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DAI NICHOLAS DAVID EVANS U L A U ' PRESIDENT I.C. Elections now completed On Monday, T u e s d a y a n d T h u r s d a y o f l a s t week, the main Committees and t h e j o i n t Union C o u n c i l , e l e c t e d t h e i r o f f i c e r s f o r the coming y e a r . C o u n c i l e l e c t e d D a i N i c h o l a s . P r e s i d e n t o f I.C.U., and N.L. Samways S e c r e t a r y , a t p r e s e n t S e c r e t a r y o f t h e U n i o n a n d C h a i r m a n o f t h e A t h l e t i c C l u h s Committee respectively. ' W a l l y ' GOES was e l e c t e d C h a i r man o f t h e A.C.C., a n d i s s u c c e e d e d a s S e c r e t a r y b y B r i a n Robins. T h e new C h a i r m a n o f t h e S o c i a l C l u b s C o m m i t t e e i s R. M a c f i e , o f t h e G l i d i n g C l u b , a n d t h e S e c r e t a r y B. G i l c h r i s t . B r i a n P u r s l o w i s t h e new P r e s i d e n t o f t h e R.C.S. v i t h P. ( M i d l a n d a s V i c e - P r e s i d e n t a n d J . H a r d i n g Secretary. I n I.C.W.A.. a l s o , t h e p r e s e n t S e c r e t a r y , M a r j o r i e G r a t w i c k was e l e c t e d P r e s i d e n t f o r n e x t y e a r ; E i l e e n Delmage a n d B r y n n i e G r i f f i n w e r e r e t u r n e d u n opposed as S e c r e t a r y and E n t e r t a i n m e n t s S e c r e t a r y , respectively. Th e new o f f i c e r s o f I . C . W . S . C . , a l s o u n o p p o s e d , a r e Rae T u r n b u l l , P r e s i d e n t , B r y n n i e . - G r i f f i n " , V i c e - P r e s i d e n t a n d Hon. J u n i o r T r e a s u r e r a n d D o r e e n Goadway, . S e c r e t a r y . I n t h e U n i v e r s i t y A t h l e t i c U n i o n I.C. h a v e b e e n rewarded w i t h the E l e c t i o n o f D a v i d Evans P r e s i d e n t , and Derek C r o s s l e y S e c r e t a r y . A M i n e r a n d a G u i l d s man t h u s go t o j o i n t h e f l a g o f Dewk Coomber, who e a r l i e r i n t n e y e a r was e l e c t e d P r e s i d e n t o f t h e U n i v e r s i t y Union. The I.C. E n t e r t a i n m e n t s Committee C h a i r m a n f o r n e x t y e a r ' s Hop s e s s i o n w i l l be P a u l J e f f e r y . The C o u n c i l e l e c t e d Derek C r o s s l e y a l s o t h e U n i o n Publ i c i t y O f f i c e r ; he becomes a member o f the F E L I X board.

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I t i s also the o n l v s o c i e t y which has r u n something i n a i d o f t h e T.B. A p p e a l F u n d . B e a r i n g t h i s i n m i n d , i t seems r a t h e r u n f a i r - y e t somehow t y p i c a l o f t h i s U n i o n t h a t i t s h o u l d r e c e i v e a d m o n i t i o n s f r o m p e r s o n s who hive never s e t foot i n a concert h a l l i n t h e i r l i v e s , except t o r e c e i v e degrees. D.G. R a n d a l l P r e s i d e n t , I . C . Mus. S o c . S i r -The c r i t i c i s m e x p r e s s e d i n t h e G.C-C. R e p o r t t o t h e U n i o n A.G.M. was d i r e c t e d n o t a g a i n s t t h o s e members o f t h e s t a f f who h a v e done so much f o r t h e M u s i c a l S o c i e t y ( a n d whose w o r k i s much a p p r e c i a t e d ) n o r a g a i n s t t h e Mus. S o c ' s p r a i s e w o r t h y v e n t u r e i n staff-student co-operation. I t was d i r e c t e d a g a i n s t a s t u d e n t b o d y so a p a t h e t i c a s t o a l l o w o t h e r s t o r u n t h e i r a f f a i r s f o r them; a f f a i r s moreover f o r which there i s a p p a r e n t l y keen p u b l i c support. I t i s t o be h o p e d t h a t t h e s t a f f c o n c e r n e d may e v e n t u a l l y be a b l e t o h a n d t h e C h o i r a n d t h e O r c h e s t r a o v e r t o s t u d e n t o f f i c e r s and then t o c o n t i n u e t o c o - o p e r a t e i n an a d v i s o r y c a p a c i t y . I t i s o f c o u r s e one o f t h e f u n c t i o n s o f t h e S.C.C. t o g u i d e , and i f n e c e s s a r y a d m o n i s h i t s member S o c i e t i e s . A.V.S. de Reuck C h a i r m a n , I.C.U.S.C.C. 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IMP-ROVING I t i s w i t h g r e a t r e g r e t t h a t we l e a r n t h a t t h e A s s i s . E d i t o r , Mr. S t e p h e n W e a r n e ( l s t c l a s s , C i v i l s and P u n s ) may be u n a l l e t o r e t u r n t o C o l l e g e n e x t year. Mr. Wearne h a s a l w a y s b e e n a most e n t h u s i a s t i c member o f t h e B o a r d and s i n c e b e c o m i n g A s s i s t a n t F r i l t o r has b een l a r g e l y r e s p o n s i b l e f o r the s u c c e s s f u l r e g e n e r a t i o n of our f o r t n i g h t l y FELIX.

A bouquet t o Mr. P e t e r P e r k i n s , c a r t o o n i s t who has s u p p l i e d us w i t h a s t e a d y s t r e a m o f p e r t i n e n t d r a w i n g s and c a r i c a t u r e s t h r o u g h o u t the y e a r . In p a r t i c u l a r h i s P r o f i l e i l l a s t r a t i o n s have v i v i d l y r e v e a l e d the i d e n t i t y of our v i c t i m s . J.W.Midgley.

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Next y e a r we must e x p e c t some g a p s , i n a d d i t i o n to l i t e r a r y l a p s e s , i n t h e s u r v i v a l o f our members through examination s and g r a n t s committees. Anyone who has e v e r t h o u g h t o f j o i n i n g t h e s t a f f o f FELIX No n e x t y e a r s h o u l d g e t i n t o u c h With the E d i t o r . e x p e r i e n c e i s n e c e s s a r y , but a l i t t l e s p a r e t i m e and the need f o r an o p p o r t u n i t y t o l e a r n t o w r i t e are the b e s t q u a l i f i c a t i o n s . A r t i c l e s , l e t t e r s , reviews are e s p e c i a l l y welcome from c o n t r i b u t o r s who have n o t t h e t i m e f o r t h e r o u t i n e o f the B o a r d , and t h e E d i t o r would be p l e a s ed t o meet p r o s p e c t i v e c o r r e s p o n d e n t s on p a r t i c u l a r subjects. •

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D i r e c t o r s : - S i r B a r r e n G a r r y and Imp C h i e f A r c h i t e c t s : - Huge C a i s s o n and Imp. A l t h o u g h the U n i v e r s i t y G r a n t s and L o d g i n g s C o u n c i l has n o t y * t a c c e p t e d p l a n s f o r the F e s t e V a a l S i g h t , we a r e t a k i n g t h e o p p o r t u n i t y t o publ i s h an a r c h i t e c t s i m p r e s s i o n b e f o r e he i s thrown out. The g e n e r a l l a y o u t of the s i t e , the theme of which i s I.C. H o l i d a y s - a t - D o m e , can be se-n i n a v i e w from the FELIX O f f i c e ( P r e s s L o u n g e ) . On the l e f t a r e two sunken B o i - j i n g G r e e n s , which a r e the o n l y permanent c o n s t r u c t i o n s t o r e m a i n a f t e r t h e F e s t e ; t h e s e a r e d i v i d e d from the B e e r Garden and Swimming P o o l ( t h e B i g D i p p e r ) by a c e n t r a l pathway. T h i s spans a d i r e c t r o u t e from t h e Greens t o trie B e e r by a L o u i s Kiinz ( t h e f i f t e e n t h b r o t h e r o f C h a r l i e ) c o n c r e t e b r i d g e . At e a c h c o r n e r o f t h i s a r e f o u r s t a t u e s - o f the IC'.'A and t h r e e C o l l e g e P r e s i d ents. Between t h e G r e e n s and Zoo a r e a p a n e l o f t e n n i s b a l l s , commemmorative o f the game which became c r i c ket: on t o p o f t h e P a v i l i o n o f Botany a new s i t e has been caught a n d d e d i c a t e d r e v i v i n g t h i s a n c i e n t game. B e l o w the Zoo i s the P a v i l i o n o f T r a n s p o r t the B i c y c l e Shed. In t h e c e n t r e d i s p l a y i s t h e c l o c k - the l a r g e s t i n the w o r l d o f i t s s i z e , and above t h i s i s a M o n o l i t h Group of the P r e s i d e n t and S e c r e t a r y o f I.C.U. h o l d i n g t h e baby. On the r o o f o f t h e P a v i l i o n o f A n c i e n t H o s t e l r y i s a G u i l d s S k y l o n Rag f l y i n g from a G u i l d s S k y l o n . On the r i g h t , i n the b a c k g r o u n d . c a n . b e seen The R o y a l F e s t i v a l C o n s o r t Hall. Imp.

STUDENT INTRODUCTION SERVICE To e n a b l e some of the l a r g e number o f o v e r s e a s s t u d e n t s e x p e c t e d i n B r i t a i n t n i a summer t o make c o n t a c t w i t h B r i t i s h s t u d e n t s , I.S.S. w i l l o p e r a t e a "Student I n t r o d u c t i o n Service'; B r i t i s h s t u d e n t s who w i l l be i n o r n e a r London a t any t i m e between mid-June and the end of Septemb e r o r who w i l l be i n o r near E d i n b u r g h d u r i n g the E d i n b u r g h F e s t i v a l (August 19 - September 8) a r e a s k e d t o n o t i f y I.S.S.. The B r i t i s h s t u d e n t s a r e n o t e x p e c t e d t o o f f e r accommodation. D e t a i l s o f the i n f o r m a t i o n r e q u i r e d a r e g i v e n on the Union n o t i c e boards.

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 As f o r t h i s y e a r j u s t e n d i n g , I have e n j o y e d a l l t h e "work" and. t h e " p l a y " a s s o c i a t e d w i t h b e i n g P r e s i d e n t a n d I w o u l d l i k e t o e x p r e s s my p l e a s u r e at h a v i n g b e e n P r e s i d e n t o f I m p e r i a l C o l l e g e U n i o n i n t h i s most s u c c e s s f u l y e a r - s u c c e s s f u l on b o t h t h e a t h l e t i c and t h e s o c i a l s i d e s o f c o l l e g e l i f e . We, as a c o l l e g e , have s u p p o r t e d b o t h U.T..U. a n d U . L . A . U . e x t r e m e l y w e l l ever s i n c e o u r change o f a t t i t u d e t o w a r d s t h e s e b o d i e s some f o u r o r f i v e y e a r s ago, a n d , j u d g i n g f r o m t h e r e c e n t U.L.A.U. e l e c t i o n s , t h i s new a t t i t u d e i s a w o r t h - w h i l e one. D a v i d E v a n s i s t h e P r e s i d e n t - e l e c t o f U.L.A.U. and D e r e k C r o s s l e y h i s Hon. S e c r e t a r y - e l e c t . On b e h a l f of t h e U n i o n t h e y were c o n g r a t u l a t e d by C o u n c i l l a s t T h u r s d a y e v e n i n g a n d I s h o u l d l i k e t o add my p e r s o n a l c o n g r a t u l a t i o n s t o t h e m f o r so a d d i n g to the d i s t i n c t i o n of t h i s Union. May I w i s h them e v e r y s u c c e s s f o r U.L.A.U. i n 1951-52. I m p e r i a l C o l l e g e Union i s showing t h i s U n i v e r s i t y and o t h e r s t h a t i t i s a l e a d i n g and d e p e n d a b l e b o d y , and I hope t h a t t h e s e d e s i r a b l e q u a l i t i e s w i l l be f o s t e r e d h e r e f o r many y e a r s t o come. Good l u c k , I . C . ! D e r e k Y. Coomber.


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I t was w i t h t r e p i d a t i o n t h a t t h e t e a m was p i c k e d t o meet t h e much v a u n t e d C a m b r i d g e s i d e C a m b r i d g e who h a d e a s i l y b e a t e n O x f o r d , who i n t u r n had n a r r o w l y d e f e a t e d I.C. Our f e a r s w e r e e v e n more p r o n o u n c e d when two o f o u r h i g h e r g r a d e s , W o o l d r i d g e and A l d r e d , b o t h b l u e b e l t s , were u n a v o i d a b l y prevented from p a r t i c i p a t i n g . So i t was t h a t I.C. f a c e d C a m b r i d g e o n J u n e 6 t h u n d e r t h e e a g l e eye o f Mr. G . K o i z u m i , who had k i n d l y consented t o judge. The f i r s t c o n t e s t was b e t w e e n G r e g o r y o f I.C. G r e g o r y was f a c e d b y ;<nd Edmunds o f C a m b r i d g e . .<? much h e a v i e r man o f h i g h e r g r a d e , b u t n o t h i n g d n i t n t e d he r e s i s t e d t h e c r u d e e f f o r t s o f h i s oppo n e n t and t h e c o n t e s t e n d e d i n a draw. Dove n e x t f a c e d F l e t c h e r o f C a m b r i d g e . The b o u t was s h o r t - l i v e d , Dove b e a t i n g h i s o p p o n e n t e a s i l y w i t h two h i p t h r o w s . The b o u t b e t w e e n N a y s m i t h ( I . C . ) and H o b s o n (Cambridge*' p r o v e d i n t e r e s t i n g . B o t h were orange b e l t s , b u t H o b s o n was much t h e h e a v i e r man. s m i t h , h o w e v e r , m o v i n g s k i l f u l l y and w i t h o v e r f l o w i n g c o n f i d e n c e , e s p e c i a l l y on t h e g r o u n d , def e a t e d h i s opponent w i t h a neck l o c k . S i l b e ; (I.C.) a g a i n s t Tennant (Cambridge) showed how' s k i l l c a n h e l p t o n e u t r a l i s e s u p e r i o r w e i g h t and s t r e n g t h . T i m e and t i m e a g a i n he was d r a g g e d t o t h e f l o o r b y h i s o p p o n e n t , who s t r u g g l e d f i e r c e l y t o a p p l y arm l o c k s , b u t t o no a v a i l G i l b e y c a l m l y h e l d h i s own and t h e c o n t e s t e n d e d i n a draw. P a k e s ( I . C . ) and S m a l i c o m b e b o t h s t r u g g l e d m a n f u l l y but n e i t h e r c o u l d g a i n the advantage. Y o i i n r i s o u r b i g g e s t member and a n a t c h f o r most o f h i t : own g r a d e . He d e f e a t e d C a r e y o f Cambridge c o m f o r t a b l y i n the a l l o t t e d time w i t h a chang'• ng h i p t h r o w and an a n k l e t h r o w . P h i l l i p s (I.C.) i n h i s contest w i t h Turner was t h r o w n w i t h a w e l l e x e c u t e d K a t a - G u r u m a i n t h e f i r s t few s e c o n d s o f t h e b o u t . He r e p l i e d , however, w i t h a s k i l f u l l e g throw. B o t h men a t t a c k e d i n an e f f o r t t o g a i n c o n t e s t p o i n t and P h i l l i p s wis f i n a l l y b e a t e n by h i s h e a v i e r opponent . The I n s t b o u t was b e t w e e n E v e r a r d ( B l u e B e l t ) o f I.C. and J o h n s o n ( B l a c k B e l t ) o f C a m b r i d g e . E v e r a r d was q u i c k l y t h r o w n w i t h a h i p t h r o w b u t on r i s i n g t o h i s f e e t a t t a c k e d v i g o r o u s l y w i t h h i p t h r o w and d r a w i n g a n k l e t h r o w . On two o c c but a s i o n s he n e a r l y c a u g h t t h e C a m b r i d g e man, J o h n s o n ' s n u c h h i g h e r g r a d e and s u p e r i o r w e i g h t were t o o .-such f o r him and he was c o u n t e r e d as he cjme i n f o r a l e f t - h a n d e d O g o s h i . The r e s u l t o f t h e m a t c h was a w i n f o r I . C . , 3-2 w i t h 3 dx-aws, a n d on t h e r e s u l t s o f t h e c o n t e s t s , t h r o e men were u p g r a d e d , G r e g o r y t o Y e l l o w B e l t , Youn, t o B l u e B e l t , a n d E v e r a r d t o B r o w n Belt. W e l l d o n e , I.C. J . C I ! K.A.I

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C R I C K E T I.C. s u f f e r e d a s h a r p r e v e r s e a t S o u t h a m p t o n on S a t u r d a y . U n i v e r s i t y C o l l e g e , b a t t i n g f i r s t on a plumb w i c k e t , s c o r e d 264—2 d e c . i n t h r e e h o u r s , anil t h e n d i s m i s s e d us f o r 133The I.C. b o w l i n g was s t e a d y and n e v e r was c o l l a r e d , b u t I t l o o k e d noticeably i n penetration. A d r i z z l e before lunch hampered t h e b o w l e r s , and t h e few u p p i s h s h o t s w h i c h were made d i d n o t go t o h a n d . I.C. h a d 160 m i n u t e s i n w h i c h t o make t h e r u n s b u t i n s p i t e o f K i b b l e w h i t e ' s 25 i n 30 m i n u t e s t h e y n e v e r t h r e w Southampton b a c k on t o t h e d e f e n s i v e . H i t c h e n a n ! O l d l a n d made t w e n t i e s b u t g o t o u t t r y ing t o f o r c e the pace. I n the l a s t hour the wicket b e g a n t o t a k e s p i n , and Rambaut a n d Weale were b o t h v i c t i m s of b a l l s which behaved unexpectedly. Waterl a n d (27) fought a stubborn rearguard a c t i o n but when he was c a u g h t a t g u l l y , r e a c h i n g a t one w h i c h he c o u l d h-rve l e f t a l o n e , t h e end was i n e v i t a b l e . Printed by THE

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