsker               6
Slaven, M, 12 3 24  4                         Duckworth, lbw Birkin             0
Butts      3  0  7  0                         Faasen, c Minsker, b Playford     7
Bradshaw   2  0  7  0                         Mitchell, lbw Sprague            13
                                              Snyman (1), not out              73
MILTON v. PRINCE EDWARD                       Todd (1), b Minsker               4
                                              Mays, c Harris, b Playford       10
Milton lost by 7 wickets.                     Sim, c Suttle, b Playford         0
                                              Snyman (2), lbw Minsker           5
MILTON (First Innings)                        Dippenaar, lbw Minsker            8
Harris, c Martin, b Anderson     14            Extras                           5
Lerman, run out                   4            Total                          135
Piayford, b Brown                 6
Sprague, b Anderson               5           BOWLING ANALYSIS
Suttle, c Brown, b Anderson       1                     0.  M. R. W.
Birkin, c Ingram, b Brown         4           Sprague   9   2 14  1
Hawkins, lbw Brown                2           Birkin    8   0 20  2
Katz, at Simpson, b Anderson      0           Piayford 13   2 42  3
Vosloo, st Simpson. b Anderson    0           Minsker  17.4 5 31  4
Lange, at Simpson, b Anderson     0           Suttle    4   1 25  0
Minsker. not out                  2
 Extras                           7           MILTON (First Innings)
Total                            48           Harris, run out                 4
                                              Lerman, b Snyman (2)            6
BOWLING ANALYSIS                              Playford, b Faasen              0
           0. M. R W.                         Sprague, b Snyman (2)           2
Brown     14  3 27 3                          Suttle, b Snyman (2)            9
Ingram     4  1  4 0                          Black, b Snyman (2)             0
Anderson 9.5  1  9 6                          Birkin, b Snyman (2)            0
                                              Katz. b Snyman (2)              0
   PRINCE EDWARD (First Innings)              Hawkins, b Snyman (2)           0
Marals, lbw Minaker               8           Vosloo, b Snyman (2)           16
Middleton, lbw Sprague            3           Minaker, not out                2
Huckie, b Playford               22            Extras                         6
Simpson, c Vosioo, b Playford    11            Total                         45
Martin, c Lange. b Suttle        24
Evans, R., b Vosioo              10
Evans, D., b Suttle               1
Ingram, at Harris. b Suttle      16
Anderson, not out                 9
Wrench, b Sprague                 0
Brown, b Sprague                  1
 Extras                          20
Total                           125

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BOWLING ANALYSIS                              BOWLING ANALYSIS
              0. M. R. W.                                0.  M. R. W.
Snyman (2)   14 8 14 8                        Sprague    12  4  28 5
Snyman (1)    5 1  4 0                        Birkin      2  0  13 0
Faasen        9 1 22 1                        Playford   13  4  27 2
                                              Minsker     6  3   7 1
MILTON (Second Innings)                       Lange      3.4 0   6 2
Suttie, b Dippenaar                29
Lerman, b Snyman (2)                8         MILTON (Second Innings)
Harris, b Dippenaar                 0
Sprague. c Snyman (2). b Dippenaar  0         Harris, b Yates                1
Playiord lbw Faasen                 4         Lerman, b Wooier              14
Vosioo, b Snyman (2)               11         Katz, b Estcourt              28
Hawkins, not out                    0         Playford, run out              8
Birkin, not out                     0         Sprague, b Estcourt            8
 Extras                             5         Suttle, c Boyce, b Estcourt    6
 Total, for 6 wickets              57         Vosloo, b Wooler               4
                                              Birkin, not out  .             1
BOWLING ANALYSIS                               Extras                       12
             0. M. R. W.                       Total, for 7 wickets         77
Snyman(2)    7  5  7  2
Dippenaar    7  3 12  3                       BOWLING ANALYSIS
Faasen       6  3 10  1                                  0.  M. R. W.
Sim          5  0  6  0                       Wooler    13   5  16 2
Maya         4  0 15  0                       Yates      4   0  13 1
                                              Boyce      6   2   7 0
MILTON v. PLUMTREE                            Estcourt 6.5   0  20 3
Match drawn.                                  Davies     3   1   7 0

MILTON (First Innings)                        PLUMTREE (Second Innings)
                                              Baldwin, lbw Sprague           2
Harris, b Yates                1              Morgan, b Sprague              2
Lerman, b Davies              36              Bell, lbw Playford            14
Katz, c Davies, b Boyce        2              Cowgill, b Sprague             2
Suttle, c Davies, b Estcourt  20              Estcourt, b Sprague           11
Sprague b Davies               6              Davies, b Sprague              9
Playford, b Davies            43              Wooier, lbw Vosloo             0
Vosloo, b Wooier               5              Bailey, not out               18
Birkin, b Wooier              13              Boyce, c Vosloo, b Playford   15
Hawkins, b Wooler              2              Otterson. not out              1
Lange, c. and b Davies         9               Extras                        7
Miniker. not out               2               Total, for S wickets         81
 Extras                       26
 Total                       165              BOWLING ANALYSIS
                                                       0. M. R. W.
BOWLING ANALYSIS                              Sprague  13 1 38  5
          0. M. R. W.                         Birkin    3 0  7  0
Wooler   23  4  46 3                          Playford  5 0 12  2
Yates     6  1  12 1                          Lange     2 0  5  0
Boyce     5  2   9 1                          Vosloo    3 1  8  1
Estcourt 10  2  19 1
Davies   15  3  46 4
Baldwin   3  0   8 0

PLUMTREE (First Innings)

Morgan  b Sprague           7
Baldwin  b Sprague          7
Bell  Playford              6
Cowgill b Sprague           0
Estcourt b Playford         6
Davies lbw Sprague          1
Wooler c Harris, b Sprague 15
Bailey st Harris, b Lange  20
Boyce, b Minsker            5
Otterson, b Lange          10
Yates, not out              1
 Extras                    10
 Total                     88

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Nomads won by 1 run.
Nomads, 1st Innings, 118 (A. Sagar 40, Solomon 33; Minsker 3 for 27).
Milton, 1st Innings, 117 (Playford 27, Sprague 22; Barnett 5 for 44).

Milton won by 43 runs.
Milton, 1st Innings, 135 for 7 wickets dec. (Sprague 83 not out).
Combined Banks, 1st Innings. 92 for 7 wickets (Shiff 38 retired; Vosloo 3 for 16).

Raylton won by 2 wickets.
Milton, 1st Innings, 96 for 3 wickets dec. (Sprague 40 not out, Suttle 23 not out).
Raylton, 1st Innings, 111 for 9 wickets. (Weeden 29; Lange 5 for 31. Minsker 3 for 38).

B.A.C. won by 8 wickets.
Milton, 1st Innings, 94 (Lerman 33 not out; van Jaarsveld 4 for 14).
B.A.C., 1st Innings. 124 for 2 wickets (Harris, C. 43, Napier 30 not out. Harrison 35).

Match drawn - rain stopped play.
Queens, 1st Innings, 119 for 7 wickets
(Marshall 60 retired, Curran 28 retired). Milton, 1st Innings, 16 for 3 wickets.

2nd XI
Regular members: Harris (Capt.), Wuifsohn (Vice-Capt.), Downes, Henning, Hogan, Finch, Brewer, Herman,
Rosenfield, Markantonis, Teichert, Holmes, Stainer, Nelson, Levers, Pringle.

v PLUMTREE (at Milton):
Milton, 1st Innings, 25.
Plumtree, 1st Innings, 90 (Henning 3 for 24).
Milton, 2nd Innings 43.
Lost by innings and 22 runs.

v. TECHNICAL (at Technical):
Milton, 1st Innings. 67 (Lerman 21).
Technical, 1st Innings, 55 (Downes 7 for 15).
Won by 12 runs.

v. TECHINICAL (at Milton):
Milton. 1st Innings, 107 (Harris 33).
Technical, 1st Innings. 32 (Wulfsohn 6 for 16; Downes 4 for 12).
Won by 75 runs.

v. CHAPLIN (at Chaplin) :
Milton, 1st Innings, 60
Chaplin, 1st Innings. 161 (Henning 3 for 25).
Milton, 2nd Innings, 40).
Lost by an innings and 61 runs.

3rd Term

v. TECHNICAL (at Technical):
Technical, 1st Innings, 156 (Wulfsohn 3 for 23).
Milton, 1st Innings, 108 (Henning 29). Lost by 48 runs,

v. PLUMTREE (at Plumtree):
Plumtree, 1st Innings, 164 for 4. 
Milton did not bat.

Heany, 1st Innings, 135 (Downes 3 for 22).
Milton, 1st Innings, 96 (Nelson 31).
Lost by 39 runs.

Milton, 1st Innings, 87 (Stainer 28).
Chaplain. 1st Innings, 112 (Teichert 5 for 19).
Milton, 2nd Innings, 41.
Chaplin. 2nd Innings. 21 for 1.
Lost by 9 wickets.

Milton, 98 for 8.
Technical, 79 for 9 (Henning 5 for 40).
Match drawn.


Regular members: Grill (Capt.), Bradley, Cooper, Shmeizer, Botton, James, Pritchard, Mackenzie, Morgan, Katz, Stinton, Haistead, Gersohn, Player.

Milton, 1st Innings, 110 (Cooper 31. Grill 23).
Technical, 1st Innings, 86 (Bradley 4 for 37).
Won by 24 runs

V PLUMTREE (at Plumtree)
Plumtree, 1st Innings, 158 for 7 dec. Morgan 3 for 39).
Milton, 1st Innings, 73 (Shmeizer 31). 
Lost by 85 runs.

v. TECHNICAL (at Technical):
Milton, 1st Innings, 100 (Katz 42),
Technical 1st Innings. 106 (Shmeizer 7 for 5).
Lost by 6 runs.

Chaplin. 1st Innings, 37 (Shmelzer 6 for 6). 
Milton, 1st Innings, 137 (Katz 57).
Won by 9 wickets.

Technical, 46 (Bradley 5 for 11).
Milton 117 (Grill 29).
Won by 8 wickets.

v. CHAPLIN (at Chaplin):
Milton, 1st Innings, 132 (Morgan 42 not out).
Chaplin, 1st Innings, 115. 
Won by 18 runs.

Milton 160 for 6 dec. (Grill 40 not out, Bradley 39)
Plumtree 79 (Bradly 4 for 16, Halstead 4 for 28).
Won by 81 runs.

Milton, 129 for 6 declared (Grill 46 not out, Cooper 28, James 21).
Technical, 17 and 100 (Grill 8 for 13, Morgan 4 for 7).
Won by an innings and 12 runs.


Regular members: Harris (Capt.) Ault, Davidson, Carbutt, Woods, Ross, Burns, Barrett, Newton, Johnstone, French, Schur,

Milton, 1st innings, 12.
Plumtree, 1st innings, 113 (Barrett 6 for 30).
Milton, 2nd Innings, 135 for 4 (Ross 98). Lost by 101 runs.

Technical, 1st innings, 78 (Carbutt 5 for 14).
Milton, 1st innings, 114 for 6 dec. (Ault 32).
Won by 5 wickets.

v. TECHNICAL (at Technical):
Milton, 1st Innings, 31.
Technical, 1st Innings, 31 (Carbutt 6 for 18).

3rd Term

Milton 48.
Technical 75 (Harris 3 for 24).
Lost by 27 runs.

Milton, 1st innings, 127 for 5 (Ross 72 not out).
Plumtree did not bat.

Milton 84 (Scher 29, Burnes 25).
Technical, 205 for 7.
Lost by 125 runs.


Regular members: Tipler (Capt) Horton, Micklesfield, Butcher, Dickenson, Walshe, Barnett, Van Rooyen, Hardwick, Chatham, Frericks, Morgan.

Milton, 1st innings, 103 for 6 dec. (Horton 56).
Whitestone, 1st innings, 25 (Micklesfield 5 for 15)
Won by 78 runs.

v.WHITESTONE (at Whitestone)
Milton, 1st Innings, 107 for 5 dec. (Micklesfield 72).
Whitestone, 1st Innings, 23 (Horton 5 for 18).
Won by 84 runs.

Milton, 232 (Frericks 49, Tipler 43). 
Technical, 34 (Micklesfield 5 for 21)
Won by 198 runs.

v. R.E.P.S. (at R.E.P.S.):
REPS., 1st innings, 53 (Horton 7 for 16), Milton, 1st innings, 90 (Dickenson 30), 
Won by 37 runs.

v. TECHNICAL (at Technical):
Milton, 87 (Tipler 40).
Technical, 49 (Micklesfield 4 for 28).
Won by 38 runs

3rd Term

v. R.E.P.S.:
R.E.P.S., 1st Innings, 61 (Horton 4 for 20)
Milton, 1st innings, 115 (Micklesfleld 35).
R.E.P.S., 2nd innings 25 (Horton 4 for 4).
Won by innings and 29 runs.

Technical 21 (Micklesfield 5 for 12).
Milton 171 (Walshe 46).
Won by 150 runs.

Junior 24 (Horton 6 for 11). 
Under 13, 52 for 4, 
Won by 8 wickets.

v. R.E.P.S.:
Milton, 109 for 6 declared.
REPS., 76 for 9.
Match drawn.

Milton, 86 for 7.
Junior 39.
Won by 6 wickets.

The Kingfisher's Luncheon
THE Kingfisher sat on a twig several feet above the water and surveyed the stretch of river which wended its way between the tall, leafy poplars. Nothing missed the scrutiny of his beady black eyes-the slightest ripple or glint of silver denoted his lunch, and therefore it was not to his advantage to be negligent.

Having sighted his prey he took silently to wing, and when he was directly overhead he hovered there, poised for several seconds until, having Judged to a nicety the moment to strike, he suddenly dived vertically downwards, all the kaleidoscopic colours of his body merging to a blurred streak, as with his neck extended, his sharp beak cleft the water and he entered with scarcely a ripple. Almost immediately he emerged again in a flurry of water, bearing aloft his unwary victim, whose wet body glistened and scintillated in the bright rays of the sun as it twitched to and fro in a vain attempt to escape.

He returned to the branch and alighted, dexterously tossing his writhing catch into the air and adroitly catching it again by the tail. Having gripped it by this strategic vantage point, which rendered it helpless, he then proceeded, without compunction, to batter it on the branch, until the long-suffering fish lost interest and its spasmodic agitations ceased. He then inspected it critically as if deciding whether or not to still further reduce it by pounding, or to swallow it; he evidently decided upon the latter, for he abruptly stopped contemplating his meal and raised his head, expertly allowing the fish to slide into his throat and then by several convulsive contractions of his gullet effortlessly swallowed it. He did not think he had achieved anything particularly remarkable in having transferred a thing half his own length to his stomach, for with not a feather ruffled in his sleek plumage he settled himself comfortably on his favourite twig and with a kindly and innocent expression on his face resumed his vigil.

E. H. D. de V.

EVERY year, it seems, I must be doomed to sit down and write something which may and probably won't appear in the School magazine. During the past few years I have evaded such toil with some degree of success, or else what work I did was hopelessly below the standard required.
Last year, however, I was hopelessly trapped and almost at pistol point was obliged to turn in something for the editorial scrutiny. For the sake of brevity I dashed off a rough and ready parody which, after a good deal of repairs on its slip-shod metre, and much to my surprise, was accepted and printed. (On reflection I realise it must have been on account of its uniqueness, being the only parody offered.)
This year, therefore, I decided to repeat my previous success and started off by sadly mutilating the "Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam." I gave up when my third verse turned out something like this:

And, as a cock crew in a neighbour's yard,
The dayboy started-With wild tirade
He rose from bed and donned his clothes,
Ate his breakfast and blew his nose.

Well as you can see, the last four words just wrecked it, so I wasn't sorry to hear that the parodies were rolling in this year, and I turned my thoughts to more prosaic fields. Nevertheless, I still scrounged hopefully through a pocket edition of Burns in vain search for a suitable verse. In desperation I nearly started on "Scots, Wha Hae," but soon dropped it for want of a first line.
Truly, indeed, I have failed lamentably in the search for a subject. After all, it isn't really so hard to write on a subject; the difficulty lies in finding the subject. It's the fact that English examiners set the subjects that make English exams. so easy. Your subject is in front of you and all you have to do is to irrange your facts and set them down on paper as concisely and neatly as possible.

I would far rather write an essay, set On papillonaceous flowers (knowing nothing as I do about papilionaceous flowers) than be left to puzzle out my own subject and end up wondering whether to write about ammocaetes or simply on the function of the bi-cuspids in antbears.

And now, perhaps, you will ask how on earth I could write a better essay on papilionaceous flowers than on a subject of my own choice? After all, what could I possibly know about papilionaceous flowers? The answer to that one is easy. I would simply head my essay, "Papilionaceous Flowers," then frankly admit I know nothing about them and change the subject to the development of the British Mercantile Marine, taking such intermediate steps as herbaceous flowers, gardens, retired sea captains' love of gardening and thence on to the great maritime industry of Great Britain.

It's really easy to write an essay on a subject about which you know nothing. But If you are simply required to write without writing about anything in particular - why then, it's absolute Gehenna.

And that brings up the problem of earning a living from writing. I imagine it must be extremely difficult to keep up an unending stream of literature if one is dependent on the fertility of one's own brain for the inspiration of a subject. Of course, telling mere stories is easy. You just rant on and on indefinitely until you have reached a happy conclusion and then you label your story with the name of the heroine, or maybe the hero. And some of these stories are quite good. "Martin Rattler," is a case in point.

Yet all this stuff doesn't solve my own personal problem. Of course I suppose I could write a veld story or about a hunting trip, but I would much prefer a powerful malediction against, say, the general conduct and management of the School, or some other controversial point. But controversy is not encouraged in school magazines so I am hopelessly lost and must sadly offer this prolonged whine on my own unhappy lot, for want of something better to say.

Chess Club Notes
THE Chess Club began its activities at the beginning of the year. Weekly meetings have been held on Wednesdays, generally in Room 14, but In the cold weather in Charter House Prep Room, by courtesy of Mr. Avery.
Meetings were very well attended at first, and it was impossible to provide sets for everyone who wished to play. Two leagues - 'Players" and "Beginners' - were run, Kelly heading the one, and Black the other.

In the second term a match was played against Technical School at Johnson House. Tech won, but we defeated them in the return at Milton. Mr. Johnstone, of the Bulawayo Chess Club, played our whole team simultaneously, winning five games and drawing one. Later a medium strength team from the Bulawayo Club beat us by five games to one drawn, but the team gave the Seniors some stiff opposition.

This term Mr. Kingdom gave a most interesting and instructive talk on "The Principles of the Opening." He is to speak again to us later. The following have represented the School: Kelly, Courtney, Danziger, Petrie, Markantonis, Black, Isaacson.

IN this mechanical age, riding horses is not nearly so universal as in the days before the abominations of motor cars, trains and the ubiquitous bicycle. However, it is becoming increasingly popular in this country, and quite frequently people stand gazing enviously at the seemingly easy and secure perch of some rider on his or her fiery steed. Yes, there are plenty of girl riders, too, so perhaps that is one reason for riding's rapidly growing popularity among the male population. There are a number of unfortunate individuals who are content merely to stand and look on, thinking that perhaps one day they will be able to ride horses in that gay and careless fashion too.

But some enterprising people really go so far as to try to learn, and then the fun begins. They roll up to the riding school in a fine spirit of confidence, and the first setback is the sight of the horses, which when considered in the light of prospective mounts appear disproportionately massive and tower above their presumptive would-be riders. Then the instructor arrives and in a tone of false geniality enquires if they have ever ridden before, to which the now considerably chastened rider replies yes or no, as the case may be. If yes, they are told that that is too bad, because they will have to forget anything they have learned (?) if they ever want to ride properly. If no, it is still too bad, but at any rate they will acquire some valuable experience.

Then they are shown how to saddle and bridle a horse, and finally, after careful instructions, given the dread order to mount. Oh, the hideous exhibitions made at these first mountings! Some will make only a feeble effort and be compelled to grasp the horse's mane or the saddle and scramble up in a most undignified fashion, to finally perch most insecurely in the wrong part of the saddle, looking most uncomfortable. Others again leap up with a fine show of determination, and either land with a soul-shattering jar on the horse's wither or, carried away by zeal, leap completely over the patient steed and sometimes hang on head downwards with one leg hooked over the saddle, yelling blue murder, or deposit themselves ungently on the ground in postures reminiscent of the loser in an all-in wrestling match, or a defeated duellist in the third act of an amateur play.

Finally the horrid business of mounting is over, and the shaken learners are told to walk their horses forward. Usually at this stage they have somebody with a rein attached to the bridle, though some hard-hearted instructors dispense with this, alleging that nobody will ever be sufficient1y confident it they come to rely on a leading rein. Even so they slip and slide about in their saddles and do not look in the least happy. After a time they get the hang of walking, and begin to think that there is nothing much to riding after all, provided one keeps a cool head and is not readily frightened.

When they reach this stage they are commanded to trot, after being told to keep their knees tight onto the saddle and lift themselves up every time the horse's right foreleg touches the ground, and keep a firm feel on the reins. The obedient horse trots, and then-oh, calamity! What a peculiar, jarring, unrythmical movement! Their balance is completely lost, they bump hard into the saddle at every second pace, and usually drag hard on the reins and hold their hands up as though about to take flight. Acquiring the rhythm of movement with the horse generally takes some time, and when at last they can trot - Oh! Joy! Oh, Rapture! What a fine thing is riding.

But their triumph is short-lived, for now comes the business of cantering. Dread word! Cantering, though it can be done as slowly as trotting, conveys an impression of violent speed to the novice beholder, and it is with great trepidation that he obeys the order to get the horse trotting, then squeeze with the calves and feel with the reins. Whoops! This may be cantering, but it feels uncommonly like galloping, and galloping rather too fast at that! Still, once the initial feeling of strangeness and dizzying speed wears off, they begin to like cantering better than trotting, and want to keep doing it all the time, to the profane despair of the Instructor.

Eventually they become fully-fledged riders, and canter serenely around the scenery, going out for long rides and looking with pitying contempt at the poor, shivering new aspirants, who gaze at them with mingled awe and admiration. Oh, the supreme joy of cantering along at dawn or in the cool of the evening, with a good horse between one's knees and the whole wide world before. Surely, riding is the sport of Kings, and no man has lived who cannot say: "Yes, I can ride a horse." This is the supreme criterion of a man.
J. B. McC.

Examination Results
Cambridge Sehool Certificate, 1946.
(Figures in parentheses indicate the number of distinctions gained.)

Courtney, T. D. (2)
Malan, A. J. T. (6).
Ross, C. M. (5).

Black, H. J (1).
Whiteson, L: (2).

Blumenthal, A. H. (1).
Brodie, D. A. L. (1).
Stainer, J. S. B. (2).

Brenner, H
Harris, W.
Minsker, S.

Jones, D. G.
Markantonis, M.

Barrett, C. C.
Cowen, D. S. (3).
Cunningham, D. C. D.
Curran, K. P.
Gunning, R. W.
Vosloo, E. K.

Home, J. S. W.
Sprague, W. I.

Supplementary Credits:

Suttle, R. A. L. T.

Treger, H. (1).
Teasdale, H. J.

Mattriculation Exemption.

Black, H. J.
Blumenthal. A. H.
Brenner, H.
Brodie, D. A. L.
Courtney, T. D.
Douglas, Ross C. M.
Malan, A. J. T
Stainer, C. J. S. B.
Whiteson, L.
Suttle. R. A. L. T.
Treger. H.

Subsidiary Higher School Certificate Results.

Hawkins, R. A. (General Paper; Maths.).
Kelly, W. L (General Paper. Elementary Science, Maths).

School Council Prizes.
Empire Geography:- Courtney, T. D.
Empire History:- Radford, E. J.

Rhodes Trustee English Prizes.
Ross, I. M. D.
Cohen, C. H.
Stainer, C.
McCosh, K.

Pretorlus, H.
Mirbach, M.

Ralph Moxon Memorial Grant.
Kelly, W. L.

Barnett Smith Prize.
Malan, A. J. T.

R.R.W.U. Prizes.
Physics:- Kelly, W. L.
Chemistry:- Hawkins, R. A.

A. D. Campbell Memorial Prize.
Malan, A. J. T.

The "Chum"
THERE was a great talk in the air. The form master reared himself to his full five foot two and announced, with much clearing of his throat, that a clever boy from England was coming to the form. He had heard that he was brilliant at maths and Latin; and he believed that he would show the class up in geography and science; a positive genius at English, he would completely overshadow the class at history. Then, satisfied that he had awed the "lazy Rhodesians," he reluctantly continued with the lesson.

After three months of tense expectation the prodigy walked in-with long hair combed down past the ears, grey blazer flapping on a flat chest, khaki shorts slipping down to white knees, and sleek socks stretched modestly over a bulging calf muscle. His sweet cheeks were red and rosy, his demure nose was curved attractively, his soft mouth was offset by a pair of darling dimples, his smooth forehead was graced by his curly hair, and his pretty eyes twinkled from under the best of curved eyebrows. He was, in fact, the perfect boy.

But oh, horror of horrors! he could not speak. One of Milton's best-mannered boys had walked up to him and had inquired politely what his name was, and the "chum" had uttered a pagan oath and had almost bitten the poor fellow. Fortunately, this tactful Miltonlan had realised in time that it was not really barbaric language, but his name. So he had smiled affably and had pretended not to be really offended. However, this was not the end of the "chum's" talking. Another Miltonian, a hefty, tall fellow, who rather dwarfed the five foot four English boy by his six foot three, asked him how he had come out. A group gathered round to listen, and at first they understood that he had come out direct by plane, but then they gathered that he had crossed the Sahara by car without getting a single puncture. Then they had the impression that he had come through the Great Lakes by steamer, yet this could not have been so he showed them some snapshots of himself swimming with Congo natives. Utterly confused by this time, the group pictured Durban as the "chum" excitedly described it; and then they scratched their heads over the train journey through the Karroo, the ten days spent at Salisbury and the final arrival at Bulawayo by air from Johannesburg.

"And are you staying here permanently?" the bass voice of the Miltonian asked.

"Oo, no," squeaked the "chum." "We're ounly stayin' 'ere four yea's and then we're gangin' to that doomp Cape Town."

But his talking was the least of his defects, for when the form grew accustomed to the foreign accent, and were able to understand him much better, they learned, slowly but impressively, that he was not the tin god their form master had made him out to be. His natural pride in his birthplace and England was forgivable, but his superior complex annoyed them a little.. However, that went too as he learned, together with them-poor misguided Rhodesians who had swallowed a form master's story, that he was not so good at maths., that he often forgot his history reading; that the kidney system has much in common with the lungs; that the trade winds do not blow from the west; and that Latin nouns are declinable. This discovery of his normality was a shock both to the cocksure "chum" and to the form. Henceforward the wonderful English boy has been regarded in better proportion.

It seemed from this discovery that they now thoroughly understood the "prodigy;" but again they were mistaken for, as better-natured fellows condescended to talk to him about more personal affairs, they were greatly puzzled by his father's occupation. From what they could gather from the excited conversation (why are "chums" so excitable?) his father was a plumber, and yet the fellow was thinking of buying a bicycle, possibly with portable radio and fluorescent lighting, out of his own pocket money.

"If A saved ev'ry month," he said, "A cud eas'ly get 45 fir ma biyk In four yea's."

Some of the form gave up all hope of solving the mysteries of the "chum." Nevertheless, they still heard astounding stories about him: that afternoon when he had cycled out to World's View; that day when he went to the Victoria Falls ("Not bud, them. Are they?" was his only remark); and that week-end when he went shooting on a farm, were all within the first three weeks of his arrival. The form passed over them, saying: "Wait until November, when it starts getting hot," for by then they were tired of the impeccable English boy and they wanted to show him the endurance they had gained from living in the tropics.

Yes, the newcomer had not so many friends now and he segregated himself with a group of fellow "chums" - and played football of all games, so that those sporting stars, to whom the whole school turned in admiration, looked down their noses at the puny little youngster; the brainier Miltonians shrugged their shoulders and groaned behind his back; and the old Rhodesian masters sighed in pity for the land in which they had been brought up, that it should now produce such childish "chums."

However, this feeling is, fortunately, out of date now; for who is that sunburnt chap bending down playing the South African game of "Bok Bok? Who is that fellow with his socks down and shirt torn, throwing a ball at "stingers"? And who is that dusty comrade "flying" over that grimy Rhodesian? The sporting stars are now revising their rugger team to include a "chum." The brainier Miltonians are smiling at each other with happy looks, saying: "That bloke's a brick." And the old Rhodesian masters are chuckling over fat cigars, remarking that the "chum" is settling down quite well.
And Milton says: "Good Show."

J.D.E. (Form IV.)

Cadet Notes, 1947
VIEWING the activities of the Cadets in retrospect, It seems Impossible that a mere six months has passed since our Corps experienced the supreme honour of its existence. After weeks of preparation, we took up our position on each side of Main Street, to line the route to welcome the arrival of the Royal Family on the morning of April 14th. The whole ceremony was admirably organised and, needless to say, everyone fully appreciated the unique and happy experience of seeing, at close quarters, the Household around which the cohesion of the Commonwealth is centred.

During the latter half of the first term and for the early part of the second term the Unit proceeded with its normal course of routine training.
Later in the second term some specialised training was introduced in preparation for camp and our hopes ran high for producing the best Camp Guard. Those detailed for guard duty are to be congratulated on the state of efficiency reached in their drill movements. Unfortunately they did not have the opportunly of displaying their prowess at Camp since an epidemic of influenza, which laid low a large number of our Officers and N.C.O.s, prevented our attending what, from reports, was a very enjoyable Camp. We were represented, however, by Capt Downing, who attended in the capacity of Battalion Commander.

The disappointment of not spending a fortnight under canvas was partially compensated for by holding a Field Day In the early part of the current term. The forces of Redland set out in high dudgeon, In order to obtain satisfaction and redress from the recalcitrant forces of Blueland, a land occupied by degenerate and landgrabbing upstarts.

The might of the enemy was far superior to that of our dearly beloved Redland, having at its disposal ammunition, artifice and ambush, not to mention, aircraft, bushcraft and craft. However, despite all opposition, we pushed on. We pushed through close bush and close thorn-bush pushed through us.
At last the roaring River Neverwasa was reached, crossed, and the day was won.
Still swirls the Neverwasa as ever is a?

The day was well worth the organisatlon, and for their co-operation and help we thank the Drill Hall Staff and Air Liaison for, besides being at times amusing, and at other times anything hut, most Cadets learnt much of value.

The final parade of Importance for the year was an inspection of the Corps by the C.M.F., Col. Garlake. It was rather a brief visit but before being given a General Salute he was able to see the Cadets go through the routine of "Falling In." We are pleased to record that he expressed his pleasure at the general smartness of the unit as a whole.
Before concluding these notes, we wish to express our appreciation of the cheerful help and co-operation given to us throughout the year by the Staff Adjutant, Capt. P. Gilmour, the Assistant Staff-Adjutant, Lieut. J. S. Salt, and Staff Corps Instructors.

By The Pond
I STOOD near the pond for ten minutes whilst all around me the soft melodious cooing of the mompara doves called endlessly from the branches of the mulberry tree in front of the chicken run. Occasionally a newcomer fluttered round and round the tree, settling at last on a flimsy branch, and forcing two of his fellows to hobble sideways along their precarious perch.
Soon the whole tree was wobbling and dipping under its burden as droves of doves congregated together, cooing shrilly among the leaves. The seemingly ceaseless love-making was suddenly brought to a stop by the arrival of a solitary yellow beaver bird, who perched impudently on the topmost branch, and commenced his fussy chirping. It was just like when a hated foreman visits his jovial, chattering labourers and trans forms their bantering conversation into a series of muttered threats.

As though he sensed his unpopularity, he stared into branches beneath him and, losing his gay impertinence, fluttered off and sang his twittering song on a nearby silver oak.
Immediately, the steady, regular cooing recommenced. I watched their blak beaks open and shut, each one in exactly the same manner.
It seemed to me that this singing was going to go on all day, but I was wrong. One by one they called out the last shrill verse of their gay lilt, and in complete silence they contemplated the ground. One big dove in particular drew my attention, and I studied the quick movements of his tiny eyes with a keen interest. First he sought out the form of a huge black drake, and stared critically at the old lord of the pond. I could swear there was a touch of distaste and contempt in that rude stare.

As if his eyes could not bear the sight of so despicable a bird, he shifted his supercilious gaze to the portly form of a white mother duck, as she vulgarly gathered up a mouthful of mash in her great flat beak. I am absolutely positive that that dove sneered. If he could have sniggered he would have done so.
One of the more bold doves descended to the ground and pecked eagerly at the crushed mealies in the trough. At this the old drake lifted his head, and wagging his fanlike tail advanced impotently on the intruder. But the dove was sure of himself and would not budge, and the drake was dubious. He turned his back on the dove and with a look of mock forced contempt, returned to his mates.

But now, as the hot sun approached its zenith, came feeding time. The appearance of a chocolate-coloured form heralded the arrival of fresh mash, and even before the poultry boy opened the iron gate, all the doves had fluttered off to seek refuge with the yellow beaver in the silver oak nearby.
J.A.R. IIIa.

36th Annual Athletic Sports
ON the first day of the Sports, seven new records were established, the most noteworthy being the 880 Yards Championship Record of 2 mins. 3 4-5 secs, set up by R. Suttle, who beat the 21-year-old record of C. Bissett by 2 1-5 seconds. In the Under 16 High Jump, G. Loxton narrowly missed equalling the Open High Jump when he cleared 5ft. 6.25in. He created a new record In the Under 16 Long Jump with a leap of l8ft. 8.75in. A very good performance was put up by young Von Siccard, who cleared 4ft. 11in. In the Under 14 High Jumn to break the old record by .75in. Micklesfield cleared 4ft. 6in. In the Under 13 High Jump; and Horton broke the Under 13 Throwing the Cricket Ball with a throw of 68yds. lft. 2in.

More school records were broken on the Saturday, when four more were established and one equalled.

R. Suttle broke the Open Mile by 14 seconds: the last few men were lapped by Suttle. In the Senior Shot Putt, Von Siccard broke the record by 8 inches, and Loxton jumped a quarter of an inch higher than the previous record for the Under 15 High. Fairhridge House Team equalled the Under 13 Relay and four out of the five Junior Championships were won by Fairbridge House boys. Birchenough House Team knocked off 10 seconds in the Under 16 Relay to establish a record which will be difficult to beat.

Fairbrldge House, with a total of 116 points, won the McKenzie Shield with a big points lead over the other Houses.
At the end of the Sports Meeting Mrs. R. C. Tredgold presented the Floating Trophies.

Victor Ludorum: R. A. Suttle.
Junior Champion: ??
Under 16 Champion: Shute and Loxton.
Under 14 Champion: Von Siccard.
Under 13 Champion: Micklesfield.
McKenzie Shield:
1. Fatrbridge House 116 pts.
2. Blrchenough House 75.5 pts.
3. Heany House 65.5 pts.
4. Borrow House 52 pts.

100 Yards: 1, Birkin; 2, Wulfsohn; 3, Courtney. Time: 10.5 seconds.
880 Yards Championship: 1, Suttle (H); 2, levers (Bor); 3, Serrano (H). Time: 2min. 3 4-5sec. (record).
880 Yards Team Race: 1, Heany; 2, Blrchenough; 3, Borrow; 4, Fairbridge.
Mile Open: 1, Suttle; 2, Dendfield; 3, Walton. Time: 4mm. 55.7sec. (School record).
Mile Team Race: 1, Heany; 2. Birchenough; 3, Fairbrldge; 4, Borrow.
120 Yards Hurdles: 1, Smith; 2, Suttle. Time: 20.5sec.
Shot Putt: 1, Von Siccard; 2, Wulfsohn; 3, Du Preez. Distance: 39ft. 4in. (School record).
High Jump: 1, Loxton (F); 2, French (H); 3, Van der Hoven and Suttle. Height: 5ft. 5in.
Long Jump: 1, Wulfsohn; Smith and Birkin tied for second place. Distance: l8ft. 10.75in.
Pole Vault: 1, levers; 2, Van der Hoven. Height: 8ft. 7in.
Relay Race (3 x 440): 1, Heany; 2, Borrow; 3, Birchenough; 4, Fairbridge. Time: 2mm. 50 4-5sec.
Relay Race (4 x 220): 1, Birchenough; 2, Borrow; 3, Heany; 4, Fairbridge.

100 Yards: 1, Shute (B); 2, Viljoen (F); 3, Kirkham (H). Time: 11sec.
220 Yards: 1, Shute (B); 2, Viljoen (F); 3, Kirkham (H). Time:24 2-5sec.
Hurdles: 1, Shute; 2, Terblanche; 3, Smith. Time: 17.5sec.
High Jump: 1, Loxton (F); 2, Frederickson (F); 3, D. Smith (H). Height: 5ft. 6.75in. (record).
Long Jump: 4, Loxton (F); 2, Smith (F); 3, Batchelor (H). Distance: l8ft. 8.75in. (record).
Shot Putt: 1, Loxton (F); 2, Viljoen (F'); 3, Finch (B). Distance:31ft. 2.5in.
Relay Race: 1, Birchenough House; 2, Fairbridge House; 3, Heany House. Time: 1min. 47.3sec. (School record).

100 Yards: 1, Player and Hore (dead heat); 2, Pritchard. Time:11.7sec.
Hurdles: 1, Hore; 2, Grill; 3, Fabian. Time: 14.2sec.
High Jump: 1, Loxton; 2, Loubser; 3, Hore. Height: 5ft. 2.25in. (School record).
Long Jump: 1, GrIll; 2, Hore; 3. Player. Distance: l7ft. 7in.
Pole Vault: 1, Stott; 2, Burden; 3. Barnett. Height: 7ft. 11in.
Relay Race (4 x 110): 1, Fairbridge House: 2, Blrchenough House; 3, Borrow House. Time: 52sec.
Relay Race (3 x 220): 1, Fairbridge House; 2, Birchenough House; 3. Borrow House. Time: 1min. 20.5sec.

UNDER 14 EVENTS. 100 Yards: 1, Von Siccard; 2, Birkin; 3, Newton. Time: 12.4sec.
220 Yards: 1, Birkin; 2, Newton; 3, Peetz. Time 28.8sec.
Hurdles: 1, Von Siccard, Jnr.; 2, Newton; 3, Ordman. Time: 15.6sec.
High Jump: 1, Von Siccard (F); 2, Barrett (H); 3, Walshe (Bor). Height: 4ft. 11in. (record).
Long Jump: 1, Birkin (Bor); 2, Von Siccard (F); 3, Newton (H). Distance: 15ft. 9in. (record).
Relay Race: 1, Fairbrldge House; 2, Heany House; 3, Borrow House. Time: 57.6sec.

100 Yards: 1. Micklesfield; 2, Yudelman; 3, Chatham. Time: 12.4sec.
Long Jump: 1. Micklesfield (F); 2, Yudelman (F); 3, Potgieter (B). l5ft. .5in.
High Jump: 1. Micklesfield (F); 2, Palte (B); 3, Horton (H). Height: 4ft. 6in. (record).
Relay Race: 1. Fairbrldge House; 2, Birchenough House; 3, Heany House. Time: 58.4sec. (equals record).

Throwing the Cricket Ball.
Under 13: 1, Horton (H); 2, Watkins (B); 3, Micklesfield (F). Distance: 68yd. 1ft. 2in. (record).
Under 14: 1, Windell (Bor); 2, Allen (H); 3, Von Siccard (F). Distance: 79yd. 1ft. 10in.
Under 15: 1, Cooper (F); 2, Pritchard (Bor); 3, Burns (H). Distance: 8lyd. 1ft. 2in.
Under 16: 1, Playford (Bor); 2, Viljoen (F); 3, W. Harris (H). Distance: 8Oyd.
Open: 1, Sprague (F); 2, Von Siccard (F); 3, Birkin (Bor.). Distance: 9lyd. 1ft.

Old Boys' Race: 1, Bean; 2, Teasdale; 3, Bean, Jnr.
880 "Junk" Race: 1, Negus; 2,Kaplan; 3, Watson. Time: 2min.35sec.

1. Fairbrldge 116 pts.
2. Birchenough 75.5 pts.
3. Heany 65.5 pts.
4. Borrow 52 pts.

Businessman's Dilemma

THEN the big man swore with venom,
Swore as loud for all to hear him,
Crammed the toast down his thick gullet;
Choked and spluttered, cursed his lady
For a dithering, half-baked housewife.
Kicked his chair against the sideboard,
Seized his hat, his coat, his brolly,
Slammed the door and ran like fury,
Cursed the cursed Council's buses
That always left two minutes early.
Cursed his boss, his wife, his daughter,
Cursed himself, the next door neighbour.
Hailed a taxi, cursed the driver,
Slammed the door, and yelled: "The station."
Slumped Into the downy cushions,
Sighed and stroked his twisted walrus,
Felt for his stud, and found it missing,
Cursed his missus, yelling, "Turn back."
Rushed back home, and cursed with venom;
"But, my dear, it's Easter Monday!"

J.A.R. IIIa.

Boxing Notes
THIS year the boxing was not quite as successful as in previous years, but there are some juniors who, with careful coaching should do well In the future. As usual, the turn-outs to practices were terrible. About forty boys turned up the first day or two, but this number rapidly dwindled to a bare half-dozen or so. We hope that there will be more enthusiasts next year. The school is greatly indebted to Messrs. Futter and Smith, who spent much of their valuable time patiently teaching the boxers some of the finer points of the noble art.
The confidence with which we entered the team for the Matabeleland Championships which were held on the 14th of June was shaken up even before any bouts were fought. Malan and Watson were unable to fight owing - to injuries, and Charman, who won his preliminary with ease, was unable to continue owing to a sprained thumb.
We were finally represented in the finals by the following: Lerman, Van der Hoven and Playford. Lerman lost to Dunbar, of Plumtree. In the second round, when the referee stopped the fight.

E. Lues (Ace) beat Van der Hoven In the heavyweight division. Neither boxer showed much skill, and Lues was erratic in his punches at times.
As Playford was the only entrant in the extra-heavyweight division, he boxed an exhibition bout with Green, of Plumtree.

During the year we had a visit from an old boy, R. Clair, who has been boxing in the Junior Olympic Championships in France. Fighting as a light-heavyweight in the 19 and Under Class, he literally slammed his way to the title of Olympic and International Champion for his weight. In his last three fights he knocked out his English opponent in just over two minutes, knocked out his next opponent, a French boy, and In the final scored a technical knock-out against an American boxer. He was the captain of the South African Junior Amateur Boxing Team. During the trials in the Union Clair had fifteen fights, winning seven by knockouts, five by technical knock-outs, and three on points.

The Inter-House Boxing Championships were held on the 6th of June. and was won by Borrow. Charman won the shield for the best Form I boxer, and Morgan was awarded the cup for the best loser.

Under 70 lbs.: Charman (F) beat Potgieter (B).
Under 80 lbs.: De Ia Rosa (F) beat Hartman (Bor.).
Under 86 lbs.: Karasellos (B) beat Morgan (Bor.).
Under 93 lbs.: Watson (Bor.) beat Karasellos (B).
Under 100 lbs.: Jenkins (B) beat Smith (?).
Under 107 lbs.: Booysen v. Hart (exhibition bout)
Under 114 lbs.: Solomon (Bor.) beat Futter (Bor.).
Under 122 lbs. Ainsle (Bor.) beat Brewer (H).
Under 130 lbs.. Lerman (B) beat Black (B).
Under 140 lbs.: Malan (B) beat Woolfson (H).
Under 150 lbs.: Van der Hoven (Bor.) beat Cogill (F).
Over 150 lbs.:
Playford (Bor.) beat Wulfsohn (B).
1. Borrow 42 Points
2. Birchenough 35 Points
3. Fairbridge 18 Points
4. Heany 12 Points

Photographic Society Notes
IN January of this year the Milton School Photographic Society resumed its activities after its wartime recess due to lack of materials. As the apparatus used in past years was privately owned and only lent to the Society, a completely fresh start had to be made at a difficult time. There was a rush to join the Society but practically no one had any previous experience and the results of hours of work in the darkroom appeared to be a waste of good material although some of the rather poor results encouraged their owners considerably. Mr. Archell has given weekly talks and demonstrations and Mr. Franks, of Robal Studios, kindly gave an Interesting and instructive lecture. The dark-room was used daily and Mr. Archell had frequently to clear enthusiasts from it at an unmentlonably late hour at night. It has also been used throughout the holidays.

First-class work can only be done with good apparatus, and most boys have cameras incapable of producing the results expected by their owners. Parents who can afford it would find it a good investment to buy their young hopefuls a good camera if such is obtainable.
The first big step forward was when the authorities controlling the Recreation Fund generously agreed to the purchase of a good enlarger, and a 2.25 x 3.25 instrument has been installed at a cost of about 25.
The standard of work has improved considerably. Most members can now develop a film and make contact prints of a satisfactory nature, free of stains and other unnatural blemishes. Many members have used the enlarger and some quite good pictures have been otbained even by juniors. Power, who was a keen photographer before the revival of the Society, has been a tower of strength and produced some very good pictures indeed, as well as giving a good deal of help to others. Several members have already exhibited photographs, and the future promises well.

On Sitting At A Desk
MY desk is as hard as nails. The Public Works Department have made a point of selecting the hardest wood available for the manufacture of school desks. But hard as it may be it is not sufficiently so to prevent an industrious schoolboy from poking a large ventilator through the lid.
The many dates, signatures and sundry trade marks that be-pock my desk indicate that it was first used in 1923. Since that time four ounces of wood have been removed yearly, and now it is but a mere skeleton of the original.
Apart from the fact that my desk was made of the hardest wood in Rhodesia, the design is literally appalling. It was designed to give the minimum of comfort, and I am sure that any self-respecting carpenter would rather commit suicide than claim the patent.

The carpenter must have had a mania for sharp corners and jagged edges, for the desk is a mass of them. I can't move an inch without being jabbed half a dozen times. Furthermore, the same desks that are used in the lowest forms are exactly the same size as those used in the highest. When I was younger, and smaller, I used to fit pleasantly and comfortably into the desk, but now I can hardly squeeze my legs under the seat.

Let me appeal now to the idle rich. If any of you take it upon yourselves to pass away, why not bequeath your excess "largesse" to a great cause, as did Sir Alfred Beit? Leave a few thousand pounds to buy soft, downy cushions, and comfortable leathercovered footstools for the use of weary pupils. There are few causes so great as this.
J.A.R. IIIa.

Swimming and Water Polo
SCHOOL swimming during the past year has been maintained at the high standard set in previous years, and the fact that we have a number of good juniors augurs well for the future.
At the Matabeleland Championships, held during December last year, the School swimmers won all the junior events. Milton placings were as follows:
50 Yards Under 14: 1, Wood; 3, Ross.
100 Yards Boys' Championship: 1, Mash; 2, Stott; 3, Haikney.
Boys' Diving Championship: 1, Stott; 3, Futter.
100 Yards Boys' Under 16 Breaststroke: 1, Stott; 2, Haikney; 3, Cooper.
50 Yards Men's Handicap: 1, Killick, K. R.; 3, Cooper.
150 Yards Men's Back-stroke Championship: 3, Killick, K. R.
We commenced the year well with three representatives in the Matabeleland team at the Rhodesian Championships. Stott is to be congratulated on gaining second place in the Men's Breast-stroke event. Mash gained third place In the junior 100 yards event, and Suttle was a member of the 4 x 100 yards relay team.

In March the Annual Schools' Gala was held, and by winning all the championship events the Milton swimmers gave a very creditable performance. Mash carried off the honours in the 100 yards Open with a very good time, and then proceeded to break the 50 yards under 16 record by two seconds. Suttle, after a very good swim, won the 100 yards breast-stroke event and lowered the record by 9/10 of a second. Stott was a close second. The School relay team (6 x 50 yards) broke the team race record, which we had set up last year, by five seconds, and on the following day lowered it by another three seconds in a competition with the Prince Edward School team and a strong Bulawayo team.

M-Milton. T-Technical. P-Plumtree.
100 Yards Open Championship: 1, Mash (M); 2, van Jaarsveldt (P); 3, Suttle (M). Time 60.8secs.
100 Yards Breast-stroke Championship: 1, Suttle (M); 2, Stott (M); 3, Hoasten (P). Time 80.7secs. Record.
50 Yards Back-stroke Championship: 1, Suttle (M); 2, McClurg (F); 3, Futter (M). Time 35.1secs.
50 Yards Under 16: 1, Mash (M); 2, Shute (M); 3, Grill (M). Time 25.6secs. Record.
Open Diving Championship: 1, Futter (M); 2, Stott (M); 3, Theodosiou (T).
Inter-Schools Team Race (6 x 50 yards): 1, Milton A; 2, Plumtree; 3, Technical. Time 2min 50.8secs. Record.

Water Polo.
As must always be the case after a number of excellent years, we have had, this year, a rather small and inexperienced side which has, however, acquitted itself well.
Unlike the war years when schoolboys practically had the bath to themselves, we now find it increasingly difficult to coach the newer members of the team, and regular practices are impossible. The Tuesday afternoon seesion is not nearly long enough for Instruction. The difficulty has been somewhat alleviated however by permission being granted to use the Military bath on Tuesdays and Fridays when Mr. Cleminshaw is able to give us valuable assistance. This arrangement is far from ideal since the practice times are not suitable to many Miltonians, and the only solution to our problem lies in having a bath of our own.

In the Inter-School matches for the Crusaders' Shield the School side played well, and had they shown the same form against Prince Edward School as against Plumtree we might still have been holders of the title. Unfortunately Killick was unable to play in these matches owing to illness. The School team consisted of: Suttle (Capt.), Futter, Haikney, Killick, Stott, Mash, van der Hoven and Bonakis.

Results of Matches
School v. Bulawayo Town Side, won 5-3.
v. R.A.F. Heany, won 6-1.
v. Technical School, won 6-O.
v. Plumtree School, won 9-2.
v. Prince Edward School, lost 5-3.
v. Plumtree School, won 7-4.
School Swimming Colours were awarded to: Mash, Stott, Killick, Suttle (re-award).

(From "The Bulawayo Chronicle.")
FIVE school and three inter-house records were broken during the interhouse swimming gala at the municipal bath on November 18.
R. Mash lowered the house record for the 100 yards free-style by two seconds. He also covered the 50 yards in 24.9 seconds, setting up a school record. G. Stott won the 100 yards breast-stroke, lowering the school record by two seconds. R. Suttle, who also finished within the record, was in the lead up to the last 5 yards but was passed by Stott with a fine burst of speed.

M. Michlesfield won the 25 yards under 13 in 14.4 seconds, clipping .4 second off the school record. B. Grill lowered the 50 yards under 16 house record by one second. The 50 yards senior backstroke was won by R. Killick in 35.2 seconds, lowering the house record by 2.4 seconds. The 25 yards junior backstroke fell to P. Walker, who lowered the school record by .4 second. Birchenough House "A" team lowered the school relay record by five seconds. Borrow House were a close second and also finished within the record. Birchenough team: Killick, Shute, Grill, Cunningham.

1, Heany House (49 points); 2, Borrow House (41 points); 3, Birchenough House (32 points); 4, Fairbridge House (18.5 points).
100 yards senior championship: 1, Mash (Bor.); 2, Killick (Bir.); 3, Stott (F.). Time: 58.Ssec. (House record.)
50 yards junior championship: 1, Ross (F.); 2, Walker (H.); 3, Allan (H.). Time: 31.4sec.
Senior diving championship: 1, Futter (Bor.); 2, Van der Hoven (Bor.); 3, Cooper (F.), Killick (Bir.), Portallion (Bir.), tied.
25 yards under 14): 1, Allan (H.); 2, Reilander (H); 3, Booysen (Bor.). Time: 13.4sec.
100 yards senior breast-stroke championship: 1, Stott (F.); 2, Suttle (H.); 3, Van der Hoven (Bor.). Time: 77.2 sec. (School record.)
50 yards junior breast-stroke championship: 1, Walker (H.); 2. Fabian (Bor.); 3, Ross (F.). Time: 43sec.
25 yards (under 13): 1, Michlesfield (F.); 2, Reilander (H.); 3, Morgan (Bor.). Time: 14.4sec. (School record)
50 yards (under 16): 1, Grill (Bir.); 2, Stinton (H.); 3, Cunningham (Bir.). Time: 27sec. (House record.)
Junior diving championship: 1, Walker (H.); 2, Booysen (Bor.); 3, Ault(H.).
50 yards senior back-stroke championship: 1, Killick (Bir.); 2, Mash (Bor.); 3, Suttle (H.). Time: 35.2sec. (House record)
25 yards junior back-stroke: 1, Walker (H.); 2, Allan (H.), 3, McGraw (Bir.). Time 17.8sec. (school record.)
Senior relay championship (4 x 50 yards): "A" teams 1, Birchenough; 2, Borrow; 3, Heany. Time: 1min. 52sec. (School record.)
"B" teams 1, Borrow; 2, Birchenough; 3, Fairbridge. Time: 2min 4sec.
Junior relay championship (4 x 25 yards): "A" teams 1, Heany; 2, Borrow; 3, Fairbridge. Time: 60.4sec.
"B" team 1, Birchenough: 2, Borrow; 3, Heany; Time: 1min. 13sec.
Water Polo championship: 1, Birchenough; 2, Heany; 3, Borrow.

THERE has been considerable activity in the gymnasium throughout the year. Teams from Forms II to VI have been busy preparing for their inter-form matches, while the House and School teams have been polishing up their shooting, passing and team-work in preparauon for matches. The standard of play has improved still further, especially in Forms II and III. Forms IV, V and VI are now playing to the American rules, and, for the first time, the School team is playing with "substitutes."

The School team played three matches against outside teams. The first was against Chaplin School at Gwelo, where the result was 36 points to 22 ponlts in favour of Milton. An unofficial match was staged at Milton between the School and Chaplin Under 15. The result was a win for Milton by 19 points to 2 points. The School players were: Grill, Pritchard, Player, G. Loxton and Mackenzie.

The second and third matches were played against Heany Air Station. The first match, at Heany, was fast and hard-fought, with the airmen having an advantage since they played with substitutes. However, it was an excellent game, with Heany finishing the victors by 19 points to 16 points. Sprague, the School Captain, and Markantonis, Vice-Captain, were unable to play in this match owing to sickness. The second match, at Milton, proved most exciting because both teams appeared to be equal, and approximately five minutes from full time the score was 14 points each. From the spectators' point of view either side could have, at that time, emerged the winners. However, the Heany team, for some reason, started bunching during those last few minutes and, in doing so, enabled the School to score 17 points in quick succession. Sprague was responsible for ten of these points and Vosloo for four. The advantages of playing an open and positional game were well demonstrated during that short period. Owing to an unfortunate misunderstanding, during the arranging of this fixture over the telephone, the Heany team did not bring substitutes, with the result that Milton, playing with five, had a definite advantage. The final score was: Milton, 31 points; Heany, 14 points.

Sprague and Markantonis are to be congratulated upon the excellent work done in coaching the Milton team.
Boys who have played for the School First Team are: Sprague, Markantonis, Suttle, Black, du Preez, Shute, Pringle, Stott, Nelson, Vosloo, Terblanche, Serrano and Playford.

Speed, good handling, good positioning, and good "close-in" shooting were features of the Inter-House Competition. All Houses were affected by the influenza epidemic, and rarely was a house capable of fielding its best teams. In spite of this set-back, however, all Houses played excellent basket-ball. Borrow House won all her first team matches and one second team match. Fairbridge House won all her second team matches and two first team matches. Since a first team win gained 4 points, and a second team win gained 2 points, the final result was a draw for first place between Borrow and Fairbridge.

Versus Chaplin School: Won 36-22.
Versus Heany Air Station: Lost 16-19.
Versus Heany Air Station: Won 31-14.

1. Borrow and Falrbrldge 14 pts. (Tied for 1st place)
2. Birchenough 6 pts.
3. Heany Air Station 2 pts.

Borrow Teams:
First: Playford (Captain), Hawkins, Ievers, Brenner, Terblanche.
Second: Solomon, Mendlesohn, Pritchard, Watson, Stevenson.

Fairbrldge Teams:
First: Sprague (Captain), Markantonis, Stott, Vosloo, Loxton.
Second: Rosenfield, Hogan, Lange, Courtney, Leonard.

IV, V and VI, First Teams, Form VA: Sprague, Markantonis, Black, J.Smith, Brenner.
Second Teams, Form IVB: Hogan, Armstrong, Solomon, Jones, Walker.
Third Forms: First Teams, Form IIIM: Cunningham, Van Vuuren, Player, Stewart, Burden.
Second Teams, Form IIIM: Reichert, Stinton, Morgan, Barkley, Fish.

Scouting Notes
WE have had a successful year's Scouting, although the inability to get uniforms until recently was a great drawback. The troop numbers 37 and the Patrol Leaders are Serrano, MacDonald, Denchfield, Du Preez and Grill.
At the end of the first term we said "Good-bye" to Harris and our Troop Leader, who is now working in Livingstone. On Empire Day we attended the Scout and Guide Rally in the Prince's Park. His Excellency the Governor, Sir John Kennedy, and Lady Kennedy inspected the Rally and Sir John, after an interesting talk, made the award of the Medal of Merit to our Scoutmaster, Mr. L. Archell, for good services to the Scout Movement over a great number of years.

Then there was the Royal Visit and the great occasion when the Scouts and Guides had the Princesses all to themselves for an hour in Government Avenue. This we shall never forget.
In June we had a week-end camp at Hillside, but which, somehow, did not reach up to expectations.
In the final term, having received confirmation of the weather from the Met. Office, we decided to face the rigours of nature and we again camped at Hillside. This camp will go down in the annals of Milton Scouting as one of the most successful camps ever held. Not that we had such an enjoyable time, but that we camped so well under such miserable weather conditions. Rain and bitterly cold wind did not daunt us at all and Mr. Archell, who had his tent torn to ribbons by the wind, survived along with us.

Our Bisley team came third in an inter-troop competition at the Bellevue Scout Fete recently.
We hope to run a Patrol Leaders' and Seconds' Camp this term for 1st Class work.
Congratulations to the Bulldog Patrol under Grill for winning the mid-term camping competition; and thanks to the Colony Commissioner, Mr. Shillingford, and the District Commissioner, Mr. Gerry Stephens, who paid us a visit recently.
Our greatest need is still a lorry. but thanks to the 1st Troop for the loan of their old bus, "Monty."

Bitter Sweet
WHEN I observe the lordly ones
Grandly amassing tons of runs,
Am I despondent? No, not I,
Although I always try and try
To make some runs.

When playing for the M.C.C.
Compton gets hundreds frequently.
But all I ever seem to make
(I wish 'twas more for Milton's sake)
Is one or none!

That Hobbs was luckier than I
At making runs, I can't deny;
But in my own pretentious way
I'm better far, than Hobbs to-day,
At making blobs!

Music Notes
INTEREST in things musical has increased since the end of the war and Speech Night, 1947, marked the first appearance of the School Choir and Orchestra for some time. The Choir assisted at the Carol Concert given by combined Bulawayo schools in November and was heard over the air. Two Music Clubs are flourishing. They meet regularly in private houses in the city and give varied and interesting programmes.

The Senior Club was founded by Eugene Gordon, has twenty members and has included local artists at its meetings. The Junior Club, founded by Marshall Baron and Robin Mayers, meets every fortnight and boasts a membership of thirty boys and girls.

Old Miltonians' Association
THE annual general meeting of the Association was held in the Beit Hall at the Milton Junior School on the 16th May, 1947. There was a good turn-out of members and the following were elected to the committee:
President: Mr. A. Ball.
Chairman: Mr. C. W. Perry.
Hon. Secretary: Mr. Fairlamb.
Hon. Treasurer: Mr. A. Smith.
Asst. Hon. Treas.: Mr. A. Bernic.
Members of the Committee: Mr. J. de L. Thompson, Mr. J. C. Tones, Mr. J. H. Downing, Mr. F. G. Jackson, Mr. P. Baron.
A welcome was extended to Mr. Ball, the new head of the School, who succeeded Mr. Gebbie at the beginning of the year. The question of the amendment of the constitution to enable the yearly subscription to be done away with and a life membership fee of �2 2s. substituted was accepted and later confirmed at a special general meeting.

The subject of the War Memorial was fully discussed and it was decided that two bronze plaques be erected to flank the existing memorial in the Beit Hall; also a framed photograph of the late Captain A. D. Campbell be hung in the Beit Hall, and an annual prize of �2 2s., to be known as the "A. D. Campbell Memorial Prize," be awarded to the boy who obtained the highest number of marks in English Literature in the Senior Cambridge Examination. Messrs. Issels and Son, Ltd., have been commissioned to execute the plaques and it is anticipated that they will be ready early in the New Year.
The Association owe a lot to a special committee consisting of Mr.. G. Jackson, Mr. P. Baron and Mr. A. Smith, who have been negotiating with the Town Council for the lease of a portion of Parkvue Estate for a sports ground. An estimate has been submitted to the Council for the preparation of the ground and erection of a Club-house. As soon as the conditions of the lease have been finalised it is hoped to commence work immediately on the ground. The need for a club-house is essential to cater for the growing activities of the various sports sections of the Old Miltonians, but to enable this to be provided it will be necessary for every available old boy to join the Association and give it their full support. A personal drive by the committee has resulted in over �800 being collected, but this is far short of the target aimed at.

The past season proved a most successful one for the rugby section. The 1st League Team, ably led by Richard Foster and coached by Mr. Edgar Shaw, won the 1st League. The second team commenced the season in good style, but unfortunately did not maintain their form throughout the season. It is anticipated that when the Association has their own ground the tendency of players to slack off towards the end of the season will cease.

The following players were successful In gaining representative honours in the Inter-Town and Inter Provincial games: K. Curran, R. Foster, D. Wood, H. Taylor, E. Painting, R. Sagar, D. Bourne, C. Salomon, D. Houston and I. Baker.
In the Under 19 matches, S. Stack and M. Knight played for Matabeleland.
K. Curran also gained his game for Rhodesia and toured the Union with the Currie Cup team. H. Taylor, who unfortunately was transferred to East London in July, was picked to represent Border and played for them against Rhodesia in the Currle Cup fixture.

In retrospect the 1945-46 season has been a very good one. Old Boys have been prominent in all branches of the sport. We ran out winners, once again, of the Payne Water Polo Shield, adding another year to the long period it has been in our possession. Congratulations are extended to Messrs. R. L. Foster, E. J. Painting, C. R. Davison, S. Stack (water polo), I. Frank (200 yards breast-stroke) and B. Greenshields (100 yards free style), who represented the Colony at the S.A. National Swimming Championship at Port Elizabeth. Due to an unfortunate Illness, Peter Foster was out of the water most of the season. His absence in the Rhodesian side was keenly felt. However, he is back again and will be with us In the coming season.

There is the usual cry for more members, and this opportunity is taken to urge all Old Boys and potential Old Boys to contact the Swimming Club Secretary, Mr. Spurr. at the Customs Department.

The general activities of the past year go to show that the Association is getting on its feet again after the period of enforced inactivity during the war. If we continue to progress and are backed by the Interest and enthusiasm of all Old Miltonians we should be able to go ahead and build up a fine sports club that will provide all facilities for members.

BASEBALL. For the first time the Old Mlitonians entered a baseball side in the local League. W. J. A. Wilson was the prime mover in this new sphere of activities. With a membership of 14, the team, under the captaincy of "Yank" Thoroughgood, who, though not an Old Miltonian, had a big hand in the success of the team, ended the season by being runners-up in the League Championship. The new season commences with D. Houston leading the side, and it Is hoped that, with increased membership, and interest, the team will have a successful season. A silver cup has been presented by one of the Association's oldest members, but it has not yet been decided how this will be competed for.

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