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The W i n d s o r C a s t l e , w h i c h t h e i r r e v e r e n t s o m e t i m e s r e f e r by I t e i n i t i a l s , s t a n d s a t t h e c o r n e r o f P e e l S t r e e t and Campden l R o a d i n K e n s i n g t o n . P e e l s t . i s a t u r n i n g t o t h e l e f t h a l f way C h u r c h S t r e e t , and may he r e a c h e d f r o m C o l l e g e e i t h e r by 52 bus v i a t h e Goat and t h e P r i n c e o f W a l e s . The W i n d s o r i s a q u i e t pub; s o f t l i g h t i n g , d a r k oak p a n e l l i n g , p o l i s h e d c o p p e r c a n s and e x c e l l e n t s c e n e r y . T h e r e i s a l w a y s a c h e e r f u l f i r e i n w i n t e r , and b e i n g one o f t h e b e s t K e n s i n g t o n pubs i s f r e q u e n t e d m a i n l y by t h e R i g h t s o r t of p e o p l e - i c i on p a r l e a n g l a i s . I n t h e summer, d r i n k s a r e s e r v e d i n t h e w a l l e d g a r d e n b e h i n d t h e S h e r r y b a r , and t h i s makes i t t h e most p o p u l a r r e n d e z v o u s i n L o n d o n a t l u n c h t i m e on a f i n e S u n d a y , and t h e g r o u n d w o r k may be l a i d t h e r e f o r many an. e x c e l l e n t Sunday a f t e r n o o n . A w o r d o f w a r n i n g h e r e - one n e e d s t o be t h e r e by 12 o ' c l o c k t o be s u r e o f a s e a t i n t h e g a r d e n , and I t i s a l m o s t u s e l e s s t o e x p e c t l u n c h b e f o r e 2 o'clock. "• i Other e s s e n t i a l d a t a : - C h a r r i n g t o n ' s beer, v e r y w e l l k e p t , t h e I P A b e i n g l / 8 d and t h e b i t t e r and m i l d l / 4 d a p i n t . C l o s i n g t i m e s a r e 3 p.m. and 10.30 p.m., and on S u n d a y s t h e u s u a l 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. No b a r m a i d s , b u t t h e h e a d barman's name i s M a u r i c e s m a l l , d a r k and s l i g h t l y d e a f . No m e a l s a r e s e r v e d , b u t one c a n u s u a l l y g e t a r o l l o f one k i n d or a n o t h e r . F u l l marks f o r t h i s e x c e l l e n t h o s t e l r y . to Hil up or

HEARD IN COURT. I t was a t i n y c o u r t room.,used o n l y when t h e m a i n one was f u l l . The m a g i s t r a t e , p r o s e c u t o r and d e f e n c e , a c c u s e d and w i t n e s s e s , two r e p o r t e r s and one s p e c t a t o r f i l l e d i t t o c a p a c i t y . Mr. G u e s t , t h e m a g i s t r a t e , wore a b l a c k l o o k . " C a l l D.C.H.," s a i d t h e B e a k , ' - and t h e c a s e was on. T h i s m i s c r e a n t had t r i e d t o i n t e r f e r e w i t h the a p p r e h e n s i o n of a c o l l e a g u e . "He t o o k t h e l a w i n t o h i s own h a n d s . T w e n t y S h i l l i n g s f i n e and t w e n t y s h i l l i n g s c o s t s " . , s a i d t h e B e a k . T h i n g s l o o k e d b a d . The f a t e of t h e n e x t c u l p r i t was much t h e same. "You h a v e b e e n v e r y s i l l y and t h i s i s a most u n f o r t u n a t e a f f a i r " , was t h e comment. T h e r e a p p e a r e d t o be no c a s e a g a i n s t C l e g g and he was a s k e d t o l e a v e , t a k i n g a l l h i s money w i t h h i m . G e o r g e was n o t so f o r t u n a t e ; Mr. G u e s t j u s t d i d n ' t b e l i e v e h i m and f i n e d h i m £1 w i t h s i m i l a r c o s t s . C a r d e r was a c c u s e d of s t r i k i n g an o f f i c e r . He i n s i s t e d d e s p i t e c o u n s e l , t h a t i t ' h a d p r o b a b l y b e e n i n t e n t i o n a l and he h a d b e e n " u n d e r t h e i n f l u e n c e " a t t h e t i m e . T h i s p l e a s e d t h e Beak who s a i d , "But f o r t h e h o n e s t way I n w h i c h y o u gave y o u r e v i d e n c e , I s h o u l d undoubtedly have sent you t o p r i s o n . I s h a l l t h e r e f o r e f i n e y o u £1 f o r o b s t r u c t i o n and £1 f o r a s s a u l t w i t h £1 c o s t s " . I.C. s i g h e d w i t h r e l i e f . Thus w i t h t h e o t h e r f i n e s t h e Law was £11 richer . The m a g i s t r a t e r e f u s e d t o s a y he t h o u g h t t h e m a t t e r was n o t t o o s e r i o u s , s a y i n g " I w i l l h a v e no f u r t h e r h a n d i n t h i s a f f a i r " . We a l l l e f t . G u i l d s Boanerges devotees s u f f e r e d c o n s i d e r a b l e shock t h i s term on d i s c o v e r i n g t h a t t h e 4 t h y r . M i n e r s h a d a r i v a l o f u n q u e s t i o n a b l y g r e a t e r a n t i q u i t y . T h i s i s on v i e w o u t s i d e - t h e U n i o n - t h e p r o u d owners b i g g e s t p r o b l e m i s how t o g e t i t away a g a i n w i t h minimum l o s s of d i g n i t y or l i f e . S u g g e s t i o n s t o M e s s r s . H i l l , N o r r i s , H a y w a r d and B a r n e s .


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My d e a r F e l i x , I'm v e r y g l a d t o meet y o u ! As y o u r E d i t o r went t o some c h i v a l r o u s p a i n s t o make c l e a r I am s e r e n e l y i n c a p a b l e o f h a v i n g k i t t e n s ( e x c e p t p e r h a p s , b e t w e e n o u r s e l v e s , around, t h e t i m e o f my f l a m i n g p u b l i c a t i o n ) so "no one k a i n ' t p i n n u t h i n ' on me". Thus, my p l e a s u r e on y o u r b i r t h d a y was s t r i c t l y a v u n c u l a r , y e t I hope t o s t a n d y o u a p o t - o f m i l k - F e l i x on y o u r f u t u r e a n n i v e r s a r i e s , and many o f 'em. B e l i e v e me, y o u ' r e v e r y welcome t o t'.P\ o l d Man. So welcome i n d e e d t h a t I have thought i t prudent t o a r r a n g e w i t h y o u r E d i t o r t o g e t h o l d o f you through, h i m i f y o u r p u b l i c a g a i n m o n o p o l i s e s you completely. I t r u s t t o s e e y o u wax o l d a n d w i s e , grow i n t o a s t r o n g a n d v i r t u o u s b u t w i t h a l , a. m e r r y C a t . B e i n g y e t y o u n g y o u may h a v e some t r o u b l e w i t h b i t s o f D o g - L a t i n , b u t y o u r E d i t o r w i l l t r a n s l a t e f o r yon " N i l i l l i g i t i m u s carborundum" F e l i x ! B l e s s y o u r f u r and w h i s k e r s . Yours, "PHOENIX" P.S. Y o u m i g h t m e n t i o n t o y o u r E d i t o r t h a t m i n e i s f o n d o f b e e r .


... 9 • SPJ3RT . Owing t o e x t r e m e s h o r t a g e o f s p a c e i n t h i s i s s u e we r e g r e t , t h a t we s h a l l have t o d e f e r u n t i l our n e x t i s s u e t h e r e p o r t s on N e t b a l l Row i n s and t h e 6 a s i d e S o c c e r w h i c h we h a d h o p e d t o p r i n t t h i s time UNIVERSITY CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP. F i v e I . C . teams r a n i n t h e U n i v e r s i t y C r o s s - C o u n t r y C h a m p i o n s h i p s h e l d a t Roehampton l a s t t e r m . The c o n d i t i o n s f o r t h e c o u r s e were' f i n e b u t r a t h e r w i n d y . From a f i e l d o f 168, c o m p r i s i n g 28 t e a m s , W a t t s ( I . C . ) and Ede s e t a f i e r c e p a c e a t t h e o u t s e t • b u t s o o n r e l i n q u i s h e d t h e l e a d t o G r i g g s , B a r r e t t , S h o r t and W h i t l o c k ( I . C . ) G r i g g s m a i n t a i n e d h i s l e a d t o t h e end t h u s b e i n g t h e f i r s t man home f o r t h e f o u r t h y e a r i n s u c c e s s i o n ; h i s t i m e of 2 5 m . 2 4 s e c s . was a r e c o r d . W h i t l o c k ran. a v e r y f i n e r a c e f i n i s h i n g s e c o n d i n 25m.56secs t o s e t a new I.c'. r e c o r d . The n e x t e i g h t I.C. r u n n e r s t o f i n i s h were G i g g , W a t t s , S a d l e r , B a g l e y I.C. Simpson, H e s s l i n g , McKechnie and F a w c e t t b u t u n f o r t u n a t e l y (6o~ p o i n t s ) l o s t the- cup t o Q.M.C. (49) w i t h K i n g s t h i r d ( 7 0 ) . In the i n t e r - c o l l e g e Championship Mines were v i c t o r i o u s f o r t h e f i r s t t i m e i n many y e a r s . I t was a w e l l d e s e r v e d s u c c e s s and G u i l d s w e r e t h e r u n n e r s - u p . UNIVERSITY S I X - A - S I D E . On December 1 0 t h t h e m a t c h e s i n t h e L o n d o n s i x - a - s i d e S o c c e r c o n t e s t wer e p l a y e d a t M o t s p u r P a r k . The I.C.'A' s i d e r e a c h e d the f i n a l , o n l y to l o s e i n " e x t r a time t o U n i v e r s i t y College. SPORTS RESULTS. HOCKEY.

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