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1963

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The opinions expressed in the various articles appearing in this Magazine are those of the persons who wrote them, and neither the Principal of Queen’s College, the Tutorial Staff, the boys of the School, nor the Magazine Committee necessarily agrees or disagrees with them.


CONTENTS P^ge 5 FOREWORD 7. EDITORIAL 8 SCHOOL OFFICIALS 11. AVETE 13. ATQUE VALETE 17. PRIZE WINNERS 1962—63 19 HOUSE REPORTS—PERC1VAL —RALEIGH 21. —AUSTIN 22—DURBAN 23. —PILGRIM 25. 27. —WESTON 28. —MOULDER 30. —WOOLLEY 31. —CUNNINGHAM 32. —NOBBS 33. NEWS OF OUR BOYS—PAST AND PRESENT 35 ADULTS ONLY—(B.A. Armstrong; 37. IN DEFENCE OF IDLENESS—(P.D. Fraser; 39. THE EXECUTION—(R B . Chan) 41. THE CRICKET MATCH—(Anonymous) 43. THE PRIMITIVE NOISES—(J.L. Robinson) 45. POEM—A JOURNEY—(J. Wills) 46. —AN IMITATION OF WORDSWORTH (P.D.F ) 47. —THERE WAS A CAT AND THERE WAS A RAT—(Z.D.M.M.A. NAZIR) —PAX CHRISTI—(Jordan; 48. —MELODY—(E. Jordan) —NIGHTFALL—(1. Jordan) 51. HISTORICAL SOCIETY 53. SCIENCE SOCIETY REPORT 57 BEE KEEPING SOCIETY 59. DRAMATIC SOCIETY 60. MECCANO CLUB 61. ART SOCIETY 62. EDUCATIONAL TOUR CLUB 64. JNR. DEBATING SOCIETY 65. Q.C. CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP


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Page 66. LE CERCLE FRANCAIS 67. Q.C. SCOUTS 68. PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY 69. 70. 71. 73, 75. 76. 78. 80 82. 84. 86. 8789.

THE LITERARY AND DEBATING SOCIETY PEN PALS CLUB CADET CORPS. RADIO CLUB SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR ATHLETICS REPORT RESULTS OF SPORTS MEETING FOOTBALL REPORT TABLE TENNIS NOTES VOLLEY BALL REPORT HOCKEY CRICKET ON D1T

92. GC.E. ‘A’ LEVEL RESULTS 92. O.C.E. -O’ LEVEL RESULTS 95. CONCERNING U 6 M (b) [N.B. The heading of this article should read at above and not as printed in the Magazine.]


FOREW ORD When, as a matter of course, the Editors of the magazine asked me during the holidays to write the Foreword they did not know, indeed almost no one knew, that I was very likely to be leaving Queen’s in a few weeks* time. When therefore, this appears in print I shall no longer be Acting Headmaster and I am particularly glad of the opportunity to turn the only Foreword it will be my privilege to write into a fond farewell message to Queen’s. I have had a relatively unbroken connection with this great school since, in September 1936, I walked through the Hadfield St. gate of old Q.C. a lanky boy in flapping short pants. I have just had, as Acting Head, the privilege of admitting 111 new boys into Form 1 and another 26 or so into the Fifth Removes and Sixths In the intervening twentyeeven years I have befen a part of the body and life of Queen’s and I understand its pulse, its strength, its spirit and its dignity. These are vital and great and must not be threatened or offended. If they are, then the Head’s function becomes merely a biological one — registering pain and horror. If, on the othter hand, they are safeguarded and nur­ tured in the best interests of the body and of the community of which the body is a parr, then the Head’s function becomes, as it should be, an educational one — thinking constructively for the improvement of the life of the body and its contribution to the community. In order that the latter-and proper-function may be realised certain principles must be generally accepted, the principles on which strength and dignity rest. Strength in the form of high standards, greedily pre­ served and built higher; and dignity in the form of proper genuine courtesies (not the ostensible ones so common in B.G. today,) honesty, reliability of a man’s word and a complete sense of fairplay. These are the character-building principles which, my young friends, should be in operation in all our dealings in the great work of education and in the challenging task of living honourably while coping with opposite and alarm ing points of view in other men. You will find the situation very difficult — it may even seem untenable — if the operation of these prin­ ciples is not observed both by you and by those with whom you have to deal. But we, the gentlemen of Queen’s must, for our part, honour these principles wherever life may take us — these, and the supreme one, a belief in God, without which life is vexatious bunk. I leave with you and with all my colleagues of the staff my fervent wishes for the future good of our grand school. RICHARD ALLSOPP, M .A , PhD.


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E D ITO R IA L Needless to say the strike has had an [effect on the academic side of school life which may well be reflected ijn the results of this years' O' Level and A Level Exams. This is particularly true of science exams because science requires aid and supervision which were sadly missled, especially by Classical students doing science exams. The strike has, however, been both maturing and enriching in the sense that we have been given the unusual opportunity of seeing the birth pangs of a nation. Some businessmen may have found it enriching in a more literal sense. Such experience as bombings and the fife during one Ordinary Level exam matured some of us in another sense also — to the point of pre­ mature semesoenceIn all fields this has been quite a successful year for the sehool, in spite of the fact that it en d ed in chaos. We will probably have to work very energetically next term because of the loss of time. I would sugthe discipline and restraint which they showed during the last few weeks of boys of the same race. I would suggest, that any boy of a particular of this school year. gest that in this rather unsettled atmosphere, students continue to show The time has come to ask ourselves just how powerless we are in race should make a conscious effort to hold friends of another group and the face of the rapid deterioration of race relations in this country. Obviously, toleration or better friendliness between individuals of different races can result in the rapid amelioration of the situation. Here at Queen's there are certain cliques or gangs which consist entirely to understand the ideas and religion of that group. The only true inte­ gration is intermarriage: but while We cannot control our affections we can certainly try to make friends. We have a country of great potential but at the moment it is ill. As exceptionally well educated young Guianese we have it in our power to cure it. Let us not be accused of witholding our power or of becoming part of the “brain drain". We should resolve, as Lincoln said of the United States “That this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom and that Government of the people, by the people for the people •shall not perish from the earth." Recently we heard that a magazine in the U.K. has included this school in a series on Famous schools of the world. This year ‘Ebony' magazine paid several compliments to Queen's College but said that Q.C. was in Jamaica. Several issues later, a Jamaican wrote a letter saying that this was a mistake, but that the editor should try Barbados. The editor in a note, said that several readers had said it was in British Guinea. I have cited this incident to show that our school is famous even to people who have never hjeard of our country. We have a great heritage; let us be worthy of itJ. L. ROBINSON.


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cAtqae Valete NOTABLE DEPARTURES ADAMS (19 -63: G.C.E. O’ Level 1960 — Secretary and President of Photographic Society. President of Tour Club, Secretary of Hockey Treasurer of Lictor and Magazine; Sgt. in the Cadets. Hockey Team. DOLPHIN H.E. (19 -63): G.C.E. ’O’ Level 1961 and 1962. School Prefect. School Cricket Captain. School Cricket Colours. Represented school scoring highest aggregate in Northcote Cup. Deputy Head of “H” House. DOUGLAS E.B. ( ): School Prefect. Head of Moulder House. A consistent winner of Form prizes who has won four first prizes and two second prizes during his school career. G.C.E. ‘O’ Level 1961. W.

R. M. Farley President of the Cercle Francais. President of the Christian Fellowship Society. School Prefect. Deputy Head of Cunningham House. Lower School Prize in 1959. Sports Editor of the Magazine. House Debater. Wight and Rajah Cup teams. G.C.E. ‘O’ level 1960 and 1961.

HO C. V. ( ): G.C.E. ‘O’ Level 1959 and 1960. School Prefect Presi­ dent of the Science Society. Company Sgt. Major in the Cadets. Secretary and Treasurer of the Bee Keeping Society. Vice Captain of Table-tennis in House. Represented School in hockey. Head of Pilgrim House. HOLDER C. B. ( ): G.C.E. ‘O’ Level. 1959 and 1960. School Prefect Captain of Hockey. President of the Bee Keeping Society. Treasurer of the Science Society. Sgt. in the Cadets and in School Shooting Team. House Captain of Football and Vice Captain of Athletics. HUBBARD C.W. (1957-63): Football 1st XI 1962-63. Hockey 1st XI. Volley­ ball Team 1961-62. P.L. 2nd in the Scouts. G.C.E. O’ Level 1962 and 1963. MARSHALL C. O. ( ): G.C.E. ‘O’ Level 1959 and 1960. Head of School and Head of House 1962-1963. School Athletics Captain. Presi­ dent and Secretary of the Historical Society and the Literary and Debating Society. President of the Dramatic Society. Editor of the ‘Lictor’ 1960-1961. Editor of the Magazine 1961-1962. School Debator. Colours for Athletics.


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MORRISON A. R. ( ). G.C.E. ‘O’ Level 1959 and 1960. Deputy Head of School. Head of Nobbs House 1962-63. House Cricket Captain. Represented school in Rajah, Wight, Case and Northcote Cup teams. STEPHEN R.M. ( ): G.C.E. ‘O’ Level 1960 and 1961. School Prefect. President of the Tour Club. Deputy Head of Pilgrim House, ViceCaptain of Cricket. House Cricket Captain. SUE-A-QUAN T. A. ( ): G.C.E. ‘<p’ Level 1960. School Prefect. Head of Woolley House. Secretary of Hockey. President of the Chess Club. House Captain of Football, A prominent member of the Male Voice Choir. YING D.A. ( ); G.C.E. ‘O’ Level 1959 and 1960. School Prefect Head of Cunningham House. Vice-Captain of Table-Tennis. House Table-Tennis Captain. President of Christian Fellowship Society. Active member of the Cercle Francais. THE SCHOOL HAS ALSO LOST Adams C. B. Alexander J. D. Bankay M. Beharry E. A. Beharry E. A. Cham-A-Koon W .R.H. Charles J. B. M. Cox M. E. Cromarty N. R. Davis. M. E. M. De Barros B.A. Farnum G. O. . Farquharson C. J. Farquharson D. A Gajraj S. Gibbs L. Hercules A. S Hinds R. P. Holder V. M. Johnson O. D. Kalli A. A. J. Latchana M. C. London C.

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Mr. J. A. Rodway. Mr. R. Jonas C, O. Marshall (Head of School) J. D. ]Alexander A. M. Gajraj S, G. Yhap, J. Johnson, F. R. Bachus, J. T. Caesar, F. R. Lee, S. S. Ali, O. D. Johnson.

In the past year ‘A’ House boys have thoroughly substantiated their annual claim that though they may lack talent or ability in any one field ,<of endeavour tHey nevertheless possess the willingness and determina tion, once entered upon the task, to give of their utmost in the interest of the house- Th^ere is a saying to the effect that that which matters most is not what you have done but the way in which you have done it. If this saying is true then our boys have done well over the past year. This statement is not meant to suggest that our position at the end of the year is a particularly good one, Indeed we can little afford to let up our efforts for, as the records will show, our solitary win has been in the table-tennis competition. Special mention must be made here of our captain, Bacchus who with tact and good example led his team to a well-deserved win. In football, our team, hard hit by injury, none-the-less performed creditably and eventually reached the semi-final after a glorious 5-1 vic­ tory over Pilgrim. In cricket we fared little better than last year but the very efficiency of our fielding even when defeat seemed inevitable bore testimony of the grand indomitable spirit of the Percival boys. It was this same spirit that enabled us to cause the champion houses concern when in athletics we remained among the top three in the standard point race for a good part of th e standard trials. Unfortunately we cannot boast many 'athletes and hence did not hold this place for very long. In debating and Drama our teams gave of their best and in the pro­ cess some potential was discovered — Wilson and Gumbs showing pro­ mise in debating and acting respectively. Academically we have nothing to boast1of, though judging from the number of positive points gained by the upper school in the 2nd term exams, there is a promise of happier times to come. At the end of the year we said goodbye to our s'econd ever house­ master, Mr. J. A. Rodway who after several years of unselfish service, knowledgeable advice, unflinching support ih defeat as well as in victory, and good example left on pre-retirement leave. '

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House Master Assistant House Master Read of House ...... Deputy Head of House ... House Prefects

Mr. H. D. Boxhi.il, B.A. Mr. Chinapen. *G. K Lewjte D. F. Ho-Chung-Qui. M, Davis, N. Nath, M- O. P$ul, M E. Cox.

R aleigh H o u se this y e a r w e lc o m e d a n e w H o u se Master, Mr. Boxhill, .B A., who has succeeded Mr. Hetram on the latter’s appointment as deputy principal- On behalf of Raleigh House past and present, I heartily thank Mr. Hetram for his selfless leadership which has enabled the house to maintain its honourable tradition over the years. Despite the efforts of our House masters and prefects, our per­ formances during the year have not been very good except in the De­ bating and Football Competitions when we reached thfe semi-finals each time.

Due credit must be paid to our debating team of Glasheen and Venton. while, although the football team is to be complimented, had certain individuals thought more of their house and less of themselves, we would certainly have done better. At cricket, three points were all that we could muster, though there is ho^e for a better season next year. We again fell down in athletics though our position — ninth — -showed an improvement on previous years. In the Drama Competition we did not fare as well as we had hoped for the efforts of the cast and producer were somewhat diminished by an ^unfortunate choice of play. We finished seventh in thie Work Competition, a position which was ' occasioned primarily by a few idlers in the fourth and fifth forms. For Raleigh to achieve again its past glories, each take to heart the tiny prayer and the spirit 'embodied in we say every morning at assembly; indeed it would be Raleigh could be the house to introduce this spirit to from the school to the nation^

one of us must the prayer, that a great thing if the school, and

C- K. LEWIS, (Head of House)


A U S T IN

H OUSE

“C” GREEN House Master ... Assistant House Master Head of H ouse... Deputy Head of House House Prefects

Mr- C. I. Drayton, Mr, M. T. Lowe. David A. Chung. L. Warren. Syed, Holder, D. Morrison.

We have to welcome back Mr. Lowe who was on study leave, and we must say ‘thank you’ to Mr. Chang Sang for his services rend(ered to us in the absence of Mr. Lowe. All in all this year has been a successful one. Both in sport and in work we have done much better than in recent years. In cricket, on account of a gallant effort made by the team we were able to defeat Moulder, the keenest rival in our section and the house destined to win the championship. Credit must go to Syed, Singh, Lall, Persaud, Warren, Morrison, and to a determined knock by our captain Chung. We were rather unlucky however, in the finals, losing the toss, we had to field on a wicket which did not seem to aid the bowlers much. Although we lost the finals we will continue to give of our best and next year we hope to do even better. In Athletics, we were rather unfortunate in losing both the standard points and Championship shields by only a few points in both instances, because one of our outstanding members, namely, Went could surely have given us ten points had he not been ill. However, we have thie con­ solation of being the house with the only two records broken on sports day. Campbell broke the under 13 long jump with a jump of 17’ 014”, and Chung broke the long standing mile record with a run of 4 mins. 58.6 secs. Credit must go to the house for spirit shown iespecially by the younger members. May they continue to serve Austin faithfully. In football, we were not so successful mainly because most of our team comprised young boys like Lee, Grant, Storey, and Campbell, but we hope to give a better performance in the future. In table tennis we did not win but we made a good effort. In the work competitions we were second, and I hope that in future each member of the house will try to pull his weight so that we can reach tb<e top of the list. In the Debating Competition our two members Syed and Robinson put up a good show. It was unfortunate that we were fourth this time in the Drama Competition, but we can’t expect to win every time although we will try to do so. This year’s house feed deserves a special mention. I feel quite justi­ fied in saying that it was the best we have had in years. Thanks must go to all those who helped in making it a success. In closing, I would say to those who are leaving, that I hope they have had an enjoyable stay in ‘Austin House’ and I wish them all success in their future life. To those returning, I say ‘Keep up the good w ork , rally round Austin House, and let us be an inspiration to others. Special mention of our Head of House who having already achieved colours for football has also been awarded colours for athletics. D A V ID A . C H U N G (Head of House).


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......BROWN) Mr. R- J. Moore, B.A. (Lond.) B. .A (Cantab) Dip. Ed. (Lond.) Mr N K. Robinson, B A. (Hons.) (U.'W.I.) C. B. L. Morgan. C. C. Hugh. C.L.V. Walcott, G. Narine, E. Wat­ son, S. E.A. Sansford, S. N. Robin­ son, W. Cham-A-Koon, Ramkeerat' Somwaru-

We of D’Urban House must congratulate Dr. S. R. R. Allsopp, our house m a ster on h is g a in in g h is Ph.E>. degree, and on his appoint­ m ent as acting Principal. Though these are good tidings of great joy’ we a re very sorry to see him go and he will be greatly missed at house1parties and on the touch line (“Come on D’Urban”) . Mr. Moore who replaced him has already proved to be an able successor- Mr. Eyre our deputy house master who was away on lfeave at the beginning of the term was replaced by Mr. Robinson an old boy of the house. fo r m e r

This has been a fairly successful year for the house as we did quite well in Drama and Cricket. In Drama our play (“The Ping Pong”) pro­ duced by Morgan won the competition along with Nobbs’ hous while Morgan and Walcott (Jnr.) were runners up to the best supporting actor. Good performances were given by Walcott (Snr.) Sanford and Haynes. In cricket we started badly, being humiliated by the lowly seeded !Raleig,h however, we quickly recovered and won the remaining matches which included an outright win over Wfeston. Our loosing the first match cost us our place in the final, which was taken by Nobbs whom we had already beaten. Outstanding uerformances were given by Khan M- N., Inniss, Rohlehr and Walcott C. L. U. (Capt.). In athletics our good performances was surpassed by six other houses in the finals. Our finalists were A rthur and Smith T. A. (joint house champions) Brotherson, Young-Kong, Klass and Rohlehr. We were second in the SENIOR sprint relay and credit must be given to Glasford, our captain, who, still weak from a n ,automobile accident, topped his good performance in at the trials by running lextremely well in the relay. Debating this year was disappointing as we were defeated in the first round by our neighbour Nobbs who seem to be our consistent oppo­ nent this year. Our speakers were Naraine and Watson.


QUEEN’S COLLEGE MAGAZINE Atfer winning the competition last year and being runners up for many years our performance in table tennis was bfelow par this season as we won two matches, drew one and lost one. Good performances were given by Cham-A-Koon (capt) Haynes, Walcott (Jnr.) and IVIercurius. Football this year was satisfactory as we lost two matches and won two in the first round and wfere finally beaten by Raleigh in the quarter finals. Our captains Watson and Hugh performed creditably and were Well backed up by the Walcotts, Clarke. Brptherson, Smith, Haynes pnd Young-Kong. In the work competition we were fifth. However, disgraceful per­ formances by the upper school left negative points to b» evened up by th e loader school. Credit must be given to these youngsters who took the weight of the House on their shoulders and kept her from falling lower than fifth. This augurs well for the future. The house must congratulate W. G- S. Ali and W. C. Klass on their being awarded the federal and the B.G. Government scholarships respectively. They are now studying at the U.W.I. This year we saw that the house spirit is still there and I hope that it will never die. Full co-operation from all the members of the house made the running of the house this year very easy. C-B.L. MORGAN, (Head of House). &

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“E” PURPLE Mr E. W- London, B.A (Lond.) Mr.' H. de V. Delph, M.A. Claude V. Ho. Randolph Stephen. C. B. Holder N .A .F. King, Mohamdee Taharally, A. Ishoof, H. Choo-Kang, R. Jabour.

Once again we have shown others that while Pilgrim House exists a high standard of friendly competition will always be expected. In the work comeptition we started out badly, being one from the bottom, but as time progressed we strove steadily upwards and man­ aged to end up within the top half of the field. While this is com­ mendable it must be stated that too much work is being put on top few shoiuders while there a r e o th ers who are just “dead weights” and cancel out positive points. This must be remedied at once so that in work, as in other fields, Pilgrim will be at the top. While our successes in the field of sport have been creditable, there is no doubt, that we are still not giving of our very best, particularly in Football. Perhaps this may be due to lack of practice. Together with our Captain Holder C. B and Vice-Captain King, N-A. F. certain other players namely T. Singh, Changlee, Crawford, Nooten, and Craig, per­ formed, well. Craig, our goal-keeper was specially outstanding and it 'came as no surprise to us when he was elected to carry the school’s col­ ours as custodian. Our cricket this year was somewhat disappointing for, though we did not have as strong a team as last year, we could certainly have done much better than to muster only 8 points. Here again we suspect that it is lack of practice more than anything else that is wrong. The matches we played were all exciting, and th!e brunt of the praise must go to our skipper, R. Stephen who ended the Competition at the top of the bowling averages and fourth in batting. Overall, much promise was shown by Singh, T; Brewster, Jabour, Jobe, and Craig who can go a long way if he takes his wicket-keeping seriously. Once again our Table-Tennis Team got through to the finals only to lose the House Championship to Percival. While we beat the other Houses in our Section qiute convincingly, our players are still inex­ perienced and should do much better in the future. Our best performance was in the field of Athletics, when, for another year running we won the Standard Points Shield and just man­ aged to clinch the Championship Shield away from out keenest rivals, Austin House. This was indeed an achievement for us since our quota of “Stars” as far less than previous years" and, in fact, far less than that of Austin House. A celebration, we felt, was quite in order, and no member of the team will ever forget the delicious feast prepared for us by Mr. & Mrs. London. Mention must be made here of the most magni­ ficent performance of R. A. Paul, Captain and House Champion who? leadership was inspiring throughout the period, from Trials to Sports Hay. He was well assisted by Holder C. .B.; Stephen R.; McDonald


G., Jabour K., i^ooten, >and ievery other member of the House who con­ tributed in some little 'way. In the Drama Competition, in spite of the hard work put in by the Producer, R Jabour, and his cast, our play, “Bond of Matrimony” even though it was well-received by the audience failed to place in the top three. We were very proud to hear of the success of Malcolm Khan, former Head of House and Captain of the School’s First XI, who managed to pass his finals earlier this year. Word has also been received that H. Tang, G, Ramprashad have also been successful in their studies. We were fortunate in having back with us this year our inspiring House Master, Mr. London, who returned from the States after a wellearned vacation, complete with dark glasses and camera. During his absence the duties of House Master were quietly and efficiently carried out by Mr. Delph. At this point I would like to take the opportunity to say, on behalf of myself, the Deputy Head of House R~ Stephens and all others of the Hou3e who are leaving this year, that we have had a most pleasant and enjoyable time as member of Pilgrim House. Remember the motto of our House “Esprit de Corps”, and bear in mind that while others are content to follow, Pilgrim House leads. All in all this has been a successful year for Pilgrim House and I hope that in years to come, I shall continue to hear of Pilgrim’s successes. CLAUDE V. HO, (Head of House).

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Mr. C. Yhap, M.A- (Oxon.) Dip. Ed, (Oxon.) Mr W Me Donald^ B.A. (Lond.) Dip. Ed. (Lond.) M. K- Butchey. R. E. Daniels. K, Stull; J. B. Charles; M. Wailoo*

The sun of another school year has set, a year which will live in all our memories. It has been a period of progress and achievement during which we have often shared the spoils of victory though at times we have also tasked the bitter fruits of defeat. Our greatest achievement this year came in the form of thfe Foot-Ball competition. Here, we convincingly whipped the other houses to jemerge champions for the second year in sucession. Our splendid per­ formance must be attributed to excellent team work and to the ablie captaincy of R- Daly. Special mention must also be made of R. Wharton, J. Charles, P. Piggot and Henderson for their good performances. In the cricket competition we emerged third in our section with outstanding performances being turned in by M. Wailoo, F. Khan and G. Gamgaram. The Easter Term was marked with four activities — Table Tennis, Athletics, Drama and Debating. In Table Tennis our team was com­ paratively young, but though beaten, we were far from being disgraced since we came third in the ratings- In Athletics, we were not as suc­ cessful as we should have been. Praise should however be given to S. Griffith who turned out to be the school's under 15 champion. We suffered a great loss when P. A. Griffith left us at the end of the first term during this school year. Griffith was a great asset to the housfe and We take this opportunity of expressing our gratitude. In drama we only managed to come fifth but I think that the cost should be congratulated for their effort- Debating was our stronghold and we readily proved this by reaching the finals — the first time since <the competition was introduced. We, however, succumbed to 'K* house. In the work competition, we started at the middle of the table and despite the fact that w*e had no extremely brilliant scholars in our midst, we ended up third. In conclusion I should like to say how fortunate this house is in hav­ ing a pair of masters who take such a keen interest in all the activities of the house. I cannot here name all the examples of their good sports­ manship, but I can exhort the boys of this House to follow the lead of Messrs. Yhap and Me Donald in making Weston a better and finer house. Now it is time for me to say “goodbye” to Weston House but I can assure you that I am doing so with a very heavy heart. I have always bteen proud to be a Westonian and in this my last school year, it has been an honour and a great pleasure for me to serve as your Head^ofHouse. To those, who like me are going out into the world ,1 I wish the best of luck. To the Remainder and those coming to fill the gaps, I issue an


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M OULDER («G>» House Master ... Assistant House Master Head of House ...... Deputy Head of H ouse... House Prefects

H OUSE

PINK) Mr. C. E. Barker, B Sc. (Lond.) E. B. Douglas M. A, Rai L. R. Gibbs, R- A. S. Jagernautfi.

Mouder House has been very unsuccessful this year in its competition with the other houses, though "there were a few events that prevented Moulder from being put into obscurity. Quite contrary to expectations, We have so far failed to win a competition. Much blame for this lies in members of the house, most of whom are unwilling to co-operate with Other members. This has been evident for a few years now, but this year, the members of the house have refused to pool their resources and drive together towards a common goal, instead, they depend on those few boys who werre well acquainted with a particular game to carry the burden of the whole house. Therefore, I think it is time that mem­ bers of Moulder realised, if they have not already done so, that unity is strength and loyalty to the house must replace all pride and reluc­ tance that have hitherto suppressed that loyalty. Besides, while it must be admitted that members may not all be keen on a house activity, yet they must also realise that moral support given to the bouses team by their presence is very important. We did not get an assistant house master this year to riepalce Mr. T. C. Edwards who left us last year so that Mr. Barker our able house­ master, who is also senior master of the college, was left alone in charge of Moulder. Though he proved very competent, it was evident that he nefeded an assistant thus, to relieve him of his burden, I sincerely hope that he will be provided with one as early as possible in the next school year. In the work competition, both upper and lower schools lost heavily jand consequently, We finished ninth. This was in spite of the fact that we had three distinctions and a Guiana Scholarship from last years’ ‘A -level results. In debating, our team was eliminated in thje very first round, while in the drama competition, we were forced to withdraw be­ cause one of our actors fell sick two days before our play was due. At !the end of the Christmas term, after much discussion as to whether a party should be held or not (this was because of some of the members’ preluctance to pay subscriptions) our party did come off and we had a grand time. In table tennis our captain C. Warren led our teams to a good start but could not avoid defeat at the hands of a better team. We finished tthis in our section. In football, under the captaincy of Joseph, our team has so far advanced to the finals, and, seeing that we have yet to win a compjetition, we wish theem the bfest of luck and sincerely hope that fthey will achieve some means of success for Moulder. Much credit for


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this performance must go to the captain, victe-captain Bovell, Cumber-* batch (Senior), Evans (Junior), and London (Senior). In cricbet, we have welcomed particularly as a replacement for his brother, our last captain, Roopnarine, who is now our vice-captain, thfe captain being Ross Much credit must be given to these two both in batting and bowling for giving Moulder a good start in the competition, but unfortunately ^ we lost our most important match to Austin. Our team, however, is quite young and is expected to do much better next year. In athletics, where the effort of the whole house is of prime im­ portance Moulder was, I regret to say, unable to produce it. We finished fourth in the standard point shield and third in the champion­ ship cup. However, for the few that did makke that effort, special praise must be given to Fox (our captain), both Cumberbatches, Bovell, Joseph, Adams (senior) and both of thfe younger Grangers* Thus, in retrospect, I must say that m em b ers of Moulder H ou se h a v e plenty of talent and though most of that talent is put correct use it is the duty of the less-talented members to co-operate with the others to lead our house on to regain some of its lost ground. With that final word, I leave Moulder House, with which I have had a very pleasant time, during my stay at Queen s and sincerely hope that with a r£ew head of house and a greater show of house spirit, it will be able to achieve much more than it did this year. E. B. DOUGLAS, (Head of House).

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appeal to work hard at all times to place Weston in the forefront in all spheres at Qudens’ College, and I end in the words of Henry Nfewbolt — “Today and herre the fight’s began Of the great fellowship you’re free: Henceforth the school and you are one, And what you are, the race shall beMAURICE R. BUTCHEY, (Head of House).


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Mr. Chunnilall, B.A- (Lond.) A.I.S. Mr. R. E. Jackson, B A. (Lond.) -T A. Sue-A-Quan. H. E. Dolphin.

This year was a rather disappointing one for Woolley House. In the Christmas term we went with confidence into the cricket competition- Our first match against the strong “G” hous© team. It /was a close match and we fell short of victory, by four runs. When our' next match ended in victory for ,!K” our confidence had been driven fast in the boundary. The only points gained were from “A” house and we were fourth in the seciton. In the work competition we started in the seventh place but moved up to sixth after the second period. We could tiav edone much better but were badly let down by our upper ischool memberrs- The house party was thfe only event which met w ith some degree of success during the term , During the Easter term we occupied th:e ignoble tenth place in: athletics. This resulted from too few members entering or trying, a disease which struck the house some years ago and which has got progresisvely worse. There is no lower than the lowest and it is time the members of the house tried seriously to rid themselves of this disease. We must congratulate Thom and Thompson for their worthy contribu­ tion and also Benjamin who won the house taken first standard points. In table tennis, players of real quality were lacking and we finished low in the tableNehaul and Fraser again represented the house in the debating com­ petition but we were eliminated in the first round despite some fine de­ bating* *by Fraser. The football team team drew two games and lost two, placing us fourth in our section. “A glimpse of Reality” with a cast of many was our only notable achievement in the year. It is indeed heartening to record the interest shown by so many members in the drama competition. Their co­ ordinated efforts helped to earn us the third place. We are very yproud to have amongst our members Herton and Dolphin whose fine ability with the cricket bat gained him the honour of being called to trials for selection on the B.G. team. But cricket was /not the only activity in which he excelled for he scored goals for the house in football, gained several points in athletics and took part in the drama competition. He was also an efficient head of house. We must thank Mr- Chunnilall and Mr. Jackson for their unfailing help and encouragement throughout the year. Although this year was not a bright onjg we can look forward to the .better years for we have in Woolley House brilliant up coming youths— briliant on all accounts. Tehy havve shown themselves particularly in Drama, workk and table tennis. I am confident that in the near future Woolley will be able to hold the honours in several fieldsT. A. SUE-A-QUAN, (Head of House),


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C U N N IN G H A M H O U S E (“K” YELLOW) House Master ... ... Assistant House Master Head of House ... ... Deputy Head of H o u se... House P refects... ...

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Mr. E. R. Burrowes, M.B.E. Mr. P- Dial, B.A, (Cantab) Dip. Ed(Lond.), D. A. Ying W. R. M. Farley M. Bankay; C. Singh.

‘The greatest room is the room for improvement’- It was our house­ master who always encouraged us with this favourite saying of his headmaster whenever Cunningham house appeared to be despondent and indifferent- We can safely say that the Burrowes’ dictum has not fallen on deaf ears, for despite several handicaps, ‘K ’ house has fought through a y e a r that has not been uneventful. First of all, it must be noted that we had to, bear the loss of the services of our assistant house master, who has .gone where Duty calls, Then at the commencement of this academic year, the house cricket com­ petition was played off and although we had very little practice before the first match, it was good to notice that w e played the game in a truly friendly and co-operative spirit. We were not leaders of our section, but this season we saw some very promising juniors such as Kirton, both Richards, and Wade, who should be the sheet anchor of future teams if they play the game more seriously. Gur table-tennis team did much better and our reward of being runners-up in our section was due to more experienced players such as Bankay and Yusuf and a talented reserve which should serve in good stead for the future. .In what is usually the busiest term — the Easter term — athletics was the main attraction. ‘K’ house was not particularly noted for men of brawn, but most of the members tried their best while the keen house spirit was sensed especially among our younger members. This house spirit was highlighted in the tug-a-war quarter finals when indeed every member pulled his weight. Mention at this time must be made of Narine, our vice Captain, who set the new record in the under 17 pole vault event, Wade and Richards (Snr.), who all performed well and gallantly kept the ‘KJ house flag flying. After school exams, the Football competition started late in this term. Brilliant play was noticed especially amongst our young mem­ bers while Narine again performed creditably in goal. However, we lack sturdy boys to assist him as backs while our forwards failed toe often to score owing to a lack of that “killer instinct”. But with assiduous training and devotion to the game our future teams might well prove a force to be reckoned with. Unfortunately, on account of several factors, we were unable to par­ ticipate in the drama competition, despite such quality as we have in Continued on Page 34


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“L” WHITE ... House Master Assistant House Master Head of House ...... ... Deputy Head of H ouse... House Prefects ...... ...

— Mr. R. L. Clarke, M.A. (Cantab.) .— Mr, W. N, King, B.A. (London) • ... A. R. Morrison. — O. D- Pollard. ... D. T. Roberts, Z. D. M. Nasir.

There can be little doubt that Nobbs’ House has established itself a® one of the leading Houses in the School. CM the several competitions where the team spirit of the members of Nobbs’ House was required no house can boast, of so many firsts and indeed of doing well in every one of these competitions. In the work competition Nobbs’ House has si record unparalleled since the introduction of the work competition and this year we again won the competition leading our nearest rivals by a very handsome margin. In the cricket competition we were also first. After winning through to the finals we beat Austin convincingly by an innings and one hundred and twenty-odd runs. Our chief run getters were G. P. Murray,, Niamatalf and Morrison and the chief wicket takers were Broome and Morrison. In football we also performed creditably. In the athletic competition we were fourth and our under thirteen champion Me David was also the sehool under 13 champion. We also owe a great deal of our standard points to Pollard, and Roberts. In debating we did very well to win through to the semi-finals and were knocked out by Cunningham. We also won the house drama competition with our production of “Bond of Matrimony”- We were judged first along with Pilgrim. Hinds was judged best actor. In table tennis our performance was fair and in this department needs some improvement. It is with a heavy heart that I report on the departure of both of our House Masters. Mr. Clarke who has been with us for about a year has always been like a father to Nobbs’ house. He has supported and en­ couraged us both on the field of play and in the class room. Mr. King who has been with us for a shorter time is also going to further his studies. We shall miss them both and Nobbs’ house wishes them both all the very best in their new spheres of life. Our new House Master can be sure of the continued co-operation of :the members of Nobbs’ house- We feel sure that our relationship shall a t all .times be the best and Nobbs’ house shall continue to the uphill struggle to give of its best always. A. R. MORRISON, (Head of House).


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News of our Boys Past and Present The Magazine Executive and the school congratulate the following Old Boys of Queen’s College who have distinguished themselves in various ways during the past year. Mr. K. O. E. Barrows on winning the Winston-James Prize for sur­ gery. Mr. R. L. Clarke ( Dominica High School.

) M.A. on being appointed Headmaster of

Mr. S. A. Hinds ( ) on winning a Demba Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering tenable at U.W.I. Dr. L. R. K^rry on gaining the MB. BS: degree: Mr: R:M:S: Khan (1951-1960) on gaining his B.A. 1st Class Hons, in Latin at Durham University. Mr. K. A. Nobrega (1952-1962) on gaining a Bookers Cadetship in April 1963. Mr. D. Ramharry (1949-1959) on gaining his B.Sc in Engineering a t London University. Mr. W. A. Rodney (1953-1960) on gaining his B.A. 1st Class Hons. (Lond:) in History at U:W:I: Mr. G:F:B. Rohlehr (19531961) on winning the Allen Layne Prize for the best essay on some aspect of English Literature. Mr. G. A. S. Van Sertima (1937-1945) on being appointed an acting Puisne Judge. Dr. E. A. Sue-A-Quan ( burgh University.

) on gaining his MB. BS. at Edin­

Mr. E:A:C: Thomas on winning the Faculty Prize in Mathematics in 1962 and on gaining his B.A;. 1st Class Hons. (Lond.) in Mathematics at U.W.I............ and we congratulate all the successful candidates at the annual external examinations.


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the experienced Paul who helped in no small way to ensure the success of the school’s only production of this yew,. In the work .competition, we have been following almost the same pattern as last year of being near the bottom, which now seems to have blotted out our former glory in this field. However, in the debating competition, despite the disadvantage in that we could not field Chandisingh in the semi-final, we nevertheless won through to the final, where M. Bankay mid W. Parley led us to a very deserving victory. In closing, let each one of us take stock and resolve to return and replace ‘PC’ House on the pedestal where it belongs being satisfied with nothing b u t the best and let us in silent determination, remember the invincible spirit of one whose death we have felt very greatly — the one whose notable name Cunningham house bears. And so, as we leave you, only too sorry we will not be here to share in your future triumphs, we. say, thank you, house master, and Cunningham house, for every­ thing you have done for us. D. A. YING, (Head of House). ^iiiiiiiiiiiitMiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiitiiiiimiiuiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiimimiiimiiiiHiiimimimiiiiiiiS.

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Walking up Wellington Street and possessing a dollar, I thought that I would go to the Cinema. As I passed the “Strand” I was arrested by a half-naked no, three-quarters naked, woman smiling down at me from the bill board. The caption underneath read “Wasted lives”; this was qualified by “Nothing held back, Nothing concealed, sizzling love revelation, bold, brassy, brimful of shocks.” I gaped, then I gawked. Showing along with this picture was “Girl of th e night” which was advertised by an even more scantily dressed female. Underneath I read! “Real, Raw, Racy, Revealing” and then “the management will give a cool­ ing off break.” But what made up my mind was the most arresting and] inviting sign of all, ‘adults only.” I eagerly entered, blissfully happy that I was counted as an adult. The show was disappointing and if any heat was generated, it was because the windows were closed. But I was still happy. I had crossed the “Rubicon”. I had gone to a show marked “Adults only” I had been pro­ pelled by the same irresistable force which has made many boys read this article marked “Adults Only”. B. A. Armstrong.

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In defence o f Idleness By P.D. Fraser Most people say that they are too busy to be idle* but the truth is that they are too idle to be idle. Idleness, in thought, word or deed is re­ garded by them as a sin, yet these same people also have time to watch others idle. Regret ably, one usually has not the time to join either group and is thus excluded from real or vicarious idleness, since one cannot even stop to look at idlers. By procastinating slyly, that is by leaving what, ought to have been done yesterday for the Greek kalends, one can appear quite busy. The main obstacle to being idle, however, is not time but others who prevent one idling. One can be sure that no famous man was anymore willing to gel out of bed than one but had to maintain appearance before some of these annoying people. Alexander the Great must have been turned out of bed by his general staff every morning. Since he was a military genius, who had no other such geniuses to oppose, Alexander must have idle for long periods while his well trained army defeated the. enemy. Despite his great conquests and energetic general staff, he is not much more famous than Diogenes, who is remembered mostly for living in a tub. His only difficulty must have been keeping his head above waler level when rain fell. Btesides, he was one of the greatest Cynics and his ideas have lasted while the seemingly active Alexander’s con­ quests soon proved phemeral; some of his cities being interesting only to archaelogists who spend their time making sand castles. Accusations of idleness, however, are never levelled against archaelo­ gists, who write tomes.; which most people are too idle to read. Similarly people who appear to be busy are never regarded as idle though one sus­ pects (rather I know) that their speed of movement only serves to carry them home to idle quicker than others. They are just as idle as those mem who remain all day outside cinemas. Yet the latter are usually safer than the former since they can hardly be involved in a road accident while leaning on the facade of a cinema. They are also better than those who enter cinemas, thus displaying idleness of mind. They at least can never be accused of, and executed for pondering on the problems of the world too deeply as Socrates was. When one is a teacher, like Socrates, it is comparatively safe and) easy to be idle. If in a primary school, one allows the children to ex­ press themselves by abstractionist paintings: in a secondary school, one fells the class to revise, picks up a book like “The Twelve Ceasars’ by Suetonius and turns to the account of New’s reign and murders as a teacher cannot be seen to be reading useless murder stories. This


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creates an image of a hard working teacher who is justifiably surprised when his whole class fails. Several others are experts at appearing busy, though doing no work, and arriving, miraculously after all the hurrying late for class. Many people, some teachers, oppose idleness in speech which to them is exemplified by ‘creolese’. One can easily imagine that these same people objected to blank verse being with rhyme, and free verse beign without a strict metrical pattern. If they really believe that idle speech, that is, using a language lacking a strict grammar, is conducive to idle thinking, they should use Sanskrit which has seven hundred and fifty verb forms. It is easy to believe that by the time they mastered Sanskrit, they will have forgotten their silly objections. Further, since Russian is a much more completed language than English, the Russians might accuse them of sins which they accuse others. The objectors to ‘creolese’, too, ought to remember that they would be idle in the eyes of a group more fanatic than themselves. Such a group ;is composed of insomniacs who, attempting to make others as miserable as they are, declare that sleeping is a waste of time. Presumably they ought to object to the chief sleep, therefore the chief idlers, babies. Per­ haps, they will organise the babies to strengthen the sea-defences with thir buckets and spades. They would not, I think, object to somnabulism as most sleep-walkers have a very determined appearance, and seem to know their destination. As has been explained, this is all that is needed to escape being classified as an idler. The anti-sleep supporters even claim that scientists only say that the brain needs sleep so that the drug com­ panies for which they work will be able to sell tranquilisers and sleep­ ing pills. Although this argument may seem valid, it is nonsense. Science, with its inventions, allows man more time to think, even if it is only to think of more ways to idle. Yet original thought can never be idle though some egoistical folk object to any ideas which differ from their’s as being idle. (Even idleness of body, if not of mind, may lead to inventions or solution .of scientific problems. Newton was walking in his garden when an apple fell on his head and gave him the idea of gravity (fortunately it was an apple and not a branch, as then it would have been more a caae of grave than gravity). Thus idleness can be very useful, once one has (not been idle all one’s life. Therefore one may conclude that idleness is the least dangerous occu­ pation in the world, that it can be a very advantageous policy, besides being the most natural and tha it is an indispensable part of man, helping to produce results when working diligently has failed. In a very modern world with its bewilderingly fast tempo of life, idleness is also the bests refuge of those who do not wish to be like the African porters who, hav-* ing marched through the jungle very rapidly for a week, had to wait three days for their souls to overtake than — a very good excuse for idling.


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T)he Execution By R,B. Chan “I believe you want to kill him,” said Vesta cooly. “Want to? I shall!” replied the worked up Lucy. “Well?” mocked Vesta, throwing her flame-coloured hair back. “What are you waiting for, you fool? He‘s been molesting you for the past week! Just look at what he has done to our dresses! I would’ve got rid of him before now, girl.” “I’m not sure I c-could stand the sight of him after......I k-killed him,” said Lucy, less excitedly. 4You--------, Well! Look at him! Ever since you gave him that poison, he’s been lying there,----- struggling and half dead. Oh, yes! finish him off now!” “I know, I know he is a pest, and......... and 1 shall kill him!” said Lucy. She looked around, picked up the nearest blunt instrument she saw. She raised it high above her head, ready to plunge it into the wriggling body very much in pain, and: “Vesta I can’t! You do it.” “Me? Why me pray?...Listen you’ve gotta learn to pluck up enough guts to do your own dirty work!..Look, think of it this way: You’re simply executing him, that’s all ... Yes, struggle, you in-sect! But he’s got to die, right Lucy?” But try as she might, Lucy could not kill. In exasperation, Vesta sighed, took the weapon from her friend’s hand and brought it down many times. Vesta was like that — she never did a job half way. But it was over. The body lay there — dead' and silent and a mess. LUC3/ turned away; she felt sick; she wanted: to vomit. All his inside oozing out of his crushed body. Ugh! But Vesta said triumphantly and with satisfaction: "There! now we’ve got rid of him for good! Here take back your shoe!” and she added venemously and not too politely: “Damn Cock­ roaches!”


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T H E C R IC K E T M A TCH (This is an exercise in Phonetics) It was the Doctor's suggestion at a recent staff meeting that there shoul be a cricket match among the staff to see whether the London; graduates were better cricketers than the boys of Cambridge and others. The captains were: London — Chuni, Cambridge and others — Iggy. Teams were: Iggy, Nebs, Bobby, Father, Boots, Brer-Goat, Puck. M.T., Balance, Sparrow and Sam, Chuni, Eddie, Breezy, Jacko, Crupo, Wamboze, The Old Farmer, Nugget, Bup, The Bird, Father Christmas. Umpires were the neutral General Perboy and Dood. Green and Blackett were water-boys. Everything set therefore, Iggy and Chuni left the pavilion to spin the toss. Chuni spun the toss fu lly cognisant of its initial velocity, the height it would attain and the number o l revolutions it would make under these conditions. Iggy depended on the velocity change of the wind and its relative humidity. Chuniatics seldom fail. After suffering this psychological defeat Iggy encouraged his men and they determined, followed him out. Strange enough only ten men could be seen leaving the pavilion. Few seconds later a huge rotund body in \yhite was seen leaving the pavilion wrell gloved and padded. Certainly it was Brother Nebs fuU of glee to know that he had surpassed, his colleagues in ‘back shtoping ability. Of course, the Goat kept right be­ hind him at the boundary to stop with his paunch whatever passed this secure keeper. Iggy opened with the new ball. Chuni faced the first ball of the day. There was Bup at slip, Father Christmas at mid wicket, Father at third man, Eddie at backward short leg. Iggy ran off with uniform acceleration, reached maximum velocity, jumped into the air like Fiery Freddie and delivered — underhand. Chuni noticed its angle of elevation was zero, decided to hit it for four at an angle of 30° to the horizon, but the ball got an edge and went to Bup who dropped the catch. Iggy* Oh Mr. B I'm surprised at your dropping such an easy catch. Bup: Eh — yes it decolourises potassium permanganate ass. Any­ how I ain kay. Father: That's right Mr. B — S02 Chuni thought the bat did not offer sufficient friction. Nebs declared he would have dived for the catch. Boots blushed. Balance in his dreary, coarse tone added ‘I thought was L.B.W. When Crupo took his stance in the usual absent-minded way, he was ( Continued on Page 48 )


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THE PRIMITIVE NOISES B y J . L . Robinson.

It is interesting to note that although here in British Guiana we use one of the world’s most highly developed languages, English, we also use one of the most rudimentary forms of communication—The cave man’si grunt. Few of us use the English affirmative word, “yes”, very often. In­ stead we use a variety of different grunts which can, let us admit, freely and effectively demonstrate shades of meaning. The most open and un­ guarded affirmative is “eh-eh” it merely means that the speaker agrees. If he is speaking he is far more likely to use a nasal form of “ah—hah” (which I shall have to write “anh—hanh”) in a tone which conveys both agreement and the suggestion of a question. This form is roughly equiva­ lent to “yes go on”. He would also use this form if he wants to indicate that he is above the common herd who say “eh—heh”, but not “playing white” to the extent of saying “yes”. There is also “mm-hmm” which is used for no other reason than that the speaker is too lazy to open his mouth and say “eh-heh”.

Now it has been suggested by various scientists that the reason for use of various sounds by modern man lies in the fact that some primitive emo­ tions were communicated purely by facial expression. For example, cave men would convey anger by snarling like dogs and baring their teeth. In the modern world in which everything has been or is being reversed, a show of teeth is called a smile and denotes pleasure. A word which ne­ cessitates a show of teeth is therefore likely to indicate something pleas­ ant. The form “eh-heh” causes at least to a small extent some dental nudity which may be the reason for its suggestion of friendliness. On the other hand “anh-hanh” needs only a slight movement of the jaw, hence its of reserve. “Mm-hmm” needs no effort at all so that it only conveys one thing — laziness. The corresponding negatives are of course “eheh”, “anh-hnh” and “mm-mm”. The second part is a few notes lower that the first. All the foregoing remarks apply to these. We may now consider the possible meanings of “eh-eh” there is, first of all the “eh-eh” of indignation. This involves something akin to a dra­ matic soprano’s demonstration of artistry. The first “eh-eh” runs up the


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scale increasing in loudness and the second is a few notes lower than the peals of the first. It is usually followed by “is wuh do he?” Then there is the “eh-eh” of surprise. It is said when one sees someone one would not expect, to see. It would be said when one expected to find one person in a darkened room and found another, in which case it would be “eh-eh” Is you?” There is the “eh-eh” of lack of sympathy,” ‘Eh-heh! Good fuh you!” Among the other grunts is one which may be described as “hmm” said with a vigourous rush of breath through the nose and the mouth closed. It means, “Take care wid me, hear? Hmm!” Outside the realm of the grunt are the English “oho!” and “aha aha!” “However both of these have primitive undertones so that Guianese may take comfort. There is a grunt or hiss peculiar to school boys which takes the place of a negative. It sounds like “No zir”. It means “No Sir”. It is said with an expression which would be found on an Egyptian mummy. 'Perhaps in a few centuries there will be so many grunts that there will be a national language made up of nothing but grunts. There will also- be some sore throats. I, for one, am glad I shall not be there. |H«l,M01BllllUUIHIlllllliauilllHIBllll

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THERE WAS A CAT AMD THERE WAS A RAT Of Clem and Andy shall I tell, One isn't heaven, the other hell. I shall tell of Clem and Andy Who often looks and words would handy. Andy, who always plays it very coolt Quotes Milton, “A m I not proverb'd for a fool?” Clem tries hard to he impartial, And his scam and scattered wits to marshall; But fails, alas! and breaks into a smile To acknowledge he was losing all the while. Little Baby Andy has one special vice, He hates ail persons ho are not nice. He pushes a desk and kicks down a chair, “I am a prefect — the boss around here .” Clem then smiles with his omnipotent air And tells him .to set the chair upright: Andy gets up — and wants to fight. Clem rises with a smile and walks with a flair To go himself and pick up the chair. “Co-operation," says Clem, “is a wonderful thing. It becomes the beggar and the king. If you obey when I command, There'll be peace and plenty in this land. I give the order and you obey, Or your head at the Principal's feet I'll lay*” Andy gets the order and replies with a sneer; Clem looks away — he just doesn’t care. W ith a happy note m y tale I end, On is m y enemy, neither m y friend. ZDMMA NASIR UBC F A X C H R IST ! s Could you but taste This peace . . Peace! No m ilky inertia, this, No creamy comfortableness; — Quiet tranquility „Perhaus a moment 'Midst some sweaty toil A sudden thought . . . . A sudden prayer Whle broom handles ply Or logarittims fly . . . No soft sucking cradlesong, this^ Bu treal Peace v Jordan U6C

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MELODY 'Leafy, ethereal, and Caught on the strarid of a warning wind, The melody — A yuong dancer in green and thistledown Rose, floating in To the murmur of soft semiquavers...... Light and airy She merged hesrelf Conrialto — Tones, Into the drugged bass. Kisisng the brain — — Panting for more — With only half a kiss . • • Again the semiquavers, Tantalizing in their intensity, In their elusive Drowsiness, Leaving but a faint perfume Of enchantment . . . B ut all too short!' They vanished Into the trees beyond the window. E. Jordan, U6C. Continued from Page 41

bowled first ball. Said Dood, ‘Valete’. Nebs was excited. ‘Halo! Halo!* Umpire!' he cried. Breezy shook his head and said, ‘It’s alright.’ Perboy (laughing) 'Yea man you’ve had it. Crupo immediately reflected. Better if I stick to cigarettes and fish­ ing. Chuni to Crupo: Let Mr.----- shave. Bobby to Iggy: Crupo somehow reminds me of Disareli. The ‘General’ signals the water-boys — Green grumbles. Mean­ while in the stands could be heard, a rice Jamaican accent — This channa boys! Alas! The rains have come, and Chuni smiles triumphantly unlike Iggy who, a bit worried, nevertheless maintains in a solemn tone, I’m sure Cambridge would have won by an infinitely small margin of delta v alpha, tan (dv a T ) . However let’s not quibble over that. Fighter smiles handsomely at his chief’s afforts. Primo sucks his teeth in disgust, while Deny waves to Bup and says, ‘Drinks ready’. Bup sighs, that’s better. Now we getting somewhere at last’.


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N IG H T F A L L Down by the wall \ With noiseless tread And silent footfall, Shadows, Grey, blue-grey, black and grey Creep stealthily . » * * What sucking ghoul, What Succuba Will wander wild Under this creeping mist Of shadow, and nightly shade? What bi-fanged lips Of sliming, cold Vampire, Will sip tonight the Chalice of an innocent child In cruel mockery Of a kiss? Or yet, What body-warmed Black Crucifix Shedding protective light, Will comfort superstitions endless Of the rude peasant? How many nuns In cold convent Ensconced, Shall chant exorcist Compline; Or with holy water And benedictions seven, Protect themselves? With noiseless tread Arid soft footfall, Cold shadows Cr eep . . . . Up the garden, into the house — Into m y brain — How soundly shall I sleep tonight? E. Jordan, U6C,

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SOCIETIES REPORTS Historical Society . Supervisor: Mr. N. K. Robinson. President: R. Chandisingh. V. President: J. J. Nehaul. Secretary: H. M. Syed.... Treasurer. G. Persaud. Committee Members: IX A. Granger, J. O. Smith, R. D Midas. This year has been a most disappointing one for the Historical Society and all societies in general. The success of the society seems to fluctuate according to the general state of affairs in the country. For the past year and a half the country was in a state of unrest and turmoil. The His­ torical Society was in much the same state. ............ The society invited only three speakers for the whole academic year. Mrs. Levi, wife of one of the U.N. Experts who visited here, delivered a lecture on her native land “Israel” on October 12th in the history room. Other guest-speakers were Mr. Miles Fitzpatrick on “Socialism” and Mr. L. F. S. Burnham on “A sense of history”. The lecturers were well received. The rest of the meetings were confined, on the Supervisor’s sugges­ tion, to informal discussions among the members themselves on varying topics of historic importance to the country. The attendance at these meetings was very sparse. On several occasions meetings had to be post­ poned because of poor attendance, in some cases no attendance. Those boys who did take part in these discussions which centred on the problem facing British Guiana, showed great enthusiasm and very analytical minds, which is a good sign for the future. Some of the possi­ ble solutions put forward were indeed quite original, refreshing and worthy of consideration. If more boys attend these discussion, the final


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solution may soon be reached. Unfortunately, it turned out that boys only attended in large numbers those meetings at which some prominent member of the community was /expected to lecture. In some cases the boys attended merely to pee these people instead of listening to the subject matter of the lecture. To these boys we extend our sympathy and will strive to teach fhem better, as we see in such action the beginning of that evil which seems so hrad to avoid, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heroworship"'. These gentlemen also tend to surpress their own individuality which can prove to the detriment of the country. This coming year, the Historical Society will persist in these thoughtprovoking and fruitful discussions, and will do itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s utmost to encourage more boys, members and non-members alike to attend and learn to think for themselves and voice their opinions and convictions. H. M. Syed, Secretary.

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Science Society Report OBJECTS OF THE SOCIETY: — To promote the interest of it’s mem­ bers in Scientific activities and sub­ jects, and to improve their know]" edge in matters scientific President..........................................Claude V. Ho. Secretary....................... .................. A. Ishoff. Treasurer..................................... .....Cephas B. Holder. A small paragraph, at the top of this report, which paragraph can also be seen at the top of past reports of the Science Society, states that: The objects of the Society are: — “to promote the interest of it’s members in

Scientific activities and subjects, and to improve their knowledge in mat­ ters Scientific.” Throughout the year, it had been of utmost importance to the mem­ bers pf the Committee that this motto be upheld. Recalling the activities of the Science Society during the past year, one realizes that the Com­ mittee has done it’s best in trying to satisfy those terms stated. Iri all. there were two lectures, three film shows, and six tours. The subjects covered in these cases were many and varied, and gave a grteat deal of satisfaction to all concerned. The number of financial members this year was quite large, the majority being from the lower sixth, and consequently one wonders whether the upper sixth fellows have “Seen all and know all”. We were fortunate in obtaining the services of Mr. C. I. Trotz, who accepted the post of Supervisor of the Science Society. With the help of the energetic Mr. Trotz the Society was soon running smoothly, and it was through his help that the tours made were possible. We were very sorry to lose the services of our Secretary, G. Narine, who resigned earlier in the year, but the post was taken over by A, Ishoof who showed himself quite capable of handling the job. During the latter of the year H. Choo-Kang was acting as President in place of C. Ho, who was studying for his G.C.E. “A* level Examina-* tions. This year great steps were made in improving the relations between; the Q.C. Science Society and members of the B.H.S. Science Sixth. In accordance with the rules of the Constitution, Article 3 (ii), whereby membership is opened to Students of the B.H.S. Science Sixth, a certain number of girls have become financial members of the Society and are privileged to attend all meetings and to accompany us on tours.


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We are pleased to have these female members and hope that, in future, more B.H.S. Students will find it possible to join the Society. In reviewing the past year we find that there were only two lec­ tures — one by Dr. Leslie Mootoo, Government Pathologist, and the other by Mr. L. A. Robinson, Chief Engineer in the Ministry of Com­ munications. There were three film shows and at this point I must give my sincere thanks to both the U.S.I.S. and the B.I.S. for the loan of films and other equipment. The number of tours of this year was a record, being six in all. These included:— (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi)

Uitvlugt Sugar Estate and Albion Distilleries. Government Milk Pastuerization Plant, Kingston, Central Medical Laboratory. Continental Biscuit Factory. Electric Power Plant, Kingston. Enmore Sugar Estate.

Finally, I must thank H. Choo-Kang who acted as president during my absence, A. Ishoof the Secretary, and C. B. Holder, Treasurer, for the kind co-operation they have given me during my term of office. This is my last year in school, and during such time as I have had contact with the Q.C. Science Society I have never regretted joining the Society. It is my hope that the Science Society should continue to function as successfully as it has done in past years. Following are the meetings that were held: — ■Wednesday, 3rd October, 1962. Film Show

(i) (ii) (iii) (iv)

Atom and Biological Science. Glass Workers. Nuclearship Savannah. Scientific Advancement.

Saturday, 13th October, 1962. Tour of Uitvlugt Sugar Estate aand Albion Distillery. Saturday, 16th February, 1963. Tour of Government Milk Pasteurization Plant, Kingston. Wednesday, 27th February, 1963. Guest Speaker Subject Wednesday, 6th March, 1963. Film Show

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(iii) A Nation Chooses (iv) Hawaii. Saturday, 14th March, 1963. Tour of Central Medical Laboratory. Wednesday, 13th March, 1963. ( i) ( ii) (iii) (iv)

Film Show

British News. O for Oxygen Atomic Achievement Design in the Sky.

Thursday, 14th March, 1963. Tour of Electric Power Plant, Kingston. Wednesday, 20th March, 1963. Guest Speaker

Mr. L. A. Robinson.

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Telecommunications.

Saturday, 6th April, 1963. Tour of Enmore Sugar Estate. Wednesday, 24th July, 1963. ( i) Annual Reports of President and Treasurer. (ii) Election of Office-Bearers (1963/1964). The Committee elected for the year 1963/1964 is as follows:— President Secretary Treasurer

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Bee - Keeping Society Report for the Year 1982 — 1963 President Treasurer 1 ... Secretary ) ...

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C. B. Holder C. V. Ho

The Society at the beginning of the school year had 3 hives — 2 supered and one not supered. Owing to the departure of most of its members, the Society had at the time only three active members — 2 in office and one not in office. After our first extraction, however, the honey, probably exerting the same attractive force on human being as it has on bees, enticed a few more individuals to take an interest in the Society. Unfortunately, for the Society, the effect of honey on bees, i.e. enthusiasm for work, was shown only by one more member. By the end of the first term three (3) extractions had been made and more boys began to show interest in the Society. In the second term climatic conditions were not as favourable as in the previous term. Consequently, the. bees were unable to collect honey in sufficient excess of their requirements, in order to justify our extrac­ tion of even a small amount. Anyhow, it is the policy of good bee-keep­ ers not to rob the bees unless they can withstand the loss. As the weather worsened in the third term and the rains increased, the activity of the bees diminished^ but on the whole, the hives main­ tained their strength as they had a sufficient supply of honey and pollen. The committee for the year 1963—1964 is as follows:— President ... ..... Secretary i ... Treasurer / .................

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Dramatic Society Deport This has been a year of great achievement, Christmas term saw the prints of hard work, when Oscar Wilde's “Importance of Being Earnest” was staged, with Mr. and Mrs. Clayton as producers. It was a brilliant success to say the least! The standard of acting was high, and many bouquests were received from leading dramatic groups in the com­ munity. As to the school boys — they loved it. Who can forget coy, angular Miss Prism, played so naturally by C. O. Marshall, or dashing young Algy, played by R. .O M. Paul? Or gay debonair Gwendolyn, Fairfax, played by Carol Alleyne At this point we pause on a note of regret — the departure of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton from the country. We thank them most sincerely fon their very great contribution to drama at Queen's College and Bishop's High School. Our best wishes go with them. Sincere thanks go too, to Dr. Allsopp who kindly came to our rescue in Mid-Easter term, when we were without a supervisor. His make-up classes in preparation for the Inter-House Drama Competition were greatly appreciated, although, if I might add, the attendance at these classes did not always bear this out. The standard of the House Drama Competition this year was higher than it ever has been. Heartiest congratulation to all the entries, and especially ot the winners: Nobbs and D’Urban, who put on “Bond of Matrimony” and “Ping Pong” respectively. This is the first time th at two Houses have tied for first place (and last place.) The Society extnds its sincere gratitude to Mrs. Morgan and Mr. Forlin who kindly undertook the difficult task of adjudicating. A new and encouraging note was struck in this year's competition when an award for the best actor was donated by C. O. Marshall. Robert Hinds of Nobbs House, after an outstanding performance was declared winner of this “Oscar”’ — congratulations to you Sir! During the Easter Holidays am abortive attempt Was mad& to enter the National Drama Festival. The response was large, and the winning play “Bond of Matrimony' was proposed; but unfortunately the general strike put an end to all our plans. Finally we would like to say a special word of thanks to all those who worked so hard behind the scenes with decor costumes and lighting to moke our dramatic year a most satisfactory one indeed. E. Jordan, Vice-President.


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M ECCANO CLUB President Supervisor

M. A. R. Rai Mr. C. I. Drayton

During the last School Year a serious effort was made to have a functioning meccano Club. Since this club was started in September 1959 there have been on the average two meetings per term for only four of this nine terms since then, attended by from nine members in the September 19-^9 term to our in the August 1962 term. This year there has been the greatest response to efforts made, there being sixteen mmbers who attended the first meeting held on January 21st. During the Easter term the Club really got going and the members showed unsurpassed enthusiasm in model building. The first meeting was attended by a number of boys from 3A; the following week another group of boys from the same form also attended their first meeting In this way two groups met on alternate weeks. However, when the attend­ ance fell off a little, one group of boys met each week. Meetings were held throughout the term, at the end of which two of the many models constructed, were displayed by the Supervisor. All factors considered, the Meccano Club has made great progress this year and there is every indication that much of the enthusiasm now shown will not wane in the near future.

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Mr. E. R. Burrowes, M.B.E. M. E. Cox R. E. A. Daniels C. L. V. Walcott N. L. Holder

This year has certainly been one of progress for the Society except in the field of sculpture. The Junior Section has improved in draughts­ manship by competition and enthusiasm in the many meetings held, while the senior section has progressed irito a recognised part of the local art scene. This advancement was made possible by the procuring of funds for oils etc. through the production of Christmas cards, and the introduction of engraving (examples of which will be seen in the second issue of Artana Magazine), and more experimental media. The Society has also sponsored the visits of leading artists Michael Leila and Ronald Savory, the poet Wordsworth Mc.Andrew, and gen­ eral educational film shows, on art and other subjects. We were also asked to participate in a sketching tour of Banks Breweries to produce advertisements for a competition which was later postponed. It is hoped that the interest in a broader programme, and the enthu­ siasm and co-operation of our members will continue. M. E. Cox.


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Educational Tour Club Supervisors

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President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Com. Member

Mr. R. E. Jackson Mr. N. K. Robinson R. M. Stephen C. B. L. Morgan M. I. D. Bankay O. D. Pollard H. S. Scantlebury

The past year was, to some extent, an unfortunate one for the Tour Club, for up to the time of writing of this report, the club had not been able to make any tours. After the re-birth of the club in 1961, and the tours to McKenzie and the Kaieteur Falls in 1962, it seemed as if a pattern had been sett for this and for future yearrs. However, with the advent of the 80-day old general strike which started in April, our hopes for at least two major tours this year became dim. It is indeed regrettable that we have not been able eto undertake any tours for the year so far; but under the circumstances which prevailed, better could certainly not have been expected. Though there is nothing much to look back on over the past year as far as touring is concerned, we can still cast a glance at the club’s internal activities. Our first general meeting for the year was held on October 1st. 1962 commencing at 3.20 p.m. The two main items on the agenda were the reading of a report on the tour to the Kaieture Falls by the secre­ tary, and suggestions for possible tours for the school year. Among the suggestions were trips to Roraima, the North-West District, and Suri­ nam. The second general meeting was held on October 19th, and was concerned mainly with discussions on tours to the Del Conte project at Makouria and to Surinam. The meeting lasted for quite some time, as the discussions were lengthy. The tour to Makouria which should have materialised during the previous year but had to be put off on account of unfavourable weather, eventually was cancelled because of the fact that the Venezuelan Consul was out of the colony, and we could not make the tour without his permission. The tour to Surinam was pro­ posed for the August holidays. There were no more meetings for the term. The Easter term started with a meeting of the committee and super­ visors on January 21st. At this meeting discussions were held on a tour for the Easter holidays, the proposed tour to Surinam in August, and fund-raising efforts to aid our tours. A general meeting followed shortly, on January 30th, when Mr Robinson was welcomed in the capacity of


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assistant supervisor. A word of thanks must here be extended to Mr. Perry, our former assistant supervisor, for it was to a large extent through his efforts that we cpmpleted two successful tours last year. At the meeting it was unanimously decided that we make a tour of the Essequibo Lakes in April. The fourth general meeting was held on March 19th and was concerned mainly with discussions on the tour to the Lakes which was planned to last from April 22nd — 26th. It was agreed between the committee and the supervisors that a levy of $6.00 be made from every member making the tour: and after the reading of correspondence from Messrs. Andersen and Ramphal, hearing of Messrs. Jackson’s and Robinson’s contacts with Messrs. Brown and Rohlehr, and short mention of the proposed tour to Surinam, the meeting was adjourned. The fifth general meeting was held on April 4th, when final plans were laid down for the tour to the Lakes. A meeting was also summoned for Saturday, April 20th at 9.30 a.m. at which it was intended to give final instructions to members of the touring party. Unfortun­ ately ^ the meeting turned out to be one at which we were given instruc­ tions to call off the tour on account of the general strike which had been called the previous day The strike lasted 80 days, so that it was not possible either to make the tour to the Lakes or to execute plans for the tour to Surinam. Alternatively, at the 7th general meeting held on July 22nd, it was de­ cided to discontinue plans for the tour to Surinam, and start making plans for a new tour. It was suggested that we either renew arrange­ ments for a tour to the Lakes or make a tour of the North-West District. The possibility of touring the Lakes depended on whether the gas-supply would have been re-started shortly, so that now that it has, there is a likelihood of a tour there. Failing this, we might have to tour the NorthWest District. The main item on the agenda of the meeting was the election of office-bearers for the coming school year. The following were returned: — President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Com. Member

C. B. L. Morgan H. S. Scantlebury T. O. Smith G. B. Bourne W. A. Bunyan

On behalf of last year’s committee, I would like to say thank you to our supervisors for the kind assistance and advice which they gave when­ ever necessary and to wish the committee a successful term of office. R. M. Stephen, (President).


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J. R. Rickford D. Bernard R. B. Chan R. Jackson C. Rambarrat K. Singh & E. Melly The past year for this Society has not been as exciting as we had meant it to be. Why? No. 1: There is a lack of enthusiasm for debating, and No. 2: We were prevented from carrying out a huge last-term programme by our extra, compulsory ‘holiday’. For what little was done, praise and thanks have to go to our ardent and able president, John Rickford. He has proved that he has ‘go’; unfortulnately he was not able, many times, to carry out most of his plans. Also, thanks is due to our fine supervisor Mr. Jackson, who has done his best, to encourage junior debating in Q. C* Now, all ye lower lower-school fellows, why are you afraid to stand before an audience and exercise your lungs? The only time, this year, you’ve proved you’re men enough to try debating, was when those attrac­ tive B.H.S. creatures were invited to a meeting. Let’s see you get up and push ahead in this art next term. R. B. Chan, (Secretary). President V ice-President Secretary Supervisor Committee Members

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Queen’s College Christian Fellowship W. R. Farley President R. E. Morgan Vice-President C. A. Ying Secretary A. Hercules Treasurer ’‘Sirs, what must 1 do to be saved?” was the cry of the Phillippian jailor, repeated through the ages up to this present time, and back comes the simple answer, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt b© saved.” ‘Bible Club has been endeavouring to put that simple Gospel message across to the members of the school during this school year, and also to provide a place where Christian Fellowship can be enjoyed so that the students may encourage each other to ‘grow in grace ana m uie knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ". Many who have trusted Christ as their personal saviour during thisv year, can thank the Harlem Crusade Team for effecting this, and would confined to within the walls of Q.C. It plays an active part in Youth for Christ, an international organization, has fellowship with other 'Bible Ciubs" and participates in the work of the inter Schools Christian Fellow­ ship which sponsors annual Easter camps here. The Lord has seen fit to allow the work in Queen’s College to con­ tinue and we trust him to so do ‘until the day of Jesus Christ." Our president W. Farley, will be leaving school at the end of this school year. The Christian Fellowship bids him God’s blessing wherever he will be. Recently, our ex-president, Douglas F., has been awarded an Ameri­ can scholarship. The Bible Club wishes to congratulate him and bid him God speed. At elections on Thursday, 25th July, our new-committee was formed. This includes: ...... C. A. Ying President A. B. Farley Vice-President ... A. Young Secretary .. . Ass. Sect Treasurer ... ... R. Bisram E. Devonish Committee Members .... J. O. Smith B. M. Robertson ... P. Dyal Musical Directors Applewaithe C. A. Ying Secretary


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Le Cercle Francais Our club started in a blaze of glory in the second term this year. Our Supervisor Mr. Boxill had the idea of forming a French club and “le cercle francais” was the result of acting on this idea. At the first meeting a steering committee was appointed; the aims of the society were then pointed out and mention was made of the formation and extinction of a previous society of the same nature, and the reasons for its failure. Elections of office bearers was the main agenda of the next meeting, and the majority decision’ was that there should be a junior as well as a senior section of “le cercle francais.” The following were elected. Seniors President V. President Secretary Treasurer Comm. Members

W. R. Farley C. A. Ying A. Young A. Gajraj F M. Kerry R. Mangal A. Bacchus

Among the many ideas we had in mind were: French plays, French debating, corresponding with French pen-pals and “student exchange”. ^Yewcre then at the end of the second term of this school-year however, and ihe<?e ideas could not have been inplemented; we had great plans for the following term. On account of the interruptions we bad in the final term, however, this term being so short, this year’s committee regrets very much that many of our plans could not have borne fruit. However a start has been made. Some boys are already corresponding with French pen-pals and interest is gaining momentum .in the school about this society. Next year w e look forward to a bright future . . . . like the rising sun on the horizon . . . A. Young, (Secretary)


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27th B.G.B.S. Queen’s College Scouts Great have been the honours and many the victories during the past year, (1962.1963). This was due to no small extent to the skilled plan­ ning and guidance of S. M. George Rickford At the last Colony Rally a t Bartica both the Junior and Senior Trophies were won by Q.C. This, in the third year that the Senior Trophy has been won by our Troop. This year Mr. V. J. Sanger-Davies left after serving as Secretary to the Scout Council for ten years. The troop presented him with a baboon skin on which were the signatures of all the Q.C. Scouts. Mr. N. E. Jackson, secretary to the Local Association and former Troop, Leader also left for the U.S.A A camp-fire was held in their honour on the shcool lawn. At the camp-fire the results of the inter-PatroI Competition were given. The Tigers and Rattlesnakes took the lead. The evening ended with a grand Christmas party. Plans were made during the first term to raise funds to send repre­ sentatives to the Jamboree which was to be held in Greece. They sang carols and also served as waiters at Dances. They were dressed in sailor uniforms. These plans were intensified during the second term. A few fetes and a raffle were held. The results were indeed com­ mendable. The Football Competition was won by our Scouts. They also won the Athletic Trophy P. L. Morrison was the over-all Champion. Mr, Witchell visited British Guiana and “dropped in” at our Den. A non* compeittive Rally was held in his honour. The Seniors’ “House of Bam­ boo” wll be remembere'd. Because of prevailing conditions, not much Scouting was done dur­ ing the third term. Furthermore the P.Ls. were busy preparing for their Exams. G. M. Rickford and A. S. M. Daniels left by sea for Greece. They were later followed by P. L’s Morrison, Hubbard and Low. We wish them all a happy and enjoyable journey. In closing I should like to stress the need for the juniors to play their part. Scouting has reached a high standard and Queen’s College Scouts have also led the field in Football and Athletics. The team spirit of the Q. C. Scout must be preserved at all costs, and remember “Never give up” and always “Be Prepared.” Chet R. Mangal, Troop Leaded r.


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Photographic Society President ' Secretary Treasurer Supervisor

O. D. Pollard N. I. Chin L. R. Gibbs Mr. M. T. Lowe

The past school year has been quite a routine one for the society, to no way have we done anything extraordinary or exciting. ,-At the be­ ginning of the first term We welcomed back Mr. M. T. Lowe, -founder and -supervisor of the society who had left us for the brief period of one year, during which time we -were grateful Lor having- the services of Mr: B. S. Chinapen at our .disposal. Mr. N. Robinson an old boy and a member of the staff has also given us much of hispraciousstim eand helpful adviee, for which we are extremely thankful. On his return Mr. Lowe brought with him an enlarger lens, which was bought w ith the club’s funds. Plans, for an enlarger were drawn by him b u t so far it has not been built. When! this is finished the society will -have tw o enlargers and.this may well be the factor th at is going-to renew interest in the society. For a few years now there has been a notable-, re­ duction not in membership but in interested membership. It was there­ fore decided that in-order to stimulate interest we .ought to work towards s%project — to, other words we ought to hold an exhibition. Unfortunately ‘ jextensions.are being made to the,school and a, portion of our dark room ‘has-had to beremoved. This occurred towards the-end of the-second term hnd so far the damage has not been repaired. The society is therefore making plans to. obtain its own dartoroom so “that we may start functioning as early as possible. This-together with a 'second enlarger, ought to revive more interest. If this does not .revive interest' nothing else will. Commenting on the large number of.bays-at *our-first meeting Mr. Lowe said that he wondered if this was not a. bad sign. He said that he preferred to see a sn ail number of interersted mem­ bers to a large number of un-toterested ones. Surely there can’t be so many un-toterested members — or can there? Victor -I. Chin .^Secretary), (L6 M a).


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The Literary and Debating Society Chairman Vice Chairman Gen. Secretary Recording Sec. Comm. Members Supervisor

E. N. Harris Syed Nehaul R. Chandisingb C. O. Marshall G. B. Bourne R. O. Robinson Mr. R. Moore

Prospects seemed very bright for the Debating Society at the start of this year. This was mainly because of the return of Mr. Moore as Supervisor of the society. Mr. Moore had done much in raising the standard of the debating society towards the end of the last decade. Therefore there were many ideas for the regeneration of the society which has suffered the loss of much popularity during the last two or three years. But from the first term ill-iuck dogged our footsteps. Efforts to find good speakers from outside who would address the society on various topics, failed for one reason or another. Because of a disarrangement of certain affairs; we gained information of our first Dargan Shield de­ bate one day after it was supposed to take place. We thus lost by a walk over to the Teachers’ A team. Finally, when we challenged an old boy’s, team at the end of the term the latter failed to appear. Because of these set-backs, our programme for the first term fell through, and we held only two rather poorly attended meetings. In the second term we were more successful. Our first meeting of the term was a lecture by Mr. Miles Fitzpatrick on “Socialism in emerg­ ing countries.” Bishops’ High School was invited, and the meeting, which was very interesting, was fairly well attended. Within a week, the InterHouse Debating Competition for the Allsopp Cup began. Two rounds of the competition were completed this term, and because of a slight re­ arrangement of the system of running the competition, larger audiences have been attracted. In fact, the audience were the largest I have ever seen since the inter-house debating competition started two years ago. Still, more interest should be shown by the school. At the end of the term, an attempt to hold a family debate between Bishop’s High School, Ursuline Convent, and Queen’s College failed. The third term has only lasted for three weeks. During this time the semi-finals of the inter-house debating competition have been held. Weston and Cunningham house reached the finals. Cunningham house


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won a poorly congested final. The judges were, Dr. Allsopp, Dr. Rich­ mond and Mr. McDoom, and it seemed to be the consensus of opinion that the debate was not well treated. The attendance at this meeting was quite fair. Thus, it is seen that the debating society had a lean year. In fact, the society has been becoming decreasingly popular in the past two or three years. There were many ideas, that were lost last year because of lack of co-operation and in some cases bad planning. But the ideas still remain, the committee next year, if enthusiastic, should be very success­ ful; for Mr. Moore has already enumerated many good plans for the pro­ gramme of the society, and if these succeed next year, the society may well start on its road to renewed success. E. N. Harris. 1963 - 1964 Committee Chairman Syed Vice-Chairman Fraser General Secretary Byrne Recording Secretary Robinson Committee Members

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During the past year the attendance of the Pen Pals’ Club has been very poor and it is hoped that this will not be so next year. The Com­ mittee is sure that this lack of interest is entirely due to the attitude of the sixty-odd members who have not given of .their best. It is their duty, as members, to remedy this situation at once. Many members of the Upper School have been the main defaulters but thanks to those of the Lower School the Club is still functioning. The President arranged a tour of the Guiana Graphic Company in an attempt to increase the enthusiasm of members hut here again the Lower School boys showed their ‘colours’. Only twenty-five boys went. Miss Akai arranged a tour of the Mahaicony-Abary Rice Develop­ ment Scheme. Mr. London and Mr. Yhap joined us on this tour which was an. all-day venture. More than fifty boys w a tt and it was very interesting, enjoyable, and beneficial. The party was divided into two groups and these made separate tours of the fields and factory, con­ ducted by Messrs. Ching, Singh, and Maraj. This outing was a com­ plete success — all thanks to Miss Akai. T h is year m o re tours are planned and it is h oped th a t all o f ou r members will show much more zeal than has been seen in the past year. It is entirely up to you to give the Club your full support. Please dq your best to better our Pen Pals’ Club, R. O. Robipson, Secretary.


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CADET CORPS Distribution of Corps 1962-63: — Capt. C. E. Barker, E.D. (Commanding Officer), Lt. R. L. Clarke (2 i/c); L t P. P. Dial (A djt.); C. S. Mitlo C. V., C.Q.MrS: Morgan C:B:L:, Sgt. C. B. Adams, Sgt. C. B. Holder, Snr. Cpl. D. A. Chung, Snr: Cpl: 0:D : Pollard; Corporals:— G. B. Bourne, E. A. Craig (2 i/c Stores), N:A:F: King, C:L:V. Walcott; Lance Corporals:—D. A. Granger, E. N. Harris, I* K. Haynes, M. C. Latohana, L. M. Simon, D. T. Roberts, R. G. Wharton; Senior Cadets:— L. M. Applewaithe, K. S. Byrne, S. N. Changlee, N. L. Holder, R. O. Robinson, J. O. Smith, J. A: Piggott: Strength of Corps October 1962: — Officers W.O.’s C'Sgts. Sgts. Cpls. L/Cpls. Snr. Cdts. Cdts. Total 3 1 1 2 6 7 7 63 70 Christmas Term:-— This was the most eventful term of the school year and it started with a route march through the Botanical Gardens to1 East Ruimveldt and back to school. The parade was under the command of Lt. R. L. Clarke. The corps entered 2 teams in the B.G. Rifle Association’s MilitaryMeeting. ‘A’ team which comprised Lt. Clarke, C.Q.M.S. Morgan, Sgt. Holder and Cpl. Chung was finally placed a close seventh behind ‘B’ team Coldstream Guards, with a total of 265 pts. ‘B’ team (C.S.M. Ho, Sgt. Adams, Cpl. Walcott and CpL Pollard) were ninth with 188 pts. It is noteworthy that at 100 yards range (standing and prone) both, cadet teams were abreast of the Coldstream Guards and two of the B.G.V.F. teams. Also noteworthy is the fact that our ‘A’ team was fin­ ally 74 points ahead of the B.G.V.F. ‘B’ team while our ‘B’ team was only 3 points behind them. This was a much better performance than' last year’s and is probably due to the fact that we had 3 practice shoots before the competition. The B.G. Police claimed the "3 top places; how­ ever Lt. Clarke with 91 points and C.S.M. Ho with 70 points were out­ standing cadet performances. Following a request for help from the B.G. Rifle Association, Lt. Clarke acted as range officer and C.S.M. Ho and C.Q.M.S. Morgan acted as recorders at the Club's Internatioaal meeting. In October the Corps had the honour of marching alongside the Queen’s Guards as we were torch bearers in the two torchlight parades through the city for the B.G. Festival. Lieut. Colonel Zvi Zellner of the Israeli Defence Force, who came to advise the Government on the formation of the National Army, paid a visit to the Corps on the 2nd November. Colonel Zellner was greeted by the Principal, Lt. Clarke and Lt. Dial and he stayed all afternoon watching the B.G.V.F. Instructors training the cadets.


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32 Cadets under L t Clarke took part in the annual Armistice Day Service. This year saw a change in procedure as the entire parade car­ ried rifles and bayonets. The overall performance of the Corps was good. On December 1st the Corps was asked by our parent unit the B.G.V.F., to provide “keepers of the ground*' for their inspection by their Honorary Colonel, Major I. O. Smith. The performance at this parade was a disgrace which did much to mar the previous good record of the Corps. Easter Term:— This was an uneventful term and training returned to its normal schedule until the recruits under S/Sgt. Nichols (B.G.V.F.) The Basic Squad under Sgt. Barker (B.G.V.F.) and the Proficiency Squad under C.Q.M.S. Morgan. Topics touched were the Bren (L.M.G.), Ad­ vanced Fieldcraft (including theoretical night work) and rifle drill. Our? field craft on lawns attracted many spectators which urged the cadets to greater efficiency. Summer Term:— There were no parades this term owing to the gen­ eral strike and the state of emergency in the country. There was no camp for the same reasons. Though the corps this year attracted fewer recruits than last year, the attendance at parades has been good and it is a credit to section com­ manders that of the 6 sections, there were 3 sections which had an attend-* ance of above 80% while only 1 section was below 70%. This year has been lacking in route marches and shooting and even worse, there was again no camp. If the corps is to be kept alive next year greater stress must be placed on these items of training. Also an effort must be made to acquire instructors from the British troops for the Proficiency Squad. A word of praise must be given to Major Martindale who while act­ ing as Staff Officer of the B.G.V.F. showed much interest in the Corps and who saw to it that the corps had a very eventful and interesting Christmas term. Finally, this report ends with a sad note for it has been learnt that Lt. Clarke our second-in-command is leaving the country to take up a headmastership in Dominica. The above report is an example of the energy and enthusiasm he has put into the corps. Lt. Clarke rose from the rank of cadet recruit in 1946 to the commissioned rank of Lieutenant; he was our shooting instructor and captain, and many will remember him, a lonely, shirtless figure with spade in hand repairing the rifle range at camp, others will remember his never ending reserves of energy and his ‘Light Infantry’ marching speed on route marches. Lt. Clarke was considered to be among the top military marksmen in the colony. To this excellent product of the corps we say “Good luck, ‘Father’ L C.B.L.M . (C.Q.M.S.) for C. V. Ho, Company-Ser geant-Maj or.


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RADIO CLUB “Radio Club is defunct, extinct . . said a very, flighty member of the Lower Sixth as soon as he saw the title of this report being written in. Perhaps you too are holding that same view because of the little publicity that has been given to this society. True, Publicity was deli­ berately witheld for a time — the reason being, the resuscitation of a club needed not plenty of unwilling hands, but a few, dedicated to the hard task. In this article you will be informed of the activities of the Radio Club for the year 1962 — 1963, and then you will be able to judge whether it is really defunct, extinct . . . ’ Our first problem was the getting of some place to store our ‘equip­ m ent’. It was argued that we could not start compiling electrontic in­ struments and accessories without having made provision for their safe keeping. We were told that there was no space in the Physics Lab. for us — and this only magnified our problem. After about a month or so of searching and debating we finally accepted the Biology Museum, and within a day a cupboard was erected under the fixed table. Problem 'solved! But temporarily we strongly suspect. It was only after building the cupboard that we realised we had (nothing to put inside — at least we thought so. A few old radios and parts were subsequently collected and put into the press. More expen­ sive apparatus, the morse and field-telephone sets, transmitter/receiver, tape recorder etc., were, of course, kept in the Lab. One of the most important tools in electronics, a soldering bolt, was brought along with a three-way plug and socket and this term it was hoped that acquain­ tance with radio parts, testing of them by some of the Physic Lab’s instruments and a little assembly would have begun. (A little theory had already been covered). But then the army came! Meanwhile one candidate had entered for the Radio Amateur’s E-gnm (City and Guilds). But owing to difficulty of transportation during the strike, he did not take the exam. One or more members will take it either in November of this year or in May next year. As soon as the army has gone the Radio Club shall continue where it left off. More problems are still anticipated. But these will not be tackled until they are met in our step-by-step approach. Our progress is but slow. But perhaps the Radio Club is like the little seed, unnoticed for days in the dark earth while it is faithfully respiring and struggling for the light when, once it comes above, it makes an acceleration of growth to the astonishment of all. If you are thinking of becoming a member of this exciting society, we entreat you — hold back your zeal until January 1964. We hope to be well-established by then. Committee for 1963 53 — 1964 President: A. .B Farley Secretary: K. A .Joseph Vice President: R.E.A. Daniels Asst. Secretary: E. M. Chin Treasurer: E. L. Scott Supervisor: Mr. Chang Sang


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Sportsman of the Year

The honour of “Sportsman of the Year” (1962 — 1963 goes to Horton Dolphin. Horton has distinguished himself as our captain of cricket and on several occasions he has been called to colony trials. This season in the 1963 Northcote Cup Competition he showed us what a fine batsman he is by scoring 463 runs in eleven innings. This was the highest aggregate and included two centuries — 186 vs. G.C.C. and 115 vs E.I.C.C. During the second half of the season up to Sept. 22nd he had scored 242 more runs including another century — 140 vs G.C.C. at Bourda. His bowling has improved recently and is divided into two styles — slow orthodox and ‘medium’. His best figures being 5 for 47 vs East Bank on Sep.t 7th — 8th not to mention his fielding which is exceptional. OE course it must be remembered that he had achieved his school colours in this game since 1961 — 62. The good wishes of the whole school go with him, we look forward to further success from this talented player. Runner up for the title of ‘Sportsman of the Year’ is Gordon K. Lewis a devoted and patriotic player of football. He has achieved his football colours in 1961 — 62 and has been our football captain for the year (1962 — 63). He will be pursuing his studies in the Faculty of Engineering and the school wishes him all success in the future. May he continue tor shine in the Footballing field wherever he goes. A special mention of Mr. Mike “the man on the bike” Davis who has represented the school in the Dias Cup for the last three years. SPORTS EDITOR. Dolphin ended the season with over 1,000 runs and scored another century — 162 not out against Cosmos. — Eds.


Atletics Report The standard of athletics this year has been fairly high but there was not the usual competition between the school and other schools or clubs. This was due mainly to the situation in the country and the short last term. After the run-off of the heats there was anticipation of keen com­ petition. This materialized in all the divisions with up-sets the order of the day. on sports day. Young McDavid emerged champion in the U13 division and, Nobbs House, as well with three fine victories. In a keen, tussle Griffith won the under 15 division from Storey and Warner. Paul wae not hard-pressed in any of his events from the U17 crowd but since 'JMewton had already chalked up three firsts (in field events) Paul had towin all his track events from the ‘lOO* to the ¥2 mile. A. E. Fox in a brilliant performance edged out the favourite Marshall in the 220 and won the Beautiful Demba cup for the school champion. Two records were broken in the finals — the U13 long jump record which seems to be broken every year and the mile by Chung. There was the usual colourful attendance and prizes were presented by the Minister of Edu­ cation, the Hon. C. V. Nunes. Marshall, C. O .: Our long-striding captain who does not possess the killer instinct necessary for modern competition. Specializes in the sprints but has the necessary stamina for a good quarter-miler. Fox, A. E .: Ran a well-judged quarter and gave of his best on sports day. A fleety athlete with a good stride with the right approach to the game, valuable relay runner. Thom , J. T. :

A d ed icated a th le te w h o train s hard and seriou sly.

A trier under any circumstances. Joseph, L. A. : Won the long jump and hop, step and jump in fine style. Has abundant spring and with a bit more speed could do well.


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Pollard, O. D. : Our high-jump champion with a beautiful action. Paul, A. A. : Powerful athlete with a deceptively easy stride. Boy with lots of potential, .could become the greatest middle-distance Queen’s has produced. Griffith: A powerful youngster, a natural athlete. Should adopt a more serious attitude to the game. Went, J. R. : A talented athlete who was kept out. Roberts, D. T. : One of the school’s best jumpers. His lack of specialization, however, cost him the new Demba cup. He should learn by now that weight-lifting is not all there is in athletics. A. E. Fox.

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Long Jump Under 13 Under 15 Under 1? Open Hop Step & Jump Under 15 Under 3.7 Open Cricket Ball Under 17 Open Shot Putt

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Hurdles 110 yds.

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High Jump

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Sprinst 100 yds. Under 13 Under 15 Under 17 f

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Campbell (C), McDavid (C), Richmond (A) 17 ft., 1/4 in. G riffith (F), Hastings (A), Brotherson (D) 16 ft., 9 3/4 in. Nooten (E), Morrison (C), Daly (F) 20 ft. Joseph (G), Fox (G), Pollards (L) 20 ft., 3 1/2 ins. Griffith (F), Brotherson (D), Akai (C) 35 ft., 11 ins. Nooten (C), Paul (E), Smith (D) 40 ft., 1 in. Joseph (G), Adams (G). Roberts (C) 39 ft., 11 ins. Cambridge (B), Naraine (A), Nooten (E) 84 yds., 2 ft., 6 ins. Bovell (G). Morrison (C), Ross (G) 93 yds., 2 ft., 8 ins. Cambridge (B); Nooten (E), Daly (F) 26 ft., 10 ins. Morrison (L), Roberts (L), Owen (C) 32 ft., 5 1/2 ins. Paul (E), Morrison (C), Smith (D) 17 sees. A rthur (D), Joseph (G), Applewaithe (F) 16.1 secs. Granger (G), Klass (D), DeFreitas (A) 4 ft., 41/2 ins. Granger (G), Griffith (F), Richards (K) 4 ft., 111/2 ins. Narine (K), Blakeney (K), Wade (K) 5 ft., 0 1/2 ins. Pollard (L), Rohlehr (D), Roberts (L) 5 ft., 6 ins. McDavid (L), Cumberbatch (G/>, Campbell (C) 12 secs. Griffith (F), Storey (C), Melley (A) 11.2 secs. Yong-Kong (D), Paul (E), Morrison (C) 11 secs. M arsh all (A ), F o x (G ), R ob erts (L )

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McDavid (L), Campbell (C), Cumberbatch (G), 27.8 secs.


QUEEN’S COLLEGE MAGAZINE Under 15 Under 17 Open Sprints 440 yds. Under 13 Under 15 Under 17 Open Middle Distance 880 yds. Under 15 Under 17 Open The Mile Relay Junior (54.2 secs.) Senior (48.6 secs.) Medley Relay Pole Vault Under 17 Hurdles Under 15 Sack Race Form 2 Late for School Tug-O-War Old Boys Race Prefects Race

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Griffith (F), Storey (C), Warren (L), 26.1 secs. z , Paul (E), Yong-Kong (B), Blakeney (K), 24.1 secs. Pox (G), Arthur (D), Marshall (A), 23.5 secs. . , McDavid (C), Bovell (A), Richmond (A), 66.5 secs. Storey (C), McDavid (B), Griffith (F), 6 1.2 secs. . i Paul (E), Morrison (C), Hemerdong (L) 56 secs. Fox (G), Marshal] (A), Roberts (L) 53.3 secs1. McDavid (B), Storey (C), Henderson (F),, 2 mins., 25 secs. Paul (E), Smith (D), Nooten (E), 2 mins., 11 secs. Thom (H), Thomson (A), Chung (C), 2 mins., 11 secs. Chung (C), McAllister (A), Thom (H), 4 mins 58,6 secs (Record) 4th place Simon Percival, Raleigh, Austin. Moulder, D’Urban, Wolley. Moulder, Precival, Nobbs. 1 min., 49.6 secs. Naraine (K), (Only Competitor) 9 ft., 91/2 ins., (Record). Kadan (K), Granger (G), Foo (C) 19.1 secs. Dow, Boxhill, Richmond, Young (F), Callendar (K), Benjamin (H), Nobbs, Weston, Pilgrim. Mr. Bacchus, Mr. Holder, Mr. Murray 23.5 secs. Holder, Warren, Marshall, 17.5 secs. GROUP CHAMPIONS

Under 13 Under 15 Under 17 Senior

McDavid (L) Griffith (F) Paul (E) Fox (G)

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REPORT

By G. R LEWIS After an unenterprising season in the 1962 Junior Competitions Q.C. entered Senior Fotoball where we secured five pointsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;two wins, against C.Y.O. and B.G.C.C. and a draw with Thomas United from our first three matches in the Hood League competition. No further matches were won after this splendid start so that we ended up fourth in our section In the Bias Cup Semi-final Q.C. were beaten by one goal to nil by Saint Stanislaus. The Second XI which was playing in 1963 Junior League have so far gained a win over Celtics and have lost to Albouystown Y.M.C.A. and to Tamaracks. It would seem from our performances that the interest in football in the school is still not what it should be, and I believe that all who play football in the school would do well to see more senior matches and develop the habit of criticising them constructively. We have also entered the Under 15 competition for all schools and colleges and our team which is being coached by Mr. Moore shows of doing very well. Owing to the situation in the colony during the last few months, the Dias semi-final was postponed from May and will now be played on the 7th August on the G F.C. ground. For a similar reason the House Football Competition was curtailed so as to enable the final, between Moulder and Weston, to be played before the end of term. A proposed tour to Trinidad was called off for the same reason though our entry into the Knock-out Cups should act as a comparable substitute. PEN PICTURES Lewis G. K. (Capt.): Centre half (stopper). A very reliable person as captain of our team. At stopper he is a safe and sound defender who kicks well with both feet but he seems to be rather timid when heading and should try to improve this. (D.A.C.) Charles J. (Vice-Capt.): Our speedy winger has switched to the right side this season, and in doing so has lost his left foot shot Chung D.: Once the fittest man in the side. He has now lost much of his stamina because of injury. He should aim to improve the accuracy of his kicking especially w ith his left foot. Dummett R.: Right back. This defender is somewhat handicapped because of his glasses. He possesses a powerful kick which could be used more often at goal kicks. Davis M.: Left half. A stalwart in defence who however loses patience too easily with the rest of the team in adverse situations. Yhap S. G.: Our left back is also handicapped by glasses though he has a good kick with either foot and a strong tackier.


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Craig M.: Our goal keeper has only recently gained his place in the side. He needs to develop his kick and anticipation and should remember that he is not only the last line in defence, but also the first man in attack. Holder K.: Was our goalkeeper at the start of the school year but lost his place through lack of interest. Hubbard, W.: Inside-right. Joined the team at the start of the season. He has good ball control but needs to develop both his stamina and his shooting Daly, R.R.: Inside-left. A good dribbler whose tactical ideas single him out as a leader of the attack. A good turn of speed and a more accurate shot would make him a much better forward. King N.: Left-winger who performed well at centre forward in our first two senior matches, but who has now lost his football awareness. Wharton: Centre-forward. A keen antagonist and a hard trier. His control and shoot are, however, not good enough for this position. Evans: Inside forward. Started on the right wing but showed a preference to inside right* Should aim to develop his speed and shooting. Joseph L.: Formerly inside-left. Lost his place through injury and non-attendance. He ought to watch more senior matches so as to get an idea of correct positional play. Miranda, M, I : Reserve left-side player with a good kick and fine spirit but enormously slow. Cumberbatch, J. M.: speed and shooting.

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Table-Tennis Notes, 1962-63 By. C. A. WARREN It gives me pleasure to review the past year’s activities. Heartening is the fact that interest was not only centered on the school competitions but also on external tournaments, unlike previous years. CHRISTMAS TERM This term saw the staging of the Handicap Tournament. Fifty-two entreis were attracted and handicaps ranged from (-10 to f9). Keen com­ petition and an improved standard of play prevailed throughout the tour­ nament. Hence it was difficult to predict a winner, even in the semi-final stages where the players were Ying (-10), Miranda (t4), Haynes (-8) and[ Leach (-8). As it happened, Leach defeated Ying in the finals after a tense and exciting match to emerge champion of this tournament for the second successive year. EASTER TERM Inter-House Competition 'The ten Houses were divided into two sections: (i) A B D F L (ii) C E G H K. The winner of each section (A and E) met in the final which was won by A by three sets to two. During this term a Junior team, from the school opposed the Albouystown Y.M.C.A. in a friendly match which we won, by three games to two. The Ralph Gomes Trophy, run by the Penultimate T. T. Club, attracted five entries from us%but success never came our way here. Undaunted, another school continkent entered the John Bull Handicap Tournament two months later. This time success encoun­ tered us and we won this trophy. Our boys also did well in the Venezuelan Cup for boys under 18, and though we did not win it. we were featured in the finals. SUMMER TERM Unfortunately, to the disappointment of many, the Junior and Senior Championships, and the Doubles tournament that were scheduled to be held this term, did not come off owing to the very late start of the term. Indeed it is with pride that Queen’s can look back on the past year, a year unprecedented in the school’s history of table-tennis. That there is a definite rise in the standard of play is undeniable. A greater number of boys took part in external competitions and in all but one. acquitted themselves creditably. Congratulations should be offered to the junior players who faced up admirably against tremendous odds. Noteworthy too is the fact that three Q.C. boys (C. Warren, I. Haynes, and D. Layne) were called to practise at the Colony Trials, an achievement which should be viewed by all as a landmark in Queen’s effort to produce top .players, since one must bear in mind the fact that selection for the trials was based on performances at recently concluded


C R IC K ET

S ta n d i n g ( L to R ) S ittin g ( L to R )

: Rohlehr, H. Syed, M. Niamatali, O.E. Denbow, Walcott, L O Griffith. : A.R Morrison, R. vi. Stephens, H.H Dolphin, R. Roopnarine, H. Ross,

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s D A Ying, W. Parris, C.A. Warren. I.K. Haynes.


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Sitting (L. to R.) : J.M, Thom, D.A« Chung, A.E. Fox, J.R. Went Standing (L to R) : Pollard, Adams, D.T. Roberts, Joseph.

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tournaments run by the B.G.T.T.A. Lest there be doubt, let me say that success, did pot come th ro u g h the fine reputation that Queen’s has built up through" the years ‘Nbr did it come merely through the knowledge of the game, but it came after hard and systematic practice which inevitably can produce nothing but note­ worthy results. I therefore appeal- to all players, especially the seniors, to practise very seriously. TABLE TENNIS CHARACTERS

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Vice Captain: Ying D. A.: A fine attacking player (when on form) whose patience and accuracy is remarkable. His variety of services has served him in good stead at all times. Lacks the necessary driving finish as was shown when Leach,came from behind (0 - 2) and defeated him in the Handicap finals. j Cham-A-Koon W. "FL: A brainy attacker who .’has been mysteriously inactive during the past year.

Leach M. I : A player who would do much better, especially in out­ side tournaments if he learns to develop an effective chop oh both wings instead of blocking. Generally, an attacker who possesses farceful strokes, but lacks essential tournament temperament. Haynes I. K.: A sound defensive player who has improved much quite recently. A fine executer of the chop, both backhand and forehand. However, he stilt stands too far away from the table when- preparing to receive. Was called to Trials. Bacchus F. R.: A good all-round player who *would prave to be far more dangerous if he were to adopt a more, orthodox grip His present grip prevents him from playing freely on the backhand, as: it, encourages him to return the ball higher than he would like to. j Lane D. E.: The Junior Captain. A good attacking dnd counter­ attacking player who. possesses a hard match-wihp|Sig- s^e^yice. This clever player can also^'mix his game whenever the. time ’w arrants' i|t. Should adopt a defihite plan to improve on his Weak paints When prac­ tising, instead of being content to shbw his superiority" over the junior players. Was also called to Trials this year. Warren D. H.: and’ Persaud N. S : Two junior players Who should not be daunted by failure* but should keep on trying *to improve their potential by hard and serious practice. Warren C. A.: .A player ;who has the capabilities of a good allrounder, but relies mainly on his defence, which, together with superb concentration and an invincible spirit has served him in good stead, and his reward of winning the John Bull Handicap Tournament has been well deserved. (D.A.Y.)


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VOLLEY BALL REPORT By A. M. Gajraj Captain Vice-Captain Secretary Comm. Members

J. O. Smith D, T. Roberts A. M. Gajraj C. W. London C. W. Hubbard

This has been a successful year for our volley-ball team. It started the school year off in a blaze of glory with considerable success in the Melville Shield, League championship. We won our first two matches with comparative ease. These were against the Fire Brigade and the Indian Education Trust College. Our third match against the Y.M.C.A. was postponed after the official referee failed to arrive. At this stage it was decided that the leading clubs in the two divisions should meet in the final. Our opponents were to be Aero Dwarfs. However, the competition was finally scrapped and thus our players who had prac­ tised really hard were very disappointed. The Easter Term saw no major competitions and very little activity on the volley-ball court. This was due mainly to the Inter-House Table Tennis championships and athletics. The Summer Term saw no volley-ball due to the General Strike. The team for next year is still very strong and it is hoped that they will do even better next year than they did this year. PEN PICTURES Smtih J . O.: Our captain and mainspring of the team. Without him the team appears to fall apart. A good spiker when in form, and a more than adequate defence. Roberts D. T.: (Vice-Capt.) He is undoubtedly the best spiker in the team, and he places the ball well. He has a sound defence. If he keeps it up he should go far in the game. London C. W.:

'This ‘‘pint-sized’’ player has a very good defence and

o n ly h is la ck o f h e ig h t p r e v e n ts h im from b ein g a good spiker.

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Haynes I. K.: This boy has natural ability but he hinders his own pro­ gress in the game by adopting a “know-it-all” attitude. He could be an excellent spiker but he appears ta be afraid, to hit the ball hard. Azeez E. B.: Another short player who has shown some progress this year. He also does not hit the ball hard enough when the oppor­ tunity presents itself. Famum G. O.: This boy has all-round talent but he needs to attend practice matches more often. Gordon K. M.: A keen youngster who has shown considerable progress this year. His defence is weak and needs much practice. Naraine K : A promising player who with practice can easily be one of the best spikers in the side. A fair defence. Gajraj A. M.: An energetic player who plays the game in the- right spirit. Possesses a good service, a flick and sound defence but is still afraid to use his height and power. A useful player. D. T. R. Results of the elections held on last day of the third term for year 1962-63. Captain ... Vice-Captain ... Secretary ... Comm. Members

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J. D. N. B.

O. Smith T. Roberts R. Jabour A. Drepaul & E. Azeez. Jabour, N. R. Secretary.

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Standard Points Shield Athletics Shield

Moulder House. (G) Fox, Woolley House (H) Thom. Cunningham House (K) Naraine. Nobbs House (L) McDavid. Pilgrim (E) Pilgrim (E)„ 136 1/2 Points. Austin (C), 132 Points. Butchey Cup (Cricket), Dolphin. Haly Cup (Cricket), Niamatali Moulder Cup (Crcket), Rohlehr


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H O CKEY As a result of bad weather and a lack of sufficient interest of boys in the middle school, the success of hockey in the school has not been, up to its past standards. This is because the places in the school team, left by previous members, had to be filled by young and inexperienced members. It was further reflected in the results of the unfinished Hiram Walker League in which the school has only gained three points. Because of situations in the country no other competitions have been started, and the younger hockey players have been unable to get some .much-needed practice. ......

Peri Pictures of 1962 — 1963 Hockey Team

SUE-A-QUAN, T.A.: A good goal-keeper. Has not been at his best in school matches but has shown his ability by his good performances as a member of the National Colt Team. ADAMS, C. B.: Right back. Has improved his performance in spite of the fact that he was unable to attend practices. Has been note­ worthy in his defence. SMITH, J. O.: Must develou co-ordination with the other back and im­ prove his clearing. He has the speed and long reach which are assets in good backing. CHUNG, D. A.: A player who is very energetic, but should play to position. His anticipation is good but he must learn to keep his stick ready to tackle. MORRISON, D. A.: A versatile player who tackles and passes well, but needs a little more power in his shots. LEE, R.: Has good stick work but lacks physical condition. Tends to keep the ball too long. HUBBARD, C.: Has the insight and ability of a good half, but tends to dribble too much. WARREN, L.\ Tends to wander out of position too often. Has the speed needed for winger but must develop better ball control and tackle. JOSEPH, K .: Has shown a keen interest in the game as a whole but is more promising as a goal-keeper. HO, C. V A keen player. „ Has done much in the construction of the attack. A great help both in the school team and in the National Colts.

RESERVES:

L e e L., B a ird L. C. an d F ra ser P'. D.

H a v e sh ow n th eir

keen interest by their support. HOLDER, C. B.: (Capt.) Keen eyes and lots of stamina have made him one of our ablest members. His “lone runs” down the wings are sometimes questionable. A hard working captain. T. A. S.


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C R IC K E T Pen Pictures of 1st X I Dolphin H. E.: An attacking opening batsman who has been most suc­ cessful this season. So far he has already scored two centuries and is leading in the aggregate for both Case and Northcote competitions. Being shouldered with the responsibility of captain has undoubtedly played an important part in the improvement of his batting since he seems to be concentrating much more than he did last season and as a result, has got many more runs. As a captain he tends to be on the defensive much ton often. A useful change bowler and a Stephen, R.M.: Has been extremely unlucky this season. Although his bowling, which was the source of many a batsman’s downfall, has lost some of its sting, he showed on many occasions that he could still keep batsmen guessing. His figures so far this season, lend no justice to his great efforts, His batting did provide some resistance to the bowlers but hardly over any appreciable length of time. His fielding has been always dependable. Morrison, A.R.: A very good off-spinner who has met with great suc­ cess so far this season. He spins the ball viciously and gets a lot of turn even on first day pitches. Should he vary his length and flight! some more he would certainly have a nicer bag of wickets. Has borne the brunt of the bowling and this is probably why his hard 1 hitting batting has suffered so much. A slow but very safe field. Murray, G. P.: The wicket keeper of the side who incidentally was se­ lected for the B.G. tour to Barbados earlier this year. His wicket keeping has been very good. A fault which ought to be corrected, however, is his running out to catch a ball over his head instead of! waiting and taking it bails high behind the stumps. His batting has improved tremendously and he has given able support to Dolphin. A good runner between the wickets. Ross. H. D.: A middle order batsman whose only outstanding perform­ ance was a particularly well made 72 against East Bank when the side was in a sticky spot. Since this, however, he has shown little knowledge of batsmanship. He always seems to be in two minds about what to do and invariably ends up doing the wrong one. A fairly good fieldsman. London, C.W.: A batsman endowed with great strokes all around the wicket but has been a miserable failure this season, his highest score being 32. It appears that he goes out to bat and is at a loss as to what to do. He is indeed a natural cricketer and this gift along with his exceptionally brilliant fielding have undoubtedly tipped the scales


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in his favour. Rohlehr, G.: Our opening bowler who has bowled most economically this season. He hasn’t been very successful with the wickets buti has kept down the rate of scoring quite a bit. Has good speed and gets the odd one to cut back nicely off a good length. He loves to bat and has done a good job of holding his end. A lethargic fields­ man. Griffith, O. L.: Has been selected because of his all round ability but has not had a chance to prove himself with the ball. At the start of the season his fielding was brilliant but as the games went on he looked a poor sight in the field. A good fighting batsman. Syed, H.\ H a s n ’ t a n entirely free style of batting but has a general idea of batsmanship. His forward defence is somewhat faulty but he maintains a good sound backward defence. Has put up a poor show with the bat. In fielding he tends to run around the ball instead of towards it. He has a poor throw. Niamatali, T.: Not an exceptionally gifted player. He doesn’t go look­ ing for runs but is content to stay there and let the runs come. In his opening match he scored 52 but owing to his lackadaisical atti­ tude towards the game he hardly gave himself the opportunity to repeat this commendable performance. A poor fieldsman. R. K. Roopnaraine, Secretary. 2nd XI (cont.)

Foo, P.T.: The other opening bowler who has captured the most wick­ ets for the side. Swings the ball very late into the batsman but! comes off too slowly. Should develop some more speed. A doubt­ ful fieldsman. Mr. Eyre: A,n opening batsman with a very sound defence. He has a good eye and plays very late. Excells in the cut and as captain has done a satisfactory job on the field. An unsafe fieldsman. Derihow, C.E.: An opening bat of the slow order. Has a good defence which, however, he tends to overuse. Should concentrate on getting to the pitch and driving the ball. A slow field. Walcotty C. L. V.: A fa irly a tta ck in g b atsm an w ho ten d s to spoon the ball. Good on the leg side with a fine on drive. A fair fieldsman. Ying9 D. A.:

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O N DIT .that during the strike Pirate had to resort to Bed Rose Tea and dryleaves for his pipe. He says it makes a perfect blend . ...that the balcony has a new janitor. One “Reds” from Pilgrim Housethat a certain Fifth Former on Seeing the signs “Qeep on the right,” said wisely, “Counter to the general drift. We’re all on the left. The reactionaries!” ...that a first former declared that Gibraltar is a rock in the Caribbean. ..that “Fmh” has applied for membership of the “Cosmos Sports Club.” ..that “Fadder’s” car was bought by a well-known city mortician — “Let the dead burry the dead.” ..that after the ‘A’ Levfevl results, Co Banks was seen begging lodg­ ing /at the Sanatan Dharm Maha Sabha. ...that Berkeley McG and Cadam are now life-members of the D.T.C. ..that a tall member of the Lower Sixth remarked the Breezy’s les­ sons arre more effective than sleeping tablets. ..that it is the duty of 5G’s monitor to post each day’s lo’clock screen guide o nthe form notice board before roll callthat Percy F ’s greatest ambition is to become Georgetown’s society osteopath. .htat the “Teen-age Chronicle” elected K.S.B. 1962’s “Teen Angel” Editors’ note: At the time of going to print there was a change in the attitude. that thle following dialogue took place: Cadam: “Man oo, the. wind of change is blowing.” Co: “Ves man, but more wind than change.” that our “Manchurian Candidate” claims that he has a most striking resemblance to Laurence Harvey. that Morro refused to board the plane at Atkinson when told it wuold neither stop at Hong Kong nor Tokyo.


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QUEEN’S COLLEGE MAGAZINE that the head of school ‘affairs’ (Manchie) will soon be awarded School Colours for “Sweetness”. N B, He is the 2nd Pilgrim house boy to be awarded school colours in this field, the 1st was citizen E. Pleb. I~ that Soppe told Joshva Obadian Beelzebub that he speaks in the same manner as he plays the piano at Assembly. Nobody ever hearrs him. ..that Charlie C — is our “Wahbin Governor.” ..that th esame Charlie is now filming “B G, by Night”. that P.F.W. is Q.C.’s permanent twelfth man (Percy go Fetch the W ater). that “Balance” was heard to tell a certain Sixth Former, “Boy is better you shut you mouth and be thought a fool rather than open you mouth and remove all doubts.” that Bup has been renamed under the Geneva convention. His new name ‘Bupanol.’ htat alcohol will Now be served at all house parties.

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(Continued from Page 88) bilities. He drives the ball well but is apt to take chances too early in his innings. He bowls a very dangerous leg break especially when pitched on the blind spot. Should try and maintain a good length. A good field. Farley: A sound middle order batsman who tends to overdo his de­ fence. Can hit the ball hard when he likes but this is not often, enough. A useful off spin bowler and a fair field. Innis, L. A, C.: His cricket will improve the very day he forgets that there are spectators on the ground. Plays some good shots all round the wicket and has the most runs in the side-in the Wight Cup com­ petition. A fairly good oft* spinner, who should concentrate on spin­ ning th e ball so m e m ore. A s lo w field . Wills, K.: A wicket keeper who has improved over the past few matches. As a batsman he hits the bali very well and has played a few good supporting knocks. Has the right attitude to the game. Cambridge, R.A .F.: A hard hitting batsman who has been fairly con­ sistent throughout the season. Should he put his head down and concentrate he would get many more runs. A lazy field. Wailoo, M.: A strokeful bat when on the go. Has had 2 good knocks so far this season but this is not good enough. Should learn never to underestimate his opponents. A medium pacer with a slightly dubious action, gets the odd one to come into the bat. A fair field. Broome, R . S. T.: An opening bowler with a smooth easy run to the wicket. Easily the fastest bowler in the school and with proper coaching should develop into a first rate pacer. Bats left handed and hits the ball hard. Should change his tactics as this has brought him very little success with the bat. A safe field. Roopnaraine, R. K.: AAalented all-round player whose outstanding per­ formances in this his 1st season at Q.C. ably filled the gap left by the departure of his brother. An off-spinner of high quality, whose mix­ ture of flight and spin, and the ability to bowl a very effective faster bail was mainly responsible for his big bag of wickets. Started the season seaming the new ball in addition to spinning. Can also., bowl the leg-break and the gpogly. A very sound batsman whose Batting suffered a bit on account of his having to. sh^re the brunt of the bowl­ ing. A brilliant field in any position with a good pick-up and throwin-over the stumps. Tends to betray his feelings on the field at times by his over sensitiveness. R. M. S.


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UNIVERSITY OF LONDON GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION 1963 (Advanced Level) Robinson, S. M. 4 Subjects Gaj raj, Surendranalh (1 distinction) Stull, K. L. Sue-a-Quan, T. A. McIntosh* A, (1 distinction) 3 Subjects 1 Subject Ali, S. S. Bankay, M. Chandisingh, R. Butchey, M. R. Dougla, E. B. (1 distinction) Choo-Kank, H. Farley, W. R. Cox, D. I. Farnum, G. O. Doobay, R. Gibbs, L. R. Farley, A, B. Hanoman, L. R. (2 distinctions) Gaj raj, A. M. Ho* C. V. (1 distinction) Hercules, A. St.C, Ho-Chung-Qui, D. F. (1 distinction) Hugh, C. C. Holder, C. B. Jshoof, A. Johnson, O. D. Kalli, A. A. Jordan, E. F. (1 distinction) Lee* F. R. Lewis, G. K. McDoom, S. M. Marshall, C. O. (1 distinction) Mohandee, M. O. Naraine, M. G. (1 distinction) Morrison, A. R. Nasir, Zeya-Ud D. M. Owen, N.C. Somwaru, M. Paul, R. O. Ying, D. A. Persaud, B. Piggott, J. A. 2 Subjects Pollard, O. D. Alexander, J. D. Davis* M. E. Ramkeerat, S. C. Griffith, O. L. Robinson, R. O. Hinds, R. P. Singh, C. P. Singh* L. Kanhai, D. V. (1 distinction) Sue-A-Quan, T. Nath, N. Persaud, V. Wailoo, M .P. Rai, M. A. Walcott, C. L. Warren, L .M. Rayman, S. A. Robertson, I. E. Wilson, L. A. OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE EXAMINATION BOARD GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION EXAMINATION 1963 (Ordinary Level) 13 Subjects . (3) Dow, J. D. 12 Subjects Drepaul* B. A. ... . (1> Scott, M.R.I. ... . (1) 11 Subjects Low-A-Chee, M.C.P............... Ng-A-Fook> R.A.C................ . Sue, J. Wills, J.O.B. Ramprasad, R. Bacchus* F. R. Beharry, E A. Choo-Kank, H. Denbow, C. E.

(3)' <4> (4) (5) (6) (1) (1) (1) (1)

Dyanand, 9. Gangaram, G...... Holder, M. L, . Latchana* M. C.

(i) (1) (1) (1)

10 Subjects Chang, I. L......... Changlee, S. N. Cheeks, R. E. Mohaboob* A. B. Warren, C. A. Jagdeo, D. .... Low, G. I. . Patterson* M. A. Sankies, M.A.I. Bourne, G .B ....... Griffith* W .I..... Harris, E .N ........

(3) (2> (5) (7) (5) (5) (7) (7> (8> (1) (1) (1)

9 Subjects Beharrysingh R. (4) Viapree, R.O. (4) Wong, C. H. .. (3) Fox, A.E. .... (3) Ting-A-Kee, R .S.A . .... (1) Low-a-Chee* R.M. .... (6) Robinson, J.L . (3) Singh, M. .... (4) Gelot, flE. G (7) Sankat, U .S .C . (6) Scott, E. L. (7) Seegobin* D.C. (7) Smith, J. A. ... (5) Thomas, R. A. P (1)


QUEEN’S COLLEGE MAGAZINE 6 Subjects Edwards, O. G. Sutton, G. A ....... Thompson, B.H. Persaud, W. H. Robinson, R. O. Young; B.QJX Bryan, F. A. M. Kanhai, D. U. Singh, J. G.........

(3) (3) (3) (4) (2) (5) (1) (1) (1)

Caesar, J. T. L. ( i) DeBarros, B. A. ( i) Wills, K. S.......... (2) 3 Subjects Lye, I. M............. Sharma, L. P. Stafford, D.H.O. Chan, H. A ......... Etwaroo, P. R. Harriprashad, Bl V. O............... Gangaran, G....... Rupnarain, J.M.

(1) (2) (2) (2) (2)

5 Subjects Roach, R. P ........ (2) Cromarty, N. R. (2) Went, J. R. .......(4) Armstrong, B. A. (4) Shivraj, R. *.... (1) Bryce, P. A ......... (1) Low, N. A .......... (1)

2 Subjects Haynes, I. K....... (1) Thom, J. T.......... (1) Ramjohn, R. A. (1)

4 Subjects Leach, M. I.... Holder, K M ....... Nehaul, J. J.... Young-Kong, N. I.

8 Subjects Khan, N ............... Mangal, C. R. Gunraj, N. T. Fraser, P .D ........ Hubbard, C. W.

(3) (3) (1) (3)

(1) (1) (1)

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Kissoon, R. O. .Morrison, D. A. Johnson, A. A. McAndrew, N.C. Chung, D .A . .... Misir, A. V.........

(4) (4) (6) (6) (1) (2)

7 Subjects Glasford, R» I, (1) (2) Joseph, K, A, (4) Ross, H. Iloo, D. S............. (5) Mercurius,. W.G.K............... (2) Niamatali, T. ...... (2) (4) Singh, J. Frank, S. A ........ (4) Khan, F. M......... (5) Rohaman, K....... (4) Seeram, H. B ....... (4) Jabour, N. R. (1) Roderigues-Nascimento, B. C. (1) Singh, T. B ......... (1) Yusuf, F............... (1) Cox, D. I. (1) (2) Maxwell, J. E.

NEW PASSES Form 5 M

Form 5 R (a)

Form 5 C

4 Subjects Nooten, G. A.

4 Subjects Douglas, H. A.

3 Subjects Rohlehr, G .V .A .

3 Subjects Adams, R. A. Khan, F. A. West, H.

3 Subjects London, C. W.

Form U 4 C 6 Subjects Akai, T. J. Glasheen, G. R. Kerry, F;M. R.

Form 5 R (b) 5 Subjects Jackman, N. E. R. 4 Subjects Gordon, R. M. Bunubry, B. S. Dat, N. Gafoor, M. H. Naraine, S.

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Form 5 G 5 Subjects Cumberbatch, J. M. 4 Subjects Chin, E. M. Conway, L. Craig, E. A. Dyer, K. D. Ramcharan, S.C.C, 3 Subjects Lalljie, W. B.

Subjects Amin, S. A. Lall, C .W .A .

2 Subjects Inniss, L. A* C.

1 Subject Crawford, L. I. Gumbs, G. I. Liverpool, F. E. Narayan, K. Roopnaraine, R. K.

1 Subject Arthur, R. B. Daly, R. A. Edwards, R. J. Miranda, I. W. Sawh, R.

4 Subjects Layne, D. E. Mahesh, K. 3 Subjects Cambridge, R. A. F. Denbow, C. H. A. Dublin, K. G.N. Joseph, E. A. S. Persaud, L. Persaud, P. Walcott, P. F.

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Young, A. Form U 4 G 1 Subject Fraser, I. C. Gobin, R. T. K. Granger, S. O. A. Kirton, C. D. Lawrence, C. Maxwell, C. W. Nobrega, B. N. Warren, D. H. Wilson, G. L. Woo, L .C .S . 2 Subjects Ryder, A. J. 1 Subject Arno, L. H. Brewster, C. H. Brown, W. H. Gajraj, B. I. Gaskin, G. D. Harris, F. C.

Paul, R. A. Richards, G. O. Yearwood, W.

Bacchus, R. Janniere, A. I. Narine, K. Persaud, J. W. Persaud, R.

Form U 4 M 5 Subjects Morgan, R. E.

1 Subject Bankay, N. Da Camara, G. A. Heyliger, M. C. Hinds, H. B, Lui-Hing, J. C. Rayman, M. S. Roopnauth, R. I.

4 Subjects Hack, M. U. Low, E. A. 3 Subjects David, C. A. Inasi, J. C. Mahadeo, R. S. S. Nazamudeen, N. A. Ng See-Quan, W.C. Nurse, S. E. Persaud, B. N. Persaud, N. S.

2 Subjects Azeez, E.B.

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Concerning U 6 Classical

Recently when Empty called on the upper Sixth for their files the following was the reactions of members of the form. (1) Scanty started singing: “I, I, who have nothing......” (2) A certain Cadet Officer started singing: “O God our help in ages past ...... ” (3) The Archbishop began blessing the files of the brethren for a reasonable fee.” Balance to the 5th removed (b) 3 years ago on the results of a recent math’s test. They came, they saw, they were overcome. Balance to Gibbs looking at Gibbs maths problem: “Some know that they know not others know not that they know not.” Iggy on maths: ‘.It’s a pity we have some subjects like Botany and Zoology, otherwise we would all be doing mathematics. Puck to Stewart: “In what type of orbit do they launch sattelites.” Stewart beaming: “Rectangular Sir.” The cop discussing Spice. “It s amazing that by the time they have attained that height they have outgrown all their sense.” According to a certain sixth former. “Uniform motion in a circle is circular motion uniformly.” Bertie to Gibbs observing a certain female walking down the corri­ dor. “Metachronal, definitely metachronal!” A certain sixth former to Empty: “Sir, I’m coming to that point.” Empty: Man you still haven’t arrived.” Spice has been crowned champion waffier of U6M (b). Description of Bertie: Wily oriental with a dark tan. Bup on alcohols. “They are really quite easy to understand.” Scanty: “Expert advice eh!” “Roger” is the only Guyanese to be educated in Jamaica and return with a Trinidadian accent. Bup to member of U6M (b) “Some of you only have heads to pre­ vent your spinal cords from coming through your shirt collars.” Bup to Form: “For 3 years in my youth I didn’t go to a dance.” Scanty: “Evidently you couldn’t dance.” M.T.: (While walking down the corridor with colleague pointing through the window to workmen below) “See man, that’s what I always tell you, the small one pushes the drill and the big one presses the1 button. (After walking into class) Are you fellows well acquainted with the characteristics of the members of the Gramimineae? Scanty. “Naturaally! (undertone: Spice, but wha wrong wid he eh?) M.T.: Well I think you could write something on it for me. on file paper of coarse. Scanty: Well that is a horse of a different colour. M.T.: Oh, no man, that horse is a ass.


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Queen's College Magazine 1962 ~ 1963  

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